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Dr James Frieze

Dr James Frieze

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Frieze J. 2019. Theatrical Performance and the Forensic Turn Routledge 978-0415854504

Frieze J. 2017. Reframing immersive theatre: The politics and pragmatics of participatory performance :1-345 9781137366030 >DOI

Frieze J. 2009. Naming Theatre: Demonstrative Diagnosis in Performance Palgrave MacMillan 9780230517707


Frieze J. 2019. The Builders Association Vanden Heuvel M. American Theatre Companies 1995-2017 Bloomsbury Methuen

Frieze J. 2017. Reframing immersive theatre: The politics and pragmatics of participatory performance Reframing Immersive Theatre: The Politics and Pragmatics of Participatory Performance :1-25 9781137366030 >DOI

Frieze J. 2016. One Step Forward, One Step Back: Resisting the Forensic Turn Performance and Participation Practices, Audiences, Politics 9781137393180 >Public Url

Frieze J. 2012. Whatever You Say: Making the Monstrous Phatic Svich C. Out of Silence Eyecorner Press 9788792633149

Frieze J. 2012. The Mess Behind the Veil: Assimilating Ping Chong Li DL. Asian American Literature Routledge 9780415498876

Journal article

Frieze J. 2015. Beyond the zero-sum game: Participation and the optics of opting Contemporary Theatre Review, 25 :216-229 >DOI

Frieze J. 2013. Actualizing a Spectator Like You: The Ethics of the Intrusive-Hypothetical Performing Ethos, 3 :7-22

Frieze J. 2013. A Game of Two Halves: Performance, Participation and All That is Wrong Studies in Theatre and Performance, 33 :321-336

Frieze J. 2013. A game of two halves: Participation, performance and All That is Wrong Studies in Theatre and Performance, 33 :321-336 >DOI

Frieze J. 2012. Young Jean Lee: The Technical Restrictions of Personhood Contemporary Theatre Review, 22

Frieze J. 2011. Naked Truth: Theatrical Performance and the Diagnostic Turn THEATRE RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL, 36 :148-162 >DOI >Link

Frieze J. 2006. The mess behind the veil: Assimilating Ping Chong THEATRE RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL, 31 :84-100 >DOI >Link

Frieze J. 2003. Playwrights in rehearsal: The seduction of company MODERN DRAMA, 46 :533-534 >Link

Frieze J. 1998. Making space losing face - Mimi Goese and the penultimate dis- (performance artist) PAJ-A JOURNAL OF PERFORMANCE AND ART, :1-9 >Link

Frieze J. 1998. 'Imperceptible Mutabilites in the Third Kingdom': Suzan-Lori Parks and the shared struggle to perceive MODERN DRAMA, 41 :523-532 >DOI >Link

Frieze J. 1997. Anglo-American interplay in recent drama - Cohn,R THEATRE STUDIES, :75-76 >Link

Frieze J. 1997. Ping Chong, 'After Sorrow' THEATRE JOURNAL, 49 :352-354 >Link


Frieze J. 2002. The Articulation of Difference: Staging Identity in the United States (1986-92) University of Wisconsin-Madison

Engagement & Impact

Conference organisation:

TaPRA (Theatre and Performance Research Association), Working Group Convenor (Performance and the Body)

External PGR Supervision - completed students:

Lancaster University, PhD, Towards Economies of Generosity in Contemporary Live Art Practice

Bangor University, PhD, Considering the Therapeutic Potential of Immersive Theatres: a practice-led investigation

Salford University, PhD, An Investigation into the Relationship between the Individual and the Collective in Emerging Performance Ensembles

Brimingham University, M.A. (Res.), Political Theatre and the Experience Economy

Heriot-Watt University, PhD, Playing Bilingual: interweaving deaf and hearing cultural practices to achieve quality of participation in theatrical performance processes

Other invited event:

Incubate Propagate, Birmingham University, This was the first consultation meeting for Incubate Propagate, a working group involving members of the Arts Council, arts producers, and academics. Its purpose is to consider ways that collaboration between the three areas can be developed in the UK going forward.