Theatre & Performance Studies: Performance Theory

  • Essays on Theatre and Change: Towards a Poetics Of book cover

    Essays on Theatre and Change

    Towards a Poetics Of, 1st Edition

    By Kélina Gotman

    If theatre is a way of seeing, an event onstage but also a fleeting series of moments; not a copy or double but more vitally metamorphosis, transformation, and change, how might we speak to – and of – it? How do we envision and frame a fluid reality that moves faster than we can write? Arranged&…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02
    Routledge

  • Political Aesthetics: Culture, Critique and the Everyday book cover

    Political Aesthetics

    Culture, Critique and the Everyday, 1st Edition

    Edited by Arundhati Virmani

    Political Aesthetics highlights the complex and ambiguous connections of aesthetics with social, cultural and political experiences in contemporary societies. If today aesthetics seems a rather overused term, mixing a variety of historical realities and complex personal states of being, its…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • 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

  • Media Practices, Social Movements, and Performativity: Transdisciplinary Approaches book cover

    Media Practices, Social Movements, and Performativity

    Transdisciplinary Approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susanne Foellmer, Margreth Lünenborg, Christoph Raetzsch

    As individuals incorporate new forms of media into their daily routines, these media transform individuals’ engagement with networks of heterogeneous actors. Using the concept of media practices, this volume looks at processes of social and political transformation in diverse regions of the world…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Contemporary Plays by Women of Color: An Anthology book cover

    Contemporary Plays by Women of Color

    An Anthology, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Roberta Uno

    In the two decades since the first edition of Contemporary Plays by Women of Color was published, its significance to the theatrical landscape in the United States has grown exponentially. Work by female writers and writers of color is more widely produced, published, and studied than ever before.…

    Paperback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge

  • Performance in a Militarized Culture book cover

    Performance in a Militarized Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sara Brady, Lindsey Mantoan

    The long cultural moment that 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 – 2017-09-13
    Routledge

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

    Histories of Performance Documentation

    Museum, Artistic, and Scholarly Practices, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gabriella Giannachi, Jonah Westerman

    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. From hybrid and interactive arts, to games and virtual and mixed reality performance, this collection…

    Paperback – 2017-08-14
    Routledge

  • Cross-Gender China: Across Yin-Yang, Across Cultures, and Beyond Jingju book cover

    Cross-Gender China

    Across Yin-Yang, Across Cultures, and Beyond Jingju, 1st Edition

    By Huai Bao

    Cross-Gender China, the outcome of more than twenty years of theatrical and sociological research, deconstructs the cultural implications of cross-gender performance in today's China. The recent revival in male-to-female cross-gender nandan performance in Chinese theatre raises a multitude of…

    Hardback – 2017-08-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Transformative Aesthetics book cover

    Transformative Aesthetics

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

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

    Theatrocracy

    Greek Drama, Cognition, and the Imperative for Theatre, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-06-26
    Routledge

  • Re-Enacting the Past: Heritage, Materiality and Performance book cover

    Re-Enacting the Past

    Heritage, Materiality and Performance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mads Daugbjerg, Rivka Syd Eisner, Britta Timm Knudsen

    What is re-enactment and how does it relate to heritage? Re-enactments are a ubiquitous part of popular and memory culture and are of growing importance to heritage studies. As concept and practice, re-enactments encompass a wide range of forms: from the annual ‘Viking Moot’ festival in Denmark…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge

  • Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play book cover

    Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play

    1st Edition

    By Michael Y. Bennett

    Theatrical characters’ dual existence on stage and in text presents a unique, challenging case for the analytical philosopher. Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play re-examines the ontological status of theatre and its fictional objects through the "possible worlds" thesis, arguing that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

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