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  1. The Comedy Studies Reader

    The Comedy Studies Reader

    Edited by Nick Marx and Matt Sienkiewicz

    University of Texas Press

    From classical Hollywood film comedies to sitcoms, recent political satire, and the developing world of online comedy culture, comedy has been a mainstay of the American media landscape for decades. Recognizing that scholars and... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2018
    Hardback | £77.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  2. Abject Performances
    Leticia Alvarado explores how Latino artists and cultural producers have developed and deployed an irreverent aesthetics of abjection to resist assimilation and disrupt respectability politics.... Learn More
    Published: 4th May 2018
    Hardback | £88.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  3. Spectatorship in the Age of Surveillance
    Contributors to this special issue investigate the ways surveillance and the fields of theater and performance inform one another. Considering forms of surveillance from government mass spying to data mining to all-seeing social... Learn More
    Published: 23rd February 2018
    Paperback | £10.99
  4. Just One of the Boys
    Female-to-male crossdressing became all the rage in the variety shows of nineteenth century America, and began as the domain of mature actresses who desired to extend their careers. These women engaged in the kinds of raucous... Learn More
    Published: 4th January 2018
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  5. Hysterical!
    Winner, Susan Koppleman Award for Best Anthology, Multi-Authored, or Edited Book in Feminist Studies, Popular and American Culture Associations (PACA), 2017Amy Schumer, Samantha Bee, Mindy Kaling, Melissa McCarthy, Tig Notaro,... Learn More
    Published: 6th December 2017
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £28.99
  6. Masquerading Politics
    In West Africa, especially among Yoruba people, masquerades have the power to kill enemies, appoint kings, and grant fertility. John Thabiti Willis takes a close look at masquerade traditions in the Yoruba town of Otta, exploring... Learn More
    Published: 10th November 2017
    Hardback | £73.00
    Paperback | £28.99
  7. Collective Situations
    This volume's essays, interviews, and artist statements—many of which are appearing in English for the first time—present a range of socially engaged art practices in Latin America between 1995 and 2010 that rethink... Learn More
    Published: 3rd November 2017
    Hardback | £101.00
    Paperback | £26.99
  8. Global Tarantella
    Tarantella, a genre of Southern Italian folk music and dance, is an international phenomenon--seen and heard in popular festivals, performed across the Italian diaspora, even adapted for New Age spiritual practices. The boom in... Learn More
    Published: 13th October 2017
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  9. Dust of the Zulu

    Dust of the Zulu

    Ngoma Aesthetics after Apartheid

    Written by Louise Meintjes, Photographed by TJ Lemon

    Duke University Press Books

    Louise Meintjes traces the history and the political and aesthetic significance of ngoma, a competitive form of dance and music that emerged out of the legacies of colonialism and apartheid in South Africa, showing how it embodies... Learn More
    Published: 23rd August 2017
    Hardback | £92.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  10. Gaelic Cape Breton Step-Dancing
    Placing the phenomenon of Gaelic Cape Breton step-dancing into an historical perspective.... Learn More
    Published: 4th July 2017
    Hardback | £45.00
  11. Performance Studies in Canada
    Tracing performance studies paths in Canada.... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2017
    Hardback | £99.00
    Paperback | £33.00
  12. The Rite of Spring at 100
    When Igor Stravinsky's ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) premiered during the 1913 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, its avant-garde music and jarring choreography scandalized audiences. Today... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2017
    Hardback | £43.00
  13. Improvisation and Social Aesthetics
    Addressing a diverse set of improvised art and music forms—from jazz and cinema to dance and literature—this volume traces how the social, political, and the aesthetic relate within the context of improvisation.... Learn More
    Published: 12th April 2017
    Hardback | £92.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  14. Flying Funny

    Flying Funny

    My Life without a Net

    By Dudley Riggs

    University of Minnesota Press

    Published: 11th April 2017
    Hardback | £18.99
  15. Curating Crisis

    Curating Crisis

    Edited by Tom Sellar

    Duke University Press Books

    This issue examines how performance curators are responding to today’s crises both within the world of theater and performance and in the broader spheres of politics, economics, and history. Interviews with four leading... Learn More
    Published: 20th March 2017
    Paperback | £10.99
  16. Illegible Will
    Hershini Bhana Young engages with the archive of South African and black diasporic performance to examine the absence of black women's will from that archive, showing that alternative critical imaginings juxtaposed against traditional... Learn More
    Published: 10th March 2017
    Hardback | £88.00
    Paperback | £23.99
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