2nd Edition

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance

By Paul Allain, Jen Harvie Copyright 2014
    314 Pages
    by Routledge

    314 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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).