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  • 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 – 2019-08-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Literature Handbooks

  • Visual Character Development in Film and Television: Your Character is Your Canvas book cover

    Visual Character Development in Film and Television

    Your Character is Your Canvas, 1st Edition

    By Michael Hanly, Elisabeth Rowney

    This book takes a unique look at visual character development in motion pictures and television by using famous works of art combined with modern works of film and television to demonstrate how to weave a visual tale. In a single shot or scene, what should we reveal about a character? What should…

    Paperback – 2019-08-26 
    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 – 2019-08-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Music Companions

  • Teaching Strategies for Neurodiversity and Dyslexia in Actor Training: Sensing Shakespeare book cover

    Teaching Strategies for Neurodiversity and Dyslexia in Actor Training

    Sensing Shakespeare, 1st Edition

    By Petronilla Whitfield

    Teaching Strategies for Neurodiversity and Dyslexia in Actor Training addresses some of the challenges met by acting students with dyslexia and highlights the abilities demonstrated by individuals with specific learning differences in actor training. The book offers six tested teaching strategies…

    Paperback – 2019-08-23 
    Routledge

  • Video Production Techniques: Theory and Practice from Concept to Screen book cover

    Video Production Techniques

    Theory and Practice from Concept to Screen, 2nd Edition

    By Donald L Diefenbach, Anne E Slatton

    Video Production Techniques is an essential guide to the art and craft of video production. It introduces students to the theoretical foundations as well as the practical skills needed to make a successful video project.The opening chapter introduces the reader to the language of motion pictures…

    Paperback – 2019-08-21 
    Routledge

  • Teaching Acting with Practical Aesthetics book cover

    Teaching Acting with Practical Aesthetics

    1st Edition

    By Troy Dobosiewicz

    Teaching Acting with Practical Aesthetics uses constructivist pedagogy to teach acting via Practical Aesthetics, a system of actor training created in the mid-1980s by David Mamet. The book melds the history of Practical Aesthetics, Practical Aesthetics itself, educational theory, and compatible…

    Paperback – 2019-08-21 
    Routledge

  • Living Journalism: Principles and Practices for an Essential Profession book cover

    Living Journalism

    Principles and Practices for an Essential Profession, 2nd Edition

    By Rich Martin

    In this readable, practical textbook Rich Martin explores the core principles and practices that beginning journalists need to produce work that informs and enlightens citizens hungry for accurate and trustworthy news. The textbook’s 16 concise chapters impart real-world examples demonstrating how…

    Paperback – 2019-08-15 
    Routledge

  • Bodies and Transformance in Contemporary Taiwanese Theater book cover

    Bodies and Transformance in Contemporary Taiwanese Theater

    1st Edition

    By Peilin Liang

    In Bodies and Transformance in Taiwanese Contemporary Theater, Peilin Liang develops a theory of bodily transformation. Proposing the concept of transformance, a conscious and rigorous process of self-cultivation toward a reconceptualized body, Liang shows how theater practitioners of minoritized…

    Hardback – 2019-08-15 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2019-08-14 
    Routledge

  • Towards a Theatrical Jurisprudence book cover

    Towards a Theatrical Jurisprudence

    1st Edition

    By Marett Leiboff

    This book brings the insights of theatre theory to law, legal interpretation and the jurisprudential to reshape law as a practice of response and responsibility. Confronting a Baconian antitheatrical legality embedded in its jurisprudences and interpretative practices, the book turns to theatre…

    Hardback – 2019-08-14 
    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 – 2019-08-13 
    Routledge

  • Early English Performance: Medieval Plays and Robin Hood Games: Shifting Paradigms in Early English Drama Studies book cover

    Early English Performance: Medieval Plays and Robin Hood Games

    Shifting Paradigms in Early English Drama Studies, 1st Edition

    By John Marshall

    Edited by Philip Butterworth

    Covering a period of nearly 40 years’ work by the author this collection of essays in the Shifting Paradigms in Early English Drama Studies series brings the perspective of a Drama academic and practitioner of early English plays to the understanding of how medieval plays and Robin Hood games of…

    Hardback – 2019-08-12 
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

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