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The first half of the Twentieth Century was a vibrant period for U.S. theatre. As the United States emerged as a significant military, economic, political and cultural power, so its theatre began to distinguish itself from the prevailing European model. The plays and dramatic texts in&…
Paperback – 2016-09-16
A Masterclass in Dramatic Writing addresses all three genres of dramatic writing - for theatre, film and TV - in a comprehensive, one-semester, 14-week masterclass for the dramatic writer. Including new material alongside revised, extended selections from Janet Neipris' original and…
Hardback – 2016-07-18
Performance in the Twenty-First Century: Theatres of Engagement addresses the reshaping of theatre and performance after postmodernism. Andy Lavender argues provocatively that after the ‘classic’ postmodern tropes of detachment, irony, and contingency, performance in the twenty-first century…
Paperback – 2016-05-31
Theory/Theatre is a unique and highly engaging introduction to literary theory as it relates to theatre and performance. It is a brilliantly clear and readable examination of current theoretical approaches, from semiotics and poststructuralism, through cultural materialism, postcolonial studies and…
Paperback – 2016-04-14
The work done on a play before the first rehearsal, the first group reading or even the before the cast have met, can be crucial to the success of a production. Directors and dramaturgs must know how to analyze, understand and interpret a play or performance text if they hope to bring it to life on…
Paperback – 2016-03-11
This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers a critical overview of global theatre and drama, spanning a broad wealth of world cultures and periods. Bringing together a group of scholars from a diverse range of…
Paperback – 2016-02-23
Performance and Professional Wrestling is the first edited volume to consider professional wrestling explicitly from the vantage point of theatre and performance studies. Moving beyond simply noting its performative qualities or reading it via other performance genres, this…
Paperback – 2016-08-26
The Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq presents a thorough overview and analysis of Jacques Lecoq's life, work and philosophy of theatre. Through an exemplary collection of specially commissioned chapters from leading writers, specialists and practitioners, it draws together writings and…
Hardback – 2016-08-18
"Our theater world is so much better with this book in it, and even better with Cary and Jay at the helm." –David Stewart, Director of Production for the Guthrie Theater The Production Manager’s Toolkit is a comprehensive introduction to a career in theatrical and special event production for new…
Paperback – 2016-08-18
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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 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.