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Books on Performing Arts > Theater > History & Criticism

  • 1.  

    Theatre Of The Absurd (Plays and Playwrights)

     By M Esslin [Paperback]
    Rs. 499 399 (20% OFF)    Buy This Item!
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-10 days Esslin shows how Samuel Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, Pinter and others have confronted a world in which there is no communication, where man - cut off from his traditional religious and metaphysical roots - flounders about in a purposeless void, shorn of all certainties. Esslin shows how Samuel Beckett, Ionesco, Genet,...   more
  • 2.  

    The Age of Shakespeare

     By Frank Kermode [Paperback 2005]
    Rs. 882 670 (24% OFF)    Buy This Item!
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-7 days Shakespeare made his unique contribution to British and world culture in the midst of Elizabeth's great reign. Here, the circumstances of each play's composition are acutely described, and set within a masterful portrait of Shakespeare's England - its early capitalism, its court, its bursting population, and its epidemics, as well...   more
  • 3.  

    The Empty Space: A Book about the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate

     By Peter Brook [Paperback 1995]
    Rs. 945 718 (24% OFF)    Buy This Item!
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-7 days First published in 1968, "The Empty Space" is a timeless analysis of theatre, from perhaps the most influential director of the twentieth century. In "The Empty Space," groundbreaking director Peter Brook draws on a life in love with the stage to explore the issues facing any theatrical performance. Here he...   more
    Other Editions: Unknown Paperback 2008
  • 4.  

    Auto/Biography and Identity: Women, Theatre and Performance

     By Maggie B Gale , Viv Gardner [Paperback 2009]
    Rs. 1,729    Buy This Item!
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-7 days This groundbreaking book shows how female performers have used autobiography and performance as both a means of expression and control of their private and public selves, the "face and the mask." It looks at how actors, managers, writers and live artists have done this on the page and on the...   more
    Other Editions: Hardcover 2005
  • 5.  

    The Politics of Jean Genets Late T

     By Carl Lavery [Hardcover 2010]
    3 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 5,942   Buy This Item!
    Available. This book is the first publication to situate the politics of Genet's theatre within the social, spatial and political contexts of France in the 1950s and 1960s. The book's innovative approach departs significantly from existing scholarship on Genet. Where scholars have tended to bracket Genet as either an absurdist, ritualistic...   more
  • 6.  

    The English Stage: A History of Drama and Performance

     By J L Styan , John L Styan , Styan John L [Paperback 1996]
    Rs. 3,096 2,229 (28% OFF)    Buy This Item!
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 2-3 days The English Stage: A History of Drama and Performance tells the story of the drama through its many changes in style and convention from medieval times to the present day. With a wide sweep of coverage, John Styan analyses the key features of staging, including early street theatre and public...   more
  • 7.  

    Theaters

     By Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates [Paperback]
    11 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 718   Buy This Item!
    Available. Brimming with information on the design of effective performance spaces, this solid resource offers a wealth of ideas to inspire professional and student architects, designers, teachers, and performing arts producers. Full colour details of the wide range of designs for film theatre music opera and dance venues. Also contains essays...   more
    Other Editions: Hardcover 2008
  • 8.  

    Grounds For Play: The Nautanki Theatre Of North India

     By Kathryn Hansen [1993]
    Rs. 600 450 (25% OFF)    Buy This Item!
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 2-3 days Nautanki theatre in North India continues to feed a sense of collective identity. Yet Nautanki's role as a vital medium of com-munication has not been fully analysed till now. The author seeks to fill this gap and weaves her discussion into a well-defined historical fabric, drawing on both documents and...   more
    Other Editions: Hardcover 1991
  • 9.  

    A History of the Theater

     By Glynne Wickham [Paperback 1994, 2nd Edition]
    Rs. 1,917 1,419 (26% OFF)    Buy This Item!
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 2-3 days In this masterly survey, Glynne Wickham outlines the development of drama throughout the world over the last 3,000 years, from its origins in primitive dance rituals to the 1990s--an ideal introduction to the subject for all lovers of the theatre....   more
  • 10.  

    The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama

     By Keir Elam [Paperback 2002, 2nd Edition]
    Rs. 275 228 (17% OFF)    Buy This Item!
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 2-3 days Keir Elam traces the history of semiotic approaches to performance from 1930s Prague onwards, showing how semiotics can provide a radical shift in our understanding of theatrical performance. This edition includes a new post-script by the author, examining progress in theatre semiotics since first publication, and a fully updated bibliography....   more
  • 11.  

