18Key Textbooks

  • Voice: Onstage and Off book cover

    Voice: Onstage and Off

    3rd Edition

    By Robert Barton, Rocco dal Vera

    Voice: Onstage and Off is a comprehensive guide to the process of building, mastering, and fine-tuning the voice for performance. Every aspect of vocal work is covered, from the initial speech impulse and the creation of sound, right through to refining the final product in different types of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-05
    Routledge

  • Acting for Animators: 4th Edition book cover

    Acting for Animators

    4th Edition

    By Ed Hooks

    Ed Hooks' essential acting guidebook for animators has been fully revised and updated in this 4th edition. Hooks uses classical acting theory – from Aristotle to Stanislavsky and beyond – to explain everything from character analysis and physical movement to facial expression and scene structure.…

    Paperback – 2017-04-24
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama book cover

    The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama

    Edited by Kristina Straub, Misty G Anderson, Daniel O'Quinn

    The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama brings together the work of key playwrights from 1660 to 1800, divided into three main sections: Restoring the Theatre: 1660–1700 Managing Entertainment: 1700–1760 Entertainment in an Age of Revolutions: 1760–1800 Each of…

    Paperback – 2017-03-27
    Routledge

  • Movement: Onstage and Off book cover

    Movement

    Onstage and Off

    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

  • The Craft and Art of Scenic Design: Strategies, Concepts, and Resources book cover

    The Craft and Art of Scenic Design

    Strategies, Concepts, and Resources

    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
    Focal Press

  • A Masterclass in Dramatic Writing: Theater, Film, and Television book cover

    A Masterclass in Dramatic Writing

    Theater, Film, and Television, 2nd Edition

    By Janet Neipris

    A Masterclass in Dramatic Writing is an essential tool for professional teachers in academic programs training successful Playwrights, Screenwriters, and TV writers, as well as anyone who wants to write a completed dramatic script. You can become a successful dramatic writer within a group or…

    Paperback – 2016-07-18
    Routledge

  • Performance in the Twenty-First Century: Theatres of Engagement book cover

    Performance in the Twenty-First Century

    Theatres of Engagement

    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

  • Theory/Theatre: An Introduction book cover

    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
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Anthology of US Drama: 1898-1949 book cover

    The Routledge Anthology of US Drama: 1898-1949

    Edited by Joshua Polster

    The first half of the Twentieth Century was a vibrant period for U.S. theatre. As the United States emerged as a significant military, economic, political and cultural power, so its theatre began to distinguish itself from the prevailing European model. The plays and dramatic texts in&…

    Paperback – 2016-03-17
    Routledge

  • How to Read a Play: Script Analysis for Directors book cover

    How to Read a Play

    Script Analysis for Directors

    By Damon Kiely

    The work done on a play before the first rehearsal, the first group reading or even the before the cast have met, can be crucial to the success of a production. Directors and dramaturgs must know how to analyze, understand and interpret a play or performance text if they hope to bring it to life on…

    Paperback – 2016-03-11
    Routledge

  • Theatre Histories: An Introduction book cover

    Theatre Histories

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Bruce McConachie, Tobin Nellhaus, Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei, Tamara Underiner

    Edited by Tobin Nellhaus

    This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers a critical overview of global theatre and drama, spanning a broad wealth of world cultures and periods. Bringing together a group of scholars from a diverse range of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-23
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Drama Anthology: Modernism to Contemporary Performance book cover

    The Routledge Drama Anthology

    Modernism to Contemporary Performance, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Maggie B. Gale, John F. Deeney

    The Routledge Drama Anthology is an original compilation of works from key movements in the history of the modern theatre, from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first century. This expanded new edition now features twenty new plays and essays. The anthology spans: Naturalism and…

    Paperback – 2016-02-17
    Routledge

  • Elizabethan Costume Design and Construction book cover

    Elizabethan Costume Design and Construction

    By Helen Q Huang, Emily Hoem, Kelsey Hunt

    Learn how to create historically accurate costumes for Elizabethan period productions with Elizabethan Costume Design and Construction! Extensive coverage of a variety of costumes for both men and women of all social classes will allow you to be prepared for any costuming need, and step-by-step…

    Hardback – 2014-12-16
    Focal Press
    The Focal Press Costume Topics Series

  • Fifty Modern and Contemporary Dramatists book cover

    Fifty Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

    Edited by Maggie B. Gale, John F. Deeney

    Fifty Modern and Contemporary and Dramatists is a critical introduction to the work of some of the most important and influential playwrights from the 1950s to the present day. The figures chosen are among the most widely studied by students of drama, theatre and literature and include such…

    Paperback – 2014-11-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Guides

  • Vectorworks for Entertainment Design: Using Vectorworks to Design and Document Scenery, Lighting, and Sound book cover

    Vectorworks for Entertainment Design

    Using Vectorworks to Design and Document Scenery, Lighting, and Sound

    By Kevin Lee Allen

    The first book in the industry tailored specifically for the entertainment professional, Vectorworks for Entertainment Design covers the ins and outs of Vectorworks software for lighting, scenic, and sound design. With a detailed look at the design process, from idea to development, to the…

    Paperback – 2014-10-17
    Focal Press

  • The Art of Theatrical Design: Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice book cover

    The Art of Theatrical Design

    Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice

    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
    Focal Press

  • Management and the Arts book cover

    Management and the Arts

    5th Edition

    By William James 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
    Focal Press

  • The Art of Voice Acting: The Craft and Business of Performing for Voiceover book cover

    The Art of Voice Acting

    The Craft and Business of Performing for Voiceover, 5th Edition

    By James Alburger

    From basic acting techniques and exercises for keeping the voice in top condition, to marketing and promotion of the actor, The Art of Voice Acting covers it all. Now in its fifth edition, this essential book is packed with expert advice on job opportunities and career management tips; it is the…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
    Focal Press