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  • A Primer in Theatre Historyby William Grange

    UPA 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 Dr Constance DeVereaux; Professor Martin Griffin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    The story of arts and cultural policy in the twenty-first century is inherently of global concern no matter how local it seems. At the same time, questions of identity have in many ways become more challenging than before. Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy: Once Upon a Time in a Globalized World explores how and why stories and identities... more...

  • Ortung - die multimediale Vermessung eines Militärstandortesby Kathrina Edinger

    transcript 2015; US$ 33.39

    Dieses Buch ist Teil eines Projekts zur multimedial-dokumentarischen Vermessung eines Ortes und seiner Vergangenheit. Es wirft einen Blick auf die über 100-jährige gemeinsame Geschichte der Garnisonsgemeinde Stetten am kalten Markt und des Truppenübungsplatzes Heuberg. Es versammelt einerseits Menschen, (historische) Texte, Archivdokumente und Perspektiven.... 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 starting... more...

  • Audience as Performerby Caroline Heim

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    'Actors always talk about what the audience does. I don?t understand, we are just sitting here.' Audience as Performer proposes that in the theatre, there are two troupes of performers: the actors and the audience. Although academics have scrutinised how audiences respond, make meaning and co-create while watching a performance, little research... 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? 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...

  • Ludics in Surrealist Theatre and Beyondby Vassiliki Rapti; Dr Gavin Parkinson

    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...

  • Kriegsbühnenby Eva Krivanec

    transcript 2014; US$ 35.68

    Was bedeutete der Eintritt des Ersten Weltkriegs für die Theater der europäischen Metropolen? In welchem Maße wurden die Theaterbühnen für Kriegspropaganda instrumentalisiert? Wie veränderten sich die Spielpläne der literarischen, kommerziellen und alternativen Bühnen im Laufe der Kriegsjahre? Eva Krivanec erforscht erstmals systematisch die Theatergeschichte... more...

  • Theater und Taubheitby Rafael Ugarte Chacón

    transcript 2015; US$ 38.16

    Wie gestaltet man ein Theater, das die körperlichen und kulturellen Unterschiede zwischen Gehörlosen und Hörenden berücksichtigt? Wie wird dabei mit Verständigungsschwierigkeiten umgegangen? Und welche Machtgefälle und Diskriminierungsstrukturen bestehen? Diese erste umfassende Studie zum Theater von und für Gehörlose in Europa verknüpft ästhetische,... more...