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  • Performing Othernessby Matthew Isaac Cohen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    A far-reaching examination of exoticism, cultural internationalism and modernism's encounters with Indonesian tradition, Performing Otherness  examines how Indonesia entered world stages through imperialism as an antimodern phantasm and through nationalism became a means of intercultural communication and cultural diplomacy. more...

  • Contemporary European Theatre Directorsby Maria M. Delgado; Dan Rebellato

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 42.95

    Contemporary European Theatre Directors discusses key European directors from the last fifty years. The directors supply contributions and interviews creating a coherent guide to a period of theatre forged in the changing Europe of the 1980s and 90s. more...

  • Performing European Memoriesby Milija Gluhovic

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • Getting Directionsby Russ Hope; Dominic Cooke

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 18.94

    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...

  • Ottoman Empire and European Theatre Vol. IIby Michael Hüttler; Hans Ernst Weidinger

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2014; US$ 48.60

    The Time of Joseph Haydn: From Sultan Mahmud I to Sultan Mahmud II (r.1730-1839), the second volume of Ottoman Empire and European Theatre, explores the relationship between Western playwrights, composers and visual artists of the eighteenth-century and Turkish-Ottoman culture, as well as the interest of Ottoman artists in European culture. Twenty-seven... more...

  • Theatre and Eventby Adrian Kear

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • The Theatrical Eventby Willmar Sauter

    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... more...

  • Early Modern Encounters with the Islamic Eastby Sabine Schülting; Sabine Lucia Müller; Ralf Hertel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    An exploration of early modern encounters between Christian Europe and the (Islamic) East from the perspective of performance studies and performativity theories, this collection offers new perspectives on how these cultural contacts were acted out on the real and metaphorical stages of theatre, literature, music, diplomacy and travel. more...

  • Comedy and the Public Sphereby Arpad Szakolczai

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • National Theatres in a Changing Europeby Professor S.E. Wilmer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    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...