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.

December 2019

  • Historical Pattern Archive

    Women’s Clothing 1837-1969, 1st Edition

    By Thomas John Bernard, Marcy Linton

    Historical Pattern Archive: Women’s Clothing 1837–1969 is the first book of its kind to capture such a wide range of women’s period patterns in one book, featuring 83 patterns spanning over a century of clothing. The book offers an accurate pattern of each garment on a 1/8" graph that can be used…

    Paperback – 2019-12-31
    Routledge

  • Historical Wig Styling: Ancient Egypt to the 1830s

    2nd Edition

    By Allison Lowery

    Historical Wig Styling: Ancient Egypt to the 1830s, 2nd edition, is a guide to creating beautiful, historically accurate hairstyles for theatrical productions and events. This volume covers hairstyles from Ancient Egypt through Romantic/Biedermeier styles of the 1820s and 30s. Chapters…

    Paperback – 2019-12-30
    Routledge
    The Focal Press Costume Topics Series

  • Blue Sky Body

    Thresholds for Embodied Research, 1st Edition

    By Ben Spatz

    Blue Sky Body: Thresholds for Embodied Research is the follow-up to Ben Spatz's 2015 book What a Body Can Do, charting a course through more than twenty years of embodied, artistic, and scholarly research. Emerging from the confluence of theory and practice, this book combines full-length critical…

    Paperback – 2019-12-18
    Routledge

  • Viktor Simov

    Stanislavsky’s Designer, 1st Edition

    Edited by PAUL FRYER, Anastasia Toros

    Viktor Simov is the first English-language biography of Konstantin Stanislavsky’s principal scenic designer at the Moscow Art Theatre from the company’s formation in 1898. His ground-breaking work included the designs for the premieres of Anton Chekhov’s major stage plays, and his approach to…

    Paperback – 2019-12-18
    Routledge

  • Historical Wig Styling: Victorian to the Present

    2nd Edition

    By Allison Lowery

    Historical Wig Styling: Victorian to the Present, 2nd edition, is a guide to creating beautiful, historically accurate hairstyles for theatrical productions and events. This volume covers hairstyles from the Victorian era through the contemporary styles of today. Chapters begin with an overview…

    Paperback – 2019-12-17
    Routledge
    The Focal Press Costume Topics Series

  • A Social History of British Performance Cultures 1900-1939

    Citizenship, surveillance and the body, 1st Edition

    By Maggie B. Gale

    This book provides a new social history of British performance cultures in the early decades of the twentieth century, where performance across stage and screen was generated by dynamic and transformational industries. Exploring an era book-ended by wars and troubled by social unrest and political…

    Paperback – 2019-12-11
    Routledge

  • One-Hour Shakespeare

    The Comedies, 1st Edition

    By Julie Fain Lawrence-Edsell

    The One-Hour Shakespeare series is a collection of abridged versions of Shakespeare’s plays, designed specifically to accommodate both small and large casts. This volume, The Comedies, includes the following plays: As You Like It Love’s Labour’s Lost Much Ado About Nothing Twelfth Night…

    Paperback – 2019-12-11
    Routledge
    One-Hour Shakespeare

  • One-Hour Shakespeare

    The Early Comedies and Romances, 1st Edition

    By Julie Fain Lawrence-Edsell

    The One-Hour Shakespeare series is a collection of abridged versions of Shakespeare’s plays, designed specifically to accommodate both small and large casts. This volume, The Early Comedies and Romances, includes the following plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Two Gentlemen of Verona The…

    Paperback – 2019-12-11
    Routledge
    One-Hour Shakespeare

  • A World Elsewhere

    1st Edition

    By Steven Berkoff

    A World Elsewhere is Steven Berkoff’s bold attempt to describe his multifarious theatrical works. Berkoff outlines the methods that he uses, first of all as an actor, secondly as a playwright and thirdly as theatre director, as well as those subtle connections in between, when one discipline melds…

    Paperback – 2019-12-11
    Routledge

  • Performing Home

    1st Edition

    By Stuart Andrews

    Performing Home is the first sustained study of the ways in which artists create artworks in, and in response to, domestic dwellings. In the context of growing interest in ideas and practices that cross between architecture, arts practice and performance, it is valuable to understand what happens…

    Hardback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Performative Power of Vocality

