Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Category
          Publication Country
            Latest Additions
            Language
              Price
              -

              Books by Simon Shepherd

              Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

              Total 40 jump to: go ‹ previous1234next ›
              Direction: Readings in Theatre Practice
                

              Direction: Readings in Theatre Practice (Paperback)

              By Shepherd, Simon

              • RRP: $118.50
              • $118.50
              • Internationally sourced

              Is directing an art? Do directors need to be trained? What do directors actually do? These questions and more are answered in this accessibly written survey of the art of theatre direction. Its broad scope ranges across the theatres of both America and Europe, looking at practice...s from Stanislavski up to the present day.
              Read more

              ISBN 9780230276222
              Released NZ 17 Dec 2012
              Publisher Macmillan Education
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Readings in Theatre Practice
              Availability
              Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
              View details for this title
              The Barred Window
               

              The Barred Window (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Taylor, Andrew; Read by Shepherd, Simon

              • RRP: $44.99
              • $38.24
              • Save $6.75
              • In Stock At Publisher

              Is Esmond all that he seems? And why is he so concerned that Alice wants to come home too? Darling Alice, whom neither have seen since that fateful night 26 year ago...It is 1993 and Thomas Penmarsh has lived in Finisterre, the house by the sea, all his life, sleeping each night ...in the room with the barred window. He's only 48 but has been an old man since one evening in 1967 when he lost everything he valued. However, now his controlling mother has died and he is master of the house. When Esmond, his cousin and childhood confidant, comes to live with him, Thomas is overjoyed - Esmond always looks after him.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781489370846
              Published NZ 28 Dec 2016
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
              View details for this title
              Studying Plays
               

              Studying Plays (Hardback, 4th Revised edition)

              By Wallis, Mick; Shepherd, Simon

              • RRP: $132.00
              • $132.00
              • To Order

              Now in its 4th edition, this is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the critical study of drama. Using familiar examples of classic and contemporary works such as Shakespeare's King Lear, Ibsen's A Doll's House and Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good, the book... explores the essential elements of play texts, from character, dialogue and plot to theatrical space. With more in depth guidance on how to study plays in and as performance, both live and in recordings available online, the 4th edition of Studying Plays now includes: - new examples throughout the book drawn from a range of 21st-century plays by established and emergent writers for diverse theatres and companies - new explorations of how plays structure and engage audience response - a complete new section on the analysis of theatre of witness and testimony; monodrama; and postdramatic texts.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781350007338
              Released NZ 25 Jan 2018
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Availability
              Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
              View details for this title
              Theatre, Body and Pleasure
               

              Theatre, Body and Pleasure (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Shepherd, Simon

              • RRP: $70.99
              • $70.99
              • In Stock At Publisher

              Breaking new ground in the study of performance theory, this maverick and powerful project from renowned Renaissance scholar and queer theorist Simon Shepherd presents a unique take on theory and the physical reality of theatre. Examining a range of material, Theatre, Body, Pleas...ure addresses a significant gap in the literary and drama studies arenas and explores the interplay of bodily value, the art of bodies and the physical responses to that art. It explains first how the body makes meaning and carries value. Then it describes the relationships between time and space and body. The book's features include: * large historical range, from medieval to postmodern * case studies offering close readings of written texts * examples of how to 'read for the body', exploring written text as a 'discipline' of the body * breadth of cultural reference, from stage plays through to dance culture * a range of theoretical approaches, including dance analysis and phenomenology Writing in accessible prose, Shepherd introduces new ways of analyzing dramatic text and has produced a book which is part theatre history, part dramatic criticism and part theatrical tour de force. Students of drama, theatre and performance studies and cultural studies will find this an absolute must read.
              Read more

              ISBN 9780415253758
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2005
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Availability
              In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
              View details for this title
              Caroline Minuscule
               

              Caroline Minuscule (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Taylor, Andrew; Read by Shepherd, Simon

              • RRP: $44.99
              • $38.24
              • Save $6.75
              • In Stock At Publisher

