Theatre & Performance Studies: Performance Theory

  • Blue Sky Body: Thresholds for Embodied Research book cover

    Blue Sky Body

    Thresholds for Embodied Research, 1st Edition

    By Ben Spatz

    Blue Sky Body: Thresholds for Embodied Research is the follow-up to Ben Spatz's 2015 book What a Body Can Do, charting a course through more than twenty years of embodied, artistic, and scholarly research. Emerging from the confluence of theory and practice, this book combines full-length critical…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • A Concise Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes book cover

    A Concise Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes

    1st Edition

    By Richard Kostelanetz

    For a concise edition of his legendary arts dictionary of information and opinion, the distinguished critic and arts historian Richard Kostelanetz selects entries from the 2018 third edition. Typically he provides intelligence unavailable anywhere else, no less in print than online, about a wealth…

    Paperback – 2019-11-12 
    Routledge

  • Documentary, Performance and Risk book cover

    Documentary, Performance and Risk

    1st Edition

    By James Lyons

    Documentary, Performance and Risk explores how some of the most significant recent American feature documentaries use performance to dramatically animate major categories of risk. The fact that these documentaries do rely on such performance is revealing both in terms of trends in American…

    Paperback – 2019-09-06
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Anti-Black Racism in Early Modern English Drama: The Other “Other” book cover

    Anti-Black Racism in Early Modern English Drama

    The Other “Other”, 1st Edition

    By Matthieu Chapman

    This is the first book to deploy the methods and ensemble of questions from Afro-pessimism to engage and interrogate the methods of Early Modern English studies. Using contemporary Afro-pessimist theories to provide a foundation for structural analyses of race in the Early Modern Period, it engages…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Beyond Spain's Borders: Women Players in Early Modern National Theaters book cover

    Beyond Spain's Borders

    Women Players in Early Modern National Theaters, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anne J. Cruz, Maria Cristina Quintero

    The prolific theatrical activity that abounded on the stages of early modern Europe demonstrates that drama was a genre that transcended national borders. The transnational character of early modern theater reflects the rich admixture of various dramatic traditions, such as Spain’s comedia and…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Transculturalisms, 1400-1700

  • 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

  • Marina Abramović book cover

    Marina Abramović

    2nd Edition

    By Mary Richards

    Marina Abramović is the creator of pioneering performance art which transcends the form’s provocative origins. Her visceral and extreme performances have tested the limits of both body and mind, communicating with audiences worldwide on a personal and political level. Updated and revised throughout…

    Paperback – 2018-10-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Tadeusz Kantor book cover

    Tadeusz Kantor

    1st Edition

    By Noel Witts

    Tadeusz Kantor – a theoretician, director, innovator and painter famed for his very visual theatre style – was a key figure in European avant-garde theatre. He was also known for his challenging theatrical innovations, such as extending stages and the combination of mannequins with living actors.…

    Paperback – 2018-08-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Dance and Organization: Integrating Dance Theory and Methods into the Study of Management book cover

    Dance and Organization

    Integrating Dance Theory and Methods into the Study of Management, 1st Edition

    By Brigitte Biehl

    Dance and Organisation is the first comprehensive work to integrate dance theory and methods into the study of management, which have developed an interest in the arts and the humanities. Dance represents dynamics and change and puts the moving body at the centre, which has been ignored and…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

  • Psychology for Actors: Theories and Practices for the Acting Process book cover

    Psychology for Actors

    Theories and Practices for the Acting Process, 1st Edition

    By Kevin Page

    Psychology for Actors is a study of modern psychology, specifically designed for the working actor and actor-in-training, that covers discrete areas of psychological theory that actors can apply to their creative process to form and connect with characters. The book investigates many…

    Paperback – 2018-08-15
    Routledge

2Series in Performance Theory

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