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  • Books Received

Book reviews should be between 800 and 1,000 words for single book reviews (1,500 words for double book reviews) and conform to the current Chicago Manual of Style. Reviews should include title and publication information, current price of the book in both cloth and paper (if applicable), and length in pages, inclusive of front matter and appendices. Reviews should speak to the book’s strengths and/or weaknesses, its contribution to the field in relation to similar/competing volumes (if applicable), and the particular audiences to whom the book would be most helpful. Reviews should end with the name of the reviewer, followed by institutional affiliation. See the list of books received below.

Individuals interested in reviewing books for the JDTC may submit a statement of expertise or brief CV to Jocelyn L. Buckner, book review editor, at

Authors and presses may send review copies of books to:

Dr. Jocelyn L. Buckner, JDTC Book Review Editor
Department of Theatre
Chapman University
1 University Drive
Orange CA 92866


Ainsworth, Adam, Oliver Double, and Louise Peacock. Popular Performance. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.
Alston, Adam, and Martin Welton. Theatre in the Dark. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.
Angelaki, Vicky. Social and Political Theatre in 21st-Century Britain. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.
Aronson, Arnold. The History and Theory of Environmental Scenography, Second Edition. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018.
Auslander, Philip. Reactivations: Essays on Performance and Its Documentation. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2018.
*Babbage, Frances. Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre. London: Bloomsbury, 2018.
Bennett, Susan. Theory for Theatre Studies: Sound. London: Methuen Drama, 2019.
Bennett, Susan, and Sonia Massai. Ivo Van Hove: From Shakespeare to David Bowie. London: Methuen Drama, 2018.
Berzal de Dios, Javier. Visual Experiences in Cinquecento Theatrical Spaces. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2019.
*Black, Cheryl, and Jonathan Shandell, eds. Experiments in Democracy: Interracial and Cross-Cultural Exchange in American Theatre, 1912–1945. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2016.
Bleeker, Maaide, Adrian Kear, Joe Kelleher, and Heike Roms, eds. Thinking Through Theatre and Performance. London: Methuen Drama, 2019.
**Bloom, Katya, Barbara Adrian, Tom Casciero, Jennifer Mizenko, and Claire Porter. The Laban Workbook for Actors. London: Bloomsbury, 2018.
*Bowditch, Rachel, and Pegge Vissicaro. Performing Utopia. Chicago: Seagull Books, 2018.
Boyle, Michael Shane, Matt Cornish, and Brandon Woolf. Postdramatic Theatre and Form. London: Methuen Drama, 2019.
Brejzek, Thea, and Lawrence Wallen. The Model as Performance. London: Bloomsbury, 2018.
**Brodie, Geraldine. The Translator on Stage. London: Bloomsbury, 2018.
Buckner, Jocelyn L. A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage. New York: Routledge, 2016.
Bull, John. British Theatre Companies, 1965–1979. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017.
Calihman, Matthew, and Gerlad Early, eds. Approaches to Teaching Baraka’s Dutchman. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2018.
Cameron, David, Michael Anderson, and Rebecca Wotzko. Drama and Digital Arts Cultures. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.
Campbell, Ali. The Theatre of the Oppressed in Practice Today: An Introduction to the Work and Practices of Augusto Boal. London: Methuen Drama, 2019.
Carlson, Marla. Affect, Animals, and Autists: Feeling Around the Edges of the Human in Performance. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2018.
Carlson, Marvin. Shattering Hamlet’s Mirror: Theatre and Reality. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2016.
*Chambers, Claire. Performance Studies and Negative Epistemology. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017.
**Chow, Broderick, Eero Laine, and Claire Warden. Performance and Professional Wrestling. New York: Routledge, 2017.
Clericuzio, Alessandro. Tennessee Williams and Italy: A Transcultural Perspective. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Corcoran, Neil. Reading Shakespeare’s Soliloquies: Text, Theatre, Film. London: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2018.
Croall, Jonathan. Performing Hamlet: Actors in the Modern Age. London: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2018.
Crossley, Mark, and James Yarker. Devising Theatre with Stan’s Café. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.
Daddario, Will. Baroque, Venice, Theatre, Philosophy. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2018.
Day, Gary. The Story of Drama: Tragedy, Comedy and Sacrifice from the Greeks to the Present. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.
Dharwadker, Aparna Bhargava, ed. A Poetics of Modernity: Indian Theatre Theory, 1850 to the Present. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2019.
Dragicevich, Milan. The Persuasive Actor: Rhetorical Power on the Contemporary Stage. Indianapolis: Focus, 2019.
Dromgoole, Dominic. Hamlet Globe to Globe. New York: Grove Press, 2017.
Dudeck, Theresa Robbins, and Caitlin McClure, eds. Applied Improvisation: Leading, Collaborating, and Creating Beyond the Theatre...


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