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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 41 results in Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies
  1. Performance and Phenomenology

    Traditions and Transformations

    Edited by Maaike Bleeker, Jon Foley Sherman, Eirini Nedelkopoulou

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book offers a timely discussion about the interventions and tensions between two contested and contentious fields, performance and phenomenology, with international case studies that map an emerging 21st century terrain of critical and performance practice. Building on the foundational texts...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Historical Affects and the Early Modern Theater

    Edited by Ronda Arab, Michelle Dowd, Adam Zucker

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This collection of original essays honors the groundbreaking scholarship of Jean E. Howard by exploring cultural and economic constructions of affect in the early modern theater. While historicist and materialist inquiry has dominated early modern theater studies in recent years, the historically...

    Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  3. Play, Performance, and Identity

    How Institutions Structure Ludic Spaces

    Edited by Matt Omasta, Drew Chappell

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Play helps define who we are as human beings. However, many of the leisurely/ludic activities people participate in are created and governed by corporate entities with social, political, and business agendas. As such, it is critical that scholars understand and explicate the ideological...

    Published February 24th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Representing China on the Historical London Stage

    From Orientalism to Intercultural Performance

    By Dongshin Chang

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book provides a critical study of how China was represented on the historical London stage in selected examples from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth century—which corresponds with the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), China’s last monarchy. The examples show that during this...

    Published February 18th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Politics and Reception of Rabindranath Tagore’s Drama

    The Bard on the Stage

    By Arnab Bhattacharya, Mala Renganathan

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This is the first volume to focus specifically on Rabindranath Tagore’s dramatic literature, visiting translations and adaptations of Tagore’s drama, and cross-cultural encounters in his works. As Asia’s first Nobel Laureate, Tagore’s highly original plays occupy a central position in the Indian...

    Published December 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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