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Film and Theatre Studies

This extensive collection from Cambridge Scholars Publishing presents a vibrant and diverse range of insights into film studies and theatre studies. Key books on film studies and theatre within our list explore the history of film studies and the applied use of film and drama in varying contexts. Playwrights and filmmakers including Brecht, Shakespeare and Ken Loach are explored in depth, while edited collections from influential academic conferences take a focused view on important trends and topics within this evolving field.

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The Cold War and Entertain...

An essential dimension of the Cold War took place in the realm of ideas and culture. While much work exists on cinema, relatively little research has been conducted on this subject in relation to television, despite the latter being a technology and popular cultural form that emerged during this period. This book rectifies that abs...
£47.99

The Conformists

The complexities and paradoxes of the Bulgarian film industry during the era of Communist rule (1945–1989) are explored in The Conformists: Creativity and Decadence in the Bulgarian Cinema 1945–89. This influential industry was mobilized for the needs of the state. During its creation and development, cultural institutions and thos...
£39.99

The Cultural Politics of H...

Heiner Müller was perhaps the most politically and artistically sophisticated and provocative of Europe’s post-World War II playwrights. He was a communist whose work was banned for years by the Communist government of the German Democratic Republic where he lived and worked. Müller offended the bureaucrats and political thugs who ...
£29.99

The Formation, Existence, ...

In 1945, the Irish Catholic Church began a unique relationship with the entertainment industry through an organization known as the Catholic Stage Guild of Ireland. This Guild, whose members included Jimmy O’Dea, Noel Purcell, Cyril Cusack, and Gabriel Fallon, acted as a microcosm of twentieth-century Ireland, dramatically depictin...
£58.99

The Future of Post-Human P...

Are the performing arts really supposed to be so radical that, as John Cage once said in the context of music, “there is no noise, only sound,” since “he argued that any sounds we can hear can be music”? (WK 2007a; D. Harwood 1976)This radical tradition in performing arts, with music as an example here, can be contrasted with an op...
£54.99

The Glory of the Garden

The Glory of the Garden examines concepts and contexts of 'regional' theatre in an age of globalisation and cosmopolitanism. It outlines the key debates and trends in the development of regional theatre since 1984 when public subsidy became a part of a package of 'plural funding' and examines regional theatre's role in the theatri...
From £24.99

The Israeli Defence Forces...

Of all the Biblical heroes, the character of King David is perhaps the most paradoxical and also the most difficult to grasp. He is the Biblical Man for all seasons: a warrior, a lover, a poet, a killer and a restorer. This elaborate and fascinating archetypal hero influenced and inspired the representation of the Israeli soldier i...
£61.99

The Local Meets the Global...

This anthology explores the ways in which theatre and performance functions at the interstices of contemporary local and global networks. Theatre and performance occurs in time and space and exists between the audience and performer as a communicative event. This local world of experience and human interactivity is not easily subsu...
£39.99

The Myth of Identity in Mo...

The Myth of Identity in Modern Drama is the first book-length study on existential authenticity and its relation to ontological embodiment treated via analyses of characters of modern drama. Furthermore, it offers new methods of exploring characters and characterization and new ways of thinking about identity. Through its investiga...
£41.99

The People’s Pictures

When John Major launched the UK’s National Lottery in 1994 he christened it “the people’s Lottery” and handed it to the mythical stewardship of the Everyman. But when the proceeds began to be distributed to worthy causes, including the British film industry, this populist rhetoric came under increasing strain. If Lottery funding is...
£39.99

The Presence of the Femini...

This pioneering book introduces a largely unremarked dimension of film, the “feminine,” which cannot be reduced to women’s experience, or to men’s projections onto women. The Presence of the Feminine in Film gives body to that often rather loosely formulated Jungian conception, the “feminine aspect of psyche,” by noticing what “fe...
From £19.99

The Ravenclaw Chronicles

What if there is much more to the Harry Potter saga than a simple tale of adventure and fantasy for kids? “Yes, there is much more,” is the guiding premise of the annual, academic gatherings at Edinboro University known as The Ravenclaw Conferences. Since 2011, faculty and students have met in Edinboro to deliver papers and discuss...
From £34.99
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