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PECI1710 Interdisciplinary Perspectives Reading List

Performance, Theatre and Music: interdisciplinary approaches, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Dr Kara McKechnie
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Liberal Arts – PECI1710 – Performance, Theatre & Music: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Reading List

NB: Resources in preparation for sessions are often made available via the VLE module room

Alexander, Jeffrey C., Bernhard Giesen, Jason L. Mast (eds, 2006) Social performance : symbolic action, cultural pragmatics, and ritual , Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press.

Allain, Paul & Jen Harvie (2014) The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance , London: Routledge.

Brayshaw, Theresa & Noel Witts (2014) The twentieth century performance reader London ; New York : Routledge, 2014. (available online via the library)

Bruhn, Jorgen, Anne Gjelsvik & Eirik Frisvold Hanssen Adaptation studies : new challenges, new directions . London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013. (available online via the library)

Clayton, Martin, Trevor Herbert & Richard Middleton (2012) The Cultural Study of Music , New Yorks: Routledge.

DeNora, Tia (2003) After Adorno : rethinking music sociology Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.

Hesmondhalgh David (2007) The cultural industries Los Angeles ; London: Sage

Shepherd, John & Kyle Devine (2015) The Routledge reader on the sociology of music , Abingdon: Routledge.

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The Cambridge Companion (all available as ebooks via the library)

David Wiles  and  Christine Dymkowski (2012)

The Cambridge Companion to Theatre History

Online Publication: February 2013.

Michael Higgins  ,  Clarissa Smith  and  John Storey (2010)

The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture

Online Publication: September 2010.

Mervyn Cooke (2005) The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Opera

Online Publication: September 2011.

Nicholas Till (2012) The Cambridge Companion to Opera Studies

Online Publication: December 2012

Tracy C. Davis (2008) The Cambridge Companion to Performance Studies

Online Publication: January 2009


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Theatre And (Palgrave MacMillan)

Some available through the library, but inexpensive to buy (£6.99)

(a number of titles on order as ebooks!)


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Decades of Modern British Playwriting, the 1950s to the 2000s (Bloomsbury Publishing) se-type=exact&se=Decades+ of+ Modern+ British+ Playwriting

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Online resource

Drama Online

Huge number of contemporary play texts, accompanied by extensive information on playwrights, genres, periods, context & criticism.

This list was last updated on 21/09/2016