FILM, DRAMA, PERFORMANCE STUDIES


Diversely comprehensive, Anthem Press books on film, drama and performance studies encompass a wide range of performative disciplines from across the world, providing incisive scholarship on topics such as classic and contemporary theatre, cultural performativity, and film theory and cinematography.


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Anthem Studies in Theatre and Performance
Examining a wide range of performative acts from the most traditional forms of theatre studies (music, theatre and dance) to more popular, less structured forms of cultural performance.


New Perspectives on World Cinema
Offering engagingly written, highly accessible, and extremely useful books for the educated reader, film student and film scholar, so as to open up additional avenues for film research, theoretical speculation and practical criticism.


  1. The Films of Adoor Gopalakrishnan
     
    A Cinema of Emancipation
    Suranjan Ganguly

    The first comprehensive study of the feature films of India’s most distinguished contemporary filmmaker. This work offers a compelling analysis of the director’s treatment of guilt, redemption and hope within their socio-historical contexts.

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    Paperback | March 2016 | ISBN 9781783084104

  2. The Films of Adoor Gopalakrishnan
     
    A Cinema of Emancipation
    Suranjan Ganguly

    The first comprehensive study of the feature films of India’s most distinguished contemporary filmmaker. This work offers a compelling analysis of the director’s treatment of guilt, redemption and hope within their socio-historical contexts.

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    Hardback | March 2016 | ISBN 9781783084098

  3. Performing Noncitizenship
     
    Asylum Seekers in Australian Theatre, Film and Activism
    Emma Cox

    This exacting study examines the role that theatre, film and activism responsive to asylum seekers has played in the emergence of ‘irregular’ noncitizenship as a cornerstone idea in contemporary Australian political and social life.

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    Paperback | May 2015 | ISBN 9781783084012

  4. Performing Noncitizenship
     
    Asylum Seekers in Australian Theatre, Film and Activism
    Emma Cox

    This exacting study examines the role that theatre, film and activism responsive to asylum seekers has played in the emergence of ‘irregular’ noncitizenship as a cornerstone idea in contemporary Australian political and social life.

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    Hardback | May 2015 | ISBN 9781783084005

  5. 9781783082650
     
    The First English Translation of the Marathi Anticolonial Classic, with a Historical Analysis of Theatre in British India
    Translated with an Introduction by Rakesh H. Solomon

    This volume offers the first English translation of one of India’s most celebrated works of anticolonial resistance. It is also the first edition of the play to provide an extensive historical-critical commentary and to draw on a comprehensive range of colonial archival documents.
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    Paperback | March 2015 | ISBN 9781783084333

  6. The “Slumdog” Phenomenon
     
    A Critical Anthology
    Edited by Ajay Gehlawat

    Featuring a dynamic combination of landmark essays by leading critics and theorists, “The Slumdog Phenomenon: A Critical Anthology” addresses multiple issues relating to “Slumdog Millionaire,” providing new ways of looking at this controversial film.

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    Paperback | November 2014 | ISBN 9781783083251

  7. Unhomely Cinema
     
    Home and Place in Global Cinema
    Dwayne Avery

    Representations of troubled and inhospitable domestic places are a common feature of many cinematic narratives. “Unhomely Cinema” explores how the unhomely nature of contemporary film narrative provides an insight into what it means to dwell in today’s global societies.
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    Hardback | October 2014 | ISBN 9781783083022

  8. The Post-traumatic Theatre of Grotowski and Kantor
     
    History and Holocaust in ‘Akropolis’ and ‘Dead Class’
    Magda Romanska, with a Foreword by Kathleen Cioffi

    This volume offers a historical and critical analysis of Grotowski’s ‘Akropolis’ and Kantor’s ‘Dead Class’, examining the ways that both directors represent Auschwitz in order to provide a new understanding of how translating trauma through the prism of performance can alter and deflect the meaning and reception of theatrical works.

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    Paperback | October 2014 | ISBN 9781783083213

  9. Sites of Performance
     
    Of Time and Memory
    Clark Lunberry

    ‘Sites of Performance: Of Time and Memory’ focuses on the impact of time and memory as they intersect and constitute the varied spaces of theatre, performance and installation art.
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    Hardback | October 2014 | ISBN 9781783082872

  10. 9781783082650
     
    The First English Translation of the Marathi Anticolonial Classic, with a Historical Analysis of Theatre in British India
    Translated with an Introduction by Rakesh H. Solomon

    This volume offers the first English translation of one of India’s most celebrated works of anticolonial resistance. It is also the first edition of the play to provide an extensive historical-critical commentary and to draw on a comprehensive range of colonial archival documents.
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    Hardback | July 2014 | ISBN 9781783082650

  11. Cinema at the Margins
     
    Wheeler Winston Dixon

    “Cinema at the Margins” is a collection that aims to highlight some of the lesser-known films and filmmakers of the past that are being marginalized and forgotten in today’s reductive popular memory of movie history.

