ANTHEM STUDIES IN THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE


Anthem Studies in Theatre and Performance takes a broad, global approach to cultural analysis to examine and critique a wide range of performative acts from the most traditional forms of theatre studies (music, theatre and dance) to more popular, less structured forms of cultural performance. The twenty-first century in particular has seen theatre and performance studies become a major perspective for examining, understanding and critiquing contemporary culture and its historical roots. In addition to traditional theatre studies, then, the series takes as its subject international folk performances, minstrel and music hall shows, vaudeville, burlesque, ballroom dance, rock concerts, professional wrestling, football and soccer matches, snake charming, American snake-handling religions, shamanism, street protests, Nascar or Formula 1 races, tractor pulls, fortune telling, circuses, techno-mobbing, the gestures of painting and writing, and even the performance that denies itself, that pretends that it is not play(ing). Performance is thus a vital manifestation of culture that is enacted, a form to be experienced, recorded, analysed and theorized. It is among the most useful and dynamic foci for the global study of culture.

 

Series Editor

S. E. Gontarski – Florida State University, USA

 

Editorial Board

Alan Ackerman – University of Toronto, Canada

Robson Corrêa de Camargo – Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil

Stephen A. Di Benedetto – University of Miami, USA

Herbert Blau – University of Washington, USA

Enoch Brater – University of Michigan, USA

Annamaria Cascetta – Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy

Christopher Innes – York University, Canada

Anna McMullan – University of Reading, UK

Martin Puchner – Harvard University, USA

Kris Salata – Florida State University, USA

W. B. Worthen – Barnard College, Columbia University, USA

 

Proposals

We welcome submissions of proposals for challenging and original works that meet the criteria of this series. We make prompt editorial decisions. Our titles are published simultaneously in print and eBook editions and are subject to peer review by recognized authorities in the field. Should you wish to send in a proposal for a collection of essays, a single or multi-authored monograph, or a course reader, please contact us at: proposal@anthempress.com

  1. 9781783082650
     
    The First English Translation of the Marathi Anticolonial Classic, with a Historical Analysis of Theatre in British India
    Translated with an Introduction by Rakesh H. Solomon

    This volume offers the first English translation of one of India’s most celebrated works of anticolonial resistance. It is also the first edition of the play to provide an extensive historical-critical commentary and to draw on a comprehensive range of colonial archival documents.
    PRICE:  £25.00  /  $40.00
    Buy from Amazon.co.uk  Buy from Amazon.com


    Paperback | March 2015 | ISBN 9781783084333

  2. Modern European Tragedy
     
    Exploring Crucial Plays
    Annamaria Cascetta

    The idea of the tragic has permeated Western culture for millennia, and has been expressed theatrically since the time of the ancient Greeks. However, it was in the Europe of the twentieth century – one of the most violent periods of human history – that the tragic form significantly developed. ‘Modern European Tragedy’ examines the consciousness of this era, drawing a picture of the development of the tragic through an in-depth analysis of some of the twentieth century’s most outstanding texts.
    PRICE:  £25.00  /  $40.00
    Buy from Amazon.co.uk  Buy from Amazon.com


    Paperback | March 2015 | ISBN 9781783084241

  3. The Post-traumatic Theatre of Grotowski and Kantor
     
    History and Holocaust in ‘Akropolis’ and ‘Dead Class’
    Magda Romanska, with a Foreword by Kathleen Cioffi

    This volume offers a historical and critical analysis of Grotowski’s ‘Akropolis’ and Kantor’s ‘Dead Class’, examining the ways that both directors represent Auschwitz in order to provide a new understanding of how translating trauma through the prism of performance can alter and deflect the meaning and reception of theatrical works.

    PRICE:  £25.00  /  $40.00
    Buy from Amazon.co.uk  Buy from Amazon.com


    Paperback | October 2014 | ISBN 9781783083213

  4. Sites of Performance
     
    Of Time and Memory
    Clark Lunberry

    ‘Sites of Performance: Of Time and Memory’ focuses on the impact of time and memory as they intersect and constitute the varied spaces of theatre, performance and installation art.
    PRICE:  £60.00  /  $99.00
    Buy from Amazon.co.uk  Buy from Amazon.com


    Hardback | October 2014 | ISBN 9781783082872

  5. 9781783082650
     
    The First English Translation of the Marathi Anticolonial Classic, with a Historical Analysis of Theatre in British India
    Translated with an Introduction by Rakesh H. Solomon

    This volume offers the first English translation of one of India’s most celebrated works of anticolonial resistance. It is also the first edition of the play to provide an extensive historical-critical commentary and to draw on a comprehensive range of colonial archival documents.
    PRICE:  £60.00  /  $99.00
    Buy from Amazon.co.uk  Buy from Amazon.com


    Hardback | July 2014 | ISBN 9781783082650

  6. Modern European Tragedy
     
    Exploring Crucial Plays
    Annamaria Cascetta

    The idea of the tragic has permeated Western culture for millennia, and has been expressed theatrically since the time of the ancient Greeks. However, it was in the Europe of the twentieth century – one of the most violent periods of human history – that the tragic form significantly developed. ‘Modern European Tragedy’ examines the consciousness of this era, drawing a picture of the development of the tragic through an in-depth analysis of some of the twentieth century’s most outstanding texts.
    PRICE:  £60.00  /  $99.00
    Buy from Amazon.co.uk  Buy from Amazon.com


    Hardback | May 2014 | ISBN 9781783081530

  7. Stages of Life
     
    Indian Theatre Autobiographies
    Kathryn Hansen

    Four autobiographies of early twentieth-century actors and playwrights are presented in English translation, with substantive chapters on the Parsi theatre and strategies for reading autobiography in the Indian context.

    PRICE:  £25.00  /  $40.00
    Buy from Amazon.co.uk  Buy from Amazon.com


    Paperback | December 2013 | ISBN 9781783080687

  8. The Post-traumatic Theatre of Grotowski and Kantor
     
    History and Holocaust in ‘Akropolis’ and ‘Dead Class’
    Magda Romanska, with a Foreword by Kathleen Cioffi

    This volume offers a historical and critical analysis of Grotowski’s ‘Akropolis’ and Kantor’s ‘Dead Class’, examining the ways that both directors represent Auschwitz in order to provide a new understanding of how translating trauma through the prism of performance can alter and deflect the meaning and reception of theatrical works.

    PRICE:  £60.00  /  $99.00
    Buy from Amazon.co.uk  Buy from Amazon.com


    Hardback | December 2012 | ISBN 9780857285164

  9. Molière on Stage
     
    What’s So Funny?
    Robert W. Goldsby

    ‘Molière on Stage’ takes the reader onstage, backstage and into the audience of Molière’s plays, and analyzes the performance of his works in both his own time and ours.

    PRICE:  £24.99  /  $39.95
    Buy from Amazon.co.uk  Buy from Amazon.com


    Paperback | April 2012 | ISBN 9780857284440

  10. Stages of Life
     
    Indian Theatre Autobiographies
    Kathryn Hansen

    Four autobiographies of early twentieth-century actors and playwrights are presented in English translation, with substantive chapters on the Parsi theatre and strategies for reading autobiography in the Indian context.

    PRICE:  £60.00  /  $99.00
    Buy from Amazon.co.uk  Buy from Amazon.com


    Hardback | October 2011 | ISBN 9780857286604