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Philosophy, aesthetics, relation to other arts, etc.

  • 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...

  • Theatre/Ecology/Cognitionby Teemu Paavolainen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • Performance Studiesby Richard Schechner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 68.95

    In this second edition, the author opens with a discussion of important developments in the discipline. His closing chapter, 'Global and Intercultural Performance', is completely rewritten in light of the post-9/11 world. Fully revised chapters with new examples, biographies and source material provide a lively, easily accessible overview of the full... more...