20th Century Performance Products

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music

    1st Edition

    By Julian Woolford

    'Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow, Bloom and grow forever'   Often dismissed as kitsch sentimentalism, Rodger and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music has proven an enduringly popular and surprisingly influential cultural icon, both within the field of musical theatre and the wider world. The…

    Paperback – 2020-03-03 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Blue Sky Body

    Thresholds for Embodied Research, 1st Edition

    By Ben Spatz

    Blue Sky Body: Thresholds for Embodied Research is the follow-up to Ben Spatz's 2015 book What a Body Can Do, charting a course through more than twenty years of embodied, artistic, and scholarly research. Emerging from the confluence of theory and practice, this book combines full-length critical…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Performing the Politics of Translation in Modern Japan

    Staging the Resistance, 1st Edition

    By Aragorn Quinn

    Performing the Politics of Translation in Modern Japan, sheds new light on the adoption of concepts which motivated political theatres of resistance for nearly a century and even now underpin the collective understanding of the Japanese nation. Grounded in the aftermath of the Meiji Restoration in…

    Hardback – 2019-12-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • A Social History of British Performance Cultures 1900-39

    Citizenship, surveillance and the body, 1st Edition

    By Maggie B. Gale

    This book provides a new social history of British performance cultures in the early decades of the twentieth century, where performance across stage and screen was generated by dynamic and transformational industries. Exploring an era book-ended by wars and troubled by social unrest and political…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16 
    Routledge

  • A Concise Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes

    1st Edition

    By Richard Kostelanetz

    For a concise edition of his legendary arts dictionary of information and opinion, the distinguished critic and arts historian Richard Kostelanetz selects entries from the 2018 third edition. Typically he provides intelligence unavailable anywhere else, no less in print than online, about a wealth…

    Paperback – 2019-12-03 
    Routledge

  • A World Elsewhere

    1st Edition

    By Steven Berkoff

    A World Elsewhere is Steven Berkoff’s bold attempt to describe his multifarious theatrical works. Berkoff outlines the methods that he uses, first of all as an actor, secondly as a playwright and thirdly as theatre director, as well as those subtle connections in between, when one discipline melds…

    Paperback – 2019-12-03 
    Routledge

  • The Elements of Theatrical Expression

    1st Edition

    By Brian Kulick

    The Elements of Theatrical Expression puts forward 14 essential elements that make up the basic building blocks of theatre. Is theatre a language? Does it have its own unique grammar? And if so, just what would the elements of such a grammar be? Brian Kulick asks readers to think of these…

    Paperback – 2019-11-15 
    Routledge

  • Making Another World Possible

    10 Creative Time Summits, 10 Global Issues, 100 Art Projects, 1st Edition

    Edited by Corina L. Apostol, Nato Thompson

    Making Another World Possible offers a broad look at an array of socially engaged cultural practices that have become increasingly visible in the past decade, across diverse fields such as visual art, performance, theater, activism, architecture, urban planning, pedagogy, and ecology. Part I of the…

    Paperback – 2019-10-31 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Comedy Studies Reader

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Wilkie

    The Routledge Comedy Studies Reader is a selection of the most outstanding critical analysis featured in the journal Comedy Studies in the decade since its inception in 2010. The Reader illustrates the multiple perspectives that are available when analysing comedy. Wilkie’s selections present an…

    Paperback – 2019-10-29 
    Routledge

  • Preaching the Blues

    Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays, 1st Edition

    By Maisha S. Akbar

    Preaching the Blues: Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays examines several lynching plays to foreground black women’s performances as non-normative subjects who challenge white supremacist ideology. Maisha S. Akbar re-maps the study of lynching drama by examining plays that are contingent…

    Hardback – 2019-10-08
    Routledge

  • The Bible and Modern British Drama

    From 1930 to the Present Day, 1st Edition

    By Mary F. Brewer

    The Bible and Modern British Drama: 1930 to the Present Day is the first full-length study to explore how playwrights in the modern period have adapted popular biblical stories, such as Abraham and Isaac, Moses and the Exodus from Egypt, and the life and death of Jesus, for the stage. The book…

    Hardback – 2019-10-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Dance, Modernism, and Modernity

    1st Edition

    By Ramsay Burt, Michael Huxley

    This collection of new essays explores connections between dance, modernism, and modernity by examining the ways in which leading dancers have responded to modernity. Burt and Huxley examine dance examples from a period beginning just before the First World War and extending to the mid-1950s,…

    Paperback – 2019-10-02
    Routledge

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