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  • Theatre Symposium, Vol. 22by David S. Thompson; Jane Barnette; Dean Adams; John Patrick Bray; Tony Gunn; Boone J. Hopkins; Jae Kyoung Kim; Jacek Mikolajczyk; George Pate; Erin Scheibe; David S. Thompson; Jeff Turner; Christine Woodworth

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    That theatre is a business remains a truth often ignored by theatre insiders and consumers of the performing arts alike. The essays in Theatre Symposium, Volume 22 explore theatre as a commercial enterprise both historically and as a continuing part of the creation, production, and presentation of contemporary live performance.   The eleven... more...

  • Performing Researchby Judith Ackroyd; John O'Toole

    Institute of Education Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Ethnodrama is inevitably compromised by blending demands of research with the aesthetic of theatre and agendas like education or therapy. Here the paradoxes of the form - and its usefulnes - are explored by researcher/performers brave enough to have their projects critically examined and so produce innovative ways of presenting research. more...

  • Neues Landschaftstheaterby Martin Bieri

    transcript 2014; US$ 40.44

    Was ist eine Landschaft heute? Das Buch findet hierauf eine Antwort, indem es von zeitgenössischem Theater erzählt. Der Begriff »Landschaft« hat eine lange kunstgeschichtliche Tradition voller unaufgelöster Widersprüche. Unklar ist im Kern sogar, ob die Wahrnehmung von Landschaft der Kunst vorausgeht oder erst durch sie entsteht. Der Band leistet einen... more...

  • Philosophy and Theatreby Tom Stern

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    The relationship between philosophy and theatre is a central theme in the writings of Plato and Aristotle and of dramatists from Aristophanes to Stoppard. Where Plato argued that playwrights and actors should be banished from the ideal city for their suspect imitations of reality, Aristotle argued that theatre, particularly tragedy, was vital for... more...

  • Theory/Theatre: An Introductionby Mark Fortier

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 30.95

    Theory/Theatre: An Introduction provides a unique and engaging introduction to literary theory as it relates to theatre and performance. Mark Fortier lucidly examines current theoretical approaches, from semiotics, poststructuralism, to cultural materialism, postcolonial studies and feminist theory. Drawing upon examples from Shakespeare and Aphra... more...

  • Performance Studiesby Richard Schechner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    The publication of Performance Studies: An Introduction was a defining moment for the field. Richard Schechner's pioneering textbook provides a lively and accessible overview of the full range of performance for undergraduates at all levels and beginning graduate students in performance studies, theatre, performing arts, and cultural studies. Among... more...

  • Theatre as Sign Systemby Elaine Aston; George Savona

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.95

    This invaluable student handbook is the first detailed guide to explain in detail the relationship between the drama text and the theory and practice of drama in performance. Beginning at the beginning, with accessible explanations of the meanings and methods of semiotics, Theatre as Sign System addresses key drama texts and offers new and detailed... more...

  • The Art of Theaterby James R. Hamilton

    Wiley 2008; US$ 48.95

    The Art of Theater argues for the recognition of theatrical performance as an art form independent of dramatic writing. Identifies the elements that make a performance a work of art Looks at the competing views of the text-performance relationships An important and original contribution to the aesthetics and philosophy of theater... more...

  • Issues in Curating Contemporary Art and Performanceby Judith Rugg; Michèle Sedgwick

    Intellect 2007; US$ 10.00

    Explores developments in electronic art, art/science collaboration, nongallery spaces, and 'virtual' fields. This volume examines issues surrounding the curation of art and performance exhibitions. It covers original theories and expanded concepts of curating contemporary art. more...

  • Words, Space, and the Audienceby Michael Y. Bennett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Situating theatre in crucial moments in history and philosophy, this book reads four of the most influential plays through their contemporary epistemological debates between rationalism and empiricism. more...