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Beyond Method

Stella Adler and the Male Actor

Scott Balcerzak

Explores the methodologies and influence of acting teacher Stella Adler on her male students.

Printed Paper Cased
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814344897
Paperback
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342916
eBOOK
Available June 2018
ISBN: 9780814342923

Hugo Von Hofmannsthal

Three Plays

Translated with an Introduction by Alfred Schwarz

The translations collected here-Death and the Fool, Electra, and The Tower represent different periods and interests in his career as a dramatist.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814312865

Star Bodies and the Erotics of Suffering

Edited by Rebecca Bell-Metereau and Colleen Glenn

Examines how psychological and physical suffering, as portrayed on screen and experienced in personal lives, has affected the images, performances, and fortunes of stars from the 1940s to the present.

Paperback
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814339398
eBOOK
Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814339404

Theatre, Teens, Sex Ed

Are We There Yet?

Jan Selman & Jane Heather

Comprehensive examination of award-winning play’s revolutionary effect on teenage sex education via participatory theatre.

Paperback
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9781772120066

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

Ken Feil

Examines the reception, formal strategies, production history, and ideological underpinnings of the groundbreaking comedy-variety show Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.

Paperback
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780814338223
eBOOK
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780814338230

Landscapes of War and Memory

The Two World Wars in Canadian Literature and the Arts, 1977 to 2007

Sherrill Grace

Comprehensive study of Canadian literature, theatre, art (1977–2007) depicting memories of the two world wars.

Paperback
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 9781772120004

Montgomery Clift, Queer Star

Elisabetta Girelli

Considers Montgomery Clift's star persona, film roles, and performances through the lens of queer theory.

Paperback
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814335147
eBOOK
Published: December 2013
ISBN: 9780814339244
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Embodying Hebrew Culture

Aesthetics, Athletics, and Dance in the Jewish Community of Mandate Palestine

Nina S. Spiegel

Details the creation of a Hebrew cultural aesthetic that was intentionally and distinctly physical.

Hardback
Published: June 2013
ISBN: 9780814336366
eBOOK
Published: June 2013
ISBN: 9780814336373

Hollywood's Chosen People

The Jewish Experience in American Cinema

Edited by Daniel Bernardi, Murray Pomerance, and Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

Investigates the relationship between Jewish identity and American film from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Paperback
Published: September 2012
ISBN: 9780814334829
eBOOK
Published: September 2012
ISBN: 9780814338070

Inventing the Modern Yiddish Stage

Essays in Drama, Performance, and Show Business

Edited by Joel Berkowitz and Barbara Henry

Collects leading scholars’ insight on the plays, production, music, audiences, and political and aesthetic concerns of modern Yiddish theater.

Paperback
Published: May 2012
ISBN: 9780814335048
eBOOK
Published: May 2012
ISBN: 9780814337196

Gilligan's Island

Walter Metz

An analysis of the under-studied sitcom Gilligan’s Island that addresses key questions about American social life in the 1960s.

Paperback
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814333723
eBOOK
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814336472
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Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance

Edited by Judith Brin Ingber

A comprehensive survey of historical and contemporary Jewish dance.

Hardback
Published: June 2011
ISBN: 9780814333303

From Bourgeois to Boojie

Black Middle-Class Performances

Edited by Vershawn Ashanti Young with Bridget Harris Tsemo

Examines how generations of African Americans perceive, proclaim, and name the combined performance of race and class across genres.

Paperback
Published: April 2011
ISBN: 9780814334683
eBOOK
Published: April 2011
ISBN: 9780814336427

Hollywood Goes Oriental

CaucAsian Performance in American Film

Karla Rae Fuller
With a Foreword by Tom Gunning

An in-depth look at the portrayal of Asian characters by non-Asian actors in classical Hollywood film.

Paperback
Published: August 2010
ISBN: 9780814334676
eBOOK
Published: August 2010
ISBN: 9780814335383

I Love Lucy

Lori Landay

An analysis of I Love Lucy, one of the best loved sitcoms in the history of American television.

Paperback
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814332610
eBOOK
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814335734

The Flip Wilson Show

Meghan Sutherland

Analyzes the social, political, and institutional context of The Flip Wilson Show, which ran on NBC between 1970 and 1974.

Paperback
Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814332528
eBOOK
Published: January 2008
ISBN: 9780814335758

Running Scared

Masculinity and the Representation of the Male Body

Peter Lehman

An expanded, updated version of Peter Lehman’s classic text that became the leading source for the study of masculinity, the male body, and sexuality in film.

Paperback
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814333396

Your Average Nigga

Performing Race, Literacy, and Masculinity

Vershawn Ashanti Young

An engrossing autobiographical exploration of black masculinity as a mode of racial and verbal performance.

Paperback
Published: March 2007
ISBN: 9780814332481
eBOOK
Published: March 2007
ISBN: 9780814335765

From the Ghetto to the Melting Pot

Israel Zangwill’s Jewish Plays

Edited, with Introductions and Commentary, by Edna Nahshon

Three plays by Israel Zangwill, a noted Jewish playwright, published together for the first time in their original form and accompanied by extensive scholarly commentary.

Paperback
Published: December 2005
ISBN: 9780814329559

Monty Python's Flying Circus

Marcia Landy

A comprehensive study examining the history, content, and context of the legendary comedy series Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

Paperback
Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814331033
eBOOK
Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814336519

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