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The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance

2nd Edition

By Paul Allain, Jen Harvie


300 pages

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What is theatre?

What is performance?

What connects them and how are they different?

What events, people, practices and ideas have shaped theatre and performance in the twentieth and twenty-first century?

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance offers some answers to these big questions. It provides an analytical, informative and engaging introduction to important people, companies, events, concepts and practices that have defined the complementary fields of theatre and performance studies. This fully updated second edition contains three easy to use alphabetized sections including over 120 revised entries on topics and people ranging from performance artist Ron Athey, to directors Vsevold Meyerhold and Robert Wilson, megamusicals , postdramatic theatre and documentation. Each entry includes crucial historical and contextual information, extensive cross-referencing, detailed analysis and an annotated bibliography.

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance is a perfect reference guide for the keen student.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Part I: People and Companies Part II: Events Part III: Concepts and Practices A chronology of world/performance events, births and deaths Select Bibliography Index

About the Authors

Paul Allain, Professor of Theatre and Performance at the University of Kent, UK, has published extensively on Jerzy Grotowski, Polish and Russian theatre and intercultural performer training processes.

Jen Harvie, Professor of Contemporary Theatre and Performance at Queen Mary University of London, UK, has published widely on relationships between contemporary performance and cultural identities, including in Theatre & the City (2009) and Fair Play – Art, Performance and Neoliberalism (2013).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General