Theatre and Performance Textbooks New and Key Titles 2018

Welcome to the Routledge Theatre and Performance Textbook Collection.

Within the pages of this online catalogue you will find our forthcoming, new and key Theatre & Performance textbooks.

Introductory Performance

  • Performed Ethnography and Communication

    Improvisation and Embodied Experience, 1st Edition

    By D Soyini Madison

    Performed Ethnography and Communication explores the relationships between these three key terms, addressing the impact of ethnography and communication on the cutting edge of performance studies. Ranging from digital performance, improvisation and the body, to fieldwork and staged collaboration,…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10
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  • World Theories of Theatre

    1st Edition

    By Glenn A. Odom

    World Theories of Theatre expands the horizons of theatrical theory beyond the West, providing the tools essential for a truly global approach to theatre. Identifying major debates in theatrical theory from around the world, combining discussions of the key theoretical questions facing theatre…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
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  • A Masterclass in Dramatic Writing

    Theater, Film, and Television, 2nd Edition

    By Janet Neipris, Janet Neipris

    For decades writers have competed to enroll in the legendary Master classes led by Janet Neipris at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, and across the globe. Several generations of playwrights, screenwriters, and television writers have been inspired and educated by her. Her newest book…

    Paperback – 2016-07-13
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  • Theory/Theatre

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Mark Fortier

    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
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  • Reading Contemporary Performance

    Theatricality Across Genres, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gabrielle Cody, Meiling Cheng

    As the nature of contemporary performance continues to expand into new forms, genres and media, it requires an increasingly diverse vocabulary. Reading Contemporary Performance provides students, critics and creators with a rich understanding of the key terms and ideas that are central to any…

    Paperback – 2015-09-25
    Routledge

  • The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre

    2nd Edition

    By Scott Graham, Steven Hoggett

    ‘This is a close companion to Frantic Assembly’s practice and one that is written with an open and engaging, even disarming, tone … A rich, rewarding and compelling text.’   Stuart Andrews, University of Surrey    As Frantic Assembly move into their twentieth year of producing innovative and…

    Paperback – 2014-07-15
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  • The Routledge Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies

    1st Edition

    By Erika Fischer-Lichte

    Edited by Minou Arjomand, Ramona Mosse

    Erika Fischer-Lichte's introduction to the discipline of Theatre and Performance Studies is a strikingly authoritative and wide ranging guide to the study of theatre in all of its forms. Its three-part structure moves from the first steps in starting to think about performance,…

    Paperback – 2014-03-24
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  • Performance Studies

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Richard Schechner, Richard Schechner

    Richard Schechner is a pioneer of Performance Studies. A scholar, theatre director, editor, and playwright he is University Professor of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and Editor of TDR: The Journal of Performance Studies. He is the author of Public…

    Paperback – 2013-03-13
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  • Liveness

    Performance in a Mediatized Culture, 2nd Edition

    By Philip Auslander

    Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture addresses what may be the single most important question facing all kinds of performance today. What is the status of live performance in a culture dominated by mass media? Since its first appearance, Philip Auslander's ground-breaking book has helped…

    Paperback – 2008-01-02
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  • Postdramatic Theatre

    1st Edition

    By Hans-Thies Lehmann

    Newly adapted for the Anglophone reader, this is an excellent translation of Hans-Thies Lehmann’s groundbreaking study of the new theatre forms that have developed since the late 1960s, which has become a key reference point in international discussions of contemporary theatre. In looking at the…

    Paperback – 2006-02-01
    Routledge