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  1. 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 | £86.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  2. Antitheatricality and the Body Public

    Antitheatricality and the Body Public

    By Lisa A. Freeman

    Series Haney Foundation Series

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    In an exploration of antitheatrical incidents from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, Lisa A. Freeman demonstrates that at the heart of antitheatrical disputes lies a struggle over the character of the body politic that... Learn More
    Published: 2nd February 2017
    Hardback | £52.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  3. Chinatown Opera Theater in North America
    Awards: Irving Lowens Award, Society for American Music (SAM), 2019Music in American Culture Award, American Musicological Society (AMS), 2018Certificate of Merit for Best Historical Research in Recorded Country, Folk, Roots,... Learn More
    Published: 11th January 2017
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  4. Abidjan USA
    Daniel B. Reed integrates individual stories with the study of performance to understand the forces of diaspora and mobility in the lives of musicians, dancers, and mask performers originally from Côte d'Ivoire who now live in... Learn More
    Published: 24th September 2016
    Hardback | £73.00
    Paperback | £28.99
  5. Spiders of the Market
    The Ghanaian trickster-spider, Ananse, is a deceptive figure full of comic delight who blurs the lines of class, politics, and morality. David Afriyie Donkor identifies social performance as a way to understand trickster behavior... Learn More
    Published: 4th July 2016
    Hardback | £69.00
    Paperback | £11.99
  6. Think, Pig!
    How to explain Beckett’s decision to write in French? This book tackles a program in which form resists and leads to a writing of the generic, while a paradoxical ethics of failure, impotence, and humility displaces avant-garde... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2016
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £24.99
    PDF | £30.00
    EPUB | £30.00
  7. Blacktino Queer Performance
    Containing nine performance scripts by black and Latino/a queer playwrights and performance artists—each accompanied by an interview and essay, Blacktino Queer Performance approaches the interrelations of sexuality, blackness,... Learn More
    Published: 10th June 2016
    Hardback | £112.00
    Paperback | £28.99
  8. Slapstick Modernism
    Slapstick comedy landed like a pie in the face of twentieth-century culture. Pratfalls percolated alongside literary modernism throughout the 1920s and 1930s before slapstick found explosive expression in postwar literature, experimental... Learn More
    Published: 16th May 2016
    Hardback | £45.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  9. Portable Borders
    After World War II, the concept of borders became unsettled, especially after the rise of subaltern and multicultural studies in the 1980s. Art at the U.S.-Mexico border came to a turning point at the beginning of that decade... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2016
    Paperback | £17.99
  10. Indiana University Auditorium
    On Saturday evening, March 22, 1941, nearly four thousand students, faculty, and friends of Indiana University convened to dedicate its newest showpiece, the Auditorium. The ceremony—both joyous and solemn, as World War II loomed... Learn More
    Published: 13th April 2016
    Hardback | £28.99
  11. Blue-Collar Broadway
    A rich history of American theater, Timothy White's Blue-Collar Broadway tells the story of the people who created costumes, shoes, scenery, lights, and props. From the 1880s to the 1990s, White explores the shifting centers of... Learn More
    Published: 10th December 2014
    Hardback | £41.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  12. Performance


    By Diana Taylor

    Duke University Press Books

    In this invitation to reflect on the power of performance, Diana Taylor explores the multiple and overlapping meanings of performance, showing how it can convey everything from artistic, economic, and sexual performance, to providing... Learn More
    Published: 18th March 2016
    Paperback | £20.99
  13. Stages of Struggle and Celebration
    From plantation performances to minstrel shows of the late nineteenth century, the roots of black theatre in Texas reflect the history of a state where black Texans have continually created powerful cultural emblems that defy... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2016
    Paperback | £24.99
  14. Onnagata
    Kabuki is well known for its exaggerated acting, flamboyant costumes and makeup, and unnatural storylines. The onnagata, usually male actors who perform the roles of women, have been an important aspect of kabuki since its beginnings... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2016
    Hardback | £50.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  15. Contemporary Plays by African American Women
    African American women have increasingly begun to see their plays performed from regional stages to Broadway. Yet many of these artists still struggle to gain attention. In this volume, Sandra Adell draws from the vital wellspring... Learn More
    Published: 7th December 2015
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £33.00
  16. Staging Ghana
    The Ghana Dance Ensemble takes Ghana’s national culture and interprets it in performance using authentic dance forms adapted for local or foreign audiences. Often, says Paul Schauert, the aims of the ensemble and the aims of... Learn More
    Published: 7th September 2015
    Hardback | £69.00
    Paperback | £24.99
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