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Welcome to Palgrave Macmillan’s microsite, exclusively for all award winning Theatre titles. We have selected a number of titles that have recently won awards in theatre and performance. To receive your discount, please enter the discount code CONF13 at checkout. Discount available until 31 December 2013.

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Artistic Literacy

Theatre Studies and a Contemporary Liberal Education

In this call for action, Nancy Kindelan argues that theatre's signature pedagogy of engagement plays a significant role in helping all undergraduates achieve...

Nancy Kindelan

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Refugees, Theatre and Crisis

Performing Global Identities

Using examples of refugee arts and theatrical activity since the 1990s, this book examines how the 'refugee crisis' has conditioned all arts and cultural...

"...Using examples of refugee arts and theatrical activity since the 1990s, this book examines how the 'refugee crisis' has conditioned all arts and cultural.... Using examples of refugee arts and theatrical activity since the 1990s, this book examines how the 'refugee crisis' has conditioned all arts and cultural activity with refugees in a world where globalization and migration go hand in hand.. 'Refugees, Theatre and Crisismarks a timely response to urgent political questions about the experie..."

Alison Jeffers

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Theatre under Louis XIV

Cross-Casting and the Performance of Gender in Drama, Ballet, and Opera

Cross-gender casting was an ongoing phenomenon in the French theatre during the reign of Louis XIV. Here, Prest explores the trend and related gender issues in...

Julia Prest

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American Puppet Modernism

Essays on the Material World in Performance

In American Puppet Modernism, Bell reveals how understanding puppetry is integral to understanding the nature of the material world in performance and in turn...

"...In American Puppet Modernism, Bell reveals how understanding puppetry is integral to understanding the nature of the material world in performance and in turn.... In American Puppet Modernism, Bell reveals how understanding puppetry is integral to understanding the nature of the material world in performance and in turn argues that the material world in performance is integral as a means of communication. Insightfully describing and analyzing different types of object performance from the 1860s..."

John Richard Bell

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Theatre, Youth, and Culture

A Critical and Historical Exploration

Winner of the 2013 AATE Distinguished Book Award! There is a complex relationship between performance, youth, and the shifting material circumstances under...

"...There is a complex relationship between performance, youth, and the shifting material circumstances under which theatre for children and youth—birth through.... There is a complex relationship between performance, youth, and the shifting material circumstances under which theatre for children and youth—birth through twenties—is generated and perceived. Offering multiple, intersecting narratives, this book explores different aspect of theatre for young audiences (TYA) using examples from theatri..."

Manon van de Water

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Between 1890 and 1918, over 125 American, English, Irish and AngloIndian plays by 70 dramatists were published in 14 American general interest periodicals...

"...Between 1890 and 1918, over 125 American, English, Irish and AngloIndian plays by 70 dramatists were published in 14 American general interest periodicals.... Between 1890 and 1918, over 125 American, English, Irish and AngloIndian plays by 70 dramatists were published in 14 American general interest periodicals aimed at the middle-class reader and consumer. Ranging from elite publications such as The Atlantic Monthly and Scribner's to more mid-level venues such as McClure's and Everybody's Mag..."

Susan Harris Smith

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Theatre and Globalization

Irish Drama in the Celtic Tiger Era

WINNER OF THE 2008 THEATRE BOOK PRIZE! Globalization is transforming theatre everywhere. As writers seek to exploit new opportunities to produce their work...

Patrick Lonergan

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American Puppet Modernism

Essays on the Material World in Performance

In American Puppet Modernism, Bell reveals how understanding puppetry is integral to understanding the nature of the material world in performance and in turn...

"...In American Puppet Modernism, Bell reveals how understanding puppetry is integral to understanding the nature of the material world in performance and in turn.... In American Puppet Modernism, Bell reveals how understanding puppetry is integral to understanding the nature of the material world in performance and in turn argues that the material world in performance is integral as a means of communication. Insightfully describing and analyzing different types of object performance from the 1860s..."

John Bell

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Dancing Communities

Performance, Difference and Connection in the Global City

Dancing Communities examines performances that create urban communities by blurring, or reinforcing, complex cultural and ethnic boundaries.

"...Dancing Communities examines performances that create urban communities by blurring, or reinforcing, complex cultural and ethnic boundaries.. Winner of the Book of the Year Award from the Ethnography Division of the National Communication Association 2008!   Dancing Communities is a landmark volume in dance scholarship, and examines performances that create urban communities by blurring, or reinforcing, complex cultural and ethnic boundaries. It argues that amateur and concert dance practices a..."

By Judith Hamera, Janelle Reinelt and Brian Singleton

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Loss and Cultural Remains in Performance

The Ghosts of the Franklin Expedition

Argues that performance is a crucial way of understanding the affective intercultural impact of the disappearance of John Franklin’s Northwest Passage...

