• Bodies and Transformance in Contemporary Taiwanese Theater book cover

    Bodies and Transformance in Contemporary Taiwanese Theater

    1st Edition

    By Peilin Liang

    In Bodies and Transformance in Taiwanese Contemporary Theater, Peilin Liang develops a theory of bodily transformation. Proposing the concept of transformance, a conscious and rigorous process of self-cultivation toward a reconceptualized body, Liang shows how theater practitioners of minoritized…

    Hardback – 2019-08-13 

  • The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader book cover

    The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader

    1st Edition

    Edited by Teresa Brayshaw, Anna Fenemore, Noel Witts

    The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader combines extracts from over 70 international practitioners, companies, collectives, and makers from the fields of Dance, Theatre, Music, Live and Performance Art, and Activism to form an essential sourcebook for students, researchers, and practitioners.…

    Paperback – 2019-08-12 

  • After the Long Silence: The Theatre of Brazil’s Post-Dictatorship Generation book cover

    After the Long Silence

    The Theatre of Brazil’s Post-Dictatorship Generation, 1st Edition

    By Claudia Tatinge Nascimento

    After the Long Silence offers a ground-breaking, meticulously researched criticism of Brazilian contemporary performance created by its post-dictatorship generation, whose work expresses the consequences of decades of state-imposed censorship. By offering an in-depth examination of key artists…

    Hardback – 2019-08-07 
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Moved by Machines: Performance Metaphors and Philosophy of Technology book cover

    Moved by Machines

    Performance Metaphors and Philosophy of Technology, 1st Edition

    By Mark Coeckelbergh

    Given the rapid development of new technologies such as smart devices, robots, and artificial intelligence and their impact on the lives of people and on society, it is important and urgent to construct conceptual frameworks that help us to understand and evaluate them. Benefiting from tendencies…

    Hardback – 2019-08-06 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Contemporary Circus book cover

    Contemporary Circus

    1st Edition

    By Katie Lavers, Louis Patrick Leroux, Jon Burtt

    In this volume, twenty-four creators come together with three scholars to discuss Contemporary Circus, bridging the divide between practice and theory. Lavers, Leroux, and Burtt offer conversations across four key themes: Apparatus, Politics, Performers, and New Work. Extensively illustrated with…

    Paperback – 2019-07-30 

  • Performing Commedia dell’Arte, 1580-1630 book cover

    Performing Commedia dell’Arte, 1580-1630

    1st Edition

    By Natalie Crohn Schmitt

    Performing Commedia dell’Arte, 1580-1630 explores the performance techniques employed in commedia dell’arte and the ways in which they served to rapidly spread throughout Europe the ideas that were to form the basis of modern theatre. Chapters include one on why, what, and how actors improvised,…

    Hardback – 2019-07-30 

  • Acting for the Screen book cover

    Acting for the Screen

    1st Edition

    By Mary Lou Belli

    Acting for the Screen is a collection of essays written by and interviews with working actors, producers, directors, casting directors, and acting professors, exploring the business side of screen acting. In this book, over thirty show business professionals dispel myths about the industry and…

    Paperback – 2019-07-29 

  • Principles of Dramaturgy book cover

    Principles of Dramaturgy

    1st Edition

    By Robert Scanlan

    In Principles of Dramaturgy, Robert Scanlan explains the invariant principles behind the construction of stage and performance events of any style or modality. This book contains all that is essential for training a professional stage director and/or dramaturg, including the "plot-bead" technique…

    Hardback – 2019-07-26 
    Focus on Dramaturgy

  • Casting a Movement: The Welcome Table Initiative book cover

    Casting a Movement

    The Welcome Table Initiative, 1st Edition

    Edited by Claire Syler, Daniel Banks

    Casting a Movement brings together US-based actors, directors, educators, playwrights, and scholars to explore the cultural politics of casting. Drawing on the notion of a "welcome table"—a space where artists of all backgrounds can come together as equals to create theatre—the book’s contributors…

    Paperback – 2019-07-24 

  • The Michael Chekhov Handbook: For the Actor book cover

    The Michael Chekhov Handbook

    For the Actor, 2nd Edition

    By Lenard Petit

    The Michael Chekhov Handbook is a practical guide to Chekhov’s supportive techniques for actors, fully updated with new exercises that examine the relationship between the sensations of the physical body and the imagination. Lenard Petit draws on twenty-five years of teaching experience to unlock…

    Paperback – 2019-07-23 

  • Middlebrow Wodehouse: P.G. Wodehouse's Work in Context book cover

    Middlebrow Wodehouse

    P.G. Wodehouse's Work in Context, 1st Edition

    By Ann Rea

    While he is best known for his Jeeves and Bertie Wooster stories, P.G. Wodehouse was a prolific writer who penned many other novels, stories, and musical comedy libretti, the latter of which played an enormous role in the development of American musical theater. This collection re-examines…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 

  • Interactions between Orality and Writing in Early Modern Italian Culture book cover

    Interactions between Orality and Writing in Early Modern Italian Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Luca Degl’Innocenti, Brian Richardson, Chiara Sbordoni

    Investigating the interrelationships between orality and writing in elite and popular textual culture in early modern Italy, this volume shows how the spoken or sung word on the one hand, and manuscript or print on the other hand, could have interdependent or complementary roles to play in the…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17 

13Series in Theatre & Performance Studies

Product Search