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  • (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...

  • Acoustic Interculturalismby Marcus Cheng Chye Tan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Acoustic Interculturalism is a study of the soundscapes of intercultural performance through the examination of sound's performativity. Employing an interdisciplinary approach, the book examines an akoumenological reception of sound to postulate the need for an acoustic knowing ? an awareness of how sound shapes the intercultural experience. 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...

  • 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...

  • Bakhtin and Theatreby Dick Mccaw

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    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 That it was outdated?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...

  • Culture is the Bodyby Tadashi Suzuki; Kameron Steele

    Theatre Communications Group 2015; US$ 17.95

    Legendary theatre director Tadashi Suzuki explains his revered approach in this revised edition of his writings. 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...

  • 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...

  • The Future of Ritualby Richard Schechner

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    In The Future of Ritual , Richard Schechner explores the nature of ritualised behaviour and its relationship to performance and politics. A brilliant and uncontainable examination of cultural expression and communal action, The Future of Ritual asks pertinent questions about art, theatre and the changing meaning of 'culture' in today's intercultural... 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...