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  • Alistair McDowall's Pomona book cover

    Alistair McDowall's Pomona

    By David Ian Rabey

    ‘It’s all real. All of it. Everything bad is real’ - Moe Alistair McDowall’s Pomona was first staged in 2014 and won properly startling, and startled, acclaim. Its edgeland setting permits a surrealistic disengagement of linear forms of time, which is both dreamlike and wildly funny; nightmarish…

    Paperback – 2018-02-02 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere: Event-based Art in Late Socialist Europe book cover

    Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere

    Event-based Art in Late Socialist Europe

    Edited by Katalina Cseh-Varga, Adam Czirak

    Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere is the first interdisciplinary analysis of performance art in East, Central and Southeast Europe under socialist rule. By investigating the specifics of event-based art forms in these regions, each chapter explores the particular, critical roles that this…

    Hardback – 2018-02-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Maternal Imaginary in Early Modern Hispanic Culture book cover

    The Maternal Imaginary in Early Modern Hispanic Culture

    By Emilie Bergmann

    Looking beyond Don Quixote and the popular theater, this study brings together non-canonical works from Spanish and Spanish American colonial writers in diverse genres, to illustrate the multi-faceted possibilities and the cultural limitations of representations of mothers and mothering in this…

    Hardback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • DSLR Cinema: A beginner’s guide to filmmaking on a budget book cover

    DSLR Cinema

    A beginner’s guide to filmmaking on a budget, 3rd Edition

    By Kurt Lancaster

    The DSLR cinema revolution began over ten years ago. Professional filmmakers, students, video journalists, event video shooters, production houses, and others jumped at the opportunity to shoot cinematic images on these low budget cameras. The first edition of DSLR Cinema mapped the way focusing…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
    Focal Press

  • The Journalist's Companion book cover

    The Journalist's Companion

    By Christopher B. Daly

    The Journalist’s Companion is the book for every journalist and journalism student’s back pocket. Anchored by an annotated copy of the US Constitution, this slim and portable volume provides guidance, inspiration, and practical advice for being a journalist today. A veteran, two-decade front-line…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
    Focal Press

  • Thinking Media and Beyond: Perspectives from German Media Theory book cover

    Thinking Media and Beyond

    Perspectives from German Media Theory

    Edited by Briankle G. Chang, Florian Sprenger

    Media – old or new, in the cloud or underground – constitutes the very condition in which our world takes shape. Media is reshaped continuously, marked for both the profound effects it produces and the acceleration it exhibits. It is the site in which we signal some of the most pressing issues we…

    Hardback – 2018-01-30 
    Routledge

  • Visual Ethics: A Guide for Photographers, Journalists, and Filmmakers book cover

    Visual Ethics

    A Guide for Photographers, Journalists, and Filmmakers

    By Paul Martin Lester

    Visual Ethics addresses the need for critical thinking and ethical behaviour among professionals responsible for visual messages in photography and photojournalism, film, and digital media. From the author of Photojournalism: An Ethical Approach, published more than 20 years ago, this book goes…

    Paperback – 2018-01-26 
    Focal Press

  • The Live Art of Sociology book cover

    The Live Art of Sociology

    By Cath Lambert

    The Live Art of Sociology attends to the importance of ‘the live’ in contemporary social and political life. Taking existing work in live sociology as a starting point, this book considers some of its aspirations through unique empirical investigations. Queer and feminist theory and methods are…

    Hardback – 2018-01-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Risk and Health Communication in an Evolving Media Environment book cover

    Risk and Health Communication in an Evolving Media Environment

    Edited by H Dan O'Hair

    Broadcast media has a particular fascination with stories that involve risk and health crisis events - disease outbreaks, terrorist acts, and natural disasters – contexts where risk and health communication play a critical role. An evolving media landscape introduces both challenges and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-25 
    Focal Press
    Electronic Media Research Series

  • The Director's Toolkit book cover

    The Director's Toolkit

    By Robin Scraft

    The Director’s Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to the role of the theatrical director. Following the chronology of the directing process, the book discusses each stage in precise detail, considering the selection and analysis of the script, the audition process, casting, character development,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-25 
    Focal Press

  • Shakespeare and the Cultivation of Difference: Race and Conduct in the Early Modern World book cover

    Shakespeare and the Cultivation of Difference

    Race and Conduct in the Early Modern World

    By Patricia Akhimie

    Hardback – 2018-01-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Classical Storytelling and Contemporary Screenwriting: Aristotle and the Modern Scriptwriter book cover

    Classical Storytelling and Contemporary Screenwriting

    Aristotle and the Modern Scriptwriter

    By Brian Price

    Since we first arrived on the planet, we’ve been telling each other stories, whether of that morning’s great saber-tooth tiger hunt or the latest installment of the Star Wars saga. And throughout our history, despite differences of geography or culture, we’ve been telling those stories in…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18 
    Focal Press

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