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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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Performing the Wound Practicing a Feminist Theatre of Becoming

Performing the Wound: Practicing a Feminist Theatre of Becoming

1st Edition

By Niki Tulk
May 16, 2022

This book offers a matrixial, feminist-centered analysis of trauma and performance, through examining the work of three artists: Ann Hamilton, Renée Green, and Cecilia Vicuña. Each artist engages in a multi-media, or “combination” performance practice; this includes the use of site, embodied ...

The Celestial Dancers Manipuri Dance on Australian Stage

The Celestial Dancers: Manipuri Dance on Australian Stage

1st Edition

By Amit Sarwal
May 16, 2022

The Celestial Dancers: Manipuri Dance on Australian Stage charts the momentous journey of the popularization of Manipur’s Hindu dances in Australia. Tradition has it that the people of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, are descended from the celestial gandharvas, dance and music blessed ...

Copeau/Decroux, Irving/Craig A Search for 20th Century Mime, Mask & Marionette

Copeau/Decroux, Irving/Craig: A Search for 20th Century Mime, Mask & Marionette

1st Edition

By Thomas G Leabhart
May 12, 2022

In this series of essays, Thomas Leabhart presents a thorough overview and analysis of Etienne Decroux’s artistic genealogy. After four years’ apprenticeship with Decroux, Thomas Leabhart began to research and discover how forebears and contemporaries might have influenced Decroux’s project. ...

Modernizing Costume Design, 1820–1920

Modernizing Costume Design, 1820–1920

1st Edition

By Annie Holt
May 06, 2022

Annie Holt identifies the roots of contemporary Euro-American practices of costume design, in which costumes are an integrated part of the dramaturgy rather than a reflection of an individual performer’s taste or status. She argues that in the period 1820–1920, as part of the larger project of ...

Old Norse Poetry in Performance

Old Norse Poetry in Performance

1st Edition

Edited By Brian McMahon, Annemari Ferreira
May 03, 2022

This book presents a range of approaches to the study of Old Norse poetry in performance. The contributors examine both eddic and skaldic poems and consider the surviving evidence for how they were originally recited or otherwise performed in medieval Scandinavia, Iceland and at royal courts across...

ASHÉ Ritual Poetics in African Diasporic Expression

ASHÉ: Ritual Poetics in African Diasporic Expression

1st Edition

Edited By Paul Carter Harrison, Michael D. Harris, Pellom McDaniels III
April 29, 2022

‘ASHÉ: Ritual Poetics in African Diasporic Expressivity' is a collection of interdisciplinary essays contributed by international scholars and practitioners. Having distinguished themselves across such disciplines as Anthropology, Art, Music, Literature, Dance, Philosophy, Religion, and Theology ...

Aotearoa New Zealand in the Global Theatre Marketplace Travelling Theatre

Aotearoa New Zealand in the Global Theatre Marketplace: Travelling Theatre

1st Edition

By James Wenley
April 29, 2022

Aotearoa New Zealand in the Global Theatre Marketplace offers a case study of how the theatre of Aotearoa has toured, represented and marketed itself on the global stage. How has New Zealand work attempted to stand out, differentiate itself, and get seen by audiences internationally? This book ...

Practices of Relations in Task-Dance and the Event-Score A Critique of Performance

Practices of Relations in Task-Dance and the Event-Score: A Critique of Performance

1st Edition

By Josefine Wikström
April 29, 2022

In this study, Josefine Wikström challenges a concept of performance that makes no difference between art and non-art and argues for a new concept. This book confronts and criticises the way in which the dominating concept of performance has been used in art theory and performance and dance studies...

Shakespeare’s Contested Nations Race, Gender, and Multicultural Britain in Performances of the History Plays

Shakespeare’s Contested Nations: Race, Gender, and Multicultural Britain in Performances of the History Plays

1st Edition

By L. Monique Pittman
April 29, 2022

Shakespeare’s Contested Nations argues that performances of Shakespearean history at British institutional venues between 2000 and 2016 manifest a post-imperial nostalgia that fails to tell the nation’s story in ways that account for the agential impact of women and people of color, thus ...

The Scenography of Howard Barker The Wrestling School Aesthetic 1998-2011

The Scenography of Howard Barker: The Wrestling School Aesthetic 1998-2011

1st Edition

By Lara Maleen Kipp
April 29, 2022

Influential contemporary British playwright and director Howard Barker has been engaging with the scenography of the Wrestling School’s productions since 1998. Despite this active involvement in the design of set, costume, lighting, and sound, no in-depth published study on this aspect of his work ...

The Teaching of Kathakali in Australia Mirroring the Master

The Teaching of Kathakali in Australia: Mirroring the Master

1st Edition

By Arjun Raina
April 29, 2022

This book tells the story of teaching Kathakali, a seventeenth century Indian dance-drama, to contemporary performers in Australia.   A rigorous analysis and detailed documentation of the teaching of multiple learners in Melbourne, both in the group workshop mode and one-on-one, combined with the ...

Reading Religion and Spirituality in Jamaican Reggae Dancehall Dance Spirit Bodies Moving

Reading Religion and Spirituality in Jamaican Reggae Dancehall Dance: Spirit Bodies Moving

1st Edition

By 'H' Patten
March 31, 2022

This book explores the genealogy of Jamaican dancehall while questioning whether dancehall has a spiritual underscoring, foregrounding dance, and cultural expression. This study identifies the performance and performative (behavioural actions) that may be considered as representing spiritual ritual...

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