The International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) exists to promote collaboration and the exchange of information between individuals and organisations concerned with theatre research. To this end the Federation supports publications and assists its members in all such activities and projects.
The main research output of the IFTR is Theatre Research International.
IFTR works actively to create opportunities for the publication of pioneering research and has negotiated two book series with leading publishers, focusing broadly on international dimensions of theatre and performance across a range of historical periods and geographical scales. These two book series are Themes in Theatre and Studies in International Performance.
Theatre Research International
Theatre Research International
Theatre Research International is the official journal of the IFTR which publishes articles on theatre practices in their social, cultural, and historical contexts, their relationship to other media of representation, and to other fields of inquiry. The journal is published by Cambridge University Press and seeks to reflect the evolving diversity of critical idioms prevalent in the scholarship of differing world contexts.
Theatre Research International also publishes translations of recent significant and influential articles that originally appeared in languages other than English. Proposed translations go through a vetting process and, if accepted, may be eligible for IFTR funding of €750 to underwrite translation costs.
You can visit the home of the Journal, here.
See our Latest Issue. TRI 43.1 contains:
Editorial: Many Voices
Theatre Research International, Volume 43 / Issue 1, March 2018, pp 1 - 5
Jerusalem's Roses and Jasmine: A Resistant Ventriloquism against a Racialized Orientalism
Theatre Research International, Volume 43 / Issue 1, March 2018, pp 6 - 24
Performing Anti-nationalism: Solidarity, Glitter and No-Borders Politics with the Europa Europa Cabaret
Theatre Research International, Volume 43 / Issue 1, March 2018, pp 25 - 44
An Icy Heaven: Arab Migration on Contemporary Nordic Stages
MARGARET LITVIN, JOHANNA SELLMAN
Theatre Research International, Volume 43 / Issue 1, March 2018, pp 45 - 62
Sugar Overflows and Teatro Obrero's Escalante Story
JAZMIN BADONG LLANA
Theatre Research International, Volume 43 / Issue 1, March 2018, pp 63 - 82
Occupying Las Ramblas: Ocaña's Political Performances in Spain's Democratic Transition
Theatre Research International, Volume 43 / Issue 1, March 2018, pp 83 - 98
Contemporary Japanese Women's Theatre and Visual Arts: Performing Girls’ Aesthetics. By Nobuko Anan. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. Pp. vii + 299 + 16 illus. £55/$90 Hb; £43.99/$69.99 Ebook. Reviewed by Jyana S. Browne
Theatre Research International, Volume 43 / Issue 1, March 2018, pp 99 - 100
The Mill: Experiments in Theatre and Community. By Meredith Rogers. North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2016. Pp. xii + 298 + 30 illus. AU$39.95 Pb.
Reviewed by David Watt
Theatre Research International, Volume 43 / Issue 1, March 2018, pp 100 - 102
The Routledge Circus Studies Reader. Edited by Peta Tait and Katie Lavers. London and New York: Routledge, 2016. Pp. 626 + 39 illus. £110/$160 Hb; £37.99/$54.95 Pb.
Reviewed by Sakina M. Hughes
Theatre Research International, Volume 43 / Issue 1, March 2018, pp 102 - 103
Forms of Conflict: Contemporary Wars on the British Stage. By Sara Soncini. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2016. Pp. 314 + 6 illustrations. £65/$100 Hb; £22.50/$35 Pb.
Reviewed by Alison Christy
Theatre Research International, Volume 43 / Issue 1, March 2018, pp 103 - 105
The Penelope Project: An Arts-Based Odyssey to Change Elder Care. Edited by Anne Basting, Maureen Towey, and Ellie Rose. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2016. Pp. ix + 191. $24.95 Pb.
Reviewed by Claire Syler
Theatre Research International, Volume 43 / Issue 1, March 2018, pp 105 - 106
Devouring Time: Nostalgia in Contemporary Shakespearean Screen Adaptations. By Philippa Sheppard. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017. Pp. 440 + 12 illus. CA$34.95/US$29.95 Pb.
