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51. Cover image for 'Ruins'
Classical Theater and Broken Memory
Odai Johnson
Theorizing the effects of memory, absence, and disappearance in classical theater—the aesthetics of ruins
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2018 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Ruins"
52. Cover image for 'Animal Acts'
Performing Species Today
Edited by Una Chaudhuri and Holly Hughes

Encounters between the species in an anthology of lively solo performances and commentary

Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Web 2018 Open Access Available Read Online
53. Cover image for 'Contemporary Mormon Pageantry'
Seeking After the Dead
Megan Sanborn Jones
Provides the first book-length study of Mormon pageants, by a theater scholar and participant
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2018 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Contemporary Mormon Pageantry"
54. Cover image for 'Gaming the Stage'
Playable Media and the Rise of English Commercial Theater
Gina Bloom
Illuminates the fascinating, intertwined histories of games and the Early Modern theater
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Audio Download 2018 Available View Purchasing Options for Audio Download, "Gaming the Stage"
Web 2018 Open Access Available Read Online
54. Cover image for 'Gaming the Stage'
Playable Media and the Rise of English Commercial Theater
Gina Bloom
Illuminates the fascinating, intertwined histories of games and the Early Modern theater
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Audio Download 2018 Available View Purchasing Options for Audio Download, "Gaming the Stage"
Web 2018 Open Access Available Read Online
55. Cover image for 'Affect, Animals, and Autists'
Feeling Around the Edges of the Human in Performance
Marla Carlson
Explores the emotional responses of audiences to neurodiverse characters and non-human animals on stage to question the boundaries of the human
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2018 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Affect, Animals, and Autists"
56. Cover image for 'Late Sophocles'
The Hero's Evolution in Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus
Thomas Van Nortwick
An accessible examination of the evolution of key Sophoclean characters
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Web 2015 Open Access Available Read Online
57. Cover image for 'Reactivations'
Essays on Performance and Its Documentation
Philip Auslander
Explores the relationship between the documentation of a live performance and the audience’s experience of it
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2018 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Reactivations"
58. Cover image for 'Yiddish Empire'
The Vilna Troupe, Jewish Theater, and the Art of Itinerancy
Debra Caplan
Relates the untold story of a traveling Yiddish theater company and traces their far-reaching influence
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2018 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Yiddish Empire"
59. Cover image for 'Uncle Tom's Cabins'
The Transnational History of America's Most Mutable Book
Tracy C. Davis and Stefka Mihaylova, Editors
Explores the many ways this mid-nineteenth-century U.S. bestseller functions as world literature and enduring icon
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2018 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Uncle Tom's Cabins"
60. Cover image for 'Building Character'
The Art and Science of Casting
Amy Cook
An illuminating look into the cognitive processes at play when we cast theatrical and political figures—as well as everyday people—as characters
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2018 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Building Character"
61. Cover image for 'Embodied Reckonings'
“Comfort Women,” Performance, and Transpacific Redress
Elizabeth W. Son
Examines how former Korean “comfort women” and their supporters have redressed history through protests, tribunals, theater, and memorial-building projects
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2018 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Embodied Reckonings"
62. Cover image for 'Immersions in Cultural Difference'
Tourism, War, Performance
Natalie Alvarez
How immersive simulations—from a fictional border-crossing site to a mock terrorist training camp—attempt to foster understanding across cultures
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2018 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Immersions in Cultural Difference"
63. Cover image for 'Performance, Transparency, and the Cultures of Surveillance'
James M. Harding
Examines the pervasive presence of surveillance and how surveillance technologies alter the performance of everyday life
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2018 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Performance, Transparency, and the Cultures of Surveillance"
64. Cover image for 'Broadway Rhythm'
Imaging the City in Song
Dominic Symonds
Imaginative walking tours that retrace the map of Manhattan as it resonates with the music of Broadway
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2017 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Broadway Rhythm"
65. Cover image for 'Microdramas'
Crucibles for Theater and Time
John H. Muse
Traces the history and relevance of plays short in duration but rich in substance
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2017 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Microdramas"
66. Cover image for 'Ten Thousand Nights'
Highlights from 50 Years of Theatre-Going
Marvin Carlson
Relives essential moments and remarkable achievements in modern theatre, from the 1960s to the present
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2017 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Ten Thousand Nights"
67. Cover image for 'Performing the Intercultural City'
Ric Knowles
Explores how theater in the world’s most multicultural city vibrantly reflects its diversity and cultural makeup
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2017 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Performing the Intercultural City"
Audio Download 2021 Available View Purchasing Options for Audio Download, "Performing the Intercultural City"
67. Cover image for 'Performing the Intercultural City'
Ric Knowles
Explores how theater in Toronto, the world’s most multicultural city, vibrantly reflects its diversity and cultural makeup
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2017 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Performing the Intercultural City"
Audio Download 2021 Available View Purchasing Options for Audio Download, "Performing the Intercultural City"
68. Cover image for 'Performing Unification'
History and Nation in German Theater after 1989
Matt Cornish
Considers how performance, plays, and history affect the collective memory of a society and national identity, on and off stage
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2017 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Performing Unification"
69. Cover image for 'Wendy Wasserstein'
Jill Dolan
A feminist theater scholar and critic sheds new light on the work of playwright Wendy Wasserstein
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2017 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Wendy Wasserstein"
Audio Download 2021 Available View Purchasing Options for Audio Download, "Wendy Wasserstein"
69. Cover image for 'Wendy Wasserstein'
Jill Dolan
A feminist theater scholar and critic sheds new light on the work of playwright Wendy Wasserstein
 
