American 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

  • 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 – 2019-11-12 
    Routledge

  • Parker, Lopez and Stone's The Book of Mormon

    1st Edition

    By Brian Granger

    'Hasa Diga Eebowai' In 2011, a musical full of curse words and Mormon missionaries swept that year’s Tony Awards and was praised as a triumphant return of the American musical. This book explores the inherent achievements (and failures) of The Book of Mormon—one of the most ambitious, and…

    Paperback – 2019-11-01 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • 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

  • In the Long Run

    A Cultural History of Broadway’s Hit Plays, 1st Edition

    By Jordan Schildcrout

    In the Long Run: A Cultural History of Broadway’s Hit Plays presents in-depth analysis of 15 plays that ran over 1,000 performances, examining what made each so popular in its time—and then, in many cases, fall into obscurity. Covering one hundred years of theatre history, it traces the…

    Paperback – 2019-09-23
    Routledge

  • Stunts of Late Nineteenth-Century New York

    Aestheticised Precarity, Endangered Liveness, 1st Edition

    By Kirstin Smith

    Stunts of Late Nineteenth- Century New York: Aestheticised Precarity, Endangered Liveness examines the emergence of stunts in the media, politics, sport and art of New York at the turn of the twentieth century. This book investigates stunts in sport, media and politics, demonstrating how these…

    Hardback – 2019-08-23
    Routledge

  • Mitchell and Trask's Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    1st Edition

    By Caridad Svich

    '… love creates something that was not there before.' – Hedwig John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch opened on Valentine’s Day,1998, in New York City, and ever since, it and its genderqueer heroine have captivated audiences around the world. As the first musical to…

    Paperback – 2019-07-09
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • The Costumes of Burlesque

    1866-2018, 1st Edition

    By Coleen Scott

    The Costumes of Burlesque: 1866-2018 is the first volume to inclusively document burlesque costume from its birth in the 1860’s through the global burlesque movement in 2018. This lushly illustrated book presents the history and development of this American art form by documenting the origins,…

    Paperback – 2019-06-06
    Routledge

  • A Dictionary of the American Avant-Gardes

    1st Edition

    By Richard Kostelanetz

    For this American edition of his legendary arts dictionary of information and opinion, the distinguished critic and arts historian Richard Kostelanetz has selected from the fuller third edition his entries on North Americans, including Canadians, Mexicans, and resident immigrants. Typically, he…

    Paperback – 2019-03-14
    Routledge

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