Theatre & Performance Studies: Performance Theory

  • Liveness in Modern Music: Musicians, Technology, and the Perception of Performance book cover

    Liveness in Modern Music

    Musicians, Technology, and the Perception of Performance, 1st Edition

    By Paul Sanden

    This study investigates the idea and practice of liveness in modern music. Understanding what makes music live in an ever-changing musical and technological terrain is one of the more complex and timely challenges facing scholars of current music, where liveness is typically understood to represent…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Music

  • The Unwritten Grotowski: Theory and Practice of the Encounter book cover

    The Unwritten Grotowski

    Theory and Practice of the Encounter, 1st Edition

    By Kris Salata

    This book gives a new view on the legacy of Jerzy Grotowski (1933-1999), one of the central, and yet misunderstood, figures who shaped 20th-century theatre, focusing on his least known last phase of work on ancient songs and the craft of the performer. Salata posits Grotowski’s work as…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Black British Drama: A Transnational Story book cover

    Black British Drama

    A Transnational Story, 1st Edition

    By Michael Pearce

    Black British Drama: A Transnational Story looks afresh at the ways black theatre in Britain is connected to and informed by the spaces of Africa, the Caribbean and the USA. Michael Pearce offers an exciting new approach to reading modern and contemporary black British drama, examining plays…

    Paperback – 2017-04-25
    Routledge

  • Imagined Theatres: Writing for a Theoretical Stage book cover

    Imagined Theatres

    Writing for a Theoretical Stage, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel Sack

    Imagined Theatres collects theoretical dramas written by some of the leading scholars and artists of the contemporary stage. These dialogues, prose poems, and microfictions describe imaginary performance events that explore what might be possible and impossible in the theatre. Each scenario is…

    Paperback – 2017-04-11
    Routledge

  • Gender, Speech, and Audience Reception in Early Modern England book cover

    Gender, Speech, and Audience Reception in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    By Kathleen Kalpin Smith

    This book makes a significant contribution to recent scholarship on the ways in which women responded to the regulation of their behavior by focusing on representations of women speakers and their audiences in moments Smith identifies as "scenes of speech." This new approach, examining speech…

    Hardback – 2017-03-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Masculinity in Opera book cover

    Masculinity in Opera

    1st Edition

    Edited by Philip Purvis

    This book addresses the ways in which masculinity is negotiated, constructed, represented, and problematized within operatic music and practice. Although the consideration of masculine ontology and epistemology has pervaded cultural and sociological studies since the late 1980s, and masculinity has…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Music

  • Memos from a Theatre Lab: Exploring what immersive theatre 'does' book cover

    Memos from a Theatre Lab

    Exploring what immersive theatre 'does', 1st Edition

    By Nandita Dinesh

    What does Immersive Theatre ‘do’? By contrasting two specific performances on the same theme – one an ‘immersive’ experience and the other a more conventional theatrical production – Nandita Dinesh explores the ways in which theatrical form impacts upon actors and audiences. An in-depth case study…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06
    Routledge

  • Acting, Spectating, and the Unconscious: A psychoanalytic perspective on unconscious processes of identification in the theatre book cover

    Acting, Spectating, and the Unconscious

    A psychoanalytic perspective on unconscious processes of identification in the theatre, 1st Edition

    By Maria Turri

    From Aristotle’s theory of tragic katharsis onwards, theorists of the theatre have long engaged with the question of what spectatorship entails. This question has, directly or indirectly, often been extended to the investigation of acting. Acting, Spectating, and the Unconscious approaches the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Experiencing Liveness in Contemporary Performance: Interdisciplinary Perspectives book cover

    Experiencing Liveness in Contemporary Performance

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Matthew Reason, Anja Mølle Lindelof

    This volume brings together dynamic perspectives on the concept of liveness in the performing arts, engaging with the live through the particular analytical focus of audiences and experience. The status and significance of the live in performance has become contested: perceived as variously as a…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Stage Lives of Animals: Zooesis and Performance book cover

    The Stage Lives of Animals

    Zooesis and Performance, 1st Edition

    By Una Chaudhuri

    The Stage Lives of Animals examines what it might mean to make theatre beyond the human. In this stunning collection of essays, Una Chaudhuri engages with the alternative modes of thinking, feeling, and making art offered by animals and animality, bringing insights from theatre practice and theory…

    Paperback – 2016-10-04
    Routledge

  • Performing Ethnicity, Performing Gender: Transcultural Perspectives book cover

    Performing Ethnicity, Performing Gender

    Transcultural Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bettina Hofmann, Monika Mueller

    Performance and performativity are important terms for a theorization of gender and race/ethnicity as constitutive of identity. This collection reflects the ubiquity, diversity, and (historical) locatedness of ethnicity and gender by presenting contributions by an array of international scholars…

    Hardback – 2016-08-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Shakespeare, Race and Performance: The Diverse Bard book cover

    Shakespeare, Race and Performance

    The Diverse Bard, 1st Edition

    Edited by Delia Jarrett-Macauley

    What does it mean to study Shakespeare within a multicultural society? And who has the power to transform Shakespeare? The Diverse Bard explores how Shakespeare has been adapted by artists born on the margins of the Empire, and how actors of Asian and African-Caribbean origin are being cast by…

    Paperback – 2016-07-22
    Routledge

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