2017 & 2018 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.

March 2018

  • The Assistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit

    By Anne McMills

    What are the do�s and don�ts of being a good assistant lighting designer? What are focus tapes, and how do I use them? What is the best method for creating a magic sheet? What should be found in every assistant�s kit? How do I make that first important leap into this professional career? Answer…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Focal Press

  • Images LibrariesMuseums/Arch

    By Amy Mccoll

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Stagecraft Fundamentals Second Edition

    A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production

    By Rita Carver

    Stagecraft Fundamentals Second Edition tackles every aspect of theatre production with Emmy Award-winning author Rita Kogler Carver's signature witty and engaging voice. The history of stagecraft, safety precautions, lighting, costumes, scenery, career planning tips, and more are discussed,…

    Hardback – 2018-04-23
    Focal Press

  • The Dramatic Imagination

    Reflections and Speculations on the Art of the Theatre, Reissue

    By Robert Edmond Jones

    The Dramatic Imagination is one of the few enduring works written about set design. Robert Edmond Jones's innovations in set design and lighting brought new ideas to the stage, but it is greater understanding of design - its role at the heart of theater - that has continued to inspire theater…

    Hardback – 2018-04-23
    Routledge

  • The Fake Food Cookbook

    Props You Can't Eat for Theatre, Film, and TV

    By Tamara Honesty, Karestin Harrison

    The Fake Food Cookbook: Props You Can’t Eat for Theatre, Film, and TV contains step by step instructions on how to create the most realistic prop food for a theatrical production. From appetizers such as oysters on a half shell and chicken wings, entrees such as lobster and honey-glazed ham, to…

    Paperback – 2018-03-28
    Focal Press

  • Drama and the Politics of Generational Conflict in Shakespeare's England

    By Stephannie Gearhart

    Drama and the Politics of Generational Conflict in Shakespeare’s England examines the intersection between art and culture and explains how ideas about age circulated in early modern England. Stephannie Gearhart illustrates how a variety of texts – including drama by Shakespeare, Jonson, and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-23
    Routledge
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • Performing Shakespeare Unrehearsed

    A Practical Guide to Acting and Producing Spontaneous Shakespeare

    By Bill Kincaid

      Shakespeare’s plays can be performed effectively without rehearsal, if all the actors understand a set of performance guidelines and put them into practice. In Performing Shakespeare Unrehearsed: A Practical Guide to Acting and Producing Spontaneous Shakespeare, each chapter is devoted to a…

    Hardback – 2018-03-21
    Focal Press

  • Turn That Thing Off!

    Collaboration and Technology in 21st-Century Actor Training

    By Rose Burnett Bonczek, Roger Manix, David Storck

    As personal technology becomes ever-present in the classroom and rehearsal studio, its use and ubiquity is affecting the collaborative behaviors that should underpin actor training. How is the collaborative impulse being distracted and what kind of solutions can re-establish its connections? The…

    Hardback – 2018-03-20
    Routledge

  • Sondheim and Wheeler's Sweeney Todd

    By Aaron C. Thomas

    Sweeney Todd, the gruesome tale of a murderous barber and his pastry chef accomplice, is unquestionably strange subject matter for the musical theatre – but eight Tony awards and enormous successes on Broadway and the West End testify to its enduring popularity with audiences. Written by Hugh…

    Paperback – 2018-03-20
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Answers from "The Working Actor"

    Two Backstage Columnists Share Ten Years of Advice

    By Jackie Apodaca, Michael Kostroff

    For nearly a decade, Jackie Apodaca and Michael Kostroff shared duties as advice columnists for the actors’ trade paper, Backstage. Their highly popular weekly feature, "The Working Actor," fielded questions from actors all over the country. A cross between "Dear Abby" and The Hollywood Reporter,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-19
    Focal Press

  • Presence & Pre-Expressivity 2

    By Yarrow

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 2018-03-15
    Routledge

  • Character Sketch

    A Drawing Course for Costume Designers

    By Helen Q Huang

    Character Sketch outlines a theory of costume rendering that explores how a designer conceptualizes and creates a character on the page. Beginning with how to develop a sense of character through active, gestural poses, this book explores and explains the process of drawing and painting from rough…

    Paperback – 2018-03-05
    Focal Press