Theatre & Performance Studies: Practice & Practitioners

  • Forties and Fifties Fashion for the Stage: with Patterns from Vintage Clothing book cover

    Forties and Fifties Fashion for the Stage

    with Patterns from Vintage Clothing

    By Jessica Parr

    Forties and Fifties Fashion for the Stage provides instruction on how to recreate fashion from the 1940s and 50s that withstands the vigorous demands of theatrical stage use. This book provides historical context for the clothing and features authentic patterns taken from real vintage pieces.…

    Paperback – 2018-06-07 
    Focal Press
    The Focal Press Costume Topics Series

  • Arts Leadership: Creating Sustainable Arts Organizations book cover

    Arts Leadership

    Creating Sustainable Arts Organizations

    By Kenneth Foster

    The contemporary world is facing an unprecedented amount of continuous change and upheaval, forcing institutions of all types to rethink how they are designed and how they must now function if they are to survive into an uncertain future. The performing arts are no exception; in an era of change…

    Paperback – 2018-06-06 
    Routledge
    Mastering Management in the Creative and Cultural Industries

  • New Dramaturgy book cover

    New Dramaturgy

    By Mark Bly

    This book offers a series of dramaturgical writing strategies to help playwrights generate new work and give them unique tools for confronting and overcoming obstacles that playwrights face. Nine different exercises are accompanied by detailed descriptions, play examples from well known writers,…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge
    Focus on Dramaturgy

  • 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

    Paperback – 2018-05-30 
    Routledge

  • Color Theory for the Makeup Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects book cover

    Color Theory for the Makeup Artist

    Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects

    By Katie Middleton

    Katie Middleton is a professional make-up artist for film and television with a background in fine art, specializing in portrait and representational painting. She earned her Bachelor Degree in Fine Art from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York where she was honored with the Early Career…

    Paperback – 2018-05-21 
    Focal Press

  • 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 – 2018-04-18 
    Focal Press

  • 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 Directing Spontaneous Shakespeare, each chapter is devoted to a…

    Paperback – 2018-04-13 
    Focal Press

  • The Routledge Companion to Adaptation book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Adaptation

    Edited by Dennis Cutchins, Katja Krebs, Eckart Voigts

    The Routledge Companion to Adaptation offers a broad range of scholarship from this growing, interdisciplinary field. With a basis in source-oriented studies such as novel-to-stage and stage-to-film adaptations, this volume also seeks to highlight the new and innovative aspects of adaptation…

    Hardback – 2018-04-05 
    Routledge

  • The Creative Critic: Writing as/about Practice book cover

    The Creative Critic

    Writing as/about Practice

    Edited by Emily Orley, Katja Hilevaara

    How might a practitioner-researcher discuss and analyse their work without compromising on creativity? How might research reflect on, and become a part of, practice? Built around a diverse selection of writings from leading researcher-practitioners and emerging artists, The Creative Critic:…

    Paperback – 2018-04-04 
    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 – 2018-03-23 
    Focal Press

  • 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

    When ‘turn that %#*@{& thing off!’ isn’t enough… 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…

    Paperback – 2018-03-22 
    Routledge

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