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Module Reading List

Individual Project, 2021/22, Semester F07
Dr Tony Gardner
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Ackroyd. J ed. (2006) Research methodologies for drama education ISBN: 1858563232 Stoke-on-Trent :Trentham 

Blaxter Loraine, et al (2007) How to Research Buckingham: Open University Press 3rd edition

Cohen, Louis et al (2007) Research Methods in Education, Oxon: Routledge (e-book)

Denscombe, Martyn (2007) The Good Research Guide Buckingham: Open University Press 3rd edition

Gray, D (2004) Doing Research in the Real World London: Sage

Hart, C (2004) Doing a Literature Review London: Sage

Holstein, I (2004) Inside interviewing London: Sage

Oliver, P (2003) The Students’ Guide to Research Ethics London: Open University

Salkind, N (2004) Statistics for People Who Think They Hate Statistics London: Sage

Wolfreys, J (2004) Critical keywords in literary and cultural theory ISBN: 0333960599 (pbk); 0333960580 London: Palgrave

For projects involving designing audience experience  


Bayliss A, Palmer S, Hales D, Sheridan JG. 2009. (Re)searching through play: play as a framework and methodology for collaborative design processes. International Journal of Arts and Technology. 2(1-2), pp. 5-21  e-print available  

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

Bourriaud, N. 2002. Relational Aesthetics. Dijon, Les presses du réel.

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

Freshwater, H (2009) Theatre & audience , Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Frieze, J (2016) Reframing Immersive Theatre: The Politics and Pragmatics of Participatory Performance, London: Palgrave Macmillan

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.

Groot Nibbelinck, L. 2019 Nomadic theatre : mobilizing theory and practice on the European stage, London: Bloomsbury

Harvie, J. & Lavender, A. eds. 2010. Making contemporary theatre : international rehearsal processes. Manchester: Manchester University Press

Johnson, D & Heddon, D. eds. 2016. It's all allowed : the performances of Adrian Howells. London: Intellect Live  

Kolesch, D. et al, 2019. Staging spectators in immersive performances : commit yourself! ISBN: 9780367187965 (hardback); 9780429198274 (eBook), London: Routledge  

McConachie, Bruce, 2008. Engaging Audiences: A Cognitive Approach to Spectating in the Theatre, New York: Palgrave Macmillan [available as eBook]

Machon, J. 2009. (Syn)aesthetics: Redefining Visceral Performance, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan [available as eBook]

Machon, J. 2013 Immersive Theatres: Intimacy and immediacy in contemporary performance, Basingstoke: Palgrave [available as eBook]

McKinney, J. 2005 ‘Projection and Transaction: the spatial operation of scenography’ in Performance research : a journal of performing arts. 10 (4), pp.128 - 137

McKinney, J. 2008. The nature of communication between scenography and its audiencesPhD Thesis, University of Leeds [available as e-thesis]

Palmer S & Popat S. 2007. Dancing in the Streets: The sensuous manifold as a concept for designing experienceInternational journal of performance arts and digital media. 2(3), pp. 297-314  

Reynolds, D & Reason, M. (eds) 2012. Kinesthetic Empathy in Creative and Cultural Practices, Bristol: Intellect [available as Ebook]

Salter. C. 2010. Entangled : technology and the transformation of performance , Cambridge, Mass. MIT Press

Schweitzer, M & Zerdy, J. 2014 Performing objects and theatrical things , Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Shaughnessy, Nicola (ed.) 2013. Affective performance and cognitive science : body, brain and being , London: Methuen Bloomsbury  

Shearing, David 2015. Audience Immersion and the Experience of Scenography PhD Thesis, University of Leeds [e-thesis]

Spence, J & Benford, S. 2018. Sensibility, Narcissism and Affect: Using Immersive Practices in Design for Embodied Experience, Multimodal Technologies Interaction. 2, 15. [available online]

States, Bert O 1985 Great reckonings in little rooms : on the phenomenology of theatre Berkeley, Los Angeles, London :University of California Press.

Welton, Martin. 2012. Feeling Theatre, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan [available as eBook]

White, G. 2013. Audience Participation in Theatre : Aesthetics of the Invitation. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan.

Practice as research

Barrett, E and Bolt, B (2010) Practice as research: approaches to creative arts enquiry. London: I.B. Tauris

Freeman, J. (2010). Blood Sweat and Theory: Research Through Practice in Performance. London: Libra Books.

McKinney JE, Iball H. 2011. Researching Scenography. In: Kershaw B; Nicholson H (eds.) Research Methods in Theatre and Performance. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 111-136    

Nelson, Robin (2006) ‘Practice-as-research and the Problem of Knowledge’, in Performance research : a journal of performing arts. Vol 11, No. 4 (Winter), 105-116. 

Nelson, Robin (2013) Practice as research in the arts : principles, protocols, pedagogies, resistances , Palgrave

Smith, H and Dean, RT (2009) Practice-led research, research-led practice in the creative arts Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Trimingham, Melissa (2002) 'A Methodology for Practice as Research', Studies in theatre and performance.  22 (1): 54-60.

This list was last updated on 20/05/2019