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  • Theatre of the Oppressedby Augusto Boal; Charles A. McBride

    Theatre Communications Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    The innovative Brazilian playwright, director and international lecturer explicates Aristotle's poetics and the philosophies of Machiavelli, Hegel and Brecht to determine the extent to which their chief components--imitation, catharsis and, ultimately, audience control--serve up to support the status quo of a society rather than facilitate change.... more...

  • Performing Religion in Publicby Joshua Edelman; Claire Chambers; Simon du Toit

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Religious life and public life are both passionately performed, but often understood to exclude one another. This book's array of voices investigates the publics hailed by religious performances and the challenges they offer to theories of the democratic public sphere. more...

  • The Little Black Book of Writers' Wisdomby Steven D. Price

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95

    Author and journalist Gene Fowler put it best: ?Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead.? Anyone who has ever wanted or been required to create something more complicated than a shopping list or a Tweet knows there?s more truth than poetry in the observation. The process... more...

  • Where the Ghosts Walkby Peter Underwood

    Souvenir Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    Britain is the most haunted country in the world with a wealth of places that feed the imagination, from Cape Head in the north of Scotland to Beachy Head in the south of England it is a land of ghosts and phantoms. Whether it is Napoleon searching for somewhere to land his invasion at Lulworth Cove, the unknown Grey Lady who is seen along the... more...

  • Theatre, Opera and Consciousnessby Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 61.00

    The study of consciousness has developed considerably over the past ten years, with an emphasis on seeking to explain subjective experience. Our understanding of key questions relating to the performing arts, in theory and practice, benefits from the insights of consciousness studies. Theatre, Opera and Consciousness discusses selected concerns of... more...

  • Staging Holocaust Resistanceby Gene A. Plunka

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Plunka argues that drama is the ideal art form to revitalize the collective memory of Holocaust resistance. This comparative drama study examines a variety of international plays - some quite well-known, others more obscure - that focus on collective or individual defiance of the Nazis. more...

  • Readings in Performance and Ecologyby Wendy Arons; Theresa J. May

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Identifies, illuminates, and complicates ecocritical concerns as they relate to theatre and performance. more...

  • Science: Dramaticby Eva-Sabine Zehelein

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 39.67

    Hauptbeschreibung "Science Plays" form a flourishing dramatic sub-genre. The present study provides an informative overview shedding light on the diversity of ways in which the natural sciences and/or scientists are put on stage. Detailed text-based analyses of eighteen plays, many of them previously unexamined elsewhere, exemplify the genre's remarkable... more...

  • Religion, Theatre, and Performanceby Lance Gharavi

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    This collection argues that religion is an explicitly public force that stimulates and complicates public actions. In short, it is a crucial aspect of much performance. This collection is both a means of, and urgent argument for, expanding the attention paid to religion as a critical point of concern within theatre and performance studies. more...

  • Refugees, Theatre and Crisisby Alison Jeffers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Using examples of refugee arts and theatrical activity since the 1990s, this book examines how the 'refugee crisis' has conditioned all arts and cultural activity with refugees in a world where globalization and migration go hand in hand. more...