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Theatre and Social Justice (January 2020): Works Cited

by Martha Schmoyer LoMonaco

Works Cited

Angelaki, Vicky. Social and Political Theatre in 21st-Century Britain: Staging Crisis. Bloomsbury, 2017. (CH, Oct’17, 55-0548)

Applied Theatre: Economies, ed. by Molly Mullen. Bloomsbury, 2019.

Artaud, Antonin. The Theater and Its Double, Eng. trans. by Mary Caroline Richards. Grove Press, 1958.

Artistic Citizenship : Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis, ed. by David J. Elliott, Marissa Silverman, and Wayne D. Bowman. Oxford, 2016.

Beck, Julian. The Life of the Theatre: The Relation of the Artist to the Struggle of the People, City Lights, 1972; 2nd ed., Limelight, 1986.

Boal, Augusto. The Aesthetics of the Oppressed, Eng. trans. by Adrian Jackson. Routledge, 2006.

____. Games for Actors and Non-Actors, Eng. trans. by Adrian Jackson. Routledge, 1992; 2nd ed., 2002.

____. Hamlet and the Baker’s Son: My Life in Theatre and Politics, Eng. trans. by Adrian Jackson and Candida Baker. Routledge, 2001.

____. Legislative Theatre: Using Performance to Make Politics, Eng. trans. by Adrian Jackson. Routledge, 1998.

____. The Rainbow of Desire: The Boal Method of Theatre and Therapy, Eng. trans. by Adrian Jackson. Routledge, 1995.

____. The Theatre of the Oppressed, Eng. trans. by Charles A. and Maria-Odilia Leal McBride. Pluto Press, 1979 (CH, Dec’79).

A Boal Companion: Dialogues on Theatre and Cultural Politics, ed. by Jan Cohen-Cruz and Mady Schutzman. Routledge, 2006.

Brecht, Bertolt. Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic, edited and translated by John Willett. Hill and Wang, 1964 (CH, Jun’64).

Butler, Isaac, and Dan Kois. The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America. Bloomsbury, 2018.

Cohen-Cruz, Jan.  Engaging Performance: Theatre as Call and Response. Routledge, 2010.

____. Local Acts: Community-Based Performance in the United States. Rutgers, 2005 (CH, NOV’05, 43-1480).

____. Remapping Performance: Common Ground, Uncommon Partners. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Conquergood, Lorne Dwight.  Cultural Struggles: Performance, Ethnography, Praxis, ed. by E. Patrick Johnson. Michigan, 2013 (CH, Dec’13, 51-1973).

Crucibles of Crisis: Performing Social Change, ed. by Janelle Reinelt. Michigan, 1996 (CH, Feb’97, 34-3238).

Dail, Chrystyna. Stage for Action: U.S. Social Activist Theatre in the 1940s. Southern Illinois, 2016 (CH, May’17, 54-4163).

Davis, R. G. The San Francisco Mime Troupe: The First Ten Years. Ramparts, 1975 (CH, Jan’76).

Dharwadker, Aparna Bhargava. Theatres of Independence: Drama, Theory, and Urban Performance in India since 1947.  Iowa, 2005.

Drama and Social Justice: Theory, Research and Praxis in International Contexts, ed. by Kelly Freebody and Michael Finneran. Routledge, 2016.

Elam, Harry Justin. Taking It to the Streets: The Social Protest Theater of Luis Valdez and Amiri Baraka. Michigan, 1997.

Epskamp, C. P. Theatre in Search of Social Change: The Relative Significance of Different Theatrical Approaches, [Eng. trans. by Corrie Donner et al.]. Centre for the Study of Education in Developing Countries, 1989.

Ethnodrama: An Anthology of Reality Theatre, ed. by Johnny Saldaña. AltaMira Press, 2005.

Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Eng. trans. by Myra Bergman Ramos. Herder and Herder, 1970; 50th anniv. ed., Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.

Gallagher, Kathleen. Why Theatre Matters: Urban Youth, Engagement, and a Pedagogy of the Real. Toronto, 2014.

Himelstein, Morgan Y. Drama Was a Weapon: The Left-Wing Theatre in New York, 1929–1941. Rutgers, 1963.

Hyman, Colette A. Staging Strikes: Workers’ Theatre and the American Labor Movement. Temple, 1997 (CH, Nov’97, 35-1718).

Kershaw, Baz. The Politics of Performance:  Radical Theatre as Cultural Intervention. Routledge, 1992 (CH, Jan’93, 30-2596).

____. The Radical in Performance: Between Brecht and Baudrillard. Routledge, 1999 (CH, Apr’00, 37-4422).

Kushner, Tony. Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. Theatre Communications Group, 1991, 1993; rev. ed., 2013 (Pt. 2: Perestroika, CH, Sep’94, 32-0147).

Landy, Robert J., and David T. Montgomery. Theatre for Change: Education, Social Action and Therapy. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 (CH, Dec’12, 50-1988).

