Based on original research from Charles Urban’s own papers, this is the first biography of this influential film maker and innovator. A historical study of the development of the non-fiction film in Britain and America in the early years of cinema. Winner of the Kraszna-Krausz Moving Image Book Award 2014. 24 b&w illus. First time in paperback.
Dr Y. Nys, Teresa Casey-Trott, Krysta Morrissey, Michelle Hunniford, Dr Tina Widowski, Dr Andrew Butterworth, Claire A. Weeks, Isabelle Ruhnke, Sarah L. Lambton, Dr Dana L. M. Campbell, Dr Dorothy McKeegan, Prof. Richard Fulton, Dr Thea van Niekerk, Hamed M. El-Mashad, Prof. Ruihong Zhang, Anthony Pescatore, Dr Jacquie Jacob Edited by
Prof. Juliet R. Roberts
Welfare and sustainability are now major issues in egg production. This book reviews nutrition and other aspects of husbandry affecting laying hens as well as the environmental impact of egg production and how it can be made more sustainable.
In this study of early film exhibition, Joe Kember demonstrates that prior to the emergence of a specific discipline of screen acting and the arrival of picture personalities, the early cinema inherited its human dimensions from diverse earlier traditions of performance, from the magic lantern lecture to the fairground and variety theatre.
François Mauriac Edited by
Dr Paul Cooke
Les Mains Jointes (1909) was the collection of poetry that launched the long career of Nobel Prize-winning author François Mauriac (1885-1970). This critical edition provides the first ever overview of the volume’s complex textual history (spanning four decades).
The Big Show looks at the role played by cinema in British cultural life during World War One. Hammond shows how the British film industry and British audiences responded to the traumatic effects of the War, and contends that the War’s significant effect was to expedite the cultural acceptance of cinema into the fabric of British social life.
Theatre Workshop: Joan Littlewood and the Making of Modern British Theatre is the first in-depth study of perhaps Britain’s most influential twentieth-century theatre company. The book sets the company’s aims and achievements in their social, political and theatrical contexts, and explores the elements which made its success so important.
The first book to document grass roots popular theatres which developed from within the working class Republican and Loyalist communities of Belfast and Derry during the latest phase of the four hundred year conflict between Ireland and Britain.
"An American in Victorian Cambridge" is a richly detailed account of student life in the Cambridge of the 1840s. The rationale for the book, which is as appealing today as it was then, is that this is pre-eminently a book about an American student at an English university. In this new edition, some substantial additions have been made.
Halldóra Arnardóttir, Enrica Capussotti, Pippo Ciorra, Nicholas Dines, Dr John Foot, Mary Louise Lobsinger, Abele Longo, Prof. Robert Lumley, Laura Maritano, Claudia Nocentini, Sergio Pace, Gianfranco Petrillo, Giuliana Pieri, Sandra Ponzanesi Edited by
Prof. Robert Lumley, Dr John Foot
This book examines the transformation of the Italian city from the 1950s to the present with particular attention to questions of identity, migration and changes in urban culture. It shows how major demographic movements and cultural shifts threw into relief new conceptions of the city in which old boundaries had become problematic.
Dr Jonathan Barry, B. I. Coleman, Professor Christopher Holdsworth, Professor Nicholas Orme, J. A. Thurmer, M. Winter Edited by
Professor Nicholas Orme
A collaborative history of the Church in a large, diverse and interesting region of England by six historians, ranging from Celtic and Saxon times, through the middle ages, Reformation, rise of Nonconformity and the Victorian era, down to the present day and encompassing all the main Christian denominations.
This book combines film studies with environmental history and politics, aiming to establish a cultural criticism informed by 'green' thought. David Ingram argues that Hollywood cinema has largely perpetuated romantic attitudes to nature and has played an important ideological role in the 'greenwashing' of ecological discourses.
This is the first new book-length study of British cinema of the 1910s to be published for over fifty years, and it focuses on the close relationship between the British film industry and the Edwardian theatre.
This book examines the relationships between theatre and the turbulent political and social context of Northern Ireland since 1969. It explores key theatrical performances which deal directly with this context. The book is aimed at a student readership: it is largely play-text-based, and it contains useful contextualising material.
Laurent Mannoni Edited by
Dr Richard Crangle Translated by
Dr Richard Crangle
Widely regarded by historians of the early moving picture as the best work yet published on pre-cinema, The Great Art of Light and Shadow: Archaeology of the Cinema throws light on a fascinating range of optical media from the twelfth century to the turn of the twentieth.
John McGrath Introduction by
Dr. Nadine Holdsworth
This is an edition of nine of McGrath's plays for the English 7:84 theatre company. It covers McGrath's work for the company spanning four decades, from the 1960s through to the 1990s. The book has a substantial contextualising introduction and commentary on the plays by Nadine Holdsworth, one of the leading specialists in the work of John McGrath.
Graham Ley, Dr Sarah Dadswell Contributions by
Rukhsana Ahmad, Suman Bhuchar, Giovanna Buonanno, Colin Chambers, Claire Cochrane, Jerri Daboo, Dr Sarah Dadswell, Dr Dominic Hingorani, Anuradha Kapur, Naseem Khan, Dr Chandrika Patel, Shanu Sadhwani, Victoria Sams, Christiane Schlote, Rajni Shah, Alda Terracciano
This volume is an edited collection of critical essays on British Asian theatre. It includes contributions from a number of researchers who have been active in the field for a substantial period of time.
Richard Abel, Charles R. Acland, Professor Robert C. Allen, Charles Ambler, Daniel Biltereyst, Richard Butsch, Thomas Doherty, Jane M. Gaines, Mark Glancy, Ahmet Gürata, Mark Jancovich, Barbara Kilinger, Jeffery Klenotic, Annette Kuhn, Terry Lindvall, Richard Maltby, Christopher J. McKenna, Anne Morey, Dr John Sedgwick, Dr Melvyn Stokes, Judith Thissen, Gregory A. Waller, Haidee Wasson Edited by
Richard Maltby, Dr Melvyn Stokes, Professor Robert C. Allen
This book analyses the diverse historical and geographical circumstances in which audiences have viewed American cinema. It looks at cinema audiences ranging from Manhattan nickelodeons to the modern suburban megaplex, and from provincial, small-town or rural America to the shanty towns of South Africa.