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New and Published Books

  1. Global Media, Biopolitics, and Affect

    Politicizing Bodily Vulnerability

    By Britta Timm Knudsen, Carsten Stage

    Series: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

    Global Media, Biopolitics and Affect shows how mediations of bodily vulnerability have become a strong political force in contemporary societies. In discussions and struggles concerning war involvement, healthcare issues, charity, democracy movements, contested national pasts, and climate change,...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Uses of Art in Public Space

    Edited by Julia Lossau, Quentin Stevens

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    This book links two fields of interest which are too seldom considered together: the production and critique of art in public space and social behaviour in the public realm. Whilst most writing about public art has focused on the aesthetic, cultural and political intentions and processes that shape...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Caryl Churchill

    By Mary Luckhurst

    Series: Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

    One of Europe's greatest playwrights, Caryl Churchill has been internationally celebrated for four decades. She has exploded the narrow definitions of political theatre to write consistently hard-edged and innovative work. Always unpredictable in her stage experiments, her plays have stretched the...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Grammar of Politics and Performance

    Edited by Shirin M Rai, Janelle Reinelt

    Series: Interventions

    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...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Unmasking Theatre Design: A Designer's Guide to Finding Inspiration and Cultivating Creativity

    By Lynne Porter

    Every great design has its beginnings in a great idea, whether your medium of choice is scenery, costume, lighting, sound, or projections. Unmasking Theatre Design shows you how to cultivate creative thinking skills through every step of theatre design - from the first play reading to the finished...

    Published December 10th 2014 by Focal Press

  6. The Routledge Companion to Commedia dell'Arte

    Edited by Judith Chaffee, Oliver Crick

    From Commedia dell’Arte came archetypal characters that are still with us today, such as Harlequin and Pantalone, and the rediscovered craft of writing comic dramas and masked theatre. From it came the forces that helped create and influence Opera, Ballet, Pantomime, Shakespeare, Moliere, Lopes de...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  7. World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

    Volume 3: Africa

    Edited by Ousmane Diakhate, Hansel Ndumbe Eyoh, Don Rubin

    Volume Three in this series carries on from the highly acclaimed volumes on Europe and on the Americas. Focusing on non-Arabic Africa, and with contributions from leading experts from the countries featured, the third volume of the World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre series examines...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Fifty Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

    Edited by Maggie B. Gale, John F. Deeney

    Series: Routledge Key Guides

    Fifty Modern and Contemporary and Dramatists is a critical introduction to the work of some of the most important and influential playwrights from the 1950s to the present day. The figures chosen are among the most widely studied by students of drama, theatre and literature and include such...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  9. Learning How to Fall

    Art and Culture after September 11

    By T Nikki Cesare Schotzko

    Beginning with Richard Drew’s controversial photograph of a man falling from the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, Learning How to Fall investigates the changing relationship between world events and their subsequent documentation, asking: Does the mediatization of the...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Gender, Culture, and Performance

    Marathi Theatre and Cinema before Independence

    By Meera Kosambi

    This book presents a lucid, comprehensive, and entertaining narrative of culture and society in late 19th- and early 20th-century Maharashtra through a perceptive study of its theatre and cinema. An intellectual tour de force, it will be invaluable to scholars and researchers of modern Indian...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge India