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You are currently browsing 11–20 of 41 new and published books in the subject of Performance Genres — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. Making a Performance

    Devising Histories and Contemporary Practices

    By Emma Govan, Helen Nicholson, Katie Normington

    Making a Performance traces innovations in devised performance from early theatrical experiments in the twentieth-century to the radical performances of the twenty-first century. This introduction to the theory, history and practice of devised performance explores how performance-makers have built...

    Published May 16th 2007 by Routledge

  2. Multi-media

    Video – Installation – Performance

    By Nick Kaye

    Multi-media charts the development of multi-media video, installation and performance in a unique dialogue between theoretical analysis and specially commissioned documentations by some of the world’s foremost artists. Nick Kaye explores the interdisciplinary history and character of experimental...

    Published April 12th 2007 by Routledge

  3. The Performance Studies Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Henry Bial, Sara Brady

    Following on from the highly successful first anthology of critical and theoretical writings on performance studies, this is an updated and significantly expanded second edition which brings the anthology up to date with current debate. The new edition contains expanded introductory essays, eight...

    Published April 5th 2007 by Routledge

  4. Theatre, Sacrifice, Ritual: Exploring Forms of Political Theatre

    By Erika Fischer-Lichte

    In this fascinating volume, acclaimed theatre historian Erika Fischer-Lichte reflects on the role and meaning accorded to the theme of sacrifice in Western cultures as mirrored in particular fusions of theatre and ritual. Theatre, Sacrifice, Ritual presents a radical re-definition of ritual theatre...

    Published March 24th 2005 by Routledge

  5. Playwriting

    A Practical Guide

    By Noël Greig

    Playwriting offers a practical guide to the creation of text for live performance. It contains a wealth of exercises for amateur and professional playwrights. Usable in a range of contexts, the book works as: a step-by-step guide to the creation of an individual play a handy resource for a teacher...

    Published October 28th 2004 by Routledge

  6. Loving Big Brother

    Surveillance Culture and Performance Space

    By John McGrath

    In Loving Big Brother the author tackles head on the overstated claims of the crime-prevention and anti-terrorism lobbies. But he also argues that we desire and enjoy surveillance, and that, if we can understand why this is, we may transform the effect it has on our lives. This book looks at a wide...

    Published January 30th 2004 by Routledge

  7. Disability and Contemporary Performance

    Bodies on the Edge

    By Petra Kuppers

    Disability and Contemporary Performance presents a remarkable challenge to existing assumptions about disability and artistic practice. In particular, it explores where cultural knowledge about disability leaves off, and the lived experience of difference begins. Petra Kuppers, herself an...

    Published November 20th 2003 by Routledge

  8. The Performance Studies Reader

    Edited by Henry Bial, Sara Brady

    The Performance Studies Reader is a lively and much-needed anthology of critical writings on the burgeoning discipline of performance studies. It provides an overview of the full range of performance theory for undergraduates at all levels, and beginning graduate students in performance studies,...

    Published October 23rd 2003 by Routledge

  9. Performance: A Critical Introduction

    2nd Edition

    By Marvin Carlson

    This comprehensively revised, illustrated edition discusses recent performance work and takes into consideration changes that have taken place since the book's original publication in 1996. Marvin Carlson guides the reader through the contested definition of performance as a theatrical activity and...

    Published October 16th 2003 by Routledge

  10. The Intercultural Performance Handbook

    By John Martin

    The Intercultural Performance Handbook opens up a new world of technique for performers. The first ever full-length, fully illustrated manual for practitioners, it provides:*a guide to the physical, vocal and improvisational dynamics drawn from world performance styles*a new vocabulary with which...

    Published October 2nd 2003 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Performance Studies Reader, 3rd Edition
    Edited by Henry Bial, Sara Brady
    To Be Published August 27th 2015
  2. Provocation in Popular Culture
    By Bim Mason
    To Be Published August 28th 2015
  3. Acting Comedy
    Edited by Christopher Olsen
    To Be Published September 17th 2015
  4. African Accents: A workbook for actors
    By Beth McGuire
    To Be Published September 30th 2015
  5. Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction, 2nd Edition
    By Simon Murray, John Keefe
    To Be Published October 30th 2015

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