Theatre & Performance Studies

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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.
 

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15Series in Theatre & Performance Studies

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1,287New Products

  • Beyond Failure: New Essays on the Cultural History of Failure in Theatre and Performance book cover

    Beyond Failure

    New Essays on the Cultural History of Failure in Theatre and Performance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tony Fisher, Eve Katsouraki

    In setting foot on stage, every performer risks the possiblity of failure. Indeed, the very performance of any human action is inextricable from its potential not to succeed. This inherent potential has become a key critical trope in contemporary theatre, performance studies, and…

    Paperback – 2018-10-22
    Routledge

  • Stage Lighting Second Edition: The Fundamentals book cover

    Stage Lighting Second Edition

    The Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

    By Richard E. Dunham

    Stage Lighting: The Fundamentals is written specifically for introductory stage lighting courses. The book begins with an examination of the nature of light, perception, and color, then leads into a conversation of stage lighting equipment and technicians. Lamps, luminaries, controls/dimming, and…

    Hardback – 2018-10-17
    Routledge

  • The Physical Actor: Contact Improvisation from Studio to Stage book cover

    The Physical Actor

    Contact Improvisation from Studio to Stage, 2nd Edition

    By Annie Loui

    The Physical Actor is a comprehensive book of exercises for actors. It is carefully designed for the development of a strong and flexible physical body able to move with ease through space and interact instinctively on-stage. Annie Loui draws on her training with Etienne Decroux, Carolyn Carlson,…

    Paperback – 2018-10-17
    Routledge

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Editorial Contacts

  • Laura Hussey, Editor (UK)

    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, Editor (UK)

    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, Senior Editor

    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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