Performance Studies International

2017Jun. 8th11th

Location: Hamburg, Germany

If you're going to the Performance Studies International conference in June, then we'd love to see you at our stand. There you'll be able to take advantage of a special conference discount when you order our new and recently published books.

Are you missing the conference this year?

Well, fear not! You can still enjoy a 20% discount and FREE shipping when you order any books via our website before September 1st, 2017 by quoting discount code FGT07* at the checkout.

Newly Published Titles

  • Comic Performativities

    Identity, Internet Outrage, and the Aesthetics of Communication

    By Dustin Goltz

    Comic Performativities: Identity, Internet Outrage, and the Aesthetics of Communication studies patterns of criticism and public debate in the relationship between humour, identity, and offense. In an increasingly reductive and politically charged debate, right-wing pundits argue leftist politics…

    Hardback – 2017-06-06 
    Routledge

  • Imagined Theatres

    Writing for a Theoretical Stage

    Edited by Daniel Sack

    Imagined Theatres collects theoretical dramas written by some of the leading scholars and artists of the contemporary stage. These dialogues, prose poems, and microfictions describe imaginary performance events that explore what might be possible and impossible in the theatre. Each scenario is…

    Paperback – 2017-04-11
    Routledge

  • What Moves You?

    Shaping your dissertation in dance

    By Charlotte Nichol, Lise Uytterhoeven

    Every dissertation is individual and unique - particularly for dance students, who must combine a wide range of approaches into a tailor-made research methodology. What Moves You? fosters a creative approach to dissertations and final projects. By guiding the development of a personal study…

    Paperback – 2017-03-10
    Routledge

  • Women in Asian Performance

    Aesthetics and politics

    Edited by Arya Madhavan

    Women in Asian Performance offers a vital re-assessment of women's contributions to Asian performance traditions, focusing for the first time on their specific historical, cultural and performative contexts. Arya Madhavan brings together leading scholars from across the globe to make an exciting…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge

  • World Theatre

    The Basics

    By E. J. Westlake

    World Theatre: The Basics presents a well-rounded introduction to non-Western theatre, exploring the history and current practice of theatrical traditions in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Oceania, the Caribbean, and the non-English-speaking cultures of the Americas. Featuring a selection of case…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Unearthing Shakespeare

    Embodied Performance and the Globe

    By Valerie Clayman Pye

    What can the Globe Theatre tell us about performing Shakespeare? Unearthing Shakespeare is the first book to consider what the Globe, today’s replica of Shakespeare’s theatre, can contribute to a practical understanding of Shakespeare’s plays. Valerie Clayman Pye reconsiders the material evidence…

    Paperback – 2017-01-23
    Routledge

  • The Aging Body in Dance

    A cross-cultural perspective

    By Nanako Nakajima, Gabriele Brandstetter

    What does it mean to be able to move? The Aging Body in Dance brings together leading scholars and artists from a range of backgrounds to investigate cultural ideas of movement and beauty, expressiveness and agility. Contributors focus on Euro-American and Japanese attitudes towards aging and…

    Paperback – 2017-01-23
    Routledge

  • Jasmin Vardimon's Dance Theatre

    Movement, memory and metaphor

    By Libby Worth, Jasmin Vardimon

    Jasmin Vardimon’s Dance Theatre offers an unusual, intimate insight into the devising and training processes of a choreographer in the midst of her practice. Libby Worth and Jasmin Vardimon take a collaborative approach to recording and exploring the working processes of Vardimon and her company,…

    Paperback – 2017-01-13
    Routledge

The Fourth Wall Series

  • Sondheim and Lapine's Into the Woods

    By Olaf Jubin

    ‘The Woods are just Trees. The Trees are just Wood.’ – All together   Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine combined fairy tales including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Jack and the Beanstalk to create Into the Woods (1987). Funny and heartfelt, this musical explores what it might mean to act…

    Paperback – 2017-07-31 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Davies and Penhall's Sunny Afternoon

