Theatre & Performance Studies: History of Performance

  • Histories of Performance Documentation: Museum, Artistic, and Scholarly Practices book cover

    Histories of Performance Documentation

    Museum, Artistic, and Scholarly Practices

    Edited by Gabriella Giannachi, Jonah Westerman

    How might we document, curate, collect, and exhibit performance? Histories of Performance Documentation traces the many ways in which museums have approached performance works from the 1960s onwards. Considering the unique challenges of documenting live events including hybrid and interactive arts…

    Paperback – 2017-08-21 
    Routledge

  • Transformative Aesthetics book cover

    Transformative Aesthetics

    By Erika Fischer-Lichte, Benjamin Wihstutz

    Aesthetic theory in the West has, until now, been dominated by ideas of effect, autonomy, and reception. Transformative Aesthetics uncovers these theories’ mutual concern with the transformation of those involved. From artists to spectators, readers, listeners, or audiences, the idea of…

    Hardback – 2017-08-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Monster in Theatre History: This Thing of Darkness book cover

    The Monster in Theatre History

    This Thing of Darkness

    By Michael Chemers

    Monsters are fragmentary, uncertain, frightening creatures. What happens when they enter the realm of the theatre? The Monster in Theatre History explores the cultural genealogies of monsters as they appear in the recorded history of Western theatre. From the Ancient Greeks to the most…

    Paperback – 2017-08-10 
    Routledge

  • Performance in a Militarized Culture book cover

    Performance in a Militarized Culture

    Edited by Sara Brady, Lindsey Mantoan

    The long cultural moment which arose in the wake of 9/11 and the conflict in the Middle East has fostered a global wave of surveillance and counterinsurgency. Performance in a Militarized Culture explores the ways in which we experience this new status quo. Addressing the most commonplace of…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge

  • Theatre in Europe Under German Occupation book cover

    Theatre in Europe Under German Occupation

    By Anselm Heinrich

    The Second World War went beyond previous military conflicts. It was not only about specific geographical gains or economic goals, but also about the brutal and lasting reshaping of Europe. Theatre in Europe under German Occupation explores the ultimately unsuccessful part that theatre played in…

    Paperback – 2017-07-31 
    Routledge

  • Sondheim and Lapine's Into the Woods book cover

    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

  • Theatrocracy: Greek Drama, Cognition, and the Imperative for Theatre book cover

    Theatrocracy

    Greek Drama, Cognition, and the Imperative for Theatre

    By Peter Meineck

    Theatrocracy is a book about the power of the theatre, how it can affect the people who experience it, and the societies within which it is embedded. It takes as its model the earliest theatrical form we possess complete plays from, the classical Greek theatre of the fifth century BCE, and offers a…

    Hardback – 2017-07-10 
    Routledge

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850: Volume II book cover

    British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    Volume II

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850: Volume III book cover

    British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    Volume III

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850: Volume I book cover

    British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    Volume I

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Black British Drama: A Transnational Story book cover

    Black British Drama

    A Transnational Story

    By Michael Pearce

    Black British Drama: A Transnational Story looks afresh at the ways black theatre in Britain is connected to and informed by the spaces of Africa, the Caribbean and the USA. Michael Pearce offers an exciting new approach to reading modern and contemporary black British drama, examining plays…

    Paperback – 2017-04-25
    Routledge

  • Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama book cover

    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

    By Various

    Reissuing 15 works originally published between 1934 and 1991, this diverse set offers an outstanding collection of scholarship devoted to Renaissance Drama. Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama provides an extensive study of performance history and criticism of Elizabethan and Jacobean…

    Hardback – 2017-03-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

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