2017 Theatre & Performance Titles for Review

The below are all titles recently published by Routledge Theatre & Performance that are available for review.

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  • What Moves You?

    Shaping your dissertation in dance

    By Charlotte Nichol, Lise Uytterhoeven

    Every dissertation is individual and unique - particularly for dance students, who must combine a wide range of approaches into a tailor-made research methodology. What Moves You? fosters a creative approach to dissertations and final projects. By guiding the development of a personal study…

    Paperback – 2017-03-10
    Routledge

  • The Prop Building Guidebook

    For Theatre, Film, and TV, 2nd Edition

    By Eric Hart

    Experienced prop maker Eric Hart walks readers through techniques used in historical and contemporary prop making and demonstrates how to apply them to a variety of materials. Hundreds of full-color photographs illustrate the tools and techniques used by professional prop makers throughout the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-08
    Focal Press

  • Essential Dramaturgy

    The Mindset and Skillset

    By Theresa Lang

    Essential Dramaturgy: The Mindset and Skillset provides a concrete way to approach the work of a dramaturg. It explores ways to refine the process of defining, evaluating, and communicating that is essential to effective dramaturgical work. It then looks at how this outlook enhances the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-23
    Focal Press

  • Acting for the Stage

    Edited by Anna Weinstein, Chris Qualls

    Acting for the Stage is a highly accessible guide to the business of theater acting, written for those interested in pursuing acting as a profession. This book is a collection of essays by and interviews with talented artists and businesspeople who have built successful careers in the theater; it’s…

    Paperback – 2017-02-22
    Focal Press
    PERFORM

  • One Minute Plays

    A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre

    Edited by Steve Ansell, Rose Burnett Bonczek

    Can you really write a play that lasts a minute? The one minute play offers a unique challenge to actors, directors and writers: how do you create a whole world, where actors have room to perform and where audiences have a true experience all in 60 seconds? One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to…

    Paperback – 2017-02-21
    Routledge

  • Stage Manager

    The Professional Experience—Refreshed, 2nd Edition

    By Larry Fazio

    Stage Manager: The Professional Experience–Refreshed takes the reader on a journey through all aspects of the craft of stage management in theatre, including the technological advancements that have come to theatre and the stage manger’s job. Chapters are laid out to reflect the order in which…

    Paperback – 2017-02-15
    Focal Press

  • Women in Asian Performance

    Aesthetics and politics

    Edited by Arya Madhavan

    Women in Asian Performance offers a vital re-assessment of women's contributions to Asian performance traditions, focusing for the first time on their specific historical, cultural and performative contexts. Arya Madhavan brings together leading scholars from across the globe to make an exciting…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge

  • World Theatre

    The Basics

    By E. J. Westlake

    World Theatre: The Basics presents a well-rounded introduction to non-Western theatre, exploring the history and current practice of theatrical traditions in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Oceania, the Caribbean, and the non-English-speaking cultures of the Americas. Featuring a selection of case…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • The Routledge Companion to Commedia dell'Arte

    Edited by Judith Chaffee, Oliver Crick

    From Commedia dell’Arte came archetypal characters that are still with us today, such as Harlequin and Pantalone, and the rediscovered craft of writing comic dramas and masked theatre. From it came the forces that helped create and influence Opera, Ballet, Pantomime, Shakespeare, Moliere, Lopes de…

    Paperback – 2017-02-01
    Routledge

  • The Children's Troupes and the Transformation of English Theater 1509-1608

    Pedagogue, Playwrights, Playbooks, and Play-boys

    By Jeanne McCarthy

    The Children’s Troupes and the Transformation of English Theater 1509–1608 uncovers the role of the children’s companies in transforming perceptions of authorship and publishing, performance, playing spaces, patronage, actor training, and gender politics in the sixteenth century. Jeanne McCarthy…

    Hardback – 2017-01-24
    Routledge

  • Unearthing Shakespeare

    Embodied Performance and the Globe

    By Valerie Clayman Pye

    What can the Globe Theatre tell us about performing Shakespeare? Unearthing Shakespeare is the first book to consider what the Globe, today’s replica of Shakespeare’s theatre, can contribute to a practical understanding of Shakespeare’s plays. Valerie Clayman Pye reconsiders the material evidence…

    Paperback – 2017-01-23
    Routledge

  • The Aging Body in Dance

    A cross-cultural perspective

    By Nanako Nakajima, Gabriele Brandstetter

    What does it mean to be able to move? The Aging Body in Dance brings together leading scholars and artists from a range of backgrounds to investigate cultural ideas of movement and beauty, expressiveness and agility. Contributors focus on Euro-American and Japanese attitudes towards aging and…

