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Product Description: New Performance/New Writing offers contextualisation and guidance on innovative approaches to writing for performance. It explores a wide range of performance practices, including immersive and solo theatre, autoethnography and applied drama.

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9781137467669 | 2 new edition (Palgrave Macmillan, May 27, 2016), cover price $85.00 | About this edition: New Performance/New Writing offers contextualisation and guidance on innovative approaches to writing for performance.
9781403998132 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 2, 2007, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Contemporary practitioners such as Orlan, Franko B, Robert Wilson and Tim Etchells are creating work that flies in the face of traditional thinking about what performance might mean.

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9781137445049 | 2 new edition (Palgrave Macmillan, May 27, 2016), cover price $32.00 | About this edition: New Performance/New Writing offers contextualisation and guidance on innovative approaches to writing for performance.
9781403998149 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 2, 2007, cover price $39.00 | About this edition: Contemporary practitioners such as Orlan, Franko B, Robert Wilson and Tim Etchells are creating work that flies in the face of traditional thinking about what performance might mean.

`It is a pleasure to read. Well-written, free of cant, impressively wide-ranging. The book is really an introduction to the avant-garde.' - John Lahr

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9781138174566, titled "Experimental Theatre: From Stanislavsky to Peter Brook" | 4 revised edition (Routledge, January 29, 2016), cover price $165.00

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9780415009638, titled "Experimental Theatre: From Stanislavsky to Peter Brook" | 4 reprint edition (Routledge, May 1, 1996), cover price $46.95 | About this edition: `It is a pleasure to read.
9780876635643, titled "Experimental Theatre: From Stanislavsky to Peter Brook" | 3 edition (Universe Pub, September 1, 1984), cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Book by Roose-Evans, James
9780710099549 | Routledge Kegan & Paul, March 1, 1984, cover price $14.00

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Product Description: What is the history of devised theatre? Why have theatre-makers, since the 1950s, chosen to devise performances? What different sorts of devising practices are there? What are the myths attached to devising, and what are the realities?First published in 2005, Devising Performance remains the only book to offer the reader a history of devising practice...read more

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9781137426765 | Revised edition (Palgrave Macmillan, October 26, 2015), cover price $85.00 | About this edition: What is the history of devised theatre?
9781403906625 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 22, 2005, cover price $115.00 | About this edition: The book charts the development of collaboratively-created performances from the 1950s to the present day.

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9781137426772 | Revised edition (Palgrave Macmillan, October 26, 2015), cover price $33.00 | About this edition: What is the history of devised theatre?
9781403906632 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 22, 2005, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: The book charts the development of collaboratively-created performances from the 1950s to the present day.

Product Description: This fiction title is paired to the nonfiction title "Carpenters Use Wood" for connecting across texts and comprehension through connection strategies.

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9780521225427, titled "Holy Theatre: Ritual and the Avant Garde" | Cambridge Univ Pr, September 1, 1981, cover price $39.50 | also contains Holy Theatre: Ritual and the Avant Garde | About this edition: Book by Innes, Christopher

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9781499494778 | Rosen Classroom, August 1, 2015, cover price $6.33 | About this edition: This fiction title is paired to the nonfiction title "Carpenters Use Wood" for connecting across texts and comprehension through connection strategies.

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Product Description: As the first examination of women's foremost contributions to Jerzy Grotowski's cross-cultural investigation of performance, this book complements and broadens existing literature by offering a more diverse and inclusive re-assessment of Grotowski's legacy, thereby probing its significance for contemporary performance practice and research...read more

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9780415813594 | Routledge, October 10, 2013, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: As the first examination of women's foremost contributions to Jerzy Grotowski's cross-cultural investigation of performance, this book complements and broadens existing literature by offering a more diverse and inclusive re-assessment of Grotowski's legacy, thereby probing its significance for contemporary performance practice and research.

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9781138922143 | Routledge, June 23, 2015, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: As the first examination of women's foremost contributions to Jerzy Grotowski's cross-cultural investigation of performance, this book complements and broadens existing literature by offering a more diverse and inclusive re-assessment of Grotowski's legacy, thereby probing its significance for contemporary performance practice and research.

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Product Description: This textbook introduces the reader to modernist avant-garde theatre. It clearly explains the key terms as well as the major movements, including Expressionism, Dadaism, Futurism, Workers' theatres, Constructivism and the Living Newspaper, and Mass Performance, using a case study approach...read more

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9780748681549 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, March 1, 2015, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: This textbook introduces the reader to modernist avant-garde theatre.

