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Module Reading List

Approaches to Theatre and Performance 1, 2021/22, Semester 1
Dr Lourdes Orozco
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Approaches to Theatre and Performance 1 – Semester 1, 2020-21


Text for Purchase 

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

Primary Texts (these will be the focus of our studies. Scripts/extracts/links will be provided through taught sessions).  

Stoker, Bram, Dracula (Penguin Books, 2004), Introduction by Maurice Hindle. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (LW 04/10/2021)  

Beckett, Samuel, Happy Days in The Complete Dramatic Works (London: Faber & Faber, 1990)  

Thompson, Selina, Salt (London: Faber & Faber, 2019)    

Recommended Reading (this is reading that we recommend to further your understanding of the primary texts and the module’s main inquiries)

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

Aston, Elaine, and George SavonaTheatre as Sign System : a Semiotics of Text and Performance (London: Routledge, 1991)

Babbage, Frances, Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre: Performing Literature (Methuen Drama Engage, 2017)

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 (London: Routledge, 2001)

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

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

Fischer-Lichte, Erika, The Routledge introduction to theatre and performance studies (London: Routledge, 2014)

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

Fisher, Mark, How to write about theatre (London: Bloomsbury, 2015) 

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

Fuchs, ElinorThe 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 (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)   

Laera, Margherita, Theatre and Adaptation: Return, Rewrite, Repeat (Bloomsbury, 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 (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 (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 13/09/2021