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  • Incapacity and Theatricality: Politics and Aesthetics in Theatre Involving Actors with Intellectual Disabilities book cover

    Incapacity and Theatricality

    Politics and Aesthetics in Theatre Involving Actors with Intellectual Disabilities, 1st Edition

    By Tony McCaffrey

    Incapacity and Theatricality acknowledges the distinctive contribution to contemporary theatrical performance made by actors with intellectual disabilities. It presents a close examination of certain key theatrical performances across a variety of different media, including John Cassavetes’ 1963…

    Hardback – 2018-12-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Routledge Dance Studies Reader book cover

    The Routledge Dance Studies Reader

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Jens Richard Giersdorf, Yutian Wong

    The Routledge Dance Studies Reader has been expanded and updated, giving readers access to thirty-seven essential texts that address the social, political, cultural, and economic impact of globalization on embodiment and choreography.  These interdisciplinary essays in dance scholarship consider a…

    Paperback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge

  • The Art of Mixing: A Visual Guide to Recording, Engineering, and Production book cover

    The Art of Mixing

    A Visual Guide to Recording, Engineering, and Production, 1st Edition

    By David Gibson

    David Gibson uses 3D visual representations of sounds in a mix as a tool to explain the dynamics that can be created in a mix. This book provides an in-depth exploration into the aesthetics of what makes a great mix. Gibson’s unique approach explains how to map sounds to visuals in order to create…

    Paperback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge

  • An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance book cover

    An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance

    1st Edition

    By Robert Leach

    An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance chronicles the history and development of theatre from the Roman era to the present day. As the most public of arts, theatre constantly interacted with changing social, political, and intellectual movements and ideas, and Robert Leach’s…

    Hardback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge

  • The Punchdrunk Encyclopaedia book cover

    The Punchdrunk Encyclopaedia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Josephine Machon

    The Punchdrunk Encyclopaedia is the definitive book on the company’s work to date, marking eighteen years of Punchdrunk’s existence. It provides the first full-scale, historical account of one of the world’s foremost immersive theatre companies, drawn from unrivalled access to the collective memory…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge

  • Masculinity, Corporality and the English Stage 1580–1635 book cover

    Masculinity, Corporality and the English Stage 1580–1635

    1st Edition

    By Christian M. Billing

    The significance of human anatomy to the most physical of art forms, the theatre, has hitherto been an under-explored topic. Filling this gap, Christian Billing questions conventional wisdom regarding the one-sex anatomical model and uses a range of medical treatises to delineate an emergent…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge

  • Stage Lighting: Design Applications and More book cover

    Stage Lighting

    Design Applications and More, 1st Edition

    By Richard E Dunham

    Stage Lighting: Design Applications and More builds upon the information introduced in Stage Lighting: The Fundamentals to provide an in-depth reference to a number of specialty areas of lighting design, from traditional applications such as drama, dance, and designing for different venues, to more…

    Paperback – 2018-12-17
    Routledge

  • Occasions of State: Early Modern European Festivals and the Negotiation of Power book cover

    Occasions of State

    Early Modern European Festivals and the Negotiation of Power, 1st Edition

    Edited by J.R. Mulryne, Krista De Jonge, R.L.M. Morris, Pieter Martens

    This sixth volume in the European Festival Studies series stems from a joint conference (Venice, 2013) between the Society for European Festivals Research and the European Science Foundation’s PALATIUM project. Drawing on up-to-date scholarship, a Europe-wide group of early-career and…

    Hardback – 2018-12-17
    Routledge
    European Festival Studies: 1450-1700

  • Medical Journals and Medical Knowledge: Historical Essays book cover

    Medical Journals and Medical Knowledge

    Historical Essays, 1st Edition

    Edited by William F. Bynum, Stephen Lock, Roy Porter

    Originally published in 1992 Medical Journals and Medical Knowledge examines both broad developments in print and media and the practice of particular journals such as the British Medical Journal. The book is the first study to address these questions and to examine the impact of regular news on…

    Hardback – 2018-12-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of Medicine

  • An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance: Volume Two - From the Industrial Revolution to the Digital Age book cover

    An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance

    Volume Two - From the Industrial Revolution to the Digital Age, 1st Edition

    By Robert Leach

    An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance chronicles the history and development of theatre from the Roman era to the present day. As the most public of arts, theatre constantly interacted with changing social, political and intellectual movements and ideas, and Robert Leach’s…

    Hardback – 2018-12-14
    Routledge

  • Post-Production and the Invisible Revolution of Filmmaking: From the Silent Era to Synchronized Sound book cover

    Post-Production and the Invisible Revolution of Filmmaking

    From the Silent Era to Synchronized Sound, 1st Edition

    By George Larkin

    Post-Production and the Invisible Revolution of Filmmaking studies the discourses surrounding post-production, as well as the aesthetic effects of its introduction during the 1920s and 1930s, by exploring the philosophies and issues faced by practitioners during this transitional, transformative…

    Hardback – 2018-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • The Routledge Handbook of Disability Arts, Culture, and Media book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Disability Arts, Culture, and Media

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bree Hadley, Donna McDonald

    In the last 30 years, a distinctive intersection between disability studies – including disability rights advocacy, disability rights activism, and disability law – and disability arts, culture, and media studies has developed. The two fields have worked in tandem to offer critique of…

    Hardback – 2018-12-12
    Routledge

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