20th Century Performance Products

  • Minstrel Traditions

    Mediated Blackface in the Jazz Age, 1st Edition

    By Kevin James Byrne

    Minstrel Traditions: Mediated Blackface in the Jazz Age explores the place and influence of black racial impersonation in US society during a crucial and transitional time period. Minstrelsy was absorbed into mass-culture media that was either invented or reached widespread national prominence…

    Hardback – 2020-04-06 
    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 that 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…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • 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

  • After the Long Silence

    The Theater of Brazil’s Post-Dictatorship Generation, 1st Edition

    By Claudia Tatinge Nascimento

    After the Long Silence offers a ground-breaking, meticulously researched criticism of Brazilian contemporary performance created by its post-dictatorship generation, whose work expresses the consequences of decades of state-imposed censorship. By offering an in-depth examination of key artists…

    Hardback – 2019-07-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • New Theatre in Italy

    1963–2013, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Theatre and Dictatorship in the Luso-Hispanic World

    1st Edition

    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

  • Acting in the Academy

    The History of Professional Actor Training in US Higher Education, 1st Edition

    By Peter Zazzali

    There are over 150 BFA and MFA acting programs in the US today, nearly all of which claim to prepare students for theatre careers. Peter Zazzali contends that the curricula of these courses represent an ethos that is as outdated as it is limited, given today’s shrinking job market for stage…

    Hardback – 2016-04-12
    Routledge

  • Global Insights on Theatre Censorship

    1st Edition

    Edited by Catherine O'Leary, Diego Santos Sánchez, Michael Thompson

    Theatre has always been subject to a wide range of social, political, moral, and doctrinal controls, with authorities and social groups imposing constraints on scripts, venues, staging, acting, and reception. Focusing on a range of countries and political regimes, this book examines the many forms…

    Hardback – 2015-09-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Sex and War on the American Stage

    Lysistrata in performance 1930-2012, 1st Edition

    By Emily Klein

    American adaptations of Aristophanes’ enduring comedy Lysistrata have used laughter to critique sex, war, and feminism for nearly a century. Unlike almost any other play circulating in contemporary theatres, Lysistrata has outlived its classical origins in 411 BCE and continues to shock and delight…

    Hardback – 2014-04-22
    Routledge

  • Religion, Theatre, and Performance

    Acts of Faith, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lance Gharavi

    The intersections of religion, politics, and performance form the loci of many of the most serious issues facing the world today, sites where some of the world’s most pressing and momentous events are contested and played out. That this circumstance warrants continued, thoughtful, and imaginative…

    Hardback – 2011-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance

    1st Edition

    By Catherine Silverstone

    Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance examines how contemporary performances of Shakespeare’s texts on stage and screen engage with violent events and histories. The book attempts to account for – but not to rationalize – the ongoing and pernicious effects of various forms of violence as…

    Hardback – 2011-06-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • The Theatre of the Bauhaus

    The Modern and Postmodern Stage of Oskar Schlemmer, 1st Edition

    By Melissa Trimingham

    Focusing on the work of painter, choreographer and scenic designer Oskar Schlemmer, the "Master Magician" and leader of the Theatre Workshop, this book explains this "theatre of high modernism" and its historical role in design and performance studies; further, it connects the Bauhaus exploration…

    Hardback – 2010-11-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

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