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Books on Performing Arts > Theater > History & Criticism

  • 1.  

    Theatre Of The Absurd (Plays and Playwrights)

     By M Esslin [Paperback]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 2-3 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]
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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]
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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. 1,765    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]
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    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.  

    A History of the Theater

     By Glynne Wickham [Paperback 1994, 2nd Edition]
    Rs. 1,922 1,423 (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
  • 7.  

    It Happened on Broadway: An Oral History of the Great White Way

     By Myrna Katz Frommer , Harvey Frommer [Paperback 2004]
    Rs. 1,733 1,421 (18% OFF)    Buy This Item!
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 3-5 days From the living memories of the people who created the magic of Broadway theater, "It Happened on Broadway illustrates the history of Broadway, its triumphs and failures, its constant variety, and enduring glories. First paperback edition 1998 hardcover, Harcourt Brace & Co....   more
  • 8.  

    Drama/Theatre/Performance

     By Simon Shepherd , Mick Wallis [Paperback 2004]
    Rs. 450 356 (21% OFF)    Buy This Item!
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 2-3 days What should we call the study of the performing arts? 'Drama', 'theatre' and 'performance' each identify with a different tradition of thought and offer different possibilities to the student or practitioner. This book examines the history and use of the terms 'Drama', 'theatre' and performance' and investigates the different philosophies,...   more
    Other Editions: Hardcover 2004
  • 9.  

    Performance in Place of War

     By James Thompson , Jenny Hughes , Michael Balfour [Hardcover 2009]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 2-3 days From the Greeks and Shakespeare to the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, war has always been a major theme for theatre and performance makers. However, the most extraordinary performance projects in recent years have not only been about war but have also come from conflict zones themselves. "Performance in Place of...   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 2009
  • 10.  

    Other Spanish Theatres: Erasure and Inscription on the Twentieth- Century Spanish Stage

     By Maria M Delgado [Paperback 2003]
    Rs. 1,927 1,580 (18% OFF)    Buy This Item!
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 3-5 days 'Other' Spanish Theatres challenges established opinions on modern Iberian theatre through a consideration of the roles of contrasting figures and companies who have impacted upon both the practice and the perception of Spanish and European stages. In this broad and detailed study, Delgado selects six subjects which map out alternative...   more
    Other Editions: Hardcover 2003
  • 11.  

    The English Stage: A History of Drama and Performance

     By J L Styan , John L Styan , Styan John L [Paperback 1996]
    Rs. 2,891 2,081 (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
  • 12.  

    John Barrymore, Shakespearean Actor

     By Michael A Morrison , Don B Wilmeth [Paperback 1999]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 5-7 days Tracing the Victorian and Edwardian antecedents of Shakespearean performance, this 1997 book situates Barrymore's distinctive contribution in light of past and ensuing tradition....   more
  • 13.  

    Theaters

     By Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates [Paperback]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 2-3 days 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
  • 14.  

    Actors Pilgrims Kings And GodsThe Ramlila Of Ramnagar

     By Anuradha Kapur [Paperback 2004]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 2-3 days The Ramlila at Ramnagar, Varanasi is a unique theatrical and religious event, an annual, month-long enactment of the Ramayana story. The performance covers a whole town and involves an entire community. Men, women and children follow the course of the processional performance, accompanying Rama from his exile to his triumphant...   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 2006 Hardcover 2006
  • 15.  

    The Colonial Staged: Theatre in Colonial Calcutta

     By Sudipto Chatterjee [Paperback 2008]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 2-3 days From the late eighteenth century, Calcutta, first city of the British Empire, has been a hub of intersecting ideas and movements of change. Nowhere did the restless currents of history play themselves out more graphically than in the composite art of theatre and performance. This pioneering study of the history...   more
    Other Editions: Hardcover 2008
  • 16.  

    Silence of God: And Other Plays by Catherine Filloux

     By Catherine Filloux [Paperback 2009]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 2-3 days Filloux's plays explore social justice from a global perspective, with a focus on Western liberalism. Themes of "honor killing," the Khmer Rouge genocide, human responsibility in the face of lawlessness, and women's rights are treated with a lyricism that is at once anguished, brutal and poetic. In her plays, Filloux...   more
    Other Editions: Hardcover 2009
  • 17.  

    Singing Emptiness: Kumar Gandharva Performs the Poetry of Kabir

     By Linda Hess , U R Ananthamurthy , Ashok Vajpeyi [Paperback 2008]
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    In Stock. Ships Free to India in 2-3 days Poetry of Kabir translated and as sung by Kumara Gandharva. Poetry of Kabir translated and as sung by Kumara Gandharva....   more
    Other Editions: Hardcover 2008
  • 18.  

    Wanderers: And Other Israeli Plays

     By Sharon Aronson Lehavi [Paperback 2010]
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    Other Editions: Hardbound 2010
  • 19.  

    Grounds For Play: The Nautanki Theatre Of North India

     By Kathryn Hansen [1993]
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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
  • 20.  

    The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama

     By Keir Elam [Paperback 2002, 2nd Edition]
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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
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