Acknowledgements; List of Figures; Introduction: doing methods creatively, Baz Kershaw and Helen Nicholson; 1: The imperative of the archive: creative archive research, Maggie Gale and Ann Featherstone; 2: Researching digital performance: virtual practices, Steve Dixon; 3: Practice as research: trans-disciplinary innovation in action; Baz Kershaw, with Lee Miller and 'Bob' Whalley, Rosemary Lee and Niki Pollard; 4: Researching Theatre History and Historiography, Jim Davis, Katie Normington, Gilli Bush-Bailey with Jacky Bratton; 5: Researching Scenography, Joslin McKinney and Helen Iball; 6: Performer training: researching practice in the theatre laboratory, Jonathan Pitches, Simon Murray. Helen Poynor and Libby Worth, David Richmond and Jules Dorey Richmond; 7: The question of documentation: creative strategies in performative research, Adam J. Ledger, with Simon K. Ellis and Fiona Wright; 8: The usefulness of mess: artistry, improvisation and decomposition in the practice of research in applied theatre, Jenny Hughes, with Jenny Kidd and Catherine McNamara; 9: Researching the body in/as performance, Jennifer Parker-Starbuck and Roberta Mock; Notes on Contributors; Index.
Baz Kershaw is Professorial Research Fellow in Performance at Warwick University. He worked as an engineer before studying at Manchester, Hawaii and Exeter Universities. His projects in experimental and community-based theatre include productions at the London Drury Lane Arts Lab and, since 2000, eco-specific performances in south-west England. His publications include The Politics of Performance (1992), The Radical in Performance (1999) and Theatre Ecology: Environments and Performance Events (2007). Helen Nicholson is Professor of Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her publications include Applied Drama: The Gift of Theatre (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), Making a Performance: Devising Histories and Contemporary Practices (co-authored with Emma Govan and Katie Normington) (Routledge, 2007) and Theatre & Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).