    1st Edition

    By Virginie Magnat

    The Performative Power of Vocality offers a fresh perspective on voice as a subject of critical inquiry by employing an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach. Conventional treatment of voice in theatre and performance studies too often regards it as a subcategory of actor training,…

    Hardback – 2019-12-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Voice Studies

  • Stage Management Theory as a Guide to Practice

    Cultivating a Creative Approach, 1st Edition

    By Narda E. Alcorn, Lisa Porter

    Stage Management Theory as a Guide to Practice offers theory and methodology for developing a unique stage management style, preparing stage managers to develop an adaptive approach for the vast and varied scope of the production process, forge their own path, and respond to the present moment with…

    Paperback – 2019-12-09
    Routledge

  • Objectives, Obstacles, and Tactics in Practice

    Perspectives on Activating the Actor, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hillary Haft Bucs, Valerie Clayman Pye

    Objectives, Obstacles, and Tactics in Practice is the first book that compiles practical approaches of the best practices from a range of practitioners on the subject of working with Stanislavski’s "objectives," "obstacles," and "tactics." The book offers instructors and directors a variety of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-09
    Routledge

  • Application of the Michael Chekhov Technique to Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Soliloquies and Monologues

    1st Edition

    By Mark Monday

    Application of the Michael Chekhov Technique to Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Soliloquies, and Monologues illustrates how to apply the Michael Chekhov Technique, through exercises and rehearsal techniques, to a wide range of Shakespeare’s works. The book begins with a comprehensive chapter on the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-09
    Routledge

  • Embodiment and Disembodiment in Live Art

    From Grotowski to Hologram, 1st Edition

    By Ke Shi

    Liveness is a pivotal issue for performance theorists and artists. As live art covers both embodiment and disembodiment, many scholars have emphasized the former and interpreted the latter as the opposite side of liveness. In this book, the author demonstrates that disembodiment is also an…

    Hardback – 2019-12-09
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

  • Designing with Light

    An Introduction to Stage Lighting, 7th Edition

    By J. Michael Gillette, Michael McNamara

    Now in its seventh edition, Designing with Light introduces readers to the art, craft, and technology of stage lighting and media projection. The new edition is fully updated to include current information on the technology of stage lighting: lighting fixtures, lamps, cabling, dimmers, control…

    Paperback – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • Cybernetic-Existentialism

    Freedom, Systems, and Being-for-Others in Contemporary Arts and Performance, 1st Edition

    By Steve Dixon

    Cybernetic-Existentialism: Freedom, Systems, and Being-for-Others in Contemporary Arts and Performance offers a unique discourse and an original aesthetic theory. It argues that fusing perspectives from the philosophy of Existentialism with insights from the ‘universal science’ of cybernetics…

    Hardback – 2019-12-04
    Routledge

  • The Theatrical Professoriate

    Contemporary Higher Education and Its Academic Dramas, 1st Edition

    By Emily Roxworthy

    This book argues that today’s professoriate has become increasingly theatrical, largely as a result of neoliberal policies in higher education, but also in response to an anti-intellectual scrutiny that has become pervasive throughout the Western world. The Theatrical Professoriate: Contemporary…

    Hardback – 2019-12-04
    Routledge

  • Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage

    1st Edition

    By Eero Laine

    Professional Wrestling and the Commercial Stage examines professional wrestling as a century-old, theatrical form that spans from its local places of performance to circulate as a popular, global product. Professional wrestling has all the trappings of sport, but is, at its core, a theatrical…

    Hardback – 2019-12-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Introduction to Puppetry Arts

    1st Edition

    By Cheralyn Lambeth

    Introduction to Puppetry Arts shares the history, cultures, and traditions surrounding the ancient performance art of puppetry, along with an overview of puppet construction and performance techniques used around the world. From its earliest beginnings in the ancient Middle East and Asia, through…

    Paperback – 2019-12-02
    Routledge

  • Moving through Conflict

    Dance and Politcs in Israel, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dina Roginsky, Henia Rottenberg

    Moving through Conflict: Dance and Politics in Israel is a pioneering project in examining the Israeli–Palestinian conflict through dance. It proposes a research framework for study of the social, cultural, aesthetic and political dynamics between Jews and Arabs as reflected in dance…

    Hardback – 2019-12-02
    Routledge