The Post-traumatic Theatre of Grotowski and Kantor

Anthem Press, 2012

Romanska’s book unpacks the multiple layers of meaning in two of the most acclaimed theatre productions of the twentieth century, Jerzy Grotowski’s Akropolis and Tadeusz Kantor’s Dead Class. They are two of the most significant theatre artists of the twentieth century; this book untangles the strands of meaning in their work in a most impressive way, and thus helps us to fully understand their achievement. – Kathleen Cioffi, from the Foreword

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The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy

Routledge, 2014

With 85 articles by 90 leading theoreticians, practitioners and scholars, it is the most comprehensive anthology of dramaturgy to date, hailed as "exquisitely curated" "monumental volume." This collection focuses on contemporary dramaturgical practice, bringing together contributions not only from academics but also from prominent working dramaturgs.

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Reader in Comedy: An Anthology of Theory and Criticism

Ed. with Alan Ackerman, Bloomsburry Publishing, 2016

This unique anthology presents a selection of over seventy of the most important historical essays on comedy, ranging from antiquity to the present, divided into historical periods and arranged chronologically. Across its span it traces the development of comic theory, highlighting the relationships between comedy, politics, economics, philosophy, religion, and other arts and genres. Students of literature and theatre will find this collection an invaluable and accessible guide to writing from Plato and Aristotle through to the twenty-first century.

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BOGUSLAW SCHAEFFER: AN ANTHOLOGY

Oberon Books, 2012

This anthology of plays by Boguslaw Schaeffer, a Polish playwright, composer, musicologist and graphic designer, includes his most frequently performed works: Scenario for One Actor (1976), Quartet for Four Actors (1979), and Scenario for Three Actors (1987). The plays are examples of Instrumental Theatre, and like Schaeffer's microtonal compositions, they are carefully structured and employ cyclical repetitions, and codes.

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The Theatre of Tadeusz Kantor

Ed. with Kathleen Cioffi, forthcoming

In his seminal work, Postdramatic Theatre (1999, 2006), the German theatre theorist Hans-Thies Lehmann places Tadeusz Kantor’s work as one of the central signposts of postdramatic theory. This anthology reexamines Kantor's work in the context of Lehmann's theory of postdramatic theatre, Bill Brown’s thing theory, Bruno Latrour’s actor-network theory, and posthumanism

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