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After the Long Silence: The Theatre of Brazil’s Post-Dictatorship Generation

After the Long Silence: The Theatre of Brazil’s Post-Dictatorship Generation

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Claudia Tatinge Nascimento
August 07, 2019

After the Long Silence offers a ground-breaking, meticulously researched criticism of Brazilian contemporary performance created by its post-dictatorship generation, whose work expresses the consequences of decades of state-imposed censorship. By offering an in-depth examination of key artists...

Hypertheatre: Contemporary Radical Adaptation of Greek Tragedy

Hypertheatre: Contemporary Radical Adaptation of Greek Tragedy

1st Edition

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Olga Kekis
July 11, 2019

Hypertheatre: Contemporary Radical Adaptation of Greek Tragedy investigates the adaptation of classical drama for the contemporary stage and explores its role as an active, polemical form of theatre which addresses present-day issues. The book’s premise is that by breaking drama into constituent...

Mummers' Plays Revisited

Mummers' Plays Revisited

1st Edition

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Peter Harrop
July 11, 2019

Peter Harrop offers a reappraisal of mummers’ plays, which have long been regarded as a form of ‘folk’ or ‘traditional’ drama, somehow separate from the mainstream of British theatre. This fresh view of folk and tradition explores how mummers’ plays emerged in an 18th century theatrical...

Women's Playwriting and the Women's Movement, 1890-1918

Women's Playwriting and the Women's Movement, 1890-1918

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Anna Farkas
May 31, 2019

The influence of the women’s movement has long been a scholarly priority in the study of British women’s drama of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but previous scholarship has largely clustered around two events: the New Woman in the 1890s and the suffrage campaign in the years...

Theatrical Performance and the Forensic Turn

Theatrical Performance and the Forensic Turn

1st Edition

James Frieze
April 11, 2019

Contemporary theatre, like so much of contemporary life, is obsessed with the ways in which information is detected, packaged and circulated. Running through forms as diverse as neo-naturalistic playwriting, intimately immersive theatre, verbatim drama, intermedial performance, and musical theatre,...

Theatre, Exhibition, and Curation: Displayed & Performed

Theatre, Exhibition, and Curation: Displayed & Performed

1st Edition

Georgina Guy
March 04, 2019

Examining the artistic, intellectual, and social life of performance, this book interrogates Theatre and Performance Studies through the lens of display and modern visual art. Moving beyond the exhibition of immaterial art and its documents, as well as re-enactment in gallery contexts, Guy's book...

Incapacity and Theatricality: Politics and Aesthetics in Theatre Involving Actors with Intellectual Disabilities

Incapacity and Theatricality: Politics and Aesthetics in Theatre Involving Actors with Intellectual Disabilities

1st Edition

Tony McCaffrey
December 27, 2018

Incapacity and Theatricality acknowledges the distinctive contribution to contemporary theatrical performance made by actors with intellectual disabilities. It presents a close examination of certain key theatrical performances across a variety of different media, including John Cassavetes’ 1963...

Performing Arts in Transition: Moving between Media

Performing Arts in Transition: Moving between Media

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Susanne Foellmer, Maria Katharina Schmidt, Cornelia Schmitz
December 07, 2018

Artists especially from dance and performance art as well as opera are involved to an increasing degree in the transfer between different media, not only in their productions but also the events, materials, and documents that surround them. At the same time, the focus on that which remains has...

History Dances: Chronicling the History of Traditional Mandinka Dance

History Dances: Chronicling the History of Traditional Mandinka Dance

1st Edition

Ofosuwa M. Abiola
November 20, 2018

The field of history is founded on the interrogation of written documents from the past. However, culture is the center of life in Africa. As a result, in the past – and to a degree in the present – the process for documenting events in Africa was not written, it was performed. History Dances:...

Closet Drama: History, Theory, Form

Closet Drama: History, Theory, Form

1st Edition

Catherine Burroughs
September 19, 2018

Closet Drama: History, Theory, Form introduces the emerging field of Closet Drama Studies by featuring twelve original essays from distinguished scholars who offer fresh and illuminating perspectives on closet drama as a genre. Examining an unusual mix of historical narratives, performances, and...

The Theatre of Richard Maxwell and the New York City Players

The Theatre of Richard Maxwell and the New York City Players

1st Edition

Sarah Gorman
August 23, 2018

The theatre of Richard Maxwell and the New York City Players has received significant international recognition over the past ten years. The company has received three OBIEs, for House (1999), Drummer Wanted (2002) and Good Samaritans (2005). Maxwell received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010 and has...

The Politics of Interweaving Performance Cultures: Beyond Postcolonialism

The Politics of Interweaving Performance Cultures: Beyond Postcolonialism

1st Edition

Erika Fischer-Lichte, Torsten Jost, Saskya Iris Jain
August 23, 2018

This book provides a timely intervention in the fields of performance studies and theatre history, and to larger issues of global cultural exchange. The authors offer a provocative argument for rethinking the scholarly assessment of how diverse performative cultures interact, how they are...

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