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- University of Iowa Press 1753; US$ 29.95
The Theatrical Event discusses the objectives of theatre studies by focusing on the communicative encounter between performer and spectator?the theatrical event. A theatrical event includes the presentation of a performance and the attention of an audience; in this sense, every performance?on stage or in the street, historical or contemporary?that... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 15.99
The theatre rehearsal room is a sacred place. What goes on there is mysterious, alchemical and closely guarded. So how are aspiring theatre directors supposed to learn their craft? In Getting Directions , Russ Hope gives us the benefit of unprecedented, fly-on-the-wall access to eight rehearsal rooms. He has shadowed some of the UK's most exciting... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
European theatre has been the site of enormous change and struggle since 1960. There have been radical shifts in the nature and understanding of performance, fuelled by increasing cross-cultural and international influence. Theatre has had to fight for its very existence, adapting its methods of operation to survive. European Theatre 1960-1990 ,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95
Modern plays are strikingly diverse and, as a result, any attempt to locate an underlying unity between them encounters difficulties: to focus on what they have in common is often to overlook what is of primary importance in particular plays; to focus on their differences is to note the novelty of the plays without increasing their accessibility.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95
An exploration of early modern encounters between Christian Europe and the (Islamic) East from the perspective of performance studies and performativity theories, this collection focuses on the ways in which these cultural contacts were acted out on the real and metaphorical stages of theatre, literature, music, diplomacy and travel. The volume responds... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
The book aims at reframing the discussion on the "public sphere," usually understood as the place where the public opinion is formed, through rational discussion. The aim of this book is to give an account of this rationality, and its serious shortcomings, examining the role of the media and the confusing of public roles and personal identity. It... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
Asking whether a genuinely shared European memory is possible while addressing the dangers of a single, homogenized European memory, Gluhovic examines the contradictions, specificities, continuities and discontinuities in the European shared and unshared pasts as represented in the works of Pinter, Tadeusz Kantor, Heiner Müller and Artur ?mijewski. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
In the beginning of the 21st century, European theatre-makers have sought to consider the disastrous events of the 20th century as the unfinished business of the contemporary. In this book, Kear argues that by thinking through the logic of the event, contemporary performance offers an affective interrogation of 'the event' of the European century.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00
Examining the ways in which national theatres have formed and evolved over time, this new collection highlights the difficulties these institutions encounter today, in an environment where nationalism and national identity are increasingly contested by global, transnational and local agendas, and where economic forces create conflicting demands. more...
- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 148.40
Global Changes - Local Stages investigates the relationships between what happened the last twenty years on the world stage and how theatre life developed on the local level. The subject has been approached from three different angles, each covered by one part of the book: The Effects of Social Changes on Theatre Fields, Values... more...