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v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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279 p. ; 24 cm
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177 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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241 pages ; 22 cm
Abracadabra is a fantastical and inventive addition to the tradition of noir writing, which not only delights and surprises at every turn but also raises important questions about identity, the human condition, the nature of evil, and the state of the union. The novel begins with a mystery, when Mark Goodson, a seemingly well-adjusted married man, disappears during a magic act, precipitating a series of events, encounters, and seemingly inexplicable occurrences, which it falls to a former professional football player, Elko Wells, to weave together into a story that is at once compelling and true. The concussion that ended Wells' playing career left him open to hearing voices and discerning patterns of meaning helpful to his work as the owner of a missing-persons agency. He also owns a celebrity look-alike agency, which complicates matters in humorous ways, and his reliance on a string of cocktail waitresses called the Bloody Marys who are on the lookout for various people adds another level of intrigue. Magicians and misdirection, gambling, down-on-one's-luck, the crazed sense of possibility and impossibility, mistaken identity, impersonators and body doubles, people acting bizarrely with all sorts of chaos, collisions, and overlaps thrown in for good measure. Again and again the reader is swept into treacherous waters, always confident that the writer is in control of his material. Because the many twists and turns the plot takes are all but impossible to anticipate, the experience of reading Abracadabra is deliciously magical.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781943859443 20180115
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xx, 387 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Foreword. Introduction: No End to Childhood. The Story of Actors and Acting in Animation. Chalk-Talking on Vaudeveille Stage. An Actor's Vision of Optical Poetry. Shadow Plays and Shilhoette Films: The Adventures of Prince Achmed . Rotoscoping: Dave Fleischer as Ko-Ko the Clown. The Peak of Character Animation: Walt Disney. Animated Characters: Intercultural Idiosyncrasies. Voice Actors. Animators Become Actors and Actresses. Acting With Animated Characters. Dancing With Animation. Comedians. Pixilation: Animating Actors. Acting Against the Odds of Visual Effects and Animation. Synthespians: The Art of Performance Capture . Avatar and Beyond. A Nod to Computer Games. Performance and Creativity Training for Animators -- A Practical Guide. Writing Animation: Role Profiles and Case Studies. Acting in Storyboard Sessions. Character Design and Posing. Emotional Expression and Movement. Scene Study and Action Analysis. Facial Expression. Performance Capture Techniques. Feeling Characters: Visualization Techniques. Selected Filmography. Bibliography. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498778633 20171127
Animation has a lot to do with acting. That is, character animation, not the standardized, mechanical process of animation. Acting and animation are highly creative processes. This book is divided into two parts: From film history we learn about the importance of actors and the variety of acting that goes into animation; then, we will turn to the actor's point of view to describe the various techniques involved. Through exhaustive research and interviews with people ranging from the late Ray Harryhausen, Jim Danforth, Joe Letteri, and Bruno Bozzetto, this book will be the primary source for animators and animation actors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498778633 20171127
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xx, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Actionable Media illuminates the new wave of digital communication and culture emerging from the rise of ubiquitous computing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190678074 20171227
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viii, 270 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1 Adaptation and the Theatre Chapter 2 Performing Books Chapter 3 Story: Adaptation and the Act of Telling Chapter 4 Layered Space: Adaptation, Immersion and Site Chapter 5 Word/Play: Postdramatic Theatre and Live Art Conclusion Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472530523 20171218
Why are so many theatre productions adaptations of one kind or another? Why do contemporary practitioners turn so frequently to non-dramatic texts for inspiration? This study explores the fascination of novels, short stories, children's books and autobiographies for theatre makers and examines what 'becomes' of literary texts when these are filtered into contemporary practice that includes physical theatre, multimedia performance, puppetry, immersive and site-specific performance and live art. In Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre, Frances Babbage offers a series of fresh critical perspectives on the theory of adaptation in theatre-making, focusing on meditations of prose literature within contemporary performance. Individual chapters explore the significance and impact of books as physical objects within productions; the relationship between the dramatic adaptation and literary edition; storytelling on the page and in performance; literary space and theatrical space; and prose fiction reframed as 'found text' in contemporary theatre and live art. Case studies are drawn from internationally acclaimed companies including Complicite, Elevator Repair Service, Kneehigh, Forced Entertainment, Gob Squad, Teatro Kismet and Stan's Cafe. Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre is a compelling and provocative resource for anyone interested in the potential and the challenges of using prose literature as material for new theatrical performance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472530523 20171218
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xiii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Part one. Defining practice
  • Adaptation for the stage : a dramaturgical intervention
  • The rise of American dramaturgy
  • The power of adapturgy
  • Part two. Theorizing practice
  • Palimpsestuous pleasures
  • How to do things with birds
  • Geographies of adaptation
  • Part three. Practicing theory. Working with the script (the script of the source)
  • Working with the production
  • Postmortem adapturgy.
