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.
S. E. Gontarski – Florida State University, USA
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 di 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Essays and Criticism
“On Beckett: Essays and Criticism” is the first collection of writings about the Nobel Prize–winning author that covers the entire spectrum of his work, and also affords a rare glimpse of the private Beckett.
History and Holocaust in ‘Akropolis’ and ‘Dead Class’
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.
What’s So Funny?
‘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.
Indian Theatre Autobiographies
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.