Theatre in Passing 2 (Book)

Searching for New Amsterdam

This book discusses spaces of performance from formal opera houses to parks and graffiti around the world and is a companion to Theatre in Passing: A Moscow Photo-Diary. Drawing once again on Michel de Certeau’s notion of a 'second poetic geography', this new volume examines prominent theatrical destinations – New York, London and Paris – along with others that are often overlooked, including Canada, Mexico and Turkey. In addition to indoor theatres, the book covers a variety of outdoor theatrical spaces, as well as street theatre. Like its predecessor, Theatre in Passing 2 is richly illustrated with photographs by the author and provides fascinating insights on the intersection of performing arts, visual culture and photography.

Category: Performing Arts


Elena K. Siemens is associate professor of modern languages and cultural studies at the University of Alberta. She is the author of Theatre in Passing: A Moscow Photo-Diary and a coeditor of Picturing Second Geography.

Café Uncle Vanya Manhattan

Street Signs Paris

Eisenstein’s Lucky Finds

Montage of Attractions Milan

Surrogate Possessions London

Digital Berlin

Disposable Memories Helsinki

Hide and Seek Brussels

Antwerp Writing on Walls

Vancouver in Plain Air

Alberta Outdoor Challenge

Central Park Performing Nature

Aspendos Weight of History

Mexico Tender and Brutal 

Jaffa Art of Seating 

Umbrellas of Versailles 

Paris Opera Zone of Business 

Corporate Arts Toronto 

Ice Theatre Ottawa 

Drama Queen Montreal 

LA Lights 

Las Vegas Mirage 

South Bank Beyond Shakespeare 

Overlooked Pigalle

Vienna Noir

Blue Door Havana

Fringe Edmonton

Counting to Ten with Nabokov 

Broadway Backstage 

Christmas in London 

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