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.

June 2019

  • Foundations of Stage Makeup

    1st Edition

    By Daniel C Townsend

    Foundations of Stage Makeup is a comprehensive exploration into the creative world of stage makeup. Step-by-step makeup applications paired with textual content create an enriching experience for future performers and makeup artists. Students will learn relevant history, color theory, makeup…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24

  • Costume Craftwork on a Budget

    Clothing, 3-D Makeup, Wigs, Millinery & Accessories, 2nd Edition

    By Tan Huaixiang

    Costume Craftwork on a Budget demonstrates how to use inexpensive materials to create durable costumes and props in a short amount of time. Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions teach readers how to use 3-D makeup and create teeth, wigs, masks, hats, nonhuman costumes, leather products, and…

    Paperback – 2019-06-17

  • Words for the Theatre

    Four Essays on the Dramatic Text, 1st Edition

    By David Cole

    In Words for the Theatre, playwright David Cole pursues a course of dramaturgical self-questioning on the part of a playwright, centred on the act of playwriting. The book’s four essays each offer a dramaturgical perspective on a different aspect of the playwright’s practice: How does the…

    Hardback – 2019-06-11
    Focus on Dramaturgy

  • How and Why We Teach Shakespeare

    College Teachers and Directors Share How They Explore the Playwright’s Works with Their Students, 1st Edition

    By Sidney Homan

    In How and Why We Teach Shakespeare, 19 distinguished college teachers and directors draw from their personal experiences and share their methods and the reasons why they teach Shakespeare. The collection is divided into four sections: studying the text as a script for performance; exploring…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10

  • The Costumes of Burlesque

    1866-2018, 1st Edition

    By Coleen Scott

    The Costumes of Burlesque: 1866-2018 is the first volume to inclusively document burlesque costume from its birth in the 1860’s through the global burlesque movement in 2018. This lushly illustrated book presents the history and development of this American art form by documenting the origins,…

    Paperback – 2019-06-06

  • Benjamin Britten and Montagu Slater's Peter Grimes

    1st Edition

    By Sam Kinchin-Smith

     ‘Who can turn skies back and begin again?’ -Peter   This book contends that Peter Grimes, widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential operas of the 20th century, is also one of the British theatre’s finest ‘lost’ plays. Seeking to liberate Britten and Slater’s work from the…

    Hardback – 2019-06-05
    The Fourth Wall

  • Robert Lepage

    2nd Edition

    By Aleksandar Saša Dundjerović

    Robert Lepage is one of Canada’s foremost theatre authors and directors. His company, Ex Machina, has toured to international acclaim and he has lent his talents to areas as diverse as opera, film, solo performance and installation art. His most celebrated work blends acute personal narratives with…

    Paperback – 2019-05-31
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Reframing Acting in the Digital Age

    Nimbly Scaling Actor Training in the Academy, 1st Edition

    By Artemis Preeshl

    Reframing Acting in the Digital Age: Nimbly Scaling Actor Training in the Academy refocuses how actors work in TV, film, and stage. In this refreshing text, Preeshl integrates original interviews with 25 theatre, film, TV, and digital media experts from leading international programs to create an…

    Hardback – 2019-05-24

  • Portraits in Early Modern English Drama

    Visual Culture, Play-Texts, and Performances, 1st Edition

    By Emanuel Stelzer

    Portraits in Early Modern English Drama studies the complex web of interconnections that grows out of the presentation of portraits as props in early modern English drama. Emanuel Stelzer considers this theory from the Elizabethan age up to the closing of the theatres. This book examines how the…

    Hardback – 2019-05-16
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama