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On October 13, 2020, Palgrave Macmillan published a monograph written by Hana Worthen, associate professor of theater.  The work, titled “Humanism, Drama, and Performance: Unwriting Theatre,” examines the appropriation of theatre through three forms of humanist discourse that structure the integration of theatre and theatrical performance: literary, dramatic, and liberal. 
Worthen shows how these values have been used to figure the work of theatre and the propriety of the audience as a figure for socialising work, along a privileged dualism from an aestheticized ensemble to politicized assembly. She discusses a variety of literary, theatrical, and philosophical figures including Martial, Augustine, and Tonya Pinkins.