Theory/Theatre: An Introduction provides a unique and engaging introduction to literary theory as it relates to theatre and performance. Mark Fortier lucidly examines current theoretical approaches, from semiotics, poststructuralism, to cultural materialism, postcolonial studies and feminist theory.
Drawing upon examples from Shakespeare and Aphra Behn, to Chekhov, Artaud, Cixous and Churchill, the author examines the specific realities of theatre in order to come to a richer understanding of the relations between performance and cultural theory.
Theory/Theatre: An Introduction is the only study of its kind and will be invaluable reading for new students and scholars of performance studies.
Mark Fortier is Associate Professor of English at the University of Winnipeg. He has published on Shakespeare, contemporary theatre, cultural studies and theory.
'As an introduction to the question of theory for the student of theatre, it is excellent.' - Christopher McCullough, MLR