• What is the Theatre? book cover

    What is the Theatre?

    1st Edition

    By Christian Biet, Christophe Triau

    What is the Theatre? is one of the most coherent and systematic descriptions and analyses of the theatre yet compiled. Theatre is, above all, spectacle. It is a fleeting performance, delivered by actors and intended for spectators. It is a work of the body, an exercise of voice and gesture…

    Paperback – 2019-02-22 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Theatre of the Oppressed book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Theatre of the Oppressed

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kelly Howe, Julian Boal, José Soeiro

    This dynamic book offers a comprehensive companion to the theory and practice of Theatre of the Oppressed. Developed by Brazilian director and theorist Augusto Boal, these theatrical forms invite people to mobilize their knowledge and rehearse struggles against oppression. Featuring a diverse…

    Hardback – 2019-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • To Be A Playwright book cover

    To Be A Playwright

    1st Edition

    By Janet Neipris

    Originally published in 2005, To Be A Playwright is an insightful and detailed guide to the craft of playwriting. Part memoir and part how-to guide, this useful book outlines the tools and techniques necessary to the aspiring playwright. Comprised of a collection of memoirs and lectures which blend…

    Hardback – 2019-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Tragedy, Theater and Death: Tadeusz Kantor and the Ontology of the Self book cover

    A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Tragedy, Theater and Death

    Tadeusz Kantor and the Ontology of the Self, 1st Edition

    By Konstantinos I. Arvanitakis

    A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Tragedy, Theater and Death shines a spotlight on what theater, and especially tragedy, tells us about our ontological selves, by exploring both Euripides’ Bacchae and the work of Tadeusz Kantor. Focusing on the theatrical tradition of the West, the book examines…

    Hardback – 2019-02-12
    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

  • Sounding the Dance, Moving the Music: Choreomusicological Perspectives on Maritime Southeast Asian Performing Arts book cover

    Sounding the Dance, Moving the Music

    Choreomusicological Perspectives on Maritime Southeast Asian Performing Arts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mohd Anis Md Nor, Kendra Stepputat

    Performing arts in most parts of Maritime Southeast Asia are seen as an entity, where music and dance, sound and movement, acoustic and tactile elements intermingle and complement each other. Although this fact is widely known and referenced, most scholarly works in the performing arts so far have…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    SOAS Studies in Music Series

  • Time and Performer Training book cover

    Time and Performer Training

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Evans, Konstantinos Thomaidis, Libby Worth

    Time and Performer Training addresses the importance and centrality of time and temporality to the practices, processes and conceptual thinking of performer training. Notions of time are embedded in almost every aspect of performer training, and so contributors to this book look at: age/aging…

    Paperback – 2019-02-06
    Routledge

  • Impressive Shakespeare: Identity, Authority and the Imprint in Shakespearean Drama book cover

    Impressive Shakespeare

    Identity, Authority and the Imprint in Shakespearean Drama, 1st Edition

    By Harry Newman

    Impressive Shakespeare reassesses Shakespeare’s relationship with "print culture" in light of his plays’ engagement with the language and material culture of three interrelated "impressing technologies": wax sealing, coining, and typographic printing. It analyses the material and rhetorical forms…

    Hardback – 2019-02-05
    Routledge
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • Flamenco, Regionalism and Musical Heritage in Southern Spain book cover

    Flamenco, Regionalism and Musical Heritage in Southern Spain

    1st Edition

    By Matthew Machin-Autenrieth

    Flamenco, Regionalism and Musical Heritage in Southern Spain explores the relationship between regional identity politics and flamenco in Andalusia, the southernmost autonomous community of Spain. In recent years, the Andalusian Government has embarked on an ambitious project aimed at developing…

    Paperback – 2019-02-05
    Routledge
    SOAS Studies in Music Series

  • Masque and Opera in England, 1656-1688 book cover

    Masque and Opera in England, 1656-1688

    1st Edition

    By Andrew R. Walkling

    Masque and Opera in England, 1656–1688 presents a comprehensive study of the development of court masque and through-composed opera in England from the mid-1650s to the Revolution of 1688–89. In seeking to address the problem of generic categorization within a highly fragmentary corpus for which a…

    Paperback – 2019-02-05
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Shakespeare’s Props: Memory and Cognition book cover

    Shakespeare’s Props

    Memory and Cognition, 1st Edition

    By Sophie Duncan

    Cognitive approaches to drama have enriched our understanding of Early Modern playtexts, acting and spectatorship. This monograph is the first full-length study of Shakespeare’s props and their cognitive impact. Shakespeare’s most iconic props have become transhistorical, transnational metonyms for…

    Hardback – 2019-01-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • 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

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