By (author) Dr. Jon Burrows
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.
By (author) Dr. Tom Maguire
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.
By (author) 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.
By (author) Dr David Ingram
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.
Edited by Professor David Bradby, Susanna Capon
This is the first full-length study of John McGrath's work, and illuminates the importance of his role in the development of theatre, film and television in the last four decades of the twentieth century.
By (author) Dr. Michael Hammond
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.
By (author) Dr. Robert Leach
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.
By (author) Dr. Bill McDonnell
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.
Contributions by Dr Hugo A. Volkaert, Mr Dan Koeppel, Dr W. K. Tushemereirwe, Dr J. Kubiriba, Dr William Tinzaara, Dietmar Stoian, Walter Ocimati, Enoch Kikulwe, Gloria Otieno, Dr Guy Blomme, Prof David W. Turner, Dr D. Jane Gibbs, Dr Sharon D. Hamill, Dr Mike Smith, Dr Charles Staver, Dr Victor Galán Saúco, Dr Jetse J. Stoorvogel, Dr Rafael A. Segura, Mr Juan José Aycart, Mr Frits Popma, Dr Louis Bockel, Laure-Sophie Schiettecatte, Dr Orane Debrune, Dr Sietze Vellema, Dr Kees Jansen, Dr Frans Wielemaker Edited by Dr Gert H. J. Kema, Prof. André Drenth
By (author) 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.View details
Contributions by Dr H. Spieß, Dr B. Schmehe, Dr C. Vollenweider, Dr Steven P. C. Groot, Dr Maaike H. J. E. Raaijmakers, Prof. C. Watson, Dr E. A. Stockdale, Prof. Peter Von Fragstein und Niemsdorff, Prof. Bernhard Freyer, Dr Maike Krauss, Dr Paul Mäder, Dr Joséphine Peigné, Dr Julia Cooper, Dr Peter Sørensen, Dr Luca Bechini, Dr Lars Stoumann Jensen, Prof. Lidia Sas Paszt, Dr Slawomir Gluszek, Prof. Michael J. Goss, Dr Adrian Unc, Dr Wilfried Ehlers, Prof. M. R. Finckh, Dr S. M. Junge, Dr J. H. Schmidt, Dr O. D. Weedon, Dr Bernhard Speiser, Dr Hans-Jakob Schärer, Dr Lucius Tamm, Prof. Paolo Bàrberi, Dr Susanne Padel, Dr A. Muller, Dr M. Meier, Dr C. Schader, Dr A. Gattinger, Dr M. Steffens, Dr Thomas F. Döring, Dr Lukas Pfiffner, Dr Laura Armengot, Dr Kirsten Brandt, Dr R. Onwonga, Dr K. P. Sibuga, Dr H. Nduku, Dr L. Sigsgaard, Dr A. Saria, Dr L. Shechambo, Dr M. Montoro, Dr C. Chepkoech, Dr Q. Genga, Prof. Raphael Wahome, Dr N. Halberg, Dr H. Høgh-Jensen, Prof. Victor Olowe, Prof. Sang Mok Sohn, Prof. Roberto Ugás Edited by Prof. Ulrich Köpke
By (author) Dr. Joe Kember
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.
Contributions by Dr Alejandro Ramirez, Dr Carla Correia-Gomes, Prof. Mick Bailey, Emily Porter, Ore Francis, Prof. Dominiek Maes, Jeroen Dewulf, Filip Boyen, Freddy Haesebrouck, Dr Simon P. Turner, Richard B. D'Eath, Prof. Paul H. Hemsworth, Dr Silvana Pietrosemoli, James T. Green, Prof. Sandra Edwards, Dr Arlene Garcia, Prof. John J. McGlone, Dr Jonathan Amory, Nina Wainwright, Dr Jennifer M. Young, Dr Susanne Støier, Dr Leif Lykke, Dr Lars O. Blaabjerg Edited by Prof. Julian Wiseman
Contributions by Dr Philippe Lashermes, Marie-Christine Coombes, Prof. Fábio M. DaMatta, Dr Thierry Joët, Stéphane Dussert, Dr Sarada Krishnan, Dr Herbert A.M. van der Vossen, Dr N. Surya Prakash, Dr Alan Carvalho Andrade, Dr Chifumi Nagai, Jean-Jacques Rakotomalala, Dr Charles Lambot, Juan Carlos Herrera, Michael N. Clifford, Iziar A. Ludwig, Prof. Alan Crozier, Ningjian Liang, Kaiwen Mu, Dr David Kitts, Dr Claudine Campa, Arnaud Petitvallet, Prof. Adriana Farah, Dr Robert Buffo, Dr Noël Durand, Angélique Fontana, Dr Mario R. Fernández-Alduenda, Sastia P. Putri, Prof. Eiichiro Fukusaki, Dr Louis Bockel, Laure-Sophie Schiettecatte Edited by Dr Philippe Lashermes
By (author) Mr Graham Thomas, Dr Nicholas Williams
In 2000, a sixteenth-century manuscript containing a copy of a previously unknown play in Middle Cornish was discovered among papers bequeathed to the National Library of Wales. This eagerly awaited edition of the play offers a text with a facing-page translation, and a reproduction of the original text at the foot of the page.View details
By (author) 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).
