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Philosophy, aesthetics, relation to other arts, etc.

  • Theatre as Sign Systemby Elaine Aston; George Savona

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.95

    An invaluable handbook explaining the relationship between the drama text and the theory and practice of drama in performance. It also explains the meanings and methods of semiotics and addresses key texts from Sophocles to Caryl Churchill. more...

  • The Paper Canoeby Eugenio Barba

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    An enormously exciting, beautifully written and very moving work.  The Paper Canoe  comprises a fascinating dialogue with such masters of theatre as Stanislavski, Meyerhold, Craig, Copeau, Brecht, Artand and Decroux. 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

    In this volume some of the most distinguished thinkers in the field make an exciting new connection based on the dual principle that psychoanalysis can provide a productive framework for understanding the work of performance, and that performance itself can help to investigate the problem of identity. 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...

  • Reading Styleby Jenny Davidson

    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...