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Influence of the drama

  • 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...

  • Radical Initiatives in Interventionist and Community Dramaby Peter Billingham

    Intellect Books Ltd 2005; US$ 32.00

    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...

  • The 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Theatre Mattersby Richard Boon; Jane Plastow; Wole Soyinka

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 40.00

    This book focuses on how theatre can make and has made positive political and social interventions. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 these... more...

  • Imperialism and Theatreby J. Ellen Gainor

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 53.95

    Imperialism is a transnational and transhistorical phenomenon; it occurs neither in limited areas nor at one specific moment. In cultures from across the world theatrical performance has long been a site for both the representation and support of imperialism, and resistance and rebellion against it. Imperialism and Theatre is a groundbreaking collection... more...