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  • Death and Digital Media book cover

    Death and Digital Media

    By Michael Arnold, Martin Gibbs, Tamara Kohn, James Meese, Bjorn Nansen

    Death and Digital Media provides a critical overview of how people mourn, commemorate and interact with the dead through digital media. It maps the historical and shifting landscape of digital death, considering a wide range of social, commercial and institutional responses to technological…

    Paperback – 2017-12-05 
    Routledge

  • Visual Global Politics book cover

    Visual Global Politics

    Edited by Roland Bleiker

    We live in a visual age. Images play an essential role in shaping international events and our understanding of them. Photographs, cinema, television and new media sources all influence how we view and approach phenomena as diverse as war, humanitarian crises, protest movements and election…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • Henry Irving: A Re-Evaluation of the Pre-Eminent Victorian Actor-Manager book cover

    Henry Irving

    A Re-Evaluation of the Pre-Eminent Victorian Actor-Manager

    Edited by Richard Foulkes

    Henry Irving (1838-1905), the first actor to be knighted, dominated the theatre in Britain and beyond for over a quarter of a century. As an actor, he was strikingly different with his idiosyncratic pronunciation, his somewhat ungainly physique, and his brilliant psychological portrayals of virtue…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • The England of Henry Taunt: Victorian Photographer: his Thames. his Oxford. his Home Counties and Travels. his Portraits. Times and Ephemera book cover

    The England of Henry Taunt

    Victorian Photographer: his Thames. his Oxford. his Home Counties and Travels. his Portraits. Times and Ephemera

    By Bryan Brown

    Henry Taunt was one of the great photographers of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He was a master of the camera and possessed of a profoundly creative sense of scene and composition. First published in 1973, this collection of Henry Taunt’s finest work includes artistic prints as…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • Children, Childhood, and Musical Theater book cover

    Children, Childhood, and Musical Theater

    By James Leve, Donelle Ruwe

    Bringing together musicologists, literature scholars, and specialists in childhood and theater studies, this volume examines the ways in which successful children's musicals tap into adult nostalgia for childhood while appealing to the needs and consumer potential of the child. The contributors…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Media Design and Technology for Live Entertainment: Essential Tools for Video Presentation book cover

    Media Design and Technology for Live Entertainment

    Essential Tools for Video Presentation

    By Davin Gaddy

    Media Design and Technology for Live Entertainment is a guide to understanding the concepts and equipment used in projection design for live entertainment. After an introduction on content creation and acquisition, this book’s focus is on how content is used and transmitted, by describing the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Focal Press

  • The Live-Streaming Handbook: How to create live video for social media on your phone and desktop book cover

    The Live-Streaming Handbook

    How to create live video for social media on your phone and desktop

    By Peter Stewart

    With The Live-Streaming Handbook you will learn how to present live video shows from your phone and stream them straight to Facebook and Twitter. With this book and your favourite social media apps, you will be able to run your own TV-station for your home or work. Peter Stewart, an experienced TV…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge

  • Young, Gifted and Fat: An Autoethnography of Size, Sexuality and Privilege book cover

    Young, Gifted and Fat

    An Autoethnography of Size, Sexuality and Privilege

    By Sharrell D. Luckett

    YoungGiftedandFat is a critical autoethnography of ‘performing thin’ – on the stage and in life. Sharrell D. Luckett’s story of weight loss and gain and playing the (beautiful, desirable, thin) leading lady showcases an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to issues of weight and self-esteem,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives

  • 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 – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Rick Sammon's Exploring Photographic Exposure: Master Image Capture book cover

    Rick Sammon's Exploring Photographic Exposure

    Master Image Capture

    By Rick Sammon

    Light is the primary element of any photograph, but it may also be the most frustrating. Rick Sammon can help you eliminate those frustrations. With over 300 new images, Exploring Photographic Exposure takes you through the basics of exposure and how to apply them in any setting; from photographing…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28 
    Focal Press

  • Introduction to Video Production: Studio, Field, and Beyond book cover

    Introduction to Video Production

    Studio, Field, and Beyond, 2nd Edition

    By Ronald Compesi, Jaime Gomez

    Written in a clear, non-technical manner, Introduction to Video Production focuses on the fundamental principles and aesthetics of video production and the technologies used, in both studio and field environments. Ron Compesi and Jaime Gomez cover each aspect of the process step by step, from…

    Paperback – 2017-11-27 
    Focal Press

  • Routledge Revivals: Arthur Miller and Company (1990): Arthur Miller Talks About His Work in the Company of Actors, Designers, Directors, and Writers book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Arthur Miller and Company (1990)

    Arthur Miller Talks About His Work in the Company of Actors, Designers, Directors, and Writers

    Edited by Christopher Bigsby

    First published in 1990, this book presents a discussion with Arthur Miller, in conversation with Christopher Bigsby. Miller talks openly and extensively about his own life and experiences, events and environments which provide material for his plays: his New York childhood, the Depression, the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-26 
    Routledge

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