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We provide researchers, professionals, lecturers and students with books, Journals, eProducts, Resources and Information in the subject of Theatre and Performance Studies, including the Routledge Performance Archive.
There is also information on books for students and series, as well as access to our online catalogue and contact information.
Over the past 50 years, Indigenous Australian theatre practice has emerged as a dynamic site for the discursive reflection of culture and tradition as well as colonial legacies, leveraging the power of storytelling to create and advocate contemporary fluid conceptions of Indigeneity. Performing…
Hardback – 2019-08-23
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 – 2019-07-26
Casting a Movement brings together US-based actors, directors, educators, playwrights, and scholars to explore the cultural politics of casting. Drawing on the notion of a "welcome table"—a space where artists of all backgrounds can come together as equals to create theatre—the book’s contributors…
Paperback – 2019-07-26
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
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 interacts with changing social, political and intellectual movements and ideas, and Robert Leach’s…
Hardback – 2018-12-03
Actors and Audiences explores the exchanges between those on and off the stage that fill the atmosphere with energy and vitality. Caroline Heim utilises the concept of "electric air" to describe this phenomenon and discuss the charge of emotional electricity that heightens the audience’s senses in…
Paperback – 2020-03-20
Writing development and pedagogy is a high priority area, particularly with standardised testing showing declines in writing across time and through the years of schooling. However, to date there are relatively few texts for teachers and teacher educators which detail how best to enable the…
Paperback – 2020-03-20
The Black Circuit: Race, Performance, and Spectatorship in Black Popular Theatre presents the first book-length study of Chitlin Circuit theatre, the most popular and controversial form of Black theatre to exist outside the purview of Broadway since the 1980s. Through historical and…
Paperback – 2020-03-18
We are pleased to announce that Lola Cohen, the author of The Method Acting Exercises Handbook and The Lee Strasberg Notes, has been awarded a U.S. Fulbright Specialist designation and has been selected to teach a Method Acting Master Class at The Russian State Institute of Performing Arts (RSIPA) in St. Petersburg!
This FreeBook compiles key chapters from The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre, The Production Manager's Toolkit, The Stage Manager's Toolkit, and The Technical Director's Toolkit. These chapters provide introductory information, helpful tips, diagrams and templates across topics such as: technical direction, production management, rights and permissions, rehearsal schedules, and more.
Laura Hussey publishes Routledge Research Monographs across Theatre, Performance, and Dance studies. She commissions for Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama and Advances in Theatre and Performance Studies. She is currently developing a number of series including Routledge Studies in Disability and Performance and is interested in feedback on new potential series across the field. She is keen to work with new scholars as well as those more established in the discipline. She can be found on LinkedIn.
Ben Piggott publishes a full range of titles across Theatre, Performance, and Dance studies, including edited collections, Companions, and course texts. He is currently commissioning in voice studies, theatre history, and dance history, as well as being on the lookout for original, cutting-edge work across the research spectrum. Ben also publishes dedicated textbooks for students, especially in the core areas of BA study, and edits the Fourth Wall, Routledge Performance Practitioners, and Focus on Dramaturgy series.
Stacey Walker commissions books on acting, actor training, directing, scenography and design, stagecraft, costuming, theatrical production, media design, and arts management. After a decade in the publishing industry, she has experience publishing academic textbooks, practical handbooks, research monographs, trade, and ebooks. She can be found on LinkedIn.
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