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    Paperback | December 2013 | ISBN 9781783080168

  12. Stages of Life
     
    Indian Theatre Autobiographies
    Kathryn Hansen

    Four autobiographies of early twentieth-century actors and playwrights are presented in English translation, with substantive chapters on the Parsi theatre and strategies for reading autobiography in the Indian context.

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    Paperback | December 2013 | ISBN 9781783080687

  13. The “Slumdog” Phenomenon
     
    A Critical Anthology
    Edited by Ajay Gehlawat

    Featuring a dynamic combination of landmark essays by leading critics and theorists, “The Slumdog Phenomenon: A Critical Anthology” addresses multiple issues relating to “Slumdog Millionaire,” providing new ways of looking at this controversial film.

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    Hardback | February 2013 | ISBN 9780857280015

  14. Selected Film Essays and Interviews
     
    Bruce F. Kawin, with a Foreword by Howie Movshovitz

    A collection of Bruce F. Kawin’s most engaging and important essays on film, accompanied by his interviews with Lillian Gish and Howard Hawks.

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    Paperback | February 2013 | ISBN 9780857283054

  15. The Post-traumatic Theatre of Grotowski and Kantor
     
    History and Holocaust in ‘Akropolis’ and ‘Dead Class’
    Magda Romanska, with a Foreword by Kathleen Cioffi

    This volume offers a historical and critical analysis of Grotowski’s ‘Akropolis’ and Kantor’s ‘Dead Class’, examining the ways that both directors represent Auschwitz in order to provide a new understanding of how translating trauma through the prism of performance can alter and deflect the meaning and reception of theatrical works.

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    Hardback | December 2012 | ISBN 9780857285164

  16. From Happy Homemaker to Desperate Housewives
     
    Motherhood and Popular Television
    Rebecca Feasey

    ‘Motherhood and Popular Television’ is designed to introduce readers to key debates concerning the representations of motherhood and the maternal role in contemporary television programming.

    PRICE:  £24.99  /  $39.00
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    Paperback | November 2012 | ISBN 9780857285614

  17. Horror and the Horror Film
     
    Bruce F. Kawin

    ‘Horror and the Horror Film’ is a vivid, compelling, insightful and well-written study of the horror film and its subgenres from 1896 to the present, concentrating on the nature of horror in reality and on film.

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    Paperback | June 2012 | ISBN 9780857284501

  18. Molière on Stage
     
    What’s So Funny?
    Robert W. Goldsby

    ‘Molière on Stage’ takes the reader onstage, backstage and into the audience of Molière’s plays, and analyzes the performance of his works in both his own time and ours.

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    Paperback | April 2012 | ISBN 9780857284440

  19. Photography, Early Cinema and Colonial Modernity
     
    Frank Hurley's Synchronized Lecture Entertainments
    Robert Dixon

    This volume is an account of the stage and screen practice of Australian photographer and film maker Frank Hurley, in the context of early twentieth-century mass media.

    PRICE:  £70.00  /  $115.00
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    Hardback | January 2012 | ISBN 9780857287953

  20. Stages of Life
     
    Indian Theatre Autobiographies
    Kathryn Hansen

    Four autobiographies of early twentieth-century actors and playwrights are presented in English translation, with substantive chapters on the Parsi theatre and strategies for reading autobiography in the Indian context.

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    Hardback | October 2011 | ISBN 9780857286604

  21. Bollywood and Globalization
     
    Indian Popular Cinema, Nation, and Diaspora
    Edited by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta and Rajeshwari V. Pandharipande

    This book is a collection of incisive articles on the interactions between Indian Popular Cinema and the political and cultural ideologies of a new post-Global India.

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    Paperback | June 2011 | ISBN 9780857287823

  22. The Diaries of Frank Hurley 1912-1941
     
    Edited by Robert Dixon and Christopher Lee

    This is the first illustrated edition of the diaries kept by Australian-born photographer and film maker Frank Hurley about his work on the Mawson and Shackleton Antarctic Expeditions, his two expeditions to Papua in the 1920s, and his experiences during the First and Second World Wars.

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    Paperback | April 2011 | ISBN 9780857287755

  23. Screen Writings
     
    Partial Views of a Total Art, Classic to Contemporary
    Bert Cardullo

    'Screen Writings: Partial Views of a Total Art, Classic to Contemporary' offers close readings of individual films intended to explain how moviemakers use the resources of the medium to pursue complex and significant humanistic goals.

    PRICE:  £70.00  /  $115.00
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    Hardback | March 2010 | ISBN 9781843318798

  24. Action!
     
    Interviews with Directors from Classical Hollywood to Contemporary Iran
    Edited by Gary Morris, with a Foreword by Jonathan Rosenbaum, and an Introduction by Bert Cardullo

    ‘Action!’ draws on the very best published and unpublished interviews of the ‘Bright Lights Film Journal’, and contains many gems, including the last ever interview given by Francois Truffaut, four months before he died.

    PRICE:  £18.99  /  $27.95
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    Paperback | July 2009 | ISBN 9781843313298