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Philosophy, aesthetics, relation to other arts, etc.

  • 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...

  • 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 Paper Canoeby Eugenio Barba

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropologyby Eugenio Barba; Nicola Savarese

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 86.95

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • Dubious Spectacleby Herbert Blau

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 72.00

    Spanning a quarter of a century, the essays in this book rehearse, in the movement of memory and cross-reflection, an extensive career in theater. The work of Herbert Blau?his directing, writing, and criticism?has been a determining force during this period as theater encounters theory. more...

  • Visuality in the Theatreby Maaike Bleeker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 31.00

    This book presents an exploration of the under-explored terrain of visuality, demonstrating the use of new theoretical insights into vision for the analysis of theatre and performance and simultaneously shows theatre and performance to be an excellent 'theoretical object' for exploring the cultural, historical and embodied character of visuality. more...

  • Anatomy Liveby Maaike Bleeker

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 40.00

    Anatomy Live demonstrates how the implications of the history of anatomical theatre can be seen at work in the appearance of dancing and acting bodies on stage. more...

  • Psychoanalysis and Performanceby Patrick Campbell; Adrian Kear

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95

    The field of literary studies has long recognised the centrality of psychoanalysis as a method for looking at texts in a new way. But rarely has the relationship between psychoanalysis and performance been mapped out, either in terms of analysing the nature of performance itself, or in terms of making sense of specific performance-related activities.... more...

  • Theatre and Warby Jeanne Colleran

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    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...