• A Social History of British Performance Cultures 1900-39: Citizenship, surveillance and the body book cover

    A Social History of British Performance Cultures 1900-39

    Citizenship, surveillance and the body, 1st Edition

    By Maggie B. Gale

    This book provides a new social history of British performance cultures in the early decades of the twentieth century, where performance across stage and screen was generated by dynamic and transformational industries. Exploring an era book-ended by wars and troubled by social unrest and political…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
    Routledge

  • Pina Bausch’s Aggressive Tenderness: Repurposing Theater through Dance book cover

    Pina Bausch’s Aggressive Tenderness

    Repurposing Theater through Dance, 1st Edition

    By Telory D. Arendell

    Pina Bausch’s Aggressive Tenderness: Repurposing Theater through Dance maps Bausch’s pieces alongside methodologies of key theater and film practitioners. This book includes discussion of a variety of Bausch pieces, including Sacre du Printemps (Rite of Spring 1975), Kontakthof (Meeting Place 1978…

    Hardback – 2019-12-05 
    Routledge

  • A World Elsewhere book cover

    A World Elsewhere

    1st Edition

    By Steven Berkoff

    A World Elsewhere is Steven Berkoff’s bold attempt to describe his multifarious theatrical works. Berkoff outlines the methods that he uses, first of all as an actor, secondly as a playwright, and thirdly as theatre director, as well as those subtle connections in between, when one discipline…

    Paperback – 2019-12-03 
    Routledge

  • The Dramaturgy of the Door book cover

    The Dramaturgy of the Door

    1st Edition

    By Stuart Andrews, Matthew Wagner

    The Dramaturgy of the Door examines the door as a critical but under-explored feature of theatre and performance, asking how doors function on stage, in site-specific practice and in performances of place. This first book-length study on the topic argues that doors engage in and help to shape…

    Hardback – 2019-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Choreographing Shakespeare: Dance Adaptations of the Plays and Poems book cover

    Choreographing Shakespeare

    Dance Adaptations of the Plays and Poems, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Klett

    Choreographing Shakespeare presents a hitherto unexplored history of the choreographers and performers who have created dance adaptations of Shakespeare. This book investigates forty dance works in genres such as ballet, modern dance, and hip-hop, produced between 1940 and 2016 by choreographers…

    Paperback – 2019-10-29 
    Routledge

  • Performing Commedia dell’Arte, 1580-1630 book cover

    Performing Commedia dell’Arte, 1580-1630

    1st Edition

    By Natalie Crohn Schmitt

    Performing Commedia dell’Arte, 1580-1630 explores the performance techniques employed in commedia dell’arte and the ways in which they served to rapidly spread the ideas that were to form the basis of modern theatre throughout Europe. Chapters include one on why, what, and how actors improvised,…

    Hardback – 2019-10-22 
    Routledge

  • The Bible and Modern British Drama: From 1930 to the Present Day book cover

    The Bible and Modern British Drama

    From 1930 to the Present Day, 1st Edition

    By Mary F. Brewer

    The Bible and Modern British Drama: 1930 to the Present-Day is the first full-length study to explore how playwrights in the modern period have adapted popular biblical stories such as Abraham and Isaac, Moses and the Exodus from Egypt, and the life and death of Jesus, for the stage. The book…

    Hardback – 2019-10-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Preaching the Blues: Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays book cover

    Preaching the Blues

    Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays, 1st Edition

    By Maisha S. Akbar

    Preaching the Blues: Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays examines several lynching plays to foreground black women’s performances as non-normative subjects who challenge white supremacist ideology. Maisha S. Akbar re-maps the study of lynching drama by examining plays that are contingent…

    Hardback – 2019-10-11 
    Routledge

  • Unruly Audiences and the Theater of Control in Early Modern London book cover

    Unruly Audiences and the Theater of Control in Early Modern London

    1st Edition

    By Eric Dunnum

    Unruly Audiences and the Theater of Control in Early Modern London explores the effects of audience riots on the dramaturgy of early modern playwrights, arguing that playwrights from Marlowe to Brome often used their plays to control the physical reactions of their audience. This study analyses how…

    Hardback – 2019-10-07 
    Routledge
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • Dance, Modernism, and Modernity book cover

    Dance, Modernism, and Modernity

    1st Edition

    By Ramsay Burt, Michael Huxley

    This collection of new essays explores connections between dance, modernism, and modernity by examining the way in which leading dancers have responded to modernity. Burt and Huxley examine dance examples from a period beginning just before the First World War and extending to the mid-1950s,…

    Paperback – 2019-10-07 
    Routledge

  • A History of Romanian Theatre from Communism to Capitalism: Children of a Restless Time book cover

    A History of Romanian Theatre from Communism to Capitalism

    Children of a Restless Time, 1st Edition

    By Cristina Modreanu

    A History of Romanian Theatre from Communism to Capitalism analyses the last three decades of Romanian theatre and connects it to the international stage. Cristina Modreanu questions the relationship between artists and power, both before 1989, behind the Iron Curtain, and in the current global…

    Hardback – 2019-10-07 
    Routledge

  • In the Long Run: A Cultural History of Broadway’s Hit Plays book cover

    In the Long Run

    A Cultural History of Broadway’s Hit Plays, 1st Edition

    By Jordan Schildcrout

    In the Long Run: A Cultural History of Broadway’s Hit Plays presents in-depth analysis of 15 plays that ran over 1,000 performances, examining what made each so popular in its time—and then, in many cases, fall into obscurity. Covering one hundred years of theatre history, it traces the…

    Paperback – 2019-09-20 
    Routledge

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