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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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Theater of the Bauhaus Bauhausbucher 4
ISBN: HB: 9783037786284, Lars Muller Publishers, October 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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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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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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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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Rusalka A Lyrical Fairy-tale in Three Acts
ISBN: PB: 9788024643816, University of Chicago Press, Karolinum Press, April 2020
100 pp., 19x12.7 cm, 20 halftones
Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic! Famous as the libretto for Antonin Dvorak's opera of the same name, Jaroslav Kvapil's poem "Rusalka" is an intriguing work of literature on its own. Directly inspired by Hans Christian And...
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£10,00
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Dancing Odissi Paratopic Performances of Gender and State
ISBN: PB: 9780857425539, Seagull Books, March 2020
256 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 50 halftones, 22 facsimiles
Odissi holds iconic status as one of the eight classical dance forms recognized and promoted by the Indian government. This book traces the dance's transformation from its historical role as a regional artistic practice to its modern incarnation as t...
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£26,50
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Ron Vawter's Life in Performance
ISBN: PB: 9780857425522, Seagull Books, March 2020
224 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 13 halftones
From 1974 to 1994, Ron Vawter was a staple of New York's downtown theater scene, first with the Performance Group and later as a founding member of the Wooster Group. "Ron Vawter's Life in Performance" is the first book focused on this incomparable a...
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