Dr Joslin McKinney
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
- Reading List
- PECI 2701: Creative Practice and Performance Contexts
- Recommended Reading
- Websites and blogs
- Contemporary and Postdramatic Performance
- Writing, Adaptation and Performance
- Other useful module reading:
- Applied Performance and the Intercultural
- Immersive and Scenographic Environments
PECI 2701: Creative Practice and Performance Contexts
Auslander, P. 1997. From acting to performance : essays in modernism and postmodernism. London: Routledge
Auslander, P. 1999 Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture. London: Routledge
Bennett, S. 1997. Theatre audiences : a theory of production and reception. London: Routledge.
Bishop, C. 2012. Artificial hells : participatory art and the politics of spectatorship. Verso: London
Bogart, A. 2007. And then, you act : making art in an unpredictable world. New York: Routledge
Bourriaud, N. 2002. Relational Aesthetics. Dijon, Les presses du réel.
Carlson, Marvin. 1996. Performance: A Critical Introduction. London: Routledge
Chatzichristodoulou, M. and Zerihan, R. 2012. Intimacy across visceral and digital performance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan
Conroy, C. 2009. Theatre & the body. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Davis, T. 2008. The Cambridge companion to performance studies [electronic resource]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Goffman, E. 1959. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. London: Penguin Books
Etchells, T. 1999. Certain fragments : contemporary performance and Forced Entertainment. New York: Routledge
Fischer-Lichte, E. 2008. The transformative power of performance : a new aesthetics Oxon: Routledge
Garner, S. 1994. Bodied spaces : phenomenology and performance in contemporary drama. Cornell University Press.
Harvie, J. and Lavender, A. eds. 201. Making contemporary theatre : international rehearsal processes. Manchester: Manchester University Press
Huxley, M and Witts, N. eds. 2002. The twentieth century performance reader. London: Routledge
Jackson, A. and Kidd, J. eds. 2011. Performing heritage : research, practice and innovation in museum theatre and live interpretation. Manchester: Manchester University Press
Johnson, D and Deirdre Heddon eds. 2016. It's all allowed : the performances of Adrian Howells. London: Intellect Live
Jurs-Munby, K., Carroll, J. and Giles, S. 2013. Postdramatic theatre and the political : international perspectives on contemporary performance. London: Bloomsbury.
Kaprow, A. 1966. Assemblage, environments & happenings. New York: Harry N. Abrams
Kaye, N. 1996. Art into theatre : performance interviews and documents. London: Routledge
Lehmann, H. 2006. Postdramatic Theatre. London: Routledge.
Machon, J. 2011. (Syn)aesthetics : redefining visceral performance. London: Palgrave Macmillan
Machon, J. 2013. Immersive theatres : intimacy and immediacy in contemporary performance. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan
McKenzie, J. Perform or else : from discipline to performance
McAuley, G. 1999. Space in performance : making meaning in the theatre. University of Michigan Press.
Oddey, A. and White C. 2006. The Potentials of Spaces : The Theory and Practice of Scenography and Performance. Bristol: Intellect
Phelan, P. 1996. Unmarked : the politics of performance. New York: Routledge
Quick, A. 2007. The Wooster Group work book. London: Routledge
Rancière, Jacques. 2009. The emancipated spectator. London: Verso
Savran, D. 1989. Breaking the rules : the Wooster Group. New York: Theatre Communications Group
Schechner, R. 2003. Performance Theory. 2nd edition. New York: Routledge
Schechner, R. 1994. Environmental theater. expanded 2nd ed. New York : Applause.
Schneider, R. 2011. Performing remains : art and war in times of theatrical reenactment. Oxon: Routledge
White, G. 2013. Audience Participation in Theatre : Aesthetics of the Invitation. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan.
The Following Journals are worth browsing:
Routledge Theatre and Performance Design Journal
Websites and blogs
Blog which describes and critiques examples of contemporary performance.
An extensive research where you can find documentation of avant-garde performance.
Wiki produced in collaboration with Creative Time detailing applied performance projects and examples of experimental pedagogies
Contemporary and Postdramatic Performance
Bachelard, G. 1969. The poetics of space. Boston: Beacon Press Books
Banes, S. and Lepecki, A. 2007. The senses in performance, Abingdon and New York: Routledge.
Brine, D. ed. 2008. The live art almanac.. London: Live Art Development Agency
Childs, N. & Walwin, J. 1998. A split second of paradise : live art, installation and performance. London: Rivers Oran Press
Garner, S. B. 1994. Bodied spaces : phenomenology and performance in contemporary drama, New York: Cornell University Press
Goldberg, R. 2001. Performance Art From Futurism to the Present. London: Thames and Hudson
Heathfield, A. 2004. “Alive” in Live : art and performance. London: Tate Publishing. pp. 6-13.
Heathfield, A. 2000 Small acts : performance, the millennium and the marking of time. London: Black Dog Publishing
Heddon, D. and Jennie Klein eds. 2012. Histories and practices of live art, New York: Palgrave Macmillan
Hill, L. and Paris, H. 2001. Guerilla Performance and Multimedia, New York: Continuum.
