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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...

  • Theatrical Theologyby Wesley Vander Lugt; Trevor Hart

    The Lutterworth Press 2015; US$ 26.26

    Theology is inherently theatrical, rooted in God’s performance on the world stage and oriented toward faith seeking performative understanding in the theatre of everyday life. Following Hans Urs von Balthasar’s magisterial, five-volume 'Theo-Drama', a growing number of theologians and pastors have been engaging more widely with theatre... 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...

  • The Applied Theatre Readerby Tim Prentki; Sheila Preston

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    The Applied Theatre Reader is the first book to bring together new case studies of practice by leading practitioners and academics in the field and beyond, with classic source texts from writers such as Noam Chomsky, bell hooks, Mikhail Bakhtin, Augusto Boal, and Chantal Mouffe. This book divides the field into key themes, inviting critical interrogation... more...

  • Audience Participation in Theatreby Gareth White

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 29.00

    This book asks that we consider the practices that facilitate audience participation on equal terms with other elements of the theatre maker's art; it offers a theoretical basis for this new approach, illustrated by examples from diverse participatory performances. more...

  • Theatre of Good Intentionsby Dani Snyder-Young

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Theatre of Good Intentions examines limitations of theatre in the creation of social and political change. This book looks at some of the reasons why achieving such goals is hard; examining what theatre can and can't do. It examines a range of applied and political theatre case studies, focusing on theatre's impact on participants and spectators.... 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...