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Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies


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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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Devised Theatre’s Collaborative Performance Making Masterpieces from Collective Concepts

Devised Theatre’s Collaborative Performance: Making Masterpieces from Collective Concepts

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By Telory D Arendell
October 14, 2022

This book provides a fascinating and concise history of devised theatre practice. As both a founding member of Philadelphia’s Pig Iron Theater Company and a Professor, Telory Arendell begins this journey with a brief history of Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop and Living Newspapers through ...

The Spectre of Tradition and the Aesthetic-Political Movement of Theatre and Performance An Intercultural Perspective

The Spectre of Tradition and the Aesthetic-Political Movement of Theatre and Performance: An Intercultural Perspective

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By Min Tian
October 13, 2022

This book interrogates anew the phenomenon of tradition in a dialogical debate with a host of Western thinkers and critical minds. In contrast to the predominantly Western approaches, which look at traditions (Western and non-Western) from a predominantly (Western) modernist perspective, this book...

“Don’t Forget The Pierrots!'' The Complete History of British Pierrot Troupes & Concert Parties

“Don’t Forget The Pierrots!'' The Complete History of British Pierrot Troupes & Concert Parties

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By Tony Lidington
September 30, 2022

This volume is the first authoritative historical textbook to look at the origins, development and evolution of seaside Pierrot troupes and concert parties and their popular performance heritage. It will provide, for the first time, a definition of the Pierrot troupe and its evolution from the ...

Appropriations of Irish Drama in Modern Korean Nationalist Theatre

Appropriations of Irish Drama in Modern Korean Nationalist Theatre

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By Hunam Yun
September 09, 2022

This book investigates the translation field as a hybrid space for the competing claims between the colonisers and the colonised. By tracing the process of the importation and appropriation of Irish drama in colonial Korea, this study shows how the intervention of the competing agents – both the ...

Shakespeare and Tourism

Shakespeare and Tourism

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Edited By Robert Ormsby, Valerie Clayman Pye
August 19, 2022

Shakespeare and Tourism provides a dialogical mapping of Shakespeare studies and touristic theory through a collection of essays by scholars on a wide range of material. This volume examines how Shakespeare tourism has evolved since its inception, and how the phenomenon has been influenced and ...

Rapa Nui Theatre Staging Indigenous Identities in Easter Island

Rapa Nui Theatre: Staging Indigenous Identities in Easter Island

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By Moira Fortin Cornejo
August 18, 2022

This book examines the relationships between theatrical representations and socio-political aspects of Rapa Nui culture from pre-colonial times to the present. This is the first book written about the production of Rapa Nui theatre, which is understood as a unique and culturally distinct ...

Contemporary Chinese Queer Performance

Contemporary Chinese Queer Performance

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By Hongwei Bao
August 12, 2022

In this ground-breaking study, Hongwei Bao analyses queer theatre and performance in contemporary China. This book documents various forms of queer performance – including music, film, theatre, and political activism – in the first two decades of the twenty first century. In doing so, Bao argues ...

Staging Rebellion in the Musical, Hair Marginalised Voices in Musical Theatre

Staging Rebellion in the Musical, Hair: Marginalised Voices in Musical Theatre

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By Sarah Elisabeth Browne
August 05, 2022

This volume provides a comprehensive survey of the musical Hair and will offer critical analysis which focuses on giving voice to those who are historically considered to be on the margins of musical theatre history. Sarah Browne interrogates key scenes from the musical which will seek ...

Live Visuals History, Theory, Practice

Live Visuals: History, Theory, Practice

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Edited By Steve Gibson, Stefan Arisona, Donna Leishman, Atau Tanaka
July 29, 2022

This volume surveys the key histories, theories and practice of artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, architects and technologists that have worked and continue to work with visual material in real time. Covering a wide historical period from Pythagoras’s mathematics of music and colour in ...

Marginality Beyond Return US Cuban Performances in the 1980s and 1990s

Marginality Beyond Return: US Cuban Performances in the 1980s and 1990s

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By Lillian Manzor
July 29, 2022

This study is an exploration of US Cuban theatrical performances written and staged primarily between 1980 and 2000. Lillian Manzor analyzes early plays by Magaly Alabau, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, María Irene Fornés, Eduardo Machado, Manuel Martín Jr., and Carmelita Tropicana as well as these ...

Playwriting in Europe Mapping Ecosystems and Practices with Fabulamundi

Playwriting in Europe: Mapping Ecosystems and Practices with Fabulamundi

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By Margherita Laera
July 19, 2022

This book maps contemporary playwriting and theatre translation practices and ecologies in the European continent. Whether you are a scholar researching contemporary drama and translation, or a theatre practitioner looking for ways to navigate theatrical conventions in other countries, this book is...

Functions of Medieval English Stage Directions Analysis and Catalogue

Functions of Medieval English Stage Directions: Analysis and Catalogue

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By Philip Butterworth
July 14, 2022

When we speak of theatre, we think we know what a stage direction is: we tend to think of it as an authorial requirement, devised to be complementary to the spoken text and directed at those who put on a play as to what, when, where, how or why a moment, action or its staging should be completed. ...

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