• The Children's Troupes and the Transformation of English Theater 1509-1608: Pedagogue, Playwrights, Playbooks, and Play-boys book cover

    The Children's Troupes and the Transformation of English Theater 1509-1608

    Pedagogue, Playwrights, Playbooks, and Play-boys, 1st Edition

    By Jeanne McCarthy

    The Children’s Troupes and the Transformation of English Theater 1509–1608 uncovers the role of the children’s companies in transforming perceptions of authorship and publishing, performance, playing spaces, patronage, actor training, and gender politics in the sixteenth century. Jeanne McCarthy…

    Hardback – 2017-01-24
    Routledge
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • Shakespeare, Adaptation, Psychoanalysis: Better than New book cover

    Shakespeare, Adaptation, Psychoanalysis

    Better than New, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Biberman

    In Shakespeare, Adaptation, Psychoanalysis, Matthew Biberman analyzes early adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays in order to identify and illustrate how both social mores and basic human psychology have changed in Anglo-American culture. Biberman contests the received wisdom that Shakespeare’s…

    Hardback – 2017-01-16
    Routledge

  • The Performance of Religion: Seeing the sacred in the theatre book cover

    The Performance of Religion

    Seeing the sacred in the theatre, 1st Edition

    By Cia Sautter

    The performing arts are uniquely capable of translating a vision of an ideal or sacred reality into lived practice, allowing an audience to confront deeply held values and beliefs as they observe a performance. However, there is often a reluctance to approach distinctly religious topics from a…

    Hardback – 2017-01-16
    Routledge

  • Intersecting Art and Technology in Practice: Techne/Technique/Technology book cover

    Intersecting Art and Technology in Practice

    Techne/Technique/Technology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Camille C Baker, Kate Sicchio

    This book focuses on the artistic process, creativity and collaboration, and personal approaches to creation and ideation, in making digital and electronic technology-based art. Less interested in the outcome itself – the artefact, artwork or performance – contributors instead highlight the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Enchantment and Dis-enchantment in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama: Wonder, the Sacred, and the Supernatural book cover

    Enchantment and Dis-enchantment in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama

    Wonder, the Sacred, and the Supernatural, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nandini Das, Nick Davis

    This volume addresses dealings with the wondrous, magical, holy, sacred, sainted, numinous, uncanny, auratic, and sacral in the plays of Shakespeare and contemporaries, produced in an era often associated with the irresistible rise of a thinned-out secular rationalism. By starting from the literary…

    Hardback – 2016-12-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Mapping Multimodal Performance Studies book cover

    Mapping Multimodal Performance Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Maria Grazia Sindoni, Janina Wildfeuer, Kay O'Halloran

    This book is a first attempt to map the broad context of performance studies from a multimodal perspective. It collects original research on traditional performing arts (theatre, dance, opera), live (durational performance) and mediated/recorded performances (films, television shows), as well as…

    Hardback – 2016-12-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Multimodality

  • Staging the Artist: Performance and the Self-Portrait from Realism to Expressionism book cover

    Staging the Artist

    Performance and the Self-Portrait from Realism to Expressionism, 1st Edition

    By Claire Moran

    Restoring the role of theatrical performance as both subject and trope in the aesthetics of self-representation, Staging the Artist questions how nineteenth-century French and Belgian artists self-consciously fashioned their identities through their art and writings. This emphasis on performance…

    Hardback – 2016-12-14
    Routledge

  • Killing Hercules: Deianira and the Politics of Domestic Violence, from Sophocles to the War on Terror book cover

    Killing Hercules

    Deianira and the Politics of Domestic Violence, from Sophocles to the War on Terror, 1st Edition

    By Richard Rowland

    This book offers an entirely new reception history of the myth of Hercules and his wife/killer Deianira. The book poses, and attempts to answer, two important and related questions. First, why have artists across two millennia felt compelled to revisit this particular myth to express anxieties…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12
    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…

    Hardback – 2016-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Shakespeare’s Asian Journeys: Critical Encounters, Cultural Geographies, and the Politics of Travel book cover

    Shakespeare’s Asian Journeys

    Critical Encounters, Cultural Geographies, and the Politics of Travel, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bi-qi Beatrice Lei, Judy Celine Ick, Poonam Trivedi

    This volume gives Asia’s Shakespeares the critical, theoretical, and political space they demand, offering rich, alternative ways of thinking about Asia, Shakespeare, and Asian Shakespeare based on Asian experiences and histories. Challenging and supplementing the dominant critical and theoretical…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Women's Somatic Training in Early Modern Spanish Theater book cover

    Women's Somatic Training in Early Modern Spanish Theater

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Marie Cruz Petersen

    Drawing from early modern plays and treatises on the precepts and practices of the acting process, this study shows how the early modern Spanish actress subscribed to various somatic practices in an effort to prepare for a role. It provides today's reader not only another perspective to the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • 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

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