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.

Read the Series Editor's post "The Fuzzy Edges of Contemporary Theater" on the Anthem Press Blog here!


Series Editor
S. E. Gontarski – Florida State University, USA

Editorial Board
Alan Ackerman – University of Toronto, Canada
Enoch Brater – University of Michigan, USA
Annamaria Cascetta – Università Cattolica, Italy
Robson Corrêa de Camargo – Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil
Stephen A. Di Benedetto – Michigan State University, USA
Stanton B. Garner, Jr. – University of Tennessee, USA
Lorenzo Mango – Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale", Italy
Anna McMullan – University of Reading, UK
Marcus Mota – Universidade Federal de Brasilia, Brazil
Martin Puchner – Harvard University, USA
Magda Romanska – Emerson College, USA
Krzystof Salata – Florida State University, USA
Tomasz Wiśniewski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
W. B. Worthen – Columbia University, USA

Proposals
We welcome submissions of proposals for challenging and original works from emerging and established scholars that meet the criteria of our series. We make prompt editorial decisions. Our titles are published in print and e-book editions and are subject to peer review by recognized authorities in the field. Should you wish to send in a proposal for a monograph (mid-length and full-length), edited collection or course book, please contact us at: proposal@anthempress.com.

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Art and Theatre as a Community of Practice in Eighteenth-Century France
Dialogues on Beckett

Dialogues on Beckett

By Antoni Libera & Janusz Pyda, Translated by Agnieszka Kolakowska

£70.00, $115.00  Hardback

February 2019

The Post-traumatic Theatre of Grotowski and Kantor

The Post-traumatic Theatre of Grotowski and Kantor

By Magda Romanska, Foreword by Kathleen Cioffi

£25.00, $40.00  Paperback

October 2014

£70.00, $115.00  Hardback

December 2012

On Beckett

On Beckett

Edited by S. E. Gontarski, Introduction by S. E. Gontarski

£25.00, $40.00  Paperback

January 2014

£70.00, $115.00  Hardback

December 2012

Sites of Performance

Sites of Performance

By Clark Lunberry

£70.00, $115.00  Hardback

January 2014

World Cinema and the Visual Arts

World Cinema and the Visual Arts

Edited by David Gallagher

£25.00, $40.00  Paperback

October 2013

£70.00, $115.00  Hardback

January 2012

Stages of Life

Stages of Life

By Kathryn Hansen

£25.00, $40.00  Paperback

January 2013

£70.00, $115.00  Hardback

October 2011

Molière on Stage

Molière on Stage

By Robert W. Goldsby

£70.00, $115.00  Hardback

April 2012

£24.99, $39.95  Paperback

April 2012

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