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Creative Editing (Paperback, 6th edition): Dorothy Bowles, Diane Borden Creative Editing (Paperback, 6th edition)
Dorothy Bowles, Diane Borden
R847 R728 Discovery Miles 7 280 Save R119 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

CREATIVE EDITING has been consistently praised by reviewers for its comprehensive coverage, excellent organization, and contemporary content. The Sixth Edition continues to live up to this reputation through consistent presentation, reinforcement, and practical application of editing concepts. The book covers all aspects of editing for print and online media, and provides ample practice exercises for students to perfect the principles they are learning. Beginning with basic language skills, the authors guide the reader through every phase of a professional copy editor's job. The book's practical textbook/workbook approach provides a good framework that encourages students to practice their skills as they learn.

Boundaries of the Text - Epic Performances in South and Southeast Asia (Paperback, Illustrated edition): Joyce Flueckiger,... Boundaries of the Text - Epic Performances in South and Southeast Asia (Paperback, Illustrated edition)
Joyce Flueckiger, Laurie Sears
R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When the Mahabharata and Ramayana are performed in South and Southeast Asia, audiences may witness a variety of styles. A single performer may deliver a two-hour recitation, women may meet in informal singing groups, shaddow puppets may host an all-night play, or professional theaters may put on productions lasting thirty nights. Performances often celebrate ritual passages: births, deaths, marriages, and religious observances. The stories live and are transmitted through performance; their characters are well known and well loved. Yet written versions of the Mahabharata and Ramayana have existed in both South and Southeast Asia for hundreds of years. Rarely have these texts been intended for private reading. What is the relationship between written text and oral performance? What do performers and audiences mean when they identify something as "Ramayana" or "Mahabharata"? How do they conceive of texts? What are the boundaries of the texts? By analyzing specific performance traditions, Boundaries of the Text addresses questions of what happens to written texts when they are preformed and how performance traditions are affected when they interact with written texts. The dynamics of this interaction are of particular interest in South and Southeast Asia where oral performance and written traditions share a long, interwoven history. The contributors to Boundaries of the Text show the difficulty of maintaining sharp distinctions between oral and written patterns, as the traditions they consider defy a unidirectional movement from oral to written. The boundaries of epic traditions are in a state of flux, contracting or expanding as South and Southeast Asian societies respond to increasing access to modern education, print technology, and electronic media.

Behind the Sequins - My Life (Hardcover): Shirley Ballas Behind the Sequins - My Life (Hardcover)
Shirley Ballas
R545 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R92 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Leave it all on the floor... In Behind the Sequins, Queen of Latin and Head Judge on Strictly Come Dancing, Shirley Ballas, leads us through her dramatic and determined life, from growing up on a rough estate on the Wirral and leaving home at 14 years old, to conquering the high-octane world of Ballroom and coping with betrayal, bullying, two broken marriages and a personal tragedy that left Shirley and her family devastated. Shirley Ballas has enjoyed a spectacular dance career spanning more than 40 years - she has Cha-Cha'd her way across the world's dance floors to become a multi-award-winning Latin and Ballroom champion, and one of the most renowned dancers in the world. In 1996, Shirley retired from competitive dancing to become a highly acclaimed coach and teacher. Speaking from the heart, Shirley leaves her dancing shoes at the door to tell you the story of a fiery, strong-willed grafter, who danced through everything life threw at her and was never afraid to leave it all on the floor.

The Cheerleading Book - The Young Athlete's Guide (Paperback): Ali Moffat, Alana Potter The Cheerleading Book - The Young Athlete's Guide (Paperback)
Ali Moffat, Alana Potter
R499 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R71 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A comprehensive guide for athletes and an effective teaching aid for coaches. The Cheerleading Book is the go-to resource for anyone interested in participating in or coaching the sport of cheerleading. World champion coaches Ali Moffat and Alana Potter break down cheerleading into its core elements and offer athletes the techniques to build themselves into strong performers and even stronger teammates. Illustrated with step-by-step photographs, this definitive guide takes young athletes from individual jumps and tumbling to group choreography and flying. This exceptional teaching aid also details physical training, mental exercises and teambuilding strategies that lead to success. To inspire and inform young athletes, Moffat and Potter detail how the sport has moved from the sidelines onto the centre stage, as well as how they predict the sport will continue to grow and evolve in the coming decade. The Cheerleading Book is for anyone, be they a newcomer looking to cheer for the first time, or a dedicated young athlete who wants to improve his or her craft.

