• Robert Lepage book cover

    Robert Lepage

    2nd Edition

    By Aleksandar Saša Dundjerovic

    Robert Lepage is one of Canada’s foremost theatre authors and directors. His company, Ex Machina, has toured to international acclaim and he has lent his talents to areas as diverse as opera, film, solo performance, and installation art. His most celebrated work blends through collaborative and…

    Paperback – 2019-06-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • The Routledge Anthology of British Women Playwrights, 1777-1843 book cover

    The Routledge Anthology of British Women Playwrights, 1777-1843

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael E. Sinatra, Thomas C. Crochunis

    The Routledge Anthology of British Women Playwrights, 1777-1843 brings together ten eclectic plays by female dramatists and writers, to stimulate a rich discussion of women, writing, and theatre history. Ranging through tragedy, comedy, musical theatre and mixed-genre texts, this volume celebrates…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10 
    Routledge

  • The Costumes of Burlesque: 1866-2018 book cover

    The Costumes of Burlesque

    1866-2018, 1st Edition

    By Coleen Scott

    The Costumes of Burlesque: 1866-2018 is the first volume to inclusively document burlesque costume from its birth in the 1860’s through the global burlesque movement in 2018. This lushly illustrated book presents the history and development of this American art form by documenting the origins,…

    Paperback – 2019-06-05 
    Routledge

  • Women and Puppetry: Critical and Historical Investigations book cover

    Women and Puppetry

    Critical and Historical Investigations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alissa Mello, Claudia Orenstein, Cariad Astles

    Women and Puppetry is the first publication dedicated to the study of women in the field of puppetry arts. It includes critical articles and personal accounts that interrogate specific historical moments, cultural contexts, and notions of "woman" on and off stage. Part I, ‘Critical Investigations’…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15 
    Routledge

  • Disney Theatrical Productions: Producing Broadway Musicals the Disney Way book cover

    Disney Theatrical Productions

    Producing Broadway Musicals the Disney Way, 1st Edition

    By Amy S. Osatinski

    Disney Theatrical Productions: Producing Broadway Musicals the Disney Way is the first work of scholarship to comprehensively examine the history and production practices of Disney Theatrical Productions (DTP), the theatrical producing arm of the studio branch of the Walt Disney Corporation. This…

    Paperback – 2019-02-27 
    Routledge

  • Georg Büchner's Woyzeck book cover

    Georg Büchner's Woyzeck

    1st Edition

    By Karoline Gritzner

    'Everyone's an abyss. You get dizzy if you look down.' -- Woyzeck Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck was left unfinished at the time of its author’s death in 1837, but the play is now widely recognised as the first ‘modern’ drama in the history of European theatre. Its fragmentary form and critical…

    Paperback – 2019-02-08
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Beijing Opera Costumes: The Visual Communication of Character and Culture book cover

    Beijing Opera Costumes

    The Visual Communication of Character and Culture, 1st Edition

    By Alexandra B Bonds

    Beijing Opera Costumes: The Visual Communication of Character and Culture illuminates the links between theatrical attire and social customs and aesthetics of China, covering both the theory and practice of stage dress. Distinguishing attributes include an introduction to the performance style, the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-23
    Routledge

  • The Secret Life of Theater: On the Nature and Function of Theatrical Representation book cover

    The Secret Life of Theater

    On the Nature and Function of Theatrical Representation, 1st Edition

    By Brian Kulick

    What is the secret DNA of theater? What makes it unique from its sister arts? Why was it invented? Why does it persist? And now, in such an advanced technological age, why do we still feel compelled to return to a mode of expression that was invented over two thousand years ago? These are some of…

    Paperback – 2019-01-18
    Routledge

  • A History of the Theatre Laboratory book cover

    A History of the Theatre Laboratory

    1st Edition

    By Bryan Brown

    The term ‘theatre laboratory’ has entered the regular lexicon of theatre artists, producers, scholars and critics alike, yet use of the term is far from unified, often operating as an catch-all for a web of intertwining practices, territories, pedagogies and ideologies. Russian theatre,…

    Paperback – 2018-11-06
    Routledge

  • J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan book cover

    J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan

    1st Edition

    By Lucie Sutherland

    ‘Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe!’ – Peter Pan Peter Pan is a narrative many of us believe we know well, and yet the J.M. Barrie play that premiered on a West End stage in December 1904 is not the depiction of Peter, Wendy, Hook, and Never Land that most people have…

    Paperback – 2018-10-31
    Routledge

  • Robert Wilson book cover

    Robert Wilson

    2nd Edition

    By Maria Shevtsova

    Robert Wilson is an American–European director who is also a performer, installation artist, writer, designer of light and much more besides – a crossover polymath who dissolves both generic and geographical boundaries and is a precursor of globalisation in the arts. This second edition of Robert…

    Paperback – 2018-10-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Beyond Failure: New Essays on the Cultural History of Failure in Theatre and Performance book cover

    Beyond Failure

    New Essays on the Cultural History of Failure in Theatre and Performance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tony Fisher, Eve Katsouraki

    In setting foot on stage, every performer risks the possiblity of failure. Indeed, the very performance of any human action is inextricable from its potential not to succeed. This inherent potential has become a key critical trope in contemporary theatre, performance studies, and…

    Paperback – 2018-10-24
    Routledge

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