Focal Press: Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Adaptation book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Adaptation

    Edited by Dennis Cutchins, Katja Krebs, Eckart Voigts

    The Routledge Companion to Adaptation offers a broad range of scholarship from this growing, interdisciplinary field. With a basis in source-oriented studies such as novel-to-stage and stage-to-film adaptations, this volume also seeks to highlight the new and innovative aspects of adaptation…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05 
    Routledge

  • Alistair McDowall's Pomona book cover

    Alistair McDowall's Pomona

    By David Ian Rabey

    ‘It’s all real. All of it. Everything bad is real’ - Moe Alistair McDowall’s Pomona was first staged in 2014 and won properly startling, and startled, acclaim. Its edgeland setting permits a surrealistic disengagement of linear forms of time, which is both dreamlike and wildly funny; nightmarish…

    Paperback – 2018-02-02 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere: Event-based Art in Late Socialist Europe book cover

    Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere

    Event-based Art in Late Socialist Europe

    Edited by Katalina Cseh-Varga, Adam Czirak

    Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere is the first interdisciplinary analysis of performance art in East, Central and Southeast Europe under socialist rule. By investigating the specifics of event-based art forms in these regions, each chapter explores the particular, critical roles that this…

    Hardback – 2018-02-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Maternal Imaginary in Early Modern Hispanic Culture book cover

    The Maternal Imaginary in Early Modern Hispanic Culture

    By Emilie Bergmann

    Looking beyond Don Quixote and the popular theater, this study brings together non-canonical works from Spanish and Spanish American colonial writers in diverse genres, to illustrate the multi-faceted possibilities and the cultural limitations of representations of mothers and mothering in this…

    Hardback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • The Live Art of Sociology book cover

    The Live Art of Sociology

    By Cath Lambert

    The Live Art of Sociology attends to the importance of ‘the live’ in contemporary social and political life. Taking existing work in live sociology as a starting point, this book considers some of its aspirations through unique empirical investigations. Queer and feminist theory and methods are…

    Hardback – 2018-01-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Director's Toolkit book cover

    The Director's Toolkit

    By Robin Scraft

    The Director’s Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to the role of the theatrical director. Following the chronology of the directing process, the book discusses each stage in precise detail, considering the selection and analysis of the script, the audition process, casting, character development,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-25 
    Focal Press

  • Shakespeare and the Cultivation of Difference: Race and Conduct in the Early Modern World book cover

    Shakespeare and the Cultivation of Difference

    Race and Conduct in the Early Modern World

    By Patricia Akhimie

    Hardback – 2018-01-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Joke-Performance in Africa: Mode, Media and Meaning book cover

    Joke-Performance in Africa

    Mode, Media and Meaning

    Edited by Ignatius Chukwumah

    Jokes have always been part of African culture, but never have they been so blended with the strains and gains of the contemporary African world as today. Joke-Performance in Africa describes and analyses the diverse aesthetics, forms, and media of jokes and their performance and shows how African…

    Hardback – 2018-01-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Holocaust Theater: Dramatizing Survivor Trauma and its Effects on the Second Generation book cover

    Holocaust Theater

    Dramatizing Survivor Trauma and its Effects on the Second Generation

    By Gene Plunka

    Facts about the Holocaust are one way of learning about its devastating impact, but presenting personal manifestations of trauma can be more effective than citing statistics. Holocaust Theater addresses a selection of contemporary plays about the Holocaust, examining how collective and individual…

    Paperback – 2018-01-11 
    Routledge

  • New Theatre in Italy: 1963 - 2013 book cover

    New Theatre in Italy

    1963 - 2013

    By Valentina Valentini

    New Theatre in Italy 1963-2013 makes the case for the centrality of late-millennium Italian avant-garde theatre in the development of the new forms of performance that have emerged in the 21st Century. Starting in the Sixties, young artists and militants in Italy reacted to the violence in their…

    Hardback – 2018-01-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Drama and Social Justice: Theory, research and practice in international contexts book cover

    Drama and Social Justice

    Theory, research and practice in international contexts

    Edited by Kelly Freebody, Michael Finneran

    "This text offers a cohesive framework for exploring social justice through drama and drama from a social justice perspective. Research based examples of practice from a range of international contexts link theory and practice. Connecting chapters raise key critical questions in an engaging…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09 
    Routledge

  • Performance and Phenomenology: Traditions and Transformations book cover

    Performance and Phenomenology

    Traditions and Transformations

    Edited by Maaike Bleeker, Jon Foley Sherman, Eirini Nedelkopoulou

    This book offers a timely discussion about the interventions and tensions between two contested and contentious fields, performance and phenomenology, with international case studies that map an emerging 21st century terrain of critical and performance practice. Building on the foundational texts…

    Paperback – 2018-01-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

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