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- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57
An important verbatim play about the 2011 London Riots, by the author of the award-winning London Road. In the summer of 2011, London was burning. Alecky Blythe took her dictaphone to the streets From the helicopters circling overhead to the burnt out buildings on the street, this explosive play records the voices and stories of a community... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95
The first full-length book of its kind to offer an investigation of the interface between theatre, performance and digital arts, Virtual Theatres presents the theatre of the twenty-first century in which everything - even the viewer - can be simulated. In this fascinating volume, Gabriella Giannachi analyzes the aesthetic concerns of current computer-arts... more...
- Ivan R. Dee 1991; US$ 18.99
Focusing on Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Shaw, Brecht, Pirandello, O'Neill, and Genet, Mr. Brustein uncovers the roots of the modern theatre in the soil of the rebellion they cultivated. ?One of the standard and decisive books on the modern theater.?? New York Times . more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
Collective creation - the practice of collaboratively devising works of performance - rose to prominence not simply as a performance making method, but as an institutional model. By examining theatre practices in Europe and North America, this book explores collective creation's roots in the theatrical experiments of the early twentieth century. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
Cold War Theatre, first published in 1992, provides an account of the theatrical history within the context of East/West politics. Its geographical span ranges from beyond the Urals to the Pacific Coast of the US, and asks whether the Cold War confrontation was not in part due to the cultural climate of Europe. Taking the McCarthy era as its starting... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 47.95
What does it mean to "fail" in performance? How might staging failure reveal theatre?s potential to expand our understanding of social, political and everyday reality? What can we learn from performances that expose and then celebrate their ability to fail? In Performance Theatre and the Poetics of Failure , Sara Jane Bailes begins with Samuel... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
Taking as its point of departure the complex question about whether Surrealist theatre exists, this book re-examines the much misunderstood artistic medium of theatre within Surrealism, especially when compared to poetry and painting. This study reconsiders Surrealist theatre specifically from the perspective of ludics-a poetics of play and games-an... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 93.80
Throughout the world festivals are growing in numbers, in size, in significance and serve as spaces where aesthetic encounters, religious and political celebrations, economic investments and public entertainment can take place. In this sense, festivals are theatrical events.This volume contains discussions of 14 diverse festival events... more...