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Works on Political Performance in Syria, U.S. Theatre & Internationalism Share NYU’s Joe A. Callaway Prize

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Newswise — New York University has awarded a Joe A. Callaway Prize for a Best Book on Drama or Theater to University of Texas, Austin Professor Charlotte Canning for her On a Performance Front: US Theatre and Internationalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and to NYU Professor Edward Ziter for his Political Performance in Syria: From a Six-Day War to a Syrian Uprising (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

The Callaway Prize is awarded biennially by NYU’s Department of English for a best book on play or museum published during a prior dual years by an American author. It carries a money endowment of $9,000, that this year’s co-winners will share. These winning volumes are partial of MacMillan’s “Studies in International Performance” book series.

The books were comparison from a vast series of renowned works on thespian literature, opening theory, and museum history.

“The judges found a winning books constrained and timely, any excavating abounding and strenuously material histories of performance, and lifting critical questions about a elaborating geopolitical currents of nationally orderly entertainment work,” pronounced Una Chaudhuri, highbrow of English and Drama during NYU, who administers a Callaway Prize competition.

Ziter, chair of a Drama Department during NYU’s Tisch School of a Arts, has formerly authored The Orient on a Victorian Stage (Cambridge University Press, 2003), among other works. Canning, a highbrow during a University of Texas’ Department of Theatre and Dance, has penned Feminist Theaters in a USA: Staging Women’s Experience (Routledge, 1996) and The Most American Thing in America: Circuit Chautauqua as Performance (University of Iowa Press, 2005) as good as Representing a Past: Essays in Performance Historiography (University of Iowa Press, 2010), co-edited with Tom Postlewait.

In addition, a preference cabinet awarded an Honorable Mention to Kate Elswit, a techer during a University of Bristol’s School of a Arts, for her 2014 work, Watching Weimar Dance (Oxford University Press).

The Callaway Prize for a Best Book on Drama, initial awarded in 1992, was determined by Joe A. Callaway, an actor, play lecturer, and believer of melodramatic causes.

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