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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    This collection asks what?s at stake when a theatrical space is created and when a performance takes place: under what circumstances the topology of theatre becomes political. It visits a politics of inclusion and exclusion, of distributions and placements, and of spatial appropriation and utopian concepts in theatre history and contemporary performance. more...

  • Theory/Theatre: An Introductionby Mark Fortier

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 30.95

    A unique and engaging introduction to literary theory as it relates to theatre and performance. Fortier lucidly examines theoretical approaches from semiotics to postcolonial studies and feminist theory. more...

  • The Mind-Body Stageby R. Gobert

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 60.00

    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...

  • (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...

  • Theatre/Ecology/Cognitionby Teemu Paavolainen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • Theatre Symposium, Vol. 15by M. Scott Phillips; John W. Frick; David Carlyon; James Fisher; Rachel Rusch; Leah Lowe; Roger Freeman; Steve Scott; Eileen Curley

    University of Alabama Press 1753; US$ 25.00

    The essays gathered together in Volume 15 of the annual journal Theatre Symposium investigate how, historically, the theatre has been perceived both as a source of moral anxiety and as an instrument of moral and social reform.     Essays consider, among other subjects, ethnographic depictions of the savage “other”... 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...