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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Performance, Transport and Mobilityby Fiona Wilkie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Performance, Transport and Mobility is an investigation into how performance moves, how it engages with ideas about movement, and how it potentially shapes our experiences of movement. Using a critical framework drawn from the 'mobility turn' in the social sciences, it analyses a range of performances that explore what it means to be in transit.... more...

  • Theatre's Heterotopiasby Joanne Tompkins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Theatre's Heterotopias analyses performance space, using the concept of heterotopia: a location that, when apparent in performance, refers to the actual world, thus activating performance in its culture. Case studies cover site-specific and multimedia performance, and selected productions from the National Theatre of Scotland and the Globe Theatre.... more...

  • Post-Cinematic Theatre and Performanceby Piotr Woycicki

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    A cinema without cameras, without actors, without screen frames and without narratives almost seems like an antithetical impossibility of what is usually expected from a cinematic spectacle. This book defines an emergent field of post-cinematic theatre and performance, challenging our assumptions and expectations about theatre and film. more...

  • Actresses, Gender, and the Eighteenth-Century Stageby Helen Brooks

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Examining theatre economics, rhetorical acting, cross-dressing, the staging of 'self', and the alignment of motherhood and work, this book reveals how actresses drew on changing models of gender to achieve phenomenal levels of success over the eighteenth-century. By doing so it sheds new light on the cultural significance of female performance. more...

  • Actresses, Gender, and the Eighteenth-Century Stageby Helen Brooks

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Examining theatre economics, rhetorical acting, cross-dressing, the staging of 'self', and the alignment of motherhood and work, this book reveals how actresses drew on changing models of gender to achieve phenomenal levels of success over the eighteenth-century. By doing so it sheds new light on the cultural significance of female performance. more...

  • The Faber Pocket Guide to Greek and Roman Dramaby John Burgess

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.11

    An essential, refreshingly accessible guide to Greek and Roman drama containing entries for forty plays by all the major dramatists in the classical world - Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, Terence and Seneca. Features include: Playwright biographies Synopses and detailed commentary Advice on the best translations... more...

  • Elizabethan Costume Design and Constructionby Helen Q Huang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.99

    Learn how to create historically accurate costumes for Elizabethan period productions with Elizabethan Costume Design and Construction ! Extensive coverage of a variety of costumes for both men and women of all social classes will allow you to be prepared for any costuming need, and step-by-step instructions will ensure you have the know-how to design... more...

  • Matchbox Theatreby Michael Frayn

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.11

    Matchbox Theatre presents a miniature sketch show: thirty dialogues and monologues by Michael Frayn, to be played in the smallest theatre in the world - the theatre of your own imagination. Sir Geoffrye and Lady Hilarye, sleeping peacefully on their marble tomb these last six hundred years, are woken by the thump of rock music in the crypt... more...