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Exeter Performance Studies

Exeter Performance Studies aims to publish the best new scholarship from a variety of sources, presenting established authors alongside innovative work from new scholars. The list explores critically the relationship between theatre and history, relating performance studies to broader political, social and cultural contexts. It also includes titles which document and offer access to previously unavailable material.

The series editors are Graham Ley, Professor in Drama and Theory at the University of Exeter; Steve Nicholson, Reader in Twentieth-Century Drama at the University of Sheffield; and Peter Thomson, Professor of Drama at the University of Exeter.

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Ancient Greek and Contemporary Performance


This collection of essays connects antiquity with the present by debating the current conceptions of performance theory and the insistence on a limited version of ‘the contemporary’. These essays explore historical performance in ancient Greece and link it to wider reflections on cultural theory.





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9780859898911 | Published: 2014
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9780859899833 | Published: 2015
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9780859899642 | Published: 2015
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British South Asian Theatres


Drawing on archive material and a series of personal interviews, this exciting new book reverses the neglect of this vital element in the history of contemporary theatre – the vibrant presence of South Asians in theatre in Britain.





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9780859898331 | Published: 2012
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9780859898324 | Published: 2012
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British Theatre And The Red Peril


British Theatre and the Red Peril examines how communism was portrayed in plays in the British theatre between 1917 and 1945, and how at a time when the capitalist system seemed on the verge of collapse, the theatre played a significant part in communicating and manipulating political propaganda in order to influence audiences.

 





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9780859896375 | Published: 1999
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9780859896368 | Published: 1999
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The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 Volume 1


This is the first of a four volume analysis of British theatre censorship from 1900 - 1968, based on previously undocumented material in the Lord Chamberlain's Correspondence archives. It covers the period before 1932, when theatre was seen as a crucial medium with the power to shape society, determining what people believed and how they behaved.





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9780859896382 | Published: 2003
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9780859899031 | Published: 2015
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The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 Volume 2


This is the second part of a four-volume analysis of British theatre censorship from 1900 - 1968, based on previously undocumented material in the Lord Chamberlain’s Correspondence Archives. It covers the period from 1933 to 1952, and focuses on theatre censorship during the period before, during and after the Second World War.





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9780859896979 | Published: 2005
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9780859899048 | Published: 2015
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The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 Volume 3


This is the third part of Steve Nicholson’s four-volume analysis of British theatre censorship from 1900 until 1968, based on previously undocumented material in the Lord Chamberlain’s Correspondence Archives in the British Library and the Royal Archives at Windsor.





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9780859897501 | Published: 2011
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9780859899055 | Published: 2015
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The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 Volume 4


This book is the fourth volume in the expanded definitive survey, covering the period 1960-1968. Steve Nicholson’s four-volume analysis of British theatre censorship from 1900 until 1968 is based on previously undocumented material in the Lord Chamberlain’s Correspondence Archives in the British Library and the Royal Archives at Windsor.





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9780859898461 | Published: 2015
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9780859899888 | Published: 2015
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Critical Essays on British South Asian Theatre


This volume is an edited collection of critical essays on British Asian theatre. It includes contributions from a number of researchers who have been active in the field for a substantial period of time.





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9780859898355 | Published: 2012
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9780859899093 | Published: 2015
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Eighteenth-Century Brechtians


New in paperback. Eighteenth-Century Brechtians is a collection of essays by a well-known author on comic and radical political theatre.  It looks at stage satires by John Gay, Henry Fielding, George Farquhar, Charlotte Charke, David Garrick and their contemporaries through the lens of Brecht’s theory and practice.





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9780859893350 | Published: 2018
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9780859899970 | Published: 2016
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9780859892155 | Published: 2017
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9780859892087 | Published: 2017
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Forms of Conflict


This is a full-length study of the representation of contemporary warfare on the British stage and investigates the strategies deployed by theatre practitioners in Britain as they meet the representational challenges posed by the ‘new wars’ of the global era.





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9780859899949 | Published: 2016
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9780859899932 | Published: 2016
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9780859890830 | Published: 2018
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9780859891080 | Published: 2018
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