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Product Description: A book about how Shakespeare became fascinated with the world, and how the world became fascinated with ShakespeareRanging ambitiously across four continents and four hundred years, Worlds Elsewhere is an eye-opening account of how Shakespeare went global...read more

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9780805097344 | Henry Holt & Co, April 5, 2016, cover price $35.00

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9781250117045 | Reprint edition (Griffin, January 3, 2017), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: A book about how Shakespeare became fascinated with the world, and how the world became fascinated with ShakespeareRanging ambitiously across four continents and four hundred years, Worlds Elsewhere is an eye-opening account of how Shakespeare went global.

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9781515905165 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, May 10, 2016), cover price $54.99
9781515955160 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, May 10, 2016), cover price $39.99

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Product Description: Theatrical playing, Hamlet famously averred, holds a mirror up to nature. But unlike the reflections in the mirror, the theater's images are composed of real objects, most notably bodies, that have an independent existence outside the world of reflection, and throughout Western theater history there have been occasions when the reality behind the illusion was placed on display...read more

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9780472119851 | Univ of Michigan Pr, May 28, 2016, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Theatrical playing, Hamlet famously averred, holds a mirror up to nature.

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Product Description: In the shadow of the Holocaust, Samuel Beckett captures humanity in ruins through his debased beings and a decomposing mode of writing that strives to 'fail better'. But what might it mean to be a 'creature' or 'creaturely' in Beckett's world? In the first full-length study of the concept of the creature in Beckett's prose and drama, this book traces the suspended lives and melancholic existences of Beckett's ignorant and impotent creatures to assess the extent to which political value marks the divide between human and inhuman...read more

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9781474234535 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, May 5, 2016, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: In the shadow of the Holocaust, Samuel Beckett captures humanity in ruins through his debased beings and a decomposing mode of writing that strives to 'fail better'.

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Product Description: What is the real-world history and science of human cloning, and does Orphan Black get it right? Can you “own” a person—even a cloned one? How can Sarah Manning be straight, Cosima gay, and Tony trans? Cult hit sci-fi show Orphan Black doesn’t just entertain—it also raises fascinating questions about human cloning, its ethics, and its impact on personal identity...read more

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9781942952343 | Benbella Books, March 29, 2016, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: What is the real-world history and science of human cloning, and does Orphan Black get it right?

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Product Description: Oedipus, king of Thebes, is one of the giant figures of ancient mythology. Through the centuries, his story has inspired works of epic poetry, lyric poetry, tragedy, opera, a gospel musical and more. The myth has been famously deployed in psychology by Sigmund Freud...read more

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9781474234795 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, December 17, 2015, cover price $86.00 | About this edition: Oedipus, king of Thebes, is one of the giant figures of ancient mythology.

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9781137463005, titled "Theatre & Feminism" | Palgrave Macmillan, November 17, 2015, cover price $11.00

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Product Description: Improvisation is a tool for many things: performance training, rehearsal practice, playwriting, therapeutic interaction and somatic discovery. This book opens up the significance of improvisation across cultures, histories and ways of performing our life, offering key insights into the what, the how and the why of performance...read more

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9781137348111 | 3 new edition (Palgrave Macmillan, November 10, 2015), cover price $88.40 | About this edition: Improvisation is a tool for many things: performance training, rehearsal practice, playwriting, therapeutic interaction and somatic discovery.

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9781137348104 | 3 edition (Palgrave Macmillan, November 10, 2015), cover price $32.00 | About this edition: Improvisation is a tool for many things: performance training, rehearsal practice, playwriting, therapeutic interaction and somatic discovery.

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Product Description: From 1855 until 1863, the Marsh Troupe of Juvenile Comedians, a professional acting company of approximately thirty children, entertained audiences with their nuanced performances of adult roles on stages around the globe. In Childhood and Nineteenth-Century American Theatre: The Work of the Marsh Troupe of Juvenile Actors, author Shauna Vey provides an insightful account not only of this unique antebellum stage troupe but also of contemporary theatre practices and the larger American culture, including shifts in the definition of childhood itself...read more

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9780809334384 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, October 8, 2015, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: From 1855 until 1863, the Marsh Troupe of Juvenile Comedians, a professional acting company of approximately thirty children, entertained audiences with their nuanced performances of adult roles on stages around the globe.

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Product Description: Editor Caridad Svich has gathered forty-one essays from admired theater professionals that comprise a volume of inspiring and innovative techniques for creating theater. Inside are words of wisdom and advice from experienced playwrights, directors, performers, teachers, dramaturgs, artistic directors and founders—each sharing the creative challenges and triumphs of developing original works for today's stages...read more
By Caridad Svich (editor)

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9781559365116 | Theatre Communications Group, July 14, 2015, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Editor Caridad Svich has gathered forty-one essays from admired theater professionals that comprise a volume of inspiring and innovative techniques for creating theater.
9780441635818, titled "Destination Mutiny" | Ace Books, September 1, 1991, cover price $3.95 | also contains Destination Mutiny | About this edition: Destination: Mutiny (Operation Starhawks, Book 5)181 pp.

