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Ibsen's Kingdom The Man and His Works
ISBN: HB: 9780300228663, Yale University Press, March 2021
688 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 32 black&white illus.
Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen achieved unparalleled success in his lifetime and remains one of the most important figures in modern drama. The culmination of a lifetime of scholarship, Evert Sprinchorn's biography constructs Ibsen's life through...
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£35,00
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Drumming Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas
ISBN: PB: 9780300253986, Yale University Press, Mercatorfonds, January 2021
128 pp., 33x24.1 cm, 80 illus.
"Drumming" is a widely admired dance piece choreographed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (b. 1960), set to music by the minimalist composer Steve Reich and featuring costumes by Dries Van Noten, that has been performed continuously around the world sin...
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£25,00
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Understanding Theatre
ISBN: PB: 9780857426130, Seagull Books, January 2021
440 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
Over the past three decades, theater studies has undergone a radical worldwide development and renewal. This happened through two different yet complementary paths: the first (North American in origin) led to the birth of the discipline of performanc...
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£30,00
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Theater of the Bauhaus Bauhausbucher 4
ISBN: HB: 9783037786284, Lars Muller Publishers, November 2020
90 pp., 23x18 cm, illus.
Spatial dance, gestural dance, rod dance, "Triadic Ballet: Oskar Schlemmer" developed his costumed, masked dancer into an "art figure" synthesizing dance, masquerade, and music. The fourth volume of the Bauhausbucher presents the main characteristics...
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£30,00
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How to Defend Yourself
ISBN: PB: 9780300251593, Yale University Press, October 2020
160 pp., 22.9x14 cm
Seven college students gather for a DIY self-defense workshop after a sorority sister is raped. They practice using their bodies as weapons. They wrestle with their desires. They learn the limits of self-defense. This new play by writer, director,...
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£18,99
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On the Royal Road The Burgher King
ISBN: HB: 9780857427786, Seagull Books, August 2020
178 pp., 21.6x12.7 cm
Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek is known as a writer who works in response to contemporary crises and cultural phenomena. Perhaps none of her works display that quality as clearly as "On the Royal Road". Three weeks after Donald Trump's election,...
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£16,99
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William Kentridge The Head & The Load
ISBN: HB: 9783791387185, Prestel Publishing, July 2020
348 pp., 31x23 cm, 240 colour illus.
For over thirty years, William Kentridge has been combining fine arts, performance, theatre, and opera to create dreamlike, political, and humanist works. His installation, films, and drawings often deal with the political situation in South Africa,...
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£49,99
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Stories under Occupation and Other Plays from Palestine
ISBN: PB: 9780857427472, Seagull Books, June 2020
288 pp., 19x15.2 cm, 14 halftones
Palestinian theater today is drawing increasing interest throughout the Arab world and beyond, as theaters and universities in the English-speaking world are becoming familiar with companies like the Freedom Theatre, Al-Kasaba Theatre, Ashtar, Al-Row...
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£35,00
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Houdini The Elusive American
ISBN: HB: 9780300230796, Yale University Press, May 2020
232 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 27 black&white illus.
In 1916, the war in Europe having prevented a tour abroad, Harry Houdini wrote a film treatment for a rollicking motion picture. Though the movie was never made, its title, "The Marvelous Adventures of Houdini: The Justly Celebrated Elusive American"...
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£16,99
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Kaddish Pages on Tadeusz Kantor
ISBN: PB: 9780857427489, Seagull Books, May 2020
64 pp., 17.7x10.7 cm, 16 halftones
Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990) was renowned for his revolutionary theater performances in both his native Poland and abroad. Despite nominally being a Catholic, Kantor had a unique relationship with Jewish culture and incorporated many elements of Jewish...
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£13,99
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