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.

Dance and Movement

  • What is the Theatre?

    1st Edition

    By Christian Biet, Christophe Triau

    What is the Theatre? is one of the most coherent and systematic descriptions and analyses of the theatre yet compiled. Theatre is, above all, spectacle. It is a fleeting performance, delivered by actors and intended for spectators. It is a work of the body, an exercise of voice and gesture…

    Paperback – 2019-02-22 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Dance Studies Reader

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Jens Richard Giersdorf, Yutian Wong

    The Routledge Dance Studies Reader has been expanded and updated, giving readers access to thirty-seven essential texts that address the social, political, cultural, and economic impact of globalization on embodiment and choreography.  These interdisciplinary essays in dance scholarship consider a…

    Paperback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Choreography

    A Critical Reader, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Jo Butterworth, Liesbeth Wildschut

    Fully revised and updated, this second edition of Contemporary Choreography presents a range of articles covering choreographic enquiry, investigation into the creative process, and innovative challenges to traditional understandings of dance making. Contributions from a global range of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11
    Routledge

  • Nutrition for Dancers

    Basics, Performance Enhancement, Practical Tips, 1st Edition

    By Liane Simmel, Eva-Maria Kraft

    Dancers are top performance athletes on stage – to keep fit andhealthy proper nutrition is an integral part of an optimal dancetraining. Nutrition for Dancers provides the principles of nutritionfor dancers of all genres. Authors Liane Simmel and Eva-Maria Kraft clarify widespread nutritional…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11
    Routledge

  • World Dance Cultures

    From Ritual to Spectacle, 1st Edition

    By Patricia Leigh Beaman

    From healing, fertility and religious rituals, through theatrical entertainment, to death ceremonies and ancestor worship, World Dance Cultures introduces an extraordinary variety of dance forms practiced around the world. This highly illustrated textbook draws on wide-ranging historical…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge

  • What Moves You?

    Shaping your dissertation in dance, 1st Edition

    By Charlotte Nichol, Lise Uytterhoeven

    Every dissertation is individual and unique - particularly for dance students, who must combine a wide range of approaches into a tailor-made research methodology. What Moves You? fosters a creative approach to dissertations and final projects. By guiding the development of a personal study…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Movement

    Onstage and Off, 1st Edition

    By Robert Barton, Barbara Sellers-Young

    Movement: Onstage and Off is the complete guide for actors to the most effective techniques for developing a fully expressive body. It is a comprehensive compilation of established fundamentals, a handbook for movement centered personal growth and a guide to helping actors and teachers make…

    Paperback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge