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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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Poetic Images, Presence, and the Theater of Kenotic Rituals

Poetic Images, Presence, and the Theater of Kenotic Rituals

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By Eniko Sepsi
September 30, 2021

This book explores the interrelation of contemporary French theatre and poetry. Using the pictorial turn in the various branches of art and science, its observable features, and the theoretical framework of the conceptual metaphor, this study seeks to gather together the divergent manners in ...

Opera in Performance Analyzing the Performative Dimension of Opera Productions

Opera in Performance: Analyzing the Performative Dimension of Opera Productions

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By Clemens Risi
September 28, 2021

Opera in Performance elucidates the performative dimension of contemporary opera productions. What are the most striking and decisive moments in a performance? Why do we respond so strongly to staging’s that transform familiar scenes, to performers’ bodily presence, and to virtuosic voices as ...

Surviving Theatre The Living Archive of Spectatorship

Surviving Theatre: The Living Archive of Spectatorship

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By Marco Pustianaz
September 24, 2021

Written soon before and in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic when theatre ground to a halt and spectatorship was suspended, this book takes stock of spectatorship as theatre’s living archive and affirms its value in the midst of the present crisis. Drawing from a manifold affective archive of ...

Barrie Kosky on the Contemporary Australian Stage Affect, Post-Tragedy, Emergency

Barrie Kosky on the Contemporary Australian Stage: Affect, Post-Tragedy, Emergency

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By Charlotte Farrell
September 17, 2021

This book examines select Australian theatre productions by director, Barrie Kosky. Barrie Kosky on the Contemporary Australian Stage contextualizes the director’s early theatrical practice within its Australian theatre milieu. The book provides in-depth engagements with select productions ...

Performances that Change the Americas

Performances that Change the Americas

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Edited By Stuart Alexander Day
September 17, 2021

This collection of essays explores activist performances, all connected to theater or performance training, that have changed the Americas—from Canada to the Southern Cone. Through the study of specific examples from numerous countries, the authors of this volume demonstrate a crucial, shared ...

American Cultures as Transnational Performance Commons, Skills, Traces

American Cultures as Transnational Performance: Commons, Skills, Traces

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Edited By Katrin Horn, Leopold Lippert, Ilka Saal, Pia Wiegmink
August 27, 2021

This book investigates transnational processes through the analytic lens of cultural performance. Structured around key concepts of Performance Studies––commons, skills, and traces, this edited collection addresses the political, normative, and historical implications of cultural performances ...

Jerzy Grotowski and Ludwik Flaszen Five Encounters with the Sages

Jerzy Grotowski and Ludwik Flaszen: Five Encounters with the Sages

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By Juliusz Tyszka
August 27, 2021

The book contains three accounts of five public speeches and conversations with the public of two outstanding figures of theatre and performance, Jerzy Grotowski and Ludwik Flaszen, from 1993-1996. Their speeches concern their output and their current research. The content of Ludwik Flaszen's ...

Dramaturgies of Interweaving Engaging Audiences in an Entangled World

Dramaturgies of Interweaving: Engaging Audiences in an Entangled World

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Edited By Erika Fischer Lichte, Christel Weiler, Torsten Jost
August 24, 2021

'Dramaturgies of Interweaving' explores present-day dramaturgies that interweave performance cultures in the fields of theater, performance, dance and other arts. Merging strategies of audience engagement originating in different cultures, dramaturgies of interweaving are creative methods of ...

Hellenic Common Greek Drama and Cultural Cosmopolitanism in the Neoliberal Era

Hellenic Common: Greek Drama and Cultural Cosmopolitanism in the Neoliberal Era

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By Philip Zapkin
August 20, 2021

Hellenic Common argues that theatrical adaptations of Greek tragedy exemplify the functioning of a cosmopolitan cultural commonwealth. Analyzing plays by Femi Osofisan, Moira Buffini, Marina Carr, Colin Teevan, and Yael Farber, this book shows how contemporary adapters draw tragic and mythic ...

Actor Training in Anglophone Countries Past, Present and Future

Actor Training in Anglophone Countries: Past, Present and Future

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By Peter Zazzali
July 30, 2021

Actor Training in Anglophone Countries offers a firsthand account of the most significant acting programs in English-speaking countries throughout the world. The culmination of archival research and fieldwork spanning six years, it is the only work of its kind that studies the history of actor ...

Staging Detection From Hawkshaw to Holmes

Staging Detection: From Hawkshaw to Holmes

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By Isabel Stowell-Kaplan
July 30, 2021

Staging Detection reveals how the new figure of the stage detective emerged in nineteenth-century Britain. The first book to explore the productive intersections between detection and performance across a range of Victorian plays, Staging Detection foregrounds the role of the stage detective in ...

Shakespeare and Celebrity Cultures

Shakespeare and Celebrity Cultures

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By Jennifer Holl
July 29, 2021

This book argues that Shakespeare and various cultures of celebrity have enjoyed a ceaselessly adaptive, symbiotic relationship since the final decade of the sixteenth century, through which each entity has contributed to the vitality and adaptability of the other.   In five chapters, Jennifer Holl...

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