Recommended CHOICE Titles from Routledge and CRC Press 2012 - 2019

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

Performance & Theatre

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

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  • The Routledge Dictionary of Performance and Contemporary Theatre

    1st Edition

    By Patrice Pavis

    The Routledge Dictionary of Contemporary Theatre and Performance provides the first authoritative alphabetical guide to the theatre and performance of the last 30 years. Conceived and written by one of the foremost scholars and critics of theatre in the world, it literally takes us from Activism…

    Hardback – 2016-05-12
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  • Stages of Engagement

    U.S. Theatre and Performance 1898-1949, 1st Edition

    By Joshua Polster

    Stages of Engagement is a compelling and wonderfully varied account of the relationship between theatre in the United States and the social, cultural, and political forces that shaped it during one of the most formative periods in the nation’s history. Joshua E. Polster applies key thematic…

    Paperback – 2015-10-22
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  • Shakespeare on Theatre

    A Critical Look at His Theories and Practices, 1st Edition

    By Robert Cohen

    In Shakespeare on Theatre, master acting teacher Robert Cohen brilliantly scrutinises Shakespeare's implicit theories of acting, paying close attention to the plays themselves and providing a wealth of fascinating historical evidence. What he finds will surprise scholars and actors alike – that…

    Hardback – 2015-09-21
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  • The Greek Sense of Theatre

    Tragedy and Comedy, 3rd Edition

    By J Michael Walton

    In this updated and extended edition of The Greek Sense of Theatre, scholar and practitioner J.Michael Walton revises and expands his visual approach to the theatre of classical Athens. From the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides to the old and new comedies of Aristophanes and Menander…

    Paperback – 2015-05-29
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  • The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dassia N. Posner, Claudia Orenstein, John Bell

      The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance offers a wide-ranging perspective on how scholars and artists are currently re-evaluating the theoretical, historical, and theatrical significance of performance that embraces the agency of inanimate objects. This book proposes a…

    Hardback – 2014-07-15
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  • A History of the American Musical Theatre

    No Business Like It, 1st Edition

    By Nathan Hurwitz

    From the diverse proto-theatres of the mid-1800s, though the revues of the ‘20s, the ‘true musicals’ of the ‘40s, the politicisation of the ‘60s and the ‘mega-musicals’ of the ‘80s, every era in American musical theatre reflected a unique set of socio-cultural factors.  Nathan Hurwitz uses these…

    Paperback – 2014-06-20
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  • The Routledge Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies

    1st Edition

    By Erika Fischer-Lichte

    Edited by Minou Arjomand, Ramona Mosse

    Erika Fischer-Lichte's introduction to the discipline of Theatre and Performance Studies is a strikingly authoritative and wide ranging guide to the study of theatre in all of its forms. Its three-part structure moves from the first steps in starting to think about performance,…

    Paperback – 2014-03-24
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  • Art, Vision, and Nineteenth-Century Realist Drama

    Acts of Seeing, 1st Edition

    By Amy Holzapfel

    Realism in theatre is traditionally defined as a mere seed of modernism, a crude attempt to reproduce an exact copy of reality on stage. Art, Vision & Nineteenth-Century Realist Drama redefines realism as a complex and under-examined form of visual modernism, one that positioned theatre at the…

    Hardback – 2013-12-23
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    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Stanislavsky

    1st Edition

    Edited by R. Andrew White

    Stanislavsky’s system of actor-training has revolutionised modern theatre practice, and he is widely recognised to be one of the great cultural innovators of the twentieth century. The Routledge Companion to Stanislavsky is an essential book for students and scholars alike, providing the first…

    Hardback – 2013-10-09
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  • Acting Power

    The 21st Century Edition, 1st Edition

    By Robert Cohen

    ‘Robert Cohen’s book, Acting Power, follows the tradition of his other book, Acting One, and has been the veritable bible for acting teachers for the last quarter century.’ – David Krasner, Emerson College ‘This book, above all else, is an attempt to explore the qualities of acting power.... to…

    Paperback – 2013-03-01
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  • Adapting Chekhov

    The Text and its Mutations, 1st Edition

    Edited by J. Douglas Clayton, Yana Meerzon

    This book considers the hundred years of re-writes of Anton Chekhov’s work, presenting a wide geographical landscape of Chekhovian influences in drama. The volume examines the elusive quality of Chekhov’s dramatic universe as an intricate mechanism, an engine in which his enigmatic characters exist…

    Hardback – 2012-08-17
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    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Live Art in LA

    Performance in Southern California, 1970 - 1983, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peggy Phelan

    Live Art in LA: Performance Art in Southern California , 1970-1983 documents and critically examines one of the most fecund periods in the history of live art. The book forms part of the Getty Institute’s Pacific Standard Time initiative – a series of exhibitions, performance re-enactments and…

    Paperback – 2012-05-21
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  • Scenic Art for the Theatre

    3rd Edition

    By Susan Crabtree, Peter Beudert

    Now in its Third Edition, Scenic Art for the Theatre: History, Tools and Techniques continues to be the most trusted source for both student and professional scenic artists. With new information on scenic design using Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and other digital imaging softwares this test expands…

    Paperback – 2011-11-29
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