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Product Description: In a context of financial crisis that has often produced a feeling of identity crisis for the individual, the theatre has provided a unifying forum, treating spectators as citizens. This book critically deals with representative plays and playwrights who have stood out in the UK and internationally in the post-recession era, delivering theatre that in the process of being truthful to the contemporary experience has also redefined theatrical form and content...read more
By Enoch Brater (editor)

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9781474213172 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, April 20, 2017, cover price $104.00 | About this edition: In a context of financial crisis that has often produced a feeling of identity crisis for the individual, the theatre has provided a unifying forum, treating spectators as citizens.

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9781474213165 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, April 20, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In a context of financial crisis that has often produced a feeling of identity crisis for the individual, the theatre has provided a unifying forum, treating spectators as citizens.

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Product Description: Performance in the digital age has undergone a radical shift in which a once ephemeral art form can now be relived, replayed and repeated. Until now, much scholarship has been devoted to the nature of live performance in the digital age; Documenting Performance is the first book to provide a collection of key writings about the process of documenting performance, focused not on questions of liveness or the artistic qualities of documents, but rather on the professional approaches to recovering, preserving and disseminating knowledge of live performance...read more
By Toni Sant (editor)

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9781472588180 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, March 23, 2017, cover price $104.00 | About this edition: Performance in the digital age has undergone a radical shift in which a once ephemeral art form can now be relived, replayed and repeated.

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9781472588173 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, March 23, 2017), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Performance in the digital age has undergone a radical shift in which a once ephemeral art form can now be relived, replayed and repeated.

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Product Description: Why are so many theatre productions adaptations of one kind or another? Why do contemporary practitioners turn so frequently to non-dramatic texts for inspiration? This study explores the fascination of novels, short stories, children's books and autobiographies for theatre makers and examines what 'becomes' of literary texts when these are filtered into contemporary practice that includes physical theatre, multimedia performance, puppetry, immersive and site-specific performance and live art...read more
By Mark Taylor-Batty (editor)

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9781472530523 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, March 23, 2017, cover price $104.00 | About this edition: Why are so many theatre productions adaptations of one kind or another?

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9781472531421 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, March 23, 2017), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Why are so many theatre productions adaptations of one kind of another?

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Product Description: In this broadly conceived study, Ralf Remshardt delineates the theatre’s deep connection with the grotesque and traces the historically extensive and theoretically intensive relationship between performance and its “other,” the grotesque...read more

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9780809325764 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, July 1, 2004, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: In this broadly conceived study, Ralf E.

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9780809335510 | Reprint edition (Southern Illinois Univ Pr, August 22, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In this broadly conceived study, Ralf Remshardt delineates the theatre’s deep connection with the grotesque and traces the historically extensive and theoretically intensive relationship between performance and its “other,” the grotesque.

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Product Description: Drawing on underexplored and only recently available archives, author Chrystyna Dail examines the influence of Stage for Action, a theatre group founded in 1943, on social activist theatre in the 1940s, early 1950s, and beyond. The group embraced subjects not taken up by earlier activist theatre companies—advocating for the rights of Puerto Ricans, calling attention to the lack of child care for working mothers, and demanding the cessation of all nuclear warfare...read more

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9780809335428 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, November 9, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Drawing on underexplored and only recently available archives, author Chrystyna Dail examines the influence of Stage for Action, a theatre group founded in 1943, on social activist theatre in the 1940s, early 1950s, and beyond.

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Product Description: In this new work from PAJ Publications' Performance Ideas series, Whitehead makes theoretical and historical inquiries into the nature of radiophonic space, which he calls "the big sloppy." He explores the fate of the "schizophonic" voice, while using radio to explore some of the deep undertones within the American Dream machine...read more

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9781555541613 | Paj Pubn, February 14, 2017, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: In this new work from PAJ Publications' Performance Ideas series, Whitehead makes theoretical and historical inquiries into the nature of radiophonic space, which he calls "the big sloppy.

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Product Description: A detailed guide to the collaborative method developed by the acclaimed creators of The Laramie Project and Gross Indecency--destined to become a classic. A Vintage Original.By Moisés Kaufman and Barbara Pitts McAdams with Leigh Fondakowski, Andy Paris, Greg Pierotti, Kelli Simpkins, Jimmy Maize, and Scott Barrow...read more

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9781101971772 | Vintage Books, February 7, 2017, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A detailed guide to the collaborative method developed by the acclaimed creators of The Laramie Project and Gross Indecency--destined to become a classic.

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Product Description: What do we watch when we watch war? Who manages public perceptions of war and how? Watching War on the Twenty-First-Century Stage: Spectacles of Conflict is the first publication to examine how theatre in the UK has staged, debated and challenged the ways in which spectacle is habitually weaponized in times of war...read more
By Mark Taylor-Batty (editor)

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9781472598660, titled "Spectacles of Conflict on the Twenty-first Century Stage: Watching War" | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, January 19, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: What do we watch when we watch war?

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Product Description: We are witnessing new ways of assembling that have made the word "democracy" take on renewed importance. These events might not have led to the political changes many hoped for. Nevertheless, their importance cannot be denied. This book wants to acknowledge them as a starting point for a new art of being many: the "many" invoke new concepts of collectivity by renegotiating their modes of participation and (self-)presentation and by rewriting rhetorical, choreographical, and material scripts of assembling...read more

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9783837633139 | Transcript Verlag, January 15, 2017, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: We are witnessing new ways of assembling that have made the word "democracy" take on renewed importance.

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Product Description: The latest volume of the Yale French Studies Series reexamines the vexed relationship between the theater and contemporary conceptions of morality in seventeenth-century France Although the Catholic Church condemned the power of plays to stir up compelling and irresistible passions, theater flourished in seventeenth-century France, making it the era’s archetypal guilty pleasure...read more
By Julia Prest (editor)

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9780300221633 | Yale Univ Pr, January 10, 2017, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: The latest volume of the Yale French Studies Series reexamines the vexed relationship between the theater and contemporary conceptions of morality in seventeenth-century France Although the Catholic Church condemned the power of plays to stir up compelling and irresistible passions, theater flourished in seventeenth-century France, making it the era’s archetypal guilty pleasure.

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Product Description: World Theatre: The Basics presents a well-rounded introduction to non-Western theatre, exploring the history and current practice of theatrical traditions in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Oceania, the Caribbean, and the non-English-speaking cultures of the Americas...read more

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9781138838048 | Routledge, January 8, 2017, cover price $115.00 | About this edition: World Theatre: The Basics presents a well-rounded introduction to non-Western theatre, exploring the history and current practice of theatrical traditions in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Oceania, the Caribbean, and the non-English-speaking cultures of the Americas.

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9781138838055 | Reprint edition (Routledge, January 8, 2017), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: World Theatre: The Basics presents a well-rounded introduction to non-Western theatre, exploring the history and current practice of theatrical traditions in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Oceania, the Caribbean, and the non-English-speaking cultures of the Americas.

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Product Description: A New York Times Notable Book of the Year that Sir Ian McKellen called “a shocking tale of heroes and villains—illuminating and upsetting in equal measure.” The first production of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé in 1918, with American exotic dancer Maud Allan dancing lead, ignited a firestorm in London spearheaded by Noel Pemberton Billing, a member of Parliament and self-appointed guardian of family values...read more

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9781559704236 | Arcade Pub, April 1, 1998, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Documents the case in which dancer Maud Allan brought action against a right-wing MP for libellous remarks concerning her performance of Wilde's Salome

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9781628726954 | Arcade Pub, January 3, 2017, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: A New York Times Notable Book of the Year that Sir Ian McKellen called “a shocking tale of heroes and villains—illuminating and upsetting in equal measure.
9781559704724 | Arcade Pub, May 7, 1999, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Documents the case in which dancer Maud Allan brought action against a right-wing MP for libellous remarks concerning her performance of Wilde's Salome

