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  • Theatre and Everyday Lifeby Alan Read

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 53.95

    Read examines the relationship between an ethics of performance, a politics of place and a poetics of the urban environment. more...

  • Performance Theoryby Richard Schechner

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 24.95

    This cogent and provocative compilation of essays is now a classic text for students of the emergent discipline of performance studies. more...

  • Dubious Spectacleby Herbert Blau

    University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 72.00

    Spanning a quarter of a century, the essays in this book rehearse, in the movement of memory and cross-reflection, an extensive career in theater. The work of Herbert Blau?his directing, writing, and criticism?has been a determining force during this period as theater encounters theory. more...

  • Anatomy Liveby Maaike Bleeker

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 40.00

    Anatomy Live demonstrates how the implications of the history of anatomical theatre can be seen at work in the appearance of dancing and acting bodies on stage. more...

  • Theatricality as Mediumby Samuel Weber

    Fordham University Press 2004; US$ 24.99

    Ever since Aristotle's Poetics, both the theory and the practice of theater have been governed by the assumption that it is a form of representation dominated by what Aristotle calls the "mythos," or the "plot." This conception of theater has subordinated characteristics related to the theatrical medium, such as the process... 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...

  • Presence in Playby Cormac Power

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 67.20

    Presence in Play: A Critique of Theories of Presence in the Theatre is the first comprehensive survey and analysis of theatrical presence to be published. Theatre as an art form has often been associated with notions of presence. The ‘live’ immediacy of the actor, the unmediated unfolding of dramatic action and the ‘energy’ generated... more...