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New and Published Books

  1. Shakespeare, Theatre, and Time

    By Matthew Wagner

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    That Shakespeare thematized time thoroughly, almost obsessively, in his plays is well established: time is, among other things, a 'devourer' (Love's Labour's Lost), one who can untie knots (Twelfth Night), or, perhaps most famously, simply ‘out of joint’ (Hamlet). Yet most critical commentary on...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Jacobean Public Theatre

    By Alexander Leggatt

    Series: Theatre Production Studies

    Jacobean Public Theatre recovers for the modern reader the acting, production and performance values of the public theatre of Jacobean London. It relates this drama to the popular culutre of the day and concludes with a close study of four important plays, including King Lear, which emerge in an...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Death of the Actor

    Shakespeare on Page and Stage

    By Martin Buzacott

    In The Death of the Actor Martin Buzacott launches an all-out attack on contemporary theatrical practice and performance theory which identifies the actor, rather than the director, as the key creative force in the performance of Shakespeare. Because actors are absent from the site of Shakespearean...

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. African Theatres and Performances

    By Osita Okagbue

    Series: Theatres of the World

    African Theatres & Performances looks at four specific performance forms in Africa and uses this to question the tendency to employ western frames of reference to analyze and appreciate theatrical performance. The book examines: masquerade theatre in Eastern Nigeria the trance and...

    Published March 14th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Adolphe Appia

    Texts on Theatre

    By Richard C. Beacham

    Adolphe Appia swept away the foundations of traditional theatre and set the agenda for the development of theatrical practice this century. In Adolphe Appia: Texts on Theatre, Richard Beacham brings together for the first time selections from all his major writings. The publication of these essays,...

    Published November 11th 2011 by Routledge

  6. The Politics and Poetics of Camp

    Edited by Morris Meyer

    The Politics and Poetics of Camp is a radical reappraisal of the meaning and discourse of camp. The contributors look at both the meaning and the uses of camp performance, and ask: is camp a style, or a witty but nonetheless powerful cultural critique? The essays investigate camp from its early...

    Published November 11th 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Provocation of the Senses in Contemporary Theatre

    By Stephen Di Benedetto

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Di Benedetto considers theatrical practice through the lens of contemporary neuroscientific discoveries in this provoking study, which lays the foundation for considering the physiological basis of the power of theatre practice to affect human behavior. He presents a basic summary of the ways that...

    Published October 6th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Crossing Cultural Borders Through the Actor's Work

    Foreign Bodies of Knowledge

    By Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    A sophisticated analysis of how the intersection of technique, memory, and imagination inform performance, Crossing Cultural Borders Through the Actor’s Work redirects the intercultural debate by focusing exclusively on the actor at work. Alongside the perspectives of other prominent...

    Published July 21st 2010 by Routledge

  9. Performance and Cognition

    Theatre Studies and the Cognitive Turn

    Edited by Bruce McConachie, F. Elizabeth Hart

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This anthology is the first of its kind. In addition to opening up fresh perspectives on theatre studies – with applications for dramatic criticism, performance analysis, acting practice, audience response, theatre history, and other important areas – the book sets the agenda for future work,...

    Published February 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  10. The Politics of New Media Theatre

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    By Gabriella Giannachi

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    The first book in the field to explore the links between theories of globalization and surveillance, bipower and biopolitics, performance and theatre, computer arts and politics, "The Politics of New Media Theatre" is an investigation into the political role played by the new media theatre....

    Published October 13th 2009 by Routledge