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Product Description: A book about how Shakespeare became fascinated with the world, and how the world became fascinated with ShakespeareRanging ambitiously across four continents and four hundred years, Worlds Elsewhere is an eye-opening account of how Shakespeare went global...read more

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9780805097344 | Henry Holt & Co, April 5, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A book about how Shakespeare became fascinated with the world, and how the world became fascinated with ShakespeareRanging ambitiously across four continents and four hundred years, Worlds Elsewhere is an eye-opening account of how Shakespeare went global.

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9781250117045 | Reprint edition (Griffin, January 3, 2017), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: A book about how Shakespeare became fascinated with the world, and how the world became fascinated with ShakespeareRanging ambitiously across four continents and four hundred years, Worlds Elsewhere is an eye-opening account of how Shakespeare went global.

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9781515905165 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, May 10, 2016), cover price $54.99 | About this edition: There are 83 copies of the First Folio in a vault beneath Capitol Hill, the world's largest collection.
9781515955160 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, May 10, 2016), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: There are 83 copies of the First Folio in a vault beneath Capitol Hill, the world's largest collection.

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Product Description: May Irwin reigned as America's queen of comedy and song from the 1880s through the 1920s. A genuine pop culture phenomenon, Irwin conquered the legitimate stage, composed song lyrics, and parlayed her celebrity into success as a cookbook author, suffragette, and real estate mogul...read more

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9780252040658 | Univ of Illinois Pr, December 15, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: May Irwin reigned as America's queen of comedy and song from the 1880s through the 1920s.

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9780252082153 | Reprint edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, December 15, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: May Irwin reigned as America's queen of comedy and song from the 1880s through the 1920s.

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9783110361773 | Supplement edition (Walter De Gruyter Inc, December 15, 2016), cover price $531.00

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Product Description: The Chinatown opera house provided Chinese immigrants with an essential source of entertainment during the pre “World War II era. But its stories of loyalty, obligation, passion, and duty also attracted diverse patrons into Chinese American communities Drawing on a wealth of new Chinese- and English-language research, Nancy Yunhwa Rao tells the story of iconic theater companies and the networks and migrations that made Chinese opera a part of North American cultures...read more

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9780252040566 | Univ of Illinois Pr, December 15, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: The Chinatown opera house provided Chinese immigrants with an essential source of entertainment during the pre “World War II era.

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9780252082030 | Reprint edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, December 15, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The Chinatown opera house provided Chinese immigrants with an essential source of entertainment during the pre “World War II era.

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Product Description: What does it mean for a play to be political in the 21st century? Does it require explicit engagement with events and situations with the aim of bringing about change or highlighting social wrongs? Is it purely a matter of content or is it also a matter of structure?The Contemporary Political Play: Rethinking Dramaturgical Structure examines the politics of contemporary 'political' drama...read more

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9781472588470 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, January 26, 2017, cover price $104.00 | About this edition: What does it mean for a play to be political in the 21st century?

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9781472588463 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, January 26, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: What does it mean for a play to be political in the 21st century?

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Product Description: Throughout the late-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, historical events were tremendously popular as adaptations for the stage. From the Revolutionary War to the French Revolution, stage dramas brought history vividly to life through powerful vocal performances and visual spectacle...read more
By Michael Burden (editor), Wendy Heller (editor), Jonathan Hicks (editor) and Ellen Lockhart (editor)

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9781851244560 | Bodleian Library, December 15, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Throughout the late-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, historical events were tremendously popular as adaptations for the stage.