Contributions by Dr Gretchen R. Miller, Dr K. Rajkai, Dr F. Ács, Dr B. Tóth, Dr A. Makó, Dr Luis Garrote, Prof. N. Jovanovic, Dr S. Dzikiti, Dr M. Gush, Professor T. Shah, Dr Asad Qureshi, Prof. Dieter Prinz, Dr Alfieri Pollice, Dr Ramy Saliba, Dr Antonio Lonigro, Dr Z. Gao, Prof. Taffa Tulu, Prof. Megh Goyal, Dr Andrea Dührkoop, Prof. Oliver Hensel, Professor Munir J. Mohammad Rusan, Professor L. S. Pereira, Dr P. Paredes, Dr John Gowing, Dr Suhas P. Wani, Dr Kaushal K. Garg, Dr Girish Chander, Dr K. H. Anantha, Dr Susan A. OShaughnessy, Dr Manuel A. Andrade, Dr Henk Ritzema, Prof. Wayne S. Meyer, Dr Mladen Todorovic, Dr Pasquale Steduto, Dr Chris Perry, Roberto Roson Edited by Prof. T. Oweis
By (author) Professor Steve Rippon, Peter Claughton, Dr Christopher Smart
This book explores an industry that was of profound importance both in terms of the local economy and the history of mining nationally, but is long forgotten: the late medieval royal silver mines at Bere Ferrers in the Tamar Valley.
Contributions by Claire Verraes, Sabine Cardoen, Wendie Claeys, Dr Lieve Herman, Dr Delia Grace, Silvia Alonso, Dr Johanna Lindahl, Sara Ahlberg, Dr Ram Pratim Deka, Dr P. Moroni, Dr F. Welcome, M. F. Addis, Dr Bernadette O'Brien, Kieran Jordan, Erastus Kang'ethe, Jagger Harvey, Prof. Pamela L. Ruegg, Dr Réjean Bouchard, Helen Dornom, Anne-Charlotte Dockès, Nicole Sillett, Jamie Jonker, Emeritus Prof. Norman R. Scott, Curt Gooch, Ms Sophie Bertrand, Margaret E. Graves, Dr Ralph Martin, Dr J. Upton, E. Murphy, L. Shalloo, M. Murphy, I. J. M. De Boer, P. W. G. Groot Koerkamp, Ben Tyson, Liza Storey, Dr Nick Edgar, Jonathan Draper, Christine Unson, Prof. Florian Leiber, Dr A. Muller, Dr Veronika Maurer, Dr C. Schader, Anna Bieber, Dr Alison Bailey, Dr J. P. Hill, Dr John Moran, Dr J. M. K. Ojango, R. Mrode, A. M. Okeyo, J. E. O. Rege, M. G. G. Chagunda, D. R. Kugonza, Dr Gidi Smolders, Dr Mette Vaarst Edited by Dr Nico van Belzen
Contributions by A. D. P. Briggs, Dr Roger Cockrell, Malcolm V. Jones, W. J. Leatherbarrow, R. A. Peace, David Richards Edited by David Richards, Dr Roger Cockrell
The Voice of a Giant looks at seven masterpieces of Russian nineteenth-century prose fiction. Each chapter concentrates primarily on a detailed analysis of one of these works but reference is also made to historical background, the seven author’s general attitudes and the distinguishing characteristics of Russian literature.