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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Theatre and Law

ISBN 9781137469557
Publication Date November 2015
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Theatre And

Theatre & Law offers the first comprehensive account of the complex relations between legal process and performances. Through ten major principles of performance within law, it establishes how law itself is a performative mode of practice and reflects upon the co-dependence of law, performance and politics in celebrated works of theatre.

Alan Read is Professor of Theatre at Kings College London, UK. He was the founding consultant editor of the journal Performance Research and is the author of Theatre & Everyday Life: An Ethics of Performance and Theatre, Intimacy & Engagement: The Last Human Venue, amongst numerous other publications.

Part I
Within the Law: Ten Rules of Engagement
Part II
Before the Law: The Life and Death of Homo Juridicus
Part III
Beyond the Law: Extraordinary Rendition
Further Reading.


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