The SCENARIO Book Series, in cooperation with publishers SCHIBRI VERLAG in Berlin, presents new research projects and serves as a complement to the SCENARIO Journal with the goal of promoting and stimulating the intercultural dialogue within drama and theatre pedagogy.  

Since its inception in 2007, SCENARIO has been a forum for the investigation and discussion of the role of drama and theatre in language, literature, and culture education.

Further substantiation of both theory and practice of performative teaching, learning, and research is the focal point of this book series. Publications are not limited to second and foreign language education. We welcome contributions from researchers, teachers and artists from related disciplines and practical professions to (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • The dialectic relationship between the arts and education: What – and how – can teachers and students learn from professional practitioners from drama/theatre, film/new media, music, dance, visual arts? And what can artists learn from pedagogy?  
  • Performative approaches, genres and practices within a specific discipline, art form, or field of practice
  • Particular characteristics of specific performative approaches
  • Performative teaching and learning practice: What are the roles of and challenges for teachers, researchers, artists, practitioners? What are the effects on students, audience, participants?
  • Theoretical perspectives on performative teaching and learning within the educational discourse
  • Performative teaching, learning, and research from interdisciplinary perspectives
  • Past, present, and future research into aspects of performative teaching and learning.
  • Performative research methods
  • Performative approaches in bi- and multilingual education contexts
  • Culture-specific performative traditions and their applications in artistic and pedagogical contexts
  • Intercultural and post-colonial perspectives on performative teaching and learning approaches.

In addition to the Journal, we make book publications available to scholars, teachers and drama and theatre practitioners. Explore the menu options above for details of books in the series or related publications.

The Editors

Susanne Even and Manfred Schewe


Department of German & Department of Theatre – University College Cork

Scenario Editorial Office, Department of German, Alfred O'Rahilly Building, Main Campus, University College Cork,