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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
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.

Elastic Language in Persuasion and Comforting - A Cross-Cultural Perspective (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): Grace Zhang, Vahid... Elastic Language in Persuasion and Comforting - A Cross-Cultural Perspective (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Grace Zhang, Vahid Parvaresh
R1,642 Discovery Miles 16 420 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This innovative book examines the discourse of reality television, and the elasticity of language in the popular talent show The Voice from a cross-cultural perspective. Analysing how and why elastic language is used in persuasion and comforting, a comparison between Chinese and English is made, and the authors highlight the special role that elastic language plays in effective interactions and strategic communication. Through the lens of the language variance of two of the world's most commonly spoken languages, the insights and resources provided by this book are expected to advance knowledge in the fields of contrastive pragmatics and cross-cultural communication, and inform strategies in bridging different cultures. This study highlights the need to give the elastic use of language the attention it deserves, and reveals how language is non-discrete and strategically stretchable. This book will be of interest to academics and postgraduate students engaged in elastic/vague language studies, cross-cultural pragmatics, media linguistics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics and communication studies.

Pop with Gods, Shakespeare, and AI - Popular Film, (Musical) Theatre, and TV Drama (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Iris H. Tuan Pop with Gods, Shakespeare, and AI - Popular Film, (Musical) Theatre, and TV Drama (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Iris H. Tuan
R2,332 Discovery Miles 23 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Applying the theories of Popular Culture, Visual Culture, Performance Studies, (Post)Feminism, and Film Studies, this interdisciplinary and well-crafted book leads you to the fascinating and intriguing world of popular film, (musical) theatre, and TV drama. It explores the classical and contemporary cases of the literature works, both Eastern and Western, adapted, represented and transformed into the interesting artistic medium in films, performances, TV dramas, musicals, and AI robot theatre/films. 'Iris Tuan's book is wide ranging in scope and diversity, examining theatre, music, film and television productions from both Western and Asian countries. Tuan also surveys an extensive range of critical and theoretical perspectives, especially from performance studies and popular cultural studies, to offer context for her descriptions of the many different works. Some of her examples are well-known (Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Disney's The Lion King) while others little known outside their place of origin (such as the Hakka Theatre of Taiwan) -- all are approached by the author with enthusiasm.' -Susan Bennett, Professor of English, University of Calgary, Canada 'Tuan takes us through multiple examples of contemporary popular performance in theatre/film/TV ranging from "high" art sources (Shakespeare or Journey to the West in films, Hirata's robotic theatre experiments) to "low" (Taiwanese TV soap operas Hakka Theatre: Roseki and Story of Yangxi Palace, Korean film Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds). The reader moves at a speed-dating pace through contemporary culture production and interpretive theories, encountering significant works, controversies (i. e., yellow face), and conundrums selected from China, Korea, Japan and the U. S. and filtered through a Taiwanese female gaze.' -Kathy Foley, Professor of Theatre Arts, University of California Santa Cruz, USA

Les  touffeurs de Londres Ou La Taverne Des Sept-Cadrans, Drame En Cinq Actes (French, Paperback): Foucher-P Les touffeurs de Londres Ou La Taverne Des Sept-Cadrans, Drame En Cinq Actes (French, Paperback)
Foucher-P
R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Vocal, Instrumental, and Ensemble Learning and Teaching - An Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 3 (Paperback): Gary... Vocal, Instrumental, and Ensemble Learning and Teaching - An Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 3 (Paperback)
Gary McPherson, Graham Welch
R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Vocal, Instrumental, and Ensemble Learning and Teaching is one of five paperback books derived from the foundational two-volume Oxford Handbook of Music Education. Designed for music teachers, students, and scholars of music education, as well as educational administrators and policy makers, this third volume in the set emphasizes the types of active musical attributes that are acquired when learning an instrument or to sing, together with how these skills can be used when engaging musically with others. These chapters shed light on how the field of voice instruction has changed dramatically in recent decades and how physiological, acoustical, biomechanical, neuromuscular, and psychological evidence is helping musicians and educators question traditional practices. The authors discuss research on instrumental learning, demonstrating that there is no 'ideal' way to learn, but rather that a chosen learning approach must be appropriate for the context and desired aims. This volume rounds out with a focus on a wide range of perspectives dealing with group performance of instrumental music, an area that is organized and taught in many varied ways internationally. Contributors Alfredo Bautista, Robert Burke, James L. Byo, Jean Callaghan, Don D. Coffman, Andrea Creech, Jane W. Davidson, Steven M. Demorest, Robert A. Duke, Robert Edwin, Shirlee Emmons, Sam Evans, Helena Gaunt, Susan Hallam, Lee Higgins, Jere T. Humphreys, Harald Jers, Harald Jorgensen, Margaret Kartomi, Reinhard Kopiez , William R. Lee, Andreas C. Lehmann, Gary E. McPherson, Steven J. Morrison, John Nix, Ioulia Papageorgi, Kenneth H. Phillips, Lisa Popeil, John W. Richmond, Carlos Xavier Rodriguez, Nelson Roy, Robert T. Sataloff, Frederick A. Seddon, Sten Ternstrom, Michael Webb, Graham F. Welch, Jenevora Williams, Michael D. Worthy

