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Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Considering theatre and performance alongside topics such as religion, politics, gender, race, ecology, and the avant-garde, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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1-10 of 37 results in Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies
  1. Performing Asian Transnationalisms

    Theatre, Identity, and the Geographies of Performance

    By Amanda Rogers

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book makes a significant contribution to interdisciplinary engagements between Theatre Studies and Cultural Geography in its analysis of how theatre articulates transnational geographies of Asian culture and identity. Deploying a geographical approach to transnational culture, Rogers analyses...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance

    Edited by Victoria Pettersen Lantz, Angela Sweigart-Gallagher

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance explores how children and young people fit into national political theatre and, moreover, how youth enact interrogative, patriotic, and/or antagonistic performances as they develop their own relationship with nationhood. Children are often seen as...

    Published July 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Shakespeare, Theatre, and Time

    By Matthew Wagner

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    That Shakespeare thematized time thoroughly, almost obsessively, in his plays is well established: time is, among other things, a 'devourer' (Love's Labour's Lost), one who can untie knots (Twelfth Night), or, perhaps most famously, simply ‘out of joint’ (Hamlet). Yet most critical commentary on...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Theatre and National Identity

    Re-Imagining Conceptions of Nation

    Edited by Nadine Holdsworth

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book explores the ways that pre-existing ‘national’ works or ‘national theatre’ sites can offer a rich source of material for speaking to the contemporary moment because of the resonances or associations they offer of a different time, place, politics, or culture. Featuring a broad...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Politics of Interweaving Performance Cultures

    Beyond Postcolonialism

    Edited by Erika Fischer-Lichte, Torsten Jost, Saskya Iris Jain

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book provides a timely intervention in the fields of performance studies and theatre history, and to larger issues of global cultural exchange. The authors offer a provocative argument for rethinking the scholarly assessment of how diverse performative cultures interact, how they are...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Art, Vision, and Nineteenth-Century Realist Drama

    Acts of Seeing

    By Amy Holzapfel

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Realism in theatre is traditionally defined as a mere seed of modernism, a crude attempt to reproduce an exact copy of reality on stage. Art, Vision & Nineteenth-Century Realist Drama redefines realism as a complex and under-examined form of visual modernism, one that positioned theatre at the...

    Published December 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Political and Protest Theatre after 9/11

    Patriotic Dissent

    Edited by Jenny Spencer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This collection documents and examines political and protest theatre produced between the 9/11 attacks in 2001 and Obama’s election in 2008 by British and American artists responding to their own governments’ actions and policies during this time. The plays take up topics such as the ongoing wars...

    Published November 8th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Grotowski, Women, and Contemporary Performance

    Meetings with Remarkable Women

    By Virginie Magnat

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    As the first examination of women's foremost contributions to Jerzy Grotowski's cross-cultural investigation of performance, this book complements and broadens existing literature by offering a more diverse and inclusive re-assessment of Grotowski's legacy, thereby probing its significance for...

    Published October 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Translation and Adaptation in Theatre and Film

    Edited by Katja Krebs

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book provides a pioneering and provocative exploration of the rich synergies between adaptation studies and translation studies and is the first genuine attempt to discuss the rather loose usage of the concepts of translation and adaptation in terms of theatre and film. At the heart of this...

    Published August 15th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Religion, Theatre, and Performance

    Acts of Faith

    Edited by Lance Gharavi

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    The intersections of religion, politics, and performance form the loci of many of the most serious issues facing the world today, sites where some of the world’s most pressing and momentous events are contested and played out. That this circumstance warrants continued, thoughtful, and imaginative...

    Published July 8th 2013 by Routledge