Theatre & Performance Studies: Practice & Practitioners

  • Alistair McDowall's Pomona book cover

    Alistair McDowall's Pomona

    By David Ian Rabey

    ‘It’s all real. All of it. Everything bad is real’ - Moe Alistair McDowall’s Pomona was first staged in 2014 and won properly startling, and startled, acclaim. Its edgeland setting permits a surrealistic disengagement of linear forms of time, which is both dreamlike and wildly funny; nightmarish…

    Paperback – 2018-02-02 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere: Event-based Art in Late Socialist Europe book cover

    Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere

    Event-based Art in Late Socialist Europe

    Edited by Katalina Cseh-Varga, Adam Czirak

    Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere is the first interdisciplinary analysis of performance art in East, Central and Southeast Europe under socialist rule. By investigating the specifics of event-based art forms in these regions, each chapter explores the particular, critical roles that this…

    Hardback – 2018-02-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Director's Toolkit book cover

    The Director's Toolkit

    By Robin Scraft

    The Director’s Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to the role of the theatrical director. Following the chronology of the directing process, the book discusses each stage in precise detail, considering the selection and analysis of the script, the audition process, casting, character development,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-25 
    Focal Press

  • Diverse Dramaturgy book cover

    Diverse Dramaturgy

    By Lydia Garcia, Philippa Kelly

    How does our response to race, gender, and physical limitation impact theater-making today? What kinds of biases block our capacity to explore and address these aspects of diversity? The ability to see, hear and assess in new and challenging ways is crucial to how we make theater, and central to…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Focus on Dramaturgy

  • Performance and Ecology: What Can Theatre Do? book cover

    Performance and Ecology: What Can Theatre Do?

    Edited by Carl Lavery

    In comparison with Literary Studies and Media and Film Studies, the disciplines of Theatre and Performance, with their strong anthropocentric heritage, have been relatively slow in responding to such things as climate change or species extinction etc. However, in the wake of recent work on animals,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12 
    Focal Press

  • Why So Serious: On Philosophy and Comedy book cover

    Why So Serious: On Philosophy and Comedy

    Edited by Russell Ford

    The Western philosophical tradition shows a marked fondness for tragedy. From Plato and Aristotle, through German idealism, to contemporary reflections on the murderous violence of the twentieth century, philosophy has often looked to tragedy for resources to make suffering, grief, and death…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge

  • Jacques Lecoq book cover

    Jacques Lecoq

    By Simon Murray

    This volume offers a concise guide to the teaching and philosophy of one of the most significant figures in twentieth century actor training. Jacques Lecoq's influence on the theatre of the latter half of the twentieth century cannot be overestimated. Now reissued with a new preface and updated…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Joan Littlewood book cover

    Joan Littlewood

    By Nadine Holdsworth

    Now re-issued, this book uses original archival material to consider Joan Littlewood and her company, 'Theatre Workshop'. Littlewood was a theatrical and cultural innovator whose contributions to theatre made a huge impact on the way theatre was generated, rehearsed and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • 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 for work on actor-training, physical theatre and ensemble acting, and a key innovator in the movement to de-centralize theatre and culture to the regions. Presenting the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Mary Wigman book cover

    Mary Wigman

    By Mary Anne Santos Newhall

    A dancer, teacher and choreographer, Mary Wigman was a leading innovator in Expressionist dance. Her radical explorations of movement and dance theory are credited with expanding the scope of dance as a theatrical art in her native Germany and beyond. Now reissued, this book combines: a full…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo book cover

    Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo

    By Sondra Fraleigh, Tamah Nakamura

    Now re-issued, this compact book unravels the contribution of one of modern theatre’s most charismatic innovators. Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo combines: • an account of the founding of Japanese butoh through the partnership of Hijikata and Ohno, extending to the larger story of butoh’s…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • The Odin Teatret Archives book cover

    The Odin Teatret Archives

    By Mirella Schino

    The Odin Teatret Archives presents collections from the archives of one of the foremost reference points in global theatre. Letters, notes, work diaries, articles, and a wealth of photographs all chart the daily activity that underpins the life of Odin Teatret, telling the adventurous, complex…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28 
    Routledge

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