"...Argues that performance is a crucial way of understanding the affective intercultural impact of the disappearance of John Franklin’s Northwest Passage.... In 1845, John Franklin's Northwest Passage expedition disappeared. The expedition left a remarkable archive of performative remains that entice one to consider the tension between material remains and memory, to contemplate how affect influences historical narratives, and to reflect on how substitution and surrogation work alongside mourning ..."

Heather Davis-Fisch

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Performance and Cosmopolitics

Cross-cultural Transactions in Australasia

This ground-breaking study of cross-cultural theatre in the Australasian region focuses on theatrical events and practices in avant-garde and mainstream...

By Helen Gilbert and Jacqueline Lo

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Disability Culture and Community Performance

Find a Strange and Twisted Shape

Performances in hospices and on beaches; cross-cultural myth making in Wales, New Zealand and the US; communal poetry among mental health system survivors:...

"...Performances in hospices and on beaches; cross-cultural myth making in Wales, New Zealand and the US; communal poetry among mental health system survivors:.... Performances in hospices and on beaches; cross-cultural myth making in Wales, New Zealand and the US; communal poetry among mental health system survivors: this book presents a senior practitioner/critic's exploration of arts-based research processes sustained over more than a decade - a subtle engagement with disability culture.. ..."

Petra Kuppers

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Disability Culture and Community Performance

Find a Strange and Twisted Shape

Performances in hospices and on beaches; cross-cultural myth making in Wales, New Zealand and the US; communal poetry among mental health system survivors:...

Petra Kuppers

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Winner of the MRDS 2013 David Bevington Award for Best New Book in Early Drama Studies! Many unspoken assumptions permeated the experience of performance...

Erika T. Lin

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Baggy Pants Comedy

Burlesque and the Oral Tradition

A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2012! Baggy Pants Comedy takes readers inside the burlesque houses of Depression-era America to explore the role of...

Andrew Davis

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This is an interdisciplinary study of children on the Victorian stage, examining the social and historical context in which children worked in the theatre...

Anne Varty

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Between 1890 and 1918, over 125 American, English, Irish and AngloIndian plays by 70 dramatists were published in 14 American general interest periodicals...

"...Between 1890 and 1918, over 125 American, English, Irish and AngloIndian plays by 70 dramatists were published in 14 American general interest periodicals.... Between 1890 and 1918, over 125 American, English, Irish and AngloIndian plays by 70 dramatists were published in 14 American general interest periodicals aimed at the middle-class reader and consumer. Ranging from elite publications such as The Atlantic Monthly and Scribner's to more mid-level venues such as McClure's and Everybody's Mag..."

Susan Harris Smith

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Globalization is transforming theatre everywhere. As writers seek new opportunities to produce their work internationally, audiences are seeing the world and...

Patrick Lonergan

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No play in the history of the American stage has been as ubiquitous and as widely viewed as Uncle Tom's Cabin. This book traces the major dramatizations of...

John W. Frick Jr.

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This book takes performance studies in exciting new directions, exploring the ways in which ethics can be used to understand the complex questions facing...

"...This book takes performance studies in exciting new directions, exploring the ways in which ethics can be used to understand the complex questions facing.... This book takes performance studies in exciting new directions, exploring the ways in which ethics can be used to understand the complex questions facing contemporary spectators. Engaging with five key performances, the book reflects on the emotional and intellectual impacts of politically inflected performance on spectators, critics and t..."

Helena Grehan

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Performance and Cosmopolitics

Cross-cultural Transactions in Australasia

Performance and Cosmopolitics is a ground-breaking study of cross-cultural theater in the Australasian region.

"...Performance and Cosmopolitics is a ground-breaking study of cross-cultural theater in the Australasian region.. Performance and Cosmopolitics is a ground-breaking study of cross-cultural theatre in the Australasian region. Focusing on a range of theatrical events and practices in avant-garde, mainstream and community contexts, this book explores the cultural, political and ethical dimensions of Australia's engagement with Asia. Aboriginal theatre is also featured as an important aspect of regio..."

By Helen Gilbert, Jacqueline Lo, Janelle Reinelt and Brian Singleton

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Dancing Communities

Performance, Difference and Connection in the Global City

Dancers create 'civic culture' as performances for public consumption and vernaculars connecting individuals with little in common. Examining performance and...

Judith Hamera

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Theatre under Louis XIV

Cross-Casting and the Performance of Gender in Drama, Ballet and Opera

This book explores the fascinating phenomenon of cross-casting and related gender issues in different theatrical genres and different performance contexts...

"...This book explores the fascinating phenomenon of cross-casting and related gender issues in different theatrical genres and different performance contexts.... This book explores the fascinating phenomenon of cross-casting and related gender issues in different theatrical genres and different performance contexts during the heyday of French theatre. Although professional acting troupes under Louis XIV were mixed, cross-casting remained an important feature of French court ballet (in which the Ki..."

Julia Prest

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