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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
Dramatic Realism, since its birth in the hectic late years of the nineteenth century, gave theatrical and thematic energy to the interaction between a play’s text and the way that it looked on the stage. Characters began to find themselves in rooms and settings that played an active and changing…
Paperback – 2015-11-24
Essentials of Period Style: A Sourcebook for Stage and Production Designers covers the visual, social, and political dynamics of multiple epochs and cultures and discusses how these trends affect the design of the architecture, costumes, and furnishings of the time. It then relates these…
Paperback – 2015-11-23
Shakespeare, Performance and the Archive is a ground-breaking and movingly written exploration of what remains when actors evacuate the space and time of performance. An analysis of ‘leftovers’, it moves between tracking the politics of what is consciously archived and the politics of visible and…
Paperback – 2015-11-17
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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.
Liz Levine publishes scholarly books on Literature, Music, and Theatre and Performance. She runs series that are part of the Routledge Research program, home to cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Liz actively develops series covering emerging topics while continuing to augment established areas such as Children’s Literature, Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, Ecocriticism, Shakespeare, the Gothic, Popular Music, Music Education, Global Theatre, and Experimental Performance.
Ben Piggott publishes a full range of titles across Theatre, Performance, and Dance studies, including scholarly monographs, 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.
Talia Rodgers has been publishing books on theatre, performance, and dance for Routledge since 1991. She acquires across the broad spectrum of performance and the performing arts, and – having launched the Routledge Performance Archive in 2012 – now also acquires audio-visual material as well. Talia is particularly interested in innovative, interdisciplinary, and intercultural work which bridges theory and practice, and/or draws on recent developments in areas such as cognitive science and digital media.
Stacey Walker commissions books on Theatre and Entertainment Design, including stagecraft, costuming, scenic art and design, lighting, sound, projection design, rigging, automation, acting, directing, media design, and arts management. After a decade in the publishing industry, she has experience publishing academic textbooks, practical handbooks, research monographs, trade, and electronic books. She can be found on LinkedIn or on Twitter at @focalstacey.