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Modern Critical Interpretations: Julius Caesar

Chelsea House Publishers 1988

PR 2808 .W54 1988

This book is part of the series of Modern Critical Interpretations of well-known novels, dramas and poems. It includes a bibliography and chronology of Shakespeare’s life and works. Among other subjects, the contributing critics analyze the role of dreams in Julius Caesar, character flaws in Brutus, ironic heroism and the rhetoric of ancient Rome. The editor is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. (EG)
Bonney, Jo

Extreme Exposure: An Anthology of Solo Performance Texts from the 20th Century

Theater Communications Group 2000

PS 627 .M63 E98 2000

From Beatrice Herford, who performed at the beginning of the twentieth century, to Anna Deavere Smith, script experts from more than 50 solo writer/performers are included in this anthology. Smith’s contribution includes three experts from Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 nicely introduced by Lani Guinier. Also present are “Moms” Mabley, Ruth Draper, Lenny Bruce, Lily Tomlin, Laurie Anderson, Spalding Gray, Eric Bogosian, John Leguizamo, and Whoopi Goldberg. The book is arranged chronologically to show how the art of the storytelling monologue has evolved in both presentation and content and to make audible, as editor Jo Bonney writes in her preface, “the flow of voices over decades.” (EG)

Booth, Eric

The Everyday Work of Art

Sourcebooks, Inc.

N 71 .B66 1997

The author considers art a continuing process of involving ourselves in our everyday experiences to gain a fresh grasp on the quality of our lives and to bring new meaning to the commonplace activities we encounter. The focus is on the cultivation of art in American culture, schools, and communities to enrich our society. (NK)

Bordman, Gerald

The Concise Oxford Companion to American Theatre

Oxford University Press

Ready Ref PN 2220 .B6 1984

This volume includes abbreviated and annotated biographies of the American theater - actors, playwrights, producers, acting schools, and acting associations. It also has a section containing synopses of American plays of major importance dating from 1908 through 1983. (PT)

Bordwell, David and Kristin Thompson
Film Art: An Introduction with Tutorial CD-ROM

McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2008

PN1995 .B617 2008

Film is an art form with a language and an aesthetic all its own. Since 1979, Film Art by David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson has been the best-selling and widely respected introduction to the study of cinema. Using a skills-centered approach, the authors strive to help students develop a core set of analytical tools that will deepen their understanding of any film, in any genre. Film Art is generously illustrated with frame enlargements that enable students to view images taken directly from the completed films. Building on these strengths, the eighth edition has been revised to be even more classroom friendly by introducing film techniques earlier in the text, followed by the chapters on different genres in film.

Bronowski, Jacob
Visionary Eye: Essays in the Arts, Literature, and Science

MIT Press, 1981

NX65 .B696 1981

This book comprises several of Bronowski’s essays on many different topics, including the senses and perception, music and metaphor, design and engineering, and the functions of the imagination. What distinguishes Bronowski’s take on the imagination from other works is that it is seen through a scientific lens; he examines the necessity and impact of creativity along a spectrum of diverse human pursuits. Bronowski draws on an impressive range of resources to elucidate his ideas about creativity and imagination. In one chapter, he examines artifacts to reveal that all people, regardless of their culture, act on an innate urge to create. In fact, the author believes that the product of every innovative human activity is an artifact. From Sumerian idiograms to the poetry of William Blake, Bronowski evinces great respect for the products of our imaginative capacity, which separates us from all other animals. His tone is highly knowledgeable but warm, and though he does not seek concrete conclusions about the mind, he supports the imagination’s centrality to human endeavors. Bronowski concludes one essay by writing that “the work of art is essentially an unfinished statement” (126). It is our job, then, to complete that statement, by noticing and interacting with a work, and allowing our imaginations to spin off in infinite directions as we mull over its open questions.

Broudy, Harry S.

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