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9780748681556 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, March 1, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: This textbook introduces the reader to modernist avant-garde theatre.

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Product Description: This book articulates the first theoretical context for a 'cyborg theatre,' metaphorically integrating on-stage bodies with the technologized, digitized, or mediatized, to re-imagine subjectivity for a post-human age. It covers a variety of examples, to propose new theoretical tools for understanding performance in our changing world...read more

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9780230245839 | 1 edition (Palgrave Macmillan, June 15, 2011), cover price $105.00 | About this edition: This book articulates the first theoretical context for a 'cyborg theatre,' metaphorically integrating on-stage bodies with the technologized, digitized, or mediatized, to re-imagine subjectivity for a post-human age.

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9781137466419 | Palgrave Macmillan, November 3, 2014, cover price $31.00 | About this edition: This book articulates the first theoretical context for a 'cyborg theatre,' metaphorically integrating on-stage bodies with the technologized, digitized, or mediatized, to re-imagine subjectivity for a post-human age.

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Product Description: Why should the digital bring about ideas of progress in the theatre arts? This question opens up a rich seam of provocative and original thinking about the uses of new media in theatre, about new forms of cultural practice and artistic innovation, and about the widening purposes of the theatre's cultural project in a changing digital world...read more

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9781137355775, titled "Theatre & the Digital" | Palgrave Macmillan, October 16, 2014, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Why should the digital bring about ideas of progress in the theatre arts?

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Product Description: Using new interview material with actors, directors and writers, this book explores the challenges of performance in documentary theatre. Through a series of high profile case studies, Cantrell uses acting theory to examine the actors' complex processes, and makes a significant contribution to our understanding of stage performance...read more

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9781137019721 | Palgrave Macmillan, July 26, 2013, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Using new interview material with actors, directors and writers, this book explores the challenges of performance in documentary theatre.

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9781137019714 | Palgrave Macmillan, July 26, 2013, cover price $36.00 | About this edition: Using new interview material with actors, directors and writers, this book explores the challenges of performance in documentary theatre.

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Product Description:   We know that size matters in many areas of human endeavor, but what about works of the imagination? Why do some dramatic creations extend to five hours or more, and how does their extreme length help them accomplish extraordinarily ambitious aims? In Great Lengths, theater critic and scholar Jonathan Kalb addresses these and other questions through a close look at seven internationally prominent theater productions, including Tony Kushner's Angels in America, Robert Wilson's Einstein on the Beach, the Royal Shakespeare Company's Nicholas Nickleby, and the "durational works" of the British experimental company Forced Entertainment...read more

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9780472117956 | Univ of Michigan Pr, October 6, 2011, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: "Reading this book is certainly a vigorous experience.

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9780472035496 | Reprint edition (Univ of Michigan Pr, April 26, 2013), cover price $29.95 | About this edition:   We know that size matters in many areas of human endeavor, but what about works of the imagination?

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Product Description: Taking as its point of departure the complex question about whether Surrealist theatre exists, this book re-examines the much misunderstood artistic medium of theatre within Surrealism, especially when compared to poetry and painting...read more

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9781409429067 | Ashgate Pub Co, April 28, 2013, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: Taking as its point of departure the complex question about whether Surrealist theatre exists, this book re-examines the much misunderstood artistic medium of theatre within Surrealism, especially when compared to poetry and painting.

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Product Description: How is performer-object interaction enacted and perceived in the theatre? How thereby are varieties of 'meaning' also enacted and perceived? Using cognitive theory and ecological ontology, Paavolainen investigates how the interplay of actors and objects affords a degree of enjoyment and understanding, whether or not the viewer speaks the language...read more

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9781137277916, titled "Theatre/Ecology/Cognition: Theorizing Performer-Object Interaction in Grotowski, Kantor, and Meyerhold" | Palgrave Macmillan, December 24, 2012, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: How is performer-object interaction enacted and perceived in the theatre?

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9789514484643 | Tampere Univ Pr, August 26, 2011, cover price $87.50 | About this edition: The general theme of the thesis is performer-object interaction, as enacted and perceived in the theatre - its overarching research question, how varieties of "meaning" may already be enacted and perceived, thereby.

