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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. Performing Embodiment in Samuel Beckett's Drama

    By Anna McMullan

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    The representation and experience of embodiment is a central preoccupation of Samuel Beckett’s drama, one that he explored through diverse media. McMullan investigates the full range of Beckett’s dramatic canon for stage, radio, television and film, including early drama, mimes and unpublished...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Memory, Allegory, and Testimony in South American Theater

    Upstaging Dictatorship

    By Ana Elena Puga

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Memory, Allegory, and Testimony in South American Theater traces the shaping of a resistant identity in memory, its direct expression in testimony, and its indirect elaboration in two different kinds of allegory. Each chapter focuses on one contemporary playwright (or one collaborative...

    Published May 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Theatre of the Bauhaus

    The Modern and Postmodern Stage of Oskar Schlemmer

    By Melissa Trimingham

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Focusing on the work of painter, choreographer and scenic designer Oskar Schlemmer, the "Master Magician" and leader of the Theatre Workshop, this book explains this "theatre of high modernism" and its historical role in design and performance studies; further, it connects the Bauhaus exploration...

    Published April 19th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Provocation of the Senses in Contemporary Theatre

    By Stephen Di Benedetto

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Di Benedetto considers theatrical practice through the lens of contemporary neuroscientific discoveries in this provoking study, which lays the foundation for considering the physiological basis of the power of theatre practice to affect human behavior. He presents a basic summary of the ways that...

    Published October 5th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Ecology and Environment in European Drama

    By Downing Cless

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Looking at European drama through an ecological lens, this book chronicles nature and the environment as primary topics in major plays from ancient to recent times. Cless focuses on the few, yet well-known plays in which nature is at stake in the action or the environment is a dramatic force....

    Published August 15th 2011 by Routledge

  6. The Politics of American Actor Training

    Edited by Ellen Margolis, Lissa Tyler Renaud

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    The essays in this volume address the historical, social, colonial, and administrative contexts that determine today's U.S. actor training, as well as matters of identity politics, access, and marginalization as they emerge in classrooms and rehearsal halls. It considers persistent, questioning...

    Published June 5th 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Theatre of Richard Maxwell and the New York City Players

    By Sarah Gorman

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    The theatre of Richard Maxwell and the New York City Players has received significant international recognition over the past ten years. The company has received three OBIEs, for House (1999), Drummer Wanted (2002) and Good Samaritans (2005). Maxwell received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010 and has...

    Published May 24th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Nineteenth-Century Theatre and the Imperial Encounter

    By Marty Gould

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    In this study, Gould argues that it was in the imperial capital’s theatrical venues that the public was put into contact with the places and peoples of empire. Plays and similar forms of spectacle offered Victorian audiences the illusion of unmediated access to the imperial periphery; separated...

    Published April 24th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Crossing Cultural Borders Through the Actor's Work

    Foreign Bodies of Knowledge

    By Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    A sophisticated analysis of how the intersection of technique, memory, and imagination inform performance, Crossing Cultural Borders Through the Actor’s Work redirects the intercultural debate by focusing exclusively on the actor at work. Alongside the perspectives of other prominent...

    Published July 20th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Movement Training for the Modern Actor

    By Mark Evans

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book is the first critical analysis of the key principles and practices informing the movement training of actors in the modern era. Focusing on the cultural history of modern movement training for actors, Evans traces the development of the ‘neutral’ body as a significant area of practice...

    Published June 17th 2010 by Routledge