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Books and eBooks in the Library
Monash University Library has +2 million books, and +1 million online ebooks in our collections.
The best way to find books and ebooks is by using Library Search.
Research Methods in Theatre and Performance by How have theatre and performance research methods and methodologies engaged the expanding diversity of performing arts practices? How can students best combine performance/theatre research approaches in their projects? This book's 29 contributors provide hands-on answers to suchquestions.
Publication Date: 2011
Applied Practice by Applied Practice: Evidence and Impact in Theatre, Music and Art engages with a diversity of contexts, locations and arts forms - including theatre, music and fine art - and brings together theoretical, political and practice-based perspectives on the question of 'evidence' in relation to participatory arts practice in social contexts. This collection is a unique contribution to the field, focusing on one of the vital concerns for a growing and developing set of arts and research practices. It asks us to consider evidence not only in terms of methodology but also in the light of the ideological, political and pragmatic implications of that methodology.In Part One, Matthew Reason and Nick Rowe reflect on evidence and impact in the participatory arts in relation to recurring conceptual and methodological motifs. These include issues of purpose and obliquity; the relationship between evidence and knowledge; intrinsic and instrumental impacts, and the value of participatory research. Part Two explores the diversity of perspectives, contexts and methodologies in examining what it is possible to know, say and evidence about the often complex and intimate impact of participatory arts. Part Three brings together case studies in which practitioners and practice-based researchers consider the frustrations, opportunities and successes they face in addressing the challenge to produce evidence for the impact of their practice.
Publication Date: 2017
Method Meets Art, Second Edition by A highly accessible introduction to arts-based research (ABR), this widely used text provides a practical guide for researchers who want to uncover information that traditional methods cannot capture. Patricia Leavy addresses all eight major ABR genres--narrative inquiry, fiction-based research, poetry, music, dance, theatre, film, and visual art. Following a consistent format, chapters review how each genre developed, explore its methodological variations and the kind of research questions it can address, and describe sample studies. An exemplary research article or online video link demonstrates each set of techniques in practice. See also Dr. Leavy's edited volume, Handbook of Arts-Based Research, which examines the theoretical and methodological foundations of ABR and explores cutting-edge applications across disciplines. New to This Edition: *Covers two additional ABR genres: fiction-based research and film. *Chapter on the criteria for evaluating ABR studies. *Most end-of-chapter exemplars are new; plus links to online exemplars added for ABR performance studies. *Chapters restructured to follow a consistent format. *Implications for creative arts therapies are addressed throughout. *Increased attention to public scholarship and audience issues. *Expanded discussions of ABR as a paradigm, playbuilding, and technology. Pedagogical Features *Checklists of issues to consider when deciding how to use a particular method. *Discussion questions and activities that can be worked on in class or assigned. *Annotated lists of suggested readings and websites, including links to online performance pieces. *Instructive research examples from multiple disciplines. *Flexibly organized so that chapters can be read independently or in sequence. Winner--AERA Division D Significant Contribution to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology Award
Publication Date: 2015
Blood, Sweat and Theory by As a major contribution to the field of postgraduate activity in drama, theater, and performance, this resource identifies the essential characteristics of practice-based research across a range of countries, contexts, forms, and applications. A vital theory-based guide to such study, topics include locating practice-based research within historical, aesthetic, and educational settings; challenging received ideas of dramatic practice as thesis; distinguishing research from reflection and feelings from findings; and pushing practice-based research into new areas of critical inquiry. The reference includes extensively written case studies of projects from Hala Al-Yamani, Annette Arlander, Robert Germay, Helka-Maria Kinnunen, Felix Nobis, Allan Owens, Helen Paris, Yoni Prior, and Leena Rouhiainen.
Publication Date: 2009
Theories of Performance by Theories of Performance invites students to explore the possibilities of performance for creating, knowing, and staking claims to the world. Each chapter surveys, explains, and illustrates classic, modern, and postmodern theories that answer the questions, "What is performance?" "Why do people perform?" and "How does performance constitute our social and political worlds?" The chapters feature performance as the entry point for understanding texts, drama, culture, social roles, identity, resistance, and technologies. Written specifically for the undergraduate classroom, performance theories are explained in ways accessible to students, relevant to their lives, and richly illustrated with examples that encourage students to think more, to think harder, and to think differently about performances around them.
