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  • 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$ 26.65

    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$ 28.78

    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...

  • 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$ 33.00

    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...