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Skateboarding and Femininity: Gender, Space-making and Expressive Movement

Skateboarding and Femininity: Gender, Space-making and Expressive Movement

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Dani Abulhawa
August 28, 2020

Skateboarding and Femininity explores and highlights the value of femininity both within skateboarding and wider culture. This book examines skateboarding’s relationship to gender politics through a consideration of the personal politics connected to individual skateboarders, the social-spatial...

Situated Knowing: Epistemic Perspectives on Performance

Situated Knowing: Epistemic Perspectives on Performance

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Ewa Bal, Mateusz Chaberski
August 12, 2020

Situated Knowing aims to critically examine performance studies’ ideological and socio-political underpinnings while also challenging the Anglo-centrism of the discipline. This book reworks the concept of ‘situated knowledges’ put forward over thirty years ago by American biologist and philosopher...

Dynamic Cartography: Body, Architecture, and Performative Space

Dynamic Cartography: Body, Architecture, and Performative Space

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Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez
July 28, 2020

Dynamic Cartography analyses the works of Rudolf Laban, Lawrence Halprin, Anne Bogart, Adolphe Appia, Cedric Price, Joan Littlewood, and Heìlio Oiticica. They are practitioners who have worked on different areas of enquiry from the existing relations between body and space through movement, events...

Japanese Political Theatre in the 18th Century: Bunraku Puppet Plays in Social Context

Japanese Political Theatre in the 18th Century: Bunraku Puppet Plays in Social Context

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Akihiro Odanaka, Masami Iwai
July 16, 2020

Bunraku has fascinated theatre practitioners through its particular forms of staging, such as highly elaborated manipulation of puppets and exquisite coordination of chanters and shamisen players. However Bunraku lacks scholarship dedicated to translating not only the language but cultural barriers...

Code-Choice and Identity Construction on Stage

Code-Choice and Identity Construction on Stage

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Sirkku Aaltonen
July 15, 2020

Code-Choice and Identity Construction on Stage challenges the general assumption that language is only one of the codes employed in a theatrical performance; Sirkku Aaltonen changes the perspective to the audience, foregrounding the chosen language variety as a trigger for their reactions....

Contemporary Group Theatre in Kolkata, India

Contemporary Group Theatre in Kolkata, India

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Arnab Banerji
June 09, 2020

This book is the first of its kind offering a materialistic semiotic analysis of a non-Western theatre culture – the Bengali group theatre. Arnab Banerji fills two lacunas in contemporary theatre scholarship. First, the materialist semiotic approach to studying a non-Western theatre event allows...

Dances of José Limón and Erick Hawkins

Dances of José Limón and Erick Hawkins

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James Moreno
April 24, 2020

Dances of José Limón and Erick Hawkins examines stagings of masculinity, whiteness, and Latinidad in the work of US modern dance choreographers, José Limón (1908-1972) and Erick Hawkins (1908-1994). Focusing on the period between 1945 to 1980, this book analyzes Limón and Hawkins’ work during a...

Experiencing Liveness in Contemporary Performance: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Experiencing Liveness in Contemporary Performance: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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Matthew Reason, Anja Mølle Lindelof
April 07, 2020

This volume brings together dynamic perspectives on the concept of liveness in the performing arts, engaging with the live through the particular analytical focus of audiences and experience. The status and significance of the live in performance has become contested: perceived as variously as a...

Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play

Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play

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Michael Y. Bennett
March 04, 2020

Theatrical characters’ dual existence on stage and in text presents a unique, challenging case for the analytical philosopher. Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play re-examines the ontological status of theatre and its fictional objects through the "possible worlds" thesis, arguing that...

Shakespeare in Singapore: Performance, Education, and Culture

Shakespeare in Singapore: Performance, Education, and Culture

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Philip Smith
February 20, 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

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Grzegorz Ziółkowski
February 14, 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

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Stuart Andrews
December 10, 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...

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