Performance Theory Products

  • Role-Playing Game Studies

    Transmedia Foundations

    Edited by Sebastian Deterding, José Zagal

    This handbook, for the first time, collects the state of research on role-playing games across disciplines, cultures, and media in a single, accessible volume. Collaboratively authored by more than 50 key scholars, this book traces the history of the genre from wargaming precursors and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Performance and Ecology: What Can Theatre Do?

    Edited by Carl Lavery

    In comparison with Literary Studies and Media and Film Studies, the disciplines of Theatre and Performance, with their strong anthropocentric heritage, have been relatively slow in responding to such things as climate change or species extinction etc. However, in the wake of recent work on animals,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12 
    Focal Press

  • The Japanese Adult Video Industry

    By Heung-Wah Wong, Hoi-yan Yau

    Unlike many other books on pornography which concentrate on arguments about restricting or not restricting pornography, this book focuses on the production of adult videos. It outlines and examines the industrial dynamics of the industry, its strategies, technological capabilities and…

    Hardback – 2017-11-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Culture, Society, Business in East Asia Series

  • Performing Interdisciplinarity

    Working Across Disciplinary Boundaries Through an Active Aesthetic

    Edited by Experience Bryon

    Performing Interdisciplinarity proposes new ways of engaging with performance as it crosses, collides with, integrates and/or disturbs other disciplinary concerns. From Activism and Political Philosophy to Cognitive Science and Forensics, each chapter explores the relationships between performance…

    Paperback – 2017-11-21 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • Performance as Research

    Knowledge, methods, impact

    Edited by Annette Arlander, Bruce Barton, Melanie Dreyer-Lude, Ben Spatz

    Practice as Research is characterised by an extraordinary elasticity and interdisciplinary drive. Performance as Research: Knowledge, Methods, Impact celebrates this energy, bringing together chapters from a wide range of disciplines and eight different countries. This volume focuses explicitly on…

    Paperback – 2017-11-06 
    Routledge

  • Essays on Theatre and Change

    Towards a Poetics Of

    By Kélina Gotman

    If theatre is a way of seeing, an event onstage but also a fleeting series of moments; not a copy or double but more vitally metamorphosis, transformation and change, how might we speak to – and of – it? How might we envision and frame a fluid reality that moves faster than we can write? Arranged…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge

  • Performance: A Critical Introduction

    3rd Edition

    By Marvin Carlson

    Since its original publication in 1996, Marvin Carlson's Performance: A Critical Introduction has remained the definitive guide to understanding performance as a theatrical activity. It is an unparalleled exploration of the myriad ways in which performance has been interpreted, its importance to…

    Paperback – 2017-10-25 
    Routledge

  • The First German Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • The Revolution in German Theatre 1900-1933 (Routledge Revivals)

    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’…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Media Practices, Social Movements, and Performativity

    Transdisciplinary Approaches

    Edited by Susanne Foellmer, Margreth Lünenborg, Christoph Raetzsch

    As individuals incorporate new forms of media into their daily routines, these media transform individuals’ engagement with networks of heterogeneous actors. Using the concept of media practices, this volume looks at processes of social and political transformation in diverse regions of the world…

    Hardback – 2017-09-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Contemporary Plays by Women of Color

    An Anthology, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Roberta Uno

    In the two decades since the first edition of Contemporary Plays by Women of Color was published, its significance to the theatrical landscape in the United States has grown exponentially. Work by female writers and writers of color is more widely produced, published, and studied than ever before.…

    Paperback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge

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