    The World of Theatre: Edition 2000

     By Ian Herbert , Nicole Le Clercq [Hardcover 2000]
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    Available. The World of Theatre is an on-the-spot account of current theatre activity across six continents. The year 2000 edition covers the three seasons from 1996-97 to 1998-99, in over sixty countries - more than ever before. The content of the book is as varied as the theatre scene it describes,...   more
  • 12.  

    Amateur Operatics: A Social and Cultural History

     By John Lowerson [Hardbound 2005]
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  • 13.  

    King Lear (Shakespeare in Performance)

     By Alexander Leggatt [Paperback 1991]
    4 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 2,137   Buy This Item!
    Available. Through a study of eight 20th-century stage and screen productions of "King Lear", this book examines the way in which performance and interpretation are bound together. It aims to show how different performances have illuminated the radical contradictions within the text itself. This updated and expanded analysis of "King Lear"...   more
  • 14.  

    Staging the UK

     By Jen Harvie [Paperback 2005]
    3 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 4,080   Buy This Item!
    Available. "Staging the UK" examines some of the most important performance in Britain from the mid-1980s into the new millennium. In a timely new critical approach, it considers contemporary British theatre in relation to national and supranational identities, critical concepts like globalization and diaspora, and contemporary contexts such as the election...   more
    Other Editions: Hardcover
  • 15.  

    John Barrymore, Shakespearean Actor

     By Michael A Morrison , Don B Wilmeth [Paperback 1999]
    Rs. 3,310 2,383 (28% OFF)    Buy This Item!
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 2-3 days John Barrymore's Richard III and Hamlet, first seen in New York during the 1919-20 and 1922-23 seasons, stand as high-water marks of twentieth-century Shakespearean interpretation. Michael Morrison reconstructs these historic performances through analysis of the production preparation, audience response, reviews, and memoirs. Tracing the Victorian and Edwardian antecedents of Shakespearean...   more
    Other Editions: Hardcover 1997
  • 16.  

    Shakespearean Tragedy: Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth

     By A C Bradley , John Bayley [Paperback 1991]
    Rs. 699 524 (25% OFF)    Buy This Item!
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 2-3 days 'A.C. Bradley put Shakespeare on the map for generations of readers and students for whom the plays might not otherwise have become "real" at all' writes John Bayley in his foreword to this edition of Shakespearean Tragedy: Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth. Approaching the tragedies as drama,...   more
  • 17.  

    The Rough Guide to Shakespeare 2

     By Andrew Dickson , Joe Staines [Paperback 2009]
    5 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 14,907   Buy This Item!
    Available. The Rough Guide to Shakespeare is the ultimate guide to the life and work of the world's greatest playwright; William Shakespeare. With full coverage of the 38 Shakespearian plays, including a synopsis, full character list, stage history and a critical essay for each, this comprehensive guide is both a quick...   more
  • 18.  

    Buzz Buzz! : Playwrights, Actors and Directors at the National Theatre

     By Jonathan Croall [Paperback 2008]
    12 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 768   Buy This Item!
    Available. Containing over a hundred interviews conducted over the last fifteen years with leading directors, actors and writers at the National Theatre, "Buzz Buzz " is a fantastic compendium that offers unrivalled insight into the work and practice of the best theatre talent. In these illuminating interviews playwrights such as Michael...   more
  • 19.  

    Frontline Drama 5: The Bush Theatre Book

     By Mike Bradwell , Hilary Fanin , Helen Blakeman [Paperback 1997]
    Rs. 1,635 1,242 (24% OFF)    Buy This Item!
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-7 days "The West End may be starved of new work, but real drama flourishes at the Bush."-Michael Billington "I tell my writers that their plays will be better produced at the Bush than any theatre in Britain."-Peggy Ramsay This special volume of frontline drama, edited by Mike Bradwell, celebrates the twenty-fifth...   more
  • 20.  

    National Service: Diary of a Decade at the National Theatre

     By Richard Eyre [Paperback 2004]
    8 new & used from sellers starting at Rs. 1,375   Buy This Item!
    Available. During the ten years from 1987 to 1997 that he was Director of the Royal National Theatre, Richard Eyre kept a diary-- a record that disarmingly captured a life at the heart of British cultural and political affairs. The powerful and the famous inevitably strut and fret upon its pages,...   more
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