Theatre & Performance Studies: Performance Theory

  • A Boal Companion: Dialogues on Theatre and Cultural Politics book cover

    A Boal Companion

    Dialogues on Theatre and Cultural Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jan Cohen-Cruz, Mady Schutzman

    This carefully constructed and thorough collection of theoretical engagements with Augusto Boal’s work is the first to look ’beyond Boal’ and critically assesses the Theatre of the Opressed (TO) movement in context. A Boal Companion looks at the cultural practices which inform TO and explore them…

    Paperback – 2005-12-08

  • Theatre, Body and Pleasure book cover

    Theatre, Body and Pleasure

    1st Edition

    By Simon Shepherd

    Breaking new ground in the study of performance theory, this maverick and powerful project from renowned Renaissance scholar and queer theorist Simon Shepherd presents a unique take on theory and the physical reality of theatre. Examining a range of material, Theatre, Body, Pleasure addresses a…

    Paperback – 2005-11-15

  • Circus Bodies: Cultural Identity in Aerial Performance book cover

    Circus Bodies

    Cultural Identity in Aerial Performance, 1st Edition

    By Peta Tait

    This pioneering study is one of the major publications in the increasingly popular and largely undocumented area of circus studies. Through photographs and illustrations, Peta Tait presents an extraordinary survey of 140 years of trapeze acts and the socially changing ideas of muscular action in…

    Paperback – 2005-08-25

  • Theatre, Sacrifice, Ritual: Exploring Forms of Political Theatre book cover

    Theatre, Sacrifice, Ritual: Exploring Forms of Political Theatre

    1st Edition

    By Erika Fischer-Lichte

    In this fascinating volume, acclaimed theatre historian Erika Fischer-Lichte reflects on the role and meaning accorded to the theme of sacrifice in Western cultures as mirrored in particular fusions of theatre and ritual. Theatre, Sacrifice, Ritual presents a radical re-definition of ritual theatre…

    Paperback – 2005-03-24

  • Letters from Linda M. Montano book cover

    Letters from Linda M. Montano

    1st Edition

    By Linda M. Montano

    Letters from Linda M. Montano is an anthology of writings by one of the seminal performance artists of the last century. It provides an autobiographical and historical record of Montano's artistic practice over the last thirty years, collecting together stories, fairytales, letters, interviews,…

    Paperback – 2005-01-26

  • The Theatre of Howard Barker book cover

    The Theatre of Howard Barker

    1st Edition

    By Charles Lamb

    In this second, fully revised edition of his acclaimed study of Barker's work, Charles Lamb sets out to make emotional sense of the characters and their interactions. This is a detailed exploration of the 'scene of seduction' - the challenge, the secret, the abject and the catastrophic, processes…

    Paperback – 2004-12-15

  • Carnival: Culture in Action – The Trinidad Experience book cover


    Culture in Action – The Trinidad Experience, 1st Edition

    Edited by Milla Cozart Riggio

    This beautifully illustrated volume features work by leading writers and experts on carnival from around the world, and includes two stunning photo essays by acclaimed photographers Pablo Delano and Jeffrey Chock. Editor Milla Cozart Riggio presents a body of work that takes the reader on a…

    Paperback – 2004-10-14
    Worlds of Performance

  • Virtual Theatres: An Introduction book cover

    Virtual Theatres

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Gabriella Giannachi

    The first full-length book of its kind to offer an investigation of the interface between theatre, performance and digital arts, Virtual Theatres presents the theatre of the twenty-first century in which everything - even the viewer - can be simulated. In this fascinating volume, Gabriella…

    Paperback – 2004-03-11

  • Loving Big Brother: Surveillance Culture and Performance Space book cover

    Loving Big Brother

    Surveillance Culture and Performance Space, 1st Edition

    By John McGrath

    In Loving Big Brother the author tackles head on the overstated claims of the crime-prevention and anti-terrorism lobbies. But he also argues that we desire and enjoy surveillance, and that, if we can understand why this is, we may transform the effect it has on our lives. This book looks at a wide…

    Paperback – 2004-01-30

  • Disability and Contemporary Performance: Bodies on the Edge book cover

    Disability and Contemporary Performance

    Bodies on the Edge, 1st Edition

    By Petra Kuppers

    Disability and Contemporary Performance presents a remarkable challenge to existing assumptions about disability and artistic practice. In particular, it explores where cultural knowledge about disability leaves off, and the lived experience of difference begins. Petra Kuppers, herself an…

    Paperback – 2003-11-20

  • The Performance Studies Reader book cover

    The Performance Studies Reader

    1st Edition

    Edited by Henry Bial, Sara Brady

    The Performance Studies Reader is a lively and much-needed anthology of critical writings on the burgeoning discipline of performance studies. It provides an overview of the full range of performance theory for undergraduates at all levels, and beginning graduate students in performance studies,…

    Hardback – 2003-10-23

  • Antonin Artaud: A Critical Reader book cover

    Antonin Artaud

    A Critical Reader, 1st Edition

    Edited by Edward Scheer

    This resource collects for the first time some of the best criticism on Artaud's life and work from writers such as Jacques Derrida, Julia Kristeva, Maurice Blanchot, Herbert Blau, Leo Bersani and Susan Sontag. Antonin Artaud was one of the most brilliant artists of the twentieth century. His…

    Paperback – 2003-09-25

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