• 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

  • Women and Mobility on Shakespeare’s Stage: Migrant Mothers and Broken Homes book cover

    Women and Mobility on Shakespeare’s Stage

    Migrant Mothers and Broken Homes, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Mazzola

    Long before the economist Amartya Sen proposed that more than 100 million women were missing—lost to disease or neglect, kidnapping or forced marriage, denied the economic and political security of wages or membership in a larger social order—Shakespeare was interested in such women’s plight, how…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Adapting Translation for the Stage book cover

    Adapting Translation for the Stage

    1st Edition

    By Geraldine Brodie, Emma Cole

    Translating for performance is a difficult – and hotly contested – activity. Adapting Translation for the Stage presents a sustained dialogue between scholars, actors, directors, writers, and those working across these boundaries, exploring common themes and issues encountered when writing,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Theatre, Magic and Philosophy: William Shakespeare, John Dee and the Italian Legacy book cover

    Theatre, Magic and Philosophy

    William Shakespeare, John Dee and the Italian Legacy, 1st Edition

    By Gabriela Dragnea Horvath

    Analyzing Shakespeare's views on theatre and magic and John Dee's concerns with philosophy and magic in the light of the Italian version of philosophia perennis (mainly Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola and Giordano Bruno), this book offers a new perspective on the Italian-English cultural…

    Hardback – 2017-06-29
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    Anglo-Italian Renaissance 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
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  • Women, Rhetoric, and Drama in Early Modern Italy book cover

    Women, Rhetoric, and Drama in Early Modern Italy

    1st Edition

    By Alexandra Coller

    Sixteenth-century Italy witnessed the rebirth of comedy, tragedy, and tragicomedy in the pastoral mode. Traditionally, we think of comedy and tragedy as remakes of ancient models, and tragicomedy alone as the invention of the moderns. Women, Rhetoric, and Drama in Early Modern Italy suggests that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23
    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

  • Shakespeare and Complexity Theory book cover

    Shakespeare and Complexity Theory

    1st Edition

    By Claire Hansen

    In this new monograph, Claire Hansen demonstrates how Shakespeare can be understood as a complex system, and how complexity theory can provide compelling and original readings of Shakespeare’s plays. The book utilises complexity theory to illuminate early modern theatrical practice, Shakespeare…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Comic Performativities: Identity, Internet Outrage, and the Aesthetics of Communication book cover

    Comic Performativities

    Identity, Internet Outrage, and the Aesthetics of Communication, 1st Edition

    By Dustin Goltz

    Comic Performativities: Identity, Internet Outrage, and the Aesthetics of Communication studies patterns of criticism and public debate in the relationship between humour, identity, and offense. In an increasingly reductive and politically charged debate, right-wing pundits argue leftist politics…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01
    Routledge

  • Arthur Lessac’s Embodied Actor Training book cover

    Arthur Lessac’s Embodied Actor Training

    1st Edition

    By Melissa Hurt

    This book situates the work of the renowned voice and movement trainer Arthur Lessac in the context of contemporary actor training as a whole. Melissa Hurt uses Maurice Merleau-Ponty's theories of embodiment to frame Lessac's approach in terms of Embodied Acting, a key subject in contemporary…

    Paperback – 2017-06-01
    Routledge

  • Mendacity and the Figure of the Liar in Seventeenth-Century French Comedy book cover

    Mendacity and the Figure of the Liar in Seventeenth-Century French Comedy

    1st Edition

    By Emilia Wilton-Godberfforde

    The first book-length study devoted to this topic, Mendacity and the Figure of the Liar in Seventeenth-Century French Comedy offers an important contribution to scholarship on the theatre as well as on early modern attitudes in France, specifically on the subject of lying and deception. Unusually…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Constructing the Viennese Modern Body: Art, Hysteria, and the Puppet book cover

    Constructing the Viennese Modern Body

    Art, Hysteria, and the Puppet, 1st Edition

    By Nathan J. Timpano

    This book takes a new, interdisciplinary approach to analyzing modern Viennese visual culture, one informed by Austro-German theater, contemporary medical treatises centered on hysteria, and an original examination of dramatic gestures in expressionist artworks. It centers on the following…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

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