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Product Description: In addition to producing lasting works of drama, some of avant-garde theatre’s most creative practitioners—directors, playwrights, performers, and designers—also offered profound insights into their art. Their writings, spanning most of the twentieth century and reaching back into the nineteenth, have been gathered together in this uniquely wide-ranging selection...read more
By Bert Cardullo (editor)

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9780810887046, titled "Theories of the Avant-Garde Theater: A Casebook from Kleist to Camus" | Scarecrow Pr, November 2, 2012, cover price $83.00 | About this edition: In addition to producing lasting works of drama, some of avant-garde theatre’s most creative practitioners—directors, playwrights, performers, and designers—also offered profound insights into their art.

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Product Description: Despite its international influence, Polish theatre remains a mystery to many Westerners. This volume attempts to fill in current gaps in English-language scholarship by offering a historical and critical analysis of two of the most influential works of Polish theatre: Jerzy Grotowski’s ‘Akropolis’ and Tadeusz Kantor’s ‘Dead Class’...read more

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9780857285164 | Anthem Pr, December 15, 2012, cover price $115.00 | About this edition: Despite its international influence, Polish theatre remains a mystery to many Westerners.

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Product Description: This fascinating volume explores the theme of mutating and adapting media in its relation to theatre and performance. Bringing together international scholars and artists, the editors offer a comprehensive overview of the changing nature of theater, focusing on interactivity, corporeality, liveness, surveillance, spectacle, performativity, and theatricality...read more
By Boris Debackere (editor), David Depestel (editor), Christel Stalpaert (editor) and Robrecht Vanderbeeken (editor)

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9789089642585 | Amsterdam Univ Pr, August 15, 2012, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: This fascinating volume explores the theme of mutating and adapting media in its relation to theatre and performance.

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Product Description: What does it mean to "fail" in performance? How might staging failure reveal theatre’s potential to expand our understanding of social, political and everyday reality? What can we learn from performances that expose and then celebrate their ability to fail? In Performance Theatre and the Poetics of Failure, Sara Jane Bailes begins with Samuel Beckett and considers failure in performance as a hopeful strategy...read more

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9780415490993 | Routledge, October 26, 2010, cover price $125.00 | About this edition: What does it mean to "fail" in performance?

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9780415585651 | Routledge, October 26, 2010, cover price $47.95 | About this edition: What does it mean to "fail" in performance?

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Product Description: "A thoughtful and engaging contribution to the field that will have a sustained and lasting impact on the way feminist performance is defined and understood, as well as on how feminist histories and historiographies continue to challenge and transform the larger field of performance...read more

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9780472117185 | Univ of Michigan Pr, February 25, 2010, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: "A thoughtful and engaging contribution to the field that will have a sustained and lasting impact on the way feminist performance is defined and understood, as well as on how feminist histories and historiographies continue to challenge and transform the larger field of performance.

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9780472035205 | Reprint edition (Univ of Michigan Pr, June 26, 2012), cover price $33.50 | About this edition: "A thoughtful and engaging contribution to the field that will have a sustained and lasting impact on the way feminist performance is defined and understood, as well as on how feminist histories and historiographies continue to challenge and transform the larger field of performance.

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Product Description: This study traces the origins of European modernism in Nineteenth-century Paris, examining every major avant-garde movement that sprung from this epicentre in the early Twentieth century: Expressionism, Dadaism, etc. In this wide-ranging overview Berghaus demonstrates a mastery of primary and secondary sources in several different languages...read more

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9781403969552 | Palgrave Macmillan, January 22, 2006, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: This study traces the origins of European modernism in Nineteenth-century Paris, examining every major avant-garde movement that sprung from this epicentre in the early Twentieth century: Expressionism, Dadaism, etc.

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9780230617520 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 15, 2009, cover price $43.00 | About this edition: This study traces the origins of European modernism in Nineteenth-century Paris, examining every major avant-garde movement that sprung from this epicentre in the early Twentieth century: Expressionism, Dadaism, etc.

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Product Description: A timely book that identifies the practice of '(syn)aesthetics' in artistic style and audience response, which helps to articulate the power of experiential practice in the arts. This exciting new approach includes interviews with leading practitioners in of theatre, dance, site-specific work, live art and technological performance practice...read more

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9780230221277, titled "Synaesthetics: Redefining Visceral Performance" | Palgrave Macmillan, June 15, 2009, cover price $115.00 | About this edition: A timely book that identifies the practice of '(syn)aesthetics' in artistic style and audience response, which helps to articulate the power of experiential practice in the arts.

