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Edward Bond: A Critical Study

Edward Bond: A Critical Study

  • Author: P. Billingham
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137368012
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 182
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This new study of one of Britain's greatest modern playwrights represents the first major, extended discussion of Edward Bond's work in over twenty years. The book combines rigorous and stimulating analysis and discussion of Bond's plays and ideas about drama and society. For the first time, there is also discussion of selected plays from his later, post-2000 period, including Innocence and Have I None, alongside explorations of widely studied plays such as Saved.

The James Bond Phenomenon

The James Bond Phenomenon

A Critical Reader

  • Author: Christoph Lindner
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719065415
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 268
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Sean Connery's tuxedo, Ursula Andress' bikini, Oddjob's bowler hat, and Q's gadgets are just a few defining features of the 007 world examined in this text. Drawn from the fields of literary, film, music and cultural studies, the essays in this collection range from revitalized readings of Ian Fleming's spy novels to the analysis of Pussy Galore's lesbianism, Miss Monneypenny's filmic feminism and Pierce Brosnan's techno-fetishism. Together the essays not only consider the James Bond novels and films in relation to their historical, political and social contexts, from the Cold-War period onwards, but also examine the classic bond canon from an array of theoretical perspectives. What the text aims to show is that there is much more to the 007 series than cheap thrills, fast cars and beautiful women. Leach, among others, Lindner illustrates not only how the Bond character has conquered the globe, but has sustained its pre-eminence across six decades. Starting with the original books and moving through the films, the music and the marketing, this study should be of use to students of film, media, popular literature, marketing and cultural studies.

Edward Bond Letters

Edward Bond Letters

  • Author: Edward Bond
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415270205
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 201
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Edward Bond Letters 5 contains over thirty letters and papers covering Bond's controversial views on violence and justice, plays, writers and directors, and a postscript that is Bond's discussion of the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. As always the explosive content of these letters applies to Bond's plays and society as a whole. We learn through these absorbing letters his attitude to violence. Bond believes that all violence is the manifestation of an unbalanced and dangerous society. As with the four preceding volumes in this collection, Edward Bond is critical of our present theatre, but at the same time his observations are useful in indicating how theatre can be changed. Bond's illustrations provide a lively accompaniment to the letters.

Edward Bond: Letters 2

Edward Bond: Letters 2

  • Author: Ian Stuart
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134363184
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 237
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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures

An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures

  • Author: Thomas Hartwell Horne
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bible
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Spirituality and Desire in Leonard Cohen's Songs and Poems

Spirituality and Desire in Leonard Cohen's Songs and Poems

Visions from the Tower of Song

  • Author: Peter Billingham
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781443816861
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"This volume represents the first ever collection of essays on Leonard Cohen to be published in the UK and one of the very first to be produced internationally. The essays range from unique insights offered by Cohen's award-winning, authorised biographer Sylvie Simmons through to discussions of major themes in Cohen's output, such as spirituality and desire, and include creative reflections from a filmmaker and poets upon their own creative response to his practice. Emerging from a one day symposium organised by Professor Peter Billingham at the University of Winchester, UK, to celebrate Cohen's 80th birthday, this Festschrift collection represents a uniquely stimulating, insightful and provocative discussion of the songs and poems of Leonard Cohen, combining academic rigour with serious engagement with this remarkable poet and singer-songwriter. With a career now spanning over a long lifetime, from iconic favourites such as "Suzanne" and "Bird on the Wire" through to more recent worldwide successes such as "Hallelujah" and "Anthem", this book is a must-read for cultural studies scholars and Cohen aficionados alike. "

The Troubadour Lyric

The Troubadour Lyric

A Psychocritical Reading

  • Author: Rouben Charles Cholakian
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719032158
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 208
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Applies psychoanalytic and feminist theory to a close analysis of the feminine love object and the portrayal of gender relationships in the work of five major troubadours, and concludes that far from comprising a cult of love and femininity, the poems are the product of an androcentric, homosocial culture that excludes women and places its fears and inadequacies on them. Distributed in the US by St. Martin's. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Contemporary British Drama

Contemporary British Drama

  • Author: David Lane
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748643249
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 240
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This book provides a critical assessment of dramatic literature since 1995, situating texts, companies and writers in a cultural, political and social context. It examines the shifting role of the playwright, the dominant genres and emerging styles of the past decade and how they are related.Beginning with an examination of how dramatic literature and the writer are placed in the contemporary theatre, the book then provides detailed analyses of the texts, companies and writing processes involved in six different professional contexts: new writing, verbatim theatre, writing and devising, Black and Asian theatre, writing for young people and adaptation and transposition. The chapters cover contemporary practitioners, including Simon Stephens, Gregory Burke, Robin Soans, Alecky Blythe, Kneehigh Theatre, Punchdrunk, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Edward Bond, Filter Theatre and Headlong, and offers detailed case-studies and examples of their work.

Danny Boyle - Lust for Life

Danny Boyle - Lust for Life

A Critical Analysis of All the Films from Shallow Grave to 127 Hours

  • Author: Mark Browning
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
  • ISBN: 0957112807
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 231
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Danny Boyle is one of contemporary filmmaking’s most exciting talents. Since the early 1990s he has steadily created a body of work that crosses genres and defies easy categorisation, from black humour (Shallow Grave), gritty realism (Trainspotting), screwball comedy (A Life Less Ordinary), cult adaptations (The Beach), and horror (28 Days Later), to science fiction (Sunshine), children’s drama (Millions), love stories (Slumdog Millionaire) and tales of personal redemption (127 Hours). Unlike many of his peers, Boyle seems most comfortable when working with modest budgets, relying on acting ability rather than special effects, and surrounding himself with a trusted team of writers, cinematographers and production designers. His restless energy, vitality and drive find their expression in the celebratory tone of his films – their lust for life. In this book, Mark Browning provides a rigorous but highly accessible analysis of Boyle’s work, discussing the processes by which he absorbs generic and literary influences, the way he gains powerful performances both from inexperienced casts and A-list stars, his portrayal of regional identity, his use of moral dilemmas as a narrative trigger, and the religious undercurrents that permeate his films.

Theatre Theory and Performance

Theatre Theory and Performance

A Critical Interrogation

  • Author: Siddhartha Biswas
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1527502600
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 115
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Over the last few centuries, the world as we know it has seen remarkable change and the arts – including theatre – have faced new challenges. Theatre is now no longer a simple point of entertainment laced with instruction or dissent, but is perceived as a more collaborative idea that looks at ever-changing paradigms. All over the world, theatre now is a dynamic process that simultaneously retains tradition and delves into extreme experimentations. This book represents a starting point for a much-needed critical interrogation. It looks at the constant features of European theatre and brings in some Indian elements, positing both in their respective locations, as well as looking at the symbiosis that has been functioning for some time.