L'Amant Rival, Com die-Vaudeville, En 1 Acte. Paris, Jeunes Artistes, 29 Flor al an XIII (French, Paperback):... L'Amant Rival, Com die-Vaudeville, En 1 Acte. Paris, Jeunes Artistes, 29 Flor al an XIII (French, Paperback)
Dupetit-Mere-F
R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hollywood Game Plan - How to Land a Job in Film, TV, or Digital Entertainment (Paperback): Carole M. Kirschner Hollywood Game Plan - How to Land a Job in Film, TV, or Digital Entertainment (Paperback)
Carole M. Kirschner
R426 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R102 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Hollywood Game Plan" is an in-depth, how-to guide for aspiring Hollywood hopefuls. It provides a concrete, step-by-step strategy to land a job in the entertainment industry.

Alice Ozy (French, Paperback): Louis Loviot Alice Ozy (French, Paperback)
Louis Loviot
R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Les Chansons de Fr d ric B rat, Revue-Vaudeville (French, Paperback): Delcourt-A Les Chansons de Fr d ric B rat, Revue-Vaudeville (French, Paperback)
Delcourt-A
R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Arlette, Pantomine-Ballet En Deux Actes, Deux Tableaux (French, Paperback): Beissier-F Arlette, Pantomine-Ballet En Deux Actes, Deux Tableaux (French, Paperback)
Beissier-F
R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gutenberg, Drame En Cinq Actes Et En Vers (French, Paperback): Edouard Fournier Gutenberg, Drame En Cinq Actes Et En Vers (French, Paperback)
Edouard Fournier
R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Half Man, Half Beast - Making a Life in Canadian Theater (Paperback): Maurice Podbrey, R. Bruce Henry Half Man, Half Beast - Making a Life in Canadian Theater (Paperback)
Maurice Podbrey, R. Bruce Henry
R460 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R118 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When Maurice Podbrey arrived in Montreal from England to teach at the National Theatre School in the autumn of 1966, Canadian theatre was in ferment and the excitement of Expo '67 and Canada's centenary was in the air. By 1969, he had become founding artistic director of Montreal's Centaur Theatre and embarked on 28 successful seasons of theatre. This story of the Centaur and Podbrey's reflections on theatre--directing, acting and actors, theatre administration, teaching, the audience, and critics--spotlights Canada's remarkable cultural evolution over the last three decades.

Alternative Comedy - 1979 and the Reinvention of British Stand-Up (Hardcover): Oliver Double Alternative Comedy - 1979 and the Reinvention of British Stand-Up (Hardcover)
Oliver Double; Series edited by Bruce McConachie, Claire Cochrane
R2,197 Discovery Miles 21 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the late 1970s, the alternative comedy scene exploded into life in Britain and completely changed the style, subject matter and politics of British stand-up. Contemporary critics talked about it as 'anti-matter comedy' that 'makes you laugh while actually rearranging large chunks of your brain'. This book draws on a wealth of archive material - including unpublished recordings of early performances - and new interviews with key figures such as Alexei Sayle, Andy de la Tour and Jim Barclay, to provide a detailed history of the early scene and an examination of the distinctive modes of performance style which developed. Beginning with its origins, the volume traces the influence of American stand-up, and in particular the significance of Mort Sahl and Lenny Bruce as the originators of a style of stand-up that influenced the British pioneers of alternative comedy. It shows how the opening of the Comedy Store in 1979 provided a catalyst for a new movement, which grew outward from there with the foundation of the group Alternative Cabaret and the opening of the Comic Strip. But it also looks at smaller venues and less celebrated acts that have not been as well remembered, including ranting poets and street performers. Finally, it looks at alternative comedy's legacy, showing how it was the starting point for the UK's thriving and varied live scene, which encompasses anything from small pub gigs to huge arena tours.

Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy (Hardcover): Matthew Reinhart Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy (Hardcover)
Matthew Reinhart; Illustrated by Kevin Wilson
R1,769 R1,352 Discovery Miles 13 520 Save R417 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Making of Outlander: The Series - The Official Guide to Seasons Three and Four (Hardcover): Tara Bennett The Making of Outlander: The Series - The Official Guide to Seasons Three and Four (Hardcover)
Tara Bennett
R1,014 R722 Discovery Miles 7 220 Save R292 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Building Ballet Technique - A Practical Teaching Guide for All Levels (Paperback): Marilyn Z Gaston Building Ballet Technique - A Practical Teaching Guide for All Levels (Paperback)
Marilyn Z Gaston
R818 R777 Discovery Miles 7 770 Save R41 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Metamorphosis of Tianxian pei - Local Opera Under the Revolution (Hardcover): Wilt Lukas Idema The Metamorphosis of Tianxian pei - Local Opera Under the Revolution (Hardcover)
Wilt Lukas Idema
R1,453 R1,317 Discovery Miles 13 170 Save R136 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is by far the best study of Huangmei Opera as social and cultural history of twentieth-century China. A regional opera of the countryside of the Anqing area, Huangmei Opera became popular all over China along with the great success of the play and the movie Married to a Heavenly Immortal in the 1950s. Through the case of Married to a Heavenly Immortal, Idema illustrates the complicated process of rewriting and revising the play/movie in the context of a rapidly changing cultural and ideological climate during the Communist theater reform movement. As a result, the traditional theme of filial piety was turned into class struggle and the pursuit of free love. The book is enriched by a full translation of a traditional version of the play and a revised one in the 1950s, as well as selected articles by script-writers, directors, performers, and critics. These primary sources allow readers to access inside views of the contemporaries and their political and artistic concerns. This book contributes substantially to the current scholarship on traditional Chinese opera, especially studies on Chinese theater and operatic movies in the early years of the People's Republic of China.

Absent Friends - A Tribute to Sir Ken Dodd (Paperback): Mike Bartram Absent Friends - A Tribute to Sir Ken Dodd (Paperback)
Mike Bartram; Edited by Lady Anne Dodd
R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Absent Friends: A Tribute To Sir Ken Dodd is a fantastic collection of humorous and heartfelt stories, poetry, photographs and artwork all dedicated to the one and only, Master of Mirth, King of Comedy the Squire of Knotty Ash...Sir Ken Dodd! The Foreword was provided by Ken's very good friend and joke writer John Martin. The Introduction is by Shaun Gorringe, stage manager of The Grand Blackpool. This publication was kindly approved and edited by Lady Anne Dodd. The 2 registered charities The Children's Air Ambulance and The Liverpool Whitechapel Centre will be supported with donations from the sale of this book.

Video Production - Putting Theory into Practice (Paperback): Steve Dawkins, Ian Wynd Video Production - Putting Theory into Practice (Paperback)
Steve Dawkins, Ian Wynd
R1,002 Discovery Miles 10 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It's tempting to skip over theory when you want to get on with the practice of video production. But understanding theory can actually give you the confidence to make good practical decisions and to produce higher-quality videos and films. This no-nonsense, straight-talking book helps you to grasp key theoretical ideas and shows how to use them in your filming projects. Exploring issues and ideas that will inform and enhance your work, Video Production builds skills and understanding from the very basics. The book is split into two halves, carefully building a foundation of theoretical knowledge before steering readers through a variety of production briefs. In particular, the book: * Clearly introduces the essentials of film, media and communication theory * Looks at a variety of film genres, from the drama short to magazine programmes * Pays close attention to the different demands of pre-production, production and post-production * Gives handy hints, tips and advice that show how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls * Links with a companion website that offers resources such as examples of successful student projects, downloadable templates and career advice. Written by experts in an easy-to-follow, clear and comprehensive way, this book can be read cover to cover, or dipped into at crucial moments. Video Production is the ultimate guide for all students and novice film-makers.

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