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Featured Books

2nd Edition
Vectorworks for Entertainment Design: Using Vectorworks to Design and Document Scenery, Lighting, Rigging and Audio Visual Systems
USD $54.95
July 14, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367192945
Paperback
432 Pages

1st Edition
Productivity Through Wellness for Live Entertainment and Theatre Technicians: Increasing Productivity, Avoiding Burnout, and Maximizing the Value of An Hour
USD $39.95
May 21, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367137700
Paperback
156 Pages


3rd Edition
The Stage Manager's Toolkit: Templates and Communication Techniques to Guide Your Theatre Production from First Meeting to Final Performance
USD $39.95
December 30, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367406370
Paperback
346 Pages

4th Edition
Illustrated Theatre Production Guide
USD $64.95
October 02, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367152031
Paperback
452 Pages


1st Edition
Inclusive Character Analysis: Putting Theory into Practice for the 21st Century Theatre Classroom
USD $39.95
December 21, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367358327
Paperback
196 Pages

1st Edition
The Lighting Supervisor's Toolkit: Collaboration, Interrogation, and Innovation toward Engineering Brilliant Lighting Designs
USD $39.95
December 30, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367504656
Paperback
198 Pages


USITT Award Winners

11th Edition
Stage Makeup
USD $74.95
May 31, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367183325
Paperback
498 Pages

1st Edition
Beijing Opera Costumes: The Visual Communication of Character and Culture
USD $74.95
January 23, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138504776
Paperback
432 Pages


4th Edition
Sound and Music for the Theatre: The Art & Technique of Design
USD $46.95
October 05, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138023437
Paperback
428 Pages

1st Edition
The Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance
USD $54.95
March 04, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367478018
Paperback
450 Pages


1st Edition
Mechanical Design for the Stage
USD $62.95
September 18, 2007 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780240806310
Paperback
446 Pages

1st Edition
Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century: Compilation of Work on Rigging Practices, Safety, and Related Topics
USD $56.95
September 09, 2014 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780415702744
Paperback
286 Pages


Backstage Book Series

1st Edition
Theatre Artisans and Their Craft: The Allied Arts Fields
USD $39.95
August 30, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780815352228
Paperback
196 Pages

Acting / Directing

1st Edition
Staging Sex: Best Practices, Tools, and Techniques for Theatrical Intimacy
USD $39.95
March 04, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138596498
Paperback
138 Pages

1st Edition
Inclusive Character Analysis: Putting Theory into Practice for the 21st Century Theatre Classroom
USD $39.95
December 21, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367358327
Paperback
196 Pages


1st Edition
Why the Theatre: In Personal Essays, College Teachers, Actors, Directors, and Playwrights Tell Why the Theatre Is So Vital to Them
USD $44.95
December 14, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367861957
Paperback
220 Pages

1st Edition
The Reason to Sing: A Guide to Acting While Singing
USD $39.95
April 09, 2021 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367272425
Paperback
182 Pages


1st Edition
Lessons from The Maestro: Crafting a Successful Fight/Stunt Career in Theatre and Film
USD $39.95
May 31, 2021 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367637729
Paperback
224 Pages

6th Edition
Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers
USD $44.95
November 11, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780815352297
Paperback
338 Pages


1st Edition
Disability and Theatre: A Practical Manual for Inclusion in the Arts
USD $42.95
July 31, 2017 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138288973
Paperback
232 Pages

1st Edition
Play Readings: A Complete Guide for Theatre Practitioners
USD $39.95
October 15, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138841307
Paperback
238 Pages


1st Edition
How to Rehearse a Play: A Practical Guide for Directors
USD $39.95
July 28, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138483811
Paperback
236 Pages

2nd Edition
Acting: Make It Your Business: How to Avoid Mistakes and Achieve Success as a Working Actor
USD $29.95
October 15, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138503922
Paperback
440 Pages


