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  • Memos from a Theatre Lab

    Exploring what immersive theatre 'does'

    By Nandita Dinesh

    What does immersive theatre ‘do’? By contrasting two specific performances on the same theme - one an 'immersive' experience and the other a more conventional theatrical production - Nandita Dinesh explores the different ways in which theatrical form impacts upon actors and audiences. An in-depth…

    Hardback – 2016-12-14 
    Routledge

  • Anti-Black Racism in Early Modern English Drama

    The Other “Other”

    By Matthieu Chapman

    This is the first book to deploy the methods and ensemble of questions from Afro-pessimism to engage and interrogate the methods of Early Modern English studies. Using contemporary Afro-pessimist theories to provide a foundation for structural analyses of race in the Early Modern Period, it engages…

    Hardback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Acting, Spectating and the Unconscious

    A psychoanalytic perspective on unconscious processes of identification in the theatre.

    By Maria Turri

    From Aristotle’s theory of tragic katharsis onwards, theorists of the theatre have long engaged with the question of what spectatorship entails. This question has, directly or indirectly, often been extended to the investigation of acting. Acting, Spectating, and the Unconscious approaches the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Theatrical Performance and the Forensic Turn

    Naked Truth

    By James Frieze

    This book is the first substantial account of contemporary theatre’s fixation with the processing and detection of evidence. Since the mid-1990s, across diverse branches of theatrical performance, truth has increasingly been figured in terms of means rather than ends, with procedures for the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Beyond Spain's Borders

    Women Players in Early Modern National Theaters

    Edited by Anne J. Cruz, Maria Cristina Quintero

    The prolific theatrical activity that abounded on the stages of early modern Europe demonstrates that drama was a genre that transcended national borders. The transnational character of early modern theater reflects the rich admixture of various dramatic traditions, such as Spain’s comedia and…

    Hardback – 2016-10-25 
    Routledge
    Transculturalisms, 1400-1700

  • The Stage Lives of Animals

    Zooesis and Performance

    By Una Chaudhuri

    The Stage Lives of Animals examines what it might mean to make theatre beyond the human. In this stunning collection of essays, Una Chaudhuri engages with the alternative modes of thinking, feeling, and making art offered by animals and animality, bringing insights from theatre practice and theory…

    Paperback – 2016-10-05 
    Routledge

  • Experiencing Liveness in Contemporary Performance

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Matthew Reason, Anja Mlle Lindelof

    This volume brings together dynamic perspectives on the concept of liveness in the performing arts, engaging with the live through the particular analytical focus of audiences and experience. The status and significance of the live in performance has become contested: perceived as variously as a…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Towards a Theatrical Jurisprudence

    By Marett Leiboff

    This book brings the insights of theatre theory to the jurisprudential, in order to elaborate a new practice of responsibility. The theatrical, which here forms the basis of a theatrical jurisprudence, draws upon the forms of theatre theory that took shape in the 20th century, as they constitute…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Routledge Revivals: Theatres of the Left 1880-1935 (1985)

    Workers' Theatre Movements in Britain and America

    Edited by Raphael Samuel, Ewan MacColl, Stuart Cosgrove

    First published in 1985, this book examines how workers theatre movements intended their performances to be activist — perceiving art as a weapon of struggle and enlightenment — and an emancipatory act. An introductory study relates left-wing theatre groupings to the cultural narratives of…

    Hardback – 2016-08-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: History Workshop Series

  • Performing Ethnicity, Performing Gender

    Transcultural Perspectives

    Edited by Bettina Hofmann, Monika Mueller

    Performance and performativity are important terms for a theorization of gender and race/ethnicity as constitutive of identity. This collection reflects the ubiquity, diversity, and (historical) locatedness of ethnicity and gender by presenting contributions by an array of international scholars…

    Hardback – 2016-08-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Shakespeare, Race and Performance

    The Diverse Bard

    Edited by Delia Jarrett-Macauley

    What does it mean to study Shakespeare within a multicultural society? And who has the power to transform Shakespeare? The Diverse Bard explores how Shakespeare has been adapted by artists born on the margins of the Empire, and how actors of Asian and African-Caribbean origin are being cast by…

    Paperback – 2016-07-22
    Routledge

  • The Grammar of Politics and Performance

    Edited by Shirin M Rai, Janelle Reinelt

    This volume brings together important work at the intersection of politics and performance studies. While the languages of theatre and performance have long been deployed by other disciplines, these are seldom deployed seriously and pursued systematically to discover the actual nature of the…

    Paperback – 2016-06-01
    Routledge
    Interventions

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