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Critical Theory and Performance

Editor: Janelle G. Reinelt, Joseph R. Roach | Reference: P3952 | ISBN: 978472064588 | Type: Publication

Presents a broad range of critical and theoretical methods, and applies them to contemporary and historical performance genres.  Revised and Enlarged Edition

Readings in Performance and Ecology

Editor: Wendy Arons and Theresa J. May | Reference: P3773 | ISBN: 978-1-137-46700-3 | Type: Publication

Focuses on how theatre, dance, and other forms of performance are helping to transform our ecological values. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Black and Blur

Artist/Author: Fred Moten | Reference: P3757 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-7016-1 | Type: Publication

The first volume in the trilogy consent not to be a single being engages in a capacious consideration of the place and force of blackness in African diaspora arts, politics, and life.

Performing Animals: History, Agency, Theater

Editor: Karen Raber, Monica Mattfeld | Reference: P3704 | ISBN: 978-0271078342 | Type: Publication

In exploring the human-animal relationship from the early modern period to the nineteenth century, this publication questions what it means for an animal to “perform,” examines how conceptions of this relationship have evolved over time, and explores whether and how human understanding of performance is changed by an animal's presence. 

Collaborative Theatre: The Theatre du Soleil Sourcebook

Editor: David Williams | Reference: P3312 | ISBN: 978-0415086066 | Type: Publication

The first in-depth sourcebook in English on the compant, providing first-hand accounts of the development of its collectivist practices and ideals.

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

Staging Age: The Performance of Age in Theatre, Dance, and Film

Editor: Valerie Barnes Lipscomb and Leni Marshall | Reference: P3147 | ISBN: 978-0230623651 | Type: Publication

This text explores how performers offer conscious-and unconscious-portrayals of the spectrum of age to their audiences. It considers a variety of media, including theatre, film, dance, advertising, and television, and offers critical foundations for research and course design, sound pedagogical approaches, and analyses.

Part of the Know How: The Study Room Guide on Live Art Live Art and working with older individuals and communities. (P3140)

Theatre and Social Media

Artist/Author: Patrick Lonergan | Reference: P3011 | ISBN: 978-1137463708 | Type: Publication

Lonergan argues that social media is itself a performance space, analysing how it's used by both theatres and audiences and also in connection with each other.

Theatre and History

Artist/Author: Rebecca Schneider | Reference: P3017 | ISBN: 978-0230246614 | Type: Publication

This provocative book meets the supposedly 'live' practices of performance and the 'no-longer-live' historical past at their own dangerous crossroads. Focussing on the 'and' of the title, it addresses the tangled relations between the terms, practices, ideas, and aims embedded in these compatriot – but often oppositional – arts and acts of time.

Theatre and Violence

Artist/Author: Lucy Nevitt | Reference: P3006 | ISBN: 978-1137302274 | Type: Publication

Critically engaging with examples of stage combat, rape, terrorism, wrestling and historical re-enactments, Nevitt argues that studying violence through theatre can be part of a desire to create a more peaceful world. 
 

The Hamletmachine & The Man in the Elevator

Artist/Author: Heiner Müller | Reference: D1918 | Type: DVD

Recording of Imploding Fiction’s recreation of the Heiner Müller’s play. Includes booklet with reviews and information.

P.C.C.: Making o.more/gritos corporales/cris de corps

Artist/Author: Celine Serrano, Bernado Montet | Reference: D1737 | Type: DVD

Part (10) of Paysages Choregraphiques Contemporains dans le Monde

Theatre and Everyday Life: An Ethics of Performance

Artist/Author: Alan Read | Reference: P0284 | ISBN: 978-0415069410 | Type: Publication

Examines the relationship between an ethics of performance, a politics of place and a poetics of the urban environment.

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