1st Edition
A History of Contemporary Stage Combat: 1969 - Today
USD $44.95
October 20, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138503939
Paperback
180 Pages

Arts Management

2nd Edition
The A to Z of Arts Management: Reflections on Theory and Reality
USD $56.95
March 11, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367351397
Paperback
470 Pages

1st Edition
Arts Entrepreneurship: Creating a New Venture in the Arts
USD $59.95
September 25, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138889743
Paperback
296 Pages


5th Edition
Management and the Arts
USD $66.95
September 09, 2014 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780415663298
Paperback
600 Pages

Costume

1st Edition
Costume Design: The Basics
USD $22.95
September 23, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367374181
Paperback
188 Pages

1st Edition
Costume in Motion: A Guide to Collaboration for Costume Design and Choreography
USD $49.95
May 06, 2021 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780815366874
Paperback
212 Pages


1st Edition
Beijing Opera Costumes: The Visual Communication of Character and Culture
USD $74.95
January 23, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138504776
Paperback
432 Pages

1st Edition
Sewing Techniques for Theatre: An Essential Guide for Beginners
USD $44.95
May 08, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138596467
Paperback
168 Pages


1st Edition
The Costumes of Burlesque: 1866-2018
USD $49.95
June 06, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138742260
Paperback
320 Pages

2nd Edition
Costume Craftwork on a Budget: Clothing, 3-D Makeup, Wigs, Millinery & Accessories
USD $49.95
June 17, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138212749
Paperback
428 Pages


1st Edition
Men's Tailoring: Bespoke, Theatrical and Historical Tailoring 1830-1950
USD $59.95
August 01, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138336803
Paperback
474 Pages

3rd Edition
Character Costume Figure Drawing: Step-by-Step Drawing Methods for Theatre Costume Designers
USD $54.95
January 09, 2018 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138211711
Paperback
448 Pages


1st Edition
Forties and Fifties Fashion for the Stage: Patterns from Vintage Clothing
USD $46.95
May 21, 2018 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138657793
Paperback
318 Pages

1st Edition
The Costume Supervisor’s Toolkit: Supervising Theatre Costume Production from First Meeting to Final Performance
USD $46.95
July 27, 2018 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138182585
Paperback
192 Pages


1st Edition
Stays and Corsets Volume 2: Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body
USD $46.95
August 24, 2018 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138061255
Paperback
280 Pages

1st Edition
Digital Costume Design and Collaboration: Applications in Academia, Theatre, and Film
USD $42.95
August 14, 2017 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138935723
Paperback
224 Pages


1st Edition
Corsets and Crinolines
USD $52.95
September 11, 2017 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138665668
Paperback
206 Pages

1st Edition
Creating the Character Costume: Tools, Tips, and Talks with Top Costumers and Cosplayers
USD $46.95
December 22, 2016 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138816114
Paperback
248 Pages


1st Edition
The Art and Practice of Costume Design
USD $62.95
September 01, 2016 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138828414
Paperback
310 Pages

1st Edition
Unbuttoned: The Art and Artists of Theatrical Costume Design
USD $56.95
September 01, 2016 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138919037
Paperback
176 Pages


1st Edition
Period Reproduction Buckram Hats: The Costumer’s Guide
USD $49.95
November 11, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138017276
Paperback
240 Pages

1st Edition
Stays and Corsets: Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body
USD $52.95
December 18, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138018235
Paperback
280 Pages


Hair

2nd Edition
Historical Wig Styling: Victorian to the Present
USD $44.95
December 17, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138391567
Paperback
350 Pages

2nd Edition
Historical Wig Styling: Ancient Egypt to the 1830s
USD $44.95
December 30, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138391437
Paperback
334 Pages


1st Edition
Historical Pattern Archive: Women’s Clothing 1837-1969
USD $44.95
December 31, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138708518
Paperback
282 Pages

Lighting, Sound & Video

1st Edition
Living the Lighting Life: A Guide to a Career in Entertainment Lighting
USD $39.95
September 29, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367349325
Paperback
260 Pages

