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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 23 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. 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 25th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 19th 2011 by Routledge

  4. 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 Glaspell and Treadwell led American Theatre from outdated melodrama to the experimentation of great European playwrights like Ibsen, Strindberg and...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 29th 2008 by Routledge

  5. 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 18th 2007 by Routledge

  6. 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 25th 2007 by Routledge

  7. 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 10th 2006 by Routledge

  8. A.R. Gurney

    Edited by Arvid F. Sponberg

    Series: Casebooks on Modern Dramatists

    This is the first full-length study devoted to the art of A.R. Gurney, a major contemporary American playwright who has written over thirty plays, including Love Letters. This volume brings together original interviews with Gurney and four actors and a director who have worked closely with him, as...

    Published October 13th 2003 by Routledge

  9. 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 September 11th 2003 by Routledge

  10. Edward Albee

    A Casebook

    By Bruce Mann

    Series: Casebooks on Modern Dramatists

    From the "angry young man" who wrote Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf in 1962, determined to expose the emptiness of American experience to Tiny Alice which reveals his indebtedness to Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco's Theatre of the Absurd, Edward Albee's varied work makes it difficult to label...

    Published December 19th 2002 by Routledge