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Product Description: The Boys in the Band’s debut was revolutionary for its fictional but frank presentation of a male homosexual subculture in Manhattan. Based on Mart Crowley’s hit Off-Broadway play from 1968, the film’s two-hour running time approximates real time, unfolding at a birthday party attended by nine men whose language, clothing, and behavior evoke a range of urban gay “types...read more
By Joseph Wlodarz (contributor)

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9780814341537 | Wayne State Univ Pr, December 12, 2016, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: The Boys in the Band’s debut was revolutionary for its fictional but frank presentation of a male homosexual subculture in Manhattan.

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Product Description: What does it mean to perform whiteness in the postcolonial era? To answer this question—crucial for understanding the changing meanings of race in the twenty-first century—Megan Lewis examines the ways that members of South Africa’s Afrikaner minority have performed themselves into, around, and out of power from the colonial period to the postcolony...read more

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9781609384470 | Univ of Iowa Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: What does it mean to perform whiteness in the postcolonial era?

Anthony Neilson is one of the most exciting and challenging voices in contemporary British theatre. For more than two decades he has been in the vanguard of new writing and has acquired a formidable reputation for innovation and experimentation. His major stage plays include Penetrator, The Censor, Stitching, Realism, Unreachable and his 2004 masterpiece The Wonderful World of Dissocia, arguably one of the finest Scottish plays of the new millennium. This volume provides the first full-length study of Neilson's plays and his innovative rehearsal methodology. As well as providing a detailed account of each play Trish Reid includes an extensive new interview with Neilson and additional contributions from important scholars and commentators in the field. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to develop a better understanding of one of British theatre's most original artists.
By Patrick Lonergan (editor)

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9781472570307 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, December 1, 2016, cover price $104.00 | About this edition: Anthony Neilson is one of the most exciting and challenging voices in contemporary British theatre.

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9781472570291 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, December 1, 2016, cover price $29.95

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Product Description: The collected essays of the “moral voice of [the] American stage” (The New York Times) in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition   Arthur Miller was not only one of America’s most important twentieth-century playwrights, but he was also one of its most influential literary, cultural, and intellectual voices...read more
By Susan C. W. Abbotson (introduced by)

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9780143108498 | Deluxe edition (Penguin Classics, November 22, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The collected essays of the “moral voice of [the] American stage” (The New York Times) in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition   Arthur Miller was not only one of America’s most important twentieth-century playwrights, but he was also one of its most influential literary, cultural, and intellectual voices.

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Product Description: Contemporary Clowning as Social Performance in Colombia brings to light the emergence of new kinds of clowning in everyday life in Colombia, focusing particularly on the pervasive presence of clowns in the urban landscape of Bogotá...read more

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9781474249270 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, December 1, 2016, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Contemporary Clowning as Social Performance in Colombia brings to light the emergence of new kinds of clowning in everyday life in Colombia, focusing particularly on the pervasive presence of clowns in the urban landscape of Bogotá.

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Product Description: This Critical Companion to the American Stage Musical provides the perfect introductory text for students of theatre, music and cultural studies. It traces the history and development of the industry and art form in America with a particular focus on its artistic and commercial development in New York City from the early 20th century to the present...read more

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9781472513380 | Critical edition (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, March 23, 2017), cover price $86.00 | About this edition: This Critical Companion to the American Stage Musical provides the perfect introductory text for students of theatre, music and cultural studies.

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9781472513250 | Critical edition (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, March 23, 2017), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This Critical Companion to the American Stage Musical provides the perfect introductory text for students of theatre, music and cultural studies.

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Product Description: Fabulous yet fierce, imperious yet impetuous, boss yet bitchy—divas are figures of paradox. Their place in culture is equally contradictory, as they are simultaneously venerated and marginalized, hailed as timeless but then frequently forgotten or exhumed as cult icons by future generations...read more

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9780813585451 | Rutgers Univ Pr, November 15, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Fabulous yet fierce, imperious yet impetuous, boss yet bitchy—divas are figures of paradox.

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9780813585444 | Reprint edition (Rutgers Univ Pr, November 15, 2016), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Fabulous yet fierce, imperious yet impetuous, boss yet bitchy—divas are figures of paradox.

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