              The first book in Andrew Taylor's acclaimed William Dougal crime series - from the Richard & Judy bestselling author of The American Boy. William Dougal, a post-graduate expert in the medieval script of Caroline Minuscule, stumbles on the garroted corpse of his tutor and finds hi...mself embroiled in a hunt for a cache of diamonds, in a deadly fairy story in which no one obeys the rules. Least of all Dougal's girlfriend Amanda. As the body count rises, the couple pursue the diamonds from London to an East Anglian cathedral close, from Cambridge to a wintry Suffolk estuary.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781489360151
              Published NZ 28 Sep 2016
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series William Dougal
              Availability
              In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
              View details for this title
              Waiting for the End of the World
               

              Waiting for the End of the World (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Taylor, Andrew; Read by Shepherd, Simon

              • RRP: $44.99
              • $38.24
              • Save $6.75
              • In Stock At Publisher

              It's a difficult time for William Dougal. He's given up smoking and, to make matters worse, a touch of blackmail persuades him into doing a job for his old adversary, James Hanbury. Nothing complicated - all he has to do is keep an eye on Dr Vertag, the leader of a lunatic fringe... survival group. But he has hardly started when the barman who tried to warn him off is murdered. Suddenly Zelda appears from Dougal's murky past. Zelda is big, black and very beautiful. And just as suddenly she is kidnapped from his flat. Dougal's natural desire to rescue her plunges him into a maelstrom of criminal activities. The shadow of James Hanbury hangs over everything. Like truth itself, Hanbury is rarely pure and never simple.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781489386236
              Published NZ 28 Mar 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series William Dougal
              Availability
              In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
              View details for this title
              Waiting for the End of the World
               

              Waiting for the End of the World (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Taylor, Andrew; Read by Shepherd, Simon

              • RRP: $44.99
              • $38.24
              • Save $6.75
              • In Stock At Publisher

              It's a difficult time for William Dougal. He's given up smoking and, to make matters worse, a touch of blackmail persuades him into doing a job for his old adversary, James Hanbury. Nothing complicated - all he has to do is keep an eye on Dr Vertag, the leader of a lunatic fringe... survival group. But he has hardly started when the barman who tried to warn him off is murdered. Suddenly Zelda appears from Dougal's murky past. Zelda is big, black and very beautiful. And just as suddenly she is kidnapped from his flat. Dougal's natural desire to rescue her plunges him into a maelstrom of criminal activities. The shadow of James Hanbury hangs over everything. Like truth itself, Hanbury is rarely pure and never simple.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781489386243
              Published NZ 28 Mar 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series William Dougal
              Availability
              In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
              View details for this title
              Drama/Theatre/Performance
               

              Drama/Theatre/Performance (Paperback)

              By Shepherd, Simon; Wallis, Mick

              • RRP: $32.99
              • $32.99
              • To Order

              This text explores the concept of these related terms and considers the complex relationship that exists between all three. This useful guidebook is an essential read for any student of literature, drama, theatre and performance studies.

              ISBN 9780415234948
              Released NZ 16 Sep 2004
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series The New Critical Idiom
              Availability
              Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
              View details for this title
              ORLAN: A Hybrid Body of Artworks
               

              ORLAN: A Hybrid Body of Artworks (Paperback)

              Edited by Donger, Simon; Shepherd, Simon

              • RRP: $79.99
              • $79.99
              • In Stock At Publisher

              Offers a retrospective of Orlan, one of the most challenging of artists. This book covers her career in performance art and its recurring themes of religion, genetics, femininity, and technology.

              ISBN 9780415562348
              Released NZ 20 May 2010
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Availability
              In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
              View details for this title
              Studying Plays

              Studying Plays (Paperback, 3rd edition)

              By Shepherd, Simon; Wallis, Mick

              • RRP: $49.99
              • $38.99
              • Save $11.00
              • To Order/ Indent titles

              Studying Plays is a comprehensive introduction to understanding plays which examines and explains the key elements of drama such as character, dialogue, plot, action, the body and space, and draws on classic and contemporary plays from King Lear to Shopping and F**king.

              ISBN 9780340985144
              Released NZ 4 Nov 2010
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Studying...
              Availability
              Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
              View details for this title
              Total 40 jump to: go ‹ previous1234next ›