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2017 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Wendy Wasserstein"
Audio Download 2021 Available View Purchasing Options for Audio Download, "Wendy Wasserstein"
70. Cover image for 'Haunted City'
Three Centuries of Racial Impersonation in Philadelphia
Christian DuComb
Traces the deep roots of Philadelphia’s annual Mummers Parade and the city’s history of blackface masking and other forms of racial impersonation
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2017 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Haunted City"
71. Cover image for 'Charles Ludlam Lives!'
Charles Busch, Bradford Louryk, Taylor Mac, and the Queer Legacy of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company
Sean F. Edgecomb
Explores the enduring queer legacy of playwright, actor, and director Charles Ludlam
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2017 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Charles Ludlam Lives!"
Audio Download 2021 Available View Purchasing Options for Audio Download, "Charles Ludlam Lives!"
71. Cover image for 'Charles Ludlam Lives!'
Charles Busch, Bradford Louryk, Taylor Mac, and the Queer Legacy of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company
Sean F. Edgecomb
Explores the enduring queer legacy of playwright, actor, and director Charles Ludlam

 
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2017 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Charles Ludlam Lives!"
Audio Download 2021 Available View Purchasing Options for Audio Download, "Charles Ludlam Lives!"
72. Cover image for 'Seven Plays of Koffi Kwahulé'
In and Out of Africa
Judith G. Miller, Editor, Chantal Bilodeau, Translator
The first English translations of the surreal and violent work of one of Francophone Africa’s most accomplished living playwrights
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2017 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Seven Plays of Koffi Kwahulé"
73. Cover image for 'Showing Off, Showing Up'
Studies of Hype, Heightened Performance, and Cultural Power
Laurie Frederik, Kim Marra, and Catherine Schuler, Editors
Examines acts of showing—from dog shows to striptease—to understand and theorize instances of heightened performance in everyday life as well as on the stage
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2017 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Showing Off, Showing Up"
74. Cover image for 'The Sixties, Center Stage'
Mainstream and Popular Performances in a Turbulent Decade
Edited by James M. Harding and Cindy Rosenthal
Challenges the notion that the theater of the 1960s falls neatly into two categories, mainstream or experimental
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2017 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "The Sixties, Center Stage"
75. Cover image for 'Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans'
Performing Jewish Identity on the Antebellum American Stage
Heather S. Nathans
Shows how the earliest representations of Jewish characters on American stages mirrored treatment of Jewish Americans outside the playhouse
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2017 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans"
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