1st Edition
The Lighting Supervisor's Toolkit: Collaboration, Interrogation, and Innovation toward Engineering Brilliant Lighting Designs
USD $39.95
December 30, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367504656
Paperback
198 Pages


1st Edition
Lighting for Televised Live Events: Making Your Live Production Look Great for the Eye and the Camera
USD $39.95
May 31, 2021 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367256661
Paperback
200 Pages

2nd Edition
Media Servers for Lighting Programmers: A Comprehensive Guide to Working with Digital Lighting
USD $49.95
April 29, 2021 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367415310
Paperback
264 Pages


1st Edition
Dance and Light: The Partnership Between Choreography and Lighting Design
USD $39.95
September 06, 2019 by Focal Press
ISBN: 9780367259440
Paperback
288 Pages

1st Edition
Screens Producing & Media Operations: Advanced Practice for Media Server and Video Content Preparation
USD $44.95
November 01, 2019 by Focal Press
ISBN: 9781138338074
Paperback
258 Pages


7th Edition
Designing with Light: An Introduction to Stage Lighting
USD $59.95
December 06, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367000691
Paperback
388 Pages

1st Edition
Music as a Chariot: The Evolutionary Origins of Theatre in Time, Sound, and Music
USD $44.95
February 20, 2018 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138295773
Paperback
354 Pages


1st Edition
Digital Media, Projection Design, and Technology for Theatre
USD $48.95
April 02, 2018 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138954342
Paperback
252 Pages

2nd Edition
Stage Lighting Second Edition: The Fundamentals
USD $79.95
November 16, 2018 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138672178
Paperback
516 Pages


1st Edition
Stage Lighting: Design Applications and More
USD $68.95
December 17, 2018 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138671379
Paperback
446 Pages

2nd Edition
QLab 4: Projects in Video, Audio, and Lighting Control
USD $59.95
October 24, 2017 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138036413
Paperback
420 Pages


1st Edition
Media Design and Technology for Live Entertainment: Essential Tools for Video Presentation
USD $48.95
November 13, 2017 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138216211
Paperback
306 Pages

3rd Edition
Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving and Color-Changing Lights
USD $59.95
November 23, 2017 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138850903
Paperback
554 Pages


3rd Edition
The Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook
USD $52.95
October 03, 2016 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138926240
Paperback
248 Pages

4th Edition
Sound and Music for the Theatre: The Art & Technique of Design
USD $46.95
October 05, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138023437
Paperback
428 Pages


1st Edition
The Art of Light on Stage: Lighting in Contemporary Theatre
USD $62.95
July 24, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138913684
Paperback
272 Pages

1st Edition
The Assistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit
USD $46.95
June 02, 2014 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780415711210
Paperback
454 Pages


Makeup

1st Edition
A Beginner's Guide to Special Makeup Effects: Monsters, Maniacs and More
USD $39.95
March 26, 2021 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367554675
Paperback
192 Pages

11th Edition
Stage Makeup
USD $74.95
May 31, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367183325
Paperback
498 Pages


1st Edition
Foundations of Stage Makeup
USD $42.95
June 24, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138595019
Paperback
178 Pages

1st Edition
Color Theory for the Makeup Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects
USD $44.95
May 29, 2018 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138095250
Paperback
136 Pages


1st Edition
Theatrical Makeup: Basic Application Techniques
USD $46.95
October 22, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138798762
Paperback
152 Pages

Props

1st Edition
Prop Building for Beginners: Twenty Props for Stage and Screen
USD $44.95
April 19, 2021 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367366926
Paperback
214 Pages

1st Edition
The Fake Food Cookbook: Props You Can't Eat for Theatre, Film, and TV
USD $44.95
March 28, 2018 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138212275
Paperback
242 Pages


1st Edition
The Prop Effects Guidebook: Lights, Motion, Sound, and Magic
USD $44.95
February 22, 2018 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138641136
Hardback
198 Pages

