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Building the Wall - The Play and Commentary (Hardcover): Robert Schenkkan Building the Wall - The Play and Commentary (Hardcover)
Robert Schenkkan; Afterword by Douglas S. Massey, Julian E Zelizer, Timothy Patrick McCarthy
R379 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R22 (6%) Out of stock

In the tradition of Hamilton and Angels in America, a powerful, politically charged, dystopian drama that couldn't be more timely. Written in a "white-hot fury" on the eve of the 2016 election, the stunning new play by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning dramatist Robert Schenkkan is creating a nationwide sensation. Bypassing the usual development path for plays, it has been signed up to open in five theaters across America in a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, starting in Los Angeles (March) and Denver (April) and continuing in the Washington, DC, area, Tucson, and Miami, with more productions to follow, including in Santa Fe and New York City. Building the Wall lays out in a harrowing drama the possible consequences of Donald Trump's anti-immigration campaign rhetoric turned into federal policy. Two years from now, that policy has resulted in the mass round-up of millions of illegal aliens, with their incarceration overflowing into private prisons and camps reminiscent of another century. The former warden for one facility is awaiting sentencing for what happened under his watch. In a riveting interview with a historian who has come seeking the truth, he gradually reveals how the unthinkable became the inevitable, and the faceless illegals under his charge became the face of tragedy. The play is accompanied by commentary from three prominent scholars: on the real purpose of the border wall, our dark nativist history of restricting immigration, and the tradition of political protest in art.

Marina Abramovic - The Cleaner (Paperback): Moderna Museet, Abramovic, Tine Colstrup, Lena Essling, Adrian Heathfield, Bojana... Marina Abramovic - The Cleaner (Paperback)
Moderna Museet, Abramovic, Tine Colstrup, Lena Essling, Adrian Heathfield, …
R1,010 R752 Discovery Miles 7 520 Save R258 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

At once radical, controversial and revered, Marina Abramovic (*1946 in Belgrade, Serbia) is one of the most discussed artists today. Famous for her groundbreaking performance works, she continues to expand the boundaries of art. The publication accompanying her first major retrospective in Europe gives an extensive overview of her work from the earliest years until today: film, photography, paintings and objects, installations and archival material.Since the early 1970s Marina Abramovic explores the intersection between performing and visual art in her work and, though rarely overtly political, poses questions of power and hierarchy. In addressing fundamental issues of our existence and seeking the core of notions like loss, memory, pain, endurance, and trust, she both provokes and moves us. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-4262-7, Swedish edition ISBN 978-3-7757-4263-4)Exhibitions: 18.02.-21.05.2017, Moderna Museet, Stockholm16.06.-22.10.2017, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek21.09.2018-20.01.2019, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

Performance / Media / Art / Culture - Selected Essays 1983-2018 (Paperback): Jacki Apple Performance / Media / Art / Culture - Selected Essays 1983-2018 (Paperback)
Jacki Apple; Edited by Marina La Palma
R958 Discovery Miles 9 580 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Experience the interdisciplinary performance scene of the 1980s and beyond through the eyes of one of its most compelling witnesses. Jacki Apple's Performance / Media / Art / Culture traces performance art, multimedia theater, audio arts, and dance in the United States from 1983 to the present. Showcasing thirty-five years of Apple's critical essays and reviews, the collection explores the rise and diversification of intermedia performance; how new technologies (or rehashed old technologies) influence American culture and contemporary life; the interdependence of pop and performance culture; and the politics of art and the performance of politics. Apple writes with a journalist's attention to the immediacy of account and a historian's attention to structural aesthetic and personal networks, resulting in a volume brimming with big ideas but grounded in concentrated reviews of individual performances. Many of the pieces featured in this collection originally appeared in small press journals and magazines that have now gone out of print. Preserved and republished here for current and future readers, they offer a rich portrait of performance at the end of the millennium.

Provocative Plastics - Their Value in Design and Material Culture (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Susan Lambert Provocative Plastics - Their Value in Design and Material Culture (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Susan Lambert
R2,960 Discovery Miles 29 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Plastics have now been our most used materials for over fifty years. This book adopts a new approach, exploring plastics' contribution from two perspectives: as a medium for making and their value in societal use. The first approach examines the multivalent nature of plastics materiality and their impact on creativity through the work of artists, designers and manufacturers. The second perspective explores attitudes to plastics and the different value systems applied to them through current research undertaken by design, materials and socio-cultural historians. The book addresses the environmental impact of plastics and elucidates the ways in which they can and must be part of the solution. The individual viewpoints are provocative and controversial but together they present a balanced and scholarly un-picking of the debate that surrounds this ubiquitous group of materials. The book is essential reading for a wide academic readership interested in the Arts and Humanities, especially Design and Design History; Anthropology; and Cultural, Material and Social Histories.

