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Roach, Joseph R. 1947-

Works: 59 works in 149 publications in 2 languages and 5,100 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Pictorial works  Interviews  Records and correspondence  Academic theses  Portraits  Architectural drawings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other, Speaker, Creator, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Joseph R Roach
Most widely held works by Joseph R Roach
It by Joseph R Roach( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That mysterious characteristic "It"--"the easily perceived but hard-to-define quality possessed by abnormally interesting people"--Roach traces the origins of "It" back to the period following the Restoration, persuasively linking the sex appeal of today's celebrity figures with the attraction of those who lived centuries before. The book includes guest appearances by King Charles II, Samuel Pepys, Flo Ziegfeld, Johnny Depp, Elinor Glyn, Clara Bow, the Second Duke of Buckingham, John Dryden, Michael Jackson, and Lady Diana, among others.--Publisher's description
Critical theory and performance( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Critical Theory and Performance presents a broad range of critical and theoretical methods and applies them to contemporary and historical performance genres—from stage plays, dance-dramas, performance art, cabaret, stand-up comedy, and jazz to circus, street theater, and shamanistic ritual. As the first comprehensive introduction to critical theory's rich and diverse contributions to the study of drama, theater, and performance, the book has been highly influential for more than a decade in providing fertile ground for academic investigations in the lively field of performance studies.This updated and expanded edition presents nineteen new essays by the field's leading scholars and practitioners as well as new critical introductions by editors Janelle G. Reinelt and Joseph R. Roach. Reflecting recent trends in performance studies, this revised edition now includes discussions of critical race theory, postcolonial studies, gender and sexualities, and mediatized cultures. The resulting volume is a unique and indispensable tool for critics, teachers, and students that paves the way for future scholarship."
The player's passion : studies in the science of acting by Joseph R Roach( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de invloed van de theorieën over het functioneren van lichaam en geest op acteerstijlen van de 17e tot de 20e eeuw
Cities of the dead : circum-Atlantic performance by Joseph R Roach( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Artfully interweaving theatrical, musical, and ritual performance along the Atlantic rim from the eighteenth century to the present, Cities of the Dead explores a rich continuum of cultural exchange that imaginatively reinvents, re-creates, and restores history." "Enriched with fifty-five illustrations, including spectacular photos of New Orleans's famed Mardi Gras Indians, Joseph Roach's work employs an entirely unique approach to the study of culture. Rather than focusing on one region, Cities of the Dead describes broad cultural connections over place and time, showing through myriad examples how performance can revise the unwritten past." "Through illuminating discussions of social events ranging from burials to sacrifices, from auctions to parades, encompassing regional traditions as diverse as Haitian Voudon and British funerals, the book looks at the synchretic performance traditions of Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Exploring processes of substitution, or surrogation, as enacted in performance, Roach demonstrates the ways in which we fill the voids left by death and departure." "Cities of the Dead proposes a new way to think about the relationship between history and memory as well as between document and performance. It details patterns of remembrance and forgetting, of communities forging their identities and imagining their futures."--Jacket
Changing the subject : Marvin Carlson and theatre studies, 1959-2009( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The new field of theatre studies changed rapidly in the post-World War II, post-Sputnik expansion of higher education, driven by the expressive urgencies of the baby boom and the ferment of the revolutionary 1960s. Internationally focused, communicatively multilingual, and culturally provocative, theatre lent itself particularly well to the agendas of many constituencies, some of them violently opposed, in the arts and politics. The remarkable career of one theatre scholar has mapped the issues, ideas, and methods of this emerging discipline during the most fertile period of its formation. Marvin Carlson's distinguished record of scholarship includes fifteen books and more than a hundred articles on the Western European and Arabic-speaking stages; he has also been a prolific translator, editor, and reviewer and has taught and inspired generations of students, many of whom have become major scholars in their own right. Changing the Subject collects newly commissioned essays by eminent scholars to create a casebook on the changes in the field over the past fifty years. The elegant construction of this innovative collection allows readers to race the evolution of major paradigms in theatre studies (including the drive to document historic performances, the rise of radical theatres and theatre artists, the application of theory to the field, and the birth of performance studies) while they simultaneously follow Marvin Carlson's development as a scholar, teacher, and mentor."--Jacket
The very thought of Herbert Blau( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Herbert Blau spent his entire professional life as both a theater director and theoretician of theater. The Very Thought of Herbert Blau is the first of its kind to focus on Blau's work, its rich past, and its enduring implications. The book's various contributors ranging from scholars who, in many cases, worked or studied directly with Blau, to performing artists who, at various stages of Blau's long career, worked alongside him"--
The first actresses : Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons by Gillian Perry( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first actresses : Nell Gwynn to Sarah Siddons by Gillian Perry( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postglobal dance by Emily Coates( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Igralčeva strast : študije iz znanosti igre by Joseph Roach( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Slovenian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanbrugh's English baroque : opera and the opera house in the Haymarket. by Joseph Roger Roach Jr.( )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Octoroon by John Bell by Joseph Roach( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Joseph Roach : what is performance studies?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Joseph Roach, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?' The series aims to provide a multifaceted approach to the often difficult task of defining the coordinates of both a field of academic study as well as a lens through which to assess and document cultural practice and embodied behavior. The contingent definitions documented in this series are based on the groundbreaking experiences and the scholarly endeavors of renowned figures in contemporary performance studies and practice
