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  1. Critical Live Art

    Contemporary Histories of Performance in the UK

    Edited by Dominic Johnson

    Live Art is a contested category, not least because of the historical, disciplinary and institutional ambiguities that the term often tends to conceal. Live Art can be usefully defined as a peculiarly British variation on particular legacies of cultural experimentation – a historically and...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Improvisation Studies Reader

    Spontaneous Acts

    Edited by Ajay Heble, Rebecca Caines

    Improvisation is a performance practice that animates and activates diverse energies of inspiration, critique, and invention. In recent years it has coalesced into an exciting and innovative new field of interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry, becoming a cornerstone of both practical and theoretical...

    Published July 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Modern Stage and Other Worlds (Routledge Revivals)

    By Austin E. Quigley

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Modern plays are strikingly diverse and, as a result, any attempt to locate an underlying unity between them encounters difficulties: to focus on what they have in common is often to overlook what is of primary importance in particular plays; to focus on their differences is to note the novelty of...

    Published July 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. On Training and Performance

    Traces of an Odin Teatret Actress

    By Roberta Carreri

    Edited by Frank Camilleri

    "Outstanding … a technical manual (for actors and directors), an historical document of importance, and a volume that is a delight to read." Ian Watson, Rutgers "An extremely valuable personal account of Roberta Carreri’s process as an actor." Alison Hodge, Artistic Director, The Quick and the Dead...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Mobile Story

    Narrative Practices with Locative Technologies

    Edited by Jason Farman

    What happens when stories meet mobile media? In this cutting-edge collection, contributors explore digital storytelling in ways that look beyond the desktop to consider how stories can be told through mobile, locative, and pervasive technologies. This book offers dynamic insights about the new...

    Published May 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Towards a Theory of Mime

    By Alexander Iliev

    Towards a Theory of Mime is a genuinely unique book about non-verbal communication and performance. Combining a broad global history of the evolution of human communication with an introduction to the general practice of mime, Alexander Iliev traces a lineage from Marceau and Barrault to his own...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Arthur Lessac’s Embodied Actor Training

    By Melissa Hurt

    Arthur Lessac’s Embodied Actor Training situates the work of renowned voice and movement trainer Arthur Lessac in the context of contemporary actor training. Supported by the work of Constantin Stanislavsky and Maurice Merleau-Ponty's theories of embodiment, the book explores Lessac's practice in...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Politics of Interweaving Performance Cultures

    Beyond Postcolonialism

    Edited by Erika Fischer-Lichte, Torsten Jost, Saskya Iris Jain

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book provides a timely intervention in the fields of performance studies and theatre history, and to larger issues of global cultural exchange. The authors offer a provocative argument for rethinking the scholarly assessment of how diverse performative cultures interact, how they are...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Arden (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study of His Plays

    By Albert Hunt

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    John Arden was one of the major playwrights to have emerged during the 1950s, yet his work has arguably been misunderstood. In this book, first published in 1974, Albert Hunt’s primary concern is to relate the plays written by John Arden alone, as well as those written in collaboration with...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Focal Press

  10. Theatre for Women’s Participation in Sustainable Development

    By Beth Osnes

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    Though development researchers have proven that the participation of women is necessary for effective sustainable development, development practitioners still largely lack culturally appropriate, gender-sensitive tools for including women, especially women living in poverty. Current tools used in...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge