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The SAGE Handbook of Performance Studies brings together, in a single volume, reviews of the major research in performance studies and identifies directions for further investigation. It is the only comprehensive collection on the theories, methods, politics, and practices of performance relating to life and culture. Edited by D. Soyini Madison and Judith Hamera, this Handbook serves scholars and students across the disciplines by delineating the scope of the field, the critical and interpretive methods used, and the theoretical and ethical presumptions that guide work in this exciting and growing area.

What to Do When Nuclear War Breaks Out
What to do when nuclear war breaks out

In Ibsen's play Hedda Gabler, first published in 1890, an historian scandalizes and amazes the other characters when he reveals the topic of his second book, still in manuscript.

Lövborg: (smiles, puts down his hat and pulls a packet wrapped in paper from his coat pocket.) […]

Tesman: What's this one about?

Lövborg: It's the continuation. […] Of the book.

Tesman: The new one?

Lövborg: Of course.

Tesman: Yes but, my dear Ejlert… it carries on right to the present day!

Lövborg: That is so. And this one deals with the future.

Tesman: With the future! But ye gods, we don't know anything about that!

Lövborg: No. But there are one or two things to be said about it, ...

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