How To Make It in the New Music Business - Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician... How To Make It in the New Music Business - Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician (Hardcover, Second Edition)
Ari Herstand
R591 Discovery Miles 5 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How to Make It in the New Music Business has become the go-to resource for "do it yourself" musicians eager to make a living in a turbulent industry. Inspiring thousands to stop waiting around for that "big break", Ari Herstand returns, maintaining that a stable career can be built by taking advantage of the tools at our fingertips. Including the latest trends and developments in the bustling UK music scene, he offers inspiring success stories across media. With the overarching theme of making real connections with human beings, it is a must-have for anyone navigating the complex yet advantageous modern music landscape.

Media Now - Understanding Media, Culture, and Technology (Paperback, 9th edition): Joseph Straubhaar, Robert Larose, Lucinda... Media Now - Understanding Media, Culture, and Technology (Paperback, 9th edition)
Joseph Straubhaar, Robert Larose, Lucinda Davenport
R1,069 R911 Discovery Miles 9 110 Save R158 (15%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Providing a thorough explanation of how media technologies develop, operate, converge, and affect society, MEDIA NOW: UNDERSTANDING MEDIA, CULTURE, AND TECHNOLOGY, 9e empowers you to think critically about the media and its effects on culture. It provides a comprehensive introduction to today's global media environment and the ongoing developments in technology, culture, and critical theory that continue to transform this rapidly evolving industry-and affect your everyday life. With its cutting-edge coverage of the essential history, theories, concepts, and technical knowledge, MEDIA NOW helps you sharpen your media literacy skills-preparing you for work in the expanding fields of the Internet, interactive media, and traditional media industries. It includes the latest developments and trends in social media, e-publishing, policy changes for Internet governance, online privacy protection, online ad exchanges, the changing video game industry, and much more.

Make Some Noise - Sound Effects Recording for Teens (Paperback): Ric Viers Make Some Noise - Sound Effects Recording for Teens (Paperback)
Ric Viers
R314 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R76 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Cheerleading (Paperback): Mari C. Schuh Cheerleading (Paperback)
Mari C. Schuh
R179 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R29 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Crash! Boom! Bang! - How to Write Action Movies (Paperback): Michael Lucker Crash! Boom! Bang! - How to Write Action Movies (Paperback)
Michael Lucker
R414 R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Save R105 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Star Trek Voyager: A Celebration (Hardcover): Ben Robinson Star Trek Voyager: A Celebration (Hardcover)
Ben Robinson
R666 R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Save R125 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Filmmaking for Change, 2nd Edition - Make Films That Transform the World (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Jon Fitzgerald Filmmaking for Change, 2nd Edition - Make Films That Transform the World (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Jon Fitzgerald
R522 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R132 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Cinematic Urbanism - A History of the Modern from Reel to Real (Hardcover): Nezar AlSayyad Cinematic Urbanism - A History of the Modern from Reel to Real (Hardcover)
Nezar AlSayyad
R3,802 Discovery Miles 38 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The city and the cinema have become inextricably intertwined over the last century, with the identities of places becoming bound up in their cinematic portrayals. We have seen the landmarks of New York, London and Tokyo turn into iconic symbols of wealth, power, status, style and culture, and for the majority of people the images and sounds of movies form the only experience they will ever have of distant cities. Cinematic Urbanism presents an urban history of modernity and postmodernity through the lens of cinema. AlSayyad traces the dissolution of the boundary between real and reel through time and space via a series of films that represent different modernities. They include: Cinema Paradiso It's a Wonderful Life Metropolis Brazil Blade Runner Annie Hall Taxi Driver Do the Right Thing My Beautiful Laundrette The Truman Show. Alsayyad argues that our understanding of the city cannot be viewed independently of cinematic experience. Films do not only capture the depiction of a society; they influence the way we construct images of the world and, as a result, how we operate within it. We are beginning to blur the distinction between what is real in the everyday, and how we imagine the everyday. Cinematic Urbanism explores this dynamic, bringing together insights from urban and film studies to illuminate current architectural debate. .