What was found : New Orleans After the Storm by Maura Fitzgerald( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cultural history of hair in the age of enlightenment( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation of Thermal Protection of Fabrics and Uniform Systems from Simulated Nuclear Pulse Irradiation( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fabric materials were tested under simulated nuclear thermal pulses from the solar furnace located at Odeillo, France. Various nuclear yields were used in the testing and a statistical analysis was done to compare the performance of the materials against the different yields and for different pulse shapes. The fabric performance was compared for each of the test conditions, and no significant difference was noted among the various fabrics when irradiated by different yields and pulse shapes. Uniform ensembles, French and American, were evaluated for thermal protection when irradiated by a Thermal Radiation Simulator (TRS) located at Gramat, France. They were tested with fluence levels of approximately 40 and 60 J/cm2. Video and photographic coverage were used to assess physical damage and the output of an instrumnented manikin was used to calculate skin damage. Skin damage is recorded as second degree or greater burns. Pulse shapes and yields from simulated nuclear blasts were varied when testing uniform systems. No significant difference was noted in temperature rise due to either pulse shape or nuclear yield
"The god of our idolatry" : Garrick and Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motion of the ocean: United States activist performance in transition, 1960s-1990s by Jan Cohen-Cruz( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text is divided into four sections, each positing a specific relationship between performance and its community context. In Part I, I examine performance's role in building community. I begin with the Living Theatre, a quintessential experimental/ political theatre of the sixties, and trace that impulse to the Performing Artists for Nuclear Disarmament in the '80s, a network of performers that toured upstate New York in support of disarmament. Part II focuses on performance's role in redefining and self-defining under- and/or mis-represented cultural, racial, class, and gender groups. To that end I consider the Free Southern Theater and El Teatro Campesino in the 1960s and '70s. I trace them into the '80s and the arena of intercultural exchange under the aegis of An American Festival Project. Part III is about the move from the individual to the generation of community, represented here by selected performances at once therapetic and political, related to the women's liberation movement of the 1970-80s. Part IV is about extending beyond one's community for activist purposes. My case studies from the sixties focus on street actions like guerrilla and street theatre; current examples are drawn from performances by the right and the left in front of abortion clinics
Manifestations of the divine : the body( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Video documentation of the 'Manifestations of the Divine: The Body' mini-seminar, presented as a part of the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York City, United States under the title 'Spectacles of Religiosities'. Moderated by Gisela Cánepa Koch. Joseph Roach is the Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Theater and English at Yale University. Roach has chaired the Department of Performing Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, the Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre at Northwestern University, and the Department of Performance Studies at NYU. His books and articles include 'Cities of the Dead: Circum-Atlantic Performance' (Columbia, 1996), which won the James Russell Lowell Prize from MLA and the Calloway Prize from NYU, 'The Player's Passion: Studies in the Science of Acting' (Michigan, 1993), which won the Barnard Hewitt Award in Theatre History, and essays in Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, The Drama Review, Theatre History Studies, Discourse, Theater, Text and Performance Quarterly, and others. Paper title: 'Ghost Notes: Jazz Divinity'. Elizabeth McAlister is Assistant Professor of Religion and Latin American Studies at Wesleyan University. Her research focuses on Afro-Haitian religious culture and transnational migration. She is the author of 'Rara! Vodou, Power and Performance in Haiti and its Diaspora'. She produced the audio CD called 'Rhythms of Rapture: Sacred Musics of Haitian Vodou' on Smithsonian Folkways. Paper title: 'Zonbi spirits and zombified bodies in Haitian Rara and Vodou arts'. Luis Millones is Professor Emeritus of Universidad Nacional San Cristóbal de Huamanga (Ayacucho, Peru) and Professor of the Literature Doctorate program of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Texas, Austin, Stanford, Harvard and Princeton. He has published several works on Andean religions and ethnicity. He is the author of 'Dioses Familiares: Festivales Populares en el Perú Contemporáneo' ('Familiar Gods: Popular Festival in Contemporary Peru'); 'Perú: el Legado de la Historia' ('Peru: the Legacy of History') and 'Dioses y Demonios del Cuzco' ('Gods and Devils of Cuzco'). Paper Title: 'Hechizos de Amor: Magia y Poder en la Costa Norte del Perú'. C. Daniel Dawson has worked as a photographer, filmmaker, curator, arts administrator, consultant and scholar. He has served as Curator of Photography, Film and Video at the Studio Museum in Harlem (NYC), Director of Special Projects at the Caribbean Cultural Center (NYC) and Curatorial Consultant and Director of Education at the Museum for African Art (NYC). As a photographer, he has shown in over 25 exhibitions. Prof. Dawson has also been associated with many prize-winning films including 'Head and Heart' by James Mannas and 'Capoeiras of Brazil' by Warrington Hudlin. Paper title: 'The Universe in a Pot: Palo Mayombe in Cuba'
"Mistaking earth for heaven" : Eliza Linley's voice by Joseph Roach( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Critical theory and performanceThe player's passion : studies in the science of actingCities of the dead : circum-Atlantic performanceChanging the subject : Marvin Carlson and theatre studies, 1959-2009Postglobal dance
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Roach, Joseph 1947-

Roach, Joseph R. 1947-