Reviewed by Edward Plough
Theatre Research International, Volume 43 / Issue 1, March 2018, pp 106 - 108
Staging Chinese Revolution: Theater, Film, and the Afterlives of Propaganda. By Xiaomei Chen. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. Pp. 384 + 32 illus. £44/$60 Hb.
Reviewed by Qing Ai
Theatre Research International, Volume 43 / Issue 1, March 2018, pp 108 - 109
Independent Theatre in Contemporary Europe: Structures – Aesthetics – Cultural Policy. Edited by Manfred Brauneck and ITI Germany. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2017. Pp. 602 + numerous illus. €29.99 Pb; free Ebook.
Reviewed by Jasna Jasna Žmak
Theatre Research International, Volume 43 / Issue 1, March 2018, pp 109 - 111
Théâtre et psychanalyse: Regards croisés sur le malaise dans la civilisation. Edited by Christiane Page, Carolina Koretzky, and Laetitia Jodeau-Belle. Montpellier: Editions L'Entretemps, 2016. Pp. 334. €27/£22 Pb.
Reviewed by Maria Grazia Turri
Theatre Research International, Volume 43 / Issue 1, March 2018, pp 111 - 112
The Only Way Home Is through the Show: Performance Work of Lois Weaver. Edited by Jen Harvie and Lois Weaver. Bristol: LADA and Intellect, 2015. Pp. 320 + illus. £24.50 Pb.
Reviewed by Jennie Klein
Theatre Research International, Volume 43 / Issue 1, March 2018, pp 113 - 114
Performing the Digital: Performativity and Performance Studies in Digital Cultures. Edited by Martina Leeker, Imanuel Schipper, and Timon Beyes. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2016. Pp. 304. €29.99 Pb; free Ebook.
Reviewed by Erin Sullivan
Theatre Research International, Volume 43 / Issue 1, March 2018, pp 114 - 115
La représentation rhapsodique: Quand la scène invente le texte. By Rafaëlle Jolivet Pignon. Montpellier: L'Entretemps, 2015. Pp. 366. $26 Pb.
Reviewed by Laure Fernandez
Theatre Research International, Volume 43 / Issue 1, March 2018, pp 115 - 117
Theaterdramaturgien von der Aufklärung bis zur Gegenwart. By Evelyn Deutsch-Schreiner. Vienna: Böhlau, 2016. Pp. 351. €24.99 Pb.
Reviewed by Jeroen Coppens
Theatre Research International, Volume 43 / Issue 1, March 2018, pp 117 - 118
Trickster Theatre: The Poetics of Freedom in Urban Africa. By Jesse Weaver Shipley. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2015. Pp. xii + 285 + 16 illus. $85 Hb; $35 Pb; $34.99 Ebook. - Spiders of the Market: Ghanaian Trickster Performance in a Web of Neoliberalism. By David Afriyie Donkor. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2016. Pp. xvii + 233 + 11 illus. $80 Hb; $30 Pb; $29.99 Ebook.
Reviewed by Christine Matzke
Theatre Research International, Volume 43 / Issue 1, March 2018, pp 118 - 121
Themes in Theatre
The series Themes in Theatre is published by Rodopi in association with the IFTR and provides a publishing environment for collective work by its members. Monographs are not considered for this series; it aims at volumes that are characterised by a high level of interconnectedness – each author clearly contributing to a central subject within the field of theatre and performance. The fact that the multiple authors will have discussed the subject and their contributions among each other not only ensures a high level of consistency within each volume but also results in a gamut of approaches and perspectives that nevertheless are centrally focused.
You can visit the home of Themes in Theatre, here.
Studies in International Performance
Studies in International Performance was a joint initiative of IFTR and Palgrave Macmillan. The Series published 40 monographs and edited collections of essays between 2005 and 2015. Many of the books were reprinted in paperback, reflecting high sales. Books in the series garnered six awards in Australia and the USA, with the final two books in the series jointly winning the Joe A Calloway Prize from New York University. The Series Editors, Janelle Reinelt and Brian Singleton received the Excellence in Editing Award for Sustained Achievement in 2012, from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE).
You can visit the home of Studies in International Performance, here.