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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 28 new and published books in the subject of European Performance — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. 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 5th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

    Volume 1: Europe

    Edited by Peter Nagy, Philippe Rouyer

    The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre:Europe covers theatre since World War II in forty-seven European nations, including the nations which re-emerged following the break-up of the former USSR, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. Each national article is divided into twelve sections - History,...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Venetian Origins of the Commedia dell'Arte

    By Peter Jordan

    The Venetian Origins of the Commedia dell'Arte is a striking new enquiry into the late-Renaissance stirrings of professional secular comedy in Venice, and their connection to the development of what came to be known as the Commedia dell’Arte. The book contends that through...

    Published November 26th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Alchemists of the Stage

    Theatre Laboratories in Europe

    By Mirella Schino

    Series: Routledge Icarus

    What is a theatre laboratory? Why a theatre laboratory? This book tries to answer these questions focusing on the experiences and theories, the visions and the techniques, the differences and similarities of European theatre laboratories in the twentieth century. It studies in depth the Studios of...

    Published August 21st 2013 by Routledge

  6. Eurasian Theatre

    Drama and Performance Between East and West from Classical Antiquity to the Present

    By Nicola Savarese

    Series: Routledge Icarus

    The distances that separate East from West – the two extremes of the Eurasian continent – are enormous. Yet, since ancient times, the people of Europe and Asia have tried to overcome this remoteness through a network of trade routes known as the Silk Road. The great migrations, the continuous...

    Published August 21st 2013 by Routledge

  7. Stepping Stones

    By Ingemar Lindh

    Edited by Frank Camilleri

    Series: Routledge Icarus

    Stepping Stones is the book of a practitioner. It documents the work of a laboratory-based practice that investigated the principles of collective improvisation as a performance practice. Though the dynamics and mechanisms of collective work and improvisation have been amply researched in training...

    Published August 21st 2013 by Routledge

  8. Grotowski & Company

    By Ludwik Flaszen

    Series: Routledge Icarus

    This collection of texts by Ludwik Flaszen, Grotowski's main collaborator and co-founder of the Teatr 13 Rzedow (later the Teatr Laboratorium), gathers together key texts, nearly all of which have never before been published in English. These include lectures, papers on issues such as actor...

    Published August 21st 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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

  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