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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12Series in Theatre & Performance Studies

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1,079New Products

  • Theater and Cultural Politics for a New World

    An Anthology

    Edited by Chinua Thelwell

    Theater and Cultural Politics for a New World presents a radical re-examination of the ways in which demographic shifts will impact theater and performance culture in the twenty-first century. Editor Chinua Thelwell brings together the revealing insights of artists, scholars, and organizers to…

    Paperback – 2016-10-24

  • Routledge Revivals: David Rabe (1988)

    A Stage History and a Primary and Secondary Bibliography

    By Philip C. Kolin

    In the twenty years that preceded the publication of this book in 1988, David Rabe was in the vanguard of playwrights who shaped American theatre. As the first full-length work on Rabe, this book laid the groundwork for later critical and biographical studies. The first part consists of an essay…

    Hardback – 2016-10-24

  • Secrets of Acting Shakespeare

    The Original Approach, 2nd Edition

    By Patrick Tucker

    Secrets of Acting Shakespeare isn’t a book that gently instructs. It is a passionate, yes-you-can guide designed to prove that anybody can act Shakespeare. Patrick Tucker’s classic manual encourages trained and amateur actors alike to look to the original practices of the Elizabethan theatre for…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18

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Marketing Contacts

Editorial Contacts

  • Ben Piggott, Editor (UK)

    Ben Piggott publishes a full range of titles across Theatre, Performance, and Dance studies, including Routledge Research 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, and edits the Routledge Advances in Theatre and Performance Studies, Fourth Wall, Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama, 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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