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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 24 new and published books in the subject of American Performance — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

    Volume 2: The Americas

    Edited by Arthur Holmberg, Carlos Solorzano

    The second volume of the World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre covers the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, including the United States. Entries on twenty-six countries are preceded by specialist introductions on Theatre in Post-Colonial Latin America, Theatres of North America, Puppet...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Captive Audience

    Prison and Captivity in Contemporary Theatre

    Edited by Thomas Fahy, Kimball King

    Series: Studies in Modern Drama

    The first collection on this important topic, Captive Audience examines the social, gendered, ethnic, and cultural problems of incarceration as explored in contemporary theatre. Beginning with an essay by Harold Pinter, the original contributions discuss work including Harold Pinter's screenplays...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Suzan-Lori Parks in Person

    Interviews and Commentaries

    Edited by Philip C Kolin, Harvey Young

    This collection of interviews offers unprecedented insight into the plays and creative works of Suzan-Lori Parks, as well as being an important commentary on contemporary theater and playwriting, from jazz and opera to politics and cultural memory. Suzan-Lori Parks in Person contains 18...

    Published November 26th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. Exercises for Rebel Artists

    Radical Performance Pedagogy

    By Guillermo Gómez Peña, Roberto Sifuentes

    In Exercises for Rebel Artists, Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Roberto Sifuentes use their extensive teaching and performance experience with La Pocha Nostra to help students and practitioners to create ‘border art’. Designed to take readers right into the heart of radical performance, the authors use a...

    Published September 20th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Susan Glaspell and Sophie Treadwell

    By Barbara Ozieblo, Jerry Dickey

    Series: Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

    Susan Glaspell and Sophie Treadwell presents critical introductions to two of the most significant American dramatists of the early twentieth century. Glaspell and Treadwell led American Theatre from outdated melodrama to the experimentation of great European playwrights like Ibsen, Strindberg and...

    Published January 30th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Small Acts of Repair

    Performance, Ecology and Goat Island

    Edited by Stephen Bottoms, Matthew Goulish

    Goat Island are one of the world’s leading contemporary performance ensembles. Their intimate, low-tech, intensely physical performances represent a unique hybrid of strategies and techniques drawn from live art, experimental theatre and postmodern dance. Small Acts of Repair: Performance, Ecology...

    Published October 19th 2007 by Routledge

  9. The Wooster Group Work Book

    Edited by Andrew Quick

    The Wooster Group has consistently challenged audiences and critics alike with their extraordinary performance works, many of which are now recognised as ‘classics’ of the contemporary stage. The Wooster Group Work Book accesses, often for the first time, the company’s rehearsal methods and...

    Published September 26th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Neil LaBute

    A Casebook

    By Gerald C. Wood

    Series: Casebooks on Modern Dramatists

    Neil LaBute: A Casebook is the first book to examine one of the most successful and controversial contemporary American playwrights and filmmakers. While he is most famous, and in some cases infamous, for his early films In the Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors, Labute is equally...

    Published September 11th 2006 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Beth Henley: A Casebook
    Edited by Julia A. Fesmire
    To Be Published April 28th 2015
  2. The Method Acting Handbook
    By Lola Cohen
    To Be Published July 14th 2015
  3. Stages of Engagement: American Theatre and Performance from 1898-1949
    By Joshua Polster
    To Be Published August 14th 2015
  4. The Routledge Anthology of US Drama: 1898-1949
    Edited by Joshua Polster
    To Be Published August 14th 2015

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