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  • Narrating the Past through Theatreby Michael Y. Bennett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 40.00

    This cutting-edge title explores how narrating the past both conflicts and creates an interesting relationship with drama's 'continuing present' that arcs towards an unpredictable future. Theatre both brings the past alive and also fixes it, but through the performance process, allowing the past to be molded for future (not-yet-existent) audiences. more...

  • La Mise en Scene Contemporaineby Patrice Pavis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    ?We have good reason to be wary of mise en scène, but that is all the more reason to question this wariness ... it seems that images from a performance come back to haunt us, as if to prolong and transform our experience as spectators, as if to force us to rethink the event, to return to our pleasure or our terror.? ? Patrice Pavis, from the foreword... more...

  • Theatre & Performance in Small Nationsby Steve Blandford

    Intellect 2013; US$ 20.00

    Many commentators have routinely referred to theatre and, to an extent, all forms of live performance as particularly appropriate to the discussion of national identity. Put simply, the act of live performance itself draws attention to the idea that identities are performed and that different versions of identity can compete for our attention or allegiance.... more...

  • A History of Collective Creationby Kathryn Mederos Syssoyeva; Scott Proudfit

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    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...

  • Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policyby Constance DeVereaux; Martin Griffin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 104.95

    In the twenty-first century arts and cultural policies are global as well as local. This can lead to merging and clashing of identities in a way not always easily resolvable by culture and policy. This book looks at the role of narrative as the key to understanding cultural politics and identity deployed in the present but with deep roots in the past. more...

  • Schriften zur Theater- und Kulturgeschichte des 18. Jahrhundertsby Reinhart Meyer; Matthias J. Pernerstorfer

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2012; US$ 31.97

    Hauptbeschreibung "Bibliographien und Repertorien sind nicht nur Titellisten. Sie liefern Grundlagenmaterial für eine empirisch arbeitende Literarhistorie und Theaterwissenschaft; sie liefern den Rahmen und sichern Vergleichs- und Bezugsmöglichkeiten von Einzeldaten zwar vorerst nur im quantitativen Bereich, aus dem sich aber Folgerungen in qualitativer... more...

  • The Theatre of Revoltby Robert Brustein

    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...

  • A Primer in Theatre Historyby William Grange

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 29.99

    Grange covers productions, theories, innovations, and plays from ancient Greece to the Spanish Golden Age. It does not read like a scholarly tome as its chapters allow the uninitiated reader access to well-researched and often humorous material. Descriptions of films augment discussions of theatre, helping readers better analyze theatre performance.... more...

  • The Roots of Theatreby Eli Rozik

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    The topic of the origins of theatre is one of the most controversial in theatre studies, with a long history of heated discussions and strongly held positions. In The Roots of Theatre, Eli Rozik enters the debate in a feisty way, offering not just another challenge to those who place theatre?s origins in ritual and religion but also an alternative... more...

  • Performance Theatre and the Poetics of Failureby Sara Jane Bailes

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 47.95

    What does it mean to "fail" in performance, or more accurately, to stage failure in performance? What do performances that are founded upon the collapse of their own invention illuminate that other modes of theatre usually conceal? This book examines these questions through theoretical and archival modes of investigation. more...