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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 That it was outdated?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...

  • 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$ 34.95

    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...

  • Encounters in Performance Philosophyby Laura Cull; Alice Lagaay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Encounters in Performance Philosophy is a collection of 14 essays by international researchers which demonstrates the vitality of the field of Performance Philosophy. The essays address a wide range of concerns common to performance and philosophy including: the body, language, performativity, mimesis and tragedy. more...

  • Adorno and Performanceby Will Daddario; Karoline Gritzner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Adorno and Performance offers the first comprehensive examination of the vital role of performance within the philosophy of Theodor W. Adorno. Capacious in its ramifications for contemporary life, the term 'performance' here unlocks Adorno's dialectical thought process, which aimed at overcoming the stultifying uniformity of instrumental reason. more...

  • ?i?ek and Performanceby Broderick Chow; Alex Mangold

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    The first edited volume to examine philosopher Slavoj ?i?ek's influence on, and his relevance for, theatre and performance studies. Featuring a brand new essay from ?i?ek himself, this is an indispensable contribution to the emerging field of Performance Philosophy. 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...

  • 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 2014; US$ 34.95

    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? in Buffalo Bill?s... 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$ 39.95

    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...