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  • Bakhtin and Theatreby Dick Mccaw

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    What did Bakhtin think about the theatre? That it was outdated? That is ?stopped being a serious genre? after Shakespeare? Could a thinker to whose work ideas of theatricality, visuality, and embodied activity were so central really have nothing to say about theatrical practice? Bakhtin and Theatre  is the first book to explore the relation... more...

  • Words, Space, and the Audienceby Michael Y. Bennett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Situating theatre in crucial moments in history and philosophy, this book reads four of the most influential plays through their contemporary epistemological debates between rationalism and empiricism. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • The Mind-Body Stageby R. Gobert

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Theater als Zeitmaschineby Jens Roselt; Ulf Otto

    transcript 2014; US$ 27.03

    Das Theater ist eine Zeitmaschine, durch die Gegenwart und Vergangenheit miteinander in Beziehung treten. Seit der Jahrtausendwende jedoch ist in den Künsten immer häufiger eine performative Praxis anzutreffen, die das Theater als Zeitmaschine neu verortet: Reenactments stellen Geschichte nach, statt sie darzustellen. Sie reanimieren das Vergangene,... more...

  • Theatre/Ecology/Cognitionby Teemu Paavolainen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Partizipation der Blickeby Adam Czirak

    transcript 2014; US$ 29.19

    In der Theater- und Performancekunst lässt sich eine Inszenierungstendenz verfolgen, die sich durch die wechselseitige Sichtbarmachung von Aufführungsteilnehmern auszeichnet. Entsprechend wird der Betrachterblick nicht nur für die visuelle Wahrnehmung, sondern auch für soziale Partizipation konstitutiv. Adam Czirak fragt, inwieweit die Idealvorstellung... more...

  • Philosophers and Thespiansby Freddie Rokem

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    This book investigates the discursive practices of philosophy and theater/performance on the basis of actual encounters between representatives of these two fields. more...

  • Performance Theoryby Richard Schechner

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 24.95

    Few have had quite as much impact in both the academy and in the world of theatre production as Richard Schechner. For more than four decades his work has challenged conventional definitions of theatre, ritual and performance. When this seminal collection first appeared, Schechner's approach was not only novel, it was revolutionary: drama is not just... more...