    Paperback – 2017-01-23
    Routledge

  • Movement

    Onstage and Off

    By Robert Barton, Barbara Sellers-Young

    Movement: Onstage and Off is the complete guide for actors to the most effective techniques for developing a fully expressive body. It is a comprehensive compilation of established fundamentals, a handbook for movement centered personal growth and a guide to helping actors and teachers make…

    Paperback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge

  • The Craft and Art of Scenic Design

    Strategies, Concepts, and Resources

    By Robert Klingelhoefer

    The Craft and Art of Scenic Design: Strategies, Concepts, and Resources explores how to design stage scenery from a practical and conceptual perspective. Discussion of conceptualizing the design through script analysis and research is followed by a comprehensive overview of execution:…

    Paperback – 2017-01-17
    Focal Press

  • Jasmin Vardimon's Dance Theatre

    Movement, memory and metaphor

    By Libby Worth, Jasmin Vardimon

    Jasmin Vardimon’s Dance Theatre offers an unusual, intimate insight into the devising and training processes of a choreographer in the midst of her practice. Libby Worth and Jasmin Vardimon take a collaborative approach to recording and exploring the working processes of Vardimon and her company,…

    Paperback – 2017-01-13
    Routledge

  • Creating the Character Costume

    Tools, Tips, and Talks with Top Costumers and Cosplayers

    By Cheralyn Lambeth

    Many beginning and hobbyist costumers believe that professional costume/prop builders have unlimited and specialized resources with which to ply their craft. Actually, the pros create things in much the same way that hobbyists do, working as resourcefully and creatively as possible with a…

    Paperback – 2016-12-22
    Focal Press

  • The Stage Manager's Toolkit

    Templates and Communication Techniques to Guide Your Theatre Production from First Meeting to Final Performance, 2nd Edition

    By Laurie Kincman

    The Stage Manager’s Toolkit provides a comprehensive account of the role of the stage manager for live theatre with a focus on both written and verbal communication best practices. The book outlines the duties of the stage manager and assistant stage manager throughout a production, discussing not…

    Paperback – 2016-12-22
    Focal Press
    The Focal Press Toolkit Series

  • Teaching Introduction to Theatrical Design

    A Process Based Syllabus in Costumes, Scenery, and Lighting

    By Eric Appleton, Tracey Lyons

    Teaching Introduction to Theatrical Design is a week-by-week guide that helps instructors who are new to teaching design, teaching outside of their fields of expertise, or looking for better ways to integrate and encourage non-designers in the design classroom. This book provides a syllabus to…

    Paperback – 2016-12-22
    Focal Press

  • The Method Acting Exercises Handbook

    By Lola Cohen

    The Method Acting Exercises Handbook is a concise and practical guide to the acting exercises originally devised by Lee Strasberg, one of the Method's foremost practitioners. The Method trains the imagination, concentration, senses and emotions to ‘re-create’ – not ‘imitate’ – logical, believable…

    Paperback – 2016-12-15
    Routledge

  • Stage-Play and Screen-Play

    The intermediality of theatre and cinema

    By Michael Ingham

    Dialogue between film and theatre studies is frequently hampered by the lack of a shared vocabulary. Stage-Play and Screen-Play sets out to remedy this, mapping out an intermedial space in which both film and theatre might be examined. Each chapter’s evaluation of the processes and products of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge

  • Physical Actor Training

    What Shall I Do with the Body They Gave Me?

    By Andrei Droznin

    If, as an actor, your body is your 'instrument' - and the only way you can express the internal impulses of the character you’re playing - what happens when the body-mind, ‘psychophysical’ connection is lost? Andrei Droznin, Russia's foremost teacher of physical actor training, calls this loss the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-12
    Routledge

  • Memos from a Theatre Lab

    Exploring what immersive theatre 'does'

    By Nandita Dinesh

    What does Immersive Theatre ‘do’? By contrasting two specific performances on the same theme – one an ‘immersive’ experience and the other a more conventional theatrical production – Nandita Dinesh explores the ways in which theatrical form impacts upon actors and audiences. An in-depth case study…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06
    Routledge

  • Craft Notes for Animators

    A Perspective on a 21st Century Career

    By Ed Hooks

    If Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs represented the Animation industry’s infancy, Ed Hooks thinks that the current production line of big-budget features is its artistically awkward adolescence. While a well-funded marketing machine can conceal structural flaws, uneven performances and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-05
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Research Companion to Early Drama and Performance

    Edited by Pamela King

    The study of early drama has undergone a quiet revolution in the last four decades, radically altering critical approaches to form, genre, and canon. Drawing on disciplines from art history to musicology and reception studies, The Routledge Research Companion to Early Drama and Performance…

    Hardback – 2016-12-01
    Routledge