The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities in Theatre and Performance

The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities in Theatre and Performance

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Digital Humanities has emerged in recent years as a new paradigm within theatre and performance studies. This is the first volume to compile scholarly and best practice knowledge from around the globe, and to address both the history and future of this new field. Contributors examine a range of projects documenting, reconstructing and visualizing theatre and performance practices both past and present; discuss a new methodology for theatre scholarship, and for archiving and preserving works; and consider the impact of the Digital Humanities on higher education in theatre and performance studies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 500 pages
  • 171 x 248mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113891777X
  • 9781138917774

Table of contents


Digital Humanities in Performance Research: Creating Knowledge, Sharing

ã Nic Leonhardt

ã New Wine in Old Bottles? Historicity and Future of a New Field

ã Nic Leonhardt & N. N. (Julie Holledge)

Section 1

Exploring the Field - DH Projects in Theatre and Performance Studies


Ausstage - Researching Australian Live Performance

Jenny Fewster & Julian Meyrick (Australia)

DH and Musical Theatre: Rehearsing Technologies, Creating Communities

Laura Macdonald (England)

Global Networks as Stages: Mapping Theatre Histories

Nic Leonhardt & Tobias Englmeier (Germany)

Wagner's Worldwide Web - Gero Toegl (Germany)

Playwrights: Henrik Ibsen, Ibsenstage - Frode Helland (Norway)

Playwrights: The Beckett Archive - Anna McLulllan (Ireland)

Playwrights: Shakespeare all over - Sandra Pietrini (Italy)

DH & Intermedial Scholarship in Theatre Studies

ã Miguel Escobar (Singapore)

Dance: Forsythe Zero One - Scott deLahunta (Germany)

Dance: Pina digital - Sharon Lehner (BAM, USA)

Performance: Per Exemplum the Memory Booth

meLe yamomo (The Netherlands)

Digital Historiography of Media Technology : the Art of Projection

Martin Loiperdinger & Ludwig Vogl-Bienek

`Digital Theatre, Digital Practice?' A Dialogue with a representative of the International Theatre Institute (ITI)

Nic Leonhardr & N.N.

ã Section 2: Methodologies: DH and Theatre Scholarship


Digital Theatre Historiography - Sarah Bay-Cheng (USA, Univ. of Buffallo)

Quantity versus Quality? - Julian Meyrick (Australia)

Reconstruction reloaded? DH, Virtual Realities and 3D visualizations of historical venues

ã Dominique Lauvernier/ N.N.

Analyzing Theatrical Performances through DH - Patrick Lonergan (Ireland)

Graphs, Maps, Trees and Theater History - Derek Miller (USA)

Theatre Research and Big Data - Clarisse Bardiot (France)

Data Visualization and Theatre Studies - Debra Caplan (USA)

`Can DH unite the world of theatre scholars?'

A conversation with Christopher Balme, president of the International Federation for Theatre Research

ã Nic Leonhardt in dialogue with Christopher B. Balmeã

Section 3

Digitizing the Ephemeral - Archiving & Preservation


Digital Curation at Theatre Libraries - Doug Reside (NYPL, Billy Rose Collection)

Digital Custody - The V&A's Theatre and Performance Collection

Ramona Riedzweski (Victoria & Albert)

ã The European Collected Library of Artistic Performance (ECLAP)

Peter Eversmann (Univ. of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Archiving Dance - Dance Archive Cologne N.N.)

Digital Theatre - Online Collections - Nic Leonhardt / N.N.

`Can DH finally help us to fix, record and reconstruct the ephemeral?'

A conversation with representatives of SIBMAS, TLA, and Curators

Nic Leonhardt & N.N.ã

Section 4: DH in Higher Education


Digitizing the Classroom - N.N.

DH in Theatre and Performance Research: How to develop a curriculum

Yong Li Lan (Singapore)

Where Research meets Teaching: best practice DH projects with students


`Can we digitize Theatre Education?'

A talk with Peter Eversmann (or another founder of ECLAP)

Nic Leonhardt in dialogue with Peter Eversmann



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About Nic Leonhardt

Nic Leonhardt is the associate director of the DFG project Global Theatre Histories and a lecturer at the Department of Theatre Studies Munich. She is the project leader of the start-up project theatrescapes. Mapping Global Theater Histories and the co-convenor of the Digital Humanities in Theatre Research working group of the IFTR.
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