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Module Reading List

Approaches to Theatre and Performance, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Lourdes Orozco
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Approaches to Theatre and Performance (2019-20): Reading List

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Bleeker, Maaike, Adrian Kear, Joe Kelleher, and Heike Roms, eds., Thinking Through Theatre and Performance (London: Methuen, 2019)


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Rapley, Chris, and Duncan Macmillan, 2071 (first performed: Royal Court Theatre, London, 2014)


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Angelaki, Vicky, Theatre & Environment (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)   

Aston, Elaine, and George Savona, Theatre as sign system : a semiotics of text and performance ISBN: 0415049326 (paper ; cloth); 0415049318 (London: Routledge, 1991)

Bennett, Susan, Theatre Audiences: A Theory of Production and Reception (London: Routledge, 1997)

Bleeker, Maaike, Visuality in Theatre: The Locus of Looking (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)

Candin, Fiona, and Raiford Guins, eds., The Object Reader (London: Routledge, 2009)

Causey, Matthew, Theatre and Performance in Digital Culture: From Simulation to Embeddedness (London: Routledge, 2006)

Chauduri, Una, '"There Must be a Lot of Fish in that Lake": Toward an Ecological Theater', Theater, 25.1 (1994), 23-31.

Chauduri, Una, Staging Place: The Geography of Modern Drama (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996)   

Clark, Laurie Beth, Richard Gough, and Daniel Watt, eds., 'On Objects', Performance Research, 12.4 (2010)

Counsell, Colin, and Laurie Wolf, eds., Performance analysis : an introductory coursebook ISBN: 0415224071 (pbk. ; cased) : No price; 0415224063 (London: Routledge, 2001)

Delgado, Maria, and Dan Rebellato, eds., Contemporary European Theatre Directors (London: Routledge, 2010)

Elam, Keir, The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama (London: Methuen, 1980)

Fischer-Lichte, Erika, The Routledge introduction to theatre and performance studies ISBN: 9780415504201 (pbk : alk. paper); 9780415504195 (hbk : alk. paper); 0415504198 (hbk : alk. paper); 0415504201 (pbk : alk. paper); 9780203068731 (ebk) (London: Routledge, 2014)

Fischer-Lichte, Erika, The Transformative Power of Performance: A New Aesthetics (London: Routledge, 2008)

Fisher, Mark, How to write about theatre ISBN: 9781472520562 (e-book) (London: Bloomsbury, 2015) 

Fowler, Benjamin, ed., The Theatre of Katie Mitchell (London: Routledge, 2018)

Freshwater, Helen, Theatre & Audience (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

Fuchs, Elinor, The Death of Character: Perspectives on Theatre after Modernism (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996)

Giannachi, Gabriella, and Nick Kaye, Performing Presence: Between the Live and the Simulated (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011)

Grehan, Helena, Performance, Ethics and Spectatorship in a Global Age (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

Harvie, Jen, and Andy Lavender, Making contemporary theatre : international rehearsal processes (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010)

Heddon, Deirdre, and Jane Milling, Devising performance : a critical history ISBN: 1403906637 (pbk) : £14.99; 1403906629 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) 

Ingold, Tim, The Perception of the Environment (London: Routledge, 2000)

Kelleher, Joe, Theatre & Politics (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

Kershaw, Baz, Theatre Ecology: Environments and Performance Events (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007)

Kershaw, Baz, The Politics of Performance: Radical Theatre as Cultural Intervention (London: Routledge, 1992)

Klich, Rosemary, and Edward Sheer, Multimedia Performance (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

Knowles, Ric, Reading the Material Theatre (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004)

Knowles, Ric, How Theatre Means (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)   

Ledger, Adam, The Director and Directing: Craft, Process and Aesthetic in Contemporary Theatre (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)    

Lehmann, Hans-Thies, Postdramatic Theatre, trans. Karen Jurs-Munby (London: Routledge, 2006)

Mangan, Michael, The theater, drama and performance companion ISBN: 9780230551657 (pbk.) : £16.99; 0230551653 (pbk.) : £16.99 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

McKinney, Joslin, and Scott Palmer, eds., Scenography Expanded: An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design (London: Bloomsbury Methuen, 2017)

Mitchell, Katie, The Director's Craft: A Handbook for the Theatre (London: Routledge, 2009)

Pearson, Mike, and Michael Shanks, Theatre/Archaeology (London: Routledge, 2001)

Radosavljevic, Duska, Theatre criticism : changing landscapes ISBN: 9781472577108 (e-book) (London: Bloomsbury, 2016)

Radosavljevic, Duska, Theatre-Making: Interplay Between Text and Performance in the 21st Century (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

Rae, Paul, Theatre & Human Rights (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

Reason, Matthew, Documentation, Disappearance and the Representation of Live Performance (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)


This list was last updated on 27/08/2019