    By John Fleming

    John Fleming is Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at Texas State University.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-22 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Tim Crouch's An Oak Tree

    By Catherine Love

    ‘You will see no false nothing false tonight’ – the Hypnotist Tim Crouch’s second play collapses a tale of loss and grief into an exploration of theatrical representation, in a piece of theatre that is at once formally innovative and profoundly moving. Written for two actors, An Oak Tree depicts…

    Paperback – 2017-06-21 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady

    By Keith Garebian

    "An Englishman's way of speaking absolutely classifies him,The moment he talks he makes some other Englishman despise him." - Henry George Bernard Shaw famously refused to permit any play of his "to be degraded into an operetta or set to any music except its own." Allowing his beloved Pygmalion to…

    Paperback – 2016-09-15
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape

    By Daniel Sack

    "We lay there without moving. But under us all moved, and moved us." - Krapp Samuel Beckett’s most accessible play is also one of the twentieth century’s most moving dramas about aging, memory, and disappointment. Daniel Sack offers the first comprehensive survey of Krapp’s Last Tape (1958) with a…

    Paperback – 2016-09-15
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Thornton Wilder's The Skin of our Teeth

    By Kyle Gillette

    "Ladies and gentlemen, I’m not going to play this particular scene tonight." - Sabina Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth (1942) telescopes an audacious stretch of western history and mythology into a family drama, showing how the course of human events operates like theatre itself: constantly…

    Paperback – 2016-09-15
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Heiner Müller's The Hamletmachine

    By David Barnett

    "I’m good Hamlet gi’me a cause for grief" At first glance, readers of The Hamletmachine (1979) could be forgiven for wondering whether it is actually a play at all: it opens with a montage of texts that are not ascribed to a character, there is no vestige of a plot, and the whole piece lasts a…

    Paperback – 2016-09-15
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • J. M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World

    By Christopher Collins

    ‘I’m thinking this night wasn’t I a foolish fellow not to kill my father in years gone by.’ – Christy Mahon On the first night of J. M. Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World (1907) the audience began protesting in the theatre; by the third night the protests had spilled onto the streets of…

    Paperback – 2016-09-15
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Harold Pinter's Party Time

    By White G. D.

    ‘All you have do is shut up and enjoy the hospitality.’ Terry Harold Pinter’s Party Time (1991) is an extraordinary distillation of the playwright’s key concerns. Pulsing with political anger, it marks a stepping stone on Pinter’s path from iconic dramatist of existential unease to Nobel…

    Paperback – 2016-09-15
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

Other Titles of Interest

  • Memos from a Theatre Lab

    Exploring what immersive theatre 'does'

    By Nandita Dinesh

    What does Immersive Theatre ‘do’? By contrasting two specific performances on the same theme – one an ‘immersive’ experience and the other a more conventional theatrical production – Nandita Dinesh explores the ways in which theatrical form impacts upon actors and audiences. An in-depth case study…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06
    Routledge

  • The Stage Lives of Animals

    Zooesis and Performance

    By Una Chaudhuri

    The Stage Lives of Animals examines what it might mean to make theatre beyond the human. In this stunning collection of essays, Una Chaudhuri engages with the alternative modes of thinking, feeling, and making art offered by animals and animality, bringing insights from theatre practice and theory…

    Paperback – 2016-10-04
    Routledge

  • British Dance: Black Routes

    Edited by Christy Adair, Ramsay Burt

    British Dance, Black Routes is an outstanding collection of writings which re-reads the achievements of Black British dance artists, and places them within a broad historical, cultural and artistic context. Until now discussion of choreography by Black dance practitioners has been dominated…

    Paperback – 2016-09-20
    Routledge

  • Transmission in Motion

    The Technologizing of Dance

    Edited by Maaike Bleeker

    How can various technologies, from the more conventional to the very new, be used to archive, share and understand dance movement? How can they become part of new ways of creating dance? What does this tell us about the ways in which technology is part of how we make sense and think? Well-known…