Keidan, L. and Mitchell CJ eds. 2007. Programme notes : case studies for locating experimental theatre. 2nd edition. London: Live Art Development Agency
Keidan, L. 2006. “This Must be the Place: Thoughts on Place, Placelessness and Live Art since the 1980s” in Hill, L. & Paris, H. eds. Performance and place London: Palgrave. pp. 8-18.
Johnson, D. 2015. The art of living : an oral history of performance art. Palgrave: London
Jones, A. 1998. Body art/performing the subject. Minneapolis: The University of Minnesota Press
Jones, A. 2012. Perform, repeat, record : live art in history. London: Intellect
Pearson, M. and Shanks, M. 2001. Theatre/archaeology. London: Routledge
Pearson, M. 2010. Site-specific performance. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Pearson, M. 2006. "In comes I" : performance, memory and landscape. Exeter: Exeter University Press
Rendell, J. 2010. Site-writing : the architecture of art criticism. London: I.B Tauris & Co
Writing, Adaptation and Performance
Drama Online (various plays and authors, reading set most weeks)
Accessible via library website:
(your University login)
Modern British Playwriting, Volumes for the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
(60s, 90s and 2000s available as ebooks via the library)
Behrndt, S and Turner, C (2007) Dramaturgy and performance, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Greig, N. (2005) Playwriting : a practical guide, London: Routledge, 2005.
Hutcheon, L. (2006) A theory of adaptation, London: Routledge
Jorgen B. G, and Hanssen, E (eds. 2013) Adaptation studies : new challenges, new directions. New York: Bloomsbury.
Chapple, F and Kattenbelt, C (eds. 2006) Intermediality in theatre and performance, Amsterdam: Rodopi.
Sanders, J. (2006) Adaptation and appropriation, London: Routledge.
Other useful module reading:
Ashton, E & Reinelt, J (2000) The Cambridge Companion to modern British women playwrights, Cambridge UP.
Ayckbourn, A (2004) The crafty art of playmaking, London : Faber and Faber.
Bay C. Lavender, A, Kattenbelt, C and Nelson, R (eds, 2010) Mapping intermediality in performance, Amsterdam: University Press
Cardwell, S. (2002) Adaptation revisited : television and the classic novel Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Cartmell, D. and Imelda Whelehan (eds. 1999) Adaptations : from text to screen, screen to text, London: Routledge,
Cartmell, D and Scott, M. (eds 2001) Talking Shakespeare : Shakespeare into the millennium Basingstoke: Palgrave
Eyre R. & Wright N. (2000) Changing stages : a view of British theatre in the twentieth century, London: Bloomsbury.
Geraghty, C. (2007)Now a major motion picture : film adaptations of literature and drama, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
McFarlane, B. (1996) Novel to film : an introduction to the theory of adaptation. Oxford: Clarendon Press
Sierz A. (2001) In-yer-face theatre : British drama today, London: Faber.
Stephenson H. and Langridge N. (1997) Rage and reason : women playwrights on playwriting, London : Methuen.
Wallis, M., and Shepherd, S. (1998) Studying plays. London: Arnold.
Both available electronically via the library
Applied Performance and the Intercultural
The 5 books in bold are particularly important for the practice we will develop.
Alfreds, M. 2013. Then what happens? : storytelling and adapting for the theatre. London: Nick Hern Books.
Anderson, M and O’Connor, P, eds. 2015. Applied theatre: Research : radical departures. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
Bharba, H.K. 1994. The Location of Culture. London: Routledge
Bishop, C. “Pedagogic Projects: ‘How do you bring a classroom to life as if it were a work of art?’ in Artificial hells : participatory art and the politics of spectatorship pp.241 - 274
Boal, A. 2002. Games for Actors and Non-Actors. 2nd edition. New York: Routledge
Brook, P. 1989. The shifting point : forty years of theatrical exploration, 1946-1987. London: Bloomsbury
Cohen-Cruz, J. 2010. Engaging performance : theatre as call and response. New York: Routledge
Coult, T and Kershaw, B. eds. 1983. Engineers of the Imagination The Welfare State Handbook. London: Methuen Publishing
Delgado, M. and Caridad Svich eds. 2002. Theatre in crisis? : performance manifestos for a new century. New York: Manchester University Press
Dewey, J. 1958. Art as Experience. New York: Capricorn
Dewey, J. 1966. Democracy and Education. New York: Free Press
Freire, P. 1999. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. New York: Continuum
Gallagher, Kathleen and Booth, David (eds.) (2003) How theatre educates : convergences and counterpoints with artists, scholars and advocates Toronto; London: University of Toronto Press
Garoian, C. 1999. Performing pedagogy : toward an art of politics. Albany: State University of New York Press
Jackson, S. 2011. Social works : performing art, supporting publics. Oxon: Routledge
_______.”What is the ‘Social’ in Social Practice? Comparing Experiments in Performance.” In The Cambridge companion to performance studies [electronic resource], edited by Tracy C. Davis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Jackson, T. 1993. Learning through theatre : new perspectives on Theatre in Education.2nd edition. London: Routledge
Jackson, A. 2007. Theatre, education and the making of meanings : art or instument?. Manchester: University Press.
