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

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  • The Routledge Companion to Adaptation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dennis Cutchins, Katja Krebs, Eckart Voigts

    The Routledge Companion to Adaptation offers a broad range of scholarship from this growing, interdisciplinary field. With a basis in source-oriented studies, such as novel-to-stage and stage-to-film adaptations, this volume also seeks to highlight the new and innovative aspects of adaptation…

    Hardback – 2018-04-11
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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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  • The Theatre of Thomas Ostermeier

    1st Edition

    By Peter M Boenisch, Thomas Ostermeier

    Thomas Ostermeier is the most internationally recognised German theatre director of the present. With this book, he presents his directorial method for the first time. The Theatre of Thomas Ostermeier provides a toolkit for understanding and enacting the strategies of his advanced contemporary…

    Hardback – 2016-05-09
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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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  • 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
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  • 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
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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 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
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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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  • 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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  • 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
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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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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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  • 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
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  • Jean Genet

    1st Edition

    By David Bradby, Clare Finburgh

    ‘This volume is a gem. Written by two experts in modern French theater, whose stated objective is to render the complexity of Genet's work exhilarating rather than intimidating, the book bears witness to the continued political relevance and artistic power of one of the most controversial and…

    Paperback – 2011-10-31
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