Monthly Archives: June 2020

Theatre and Ecology

Maya Roth, Editor   The Drama and Theatre of Sarah Ruhl By Amy Muse Reviewed by John Bray A Player and a Gentleman: The Diary of Harry Watkins, Nineteenth-Century US American Actor Edited by Amy E. Hughes and Naomi J. Stubbs Reviewed by Amy B. Huang Theatre, Performance and Cognition: Languages, Bodies and Ecologies Edited […]

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Books Received

If you would like to write a review for JADT, please contact our current book review editor Maya Roth at mer46@georgetown.edu. If you know of a book that would be suitable for review in JADT, please arrange for a copy to be mailed to the Editors, JADT/Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 […]

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The History and Theory of Environmental Scenography

The History and Theory of Environmental Scenography. Arnold Aronson. London: Methuen Drama Publishing, 2018; Pp. 254. Arnold Aronson originally published The History and Theory of Environmental Scenography in 1981 when the term “environmental,” then recently popularized by Richard Schechner, had not yet lost ground to terms with more current purchase like “site-specific” and “immersive.” In […]

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The Drama and Theatre of Sarah Ruhl

The Drama and Theatre of Sarah Ruhl. Amy Muse. London: Methuen Drama Critical Companion Series, 2018; Pp. 215 + xv. Amy Muse’s The Drama and Theatre of Sarah Ruhl offers an insightful reading of the works of one of the U.S.’s most prolific contemporary playwrights. Since the premiere of Passion Play at Trinity Rep in […]

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A Player and a Gentleman: The Diary of Harry Watkins, Nineteenth-Century US American Actor

A Player and a Gentleman: The Diary of Harry Watkins, Nineteenth-Century US American Actor. Edited by Amy E. Hughes and Naomi J. Stubbs. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2018; Pp. 353. What did it mean to strive after a life in the theatre in the United States in the antebellum period? Recent works by […]

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Theatre, Performance and Cognition: Languages, Bodies and Ecologies

Theatre, Performance and Cognition: Languages, Bodies and Ecologies. Edited by Rhonda Blair and Amy Cook. London: Bloomsbury, 2016; Pp. 243+xii. Rhonda Blair and Amy Cook’s co-edited volume Theatre, Performance and Cognition: Languages, Bodies and Ecologies advances the cross-disciplinary discourse inspired by the cognitive turn by interrogating the ways practitioners and audiences make meaning through our […]

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