2019 Theatre & Performance Titles for Review

The below are all titles recently published by Routledge Theatre & Performance that are available for review. If you would like to receive a copy for review, please complete our online form.

July 2019

  • Men's Tailoring

    Bespoke, Theatrical and Historical Tailoring 1830-1950, 1st Edition

    By Graham Cottenden

    Men’s Tailoring: Bespoke, Theatrical and Historical Tailoring 1830-1950 introduces the reader to English tailoring and covers the drafting of patterns, cutting out in cloth, and the complete traditional construction techniques in sequence for the tailoring of a waistcoat, trousers and jacket. The…

    Paperback – 2019-08-01
    Routledge

  • Acting for the Screen

    1st Edition

    By Mary Lou Belli

    Acting for the Screen is a collection of essays written by and interviews with working actors, producers, directors, casting directors, and acting professors, exploring the business side of screen acting. In this book, over thirty show business professionals dispel myths about the industry and…

    Paperback – 2019-07-29
    Routledge
    PERFORM

  • Casting a Movement

    The Welcome Table Initiative, 1st Edition

    Edited by Claire Syler, Daniel Banks

    Casting a Movement brings together US-based actors, directors, educators, playwrights, and scholars to explore the cultural politics of casting. Drawing on the notion of a "welcome table"—a space where artists of all backgrounds can come together as equals to create theatre—the book’s contributors…

    Paperback – 2019-07-26
    Routledge

  • Hypertheatre

    Contemporary Radical Adaptation of Greek Tragedy, 1st Edition

    By Olga Kekis

    Hypertheatre: Contemporary Radical Adaptation of Greek Tragedy investigates the adaptation of classical drama for the contemporary stage and explores its role as an active, polemical form of theatre which addresses present-day issues. The book’s premise is that by breaking drama into constituent…

    Hardback – 2019-07-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Principles of Dramaturgy

    1st Edition

    By Robert Scanlan

    In Principles of Dramaturgy, Robert Scanlan explains the invariant principles behind the construction of stage and performance events of any style or modality. This book contains all that is essential for training a professional stage director and/or dramaturg, including the "plot-bead" technique…

    Hardback – 2019-07-15
    Routledge
    Focus on Dramaturgy

  • Mitchell and Trask's Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    1st Edition

    By Caridad Svich

    '… love creates something that was not there before.' – Hedwig John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch opened on Valentine’s Day,1998, in New York City, and ever since, it and its genderqueer heroine have captivated audiences around the world. As the first musical to…

    Paperback – 2019-07-09
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Facial Hair and the Performance of Early Modern Masculinity

    1st Edition

    By Eleanor Rycroft

    Facial Hair and the Performance of Early Modern Masculinity is the first full-length critical study to analyse the importance of beards in terms of the theatrical performance of masculinity. According to medical, cultural, and literary discourses of early modern era in England, facial hair marked…

    Hardback – 2019-07-02
    Routledge
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • The Michael Chekhov Handbook

    For the Actor, 2nd Edition

    By Lenard Petit

    The Michael Chekhov Handbook is a practical guide to Chekhov’s supportive techniques for actors, fully updated with new exercises that examine the relationship between the sensations of the physical body and the imagination. Lenard Petit draws on 25 years of teaching experience to unlock and…

    Paperback – 2019-07-01
    Routledge

  • European Performative Theatre

    The issues, problems and techniques of crucial masterpieces, 1st Edition

    By Annamaria Cascetta

    Performative theatre is one of the most important trends of our time. It is emblematic of the work of many European theatrical artists in the early twenty-first century.   Annamaria Cascetta does not propose a model or a historical overview, but rather strives to identify the salient features of a…

    Hardback – 2019-06-25
    Routledge

  • Mummers' Plays Revisited

    1st Edition

    By Peter Harrop

    Peter Harrop offers a reappraisal of mummers’ plays, which have long been regarded as a form of ‘folk’ or ‘traditional’ drama, somehow separate from the mainstream of British theatre. This fresh view of folk and tradition explores how mummers’ plays emerged in an 18th century theatrical…

    Hardback – 2019-06-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies