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  • Contemporary Circus book cover

    Contemporary Circus

    1st Edition

    Edited by Katie Lavers, Louis Patrick Leroux, John Burtt

    In this volume, twenty-four creators come together with three scholars to discuss Contemporary Circus, bridging the divide between practice and theory. Lavers, Leroux, and Burtt offer conversations across four key themes: Apparatus, Politics, Performers, and New Work. Extensively illustrated with…

    Paperback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary Musical book cover

    The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary Musical

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jessica Sternfeld, Elizabeth L. Wollman

    The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary Musical is dedicated to the musical’s evolving relationship to American culture in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. In the past decade-and-a-half, international scholars from an ever-widening number of disciplines and specializations have been…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Music Companions

  • The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Global Appropriation book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Global Appropriation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christy Desmet, Sujata Iyengar, Miriam Jacobson

    Shakespeare and Global Appropriation brings together a variety of different voices to examine the ways that Shakespeare has been adapted and appropriated onto stage, screen, page, and a variety of digital formats.  The thirty nine chapters address topics such as trans- and intermedia performances;…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Literature Handbooks

  • Cultural Resistance and Security from Below: Power and Escape through Capoeira book cover

    Cultural Resistance and Security from Below

    Power and Escape through Capoeira, 1st Edition

    By Zoë Marriage

    This book uses the Afro-Brazilian art of capoeira to examine how security has been pursued from below and what significance this has for security analysis and policy. Illegal at the beginning of the 20th century, capoeira is now a cultural institution and export that is protected by the Brazilian…

    Hardback – 2019-08-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Development and Society

  • The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader book cover

    The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader

    1st Edition

    Edited by Teresa Brayshaw, Anna Fenemore, Noel Witts

    The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader combines extracts from over 70 international practitioners, companies, collectives, and makers from the fields of Dance, Theatre, Music, Live and Performance Art, and Activism to form an essential sourcebook for students, researchers, and practitioners.…

    Paperback – 2019-08-07 
    Routledge

  • Pop Music Production: Manufactured Pop and BoyBands of the 1990s book cover

    Pop Music Production

    Manufactured Pop and BoyBands of the 1990s, 1st Edition

    By Phil Harding

    Edited by Mike Collins

    Pop Music Production delves into academic depths around the culture, the business, the songwriting and most importantly the pop music production process. Phil Harding balances autobiographical discussion of events and relationships with academic analysis to offer poignant points on the value of…

    Paperback – 2019-08-05 
    Routledge
    Perspectives on Music Production

  • Towards a Theatrical Jurisprudence book cover

    Towards a Theatrical Jurisprudence

    1st Edition

    By Marett Leiboff

    This book brings the insights of theatre theory to the jurisprudential, in order to elaborate a new practice of responsibility. The theatrical, which here forms the basis of a theatrical jurisprudence, draws upon the forms of theatre theory that took shape in the 20th century, as they constitute…

    Hardback – 2019-08-03 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • The Art and Craft of TV Directing: Conversations with Episodic Television Directors book cover

    The Art and Craft of TV Directing

    Conversations with Episodic Television Directors, 1st Edition

    By Jim Hemphill

    The Art and Craft of TV Directing offers a broad and in-depth view of the craft of TV Directing in the form of detailed interviews with dozens of the industry’s most accomplished episodic television directors.Author Jim Hemphill provides students with essential information on the complexities of…

    Paperback – 2019-08-02 
    Routledge

  • Lighting for Photographers: An Introductory Guide to Professional Photography book cover

    Lighting for Photographers

    An Introductory Guide to Professional Photography, 2nd Edition

    By Joseph Lavine, Brad Bartholomew

    Lighting is one of the most important aspects of any photograph. The best images create dimension and drama, which goes beyond formulas and lighting recipes. In Lighting for Photographers: An Introductory Guide to Professional Photography, commercial photographers and instructors Joe Lavine and…

    Paperback – 2019-07-31 
    Routledge

  • Acting for the Screen book cover

    Acting for the Screen

    1st Edition

    By Mary Lou Belli

    Acting for the Screen is a collection of essays written by and interviews with working actors, producers, directors, casting directors, and acting professors, exploring the business side of screen acting. In this book, over thirty show business professionals dispel myths about the industry and…

    Paperback – 2019-07-29 
    Routledge
    PERFORM

  • The Filmmaker's Eye: The Language of the Lens: The Power of Lenses and the Expressive Cinematic Image book cover

    The Filmmaker's Eye: The Language of the Lens

    The Power of Lenses and the Expressive Cinematic Image, 1st Edition

    By Gustavo Mercado

    The Language of the Lens explores the expressive power of the camera lens and the storytelling contributions that this critical tool can make to a film project. This book offers a unique approach to learning how lenses can produce aesthetically and narratively compelling images in movies, through a…

    Paperback – 2019-07-26 
    Routledge

  • Casting a Movement: The Welcome Table Initiative book cover

    Casting a Movement

    The Welcome Table Initiative, 1st Edition

    Edited by Claire Syler, Daniel Banks

    Casting a Movement brings together US-based actors, directors, educators, playwrights, and scholars to explore the cultural politics of casting. Drawing on the notion of a "welcome table"—a space where artists of all backgrounds can come together as equals to create theatre—the book’s contributors…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

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