Articles and other references on Theatre and Ecology
This limited bibliography will acquaint students, teachers and others interested in ecocriticism in theatre studies, and the intersections of performance and ecology.
Some articles listed are available in PDF. Others may be included in journals with electronic access.
Those marked with an asterisk are Reserve in the University of Oregon’s Knight Library under “Ecodrama Festival.”
We update this list frequently.
If you are familiar with articles that we should include in this list, please email the reference to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
May, Theresa J. “The Ecology of Willy Loman.” New England Theatre Journal 14 (2004): 63-76. *
May, Theresa J. “Frontiers: Environmental History, Ecocriticism and The Kentucky Cycle.” Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 14:1 (Spring 1999): 159-178.
Standing, Sarah. “From the Redwood Forest.” American Theater, February 2005. *
Sweeting, Adam and Thomas C. Crochunis. "Performing the Wild: Rethinking Wilderness and Theater Spaces." Beyond Nature Writing: Expanding the Boundaries of Ecocriticism. Ed. Karla Armbruster and Kathleen R. Wallace. 325-340.
Key Critical Animal Studies Articles by Una Chaudhuri
“Animal Acts for Changing Times,” American Theater, October 2004.
“Zoo Stories: ‘Boundary-Work’ in Theatre History,” Redefining Theatre History ed. W.B. Worthen and Peter Holland (Palgrave, 2004).
“Animal Geographies: Zooësis and the Space of Modern Drama,”Modern Drama(Volume XLVI, Number 4, Winter 2003) 646-662.
“Different Hats,” Theater, 2004.
“AWK!” Extremity, Animality and the Aesthetic of Awkwardness,” in The Undiscovered Country: The Later Plays of Tennessee Williams ed. Philip Kolin, (New York: Peter Lang, 2002) 54-67.
“Sniff Art.” Review of “On the Scent,” presented at the Performance Studies Pre-Conference, Association for Theatre in Higher Education Annual Conference, Summer 2004.TDR, Summer 2004