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  • Theatre and Empowermentby Richard Boon; Jane Plastow

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00

    A collection of essays on the ability of drama and performance to empower communities. more...

  • Radical Initiatives in Interventionist and Community Dramaby Peter Billingham

    Intellect 2005; US$ 10.00

    This new series of cutting edge critical essays and articles in issues concerning Drama and Performance opens with Volume I, which will focus on issues of Interventionist Drama and related examples of Drama as Community. The list of contributors is impressive and quite consciously eclectic, ranging from established scholars such as Dr. Lionel Pilkington... more...

  • Legislative Theatreby Augusto Boal

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 47.95

    Augusto Boal's reputation is now moving beyond the realms of theatre and drama therapy, bringing him to the attention of a wider public. Legislative Theatre is the latest and most remarkable stage in his work. 'Legislative Theatre' is an attempt to use Boal's method of 'Forum Theatre' within a political system to create a truer form of democracy.... more...

  • Aesthetics of the Oppressedby Augusto Boal

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 45.95

    Augusto Boal's workshops and theatre exercises are renowned throughout the world for their life-changing effects. At last this major director, practitioner, and author of many books on community theatre speaks out about the subjects most important to him ? the practical work he does with diverse communities, the effects of globalization, and the creative... more...

  • Playing Boalby Jan Cohen-Cruz; Mady Schutzman

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    Playing Boal  examines the techniques in application of Augusto Boal, creator of Theatre of the Oppressed, Brazilian theatre maker and political activist. This text looks at the use of the Theatre of the Oppressed exercises by a variety of practitioners and scholars working in Europe, North America and Canada. It explores the possibilities of... more...

  • Ghostsby Alice Rayner

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 67.50

    Alice Rayner examines theatre as a memorial practice that is haunted by the presence of loss, looking at how aspects of stagecraft turn familiar elements into something uncanny. Citing examples from the works of Shakespeare, Beckett, and Suzan-Lori Parks as well as the films Vertigo, Gaslight, and The Sixth Sense, Rayner describes time as it is employed... more...

  • Faithful Performancesby Trevor A. Hart; Steven R. Guthrie

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 124.95

    The contributors to Faithful Performances reflect on the nature of artistic performance and its relationship to the notions of tradition and identity and consider various aspects of the performance of Christian identity by examining at worship, the interpretation of the Bible, Christian response to elements in the contemporary media and the shape of... more...

  • Feeling Theatreby Martin Welton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Why is it that in going to see plays we are also touched or moved by them, and is there more than metaphor involved in such claims? Considering these and other questions, this book examines a range of contemporary performance works in which performers and their audiences occupy a shared realm of feelings, in which the play is not always the thing. more...

  • Performance in the Blockades of Neoliberalismby Maurya Wickstrom

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    This book ranges from refugee camps in Palestine to halting sites of the Irish Travellers and elsewhere in search of a new politics practiced through performance. Written through the intersection of performance and philosophy, the book refutes neoliberalism's depoliticizing and strategic uses of humanitarianism, human rights, and development. 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...