    Paperback – 2016-09-20
    Routledge

  • Performance in the Twenty-First Century

    Theatres of Engagement

    By Andy Lavender

    Performance in the Twenty-First Century: Theatres of Engagement addresses the reshaping of theatre and performance after postmodernism. Andy Lavender argues provocatively that after the ‘classic’ postmodern tropes of detachment, irony, and contingency, performance in the twenty-first century…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31
    Routledge

  • Tragedy and Dramatic Theatre

    By Hans-Thies Lehmann

    This comprehensive, authoritative account of tragedy is the culmination of Hans-Thies Lehmann’s groundbreaking contributions to theatre and performance scholarship. It is a major milestone in our understanding of this core foundation of the dramatic arts. From the philosophical roots and theories…

    Paperback – 2016-05-10
    Routledge

  • The Theatre of Thomas Ostermeier

    By Peter M Boenisch, Thomas Ostermeier

    Thomas Ostermeier is the most internationally recognised German theatre director of the present. With this book, he presents his directorial method for the first time. The Theatre of Thomas Ostermeier provides a toolkit for understanding and enacting the strategies of his advanced contemporary…

    Paperback – 2016-05-09
    Routledge

  • Theory/Theatre

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Mark Fortier

    Theory/Theatre is a unique and highly engaging introduction to literary theory as it relates to theatre and performance. It is a brilliantly clear and readable examination of current theoretical approaches, from semiotics and poststructuralism, through cultural materialism, postcolonial studies and…

    Paperback – 2016-04-14
    Routledge

  • A Strange Proximity

    Stage Presence, Failure, and the Ethics of Attention

    By Jon Foley Sherman

    What happens in the relationship between audience and performer? What choices are made in the space of performance about how we attend to others? A Strange Proximity examines stage presence as key to thinking about performance and ethics. It is the first phenomenological account of ethics generated…

    Paperback – 2016-04-14
    Routledge

  • Electoral Guerrilla Theatre

    Radical Ridicule and Social Movements, 2nd Edition

    By L.M. Bogad

    Praise for the First Edition: 'A major contribution to performance studies. If cynicism and political quietism have quelled your impulse to rage against this sorry state of affairs, Bogad demonstrates, with wit and verve, that it is possible to expose the sham and, through a variety of performative…

    Paperback – 2016-03-23
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Circus Studies Reader

    Edited by Peta Tait, Katie Lavers

    The Routledge Circus Studies Reader offers an absorbing critical introduction to this diverse and emerging field. It brings together the work of over 30 scholars in this discipline, including Janet Davis, Helen Stoddart and Peta Tait, to highlight and address the field’s key historical, critical…

    Paperback – 2016-03-14
    Routledge

  • Theatrical Unrest

    Ten Riots in the History of the Stage, 1601-2004

    By Sean McEvoy

    Shortlisted for the 2017 Theatre Book Prize What is it about theatre, compared to other kinds of cultural representation, which provokes such a powerful reaction? Theatrical Unrest tells the compelling tales of ten riots whose cause lies on stage. It looks at the intensity and evanescence of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25
    Routledge

  • Tactical Performance

    The Theory and Practice of Serious Play

    By L.M. Bogad

    'Lucid, sharp, funny, Bogad's Tactical Performance is the book we've been waiting for on creative activism.' Diana Taylor, Director, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University, and author of Performance 'Tactical Performance rehearses theatre and social justice…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25
    Routledge

  • Theatre Histories

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Bruce McConachie, Tobin Nellhaus, Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei, Tamara Underiner

    Edited by Tobin Nellhaus

    This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers a critical overview of global theatre and drama, spanning a broad wealth of world cultures and periods. Bringing together a group of scholars from a diverse range of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-23
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Drama Anthology

    Modernism to Contemporary Performance, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Maggie B. Gale, John F. Deeney

    The Routledge Drama Anthology is an original compilation of works from key movements in the history of the modern theatre, from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first century. This expanded new edition now features twenty new plays and essays. The anthology spans: Naturalism and…

    Paperback – 2016-02-17
    Routledge