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  • 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

  • Performance and Professional Wrestling

    Edited by Broderick Chow, Eero Laine, Claire Warden

    Performance and Professional Wrestling is the first edited volume to consider professional wrestling explicitly from the vantage point of theatre and performance studies. Moving beyond simply noting its performative qualities or reading it via other performance genres, this…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq

    Edited by Mark Evans, Rick Kemp

    The Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq presents a thorough overview and analysis of Jacques Lecoq's life, work and philosophy of theatre. Through an exemplary collection of specially commissioned chapters from leading writers, specialists and practitioners, it draws together writings and…

    Hardback – 2016-08-18
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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

  • Performance in the Twenty-First Century

    Theatres of Engagement

    By Andy 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 twenty-first century…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2016-05-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Autoethnography and the Other

    Unsettling Power through Utopian Performatives

    By Tami Spry

    Challenging the critique of autoethnography as overly focused on the self, Tami Spry calls for a performative autoethnography that both unsettles the "I" and represents the Other with equal commitment. Expanding on her popular book Body, Paper, Stage, Spry uses a variety of examples, literary forms…

    Paperback – 2016-03-24
    Routledge
    Qualitative Inquiry and Social Justice

  • Traversing Tradition

    Celebrating Dance in India

    Edited by Urmimala Sarkar Munsi, Stephanie Burridge

    Dance occupies a prestigious place in Indian performing arts, yet it curiously, to a large extent, has remained outside the arena of academic discourse. This book documents and celebrates the emergence of contemporary dance practice in India. Incorporating a multidisciplinary approach, it includes…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge India
    Celebrating Dance in Asia and the Pacific

  • 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 – 2016-01-08
    Routledge
    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
    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
    Routledge
    Interventions

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