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Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Considering theatre and performance alongside topics such as religion, politics, gender, race, ecology, and the avant-garde, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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1-10 of 34 results in Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies
  1. The Politics of Interweaving Performance Cultures

    Beyond Postcolonialism

    Edited by Erika Fischer-Lichte, Torsten Jost, Saskya Iris Jain

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book provides a timely intervention in the fields of performance studies and theatre history, and to larger issues of global cultural exchange. The authors offer a provocative argument for rethinking the scholarly assessment of how diverse performative cultures interact, how they are...

    Published January 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Art, Vision, and Nineteenth-Century Realist Drama

    Acts of Seeing

    By Amy Holzapfel

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Realism in theatre is traditionally defined as a mere seed of modernism, a crude attempt to reproduce an exact copy of reality on stage. Art, Vision & Nineteenth-Century Realist Drama redefines realism as a complex and under-examined form of visual modernism, one that positioned theatre at the...

    Published December 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Political and Protest Theatre after 9/11

    Patriotic Dissent

    Edited by Jenny Spencer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This collection documents and examines political and protest theatre produced between the 9/11 attacks in 2001 and Obama’s election in 2008 by British and American artists responding to their own governments’ actions and policies during this time. The plays take up topics such as the ongoing wars...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Grotowski, Women, and Contemporary Performance

    Meetings with Remarkable Women

    By Virginie Magnat

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    As the first examination of women's foremost contributions to Jerzy Grotowski's cross-cultural investigation of performance, this book complements and broadens existing literature by offering a more diverse and inclusive re-assessment of Grotowski's legacy, thereby probing its significance for...

    Published October 9th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Translation and Adaptation in Theatre and Film

    Edited by Katja Krebs

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book provides a pioneering and provocative exploration of the rich synergies between adaptation studies and translation studies and is the first genuine attempt to discuss the rather loose usage of the concepts of translation and adaptation in terms of theatre and film. At the heart of this...

    Published August 14th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Religion, Theatre, and Performance

    Acts of Faith

    Edited by Lance Gharavi

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    The intersections of religion, politics, and performance form the loci of many of the most serious issues facing the world today, sites where some of the world’s most pressing and momentous events are contested and played out. That this circumstance warrants continued, thoughtful, and imaginative...

    Published July 7th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Performance, Identity, and the Neo-Political Subject

    Edited by Fintan Walsh, Matthew Causey

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book stages a timely discussion about the centrality of identity politics to theatre and performance studies. It acknowledges the important close relationship between the discourses and practices historically while maintaining that theatre and performance can enlighten ways of being with...

    Published April 4th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Theatre Translation in Performance

    Edited by Silvia Bigliazzi, Paola Ambrosi, Peter Kofler

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This volume focuses on the highly debated topic of theatrical translation, one brought on by a renewed interest in the idea of performance and translation as a cooperative effort on the part of the translator, the director, and the actors. Exploring the role and function of the translator as...

    Published March 19th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Brecht & Critical Theory

    By Sean Carney

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Arguing that Brecht’s aesthetic theories are still highly relevant today, and that an appreciation of his theory and theatre is essential to an understanding of modern critical theory, this book examines the influence of Brecht’s aesthetic on the pre-eminent materialist critics of the twentieth...

    Published January 31st 2013 by Routledge

  10. Dramas of the Past on the Twentieth-Century Stage

    In History’s Wings

    By Alexander Feldman

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book defines and exemplifies a major genre of modern dramatic writing, termed historiographic metatheatre, in which self-reflexive engagements with the traditions and forms of dramatic art illuminate historical themes and aid in the representation of historical events and, in doing so,...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge