Highly Recommended CHOICE Titles from Routledge and CRC Press

A full list of titles reviewed as "Highly Recommended" by CHOICE Magazine, 2012-2019.

Performance & Theatre Studies

The full list of Routledge Performance & Theatre Studies titles reviewed as Highly Recommended by CHOICE Magazine since 2012.

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  • Designers' Shakespeare

    1st Edition

    Edited by John Russell Brown, Stephen Di Benedetto

    Theatre Design involves everything seen on stage: not only scenery but costumes, wigs, makeup, properties, lighting, sound, even the shape and material of the stage itself. Designers’ Shakespeare presents and analyses the work of a half-dozen leading practitioners of this specialist art. By…

    Hardback – 2016-05-09

  • Acting Comedy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher Olsen

    Despite being roundly cited as much harder to perform than its dramatic counterpart, comic acting is traditionally seen as a performance genre that can’t be taught. At best it is often described as a skill that can only be learned "on the job" through years of practice, or given to a performer…

    Paperback – 2015-09-08

  • Audience as Performer

    The changing role of theatre audiences in the twenty-first century, 1st Edition

    By Caroline Heim

    'Actors always talk about what the audience does. I don’t understand, we are just sitting here.' Audience as Performer proposes that in the theatre, there are two troupes of performers: the actors and the audience. Although academics have scrutinised how audiences respond, make meaning and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-17

  • The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Magda Romanska

    Dramaturgy, in its many forms, is a fundamental and indispensable element of contemporary theatre. In its earliest definition, the word itself means a comprehensive theory of "play making." Although it initially grew out of theatre, contemporary dramaturgy has made enormous advances in recent years…

    Hardback – 2014-07-30
    Routledge Companions

  • Stanislavsky: A Life in Letters

    1st Edition

    Edited by Laurence Senelick

    Konstantin Stanislavsky transformed theatre in the West and was indisputably one of the twentieth century’s greatest innovators. His life and work mark some of the most significant artistic and political milestones of that tumultuous century, from the emancipation of the serfs to the Russian…

    Paperback – 2013-10-04

  • Historical Wig Styling: Ancient Egypt to the 1830s

    1st Edition

    By Allison Lowery

    Let Historical Wig Styling be your guide to creating beautiful, historically accurate hairstyles for your productions and events. Chapters begin with artwork of historic figures that influenced the look of each period. Detailed step-by-step instructions explain how to create their iconic hairstyles…

    Hardback – 2013-04-11
    The Focal Press Costume Topics Series

  • Maria Irene Fornes

    1st Edition

    By Scott T. Cummings

    Maria Irene Fornes is the most influential female American dramatist of the 20th century. That is the argument of this important new study, the first to assess Fornes's complete body of work. Scott T. Cummings considers comic sketches, opera libretti and unpublished pieces, as well as her…

    Paperback – 2012-07-12
    Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

  • So Therefore...

    A Practical Guide For Actors, 1st Edition

    By Al Ruscio

    ‘Every scene or action or speech has a so therefore. It is the goal, the ultimate statement of the character. You should know the so therefore as you begin your scene ... The climax and the payoff is the so therefore.’ – from Al Ruscio’s Preface  When working through a scene with a student,…

    Paperback – 2012-06-25

  • The Piscator Notebook

    1st Edition

    By Judith Malina

    'Theater legend Malina has written one of the most interesting studies of the avant-garde theatrical movement published in the last several years.' – CHOICE Judith Malina and The Living Theatre have been icons of political theatre for over six decades. What few realise is that she originally…

    Paperback – 2012-04-11