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Product Description: Arthur Miller was one of the most important American playwrights and political and cultural figures of the twentieth century. Both Death of a Salesman and The Crucible stand out as his major works: the former is always in performance somewhere in the world and the latter is Miller's most produced play...read more

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9781137429797 | Palgrave Macmillan, August 31, 2015, cover price $76.00 | About this edition: Arthur Miller was one of the most important American playwrights and political and cultural figures of the twentieth century.

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9781137429780 | Palgrave Macmillan, August 31, 2015, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Arthur Miller was one of the most important American playwrights and political and cultural figures of the twentieth century.

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Product Description: True story of police corruption in an American city,.
By Mark Taylor-Batty (editor)

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9780380706266, titled "The Cops Are Robbers" | Reprint edition (Avon Books, December 1, 1988), cover price $3.95 | also contains The Cops Are Robbers | About this edition: True story of police corruption in an American city,.
9780380706235, titled "One Step at a Time: My Walk Across America" | Reprint edition (Avon Books, November 1, 1988), cover price $3.95 | also contains One Step at a Time: My Walk Across America | About this edition: 1988

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Product Description: Howard Barker and The Wrestling School have been seen as marginal to the major concerns of British theatre, problematic in their staging and challenging in the ideas they explore. Yet Barker's writing career spans six decades, he is the only living writer to have been accorded an entire season with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Wrestling School produces theatre of such a striking quality that it earned continuous Arts Council funding for nearly 20 years...read more
By James Reynolds (editor) and Andy W. Smith (editor)

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9781408184318 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, July 30, 2015, cover price $104.00 | About this edition: Howard Barker and The Wrestling School have been seen as marginal to the major concerns of British theatre, problematic in their staging and challenging in the ideas they explore.

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9781408184394 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, July 30, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Howard Barker and The Wrestling School have been seen as marginal to the major concerns of British theatre, problematic in their staging and challenging in the ideas they explore.

This book considers the hundred years of re-writes of Anton Chekhov’s work, presenting a wide geographical landscape of Chekhovian influences in drama. The volume examines the elusive quality of Chekhov’s dramatic universe as an intricate mechanism, an engine in which his enigmatic characters exist as the dramatic and psychological ciphers we have been de-coding for a century, and continue to do so. Examining the practice and the theory of dramatic adaptation both as intermedial transformation (from page to stage) and as intramedial mutation, from page to page, the book presents adaptation as the emerging genre of drama, theatre, and film. This trend marks the performative and social practices of the new millennium, highlighting our epoch’s need to engage with the history of dramatic forms and their evolution. The collection demonstrates that adaptation as the practice of transformation and as a re-thinking of habitual dramatic norms and genre definitions leads to the rejuvenation of existing dramatic and performative standards, pioneering the creation of new traditions and expectations. As the major mode of the storytelling imagination, adaptation can build upon and drive the audience’s horizons of expectations in theatre aesthetics. Hence, this volume investigates the original and transformative knowledge that the story of Chekhov’s drama in mutations offers to scholars of drama and performance, to students of modern literatures and cultures, and to theatre practitioners worldwide.  
By Yana Meerzon (editor)

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9780415509695 | Routledge, August 17, 2012, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: This book considers the hundred years of re-writes of Anton Chekhov’s work, presenting a wide geographical landscape of Chekhovian influences in drama.

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9781138937673 | Reprint edition (Routledge, July 16, 2015), cover price $44.95

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Product Description: From its very beginnings, theatre has been both an art and a public space, shared by actors and spectators. As a result, its entity and history is intimately tied to politics: a politics of inclusion and exclusion, of distributions and placements, of spatial appropriation and utopian concepts...read more
By Erika Fischer-Lichte (editor) and Benjamin Wihstutz (editor)

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9780415509688 | Routledge, October 19, 2012, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: From its very beginnings, theatre has been both an art and a public space, shared by actors and spectators.

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9781138937024 | Routledge, July 16, 2015, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: From its very beginnings, theatre has been both an art and a public space, shared by actors and spectators.

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Product Description: Deleuze and Beckett is a collection of essays on specific aspects of the Deleuze and Beckett interface. Some of the world's leading Beckett and Deleuze specialists apply different concepts of Deleuzian philosophy to a wide range of Beckett's oeuvre, including his novels, short stories, and stage, film and television work...read more

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9781137481139 | Palgrave Macmillan, July 8, 2015, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Deleuze and Beckett is a collection of essays on specific aspects of the Deleuze and Beckett interface.

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Product Description: Theatre has long been an art form of subterfuge and concealment. Working in the Wings: New Perspectives on Theatre History and Labor, edited by Elizabeth A. Osborne and Christine Woodworth, brings attention to what goes on behind the scenes, challenging, and revising our understanding of work, theatre, and history...read more

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9780809334209 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, April 27, 2015, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Theatre has long been an art form of subterfuge and concealment.

