Focal Press: Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Psychogeography and Psychology book cover

    Psychogeography and Psychology

    By Alexander John Bridger

    Psychogeography considers the effect of the geographical environment on people’s emotions and behavior. It also provides the tools for a critical engagement with our built environment and contains the potential for its conceptual independence from the narrow dictates of shopping, work and transport…

    Paperback – 2019-01-01 
    Concepts for Critical Psychology

  • J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan book cover

    J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan

    By Lucie Sutherland

    ‘Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe!’ – Peter Pan Peter Pan is a narrative many of us believe we know well, and yet the J.M. Barrie play that premiered on a West End stage in December 1904 is not the depiction of Peter, Wendy, Hook, and Never Land that most people have…

    Paperback – 2019-01-01 

  • Shakespeare’s Props: Memory and Cognition book cover

    Shakespeare’s Props

    Memory and Cognition

    By Sophie Duncan

    Cognitive approaches to drama have enriched our understanding of Early Modern playtexts, acting and spectatorship. This monograph is the first full-length study of Shakespeare’s props and their cognitive impact. Shakespeare’s most iconic props have become transhistorical, transnational metonyms for…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Drawing as Performance: Theatrical Games and Techniques for Visual Artists book cover

    Drawing as Performance

    Theatrical Games and Techniques for Visual Artists

    By Orly Orbach

    Making connections between drama and drawing, Drawing as Performance introduces visual artists and designers to rehearsal techniques, theory and games as ways of developing image-making and visual communication skills. Drawing from the fields of theatre and anthropology, this book is full of…

    Paperback – 2019-01-01 

  • Starring Charles Dickens: Multi-Media 'Boz' and the Culture of Celebrity book cover

    Starring Charles Dickens

    Multi-Media 'Boz' and the Culture of Celebrity

    By Joss Marsh

    As Joss Marsh observes in her stirring book on Dickens and cinema, Dickens was the first mass-mediated photographic celebrity of the modern era, more intimately "familiar" than any person in Britain besides the royal family. Suggesting Dickens's celebrity, as much as his work, contributed to the…

    Paperback – 2018-12-30 

  • Creativity in Later Life: Beyond Late Style book cover

    Creativity in Later Life

    Beyond Late Style

    Edited by David Amigoni, Gordon McMullan

    This collection begins with two premises: that our understanding of the nature and forms of creativity in later life remains limited and that dialogue between specialists in gerontology, the arts and humanities can produce the crucial new insights that are so obviously needed. Representing the…

    Hardback – 2018-12-30 

  • A Dictionary of American Avant Gardes book cover

    A Dictionary of American Avant Gardes

    By Richard Kostelanetz

    Paperback – 2018-12-30 

  • Choreographing Discourses: A Mark Franko Reader book cover

    Choreographing Discourses

    A Mark Franko Reader

    By Mark Franko

    Edited by Alessandra Nicifero

    Paperback – 2018-12-30 

  • A Dictionary of the Avant Gardes: Concise edition book cover

    A Dictionary of the Avant Gardes

    Concise edition

    By Richard Kostelanetz

    Paperback – 2018-12-20 

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850: Volume II book cover

    British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    Volume II

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2018-12-15 

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