Dramaturg Jane Barnette has put together an essential guide for theatre scholars and practitioners seeking to understand and participate in the process of adaptation for the stage. Employing the term "adapturgy" - her neologism for the art of adaptation dramaturgy - Barnette redefines the dramaturg's role and thoroughly refutes the commonplace point of view that adapted works are somehow less creative than "original" plays.The dual nature of dramaturgy and adaptation as both process and product is reflected in the structure and organization of the book. Part 1 explores the ways that linking adaptation to dramaturgy advances our understanding of both practices. Part 2 demonstrates three different methods - each grounded in a detailed case study - for analyzing theatrical adaptations. Part 3 offers concrete strategies for the dramaturg: dramaturgy for the adapted script; the production dramaturgy of stage adaptations; and the role of the dramaturg in the postmortem for a production. Rounding out the book are two appendixes containing interviews with adapters and theatre-makers and representative program notes from different play adaptations.Plays adapted from literature and other media represent a rapidly growing segment in the theatre. Adapturgy: The Dramaturg's Art and Theatrical Adaptation offers both practical and theoretical tools for understanding and creating these new works.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780809336272 20180115
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144 p. : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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x, 129 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
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xi, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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viii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Children's Literature and the Affective Turn: Affect, Emotion, Empathy Elizabeth Bullen, Kristine Moruzi, Michelle J. Smith Section I: Affect and the Historical Child Reader Chapter 2: From Virtue Ethics to Emotional Intelligence: Advice from Medieval Parents to Their Children Juanita Feros Ruys Chapter 3: Charity, Affect, and Waif Novels Kristine Moruzi Chapter 4: `feeling is believing': Anna Sewell's Black Beauty and the Power of Emotion Adrienne Gavin Chapter 5: `She cannot smile the smile that wells up from the heart': Beauty, Health and Emotion in Six to Sixteen and The Secret Garden Michelle J. Smith Section II: Theory of Mind Chapter 6: Emotions and Ethics: Implications for Children's Literature Maria Nikolajeva Chapter 7: Simplified Minds: Empathy and Mind-modelling in Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle Lydia Kokkola Chapter 8: `Would I lie to you?': Unreliable Narration and the Emotional Rollercoast in Justine Larbalestier's Liar Bettina Kummerling-Meibauer Section III: Place and Space Chapter 9: Spatialities of Emotion: Place and Non-Place in Children's Picture Books Kerry Mallan Chapter 10: Changing Minds and Hearts: Felt Theory and the Carceral Child in Indigenous Canadian Residential School Picture Books Doris Wolf Section IV: Emotions of Belonging Chapter 11: `Love: it will kill you and save you, both': Love as Rebellion in Recent YA Dystopian Trilogies Debra Dudek Chapter 12: At the Risk of `Feeling Brown' in Gay YA: Machismo, Mariposas, and the Drag of Identity Jon M. Wargo Chapter 13: `Conceal, Don't Feel': Disability, Monstrosity and the Freak in Edward Scissorhands and Frozen Dylan Holdsworth.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138244672 20171017
This volume explores the relationship between representation, affect, and emotion in texts for children and young adults. It demonstrates how texts for young people function as tools for emotional socialization, enculturation, and political persuasion. The collection provides an introduction to this emerging field and engages with the representation of emotions, ranging from shame, grief, and anguish to compassion and happiness, as psychological and embodied states and cultural constructs with ideological significance. It also explores the role of narrative empathy in relation to emotional socialization and to the ethics of representation in relation to politics, social justice, and identity categories including gender, ethnicity, disability, and sexuality. Addressing a range of genres, including advice literature, novels, picturebooks, and film, this collection examines contemporary, historical, and canonical children's and young adult literature to highlight the variety of approaches to emotion and affect in these texts and to consider the ways in which these approaches offer new perspectives on these texts. The individual chapters apply a variety of theoretical approaches and perspectives, including cognitive poetics, narratology, and poststructuralism, to the analysis of affect and emotion in children's and young adult literature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138244672 20171017