2nd Edition
The Properties Director's Toolkit: Managing a Prop Shop for Theatre
USD $44.95
March 26, 2018 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138084155
Paperback
270 Pages


2nd Edition
The Prop Building Guidebook: For Theatre, Film, and TV
USD $44.95
March 08, 2017 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138183674
Hardback
428 Pages

1st Edition
Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques: Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes
USD $46.95
April 27, 2016 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138016439
Paperback
236 Pages


Theatrical Production

1st Edition
Progressive Perspective Drawing for Theatrical Scene Design
USD $39.95
March 22, 2021 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367860790
Paperback
118 Pages

1st Edition
Concert Design: The Road, The Craft, The Industry
USD $39.95
March 11, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138503861
Paperback
176 Pages


1st Edition
Safety and Health for the Stage: Collaboration with the Production Process
USD $39.95
January 31, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780815353263
Paperback
266 Pages

1st Edition
Productivity Through Wellness for Live Entertainment and Theatre Technicians: Increasing Productivity, Avoiding Burnout, and Maximizing the Value of An Hour
USD $39.95
May 21, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367137700
Paperback
156 Pages


2nd Edition
Vectorworks for Entertainment Design: Using Vectorworks to Design and Document Scenery, Lighting, Rigging and Audio Visual Systems
USD $54.95
July 14, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367192945
Paperback
432 Pages

4th Edition
Illustrated Theatre Production Guide
USD $64.95
October 02, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367152031
Paperback
452 Pages


3rd Edition
The Stage Manager's Toolkit: Templates and Communication Techniques to Guide Your Theatre Production from First Meeting to Final Performance
USD $39.95
December 30, 2020 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367406370
Paperback
346 Pages

1st Edition
Modern Theatres 1950–2020
USD $79.95
April 29, 2021 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138484382
Paperback
594 Pages


3rd Edition
Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician: A Practical Guide for Power Distribution in Live Event Production
USD $54.95
April 22, 2021 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367249472
Paperback
404 Pages

1st Edition
AutoCAD for Theatrical Drafting: A Resource for Designers and Technical Directors
USD $39.95
April 29, 2021 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138577763
Paperback
180 Pages


1st Edition
Disney Theatrical Productions: Producing Broadway Musicals the Disney Way
USD $44.95
February 18, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780367086121
Paperback
244 Pages

3rd Edition
What is Scenography?
USD $49.95
April 25, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138504783
Paperback
388 Pages


1st Edition
Theatre Artisans and Their Craft: The Allied Arts Fields
USD $39.95
August 30, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780815352228
Paperback
196 Pages

1st Edition
Automated Performer Flying: The State of the Art
USD $49.95
November 14, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780815352143
Paperback
254 Pages


1st Edition
Introduction to Puppetry Arts
USD $44.95
December 02, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138336766
Paperback
156 Pages

1st Edition
Stage Management Theory as a Guide to Practice: Cultivating a Creative Approach
USD $39.95
December 09, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780815352280
Paperback
148 Pages


1st Edition
Viktor Simov: Stanislavsky’s Designer
USD $44.95
December 18, 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138366510
Paperback
268 Pages

1st Edition
Theatre & Stage Photography: A Guide to Capturing Images of Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Other Performance Events
USD $48.95
February 15, 2018 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138236288
Paperback
244 Pages


1st Edition
Character Sketch: A Drawing Course for Costume Designers
USD $52.95
March 05, 2018 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138891951
Paperback
202 Pages

1st Edition
Scenic Automation Handbook
USD $68.95
April 19, 2018 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138850279
Paperback
558 Pages


1st Edition
Beyond Scenography
USD $42.95
August 01, 2018 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138785069
Paperback
164 Pages

3rd Edition
Stagecraft Fundamentals: A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production
USD $62.95
October 10, 2018 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780415791045
Paperback
566 Pages


