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  • Performance in the Twenty-first Century

    Theatres of Engagement

    By Andrew Lavender

    Performance in the Twenty-First Century: Theatres of Engagement addresses the reshaping of theatre and performance after postmodernism. Andy Lavender argues provocatively that after the ‘classic’ postmodern tropes of detachment, irony, and contingency, performance in the 21st Century engages more…

    Paperback – 2016-05-26 
    Routledge

  • Interpersonal Coordination and Performance in Social Systems

    Edited by Pedro Passos, Keith Davids, Jia Yi Chow

    Interpersonal coordination is an important feature of all social systems. From everyday activities to playing sport and participating in the performing arts, human behaviour is constrained by the need to continually interact with others. This book examines how interpersonal coordination tendencies…

    Hardback – 2016-05-19 
    Routledge

  • Theatre, Exhibition, and Curation

    Displayed & Performed

    By Georgina Guy

    Examining the artistic, intellectual, and social life of performance, this book interrogates Theatre and Performance Studies through the lens of display and modern visual art. Moving beyond the exhibition of immaterial art and its documents, as well as re-enactment in gallery contexts, Guy's book…

    Hardback – 2016-05-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Performing in Comedy

    A Student's Guide

    By Ian Wilkie

    Ian Wilkie contends that comic acting is a distinct art form, and as such demands a unique skillset. By exploring the ways in which performance choices and improvised moments can work in conjunction with texts themselves, Performing in Comedy offers an indispensable practical tool for enhancing…

    Paperback – 2016-04-29 
    Routledge

  • A Strange Proximity

    Stage Presence, Failure and the Ethics of Attention

    By Jon Foley Sherman

    What happens in the relationship between audience and performer? What choices are made in the space of performance about how we attend to others? A Strange Proximity examines stage presence as key to thinking about performance and ethics. It is the first phenomenological account generated from,…

    Paperback – 2016-04-22 
    Routledge

  • Theory/Theatre

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Mark Fortier

    Theory/Theatre is a unique and highly engaging introduction to literary theory as it relates to theatre and performance. It is a brilliantly clear and readable examination of current theoretical approaches, from semiotics and poststructuralism, through cultural materialism, postcolonial studies and…

    Paperback – 2016-04-15 
    Routledge

  • Rewriting Narratives in Egyptian Theatre

    Translation, Performance, Politics

    Edited by Sirkku Aaltonen, Areeg Ibrahim

    This study of Egyptian theatre and its narrative construction explores the ways representations of Egypt are created of and within theatrical means, from the 19th century to the present day. Essays address the narratives that structure theatrical, textual, and performative representations and the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The First German Theatre

    Schiller, Goethe, Kleist and Büchner in Performance

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1990. The book surveys of the development of German theatre from a market sideshow into an important element of cultural life and political expression. It examines Schiller as ‘theatre poet’ at Mannheim, Goethe’s work as director of the court theatre at Weimar, and then traces…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge

  • The Revolution in German Theatre 1900-1933

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1981, this book represents the first work in English to give a comprehensive account of the revolutionary developments in German theatre from the decline of Naturalism through the Expressionist upheaval to the political theatre of Piscator and Brecht. Early productions of Kaiser’…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge

  • Electoral Guerrilla Theatre

    Radical Ridicule and Social Movements, 2nd Edition

    By L.M. Bogad

    This revised and updated edition of Electoral Guerrilla Theatre explores the phenomenon of the satirical election campaign, and questions the purpose of such public political performances. Drawing on extensive archival and ethnographic research this is an entertaining and illuminating read that…

    Paperback – 2016-03-23 
    Routledge

  • Horror Film and Affect

    Towards a Corporeal Model of Viewership

    By Xavier Aldana Reyes

    This book brings together various theoretical approaches to Horror that have received consistent academic attention since the 1990s – abjection, disgust, cognition, phenomenology, pain studies – to make a significant contribution to the study of fictional moving images of mutilation and the ways in…

    Hardback – 2016-03-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Augustine (Big Hysteria)

    By Anna Furse

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge

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