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x, 238 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Reinterpreting Varda: the mother of the new wave reframes its histories
  • Complicating neorealism and the new wave: La Pointe Courte
  • Filmic and feminist strategies: questioning ideals of happiness in Le Bonheur
  • Reconsidering contradictions: feminist politics and the musical genre in L'une chante, L'autre pas
  • The limits of documentary: identity and urban transformation in Daguerréotypes
  • Melancholy and merchandise: documenting and displaying widowhood in L'île et elle
  • Varda now: autobiography, memory, and retrospective.
Agnes Varda is a prolific film director, photographer, and artist whose cinematic career spans more than six decades. Today she is best known as the innovative "mother" of the French New Wave film movement of the 1950s and 60s and for her multimedia art exhibitions. Varying her use of different media, she is a figure who defies easy categorization. In this extensively researched book, Rebecca J. DeRoo demonstrates how Varda draws upon the histories of art, photography, and film to complicate the overt narratives in her works and to advance contemporary cultural politics. Based on interviews with Varda and unparalleled access to Varda's archives, this interdisciplinary study constructs new frameworks for understanding one of the most versatile talents in twentieth and twenty-first century culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520279414 20171227
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124 p. ; 22 cm.
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121 p. ; 20 cm.
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431 p. : illustrations ; 25 cm
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288 p. ; 24 cm.
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67 pages ; 22 cm
  • Fourteen
  • Moebius
  • Caldera
  • Building the Quabbin
  • Fourteen
  • Necropolis
  • Processional
  • Fourteen
  • Sakura
  • In the orchard
  • When the man talked around me, when he talked over me
  • Fourteen
  • Cafeteria tech
  • The woman pouring handfuls of ash
  • If it helps
  • Fourteen
  • Last composition
  • Sandusky Bay
  • Fourteen
  • To love men is to love what can kill you
  • Fourteen
  • Citizens killed by Vesuvius
  • Fourteen
  • Charleston / / Squaw Valley
  • National cemetery
  • Valentine (up top)
  • Fourteen
  • Patrick
  • Genre
  • Fourteen
  • How i lost you
  • The dead black girl doesn't care
  • Church and state of being
  • Fourteen
  • Pechakucha for suicides, seekers, and ecstatics
  • Submerge
  • Valentine (underground)
  • Fourteen
  • Heat and the sirens return
  • So the bell rings
  • The long walk home
  • Fourteen
  • Orvieto
  • Antrim Street
  • Power
  • Fourteen.
Green Library
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xi, 271 pages ; 23 cm.
The Americans has received numerous critical accolades and won twelve major awards, including: TV Critics Associated Awards, every season placed in the Top Ten TV shows; Critics Choice TV awards, Best Drama Series for 2015; Peabody Award, 2015; Satellite Awards, Best Actress in a TV series Drama, 2014; Television Critics Association, Outstanding Achievement in Drama, 2015 and 2016. The "new Cold War, " along with new fears about Russian espionage, has revived interest in the original Cold War and Russian spies of that time. FX has announced the renewal of The Americans for a concluding two seasons, with the sixth season in 2018 covering the collapse and dissolution of the Soviet Union, and how this affected Soviet spies in the US.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812699715 20180115
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