Book Announcement: Theatre Theory and Performance: A Critical Interrogation

Theatre Theory and Performance: A Critical Interrogation now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp115, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Theatre Theory and Performance: A Critical Interrogation by Siddhartha Biswas.

Over the last few centuries, the world as we know it has seen remarkable change and the arts – including theatre – have faced new challenges. Theatre is now no longer a simple point of entertainment laced with instruction or dissent, but is perceived as a more collaborative idea that looks at ever-changing paradigms. All over the world, theatre now is a dynamic process that simultaneously retains tradition and delves into extreme experimentations. This book represents a starting point for a much-needed critical interrogation. It looks at the constant features of European theatre and brings in some Indian elements, positing both in their respective locations, as well as looking at the symbiosis that has been functioning for some time.

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About the Author

Dr Siddhartha Biswas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English of St Paul’s Cathedral Mission College of Kolkata, India, where he is also currently the Dean of Postgraduate Studies. He is also a Guest Lecturer at the Department of English at the University of Calcutta, India, and has almost two decades of teaching experience. His areas of interest are modern drama, translation studies, and popular culture. He was a Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow as the Translator-in-Residence in the British Centre for Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia, UK. His publications include translations of Frankenstein and Invisible Man for children, translations of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night, and critical editions of J. M. Synge’s Riders to the Sea and Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. He has also edited various issues of the critical journal Pegasus.

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