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Routledge Performance Practitioners Series

  • Etienne Decroux

    2nd Edition

    By Thomas Leabhart

    Etienne Decroux is the primary creator of corporeal mime and one of modern theatre’s most charismatic innovators, known for his ground-breaking use of the body as the principal means of expression on stage. This second edition combines: an overview of Decroux’s life and work an analysis of…

    Paperback – 2018-12-21 
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    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • 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 – 2018-11-01 
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    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Marina Abramović

    2nd Edition

    By Mary Richards

    Marina Abramović is the creator of pioneering performance art which transcends the form’s provocative origins. Her visceral and extreme performances have tested the limits of both body and mind, communicating with audiences worldwide on a personal and political level. Updated and revised throughout…

    Paperback – 2018-10-25 
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    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Michael Chekhov

    2nd Edition

    By Franc Chamberlain

    Following in the footsteps of his renowned teacher Konstantin Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov’s work as an actor, author and theatre practitioner gave great insight into how to access the creative self. This revised and updated edition of Michael Chekhov includes: • A biographical introduction to…

    Paperback – 2018-09-13
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    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Tadeusz Kantor

    1st Edition

    By Noel Witts

    Tadeusz Kantor – a theoretician, director, innovator and painter famed for his very visual theatre style – was a key figure in European avant-garde theatre. He was also known for his challenging theatrical innovations, such as extending stages and the combination of mannequins with living actors.…

    Paperback – 2018-08-24
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    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Rudolf Laban

    1st Edition

    By Karen K. Bradley

    Rudolf Laban was one of the leading dance theorists of the twentieth century. His work on dance analysis and notation raised the status of dance as both an art form and a scholarly discipline. This is the first book to combine: an overview of Laban’s life, work and influences an exploration of…

    Paperback – 2018-08-01
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    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Eugenio Barba

    1st Edition

    By Jane Turner

    Eugenio Barba is recognized as one of the most important theatre practitioners working today. Along with the company he founded over fifty years ago, the world-acclaimed Odin Teatret, he continues to produce extraordinary theatre performances that tour the world, and his International School of…

    Paperback – 2018-06-27
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    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Anna Halprin

    2nd Edition

    By Libby Worth, Helen Poynor

    Anna Halprin traces the life's work of this radical dance-maker, documenting her early career as a modern dancer in the 1940s through to the development of her groundbreaking approach to dance as an accessible and life-enhancing art form. Now revised and reissued, this book: sketches the…

    Paperback – 2018-06-13
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    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Pina Bausch

    2nd Edition

    By Royd Climenhaga

    This newly-updated second edition explores Pina Bausch’s work and methods by combining interviews, first-hand accounts, and practical exercises from her developmental process for students of both dance and theatre. This comprehensive overview of her work offers new and exciting insight into the…

    Paperback – 2018-06-11
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    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Konstantin Stanislavsky

    2nd Edition

    By Bella Merlin

    As one of the most well-known names in theatre history, Konstantin Stanislavsky’s teachings on actor training have endured throughout the decades, influencing scholars and practitioners even in the present day. This second edition of Konstantin Stanislavsky combines: an overview of Stanislavsky’s…

    Paperback – 2018-06-11
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    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Augusto Boal

    1st Edition

    By Frances Babbage

    This newly-updated volume looks at the scope of Augusto Boal's career from his early work as a playwright and director in Sao Paulo in the 1950s, to the development of his ground-breaking manifesto in the 1970s for a 'Theatre of the Oppressed'. Offering fascinating reading for anyone interested in…

    Paperback – 2018-06-11
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    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Vsevolod Meyerhold

    1st Edition

    By Prof Jonathan Pitches

    Vsevolod Meyerhold considers the life and work of the extraordinary twentieth-century director and theatre-maker. This compact, well-illustrated volume includes: a biographical introduction to Meyerhold’s life a clear explanation of his theoretical writings an analysis of his masterpiece…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
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    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Jerzy Grotowski

    1st Edition

    By James Slowiak, Jairo Cuesta

    Master director, teacher, and theorist, Jerzy Grotowski’s work extended well beyond the conventional limits of performance. Now revised and reissued, this book combines: ● an overview of Grotowski’s life and the distinct phases of his work ● an analysis of his key ideas ● a consideration of his…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
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    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Ariane Mnouchkine