100 Things I Meant to Tell You (Hardcover): Arthur Smith 100 Things I Meant to Tell You (Hardcover)
Arthur Smith 1
R358 R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Save R56 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Arthur Smith's first book for many years, 100 Things I Meant to Tell You brings together 100 stories, poems and articles gathered over a colourful lifetime making a living on the comedy circuit. In 2005 Arthur turned down a Perrier Award for Lifetime Achievement, saying "They wanted to tell me I was old and cool; well, I know that already." Currently the popular host of BBC Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club, he has travelled all over the British Isles and the rest of the world performing and reporting on a range of subjects as diverse as Flotsam and Jetsom in Holland (in a series for BBC 1's The One Show) and more recently, goat yoga in Ipswich, but never before has he corralled all these wonderful stories into book form. Some humorous, some anecdotal, some nostalgic and some extremely poignant, the stories include the time Arthur was arrested for `breach of the peace and possession of a megaphone', the time he hitched a lift from a nun and heard his own voice (imitating Leonard Cohen) playing on her car radio, the fight he had with Billy Connelly, his flight in a Tiger Moth, and - in verse - his hatred of Teletubbies. Covering a huge range of subjects and emotions, tales of hilarious, chaotic antics are juxtaposed with gentle, bittersweet stories about love affairs that ended badly and his mother's journey into dementia, making this a cornucopia of delight for Arthur Smith fans everywhere.

Born a Crime - Stories from a South African Childhood (Paperback): Trevor Noah Born a Crime - Stories from a South African Childhood (Paperback)
Trevor Noah
R381 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R67 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Unofficial Harry Potter Character Compendium - Mugglenet'S Ultimate Guide to Who's Who in the Wizarding World... The Unofficial Harry Potter Character Compendium - Mugglenet'S Ultimate Guide to Who's Who in the Wizarding World (Hardcover)
Editors of Mugglenet Com, The Editors Of Mugglenet 1
R459 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R56 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mask - Making, Using and Performing (Paperback, New edition): Mike Chase Mask - Making, Using and Performing (Paperback, New edition)
Mike Chase
R776 R520 Discovery Miles 5 200 Save R256 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Based on many years' experience training and working across the world, Mike Chase brings his expertise to this most comprehensive book for practitioners in mask drama. Extensively illustrated with beautiful photography, the book expresses perfectly the energy of how masks work in drama, therapy and teaching. Beginning with detailed instructions on how to make different masks, Mike moves on to the specifics of the four temperaments: the Choleric, Sanguine, Phlegmatic and Melancholic. He suggests many workshop exercises that can be used in dramatic, therapeutic and team-building scenarios, making this an indispensable book both for teachers and psychologists.

Victor Spinetti Up Front... - His Strictly Confidential Autobiography (Hardcover): Victor Spinetti Victor Spinetti Up Front... - His Strictly Confidential Autobiography (Hardcover)
Victor Spinetti 2
R461 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R109 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Described by Sir Paul McCartney as "the man who makes clouds disappear", Victor Spinetti is one of Britain's best-loved and most outrageous performers. He became known to the Sixties generation through his comedic roles in the landmark Beatles films and the now classic Return of the Pink Panther, starring Peter Sellers, and his remarkable wit and versatility has earned him fresh popularity with every generation since. A veteran stage actor, writer and director, Spinetti gives us an irresistible account of his own life, from his Welsh-Italian upbringing to his role as one of the few trusted friends of the Beatles - they insisted he was in every film they made - through to his recent portrayal of Einstein on stage in London. Highlights include his 1964 Tony award for his Sergeant Major in Joan Littlewood's Oh What a Lovely War!, working with Laurence Olivier, close encounters with Marlene Dietrich, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and collaboration with John Lennon on `In His Own Write', the play he subsequently directed at the National Theatre. Up Front contains startling new insights into life with the Beatles, and a selection of previously unpublished photos of the Fab Four. Spinetti's charismatic personality and his fabulous ability to entertain, spanning over forty years and forty films, combine to make this a book of exquisite charm, joy and irreverence.

