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Philosophy, aesthetics, relation to other arts, etc.

  • 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 contributors... more...

  • Snapshotsby Herbert Kretzmer

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Observing Theatreby Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 63.00

    Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe and co-authors take the exploration of the subjective dimension of theatre, its spiritual context, its relation to consciousness and natural law, further than ever before, thanks to the context provided by the thinking of German geobiologist Hans Binder. We present relevant aspects of Binder?s approach as precisely as possible,... more...

  • Performance and the Global Cityby D.J. Hopkins; Kim Solga

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • Philosophy and Theatre: An Introductionby 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...

  • The Mind-Body Stageby R. Gobert

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 60.00

    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...

  • Performance and the Politics of Spaceby Erika Fischer-Lichte; Benjamin Wihstutz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    From its very beginnings, theatre has been both an art and a public space, shared by actors and spectators. As a result, its entity and history is intimately tied to politics: a politics of inclusion and exclusion, of distributions and placements, of spatial appropriation and utopian concepts. This collection examines what is at stake when a theatrical... more...

  • Performance Studiesby Richard Schechner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    This new and improved second edition includes discussion of the performing arts and popular entertainments, rituals, play and games as well as the performances of everyday life. It provides a lively and accessible overview for undergraduates and graduate students. more...