Theatre & Performance Studies: Acting and Script Analysis

  • Training Actors' Voices: Towards an Intercultural/Interdisciplinary Approach book cover

    Training Actors' Voices: Towards an Intercultural/Interdisciplinary Approach

    By Tara McAllister-Viel

    Contemporary actor training in the US and UK has become increasingly multicultural and multilinguistic. Border-crossing, cross-cultural exchange in contemporary theatre practices, and the rise of the intercultural actor has meant that actor training today has been shaped by multiple modes of…

    Paperback – 2018-09-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Voice Studies

  • Psychology for Actors: Theories and Practices for the Acting Process book cover

    Psychology for Actors

    Theories and Practices for the Acting Process

    By Kevin Page

    Psychology for Actors is a study of modern psychology, specifically designed for the working actor and actor-in-training, that covers discrete areas of psychological theory that actors can apply to their creative process to form and connect with characters. The book investigates many…

    Paperback – 2018-09-05 
    Routledge

  • Acting & Auditioning for the 21st Century: Tips, Trends, and Techniques for Digital and New Media book cover

    Acting & Auditioning for the 21st Century

    Tips, Trends, and Techniques for Digital and New Media

    By Stephanie Barton-Farcas

    Acting & Auditioning for the 21st Century covers acting and auditioning in relation to new media, blue and green screen technology, motion capture, web series, audiobook work, evolving livestreamed web series, and international acting and audio work. Readers are given a methodology for changing…

    Paperback – 2018-09-03 
    Routledge

  • Physical Dramaturgy: Perspectives from the Field book cover

    Physical Dramaturgy

    Perspectives from the Field

    Edited by Rachel Bowditch, Jeff Casazza, Annette Thornton

    What is physical dramaturgy? While the traditional dramaturg shares research intellectually, the physical dramaturg does so viscerally and somatically. By combining elements of text, history, dramatic structure, and the author’s intent with movement analysis and physical theatre pedagogies, the…

    Paperback – 2018-06-27 
    Routledge

  • The Seagull: An Insiders’ Account of the Groundbreaking Moscow Production book cover

    The Seagull

    An Insiders’ Account of the Groundbreaking Moscow Production

    By Anatoly Efros

    Edited by James Thomas

    This book is an insiders’ account of the groundbreaking Moscow production of Chekhov's The Seagull directed by Anatoly Efros in 1966, which heralded a paradigm shift in the interpretation and staging of Chekhov’s plays. It is a unique glimpse behind the curtain of the laboratory of new Russian…

    Paperback – 2018-06-11 
    Routledge

  • Advanced Consciousness Training for Actors: Meditation Techniques for the Performing Artist book cover

    Advanced Consciousness Training for Actors

    Meditation Techniques for the Performing Artist

    By Kevin Page

    Advanced Consciousness Training for Actors: Meditation Techniques for the Performing Artist explores theories and techniques for deepening the individual actor’s capacity to concentrate and focus attention. Going well beyond the common exercises found in actor training programs, these…

    Paperback – 2018-05-31 
    Routledge

  • Performing Shakespeare Unrehearsed: A Practical Guide to Acting and Producing Spontaneous Shakespeare book cover

    Performing Shakespeare Unrehearsed

    A Practical Guide to Acting and Producing Spontaneous Shakespeare

    By Bill Kincaid

      Shakespeare’s plays can be performed effectively without rehearsal, if all the actors understand a set of performance guidelines and put them into practice. In Performing Shakespeare Unrehearsed: A Practical Guide to Acting and Producing Spontaneous Shakespeare, each chapter is devoted to a…

    Paperback – 2018-03-22
    Routledge

  • Turn That Thing Off!: Collaboration and Technology in 21st-Century Actor Training book cover

    Turn That Thing Off!

    Collaboration and Technology in 21st-Century Actor Training

    By Rose Burnett Bonczek, Roger Manix, David Storck

    As personal technology becomes ever-present in the classroom and rehearsal studio, its use and ubiquity is affecting the collaborative behaviors that should underpin actor training. How is the collaborative impulse being distracted and what kind of solutions can re-establish its connections? The…

    Paperback – 2018-03-20
    Routledge

  • Answers from

    Answers from "The Working Actor"

    Two Backstage Columnists Share Ten Years of Advice

    By Jackie Apodaca, Michael Kostroff

    For nearly a decade, Jackie Apodaca and Michael Kostroff shared duties as advice columnists for the actors’ trade paper, Backstage. Their highly popular weekly feature, "The Working Actor," fielded questions from actors all over the country. A cross between "Dear Abby" and The Hollywood Reporter,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-19
    Routledge

  • The First German Theatre (Routledge Revivals): Schiller, Goethe, Kleist and Büchner in Performance book cover

    The First German Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    Schiller, Goethe, Kleist and Büchner in Performance

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1990. The book surveys of the development of German theatre from a market sideshow into an important element of cultural life and political expression. It examines Schiller as ‘theatre poet’ at Mannheim, Goethe’s work as director of the court theatre at Weimar, and then traces…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18
    Routledge

  • The Revolution in German Theatre 1900-1933 (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    The Revolution in German Theatre 1900-1933 (Routledge Revivals)

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1981, this book represents the first work in English to give a comprehensive account of the revolutionary developments in German theatre from the decline of Naturalism through the Expressionist upheaval to the political theatre of Piscator and Brecht. Early productions of Kaiser’…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18
    Routledge

  • Jacques Copeau book cover

    Jacques Copeau

    By Mark Evans

    This book examines Jacques Copeau, a leading figure in the development of twentieth-century theatre practice, a pioneer in actor-training, physical theatre and ensemble acting, and a key innovator in the movement to de-centralize theatre and culture to the regions. Noe reissued, Jacques Copeau…

    Paperback – 2017-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

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