The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Historiography Book

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Historiography


  • Author : Tracy C. Davis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-08-03
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351271707

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The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Historiography Excerpt :

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Historiography sets the agenda for inclusive and wide-ranging approaches to writing history, embracing the diverse perspectives of the twenty-first century and Critical Media History. Written by an international team of authors whose expertise spans a multitude of historical periods and cultures, this collection of fascinating essays poses the central question: "what is specific to the historiography of the performative?" The study of theatre, in conjunction with the wider sphere of performance, involves an array of multi-faceted methods for collecting evidence, interpreting sources, and creating meaning. Reflecting on issues of recording — from early modern musical scores, through VHS-technology to latest digital procedures — and on what is missing from records or oblique in practices, the contributors convey how theatre and performance history is integral to social and cultural relations. This expertly curated collection repositions theatre and performance history and is essential reading for Theatre and Performance Studies students or those interested in social and cultural history more generally.

Representing the Past Book

Representing the Past


  • Author : Charlotte M. Canning
  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-15
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781587299384

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Representing the Past Excerpt :

"Representing the Past is required reading for any serious scholar of theatre and performance historiography: original in its conception, global in its reach, thought-provoking and transformative in its effects."--Gay Gibson Cima, author, Early American Women Crities: Performance, Religion, Race.

Theater Historiography Book

Theater Historiography


  • Author : Henry Bial
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 0472071335

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Theater Historiography Excerpt :

Fresh approaches to theater historiography and performance studies that bring the two fields productively together

Theatre Performance Historiography Book

Theatre Performance Historiography


  • Author : R. Bank
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-04-23
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137397300

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Theatre Performance Historiography Excerpt :

How do the ethical implications of writing theatrical histories complicate the historiographical imperative in our current sociopolitical context? This volume investigates a historiography whose function is to be a mode of thinking and exposes the inner contradictions in social and ideological organizations of historical subjects.

Theatre History and Historiography Book

Theatre History and Historiography


  • Author : Claire Cochrane
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-29
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137457288

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Theatre History and Historiography Excerpt :

This collection of essays explores how historians of theatre apply ethical thinking to the attempt to truthfully represent their subject - whether that be the life of a well-known performer, or the little known history of colonial theatre in India - by exploring the process by which such histories are written, and the challenges they raise.

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Women Theatre and Performance


  • Author : Kate Dorney
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 0719057132

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Women Theatre and Performance Excerpt :

This collection addresses key questions in women's theatre history and retrieves a number of previously "hidden" histories of women performers. The essays range across the past 300 years--topics covered include Susanna Centlivre and the notion of intertheatricality; gender and theatrical space; the repositioning of women performers such as Wagner's Muse, Willhelmina Schröder-Devrient, the Comédie Français' "Mademoiselle Mars," Mme. Arnould-Plessey, and the actresses of the Russian serf theatre.

The Cambridge Companion to Theatre History Book

The Cambridge Companion to Theatre History


  • Author : David Wiles
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521766364

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The Cambridge Companion to Theatre History Excerpt :

A wide-ranging set of essays that explain what theatre history is and why we need to engage with it.

Lines of Activity Book

Lines of Activity


  • Author : Shannon Jackson
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN 10 : 0472087916

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Lines of Activity Excerpt :

Applies the interdisciplinary insights of performance studies to the life of Chicago's Hull-House settlement

Dramas of the Past on the Twentieth Century Stage Book

Dramas of the Past on the Twentieth Century Stage


  • Author : Alexander Feldman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-01-17
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136155000

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Dramas of the Past on the Twentieth Century Stage Excerpt :

This book defines and exemplifies a major genre of modern dramatic writing, termed historiographic metatheatre, in which self-reflexive engagements with the traditions and forms of dramatic art illuminate historical themes and aid in the representation of historical events and, in doing so, formulates a genre. Historiographic metatheatre has been, and remains, a seminal mode of political engagement and ideological critique in the contemporary dramatic canon. Locating its key texts within the traditions of historical drama, self-reflexivity in European theatre, debates in the politics and aesthetics of postmodernism, and currents in contemporary historiography, this book provides a new critical idiom for discussing the major works of the genre and others that utilize its techniques. Feldman studies landmarks in the theatre history of postwar Britain by Weiss, Stoppard, Brenton, Wertenbaker and others, focusing on European revolutionary politics, the historiography of the World Wars and the effects of British colonialism. The playwrights under consideration all use the device of the play-within-the-play to explore constructions of nationhood and of Britishness, in particular. Those plays performed within the framing works are produced in places of exile where, Feldman argues, the marginalized negotiate the terms of national identity through performance.

The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Historiography Book

The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Historiography


  • Author : Thomas Postlewait
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-30
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 0521499178

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The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Historiography Excerpt :

This Introduction - an indispensable 'how to' guide for students and teachers alike - investigates the methods and aims of historical study in the performing arts, from archival research to historical writing. Beginning with case studies on Shakespearean theatre and avant-garde theatre, this study examines fundamental procedures and problems in documentary history and cultural history. It demonstrates how historians not only construct various kinds of performance events but also place them in relation to the historical agents, the political and social conditions, artistic traditions, audience responses, and historical periods. Drawing upon scholarship in classics, literary studies, art history, performance studies, and general history, Postlewait shows how to ask appropriate historical questions, construct evidence, use plays as historical documents, eliminate faulty sources, challenge unreliable witnesses, and develop historical arguments and narratives. The book concludes with a survey of the 'twelve cruxes' of research, analysis, and writing in theatre history.

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Book

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance


  • Author : Paul Allain
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134517961

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The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Excerpt :

Discussing some of the pivotal questions relating to the complementary fields of theatre and performance studies, this engaging, easy-to-use text is undoubtedly a perfect reference guide for the keen student and passionate theatre-goer alike.

Theatre Histories Book

Theatre Histories


  • Author : Phillip B. Zarrilli
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-03-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134042944

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Theatre Histories Excerpt :

This new edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers overviews of theatre and drama in many world cultures and periods together with case studies demonstrating the methods and interpretive approaches used by today's theatre historians. Completely revised and renewed in color, enhancements and new material include: a full-color text design with added timelines to each opening section a wealth of new color illustrations to help convey the vitality of performances described new case studies on African, Asian, and Western subjects a new chapter on modernism, and updated and expanded chapters and part introductions fuller definitions of terms and concepts throughout in a new glossary a re-designed support website offering links to new audio-visual resources, expanded bibliographies, approaches to teaching theatre and performance history, discussion questions relating to case studies and an online glossary.

The Performing Century Book

The Performing Century


  • Author : T. Davis
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2007-11-21
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230589483

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The Performing Century Excerpt :

This book looks at modes of performance and forms of theatre in Nineteenth-century Britain and Ireland. On subjects as varied as the vogue for fairy plays to the representation of economics to the work of a parliamentary committee in regulating theatres, the authors redefine what theatre and performance in the Nineteenth century might be.

Canadian Performance Histories and Historiograpies Book

Canadian Performance Histories and Historiograpies


  • Author : Heather Davis-Fisch
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-05-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 1770917756

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Canadian Performance Histories and Historiograpies Excerpt :

As Canada celebrates its 150th centenary, this volume asks what currently defines the nation's field of theatre and performance history.

The Routledge Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies Book

The Routledge Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies


  • Author : Erika Fischer-Lichte
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-04-03
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135083885

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The Routledge Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies Excerpt :

Erika Fischer-Lichte's introduction to the discipline of Theatre and Performance Studies is a strikingly authoritative and wide ranging guide to the study of theatre in all of its forms. Its three-part structure moves from the first steps in starting to think about performance, through to the diverse and interrelated concerns required of higher-level study: Part 1 – Central Concepts for Theatre and Performance Research – introduces the language and key ideas that are used to discuss and think about theatre: concepts of performance; the emergence of meaning; and the theatrical event as an experience shared by actors and spectators. Part 1 contextualizes these concepts by tracing the history of Theatre and Performance Studies as a discipline. Part 2 – Fields, Theories and Methods – looks at how to analyse a performance and how to conduct theatre-historiographical research. This section is concerned with the 'doing' of Theatre and Performance Studies: establishing and understanding different methodological approaches; using sources effectively; and building theoretical frameworks. Part 3 – Pushing Boundaries – expands on the lessons of Parts 1 and 2 in order to engage with theatre and performance in a global context. Part 3 introduces the concept of 'interweaving performance cultures'; explores the interrelation of theatre with the other arts; and develops a transformative aesthetics of performance. Case studies throughout the book root its theoretical discussion in theatrical practice. Focused accounts of plays, practitioners and performances map the development of Theatre and Performance Studies as an academic discipline, and of the theatre itself as an art form. This is the most comprehensive and sophisticated introduction to the field available, written by one of its foremost scholars.