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  • Drama & the Dramatic book cover

    Drama & the Dramatic

    By S. W. Dawson

    First published in 1970, this book explores drama as literature and provides critical overviews of different aspects of drama and the dramatic. It first asks what a play is, before going on to examine dramatic language, action and tension, dramatic irony, characters and drama’s relationship with…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Rethinking Dance History

    Issues and Methodologies, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Larraine Nicholas, Geraldine Morris

    The need to ‘rethink’ and question dance history has not diminished since the first edition of Rethinking Dance History. This revised second edition addresses the needs of an ever-evolving field, with new contributions considering the role of digital media in dance practice; the expansion of…

    Paperback – 2017-07-11 
    Routledge

  • Theatrocracy: Greek Drama, Cognition, and the Imperative for Theatre book cover

    Theatrocracy

    Greek Drama, Cognition, and the Imperative for Theatre

    By Peter Meineck

    Theatrocracy is a book about the power of the theatre, how it can affect the people who experience it, and the societies within which it is embedded. It takes as its model the earliest theatrical form we possess complete plays from, the classical Greek theatre of the fifth century BCE, and offers a…

    Hardback – 2017-07-10 
    Routledge

  • Theatre, Magic and Philosophy: William Shakespeare, John Dee and the Italian Legacy book cover

    Theatre, Magic and Philosophy

    William Shakespeare, John Dee and the Italian Legacy

    By Gabriela Dragnea Horvath

    Analyzing Shakespeare's views on theatre and magic and John Dee's concerns with philosophy and magic in the light of the Italian version of philosophia perennis (mainly Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola and Giordano Bruno), this book offers a new perspective on the Italian-English cultural…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies

  • Adapting Translation for the Stage

    By Geraldine Brodie, Emma Cole

    Translating for performance is a difficult – and hotly contested – activity. Adapting Translation for the Stage presents a sustained dialogue between scholars, actors, directors, writers, and those working across these boundaries, exploring common themes and issues encountered when writing,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play

    By Michael Y. Bennett

    Theatrical characters’ dual existence on stage and in text presents a unique, challenging case for the analytical philosopher. Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play re-examines the ontological status of theatre and its fictional objects through the 'possible worlds' thesis, arguing that…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook book cover

    National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook

    11th Edition

    Edited by Garrison C. Cavell

    The NAB Engineering Handbook is the definitive resource for broadcast engineers. It provides in-depth information about each aspect of the broadcast chain from audio and video contribution through an entire broadcast facility all the way to the antenna. New topics include Ultra High Definition…

    Hardback – 2017-07-06 
    Focal Press

  • New Channels of Music Distribution book cover

    New Channels of Music Distribution

    By C. Michael Brae

    With an example-driven, hands-on approach, New Channels of Music Distribution offers a practical, comprehensive study of the music industry’s evolving distribution system. While paying careful attention to the variables that impact success, author C. Michael Brae examines the functionality and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04 
    Focal Press

  • Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing book cover

    Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing

    7th Edition

    By Frank Barnas

    Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, 7th Edition is the leading book covering all aspects of writing and reporting the news. It identifies the key concepts and terms readers need to know in the news gathering and dissemination process, and provides practical, real-world advice for…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04 
    Focal Press

  • Television Field Production and Reporting

    A Guide to Visual Storytelling, 7th Edition

    By Fred Shook, John Larson, John DeTarsio

    Television Field Production and Reporting provides a comprehensive introduction to the art of video storytelling. Endorsed by the National Press Photographers Association, this book focuses on the many techniques and tools available in today’s digital landscape, including how drones and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04 
    Routledge

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    Volume II

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    Volume III

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

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