Call Number: 791.01 B433T 2008
Publication Date: 2008
For Creative Geographies: geography, visual arts and the making of worlds by This book provides the first sustained critical exploration, and celebration, of the relationship between Geography and the contemporary Visual Arts. With the growth of research in the Geohumanities and the Spatial Humanities, there is an imperative to extend and deepen considerations of the form and import of geography-art relations. Such reflections are increasingly important as geography-art intersections come to encompass not only relationships built through interpretation, but also those built through shared practices, wherein geographers work as and with artists, curators and other creative practitioners. nbsp; For Creative Geographies features seven diverse case studies of artists' works and exhibitions made towards the end of the twentieth and the beginning of the twentieth-first century. Organized into three analytic sections, the volume explores the role of art in the making of geographical knowledge; the growth of geographical perspectives as art world analytics; and shared explorations of the territory of the body, In doing so, Hawkins proposes an analytic framework for exploring questions of the geographical "work" art does, the value of geographical analytics in exploring the production and consumption of art, and the different forms of encounter that artworks develop, whether this be with their audiences, or their makers.
Publication Date: 2013
Site-Specific Art by Site-Specific Art charts the development of an experimental art form in an experimental way. Nick Kaye traces the fascinating historical antecedents of today's installation and performance art, while also assembling a unique documentation of contemporary practice around the world. The book is divided into individual analyses of the themes of space, materials, site, and frames. These are interspersed by specially commissioned documentary artwork from some of the world's foremost practitioners and artists working today. This interweaving of critique and creativity has never been achieved on this scale before. Site-Specific Art investigates the relationship of architectural theory to an understanding of contemporary site related art and performance, and rigorously questions how such works can be documented. The artistic processes involved are demonstrated through entirely new primary articles from: * Meredith Monk * Station House Opera * Brith Gof * Forced Entertainment. This volume is an astonishing contribution to debates around experimental cross-arts practice.
Publication Date: 2000
Ethnographic Methods 2nd edition by This new edition of Karen O'Reilly's popular Ethnographic Methods provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the technical, practical and philosophical issues that arise when employing traditional and innovative research methods in relation to human agents. Using a wide range of case studies and source material to illustrate the dilemmas and resolutions that an ethnographic researcher may encounter, this textbook guides the reader from the initial design and planning stages through to the analysis and writing-up. It explores the historical and philosophical foundations of ethnographic research and goes on to cover a range of relevant topics such as participant observation, qualitative interviews, (focus) group interviews and visual data collection and analysis. Having been substantially revised and updated, the second edition includes new discussions of emerging practices such as reflexive ethnography and autoethnographic accounts, as well as an entire chapter dedicated to new directions in the field - including virtual, mobile, multi-sited and global ethnography.
Publication Date: 2012
Books Vs eBooks
Books vs eBooks
What is the difference between using a book or using ebooks for my assignment?
Answer: None! One is online, and the other is in your hand, but they're both great academic sources.
Just like books, ebooks are academic sources, and great to use for your assignments and study. What you find on the shelves and what you find on the View It tab in Search are both books, you just read them in a different way.
Monash University Library has +1 million ebooks, so you're likely to see a lot of them when you use Search.
Monash Library online ebooks and databases can be accessed from anywhere using your Monash login, but you will find Theater and Performance Studies print books at the Matheson Library, & Caulfield Library
Finding books on Search
Search also finds lots of other resources, so to look just at books and ebooks, you need to use filters.
On the left side of the search results page, you will find Refine Results. Click 'Books' to see only books and ebooks.
Finding an item
All items in Monash Library have Call Numbers to organise them on the shelf. You can find every item's call number in the Details tab when using Search. Staff at the Information Point can help with any problems.
Browse the Shelves
Some useful call numbers for theatre and performance studies:
784.14 Musical Plays
792.028 Actors and Acting
792.03 Theater dictionaries and guides
792.09 Theater History
Some useful call numbers for drama:
808.82 Drama - literature
809.2 Drama- history & criticism
812 American drama
822 English Drama
822.33 William Shakespeare
822.4 17th Century
822.5 18th Century
822.6 18th Century late
822.8 19th Century
832 German drama
842 French drama
852 Italian drama
862 Spanish drama
872 Latin dramatic poetry & drama
882 Classical Greek dramatic poetry & drama
792.09 Theater History
Some useful call numbers for Asian literature:
895 Asian literature
895.1 Chinese literature
895.6 Japanese literature
895.7 Korean literature