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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 – 2016-02-15 

  • 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

  • Theatre for Women’s Participation in Sustainable Development

    By Beth Osnes

    Though development researchers have proven that the participation of women is necessary for effective sustainable development, development practitioners still largely lack culturally appropriate, gender-sensitive tools for including women, especially women living in poverty. Current tools used in…

    Paperback – 2015-10-12
    Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

  • 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

  • Theorizing Film Acting

    Edited by Aaron Taylor

    This comprehensive collection provides theoretical accounts of the grounds and phenomenon of film acting. The volume features entries by some of the most prominent scholars on film acting who collectively represent the various theoretical traditions that constitute the discipline of film studies.…

    Paperback – 2015-06-23
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • The Taming of the Shrew (Routledge Revivals)

    A Comparative Study of Oral and Literary Versions

    By Jan Harold Brunvand

    William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew has succeeded in surviving in contemporary culture, and has even managed to penetrate to the most modern media of mass communications. This book, first published in 1991, examines some of the different literary and oral versions of The Taming of the…

    Hardback – 2015-06-10
    Routledge Revivals

  • Arden (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study of His Plays

    By Albert Hunt

    John Arden was one of the major playwrights to have emerged during the 1950s, yet his work has arguably been misunderstood. In this book, first published in 1974, Albert Hunt’s primary concern is to relate the plays written by John Arden alone, as well as those written in collaboration with…

    Paperback – 2015-05-05
    Routledge Revivals

  • Performance and Phenomenology

    Traditions and Transformations

    Edited by Maaike Bleeker, Jon Foley Sherman, Eirini Nedelkopoulou

    This book offers a timely discussion about the interventions and tensions between two contested and contentious fields, performance and phenomenology, with international case studies that map an emerging 21st century terrain of critical and performance practice. Building on the foundational texts…

    Hardback – 2015-04-20
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Dance Education around the World

    Perspectives on dance, young people and change

    Edited by Charlotte Svendler Nielsen, Stephanie Burridge

    Dance has the power to change the lives of young people. It is a force in shaping identity, affirming culture and exploring heritage in an increasingly borderless world. Creative and empowering pedagogies are driving curriculum development worldwide where the movement of peoples and cultures…

    Paperback – 2015-04-13

  • The Improvisation Studies Reader

    Spontaneous Acts

    Edited by Ajay Heble, Rebecca Caines

    Improvisation is a performance practice that animates and activates diverse energies of inspiration, critique, and invention. In recent years it has coalesced into an exciting and innovative new field of interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry, becoming a cornerstone of both practical and theoretical…

    Paperback – 2015-02-27

  • The Second Wave (Routledge Revivals)

    British Drama for the Seventies

    By John Russell Taylor

    In the 1970s the revolution that had swept the British theatre in the 1950s had already become accepted as the new establishment. Areas that had been previously regarded as remote ideals - including permanent repertory companies, a lively provincial theatre and an extensive spread of avant-garde…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge Revivals

  • Psychoanalysis and the Artistic Endeavor

    Conversations with literary and visual artists

    By Lois Oppenheim

    Psychoanalysis and the Artistic Endeavor offers an intriguing window onto the creative thinking of several well-known and highly creative individuals. Internationally renowned writers, painters, choreographers, and others converse with the author about their work and how it has been informed by…

    Paperback – 2015-01-29
    Psychoanalysis in a New Key Book Series

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