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  • Acts of Activismby D. Soyini Madison

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    A story of activists in South Saharan Africa using performance as a tactic of resistance and intervention in their struggles for human rights. more...

  • Anthropology of the Performing Artsby Anya Peterson Royce

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 29.99

    Anya Peterson Royce turns the anthropological gaze on the performing arts, attempting to find broad commonalities in performance, art, and artists across space, time, and culture. She asks general questions as to the nature of artistic interpretation, the differences between virtuosity and artistry, and how artists interplay with audience, aesthetics,... more...

  • Arts Marketing Insightsby Joanne Scheff Bernstein; Philip Kotler

    Wiley 2011; US$ 32.95

    Audience behavior began to shift dramatically in the mid 1990s. Since then, people have become more spontaneous in purchasing tickets and increasingly prefer selecting specific programs to attend rather than buying a subscription series. Arts attenders also expect more responsive customer service than ever before. Because of these and other factors,... more...

  • Audience Engagement and the Role of Arts Talk in the Digital Eraby Lynne Conner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    This book offers readers an understanding of the theoretical framework for the concept of Arts Talk , provides historical background and a review of current thinking about the interpretive process, and, most importantly, provides ideas and insights into building audience-centered and audience-powered conversations about the arts. more...

  • Black Theatreby Paul Carter Harrison; Gus Edwards; Victor Leo Walker Ii

    Temple University Press 2002; US$ 34.95

    Generating a new understanding of the past—as well as a vision for the future—this path-breaking volume contains essays written by playwrights, scholars, and critics that analyze African American theatre as it is practiced today.Even as they acknowledge that Black experience is not monolithic, these contributors argue provocatively and... more...

  • Booking Performance Toursby Tony Micocci

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    Pack up the costumes and the instruments! It's time to take your show on the road. For anyone who manages, produces, represents, or works in a repertory theater, dance company, or next-hot-thing band, Booking Performance Tours presents all the information needed to book live shows. The process is complex--presenters, agents, lawyers, board members,... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Actressby Maggie B. Gale; John Stokes

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    A collection of essays on the cultural role of performing women on stage and on screen. more...

  • Contemporary British Queer Performanceby Stephen Greer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    This book examines queer performance in Britain since the early 1990s, arguing for the significance of emerging collaborative modes of practice. Using queer theory and the history of early lesbian and gay theatre to examine claims to representation among other things, it interrogates the relationships through which recent works have been presented. more...

  • Disability Culture and Community Performanceby Petra Kuppers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 29.00

    Performances in hospices and on beaches; cross-cultural myth making in Wales, New Zealand and the US; communal poetry among mental health system survivors: this book presents a senior practitioner/critic's exploration of arts-based research processes sustained over more than a decade - a subtle engagement with disability culture. more...

  • Documentation, Disappearance and the Representation of Live Performanceby Dr Matthew Reason

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00

    The documentation of practice is one of the principle concerns of performance studies. Focusing on contemporary performance practice and with emphasis on the transformative impact of video, photography and writing, this book explores the ideological, practical, and representational implications of knowing performance through its documentations. more...