Who am I, again? (Hardcover, Main): Lenny Henry Who am I, again? (Hardcover, Main)
Lenny Henry 1
R529 R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Save R104 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

HOW DO YOU BEAT THE BULLIES AND THE BIGOTS? HERE'S HOW. The heart-breaking, inspirational (and very funny) story of the man who overcame so much, and won a very special place in a nation's heart. 'A proper delight to read: honest, revealing, human, and always, at its heart, funny.' NEIL GAIMAN *** In his long-awaited autobiography, Sir Lenny Henry tells the extraordinary story of his early years and sudden rise to fame. Born soon after his Jamaican parents had arrived in the Midlands, Lenny was raised as one of seven siblings in a boisterous working household, and sent out into the world with his mum's mantra of 'H'integration! H'integration! H'integration!' echoing in his ears. But 1970s Britain was a hard place, and a bewildering experience for a lone black teenager. A natural ability to make people laugh came in handy. At school it helped subdue the daily racist bullying. In the park, it led to lifelong friendships and occasional snogs. Soon, it would put him on stage at working men's clubs and Black Country discotheques -before an invitation to a TV audition changed his life for ever. ***BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week***

Crazy Screenwriting Secrets - How to Capture A Global Audience (Paperback): Weiko Lin Crazy Screenwriting Secrets - How to Capture A Global Audience (Paperback)
Weiko Lin
R655 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R232 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Analysis of Performance Art - A Guide to its Theory and Practice (Paperback): Anthony Howell, A. Howell The Analysis of Performance Art - A Guide to its Theory and Practice (Paperback)
Anthony Howell, A. Howell
R917 Discovery Miles 9 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This finely illustrated book offers a simple yet comprehensive 'grammar' of a new discipline. Performance Art first became popular in the fifties when artists began creating 'happenings'. Since then the artist as a performer has challenged many of the accepted rules of the theatre and radically altered our notion of what constitutes visual art. This is the first publication to outline the essential characteristics of the field and to put forward a method for teaching the subject as a discipline distinct from dance, drama, painting or sculpture.
Taking the theory of primary and secondary colours as his model, Anthony Howell posits three primaries of action and shows how these may be mixed to obtain a secondary range of actions. Based on a taught course, the system is designed for practical use in the studio and is also entertaining to explore. Examples are cited from leading performance groups and practitioners such as Bobbie Baker, Orlan, Stelarc, Annie Sprinkle, Robert Wilson, Goat Island, and Station House Opera.
This volume, however, is not just an illustrated grammar of action - it also shows how the syntax of that grammar has psychoanalytic repercussions. This enables the performer to relate the system to lived experience, ensuring a realisation that meaning is being dealt with through these actions and that the stystem set forth is more than a dry structuring of the characteristics of movement.
Freud's notion of 'transference' and Lacan's understanding of 'repetition' are compared to a performer's usage of the same terms. Thus the book provides a psychoanalytic critique of performance at the same time as it outlines an efficient method for creating live work on both fine art and theatre courses.

Tournaments - Jousts, Chivalry and Pageants in the Middle Ages (Paperback, New Ed): Richard Barber, Juliet Barker Tournaments - Jousts, Chivalry and Pageants in the Middle Ages (Paperback, New Ed)
Richard Barber, Juliet Barker
R528 Discovery Miles 5 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Will appeal to a wide audience. It is beautifully presented...the illustrations add further glory to a thorough historical analysis which is based on extensive research in Europe-wide sources... particularly useful in bringing to our attention lesser-known materials from the Iberian peninsula. The level of discussion, range and thoroughness of treatment and excellence of annotation make this a useful reference work for the academic historian too: it is hard to find any aspect of tournaments that is not covered."HISTORY The first serious study of tournaments throughout Europe reveals their importance - in the training of the medieval knight, the development of arms and armour, as an instrument of political patronage, and as a grand public spectacle.

