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  • 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

  • SHAKESPEARE’S HAMLET IN AN ERA OF TEXTUAL EXHAUSTION

    Edited by Sonya Loftis, Lisa Ulevich, Allison Kellar

    "Post-Hamlet: Shakespeare in an Era of Textual Exhaustion" examines how postmodern audiences continue to reengage with Hamlet in spite of our culture’s oversaturation with this most canonical of texts. Combining adaptation theory and performance theory with examinations of avant-garde performances…

    Hardback – 2017-10-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Interiors Beyond Architecture

    Edited by Deborah Schneiderman, Amy Campos

    Interiors Beyond Architecture proposes an expanded impact for interior design that transcends the inside of buildings, analysing significant interiors that engage space outside of the disciplinary boundaries of architecture. It presents contemporary case studies from a historically nuanced and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-24 
    Routledge

  • Acting: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Bella Merlin

    Now in a vibrantly revised second editon, Acting: The Basics remains a practical and theoretical guide to the world of the professional actor, which skilfully combines ideas from a range of practitioners and linking the academy to the industry. Retaining a balance between acting history, a…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Expressive Conducting

    Movement and Performance Theory for Conductors

    By Jerald Schwiebert, Dustin Barr

    Expressive Conducting: Movement and Performance Theory for Conductors applies the insight of movement and performance theory to the practice of conducting, offering a groundbreaking new approach to conducting. Where traditional conducting pedagogies often place emphasis on training parts of the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-03 
    Routledge

  • Cross-Gender China

    Across Yin-Yang, Across Cultures, and Beyond Jingju

    By Huai Bao

    Cross-Gender China, the outcome of more than twenty years of theatrical and sociological research, deconstructs the cultural implications of cross-gender performance in today's China. The recent revival in male-to-female cross-gender nandan performance in Chinese theatre raises a multitude of…

    Hardback – 2017-08-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Composing Processes and Artistic Agency

    Tacit Knowledge in Composing

    By Tasos Zembylas, Martin Niederauer

    This monograph carries out an in-depth investigation into compositional processes, shedding new light on the components and conditions that constitute artistic agency. Artistic agency relies on the interlocking of such activities that emerge from various propositional and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Dance, Access and Inclusion

    Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change

    Edited by Stephanie Burridge, Charlotte Svendler Nielsen

    The arts have a crucial role in empowering young people with special needs through diverse dance initiatives. Inclusive pedagogy that integrates all students in rich, equitable and just dance programmes within education frameworks is occurring alongside enabling projects by community groups…

    Paperback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge

  • Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play

    By Michael Y. Bennett

    Theatrical characters’ dual existence on stage and in text presents a unique, challenging case for the analytical philosopher. Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play re-examines the ontological status of theatre and its fictional objects through the "possible worlds" thesis, arguing that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Comic Performativities

    Identity, Internet Outrage, and the Aesthetics of Communication

    By Dustin Goltz

    Comic Performativities: Identity, Internet Outrage, and the Aesthetics of Communication studies patterns of criticism and public debate in the relationship between humour, identity, and offense. In an increasingly reductive and politically charged debate, right-wing pundits argue leftist politics…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01
    Routledge

  • Arthur Lessac’s Embodied Actor Training

    By Melissa Hurt

    This book situates the work of the renowned voice and movement trainer Arthur Lessac in the context of contemporary actor training as a whole. Melissa Hurt uses Maurice Merleau-Ponty's theories of embodiment to frame Lessac's approach in terms of Embodied Acting, a key subject in contemporary…

    Paperback – 2017-06-01
    Routledge

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