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How do actors fuse thought, emotion and action within their creative process? Essential Acting is an inspired and reliable toolbox for actors and teachers in the classroom, the rehearsal room and the workshop. RADA’s Brigid Panet has distilled nearly 60 years of acting, directing and actor…
Paperback – 2015-05-20
Youth Theatre: Drama for Life defines the youth theatre process, by outlining its constituent parts and explaining how these activities work in order to support young people’s development. As well as describing what is done in youth theatre, it also explores why it’s done and how to ensure the best…
Paperback – 2015-04-14
Moving Sites explores site-specific dance practice through a combination of analytical essays and practitioner accounts of their working processes. In offering this joint effort of theory and practice, it aims to provide dance academics, students and practitioners with a series of discussions that…
Paperback – 2015-03-31
The Actor Training Reader is an invaluable resource for students and teachers of acting, offering access to a wide range of key texts that identify, explore, illuminate and interrogate the challenges, practices and processes involved in training the modern actor. A companion volume to the…
Paperback – 2015-03-26
The follow-up to the 2000 Golden Pen Award-winning Structural Design for the Stage, this second edition provides the theater technician with a foundation in structural design, allowing an intuitive understanding of "why sets stand up." It introduces the basics of statics and the study of the…
Hardback – 2015-03-17
Drama and Education provides a practical, comprehensive guide to drama as a tool for teaching and learning. It is among the first practical drama and performance textbooks that address brain-based, neuroscientific research, making the argument that creativity is necessary in our lives, that…
Paperback – 2015-03-05
What did Bakhtin think about the theatre? That it was outdated? That is ‘stopped being a serious genre’ after Shakespeare? Could a thinker to whose work ideas of theatricality, visuality, and embodied activity were so central really have nothing to say about theatrical practice? Bakhtin and…
Paperback – 2015-08-20
Since its first publication in 2002, The Performance Studies Reader has become the leading anthology of key writings on performance studies. Now in its third edition, it continues to offer an unparalleled selection of work by the foremost in this continually evolving field. These critical and…
Paperback – 2015-08-17
'Actors always talk about what the audience does. I don’t understand, we are just sitting here.' Audience as Performer proposes that in the theatre, there are two troupes of performers: the actors and the audience. Although academics have scrutinised how audiences respond, make meaning and…
Paperback – 2015-08-17
By Erika Fischer-Lichte
Edited by Minou Arjomand and Ramona Mosse
Is everything theater? Erika Fischer-Lichte's new introductory title explores the central concepts of theater and performance offering a broad guide to the study.
Read our interview with author Experience Bryon in which she shares the moments that most shaped her career and the basis for her book, Integrative Performance: Practice and Theory for the Interdisciplinary Performer
Dramaturgy, in its many forms, is a fundamental and indispensable element of contemporary theater. In its earliest definition, the word itself means a comprehensive theory of "play making."
The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy focuses on contemporary dramaturgical practice, bringing together contributions not only from academics but also from prominent working dramaturgs. The inclusion of both means a strong level of engagement with current issues in dramaturgy, from the impact of social media to the ongoing centrality of interdisciplinary and intermedial processes.
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Routledge is pleased to announce these English editions of Icarus Publishing Enterprise’s pioneering books, as part of our exciting new ‘Theatre as a Laboratory’ series.
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