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  • Horror Film and Affect

    Towards a Corporeal Model of Viewership

    By Xavier Aldana Reyes

    This book brings together various horror theories that have received consistent academic attention since the 1990s – abjection, disgust, cognition, phenomenology, pain studies – to make a significant contribution to the study of moving images of mutilation and the ways in which human bodies are…

    Hardback – 2016-03-15 
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Mainstream AIDS Theatre, the Media, and Gay Civil Rights

    Making the Radical Palatable

    By Jacob Juntunen

    This book demonstrates the political potential of mainstream theatre in the US at the end of the twentieth century, tracing ideological change over time in the reception of US mainstream plays taking HIV/AIDS as their topic from 1985 to 2000. This is the first study to combine the topics of the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-04 
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • 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 – 2016-02-15 

  • Theatre, Exhibition, and Curation

    Displayed and 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 – 2016-02-15 
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Modern Stage and Other Worlds (Routledge Revivals)

    By Austin E. Quigley

    Modern plays are strikingly diverse and, as a result, any attempt to locate an underlying unity between them encounters difficulties: to focus on what they have in common is often to overlook what is of primary importance in particular plays; to focus on their differences is to note the novelty of…

    Paperback – 2016-01-28 
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Stage Lives of Animals

    Zooesis and Performance

    Edited by Una Chaudhuri

    Paperback – 2016-01-15 

  • Active Analysis

    By Maria Knebel

    Maria Knebel is one of theatre studies' missing links; a student of and later assistant to Stanislavsky, and a colleague of Michael Chekhov's, she was instrumental in promoting their theories of acting via her teaching. Action Analysis combines her two books, 'The Verb in the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15 

  • Shakespeare, Performance and the Archive

    By Barbara Hodgdon

    Shakespeare, Performance and the Archive is a ground-breaking and movingly written exploration of what remains when actors evacuate the space and time of performance. An analysis of ‘leftovers’, it moves between tracking the politics of what is consciously archived and the politics of visible and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-17

  • Race and Racism

    Essays in Social Geography

    Edited by Peter Jackson

    First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2015-11-02

  • Re-Enacting the Past

    Heritage, Materiality and Performance

    Edited by Mads Daugbjerg, Rivka Syd Eisner, Britta Timm Knudsen

    What is re-enactment and how does it relate to heritage? Re-enactments are a ubiquitous part of popular and memory culture and are of growing importance to heritage studies. As concept and practice, re-enactments encompass a wide range of forms: from the annual ‘Viking Moot’ festival in Denmark…

    Hardback – 2015-10-05

  • Reading Contemporary Performance

    Theatricality Across Genres

    Edited by Gabrielle Cody, Meiling Cheng

    As the nature of contemporary performance continues to expand into new forms, genres and media, it requires an increasingly diverse vocabulary. Reading Contemporary Performance provides students, critics and creators with a rich understanding of the key terms and ideas that are central to any…

    Paperback – 2015-09-25

  • Political Aesthetics

    Culture, Critique and the Everyday

    Edited by Arundhati Virmani

    Political Aesthetics highlights the complex and ambiguous connections of aesthetics with social, cultural and political experiences in contemporary societies. If today aesthetics seems a rather overused term, mixing a variety of historical realities and complex personal states of being, its…

    Hardback – 2015-09-07

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