Theatre & Performance Studies: Performance Theory

  • The Transformative Power of Performance: A New Aesthetics book cover

    The Transformative Power of Performance

    A New Aesthetics, 1st Edition

    By Erika Fischer-Lichte

    In this book, Erika Fischer-Lichte traces the emergence of performance as 'an art event' in its own right. In setting performance art on an equal footing with the traditional art object, she heralds a new aesthetics. The peculiar mode of experience that a performance provokes – blurring…

    Paperback – 2008-06-05

  • Today and Tomorrow Volume 24 Music and Drama: Terpander or Music and the Future Timotheus: the Future of the Theatre Iconoclastes or the Future of Shakespeare Eurydice or the Nature of Opera Orpheus or the Music of the Future book cover

    Today and Tomorrow Volume 24 Music and Drama

    Terpander or Music and the Future Timotheus: the Future of the Theatre Iconoclastes or the Future of Shakespeare Eurydice or the Nature of Opera Orpheus or the Music of the Future, 1st Edition

    By Dent, Dobree, Griffith, Hussey, Turner

    Terpander Or Music and the Future E J Dent Originally published in 1927 "Remarkably able and stimulating." Times Literary Supplement "…a skilful review of the development of music." Musical News With reference to the works of Bach, Beethoven, Byrd, Cimarosa, Elgar, Handel, Haydn, Mozart,…

    Hardback – 2008-04-16

  • Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture book cover


    Performance in a Mediatized Culture, 2nd Edition

    By Philip Auslander

    Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture addresses what may be the single most important question facing all kinds of performance today. What is the status of live performance in a culture dominated by mass media? Since its first appearance, Philip Auslander's ground-breaking book has helped…

    Paperback – 2008-01-02

  • The Actor, Image, and Action: Acting and Cognitive Neuroscience book cover

    The Actor, Image, and Action

    Acting and Cognitive Neuroscience, 1st Edition

    By Rhonda Blair

    The Actor, Image and Action is a 'new generation' approach to the craft of acting; the first full-length study of actor training using the insights of cognitive neuroscience. In a brilliant reassessment of both the practice and theory of acting, Rhonda Blair examines the physiological relationship…

    Paperback – 2007-11-26

  • Making a Performance: Devising Histories and Contemporary Practices book cover

    Making a Performance

    Devising Histories and Contemporary Practices, 1st Edition

    By Emma Govan, Helen Nicholson, Katie Normington

    Making a Performance traces innovations in devised performance from early theatrical experiments in the twentieth-century to the radical performances of the twenty-first century. This introduction to the theory, history and practice of devised performance explores how performance-makers have built…

    Paperback – 2007-05-16

  • Theatre and Postcolonial Desires book cover

    Theatre and Postcolonial Desires

    1st Edition

    By Awam Amkpa

    This book explores the themes of colonial encounters and postcolonial contests over identity, power and culture through the prism of theatre. The author examines the work of prominent Nigerian and British playwrights who came of age after the passing of the British Empire.…

    Paperback – 2007-01-08

  • The Senses in Performance book cover

    The Senses in Performance

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sally Banes, Andre Lepecki

    This ground-breaking anthology is the first to be dedicated to assessing critically the role of the human sensorium in performance. Senses in Performance presents a multifaceted approach to the methodological, theoretical, practical and historical challenges facing the scholar and the artist.…

    Paperback – 2006-12-13
    Worlds of Performance

  • Performing Science and the Virtual book cover

    Performing Science and the Virtual

    1st Edition

    By Sue-Ellen Case

    This impressive new book from Sue-Ellen Case looks at how science has been performed throughout history, tracing a line from nineteenth century alchemy to the twenty-first century virtual avatar. In this bold and wide-ranging book that is written using a crossbreed of styles, we encounter a glance…

    Paperback – 2006-11-01

  • A Queer History of the Ballet book cover

    A Queer History of the Ballet

    1st Edition

    By Peter Stoneley

    Designed for students, scholars and general readers with an interest in dance and queer history, A Queer History of the Ballet focuses on how, as makers and as audiences, queer men and women have helped to develop many of the texts, images, and legends of ballet. Presenting a series of historical…

    Paperback – 2006-10-06

  • Contemporary Theatres in Europe: A Critical Companion book cover

    Contemporary Theatres in Europe

    A Critical Companion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joe Kelleher, Nicholas Ridout

    Through specific examples, case studies and essays by specialist writers, academics, and a new generation of theatre researchers, this collection of specially commissioned essays looks at current theatre practices across Europe. From Théatre du Soleil to Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, the authors…

    Paperback – 2006-06-07

  • Performing Consumers: Global Capital and its Theatrical Seductions book cover

    Performing Consumers

    Global Capital and its Theatrical Seductions, 1st Edition

    By Maurya Wickstrom

    Performing Consumers is an exploration of the way in which brands insinuate themselves into the lives of ordinary people who encounter them at branded superstores. Looking at our performative desire to ‘try on’ otherness, Maurya Wickstrom employs five American brandscapes to serve as case studies:…

    Paperback – 2006-05-15

  • Postdramatic Theatre book cover

    Postdramatic Theatre

    1st Edition

    By Hans-Thies Lehmann

    Newly adapted for the Anglophone reader, this is an excellent translation of Hans-Thies Lehmann’s groundbreaking study of the new theatre forms that have developed since the late 1960s, which has become a key reference point in international discussions of contemporary theatre. In looking at the…

    Paperback – 2006-02-01

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