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Product Description: This is the first scholarly book to focus exclusively on theatre and learning disability as theatre, rather than advocacy or therapy. Hargrave provocatively realigns the - hitherto unvoiced - assumptions that underpin such practice and proposes that learning disabled artists have earned the right to full critical review...read more

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9781137504388 | Palgrave Macmillan, June 30, 2015, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: This is the first scholarly book to focus exclusively on theatre and learning disability as theatre, rather than advocacy or therapy.

Non-Fiction. Original price $I.95. By the psychic stewardess who lived it---the dramatic, personal story behind the true supernatural best-seller!

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9781137478801 | Palgrave Macmillan, May 19, 2015, cover price $90.00

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9780425040119, titled "My Search for the Ghost of Flight 401" | Berkley Pub Group, November 1, 1978, cover price $1.95 | also contains My Search for the Ghost of Flight 401 | About this edition: Non-Fiction.

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Product Description: This book draws upon cognitive and affect theory to examine applications of contemporary performance practices in educational, social and community contexts. The writing is situated in the spaces between making and performance, exploring the processes of creating work defined variously as collaborative, participatory and socially engaged...read more

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9780230241336 | Palgrave Macmillan, August 7, 2012, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: This book draws upon cognitive and affect theory to examine applications of contemporary performance practices in educational, social and community contexts.

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9781137525857 | Palgrave Macmillan, July 6, 2012, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: This book draws upon cognitive and affect theory to examine applications of contemporary performance practices in educational, social and community contexts.

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Product Description: This series of three volumes provides a groundbreaking study of the work of many of the most innovative and important British theatre companies from 1965 to the present. Each volume provides a survey of the political and cultural context, an extensive survey of the variety of theatre companies from the period, and detailed case studies of six of the major companies...read more

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9781408175491 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, April 23, 2015, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: This series of three volumes provides a groundbreaking study of the work of many of the most innovative and important British theatre companies from 1965 to the present.

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9781408175484 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, April 23, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This series of three volumes provides a groundbreaking study of the work of many of the most innovative and important British theatre companies from 1965 to the present.

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Product Description: Applied Theatre: Research is the first book to consolidate thinking about applied theatre as research through a thorough investigation of Atar as a research methodology. It will be an indispensable resource for teachers and researchers in the area...read more

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9781472507945, titled "Applied Theatre Research: Radical Departures" | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 23, 2015, cover price $104.00

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9781472509611 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 23, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Applied Theatre: Research is the first book to consolidate thinking about applied theatre as research through a thorough investigation of Atar as a research methodology.
9780340860441, titled "Teach Yourself Danish: Complete Course" | Teach Yourself, March 1, 2003, cover price $15.95 | also contains Teach Yourself Danish: Complete Course

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Product Description: Applied Theatre: Aesthetics re-examines how the idea of 'the aesthetic' is relevant to performance in social settings. The disinterestedness that traditional aesthetics claims as a key characteristic of art makes little sense when making performances with ordinary people, rooted in their lives and communities, and with personal and social change as its aim...read more

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9781472513878 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 23, 2015, cover price $104.00 | About this edition: Applied Theatre: Aesthetics re-examines how the idea of 'the aesthetic' is relevant to performance in social settings.

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9781472513557 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 23, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Applied Theatre: Aesthetics re-examines how the idea of 'the aesthetic' is relevant to performance in social settings.

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Product Description: This book is a historical and theoretical exploration of the presence of animals and animality - literal or symbolic - in theatre and performance practices from the eighteenth century to today.
By Lourdes Orozco (editor)

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9781137373120 | Palgrave Macmillan, April 14, 2015, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: This book is a historical and theoretical exploration of the presence of animals and animality - literal or symbolic - in theatre and performance practices from the eighteenth century to today.

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Product Description: At once both guide book and provocation, this is an indispensable companion for students and practitioners of applied theatre. It addresses all key aspects: principles, origins, politics and aesthetics in a concise and accessible style designed to appeal both to those who have recently discovered this sub-discipline and to experienced practitioners and academics...read more

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9781472511959, titled "Applied Theatre Development: Development" | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 23, 2015, cover price $104.00 | About this edition: At once both guide book and provocation, this is an indispensable companion for students and practitioners of applied theatre.

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9781472509864, titled "Applied Theatre: Development: Development" | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 23, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: At once both guide book and provocation, this is an indispensable companion for students and practitioners of applied theatre.

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Product Description: The first ever full-length study of the Royal Court Theatre's International Department, covering the theatre's unique programming of international plays and seasons, its London-based residences for writers from overseas, and the legacies of workshops conducted in more than 30 countries...read more

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9780230319486 | Palgrave Macmillan, January 5, 2015, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: The first ever full-length study of the Royal Court Theatre's International Department, covering the theatre's unique programming of international plays and seasons, its London-based residences for writers from overseas, and the legacies of workshops conducted in more than 30 countries.

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9781137461827 | Palgrave Macmillan, January 5, 2015, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: The first ever full-length study of the Royal Court Theatre's International Department, covering the theatre's unique programming of international plays and seasons, its London-based residences for writers from overseas, and the legacies of workshops conducted in more than 30 countries.

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