Taming of the Shrew (Paperback, Annotated edition): William Shakespeare Taming of the Shrew (Paperback, Annotated edition)
William Shakespeare
R139 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R21 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Folger Shakespeare Library
The world's leading center for Shakespeare studies
Each edition includes:
- Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play
- Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
- Scene-by-scene plot summaries
- A key to famous lines and phrases
- An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language
- An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
- Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books
Essay by Karen Newman
The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.

Only Here For A Visit - A Life Lived to the Full - from Sporting Glories to Wild Stories (Hardcover): Alan Brazil Only Here For A Visit - A Life Lived to the Full - from Sporting Glories to Wild Stories (Hardcover)
Alan Brazil
R502 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R93 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The hilarious, no holds barred autobiography from sporting legend and broadcaster Alan Brazil. As Alan recounts tales from his extraordinary life, he relives the sporting occasions, radio broadcasts and famously long drinking sessions that have defined his career. He takes readers inside the talkSPORT studio for a behind-the-scenes view of his most memorable interviews, and talks for the first time about the on-pitch rivalries and dressing room debriefs of his footballing career. With his typically outspoken and irreverent delivery, Alan shares everything from his thoughts on how the sports he loves have changed to his top tips for picking winners (and many losers) at Cheltenham. And he revels in wine-soaked jaunts in the South of France and late-night supermarket sweeps with Ray Parlour - if you can keep up. Packed full of never-before-told stories, refreshing appraisals, sporting controversy and a cast of larger-than-life characters, this is a brutally honesty and wickedly funny insight into an extraordinary life.

Queens of Comedy - Lucille Ball, Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and the New Generation of Funny Women (Hardcover):... Queens of Comedy - Lucille Ball, Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and the New Generation of Funny Women (Hardcover)
Susan Horowitz
R3,045 Discovery Miles 30 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Through candid personal interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, and other visionary performers, Queens of Comedy explores how comediennes have redefined the roles of women in not only the entertainment business, but society as a whole. Detailing both their public and private lives - as well as their many and varied performances - Queen of Comedy examines the impact these women have had on the predominantly male-oriented world of comedy. Performers like Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and their more recent counterparts, comediennes Brett Butler and Roseanne, have helped to sift women's roles in comedy from object to subject. This book maps out this shift, providing an often brutally honest picture of women's lives in both the spotlight of comedy and this modern world.

Encyclopedia of British Humorists - Geoffrey Chaucer to John Cleese (Hardcover): Steven H. Gale Encyclopedia of British Humorists - Geoffrey Chaucer to John Cleese (Hardcover)
Steven H. Gale
R9,503 Discovery Miles 95 030 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

HUMOR IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF BRITISH LIFE AND LITERATURE
In "The Screwtape Letters, " C.S. Lewis's title character observes that Jokes and Flippancy are valued so highly by the English, "who take their 'sense of humour' so seriously that a deficiency in this sense is almost the only deficiency at which they feel shame." J.B. Priestly, too, in a related observation comments: "It is curious that so few foreigners have noticed that we English are a humorous race....In no other country will you hear so much talk about a sense of humour."
COVERS HUMOROUS LITERATURE FROM MEDIEVAL TO MODERN TIMES
Now for the first time, a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work tackles the subject of humor as it has been expressed in British literature, from "Beowulf" to the present. The 206 signed original essays represent the work of 119 scholars from seven countries and diverse disciplines. Major literary figures such as Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, G.B. Shaw, and Noel Coward are included, as well as lesser known lights such as Francis Beaumont, Stella Gibbons, and George Du Maurier. Readers may be surprised to learn that other literary luminaries such as W.H. Auden, Winston Churchill, Samuel Johnson, and Edith Sitwell have also produced humorous writings.
ANALYZES LITERARY AND COMIC TECHNIQUES
The most important feature of the essays is their literary analysis, which provides an overview of the author's writings, as well as in-depth analyses of comic techniques in the subject's major works. A biography helps place the writer in historical context, providing such information as the place and date of birth, education, honors and achievements, marital status, and place and date of death. In addition to the signed essays, the "Encyclopedia" includes a preface, a chronological index, a list of pseudonyms, an introduction, a list of the contributors, and an index.

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