    1st Edition

    By Judith Miller

    Over the last forty years, French director Ariane Mnouchkine and her theater collective, Le Théâtre du Soleil, have devised a form of research and creation that is both engaged with contemporary history and committed to reinvigorating theater by focusing on the actor. Now revised and reissued, this…

    Paperback – 2018-02-07
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    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Bertolt Brecht

    1st Edition

    By Meg Mumford

    Bertolt Brecht’s methods of collective experimentation, and his unique framing of the theatrical event as a forum for change, placed him among the most important contributors to the theory and practice of theatre. His work continues to have a significant impact on performance practitioners, critics…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
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    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Jacques Lecoq

    1st Edition

    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 Jacques Lecoq is the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-19
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    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Joan Littlewood

    1st Edition

    By Nadine Holdsworth

    This book uses original archival material to consider the theatrical and cultural innovations of Joan Littlewood and her company, 'Theatre Workshop'. Littlewood had a huge impact on the way theatre was generated, rehearsed and presented during the twentieth century. Now…

    Paperback – 2017-12-19
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    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Jacques Copeau

    1st Edition

    By Mark Evans

    This book examines Jacques Copeau, a leading figure in the development of twentieth-century theatre practice, a pioneer in actor-training, physical theatre and ensemble acting, and a key innovator in the movement to de-centralize theatre and culture to the regions. Noe reissued, Jacques Copeau…

    Paperback – 2017-12-19
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    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Mary Wigman

    1st Edition

    By Mary Anne Santos Newhall

    This book considers dancer, teacher, and choreographer Mary Wigman, a leading innovator in Expressionist dance whose radical explorations of movement and dance theory are credited with expanding the scope of dance as a theatrical art. Now reissued, this book combines: a full account of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-19
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    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-12-19
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    Routledge Performance Practitioners

Drama Education & Drama Therapy

  • Theatre in Practice

    A Student's Handbook, 2nd Edition

    By Nick O'Brien, Annie Sutton

    Theatre in Practice is an accessible and wide-ranging exploration of the central practices and key practitioners covered on the various syllabi at A level, IB, BTEC and beyond. Exploring Stanislavski, Brecht, Artaud, Lecoq, Berkoff and Craig, as well as work from innovative theatre companies such…

    Paperback – 2018-07-06
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  • Turn That Thing Off!

    Collaboration and Technology in 21st-Century Actor Training, 1st Edition

    By Rose Burnett Bonczek, Roger Manix, David Storck

    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 kind of solutions can re-establish its connections? The…

    Paperback – 2018-03-20
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  • Routledge International Handbook of Dramatherapy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Clive Holmwood, Sue Jennings

    Routledge International Handbook of Dramatherapy is the first book of its kind to bring together leading professionals and academics from around the world to discuss their practice from a truly international perspective. Dramatherapy has developed as a profession during the latter half of the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-15
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  • Drama and Social Justice

    Theory, research and practice in international contexts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kelly Freebody, Michael Finneran

    "This text offers a cohesive framework for exploring social justice through drama and drama from a social justice perspective. Research based examples of practice from a range of international contexts link theory and practice. Connecting chapters raise key critical questions in an engaging…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21
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    Routledge Research in Education

  • Drama and Theatre with Children

    International perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Charru Sharma

    Drama as a process-centred form is a popular and valued methodology used to develop thinking and learning in children, while theatre provides a greater focus on the element of performance. In recent years, offering drama and theatre as a shared experience is increasingly used to engage children and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21
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    Routledge Research in Education

  • Art, Artists and Pedagogy

    Philosophy and the Arts in Education, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher Naughton, Gert Biesta, David R. Cole

    This volume has been brought together to generate new ideas and provoke discussion about what constitutes arts education in the twenty-first century, both within the institution and beyond. Art, Artists and Pedagogy is intended for educators who teach the arts from early childhood to tertiary…

    Paperback – 2017-10-19
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  • How Arts Education Makes a Difference

    Research examining successful classroom practice and pedagogy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Josephine Fleming, Robyn Gibson, Michael Anderson

    This book presents ground-breaking research on the ways the Arts fosters motivation and engagement in both academic and non-academic domains. It reports on mixed method, international research that investigated how the Arts make a difference in the lives of young people. Drawing on the findings of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
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  • Supporting Children’s Creativity through Music, Dance, Drama and Art

    Creative Conversations in the Early Years, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Fleur Griffiths

    An essential part of children’s development in the early years involves creative engagement through language, gestures, body movements, drawing, music, and creating shared meanings in playful contexts. Supporting Children’s Creativity through Music, Dance, Drama and Art brings together…

    Paperback – 2017-09-28
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  • Stanislavski in Practice

    Exercises for Students, 2nd Edition

    By Nick O'Brien

    Stanislavski in Practice is an unparalleled step-by-step guide to Stanislavski’s system. Author Nick O’Brien makes this cornerstone of acting accessible to teachers and students alike through the use of practical exercises that allow students to develop their skills. This second edition offers more…

    Paperback – 2017-09-19
    Routledge

  • Therapy Services: Organistion

    1st Edition

    By Outrevelt

    First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15
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  • Disability and Theatre

    A Practical Manual for Inclusion in the Arts, 1st Edition

    By Stephanie Barton Farcas

    Disability and Theatre: A Practical Manual for Inclusion in the Arts is a step-by step manual on how to create inclusive theatre, including how and where to find actors, how to publicize productions, run rehearsals, act intricate scenes like fights and battles, work with unions, contracts, and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-31
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  • Teaching Primary Drama

    1st Edition

    By Brian Woolland

    Assuming no prior knowledge or experience of drama teaching, Brian Woolland'sTeaching Primary Drama offers a comprehensive introduction to the teaching of drama in the primary school, and focuses on current initiatives in primary education including the primary literacy strategy.The text is an…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30
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  • Putting Process Drama into Action

    The Dynamics of Practice, 1st Edition

    By Pamela Bowell, Brian S. Heap

    This new book provides a clear and accessible guide on best practice to support teachers when using process drama in establishing creative learning partnerships with their students. It offers a detailed analysis and explores the roles of actor, director and playwright that the teacher must adopt in…

    Paperback – 2017-06-26
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  • The Really Useful Drama Book

    Using Picturebooks to Inspire Imaginative Learning, 1st Edition

    By Roger McDonald

    The Really Useful Drama Book offers busy primary school teachers a collection of step-by-step drama sessions, inspired by high-quality picturebooks, that will engage children and promote enjoyable learning across the curriculum. Lively and thoughtful, the interactive drama sessions are structured…

    Paperback – 2017-06-21
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    The Really Useful

  • Starting Drama Teaching

    4th Edition

    By Mike Fleming

    Why teach drama? How can a newcomer teach drama successfully? How do we recognize quality in drama? Starting Drama Teaching is a comprehensive guide to the teaching of drama in schools. Exploring the aims and purposes of drama, it provides an insight into the theoretical perspectives that underpin…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14
    Routledge

  • One Minute Plays

    A Practical Guide to Tiny Theatre, 1st Edition

    Edited by Steve Ansell, Rose Burnett Bonczek

    Can you really write a play that lasts a minute? The one minute play offers a unique challenge to actors, directors and writers: how do you create a whole world, where actors have room to perform and where audiences have a true experience all in 60 seconds? One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to…

    Paperback – 2017-02-21
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  • Drama and English at the Heart of the Curriculum

    Primary and Middle Years, 1st Edition

    By Joe Winston

    Written specifically for primary teachers and trainees who wish to develop their teaching skills in English and drama, this book offers practical guidance on model drama and English teaching techniques, approaches to assessment, and examples of cross-curricular links. Teachers and students will…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07
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  • Beginning Drama 4-11

    3rd Edition

    By Joe Winston, Miles Tandy

    This third edition of Beginning Drama 4-11 is fully updated and revised in light of the renewed Framework for Teaching Literacy, and provides an introduction for early years and primary school teachers who are new to drama and for student teachers who wish to specialise in the teaching of drama.…

    Hardback – 2016-02-01
    David Fulton Publishers

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