20th Century Performance Products

  • Bertolt Brecht

    By Meg Mumford

    Bertolt Brecht’s methods of collective experimentation, and his unique framing of the theatrical event as a forum for change, placed him among the most important contributors to the theory and practice of theatre. His work continues to have a significant impact on performance practitioners, critics…

    Paperback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Ariane Mnouchkine

    By Judith Miller

    Judith G. Miller is Professor of French and Francophone Theatre in the Department of French at New York University, New York, and Affiliate Professor at New York University Abu Dhabi.…

    Paperback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Jerzy Grotowski

    By James Slowiak, Jairo Cuesta

    Master director, teacher, and theorist, Jerzy Grotowski’s work extended well beyond the conventional limits of performance. Now revised and reissued, this book combines: ● an overview of Grotowski’s life and the distinct phases of his work ● an analysis of his key ideas ● a consideration of his…

    Paperback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Benjamin Britten and Montagu Slater's Peter Grimes

    By Sam Kinchin-Smith

    Peter Grimes (1945), Benjamin Britten’s first opera and one of the most widely recognised cultural milestones of the 20th century, is the post-war British theatre’s greatest ‘lost play’. That is the central premise of this provocative volume. Not content to only consider Peter Grimes on the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-14 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Ivo van Hove Onstage

    Edited by David Willinger

    Since his emergence from the Flemish avant-garde movement of the 1980s, Ivo van Hove's directorial career has crossed international boundaries, challenging established notions of theatre-making. He has brought radical interpretations of the classics to America and organic acting technique to…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2018-01-19 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • 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 – 2018-01-12 
    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

  • 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. In all that time, few directors have taken up the challenge of staging his problematic, rewarding texts, and Foreman's work remains…

    Paperback – 2017-11-20
    Routledge

  • Theatre and Dictatorship in the Luso-Hispanic World

    Edited by Diego Santos Sánchez

    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 – 2017-11-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Theatre in Europe Under German Occupation

    By Anselm Heinrich

    The Second World War went beyond previous military conflicts. It was not only about specific geographical gains or economic goals, but also about the brutal and lasting reshaping of Europe as a whole. Theatre in Europe Under German Occupation explores the part that theatre played in the Nazi&…

    Paperback – 2017-08-07
    Routledge

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