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PtP Reading List

Performing the Past, 2021/22, Semester 1
Dr Helen Iball
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Core Reading 

Holman, Robert, Rafts and Dreams (London: Bloomsbury, 2013 [1990]) 

Macmillan, Duncan, 'Lungs', in Duncan Macmillan:  Plays One (London: Oberon Books, 2016)

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primary sources

Eldridge, David, Robert Holman, and Simon Stephens, A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky (London: Bloomsbury, 2013 [2010])

Holman, Robert, Bad Weather (London: Bloomsbury, 2015 [1998])

———, Making Noise Quietly (London: Bloomsbury, 2015 [1986])

———, The Natural Cause (London: Nick Hern Books, 2019 [1974]) 

Macmillan, Duncan, Plays One (London: Oberon Books, 2016)

secondary sources: concepts and contexts

Auslander, Philip, Liveness: Performance in a Mediated Culture (London: Routledge, 2008 [1999])

Angelaki, Vicky, Social and Political Theatre in 21st-Century Britain: Staging Crisis (London: Bloomsbury, 2017)

Christensen, Jon, Ursula K. Heise, and Michelle Niemann, eds., The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities (London ; Routledge, 2017) 

Davis, Colin, and Hanna Meretoja, eds., The Routledge Companion to Literature and Trauma (London: Routledge, 2020) 

Dennis, Cutchins, Krebs Katja, and Voigts Eckart, eds., The Routledge Companion To Adaptation (London: Routledge, 2020)

Eckersall, Peter, and Helena Grehan, eds., The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics (London: Routledge, 2019)

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

Goode, Chris, The Forest and the Field: Changing Theatre in a Changing World (London: Oberon, 2015)

Klich, Rosemary and Edward Scheer, eds., Multimedia Performance (London: Macmillan, 2011)

Milling, Jane, ed., Modern British Playwriting: The 1980s: Voices, Documents, New Interpretations (London: Bloomsbury Methuen, 2012)

Radosavljević, Duška, Theatre-Making: Interplay between Text and Performance in the 21st Century (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

Rebellato, Dan, ed., Modern British Playwriting, 2000-2009 Voices, Documents, New Interpretations (London: Bloomsbury Methuen, 2013)

Shepherd-Barr, Kirsten, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Theatre and Science (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020)

Sierz, Aleks, ed.,   Modern British Playwriting:The 1990s: Voices, Documents, New Interpretations (London: Bloomsbury Methuen, 2012)

Sofer, Andrew, Dark Matter: Invisibility in Drama, Theater, and Performance  (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2013)

———, The Stage Life of Props (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2003)

States, Bert O., Great Reckonings in Little Rooms: On the Phenomenology of Theater (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2019 [1985]) <>

Woynarski, Lisa, Adelina Ong, Tanja Beer, et al, ‘Dossier: Climate Change and the Decolonized Future of Theatre’, Theatre Research International, 45.2 (2020), 179–208 <>

Young-Eisendrath, Polly, and Terence Dawson, eds., The Cambridge Companion to Jung (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008) <>


This list was last updated on 26/07/2021