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  • Theatre Symposium, Vol. 22by David S. Thompson; Jane Barnette; Dean Adams; John Patrick Bray; Tony Gunn; Boone J. Hopkins; Jae Kyoung Kim; Jacek Mikolajczyk; George Pate; Erin Scheibe; David S. Thompson; Jeff Turner; Christine Woodworth

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    That theatre is a business remains a truth often ignored by theatre insiders and consumers of the performing arts alike. The essays in Theatre Symposium, Volume 22 explore theatre as a commercial enterprise both historically and as a continuing part of the creation, production, and presentation of contemporary live performance.   The eleven... 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...

  • Neues Landschaftstheaterby Martin Bieri

    transcript 2014; US$ 41.58

    Was ist eine Landschaft heute? Das Buch findet hierauf eine Antwort, indem es von zeitgenössischem Theater erzählt. Der Begriff »Landschaft« hat eine lange kunstgeschichtliche Tradition voller unaufgelöster Widersprüche. Unklar ist im Kern sogar, ob die Wahrnehmung von Landschaft der Kunst vorausgeht oder erst durch sie entsteht. Der Band leistet einen... 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...

  • 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...

  • Observing Theatreby Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 63.00

    Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe and co-authors take the exploration of the subjective dimension of theatre, its spiritual context, its relation to consciousness and natural law, further than ever before, thanks to the context provided by the thinking of German geobiologist Hans Binder. We present relevant aspects of Binder?s approach as precisely as possible,... more...

  • Philosophy and Theatreby Tom Stern

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    The relationship between philosophy and theatre is a central theme in the writings of Plato and Aristotle and of dramatists from Aristophanes to Stoppard. Where Plato argued that playwrights and actors should be banished from the ideal city for their suspect imitations of reality, Aristotle argued that theatre, particularly tragedy, was vital for... 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • 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...