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  • Alistair McDowall's Pomona

    By David Ian Rabey

    ‘It’s all real. All of it. Everything bad is real’ - Moe Alistair McDowall’s Pomona was first staged in 2014 and won properly startling, and startled, acclaim. Its edgeland setting permits a surrealistic disengagement of linear forms of time, which is both dreamlike and wildly funny; nightmarish…

    Paperback – 2018-02-02 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere

    Event-based Art in Late Socialist Europe

    Edited by Katalina Cseh-Varga, Adam Czirak

    Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere is the first interdisciplinary analysis of performance art in East, Central and Southeast Europe under socialist rule. By investigating the specifics of event-based art forms in these regions, each chapter explores the particular, critical roles that this…

    Hardback – 2018-02-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Holocaust Theater

    Dramatizing Survivor Trauma and its Effects on the Second Generation

    By Gene Plunka

    Facts about the Holocaust are one way of learning about its devastating impact, but presenting personal manifestations of trauma can be more effective than citing statistics. Holocaust Theater addresses a selection of contemporary plays about the Holocaust, examining how collective and individual…

    Paperback – 2018-01-11 
    Routledge

  • New Theatre in Italy

    1963 - 2013

    By Valentina Valentini

    New Theatre in Italy 1963-2013 makes the case for the centrality of late-millennium Italian avant-garde theatre in the development of the new forms of performance that have emerged in the 21st Century. Starting in the Sixties, young artists and militants in Italy reacted to the violence in their…

    Hardback – 2018-01-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music

    By Julian Woolford

    Often dismissed as kitsch sentimentalism, The Sound of Music (1959) has proven enduringly popular and surprisingly influential, both within the field of musical theatre and the wider world. The Broadway production won five Tony Awards, the London production became the longest-running West End…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Staging British South Asian Culture

    Bollywood and Bhangra in British Theatre

    By Jerri Daboo

    Staging British South Asian Culture: Bollywood and Bhangra in British Theatre looks afresh at the popularity of forms and aesthetics from Bollywood films and bhangra music and dance on the British stage. From Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams to the finals of Britain’s Got Talent, Jerri Daboo…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21 
    Routledge

  • Madness, Art, and Society

    Beyond Illness

    By Anna Harpin

    How is madness made, experienced, and treated? How might art think around – and beyond – psychiatric definitions of illness and wellbeing? Madness, Art, and Society engages with artistic practices from theatre and live art to graphic fiction, charting a multiplicity of ways of thinking critically…

    Paperback – 2017-12-14 
    Routledge

  • Jacques Lecoq

    By Simon Murray

    This volume offers a concise guide to the teaching and philosophy of one of the most significant figures in twentieth century actor training. Jacques Lecoq's influence on the theatre of the latter half of the twentieth century cannot be overestimated. Now reissued with a new preface and updated…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Mary Wigman

    By Mary Anne Santos Newhall

    A dancer, teacher and choreographer, Mary Wigman was a leading innovator in Expressionist dance. Her radical explorations of movement and dance theory are credited with expanding the scope of dance as a theatrical art in her native Germany and beyond. Now reissued, this book combines: a full…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • The Odin Teatret Archives

    By Mirella Schino

    The Odin Teatret Archives presents collections from the archives of one of the foremost reference points in global theatre. Letters, notes, work diaries, articles, and a wealth of photographs all chart the daily activity that underpins the life of Odin Teatret, telling the adventurous, complex…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28 
    Routledge

  • Richard Foreman

    An American (Partly) in Paris

    By Neal Swettenham

    Richard Foreman has been writing, directing, and designing avant-garde theatre in New York since he first founded his Ontological Hysteric company there in 1968. However, few directors have taken up the challenge of staging their own productions of these problematic, rewarding texts and his work…

    Paperback – 2017-11-20 
    Routledge

  • Theatre and Dictatorship in the Luso-Hispanic World

    Edited by Diego Santos Sanchez

    Theatre and Dictatorship in the Luso-Hispanic World explores the discourses that have linked theatrical performance and prevailing dictatorial regimes across Spain, Portugal and their former colonies. These are divided into three different approaches to theatre itself - as cultural…

    Hardback – 2017-11-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

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