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English, 1801-

  • The Rise of the Victorian Actorby Michael Baker

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Originally published in 1978. Between 1830 and 1890 the English theatre became recognisably modern. Standards of acting and presentation improved immeasurably, new playwrights emerged, theatres became more comfortable and more intimate and playgoing became a national pastime with all classes. The actor?s status rose accordingly. In 1830 he had been... more...

  • Engaging Performanceby Jan Cohen-Cruz

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 37.95

    Engaging Performance: Theatre as Call and Response presents a combined analysis and workbook to examine "socially engaged performance." It offers a range of key practical approaches, exercises, and principles for using performance to engage in a variety of social and artistic projects. Author Jan Cohen-Cruz draws on a career of groundbreaking research... more...

  • Radical Street Performanceby Jan Cohen-Cruz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Radical Street Performance is the first volume to collect together the fascinating array of writings by activists, directors, performers, critics, scholars and journalists who have documented street theatre around the world. More than thirty essays explore the myriad forms this most public of performances can take: * agit-prop * invisible theatre... more...

  • Imperialism and Theatreby J. Ellen Gainor

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 53.95

    Imperialism is a transnational and transhistorical phenomenon; it occurs neither in limited areas nor at one specific moment. In cultures from across the world theatrical performance has long been a site for both the representation and support of imperialism, and resistance and rebellion against it. Imperialism and Theatre is a groundbreaking collection... more...

  • The Dialogical Theatreby Max Harris

    Palgrave Macmillan 1993; US$ 202.00

    In this adventurous and wide-ranging book, Harris weaves an intriguing tale of Franciscan Missionary theatre in early colonial Mexico and Indigenous dramatizations of the theme of conquest in modern Mexico. He offers fresh readings of representations of the conquest of Mexico by Dryden and Artaud and engages in a lively dialogue with Bakhtin's insistence... more...

  • Applied Theatre in Actionby Jennifer S. Hartley

    Institute of Education Press 2012; US$ 37.95

    Dr Hartley, who works internationally in applied theatre, presents the practice with passion and intellectual clarity, showing how it can be used by practitioners in and outside the world of theatre. She dispels the mystique around applied theatre and argues for it to develop with each project, so it never becomes stagnant. more...

  • Church and Stageby Claudia Durst Johnson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 39.95

    Throughout nineteenth century America, religious officials often condemned the theatre as an inversion of the house of God, similar to the church in architectural structure and organization but wholly different in purpose and values. This book explores the many ways in which religious institutions supported by capitalism profoundly affected the early... more...

  • Performance, Politics and Activismby Peter Lichtenfels; John Rouse

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    Considering both making political performance and making performance politically, this collection explores engagements of political resistance, public practice and performance media, on various scales of production within structures of neoliberal and liberal government and power. more...

  • Applied Theatreby Connolly Maeve; Monica Prendergast

    Intellect Books Ltd 2009; US$ 32.00

    Theatre practice and applied theatre are areas of growing international interest. Applied Theatre is the first study to assist practitioners and students to develop critical frameworks for planning and implementing their own theatrical projects.This reader-friendly text considers an international range of case studies in applied theatre through discussion... more...

  • Neoliberalism and Global Theatresby Lara D. Nielsen; Patricia Ybarra

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Neoliberalism and theatre/performance a growing area of research ? three books in the SIP series on this topic create an important first tranche of publications in this area Features well-known contributors (such as Catherine Cole and David Savran) as well as up-and-coming younger scholars (eg. Jisha Menon, Jon Rossini) Important new theorization of... more...