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1. Cover image for 'The Creativity Complex'
Art, Tech, and the Seduction of an Idea
Shannon Steen
How notions of creativity have evolved to serve the goals of neoliberalism—and what we can do about it
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Ebook Forthcoming View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "The Creativity Complex"
2. Cover image for 'Viewers in Distress'
Race, Gender, and Avant-Garde Performance at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century
Stefka G. Mihaylova
The changing politics of reception, and how rebellious spectators are redefining the avant-garde
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Web Open Access Forthcoming
3. Cover image for 'Racing the Great White Way'
Black Performance, Eugene O'Neill, and the Transformation of Broadway
Katie N. Johnson
How artists of color challenged racist stereotypes on the Broadway stage
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Web Open Access Forthcoming
4. Cover image for 'Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way'
Mapping Embodied Indigenous Performance
Monique Mojica and Brenda Farnell
A unique in-depth study of a culture-specific approach to Indigenous dramaturgy that challenges Eurocentric ideologies
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Ebook Forthcoming View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Chocolate Woman Dreams the Milky Way"
5. Cover image for 'Trial by Farce'
A Dozen Medieval French Comedies in English for the Modern Stage
Edited and Translated by Jody Enders
In the Middle Ages as now, the search for justice can make for high drama—or low drama—as in these hilarious French legal farces in translation
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Web Open Access Forthcoming
6. Cover image for 'The Taylor Mac Book'
Ritual, Realness and Radical Performance
David Román and Sean F. Edgecomb, Editors
Brings together the voices of scholars, critics, and artists to celebrate the genius of Taylor Mac
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Ebook Forthcoming View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "The Taylor Mac Book"
7. Cover image for 'Latinx Shakespeares'
Staging U.S. Intracultural Theater
Carla Della Gatta
Investigates more than 140 Latinx-themed productions or adaptations of Shakespeare in the United States
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Ebook Forthcoming View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Latinx Shakespeares"
8. Cover image for 'In the Lurch'
Verbatim Theater and the Crisis of Democratic Deliberation
Ryan Claycomb
A spirited examination of the changing cultural climate for a once-lauded theatrical form
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Web Open Access Forthcoming
9. Cover image for 'Staged Readings'
Contesting Class in Popular American Theater and Literature, 1835-75
Michael D’Alessandro
How popular culture helped to create class in nineteenth-century America
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Ebook 2022 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Staged Readings"
10. Cover image for 'Owning Performance | Performing Ownership'
Literary Property and the Eighteenth-Century British Stage
Jane Wessel
How playwrights, actors, and theater managers vied for control over the performance of popular plays after the passage of England’s first copyright law
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Ebook 2022 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Owning Performance | Performing Ownership"
11. Cover image for 'Made-Up Asians'
Yellowface During the Exclusion Era
Esther Kim Lee
Why and how Asian characters have been represented by non-Asian actorson stage and screen
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Ebook 2022 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Made-Up Asians"
12. Cover image for 'Peony Pavilion Onstage'
Four Centuries in the Career of a Chinese Drama
Volume: 88
Catherine C. Swatek
One of the few full-length English-language studies of Chinese drama and the only one to focus on the pivotal Kun opera Peony Pavilion
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Ebook 2022 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Peony Pavilion Onstage"
13. Cover image for 'Open Wounds'
Holocaust Theater and the Legacy of George Tabori
Edited by Martin Kagel and David Z. Saltz
Explores the irreverent theater of George Tabori and its enduring legacy within Holocaust theater
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Ebook 2022 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Open Wounds"
14. Cover image for 'Feeling the Future at Christian End-Time Performances'
Jill Stevenson
How Christian depictions of the End allow spectators to experience—and feel—their place within the future history of humankind
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Ebook 2022 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Feeling the Future at Christian End-Time Performances"
15. Cover image for 'Democracy Moving'
Bill T. Jones, Contemporary American Performance, and the Racial Past
Ariel Nereson

Explores the potential of movement to create and revise historical narratives of race and nation

Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2022 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Democracy Moving"
16. Cover image for 'Selected Plays of Stan Lai'
Volume 2: The Village and Other Plays
Volume: 2
Stan Lai, edited by Lissa Tyler Renaud
Bringing the iconic plays of Stan Lai to an English-language readership
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2021 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Selected Plays of Stan Lai"
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Volume 1: Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land and Other Plays
Volume: 1
Stan Lai, edited by Lissa Tyler Renaud
Bringing the iconic plays of Stan Lai to an English-language readership
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2021 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Selected Plays of Stan Lai"
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Volume 3: A Dream Like a Dream and Ago
Volume: 3
Stan Lai, edited by Lissa Tyler Renaud
Bringing the iconic plays of Stan Lai to an English-language readership
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2021 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Selected Plays of Stan Lai"
19. Cover image for 'Being Human during COVID'
Kristin Ann Hass, Editor
What the humanities can teach us about COVID-19
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Web 2021 Open Access Available Read Online
20. Cover image for 'African Performance Arts and Political Acts'
Naomi André, Yolanda Covington-Ward, and Jendele Hungbo, Editors
Explores how performance arts, whether staged or in daily life, regularly interface with political action across the African continent
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Ebook 2021 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "African Performance Arts and Political Acts"
21. Cover image for 'Sampling and Remixing Blackness in Hip-hop Theater and Performance'
Nicole Hodges Persley
Explores expressions of blackness in Hip-hop performance by non-African American artists in the U.S. and Britain ?
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Ebook 2021 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Sampling and Remixing Blackness in Hip-hop Theater and Performance"
22. Cover image for 'The Lines Between the Lines'
How Stage Directions Affect Embodiment
Bess Rowen
The first full length study focused on how stage directions function and why they matter to the reading and performance of play scripts.
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Ebook 2021 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "The Lines Between the Lines"
23. Cover image for 'Moving Islands'
Contemporary Performance and the Global Pacific
Diana Looser
A pathbreaking exploration of the international and intercultural connections within Oceanian performance
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2021 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Moving Islands"
24. Cover image for 'Working Backstage'
A Cultural History and Ethnography of Technical Theater Labor
Christin Essin
Places backstage workers in the spotlight to acknowledge their essential roles in creating Broadway magic
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2021 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Working Backstage"
25. Cover image for 'The Global White Snake'
Liang Luo
Tracing the history and adaptation of one of China’s foundational texts
Format Publication year Price Status Purchasing option
Ebook 2021 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "The Global White Snake"
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