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  1. 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 8th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Contemporary Ensemble

    Interviews with Theatre-Makers

    Edited by Duška Radosavljević

    ‘Dr. Radosavljevic has an excellent and extensive grasp of her subject, and deep understanding of not only the history of these groups, but how they function, and how each contributes to the field of ensemble theatre.’ – David Crespy, University of Missouri, USA Questions of ensemble – what it is...

    Published April 25th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Programming Theater History

    The Actor's Workshop of San Francisco

    By Herbert Blau

    ‘One of the great stories of the American theater..., the Workshop not only built an international reputation with its daring choice of plays and nontraditional productions, it also helped launch a movement of regional, or resident, companies that would change forever how Americans thought about...

    Published March 12th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Global Ibsen

    Performing Multiple Modernities

    Edited by Erika Fischer-Lichte, Barbara Gronau, Christel Weiler

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Ibsen’s plays rank among those most frequently performed world-wide, rivaled only by Brecht, Chekhov, Shakespeare, and the Greek tragedies. By the time Ibsen died in 1906, his plays had already conquered the theaters of the Western world. Inviting rapturous praise as well as fierce controversy,...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Contemporary Mise en Scène

    Staging Theatre Today

    By Patrice Pavis

    ‘We have good reason to be wary of mise en scène, but that is all the more reason to question this wariness ... it seems that images from a performance come back to haunt us, as if to prolong and transform our experience as spectators, as if to force us to rethink the event, to return to...

    Published October 29th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Performance and the Politics of Space

    Theatre and Topology

    Edited by Erika Fischer-Lichte, Benjamin Wihstutz

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    From its very beginnings, theatre has been both an art and a public space, shared by actors and spectators. As a result, its entity and history is intimately tied to politics: a politics of inclusion and exclusion, of distributions and placements, of spatial appropriation and utopian concepts. This...

    Published October 19th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Live Art in LA

    Performance in Southern California, 1970 - 1983

    Edited by Peggy Phelan

    Live Art in LA: Performance Art in Southern California , 1970-1983 documents and critically examines one of the most fecund periods in the history of live art. The book forms part of the Getty Institute’s Pacific Standard Time initiative – a series of exhibitions, performance re-enactments and...

    Published May 21st 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 20th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Piscator Notebook

    By Judith Malina

    'Theater legend Malina has written one of the most interesting studies of the avant-garde theatrical movement published in the last several years.' – CHOICE Judith Malina and The Living Theatre have been icons of political theatre for over six decades. What few realise is that she originally...

    Published April 11th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Jean Genet

    By David Bradby, Clare Finburgh

    Series: Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

    ‘This volume is a gem. Written by two experts in modern French theater, whose stated objective is to render the complexity of Genet's work exhilarating rather than intimidating, the book bears witness to the continued political relevance and artistic power of one of the most controversial and...

    Published October 31st 2011 by Routledge