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.

Theatrical Production

  • Stagecraft Fundamentals

    A Guide and Reference for Theatrical Production, 3rd Edition

    By Rita Kogler Carver

    Stagecraft Fundamentals tackles every aspect of basic theatre production with Rita Kogler Carver’s signature wit and engaging voice. The history of stagecraft, safety precautions, lighting, costumes, scenery, career planning tips, and more are discussed, illustrated by beautiful color examples that…

    Paperback – 2018-10-10
    Routledge

  • Beyond Scenography

    1st Edition

    By Rachel Hann

    Focused on the contemporary Anglophone adoption from the 1960s onwards, Beyond Scenography explores the porous state of contemporary theatre-making to argue a critical distinction between scenography (as a crafting of place orientation) and scenographics (that which orientate acts of worlding,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-01
    Routledge

  • Digital Media, Projection Design, and Technology for Theatre

    1st Edition

    By Alex Oliszewski, Daniel Fine, Daniel Roth

    Digital Media, Projection Design, and Technology for Theatre covers the foundational skills, best practices, and real-world considerations of integrating digital media and projections into theatre. The authors, professional designers and university professors of digital media in live…

    Paperback – 2018-04-02
    Routledge

  • Media Design and Technology for Live Entertainment

    Essential Tools for Video Presentation, 1st Edition

    By Davin Gaddy

    Media Design and Technology for Live Entertainment is a guide to understanding the concepts and equipment used in projection and video design for live performances. After an introduction in the principles of design elements as well as information on content, this book focuses on how content is used…

    Paperback – 2017-11-13
    Routledge

  • The Prop Building Guidebook

    For Theatre, Film, and TV, 2nd Edition

    By Eric Hart

    Experienced prop maker Eric Hart walks readers through techniques used in historical and contemporary prop making and demonstrates how to apply them to a variety of materials. Hundreds of full-color photographs illustrate the tools and techniques used by professional prop makers throughout the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-08
    Routledge

  • Stage Manager

    The Professional Experience—Refreshed, 2nd Edition

    By Larry Fazio

    Stage Manager: The Professional Experience–Refreshed takes the reader on a journey through all aspects of the craft of stage management in theatre, including the technological advancements that have come to theatre and the stage manger’s job. Chapters are laid out to reflect the order in which…

    Paperback – 2017-02-15
    Routledge

  • The Craft and Art of Scenic Design

    Strategies, Concepts, and Resources, 1st Edition

    By Robert Klingelhoefer

    The Craft and Art of Scenic Design: Strategies, Concepts, and Resources explores how to design stage scenery from a practical and conceptual perspective. Discussion of conceptualizing the design through script analysis and research is followed by a comprehensive overview of execution:…

    Paperback – 2017-01-17
    Routledge

  • Stage Management

    11th Edition

    By Lawrence Stern, Jill Gold

    Stage Management offers readers a practical manual on how to stage manage in all theatre environments. Revered as the authoritative resource for stage management, this text is rich with practical resources, including checklists, diagrams, examples, forms and step-by-step directions. In addition to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge

  • Theatrical Design

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Kevin Lee Allen

    A theatrical designer must address two questions when designing a production: What is the play about and what is the play like? To find the metaphor within a play is to unlock inspired and unique design concepts. Theatrical Design: An Introduction is about how to find the design idea for a…

    Paperback – 2016-11-07
    Routledge

  • Stage Management Basics

    A Primer for Performing Arts Stage Managers, 1st Edition

    By Emily Roth, Jonathan Allender-Zivic, Katy McGlaughlin

    Without assuming any intrinsic prior knowledge of the theatrical field and its associated, specialized terminology, Stage Management Basics covers every aspect of the stage management, from reading a script, meeting with a director and theatre staff, and auditioning, to constructing green…

    Paperback – 2016-10-14
    Routledge

  • Performance in the Twenty-First Century

    Theatres of Engagement, 1st Edition

    By Andy Lavender

    Performance in the Twenty-First Century: Theatres of Engagement addresses the reshaping of theatre and performance after postmodernism. Andy Lavender argues provocatively that after the ‘classic’ postmodern tropes of detachment, irony, and contingency, performance in the twenty-first century…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31
    Routledge

  • The Technical Director's Toolkit

    Process, Forms, and Philosophies for Successful Technical Direction, 1st Edition

    By Zachary Stribling, Richard Girtain

    In the world of theatre, the technical director is responsible for overseeing the safe and efficient realization and implementation of scenery for the stage. The Technical Director’s Toolkit is the first book to address every nut and bolt of this multifaceted job, guiding you though the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15
    Routledge
    The Focal Press Toolkit Series

  • Dance Production

    Design and Technology, 1st Edition

    By Jeromy Hopgood

    Dance Production: Design and Technology introduces you to the skills you need to plan, design, and execute the technical aspects of a dance production. While it may not seem that staging a dance production is that different from a play or musical, in reality a dance performance offers up unique…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08
    Routledge

  • Sound and Music for the Theatre

    The Art & Technique of Design, 4th Edition

    By Deena Kaye, James LeBrecht

    Covering every phase of a theatrical production, this fourth edition of Sound and Music for the Theatre traces the process of sound design from initial concept through implementation in actual performances. The book discusses the early evolution of sound design and how it supports the play, from…

    Paperback – 2015-10-05
    Routledge

  • Structural Design for the Stage

    2nd Edition

    By Alys Holden, Bronislaw Sammler, Bradley L Powers, Steven A Schmidt

    The follow-up to the 2000 Golden Pen Award-winning Structural Design for the Stage, this second edition provides the theater technician with a foundation in structural design, allowing an intuitive understanding of "why sets stand up." It introduces the basics of statics and the study of the…

    Hardback – 2015-03-17
    Routledge

  • Unmasking Theatre Design: A Designer's Guide to Finding Inspiration and Cultivating Creativity

    1st Edition

    By Lynne Porter

    Every great design has its beginnings in a great idea, whether your medium of choice is scenery, costume, lighting, sound, or projections. Unmasking Theatre Design shows you how to cultivate creative thinking skills through every step of theatre design - from the first play reading to the finished…

    Paperback – 2014-12-15
    Routledge

  • The Art of Theatrical Design

    Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Kaoime Malloy

    The Art of Theatrical Design: Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice addresses the core principles that develop the student designer into a true artist, providing a foundation that ensures success with each production design. This text concentrates on the skills necessary to create…

    Paperback – 2014-10-03
    Routledge

  • Management and the Arts

    5th Edition

    By William J. Byrnes

    The fifth edition of Management and the Arts provides you with theory and practical applications from all arts management perspectives including planning, marketing, finance, economics, organization, staffing, and group dynamics. Regardless of whether you are a manager in a theatre, museum, dance…

    Paperback – 2014-09-09
    Routledge

  • Illustrated Theatre Production Guide

    3rd Edition

    By Zachary Stribling

    Illustrated Theatre Production Guide delivers a step-by-step approach to the most prevalent and established theatreproduction practices, focusing on essential issues related to the construction of wooden, fabric, plastic, and metal scenery used on the stage. A must-have resource for both the…

    Paperback – 2014-06-19
    Routledge