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Product Description: In this book, Erika Fischer-Lichte traces the emergence of performance as 'an art event' in its own right. In setting performance art on an equal footing with the traditional art object, she heralds a new aesthetics. The peculiar mode of experience that a performance provokes – blurring distinctions between artist and audience, body and mind, art and life – is here framed as the breeding ground for a new way of understanding performing arts, and through them even wider social and cultural processes...read more

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9780415458559 | 1 edition (Routledge, July 30, 2008), cover price $140.00 | About this edition: In this book, Erika Fischer-Lichte traces the emergence of performance as 'an art event' in its own right.

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9780415458566 | 1 edition (Routledge, July 29, 2008), cover price $40.95 | About this edition: In this book, Erika Fischer-Lichte traces the emergence of performance as 'an art event' in its own right.

Miscellaneous:

9780203894989 | Routledge, June 5, 2008, cover price $37.95

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Product Description: With more than 40 pages of new material including illustrations and unpublished sketches, this book illuminates Julie Taymor’s entire career, from her theatrical apprenticeship to her most recent work for stage and screen. There is an all-new introductory essay by Italian film critic Antonio Monda, as well as sections on Frida, Titus, Taymor’s upcoming opera Grendel, and her much-anticipated Beatles film Across the Universe...read more

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9780810930773 | 3 edition (Harry N Abrams Inc, June 12, 2007), cover price $55.00 | About this edition: With more than 40 pages of new material including illustrations and unpublished sketches, this book illuminates Julie Taymor’s entire career, from her theatrical apprenticeship to her most recent work for stage and screen.
9780810935174 | Rev upd su edition (Harry N Abrams Inc, September 1, 1999), cover price $49.50 | About this edition: Surveys Julie Taymor's innovative work in design, production, and direction, and discusses her use of puppetry, masks, and dance movement

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Product Description: Intermediality: the incorporation of digital technology into theatre practice, and the presence of film, television and digital media in contemporary theatre is a significant feature of twentieth-century performance. Presented here for the first time is a major collection of essays, written by the Theatre and Intermediality Research Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research, which assesses intermediality in theatre and performance...read more
By Freda Chapple (editor) and Chiel Kattenbelt (editor)

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9789042016293 | Rodopi Bv Editions, February 28, 2006, cover price $87.00 | About this edition: Intermediality: the incorporation of digital technology into theatre practice, and the presence of film, television and digital media in contemporary theatre is a significant feature of twentieth-century performance.

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Product Description: The volume examines the performance aesthetics of four major art movements—Expressionism, Futurism, Dadaism, and Constructivism. After outlining the origins and general characteristics of the historical avant-garde, this study offers detailed coverage of key performances undertaken by artists, usually outside the conventional theatre environment...read more

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9781403946447 | Palgrave Macmillan, July 8, 2005, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: How did the concept of the avant-garde come into existence?

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9781403946454 | Palgrave Macmillan, July 8, 2005, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: The volume examines the performance aesthetics of four major art movements—Expressionism, Futurism, Dadaism, and Constructivism.

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Product Description: The first full-length book of its kind to offer an investigation of the interface between theatre, performance and digital arts, Virtual Theatres presents the theatre of the twenty-first century in which everything - even the viewer - can be simulated...read more

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9780415283786 | Routledge, April 1, 2004, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: The first full-length book of its kind to offer an investigation of the interface between theatre, performance and digital arts, Virtual Theatres presents the theatre of the twenty-first century in which everything - even the viewer - can be simulated.

Paperback:

9780415283793 | Routledge, May 30, 2004, cover price $47.95 | About this edition: The first full-length book of its kind to offer an investigation of the interface between theatre, performance and digital arts, Virtual Theatres presents the theatre of the twenty-first century in which everything - even the viewer - can be simulated.

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Product Description: This collection of essays explores the development of avant-garde theater and its relation to questions of textuality, authority, and the academy. Although the canon of modern and contemporary drama would be difficult to imagine without the influential legacy of the movements and strands of the historical avant-garde, this critical history is often overlooked in courses on modern and contemporary drama and theater...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780472097272 | Univ of Michigan Pr, July 1, 2000, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: This collection of essays explores the development of avant-garde theater and its relation to questions of textuality, authority, and the academy.

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9780472067275 | Univ of Michigan Pr, July 1, 2000, cover price $33.50 | About this edition: This collection of essays explores the development of avant-garde theater and its relation to questions of textuality, authority, and the academy.

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