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  • A HISTORY OF US MUSICAL THEATREby Nathan Hurwitz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    From the diverse proto-theatres of the mid-1800s, though the revues of the ?20s, the ?true musicals? of the ?40s, the politicisation of the ?60s and the ?mega-musicals? of the ?80s, every era in American musical theatre reflected a unique set of socio-cultural factors.? Nathan Hurwitz uses these factors to explain the output of each decade in turn,... more...

  • Aristophanes and Menander: Three Comediesby Douglass Parker; Timothy J. Moore

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 14.50

    Three Comedies features the work of three dramatic geniuses of the glorious, no-holds-barred tradition of ancient Athenian comedy. Here Aristophanes, the eight-hundred-pound gorilla of Old and Middle Comedy meets Menander, elephant in the room of New Comedy, in a match made possible by Douglass Parker--if not Athenian exactly, or even ancient,... more...

  • 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...

  • (Syn)aestheticsby Josephine Machon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 31.00

    A timely book that identifies the practice of '(syn)aesthetics' in artistic style and audience response, which helps to articulate the power of experiential practice in the arts. This exciting new approach includes interviews with leading practitioners in of theatre, dance, site-specific work, live art and technological performance practice. more...

  • Practice as Research in the Artsby Robin Nelson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 30.00

    At the performance turn, this book takes a fresh 'how to' approach to Practice as Research, arguing that old prejudices should be abandoned and a PaR methodology fully accepted in the academy. Nelson and his contributors address the questions students, professional practitioner-researchers, regulators and examiners have posed in this domain. more...

  • Asking Around: Hare Trilogyby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86

    David Hare's trilogy of plays - Racing Demon , Murmuring Judges , The Absence of War - first presented at the National Theatre, London, in 1993, examines the crises facing three great British institutions - the Church, the Law and the Labour Party. In order to learn about these organisations, Hare amassed a body of hard research from first-hand... more...

  • The London Stage 1890-1959by J. P. Wearing

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 199.99

    This volume combines all the individual indexes?title, genre, theatre, and general?found in the seven volumes of The London Stage: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel (2nd edition) covering the years 1890 through 1959. more...

  • The Old Vicby Terry Coleman

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86

    The Old Vic, one of the world's great theatres, opened in 1818 with rowdy melodrama and continued with Edmund Kean in Richard III howled down by the audience. One impresario, among the first of thirteen to go bankrupt there, fled to Milan and ran La Scala. In 1848 a chorus girl tried to murder the leading lady. In 1870 the Vic became a music hall,... more...

  • In-Yer-Face Theatreby Aleks Sierz

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94

    The most controversial and newsworthy plays of British theatre are a rash of rude, vicious and provocative pieces by a brat pack of twentysomethings whose debuts startled critics and audiences with their heady mix of sex, violence and street-poetry. In-Yer-Face Theatre is the first book to study this exciting outburst of creative self-expression... more...

  • Adorno and Performanceby Will Daddario; Karoline Gritzner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Adorno and Performance offers the first comprehensive examination of the vital role of performance within the philosophy of Theodor W. Adorno. Capacious in its ramifications for contemporary life, the term 'performance' here unlocks Adorno's dialectical thought process, which aimed at overcoming the stultifying uniformity of instrumental reason. more...