Leonard, Robert H., and Ann Kilkelly. Performing Communities: Grassroots Ensemble Theaters Deeply Rooted in Eight US Communities, ed. by Linda Frye Burnham. New Village Press, 2006.

Madison, D. Soyini. Acts of Activism: Human Rights as Radical Performance. Cambridge, 2010 (CH, Feb’11, 48-3193).

Malina, Judith. The Diaries of Judith Malina, 1947–1957. Grove, 1984.

____. The Enormous Despair. Random House, 1972.

____. Full Moon Stages: Personal Notes from 50 Years of The Living Theatre. Three Rooms Press, 2015.

Martin, Bradford D.  The Theater Is in the Street: Politics and Performance in Sixties America. Massachusetts, 2004 (CH, Jun’05, 42-5780).

McAvoy, Mary. Rehearsing Revolutions: The Labor Drama Experiment and Radical Activism in the Early Twentieth Century. Iowa, 2019 (CH, Nov’19, 57-0921).

Montez, Noe Wesley. Memory, Transitional Justice, and Theatre in Postdictatorship Argentina. Southern Illinois, 2018.

Nicholson, Helen. Applied Drama: The Gift of Theatre. Palgrave Macmillan, 2005; 2nd ed., 2014 (CH, May’06, 43-5200).

Orenstein, Claudia. Festive Revolutions: The Politics of Popular Theater and the San Francisco Mime Troupe. Mississippi Press, 1998 (CH, Jul’99, 36-6217).

Performance, Politics and Activism, ed. by Peter Lichtenfels and John Rouse. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

The Performance Studies Reader, ed. by Henry Bial. Taylor & Francis Group, 2004; 3rd ed., ed. by Henry Bial and Sara Brady, 2016.

Playing Boal: Theatre, Therapy, Activism, ed. by Mady Schutzman and Jan Cohen-Cruz. Routledge, 1994.

The Plays of the San Francisco Mime Troupe 2000–2016: The Bush-Obama Years, ed. by Michael Gene Sullivan. The San Francisco Mime Troupe, 2016. Available as ebook or free PDF download from San Francisco Mime Troupe,

Political and Protest Theatre after 9/11: Patriotic Dissent, ed. by Jenny Spencer.  Routledge, 2012.

Popular Theatre: A Sourcebook, ed. by Joel Schechter. Routledge, 2003.

Restaging the Sixties: Radical Theaters and Their Legacies, ed. by James M. Harding and Cindy Rosenthal. Michigan, 2007 (CH, Jul’07, 44-6163).

RiDE Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance. q. Routledge, 1995–.

The Rise of Performance Studies: Rethinking Richard Schechner’s Broad Spectrum, ed. by James M. Harding and Cindy Rosenthal. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Román, David. Acts of Intervention: Performance, Gay Culture, and AIDS. Indiana, 1998.

Routledge International Handbook of Social Justice, ed. by Michael Reisch. Routledge, 2014.

Saldaña, Johnny. Ethnotheatre: Research from Page to Stage. Routledge, 2011.

Samuel, Raphael, Ewan MacColl, and Stuart Cosgrove. Theatres of the Left, 1880–1935: Workers’ Theatre Movements in Britain and America. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1985.

The San Francisco Mime Troupe Reader, ed. by Susan Vaneta. Michigan, 2005 (CH, Dec’05, 43-2107).

Schechner, Richard. Performance Theory, rev. and exp. eds., Routledge, 1988; 2003. (First published as Essays on Performance Theory, 1970–1976. Drama Book Specialists, 1977.)

Shalson, Lara. Theatre & Protest. Palgrave, 2017.

Shank, Theodore. American Alternative Theatre. St. Martin’s Press, 1988 (CH, May’89, 26-5005); new and enl. ed., published as Beyond the Boundaries: American Alternative Theatre. Michigan 2002 (CH, Jun’03, 40-5722).

Staging Social Justice: Collaborating to Create Activist Theatre, ed. by Norma Bowles and Daniel-Raymond Nadon. Southern Illinois, 2013 (CH, Jan’14, 51-2587).

TDR/The Drama Review. q. MIT, 1955–.

Theater and Social Change, ed. by Alisa Solomon. Special issue of Theater 31.3 Duke. 31, no. 3 (Nov. 2001).

Theatre and Activism, ed. by Harry Elam. Special issue of Theatre Journal 55.4 Johns Hopkins. (Dec. 2003).

Theatre for Working-Class Audiences in the United States, 1830–1980, ed. by Bruce A. McConachie and Daniel Friedman. Greenwood, 1985.

Underiner, Tamara. L. Contemporary Theatre in Mayan Mexico: Death-Defying Acts. Texas, 2004.

Van Erven, Eugène. Radical People’s Theatre. Indiana, 1988 (CH, May’89).