Theatre & Performance Studies: Introductory Performance Texts

  • The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Eckersall, Helena Grehan

    The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics is a volume of critical essays, provocations, and interventions on the most important questions faced by today’s writers, critics, audiences, and theatre and performance makers. Featuring texts written by scholars and artists who are diversely…

    Hardback – 2019-03-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • A Dictionary of the American Avant-Gardes book cover

    A Dictionary of the American Avant-Gardes

    1st Edition

    By Richard Kostelanetz

    For this American edition of his legendary arts dictionary of information and opinion, the distinguished critic and arts historian Richard Kostelanetz has selected from the fuller third edition his entries on North Americans, including Canadians, Mexicans, and resident immigrants. Typically, he…

    Paperback – 2019-03-14
    Routledge

  • The Secret Life of Theater: On the Nature and Function of Theatrical Representation book cover

    The Secret Life of Theater

    On the Nature and Function of Theatrical Representation, 1st Edition

    By Brian Kulick

    What is the secret DNA of theater? What makes it unique from its sister arts? Why was it invented? Why does it persist? And now, in such an advanced technological age, why do we still feel compelled to return to a mode of expression that was invented over two thousand years ago? These are some of…

    Paperback – 2019-01-18
    Routledge

  • A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes book cover

    A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes

    3rd Edition

    By Richard Kostelanetz

    Twenty-five years after the publication of A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes, the distinguished critic and arts historian Richard Kostelanetz returns to his favorite subject for a third edition. Rewriting earlier entries, adding hundreds of new ones, Kostelanetz provides intelligence and information…

    Hardback – 2018-11-19
    Routledge

  • Beyond Failure: New Essays on the Cultural History of Failure in Theatre and Performance book cover

    Beyond Failure

    New Essays on the Cultural History of Failure in Theatre and Performance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tony Fisher, Eve Katsouraki

    In setting foot on stage, every performer risks the possiblity of failure. Indeed, the very performance of any human action is inextricable from its potential not to succeed. This inherent potential has become a key critical trope in contemporary theatre, performance studies, and…

    Paperback – 2018-10-24
    Routledge

  • Pina Bausch book cover

    Pina Bausch

    2nd Edition

    By Royd Climenhaga

    This newly-updated second edition explores Pina Bausch’s work and methods by combining interviews, first-hand accounts, and practical exercises from her developmental process for students of both dance and theatre. This comprehensive overview of her work offers new and exciting insight into the…

    Paperback – 2018-06-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Alimentary Performances: Mimesis, Theatricality, and Cuisine book cover

    Alimentary Performances

    Mimesis, Theatricality, and Cuisine, 1st Edition

    By Kristin Hunt

    A pea soda. An apple balloon. A cotton candy picnic. A magical mole. These are just a handful of examples of mimetic cuisine, a diverse set of culinary practices in which chefs and artists treat food as a means of representation. As theatricalised fine dining and the use of food in theatrical…

    Paperback – 2018-06-08
    Routledge

  • Performed Ethnography and Communication: Improvisation and Embodied Experience book cover

    Performed Ethnography and Communication

    Improvisation and Embodied Experience, 1st Edition

    By D Soyini Madison

    Performed Ethnography and Communication explores the relationships between these three key terms, addressing the impact of ethnography and communication on the cutting edge of performance studies. Ranging from digital performance, improvisation and the body, to fieldwork and staged collaboration,…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10
    Routledge

  • Performance as Research: Knowledge, methods, impact book cover

    Performance as Research

    Knowledge, methods, impact, 1st Edition

    Edited by Annette Arlander, Bruce Barton, Melanie Dreyer-Lude, Ben Spatz

    Performance as Research (PAR) is characterised by an extraordinary elasticity and interdisciplinary drive. Performance as Research: Knowledge, Methods, Impact celebrates this energy, bringing together chapters from a wide range of disciplines and eight different countries. This volume focuses…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11
    Routledge

  • Performance: A Critical Introduction book cover

    Performance: A Critical Introduction

    3rd Edition

    By Marvin Carlson

    Since its original publication in 1996, Marvin Carlson's Performance: A Critical Introduction has remained the definitive guide to understanding performance as a theatrical activity. It is an unparalleled exploration of the myriad ways in which performance has been interpreted, its importance to…

    Paperback – 2017-10-19
    Routledge

  • World Theories of Theatre book cover

    World Theories of Theatre

    1st Edition

    By Glenn A. Odom

    World Theories of Theatre expands the horizons of theatrical theory beyond the West, providing the tools essential for a truly global approach to theatre. Identifying major debates in theatrical theory from around the world, combining discussions of the key theoretical questions facing theatre…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge

  • Theory/Theatre: An Introduction book cover

    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

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