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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 48 new and published books in the subject of 20th Century Performance — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Acting with Grotowski

    Theatre as a Field for Experiencing Life

    By Zbigniew Cynkutis

    Edited by Paul Allain, Khalid Tyabji

    ‘Zbigniew Cynkutis’ writings constitute invaluable testimony of his work with Jerzy Grotowski during the ‘theatre of productions’ phase and beyond. Cynkutis’ insights elucidate aspects of the Laboratory Theatre’s praxis and provide a unique perspective on the questions most often asked about...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Jerzy Grotowski's Journeys to the East

    By Zbigniew Osinski

    Series: Routledge Icarus

    Jerzy Grotowski’s Journeys to the East is an unusual collection of facts, quotations, and commentaries documenting the real and metaphorical journeys of the Polish theatre director and ‘teacher of performers’ into a geographical and cultural dimension which we used to and still call the Orient....

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance

    By Catherine Silverstone

    Series: Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

    Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance examines how contemporary performances of Shakespeare’s texts on stage and screen engage with violent events and histories. The book attempts to account for – but not to rationalize – the ongoing and pernicious effects of various forms of violence as...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. A History of the American Musical Theatre

    No Business Like It

    By Nathan Hurwitz

    From the diverse proto-theatres of the mid-1800s, though the revues of the ‘20s, the ‘true musicals’ of the ‘40s, the politicisation of the ‘60s and the ‘mega-musicals’ of the ‘80s, every era in American musical theatre reflected a unique set of socio-cultural factors. Nathan Hurwitz uses these...

    Published June 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. European Dance since 1989

    Communitas and the Other

    Edited by Joanna Szymajda

    This edited collection charts the development of contemporary dance in Central and Eastern Europe since the literal and symbolic revolutions of 1989. Central Europe and the former Soviet Bloc countries were a major presence in dance – particularly theatrical dance – throughout the twentieth...

    Published May 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Sex and War on the American Stage

    Lysistrata in performance 1930-2012

    By Emily B. Klein

    American adaptations of Aristophanes’ enduring comedy Lysistrata have used laughter to critique sex, war, and feminism for nearly a century. Unlike almost any other play circulating in contemporary theatres, Lysistrata has outlived its classical origins in 411 BCE and continues to shock and delight...

    Published April 21st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Theatre of Conscience 1939-53

    A Study of Four Touring British Community Theatres

    Edited by PETER BILLINGHAM

    Theatres of Conscience offers an invaluable and essential insight into four touring British theatre companies whose work and contributions to post-war British theatre have largely gone unnoticed. Combining a rigorous scholarly evaluation of their work and their broadly ideological and ethical...

    Published January 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Adelphi Players

    The Theatre of Persons

    By Dr Cecil Davies

    Edited by Peter Billingham

    Cecil Davies' The Adelphi Players: The Theatre of Persons represents a uniquely interesting contribution to our understanding of touring British theatre in the mid-twentieth-century, post-war period. This book will interest everyone - whether student, academic or general reader - who wants to know...

    Published January 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Leading Creators of Twentieth-Century Czech Theatre

    By Jarka M. Burian

    In this invaluable and detailed presentation of the leading creative figures in a richly innovative and dynamic period of Czech theatre, Professor Jarka M. Burian provides us with insightful portraits of the directors K. H. Hilar, E. F. Burian, Alfred Radok, and Otomar Krejca: of the famous...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Twentieth Century Performance Reader

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Teresa Brayshaw, Noel Witts

    The Twentieth-Century Performance Reader has been the key introductory text to all types of performance for over fifteen years. Extracts from over fifty practitioners, critics and theorists from the fields of dance, drama, music, theatre and live art form an essential sourcebook for students,...

    Published October 27th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Post-War British Theatre Criticism (Routledge Revivals)
    By John Elsom
    To Be Published November 28th 2014
  2. The Illuminated Theatre: Studies on the Suffering of Images
    By Joe Kelleher
    To Be Published February 15th 2015
  3. The Actor Training Reader
    Edited by MARK EVANS
    To Be Published March 16th 2015
  4. Beth Henley: A Casebook
    Edited by Julia A. Fesmire
    To Be Published April 29th 2015
  5. Global Insights on Theatre Censorship
    Edited by Catherine O'Leary, Diego Santos Sánchez, Michael Thompson
    To Be Published May 1st 2015

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