Let Me Down Easy (Paperback): Anna Deavere Smith Let Me Down Easy (Paperback)
Anna Deavere Smith
R309 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R57 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
7 String Tab Paper - Guitar (Paperback): Mantablast 7 String Tab Paper - Guitar (Paperback)
Mantablast
R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Me. You. Not a Diary - The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller (Paperback): Dawn French Me. You. Not a Diary - The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller (Paperback)
Dawn French 1
R248 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R38 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'A mellow, gentle read with a lot of words of wisdom' Independent Let Dawn French guide you through the year with her witty and wise seasonal insights. __________ Me You: Not A Diary is a pocket diary without the diary part. Or the pocket. It includes everything you loved about the original but without the calendar pages. To keep a working diary alongside Dawn, we recommend the hardback edition of Me You: A Diary. Me You is a place for me and you to reflect on the patterns and changes of the year. It's full of my thoughts about the seasons, the months and what matters. It's your guide to reflecting on the year you've just had - or the one still to come. Dive in, the paper's lovely . . . _________ 'A witty outlook on life. This will have you laughing about your year' Prima 'It's beautiful, like Dawn, and stuffed full of goodies' Jo Brand

Jean-Luc Godard's Political Filmmaking (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Irmgard Emmelhainz Jean-Luc Godard's Political Filmmaking (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Irmgard Emmelhainz
R2,511 R2,126 Discovery Miles 21 260 Save R385 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book offers an examination of the political dimensions of a number of Jean-Luc Godard's films from the 1960s to the present. The author seeks to dispel the myth that Godard's work abandoned political questions after the 1970s and was limited to merely formal ones. The book includes a discussion of militant filmmaking and Godard's little-known films from the Dziga Vertov Group period, which were made in collaboration with Jean-Pierre Gorin. The chapters present a thorough account of Godard's investigations on the issue of aesthetic-political representation, including his controversial juxtaposition of the Shoah and the Nakba. Emmelhainz argues that the French director's oeuvre highlights contradictions between aesthetics and politics in a quest for a dialectical image. By positing all of Godard's work as experiments in dialectical materialist filmmaking, from Le Petit soldat (1963) to Adieu au langage (2014), the author brings attention to Godard's ongoing inquiry on the role filmmakers can have in progressive political engagement.

Cheech Is Not My Real Name - ...But Don't Call Me Chong (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition): Cheech Marin Cheech Is Not My Real Name - ...But Don't Call Me Chong (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Cheech Marin; Read by Cheech Marin
R568 R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Save R76 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cheech Marin came of age at an interesting time in America and became a self-made counterculture legend with his other half, Tommy Chong. This long-awaited memoir delves into how Cheech dodged the draft, formed one of the most successful comedy duos of all time, became the face of the recreational drug movement with the film Up in Smoke, forged a successful solo career with roles in The Lion King and, more recently, Jane the Virgin, and became the owner of the most renowned collection of Chicano art in the world. Written in Cheech's uniquely hilarious voice, this memoir will take you to new highs.

Lilly Singh - The Unofficial Superwoman Guide (Hardcover): Jo Berry Lilly Singh - The Unofficial Superwoman Guide (Hardcover)
Jo Berry 1
R271 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R21 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For all the Superwoman fans out there, this is the ultimate unofficial guide to Lilly Singh and Unicorn Island! Jam-packed with everything you need to be a part of Team Super, this book is filled with Lilly's top tips on dating, Superwoman motivation, YouTube, restyling your bedroom and getting Lilly's unique look with her hair and beauty tutorials. From her early life in Toronto to her world tour and life in LA, get to know Lilly's friends and collabs, her superheroes and her super rants like never before. From puzzles and challenges to Lilly's favourite catchphrases and her unicorn inspo for finding your happy place, this book is a must-have fan book for Superwomen everywhere!

Crafting Stories for Virtual Reality (Paperback): Melissa Bosworth, Lakshmi Sarah Crafting Stories for Virtual Reality (Paperback)
Melissa Bosworth, Lakshmi Sarah
R887 Discovery Miles 8 870 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

We are witnessing a revolution in storytelling. Publications all over the world are increasingly using immersive storytelling-virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality-to tell compelling stories. The aim of this book is to distill the lessons learned thus far into a useful guide for reporters, filmmakers and writers interested in telling stories in this emerging medium. Examining ground-breaking work across industries, this text explains, in practical terms, how storytellers can create their own powerful immersive experiences as new media and platforms emerge.

