Focal Press: Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Routledge Revivals: David Mamet (1985) book cover

    Routledge Revivals: David Mamet (1985)

    By Christopher Bigsby

    First published in 1985, C.W.E Bigsby examines the career and work of playwright David Mamet. Bigsby shows that Mamet is a fierce social critic, indicting an America corrupted at its core by myths of frontier individualism and competitive capitalism. Mamet has created plays whose bleak social…

    Hardback – 2017-10-07 
    Routledge

  • Acting: The Basics book cover

    Acting: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Bella Merlin

    Now in a vibrantly revised second editon, Acting: The Basics remains a practical and theoretical guide to the world of the professional actor, which skilfully combines ideas from a range of practitioners and linking the academy to the industry. Retaining a balance between acting history, a…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Aerial Dance: A Guide to Dance with Rope and Harness book cover

    Aerial Dance

    A Guide to Dance with Rope and Harness

    By Jenefer Davies

    Aerial Dance: A Guide to Dance with Rope and Harness provides an introduction for the beginning aerialist that covers rigging, equipment, advice on optimal conditioning, and a step-by-step guide to technique, including anatomical references, space and time considerations, and elements of force when…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04 
    Focal Press

  • Designing with Smell: Practices, Techniques and Challenges book cover

    Designing with Smell

    Practices, Techniques and Challenges

    Edited by Victoria Henshaw, Kate McLean, Dominic Medway, Chris Perkins, Gary Warnaby

    Designing with Smell aims to inspire readers to actively consider smell in their work through the inclusion of case studies from around the world, highlighting the current use of smell in different cutting-edge design and artistic practices. This book provides practical guidance regarding different…

    Paperback – 2017-10-03 
    Routledge

  • Jewish and Christian Voices in English Reformation Biblical Drama: Enacting Family and Monarchy book cover

    Jewish and Christian Voices in English Reformation Biblical Drama

    Enacting Family and Monarchy

    By Chanita Goodblatt

    English Biblical drama of the sixteenth century resounds with a variety of Jewish and Christian voices. Whether embodied as characters or manifested as exegetical and performative strategies, these voices participate in the central Reformation project of biblical translation. Such translations and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge

  • The First German Theatre (Routledge Revivals): Schiller, Goethe, Kleist and Büchner in Performance book cover

    The First German Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    Schiller, Goethe, Kleist and Büchner in Performance

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1990. The book surveys of the development of German theatre from a market sideshow into an important element of cultural life and political expression. It examines Schiller as ‘theatre poet’ at Mannheim, Goethe’s work as director of the court theatre at Weimar, and then traces…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • The Revolution in German Theatre 1900-1933 (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    The Revolution in German Theatre 1900-1933 (Routledge Revivals)

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1981, this book represents the first work in English to give a comprehensive account of the revolutionary developments in German theatre from the decline of Naturalism through the Expressionist upheaval to the political theatre of Piscator and Brecht. Early productions of Kaiser’…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare's Festive History: Feasting, Festivity, Fasting and Lent in the Second Henriad book cover

    Shakespeare's Festive History

    Feasting, Festivity, Fasting and Lent in the Second Henriad

    By David Ruiter

    Title first published in 2003. The author of this study explores how Shakespeare creates historical characters who engineer their supremacy, shore up their popular support, and/or sustain their charisma through manipulation of festive elements, which are found throughout the tetralogy and rooted in…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Staging Slander and Gender in Early Modern England book cover

    Staging Slander and Gender in Early Modern England

    By Ina Habermann

    This title was first published in 2003. Though the historical evidence of slander and defamation increasingly attracts the attention of early modern cultural historians and literary scholars, much of the current critical debate has failed to take into account the diverse signifying structures in…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Enser’s Filmed Books and Plays: A List of Books and Plays from which Films have been Made, 1928-2001 book cover

    Enser’s Filmed Books and Plays

    A List of Books and Plays from which Films have been Made, 1928-2001, 6th Edition

    Edited by Ellen Baskin

    This title was first published in 2003. The sixth edition of this compendium of film and television adaptations of books and plays includes several thousand new listings that cover the period from 1992 to December 2001. There are 8000 main entries, covering 70 years of film history, including some…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Beggary and Theatre in Early Modern England book cover

    Beggary and Theatre in Early Modern England

    By Paola Pugliatti

    This title was first published in 2003. In this new socio-cultural study of the history of the theatre in early modern England, author Paola Pugliatti investigates the question of why, in the Tudor and early Stuart period, unregulated and unlicensed theatrical activities were equated by the English…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Victorian Theatrical Burlesques book cover

    Victorian Theatrical Burlesques

    Edited by Richard W. Schoch

    This title was first publihsed in 2003. Burlesque was one of the most reviled - and most appealing - types of theatrical performance in the Victorian age. Wildly popular in their own day, burlesque plays are now little read, scarcely studied, and never performed. Yet, as Richard Schoch here shows,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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