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

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2012; US$ 26.77

    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...

  • 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 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...

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

    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...

  • 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...

  • Contemporary Mise en Scèneby Patrice Pavis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    Contemporary Mise en Scène is Patrice Pavis?s enlightening and penetrating analysis of the role that stagecraft plays in the creation of drama. Pavis explores the complex relationship of mise en scène to different performance forms throughout history. He focuses on the traditional elements employed in stagecraft and studies the dramatic impact... more...

  • Virtual Theatresby Gabriella Giannachi

    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...

  • Cold War Theatre (Routledge Revivals)by John Elsom

    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... 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...

  • Ludics in Surrealist Theatre and Beyondby Vassiliki Rapti

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 104.95

    This study reconsiders Surrealist theatre specifically from the perspective of ludics-a poetics of play and games-an ideal approach to the Surrealists, whose games blur the boundaries between the 'playful' and the 'serious.' Beginning with the Surrealists' 'one-into-another' game and its illustration of Breton's ludic... more...