Theatre & Performance Studies

Welcome to the Routledge Performance and Focal Press Theatre Home Page! 

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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9Series in Theatre & Performance Studies

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975New Products

  • African Accents

    A Workbook for Actors

    By Beth McGuire

    This is a comprehensive workbook for actors, covering the key characteristics and profiles of a wide range of African accents of English. Its unique approach not only addresses the methods and processes by which to go about learning an accent, but also looks in detail at each example. This lets the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26

  • Rooms in Dramatic Realism

    By Fred Miller Robinson

    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

    By Hal Tine

    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
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Marketing Contacts

Editorial Contacts

  • Liz Levine, Senior Editor (Routledge Research)

    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, Associate Editor (UK)

    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, Publisher
    Theatre & Performance Studies

    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, Acquisitions Editor (Focal Press)

    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.

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