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- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 35.00
Descartes's notion of subjectivity changed the way characters would be written, performed by actors, and received by audiences. His coordinate system reshaped how theatrical space would be conceived and built. His theory of the passions revolutionized our understanding of the emotional exchange between spectacle and spectators. Yet theater scholars... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
Following the ground-breaking Performance and the City , this new volume explores what it means to create and experience urban performance ? as both an aesthetic and a political practice ? in the burgeoning world cities built by globalization and neoliberal capital. more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99
A professor, critic, and insatiable reader, Jenny Davidson investigates the passions that drive us to fall in love with certain sentences over others and the larger implications of our relationship with writing style. At once playful and serious, immersive and analytic, her memoir/critique shows how style elicits particular kinds of moral judgments... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17
In his diverse career as a journalist and wordsmith, Herbert Kretzmer has interviewed and profiled some of the twentieth century?s greatest figures in theatre, literature, show business and sport. His meetings with these legends are touching, funny and devastatingly honest, providing brief but lasting snapshots of their lives. Brought together for... more...
- transcript 2014; US$ 34.68
Medienanalysen lenken die Aufmerksamkeit auf technische und kulturelle Bedingungen, unter denen 'etwas' zur Erscheinung kommt - mit dem Ziel, Vermittlungsprozesse als konstitutive Akte zu offenbaren. Das führt jedoch oft zur Unterbelichtung der im Einzelnen dargestellten Phänomene. Die hier versammelten Studien behandeln daher exemplarische Aufführungen,... more...
- transcript 2014; US$ 27.09
Das Theater ist eine Zeitmaschine, durch die Gegenwart und Vergangenheit miteinander in Beziehung treten. Seit der Jahrtausendwende jedoch ist in den Künsten immer häufiger eine performative Praxis anzutreffen, die das Theater als Zeitmaschine neu verortet: Reenactments stellen Geschichte nach, statt sie darzustellen. Sie reanimieren das Vergangene,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 24.95
Do our writings and our utterances reflect or describe our world, or do they intervene in it? Do they, perhaps, help to make it? If so, how? Within what limits, and with what implications? Contemporary theorists have considered the ways in which the languages we speak might be ?performative? in just this way, and their thinking on the topic has had... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00
How has the media since the First Gulf War altered political analysis and how has this alteration has in turn affected socially-critical art? Colleran examines more than forty plays, many written in direct response to the 1991 war in Iraq as well as to the 9/11 attacks and the retaliatory actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00
How is performer-object interaction enacted and perceived in the theatre? How thereby are varieties of 'meaning' also enacted and perceived? Using cognitive theory and ecological ontology, Paavolainen investigates how the interplay of actors and objects affords a degree of enjoyment and understanding, whether or not the viewer speaks the language.... more...