The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture (Hardcover): Samantha Baskind The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture (Hardcover)
Samantha Baskind
R977 R894 Discovery Miles 8 940 Save R83 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

On the eve of Passover, April 19, 1943, Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto staged a now legendary revolt against their Nazi oppressors. Since that day, the deprivation and despair of life in the ghetto and the dramatic uprising of its inhabitants have captured the American cultural imagination. The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture looks at how this place and its story have been remembered in fine art, film, television, radio, theater, fiction, poetry, and comics. Samantha Baskind explores seventy years' worth of artistic representations of the ghetto and revolt to understand why they became and remain touchstones in the American mind. Her study includes iconic works such as Leon Uris's best-selling novel Mila 18, Roman Polanski's Academy Award-winning film The Pianist, and Rod Serling's teleplay In the Presence of Mine Enemies, as well as accounts in the American Jewish Yearbook and the New York Times, the art of Samuel Bak and Arthur Szyk, and the poetry of Yala Korwin and Charles Reznikoff. In probing these works, Baskind pursues key questions of Jewish identity: What links artistic representations of the ghetto to the Jewish diaspora? How is art politicized or depoliticized? Why have Americans made such a strong cultural claim on the uprising? Vibrantly illustrated and vividly told, The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture shows the importance of the ghetto as a site of memory and creative struggle and reveals how this seminal event and locale served as a staging ground for the forging of Jewish American identity.

Podcast Planner - Daily Plan Your Podcasts Episodes Goals & Notes, Podcasting Journal, Keep Track, Writing & Planning Notebook,... Podcast Planner - Daily Plan Your Podcasts Episodes Goals & Notes, Podcasting Journal, Keep Track, Writing & Planning Notebook, Ideas Checklist, Weekly Content Diary, Agenda Organizer (Paperback)
Amy Newton
R421 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R75 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Misanthrope (Paperback): Moliere The Misanthrope (Paperback)
Moliere
R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
What to Do (Paperback): Pablo Katchadjian What to Do (Paperback)
Pablo Katchadjian; Translated by Priscilla Posada
R286 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R53 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A nameless narrator and his friend Alberto move through a constantly morphing continuum of dream-like situations while discussing philosophy, literature, and war. The impossible question of an enormous student in a lecture hall at an English university sets off a series of alternate paths that open before them like a fan. In taverns, boats, and plazas, the two protagonists discuss John Donne, Lawrence of Arabia, and Lenin with English students, a group of young and old women, and eight hundred drinkers, all the while being dropped from one strange place into the next. A remarkable work of refined surreal comedy.

D'Albuquerque's Children - Performing Tradition in Malaysia's Portuguese Settlement (Paperback, 2nd Ed.):... D'Albuquerque's Children - Performing Tradition in Malaysia's Portuguese Settlement (Paperback, 2nd Ed.)
Margaret Sarkissian
R744 Discovery Miles 7 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When the Portuguese seafarer Afonso de Albuquerque conquered the bustling port of Malacca in 1511, he effectively gained control of the entire South China Sea spice trade. Although their dominance lasted only 130 years, the Portuguese legacy lies at the heart of a burgeoning tourist attraction on the outskirts of the city, in which performers who believe they are the descendants of swashbuckling Portuguese conquerors encapsulate their "history" in a cultural stage show.
Using historical and ethnographic data, Margaret Sarkissian reveals that this music and dance draws on an eclectic array of influences that span the Portuguese diaspora (one song conjures up images of Lucille Ball impersonating Carmen Miranda on "I Love Lucy"). Ironically, she shows, what began as a literate tradition in the 1950s has now become an oral one so deeply rooted in Settlement life that the younger generation, like the tourists, now see it as an unbroken heritage stretching back almost 500 years. A fascinating case of "orientalism in reverse," "D'Albuquerque's Children" illuminates the creative ways in which one community has adapted to life in a postcolonial world.

Heritage, Screen and Literary Tourism (Paperback): Sheela Agarwal, Gareth Shaw Heritage, Screen and Literary Tourism (Paperback)
Sheela Agarwal, Gareth Shaw
R899 R819 Discovery Miles 8 190 Save R80 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the main issues and concepts relating to heritage, screen and literary tourism (HSLT) and provides a comprehensive understanding and evaluation of these three forms of tourism in the context of global tourism development. It analyses the demand and supply of HSLT within the frameworks provided by service-dominant logic and value creation to enable a critical perspective on how HSLT tourist experiences are created, produced and shaped. The volume explores the challenges which relate to the role of the consumer in the co-creation of the tourist experience, and the implications this has for the development, marketing, interpretation, consumption, planning and management of HSLT. It will appeal to researchers and students of heritage tourism, film and literary tourism, media-driven tourism, tourism planning and destination development and management.

