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Shakespeare in Singapore: Performance, Education, and Culture

Shakespeare in Singapore: Performance, Education, and Culture

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Philip Smith
March 03, 2020

Shakespeare in Singapore provides the first detailed and sustained study of the role of Shakespeare in Singaporean theatre, education, and culture. This book tracks the role and development of Shakespeare in education from the founding of modern Singapore to the present day, drawing on sources...

A Cruel Theatre of Self-Immolations: Contemporary Suicide Protests by Fire and Their Resonances in Culture

A Cruel Theatre of Self-Immolations: Contemporary Suicide Protests by Fire and Their Resonances in Culture

1st Edition

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Grzegorz Ziółkowski
March 03, 2020

A Cruel Theatre of Self-immolations investigates contemporary protest self-burnings and their echoes across culture. The book provides a conceptual frame for the phenomenon and an annotated, comprehensive timeline of suicide protests by fire, supplemented with notes on artworks inspired by or...

Performing Home

Performing Home

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Stuart Andrews
December 20, 2019

Performing Home is the first sustained study of the ways in which artists create artworks in, and in response to, domestic dwellings. In the context of growing interest in ideas and practices that cross between architecture, arts practice and performance, it is valuable to understand what happens...

Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage

Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Eero Laine
December 04, 2019

Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage examines professional wrestling as a century-old, theatrical form that spans from its local places of performance to circulate as a popular, global product. Professional wrestling has all the trappings of sport, but is, at its core, a theatrical...

The Dramaturgy of the Door

The Dramaturgy of the Door

1st Edition

Stuart Andrews, Matthew Wagner
October 10, 2019

The Dramaturgy of the Door examines the door as a critical but under-explored feature of theatre and performance, asking how doors function on stage, in site-specific practice and in performances of place. This first book-length study on the topic argues that doors engage in and help to shape...

The Bible and Modern British Drama: From 1930 to the Present Day

The Bible and Modern British Drama: From 1930 to the Present Day

1st Edition

Mary F. Brewer
October 07, 2019

The Bible and Modern British Drama: 1930 to the Present Day is the first full-length study to explore how playwrights in the modern period have adapted popular biblical stories, such as Abraham and Isaac, Moses and the Exodus from Egypt, and the life and death of Jesus, for the stage. The book...

Moving Relation: Touch in Contemporary Dance

Moving Relation: Touch in Contemporary Dance

1st Edition

Gerko Egert
September 12, 2019

Moving Relation explores the notion of touch in the realm of contemporary dance. By closely analyzing performances by well-known European and American choreographers such as Meg Stuart, William Forsythe, Xavier Le Roy, Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot, this book investigates their usage of touch...

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

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

1st Edition

Claudia Tatinge Nascimento
July 26, 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

Olga Kekis
July 19, 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

Peter Harrop
June 19, 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

1st Edition

Anna Farkas
June 03, 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,...

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