1st Edition
Digital Design for Custom Textiles: Patterns as Narration for Stage and Film
USD $42.95
December 03, 2018 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138084179
Paperback
156 Pages

1st Edition
Introduction to Production: Creating Theatre Onstage, Backstage, & Offstage
USD $47.95
August 29, 2017 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138657779
Paperback
222 Pages


1st Edition
3D Printing Basics for Entertainment Design
USD $48.95
November 29, 2017 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138211353
Paperback
434 Pages

11th Edition
Stage Management
USD $56.95
November 17, 2016 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138124462
Paperback
382 Pages


1st Edition
Teaching Introduction to Theatrical Design: A Process Based Syllabus in Costumes, Scenery, and Lighting
USD $62.95
December 22, 2016 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138193253
Paperback
390 Pages

1st Edition
Theatrical Design: An Introduction
USD $56.95
November 07, 2016 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138838826
Paperback
270 Pages


1st Edition
The Production Manager's Toolkit: Successful Production Management in Theatre and Performing Arts
USD $46.95
August 18, 2016 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138838840
Paperback
266 Pages

1st Edition
Painting for Performance: A Beginner’s Guide to Great Painted Scenery
USD $56.95
December 02, 2016 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138951167
Paperback
260 Pages


1st Edition
Stage Management Basics: A Primer for Performing Arts Stage Managers
USD $39.95
October 14, 2016 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138960541
Paperback
200 Pages

1st Edition
Essentials of Period Style: A Sourcebook for Stage and Production Designers
USD $68.95
November 23, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780415710053
Paperback
424 Pages


1st Edition
The Technical Director's Toolkit: Process, Forms, and Philosophies for Successful Technical Direction
USD $39.95
December 15, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780415747295
Paperback
218 Pages

1st Edition
Dance Production: Design and Technology
USD $52.95
December 08, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138795914
Paperback
304 Pages


1st Edition
Technical Management for the Performing Arts: Utilizing Time, Talent, and Money
USD $39.95
December 15, 2015 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138910751
Paperback
238 Pages

1st Edition
Unmasking Theatre Design: A Designer's Guide to Finding Inspiration and Cultivating Creativity
USD $49.95
December 15, 2014 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780415738415
Paperback
320 Pages


1st Edition
The Art of Theatrical Design: Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice
USD $74.95
October 03, 2014 by Routledge
ISBN: 9781138021501
Paperback
340 Pages

1st Edition
Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century: Compilation of Work on Rigging Practices, Safety, and Related Topics
USD $56.95
September 09, 2014 by Routledge
ISBN: 9780415702744
Paperback
286 Pages


Backstage Book Series

Backstage is the result of a publishing partnership between USITT and Routledge. The series consist of books that focus on the various aspects of the technical theatre industry. It celebrates the professionals that make theatre happen in the shops, backstage, and every other corner of this field.

Backstage Book Series

Interested in becoming an author for the series?

Contact Stacey Walker, Publisher - [email protected]


Costume Design Techniques for the Theatre

Costume Design Techniques for the Theatre

Learn professional costume design and costume making methods including sewing techniques, men's tailoring, altering women's dresses and wig styling.

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A Guide to Arts Organization and Management

Guide to Arts Organization and Management

This handy guide is perfect for professional arts managers looking to expand their knowledge and new starters wanting to develop a career in this field. It covers fundamental topics such as managing artists, developing a strategic plan to operate a successful arts organization, creating a career plan and gaining employment

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Insights into Lighting Design

Insights into Lighting Design

This guide is ideal for stage production professionals interested in learning more about lighting production, including information on lighting jobs and roles, the pre-production process and dance and light.

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Guide to SFX Trauma Makeup for Theatre and Film

Guide to SFX Trauma Makeup for Theatre and Film

For step-by-step guidance to creating bruises, cuts, scars, burns and facial extrusions, download our free resource on special effects makeup. A must read for professional makeup artists looking to brush up their skills.

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