Judge Pat Tebbutt remembers: A life spiced with variety (Paperback): David Hilton-Barber Judge Pat Tebbutt remembers: A life spiced with variety (Paperback)
David Hilton-Barber
R280 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R49 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This Memoir covers Judge Tebbutt’s career as a radio and television commentator, advocate, judge, judge president of Botswana, businessman (managing director of Syfrets), chairman of the UCT Convocation, charity fund-raiser and public figure. Judge Tebbutt was interviewed on his career by Prof Michael Bruton at Nicolas Ellenbogen’s Orange Theatre recently in front of an appreciative audience who showed interest in the forthcoming Memoir.

Stutterer Interrupted - The Comedian Who Almost Didn't Happen (Paperback): Nina G Stutterer Interrupted - The Comedian Who Almost Didn't Happen (Paperback)
Nina G
R361 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R63 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Nina G bills herself as "The San Francisco Bay Area's Only Female Stuttering Comedian." On stage, she encounters the occasional heckler, but off stage she is often confronted with people's comments toward her stuttering; listeners completing her sentences, inquiring, "Did you forget your name?" and giving unwanted advice like "slow down and breathe" are common. (As if she never thought about slowing down and breathing in her over thirty years of stuttering!) When Nina started comedy nearly ten years ago, she was the only woman in the world of stand-up who stuttered--not a surprise, since men outnumber women four to one amongst those who stutter and comedy is a male-dominated profession. Nina's brand of comedy reflects the experience of many people with disabilities in that the problem with disability isn't in the person with it but in a society that isn't always accessible or inclusive.

Entertainers (Hardcover): Kaite Goldsworthy Entertainers (Hardcover)
Kaite Goldsworthy
R620 R564 Discovery Miles 5 640 Save R56 (9%) Out of stock
Con Las Botas Puestas (English, Spanish, Paperback): Jose Manuel Fernandez Lopez Con Las Botas Puestas (English, Spanish, Paperback)
Jose Manuel Fernandez Lopez
R636 R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Save R103 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Swear Words Coloring Book Dark Edition - Black Page Hilarious Sweary Coloring Book for Fun and Stress Relief (Paperback): Rude... Swear Words Coloring Book Dark Edition - Black Page Hilarious Sweary Coloring Book for Fun and Stress Relief (Paperback)
Rude Team
R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Movement and Mimesis - The Idea of Dance in the Sanskritic Tradition (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed.... Movement and Mimesis - The Idea of Dance in the Sanskritic Tradition (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991)
Mandakranta Bose
R2,212 R1,469 Discovery Miles 14 690 Save R743 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The most comprehensive view of the evolution of dancing in India is one that is derived from Sanskrit textual sources. These texts are the basic material that students of the dance in India must examine in order to uncover its past. Since the rebirth of informed interest in dancing in early twentieth century, its antiquity has been acknowledged but precisely what the art was in antiquity remains unclear. Discovering the oldest forms of dancing in India requires, as do other historical quests, a reconstruction of the past and, again as in other historical investigations, the primary sources of knowledge are records from the past. In this case the records are treatises and manuals in Sanskrit that discuss and describe dancing. These are the sources that the present work sets out to mine. These texts taken collectively are more than records of a particular state of the art. They testify to the growth of the theory and practice of the art and thus establish it as an evolving rather than a fixed art form that changed as much in response to its own expanding aesthetic boundaries as to parallel or complementary forms of dance, drama and music that impinged upon it as India's social and political situation changed. When we place the Sanskrit treatises in chronological sequence it becomes clear that the understanding of the art has changed through time, in its infancy as well as in maturer periods.

Will Smith Easy Crossword Puzzles For Seniors - Vol. 5 (Paperback): Will Smith Will Smith Easy Crossword Puzzles For Seniors - Vol. 5 (Paperback)
Will Smith
R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Myth of Colorblindness - Race and Ethnicity in American Cinema (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): Sarah E. Turner, Sarah Nilsen The Myth of Colorblindness - Race and Ethnicity in American Cinema (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Sarah E. Turner, Sarah Nilsen
R1,745 Discovery Miles 17 450 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book explores representations of race and ethnicity in contemporary cinema and the ways in which these depictions all too often promulgate an important racial ideology: the myth of colorblindness. Colorblindness is a discursive framework employed by mainstream, neoliberal media to celebrate a multicultural society while simultaneously disregarding its systemic and institutionalized racism. This collection is unique in its examination of such films as Ex Machina, The Lone Ranger, The Blind Side, Zootopia, The Fast and the Furious franchise, and Dope, which celebrate the myth of colorblindness, yet perpetuate and entrench the racism and racial inequities that persist in contemporary society. While the #OscarsSoWhite movement has been essential to bringing about structural changes to media industries and offers the opportunity for a wide diversity of voices to alter and transform the dominant, colorblind narratives continue to proliferate. As this book demonstrates, Hollywood still has a long way to go.

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