Theatre & Performance Studies: Acting and Script Analysis

  • The Director as Collaborator

    2nd Edition

    By Robert Knopf

    The Director as Collaborator teaches essential directing skills while emphasizing how directors and theatre productions benefit from collaboration. Good collaboration occurs when the director shares responsibility for the artistic creation with the entire production team, including actors,…

    Paperback – 2017-04-10 
    Focal Press

  • Acting for the Stage

    Edited by Anna Weinstein, Chris Qualls

    Acting for the Stage is a highly accessible guide to the business of theater acting, written for those interested in pursuing acting as a profession. This book is a collection of essays by and interviews with talented artists and businesspeople who have built successful careers in the theater; it’s…

    Paperback – 2017-02-22 
    Focal Press
    PERFORM

  • Essential Dramaturgy

    The Mindset and Skillset

    By Theresa Lang

    Essential Dramaturgy: The Mindset and Skillset provides a concrete way to approach the work of a dramaturg. It explores ways to refine the process of defining, evaluating, and communicating that is essential to effective dramaturgical work. It then looks at how this outlook enhances the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14 
    Focal Press

  • Teaching Introduction to Theatrical Design

    A Process Based Syllabus in Costumes, Scenery, and Lighting

    By Eric Appleton, Tracey Lyons

    Teaching Introduction to Theatrical Design is a week-by-week guide that helps instructors who are new to teaching design, teaching outside of their fields of expertise, or looking for better ways to integrate and encourage non-designers in the design classroom. This book provides a syllabus to…

    Paperback – 2016-12-22
    Focal Press

  • The Method Acting Exercises Handbook

    By Lola Cohen

    Edited by Matthew D. Rudikoff

    The Method Acting Exercises Handbook is a concise and practical guide to the acting exercises originally devised by Lee Strasberg, one of the Method's foremost practitioners. The Method trains the imagination, concentration, senses and emotions to ‘re-create’ – not ‘imitate’ – logical, believable…

    Paperback – 2016-12-15
    Routledge

  • Theatrical Design

    An Introduction

    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
    Focal Press

  • Acting, Archetype, and Neuroscience

    Superscenes for Rehearsal and Performance

    By Jane Drake Brody

    "How do we move actors into the less accessible regions of themselves and release hotter, more dangerous, and less literal means of approaching a role?" Superscenes are a revolutionary new mode of teaching and rehearsal, allowing the actor to discover and utilize the primal energies underlying…

    Paperback – 2016-10-12
    Routledge

  • Black Acting Methods

    Critical Approaches

    Edited by Sharrell Luckett, Tia M. Shaffer

    Black Acting Methods seeks to offer alternatives to the Euro-American performance styles that many actors find themselves working with.  A wealth of contributions from directors, scholars and actor trainers address afrocentric processes and aesthetics, and interviews with key figures in Black…

    Paperback – 2016-10-10
    Routledge

  • The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre

    By Paul B. Crook

    The formation and communication of vision is one of the primary responsibilities of a director, before ever getting to the nuts and bolts of the process. The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre helps the young director learn how to discover, harness, and meld the two. Providing both a…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01
    Focal Press

  • Shakespeare in Performance

    Castings and Metamorphoses

    By Ralph Berry

    These studies take stage history as a means of knowing the play. Half of the studies deal with casting - doubling, chorus and the crowd, the star of Hamlet and Measure for Measure. Then the transformations of dramatis personae are analyzed and The Tempest is viewed through the changing…

    Paperback – 2016-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

  • Nikolai Demidov

    Becoming an Actor-Creator

    By Nikolai Demidov

    Edited by Andrei Malaev-Babel, Margarita Laskina

    At the time of his death, Stanislavsky considered Nikolai Demidov to be ‘his only student, who understands the System’. Demidov’s incredibly forward-thinking processes not only continued his teacher’s pioneering work, but also solved the problems of an actor’s creativity that Stanislavsky never…

    Hardback – 2016-07-07
    Routledge

  • Cold War Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Elsom

    Cold War Theatre, first published in 1992, provides an account of the theatrical history within the context of East/West politics. Its geographical span ranges from beyond the Urals to the Pacific Coast of the US, and asks whether the Cold War confrontation was not in part due to the cultural…

    Paperback – 2016-04-07
    Focal Press
    Routledge Revivals

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