Johnston, C. 1998. House of games : making theatre from everyday life. New York: Routledge
Johnstone, K. 2007. Impro : improvisation and the theatre. London: Methuen Drama
Knowles, R. 2010. Theatre & interculturalism. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Kuppers, P. 2007 Community performance : an introduction. Oxon: Routledge
Nicholson, H. 2005. Applied drama. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Nicholson, H. 2009. Theatre & Education. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Nicholson, H and Hughes, J. eds. 2016. Critical perspectives on applied theatre. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Prendergast, M and Saxton, J. 2009. Applied theatre : international case studies and challenges for practice. Bristol: Intellect
Prentki, T. and Preston, S. 2009. The applied theatre reader. London: Routledge
Spolin, V.1986. Theater games for the classroom : a teacher's handbook.Illinois: Northwestern University Press
Thompson, J. 2003 Applied Theatre: Bewilderment and Beyond. Oxford: P. Lang
Thompson, J. 2012. Performance affects : applied theatre and the end of effect. London: Palgrave Macmillan
Thompson, N. ed. 2012. Living as form : socially engaged art from 1991-2011. New York: Creative Time Books and MIT Press
White, G. 2015. Ed. Applied theatre : aesthetics. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
Willett, J. 1964. Brecht on Theatre. London: Methuen
Wooster, Roger (2007) Contemporary theatre in education, Bristol: Intellect
Immersive and Scenographic Environments
Alston, A. 2016. Beyond immersive theatre : aesthetics, politics and productive participation. London: Palgrave Macmillan
Aronson, Arnold. 1981. The history and theory of environmental scenography. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Research Press
Bell, Simon. 1999. Landscape : pattern, perception and process. London: Taylor and Francis
Crary, J. 2001. Suspensions of perception : attention, spectacle, and modern culture. London, MIT Press.
Crowther, P. 1993. Art and Embodiment: From Aesthetics to Self- Consciousness, Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press.
Crowther, P. 2009. Phenomenology of the visual arts (even the frame). Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.
Di Benedetto, S. 2006. Guiding Somatic Responses within Performative Structures. The senses in performance. Routledge.
Di Benedetto, S. 2010. The provocation of the senses in contemporary theatre. New York, Routledge.
Dixon, S. 2005. Digital performance : a history of new media in theater, dance, performance art, and installation. London, The MIT Press.
Dyson, F. 2009. Sounding new media : immersion and embodiment in the arts and culture. London, University of California Press.
Freshwater, H. 2009. Theatre & audience. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Gibson, J. J. 1979. The ecological approach to visual perception. Boston: Houghton Mifflin
Grau, O. 2003. Virtual art : from illusion to immersion. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.
Griffiths, A. 2008. Shivers down your spine : cinema, museums, and the immersive view. New York: Columbia University Press.
Grotowski, J. 1968. Towards a poor theatre. New York: Simon and Schuster.
Harvie, Jen. 2013. Fair play : art, performance and neoliberalism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Howard, Pamela. 2002. What Is Scenography? London: Routledge
Ingold, Tim. 2000. The perception of the environment : essays on livelihood, dwelling and skill. London: Routledge
Leder, D. 1990. The absent body. London: The University of Chicago Ltd.
Lehmann, H. 2006. Postdramatic Theatre. London: Routledge.
Hurley, E. 2010. Theatre & feeling. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Kaye, D. & Le Brechy, J. 2000. Sound and music for the theatre: the art and technique of design. Oxford: Focal Press.
Klich, R. & Scheer, E. 2011. Multimedia performance. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Machon, J. 2013. Immersive theatres : intimacy and immediacy in contemporary performance. London: Palgrave Macmillan
Machon, Josephine. 2009. (Syn)aesthetics : redefining visceral performance. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Merleau-Ponty, M. 1962. Phenomenology of Perception. London: Routledge.
Mcauley, G. 1999. Space in performance : making meaning in the theatre. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan.
McGinley, Paige. 2010. “A New Generation of Ensemble Performance.” Drama review : TDR. 54 (4): 11–38
Mckinney, J. & Butterworth, P. 2009. The Cambridge introduction to scenography. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Oddey, A and White, C. 2013. Modes of spectating. Bristol: Intellect Books
Pallasmaa, J. 2005. The eyes of the skin : architecture and the senses. Chichester John Wiley and Sons.
Schechner, Richard. 1994. Environmental theater. New York: Applause Books.
Welton, M. 2012 Feeling theatre, Hampshire, Palgrave Macmillan.
White, G. 2013. Audience Participation in Theatre: Aesthetics of the Invitation. London: Palgrave Macmillan
This list was last updated on 29/07/2016