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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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Dance Data, Cognition, and Multimodal Communication

Dance Data, Cognition, and Multimodal Communication

1st Edition

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Edited By Carla Fernandes, Vito Evola, Cláudia Ribeiro
August 19, 2022

Dance Data, Cognition, and Multimodal Communication is the result of a collaborative and transdisciplinary effort towards a first definition of "dance data", with its complexities and contradictions, in a time where cognitive science is growing in parallel to the need of a renewed awareness of the ...

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 19, 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 ...

Shakespeare and Tourism

Shakespeare and Tourism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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 ...

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 to identify ...

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 29, 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. ...

Live Visuals History, Theory, Practice

Live Visuals: History, Theory, Practice

1st Edition

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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 Magali 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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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...

Deburau Pierrot, Mime, and Culture

Deburau: Pierrot, Mime, and Culture

1st Edition

By Edward Nye
July 01, 2022

This volume analyses the nature of the mime art of Deburau and of the pantomime performances of the Théâtre des Funambules in Paris in the context of Romantic art, literature and socio-political thought. Deburau and the Théâtre des Funambules are characteristic of Romantic art in that they are ...

Martin Crimp’s Power Plays Intertextuality, Sexuality, Desire

Martin Crimp’s Power Plays: Intertextuality, Sexuality, Desire

1st Edition

By Vicky Angelaki
June 30, 2022

This book covers playwright Martin Crimp’s recent work showing how it captures the nuances in our interpersonal contemporary experience. Examining the bold and exciting body of writing by Crimp, the book delves into his depiction of intersections between narratives, as well as between private and ...

Performance at the Urban Periphery Insights from South India

Performance at the Urban Periphery: Insights from South India

1st Edition

Edited By Cathy Turner, Sharada Srinivasan, Jerri Daboo, Anindya Sinha
June 30, 2022

This edited volume considers performance in its engagement with expanding Indian cities, with a particular focus on festivals and performances in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The editors ask how performance practices are affected by urbanisation, the effects of such changes on their cultural ...

Australian Metatheatre on Page and Stage An Exploration of Metatheatrical Techniques

Australian Metatheatre on Page and Stage: An Exploration of Metatheatrical Techniques

1st Edition

By Rebecca Clode
June 10, 2022

This book offers the first major discussion of metatheatre in Australian drama of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. It highlights metatheatre’s capacity to illuminate the wider social, cultural, and artistic contexts in which plays have been produced.   Drawing from existing ...

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