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Not Just a Mirror: Looking for the Political Theatre of Today

Editor: Florian Malzacher | Reference: P2797 | ISBN: 978-3895813788 | Type: Publication

The publication is comprised of eight essays, two interviews, and 15 case studies of political theatre makers, and investigates the performing arts as a political laboratory of the present. It explores how theatre, dance, and performance reveal their essential agnosticism, provoking the potential to actively change society rather than merely serving as a cover-up for the dysfunctions, fractures, and wounds of society.

Other Theatres: The Development of Alternative and Experimental Theatre in Britain

Artist/Author: Andrew Davies | Reference: P2748 | ISBN: 0-333-32435-8 | Type: Publication

An introduction to the important tradition of alternative and experimental theatre in Britain as it has developed over 200 years.

Dreams and Deconstructions: Alternative Theatre in Britain

Editor: Sandy Craig | Reference: P2750 | ISBN: 090639919X | Type: Publication

An illustrated account of the development of alternative theatre in Britain over the 60s and 70s. 

Six Saints 2008-2013

Artist/Author: Ellen Friis | Reference: P2746 | ISBN: 87-991634-4-6 | Type: Publication

Catalogue of a series of performances investigating the time concepts of 6 famous Danish scientists from the renaissance to the present.

Grenzwerte im Spiel Die Aufführungspraxis der britischen Kompanie »Forced Entertainment«.

Artist/Author: Stefanie Husel | Reference: P2709 | ISBN: 978-3-8376-2745-9 | Type: Publication

This cross-disciplinary study draws on both Theatre Studies and Sociology to examine the performance situations of Forced Entertainment's productions 'Bloody Mess' and 'The World in Pictures': What practices do participants employ to create  the `space` and ´characters` in a performance? In what ways do the spectators become the actual ´players` in a performance? The book contains numerous interviews with Tim Etchells, founding member and artistic director of Forced Entertainment. In German with some English texts.

Transeuropéennes: Theater and the Public Space

Editor: Ghislaine Glasson Deschaumes | Reference: P2619 | ISBN: 2-912002-09-5 | Type: Publication

Special issue on theatre and the public space. Bilingual edition in French and English. 

Tree: Belief /Culture/Balance

Artist/Author: Ralph Lemon | Reference: P2553 | ISBN: 978-0819566997 | Type: Publication

A documentary album about the making of the second installation of the Geography Trilogy, Tree, commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre in 2000 – an elaborate travelogue, documenting dance research selected events and collaborative creative processes.

PANDA documentation

Artist/Author: PANDA | Reference: D1919 | Type: DVD

Informative DVD on the activities of the agency that provides network and business development support to performing arts practitioners in Greater Manchester and across the North West of England.

Accion MAD 10

Artist/Author: Accion MAD Publication0 | Reference: D1871 | Type: DVD

Documentation of the performances and presentations at Accion / Action MAD 10 festival in Spain. Participants: Joan Casellas (Barcelona), Catie de Balmann (Francia), Guiuseppe Dominguez (Madrid), Marco Teubner (Alemania), Ana Matey (Madrid), Edu Hurtado (Bilbao), Revista Efímera (Madrid), Ornic’Art (Francia), Christopher Hewitt (Reino Unido), El Gato con Moscas (Madrid), Fiacha O’Donnell (Madrid), Federico Guardabrazo (Madrid), Beatriz Hoyos y Sara Laguna (Madrid), Darío Buñuel Fanconi (Madrid), Borja Gómez (Madrid), Zhou Bin (China), Rubén Barroso (Sevilla), Elvira Santamaría (México), Anti Festival (Kuopio, Finlandia), Gaetan Rusquet (Bélgica), Sandra Johnston (Irlanda del Norte), María Cosmes (Barcelona), Sierra Centro Arte (Huelva), Adina Bar On (Israel), Gwendoline Robin (Belgica), Domix Garrido (España), 10×10+1 Acción, Bartolomé Ferrando, Fabien Montmartin (Francia), Rosa Mesa (Canarias), Ana Oliva Higueras (Castellón), Isidoro Valcarcel Medina (Madrid), Llorens Barber (Valencia), Antti Laitinen (Finlandia), Rosa Galindo (Canarias), Concha Jerez y José Iges (Madrid)

Accion MAD 09

Artist/Author: Accion MAD 09 | Reference: D1886 | Type: DVD

Documentation of the performances and presentations at Accion / Action MAD 09 festival in Spain. Participants: Eva Pérez (Valencia), Ryszard Piegza (Polonia), Antonio Gómez (España), nna Kalwajtys (Polonia), Isabel León (Cáceres), Angela García (Valencia), Guy Sioui Durand (Canadá), Carlos Felices (Madrid), J.M. Calleja (Mataró), Catie de Balmann (Francia) María Marticorena (A Coruña) John G. Boheme (Canadá), Esther Ferrer (España), Monika GUnther y Ruedi Schill (Suiza) AC La Muga Caula (Girona) Kai Lam (Singapur), Fernando Baena (Madrid) Kurt Johannessen (Noruega), Nezaket Ekici (Alemania) Denys Blacer (Reino Unido)

Accion MAD 08

Artist/Author: Accion MAD 08 | Reference: D1885 | Type: DVD

Documentation of the performances and presentations at Accion / Action MAD 08 festival in Spain. Participants: jacques van Poppel (Paises Bajos), Iris Nava (Mexico/Madrid), Helge Meyer (Alemania), Veltet & Crochet (Madrid), Eugenie Kuffler (Francia/USA), Carlos Llavata (Valencia), Nieves Correa (Madrid), Ben Patterson (Alemania/USA), Denys Blacker (Reino Unido/España), Pere Noguera (Girona), Angie Dight (Escocia), Pancho López (México), Mary Brennan (Escocia), Joan Casellas (Barcelona), Paco Nogales (Madrid), Analía Beltrán (Madrid), Belén Cueto (Madrid), Nikki Milican (Escocia)

Zhubun Elops with the Ghost - 5th Annual Taishin Arts Awards

Artist/Author: Gang-a-tsui Theatre | Reference: D0977 | Type: DVD

With the participation of Tomoe Shizune and Hakutobo. Accompanying homonymous publications REF P1102

Zhubun Elops with the Ghost - 5th Annual Taishin Arts Awards

Artist/Author: Gang-a-tsui Theatre | Reference: P1102 | Type: Publication

With the participation of Tomoe Shizune and Hakutobo. English and Chinese.For accompanying dvd see D0977.

Performance Studies: An Introduction

Artist/Author: Richard Schechner | Reference: P0289 | ISBN: 0-415-14621-6 | Type: Publication

Introductory textbook in Performance Studies for students in performance studies, theatre, performing arts and cultural studies. Comprehensive reference material including many performance forms, their history and those who perform them. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On (W)Reading Performance Writing by Rachel Lois Clapham (P1433) and the Study Room Guide: A Bi(bli)ography of Insurrectionary Imaginati by John Jordan (P0793)

The Politics of Performance: Radical Theatre as Cultural Intervention

Artist/Author: Baz Kershaw | Reference: P0370 | ISBN: 978-0415057639 | Type: Publication

Addresses fundamental questions about the social and political purposes of performance through an investigation into post-war alternative and community theatre. It proposes a theory of performace as ideological transaction, cultural intervention and community action, which is used to illuminate the potential social and political effects of radical performance practice.

This item is part of the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).