Theatre & Performance Studies Products

  • Theatrical Unrest

    Nine Riots in the History of the Stage, 1601-2004

    By Sean Mcevoy

    What is it about theatre, compared to other kinds of cultural representation, which provokes such a powerful reaction? Theatrical Unrest tells the compelling tales of nine riots whose cause lies on stage. It looks at the intensity and evanescence of the live event and asks whether theatre shares…

    Paperback – 2016-03-09 

  • Mainstream AIDS Theatre, the Media, and Gay Civil Rights

    Making the Radical Palatable

    By Jacob Juntunen

    This book demonstrates the political potential of mainstream theatre in the US at the end of the twentieth century, tracing ideological change over time in the reception of US mainstream plays taking HIV/AIDS as their topic from 1985 to 2000. This is the first study to combine the topics of the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-04 
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • A Monologue is an Outrageous Situation!

    How to Survive the 60-Second Audition

    By Herb Parker

    A Monologue is an Outrageous Situation! How to Survive the 60-Second Audition explains how to successfully tackle the "cattle call" acting audition with a sixty-second monologue. Through Q&As, tips, director’s notes, and a glossary full of outrageous actions meant to inspire the actor into…

    Paperback – 2016-03-04 
    Focal Press

  • Territories of the Visual in Spain and Spanish America

    Visual Studies and UK Hispanism

    Edited by Jo Evans, Julia Biggane, Nuria Triana-Toribio

    While studying the theory and contemporary impact of ‘embodied’ viewing, this book celebrates the emergence and development of Visual Studies as a major subject of research and teaching in the field of Hispanic Studies within the UK over the last thirty years. By exploring current routes of…

    Hardback – 2016-03-03 

  • A Dream

    By Felicja Kruszewska

    Edited by Jadwiga Kosicka

    The translation of Felicja Kruszewska's A Dream introduces a major play by a twentieth-century female playwright to the English-speaking world. On March 7, 1927 A Dream - a large-scale expressionistic drama by an unknown poet - burst on the Polish theatrical scene in a dazzling debut production by…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 

  • World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

    Volume 3: Africa

    Edited by Ousmane Diakhate, Hansel Ndumbe Eyoh, Don Rubin

    Volume Three in this series carries on from the highly acclaimed volumes on Europe and on the Americas. Focusing on non-Arabic Africa, and with contributions from leading experts from the countries featured, the third volume of the World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre series examines…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 

  • The Routledge Drama Anthology

    Modernism to Contemporary Performance, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Maggie B. Gale, John F. Deeney

    The Routledge Drama Anthology is an original compilation of works from key movements in the history of the modern theatre, from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first century. This expanded new edition now features twenty new plays and essays. The anthology spans: Naturalism and…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 

  • How to Read a Play

    Script Analysis for Directors

    By Damon Kiely

    The work done on a play before the first rehearsal, the first group reading or even the before the cast have met, can be crucial to the success of a production. Directors and dramaturgs must know how to analyze, understand and interpret a play or performance text if they hope to bring it to life on…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 
    Focal Press

  • Theatre Histories

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Bruce McConachie, Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei, Tamara Underiner

    Edited by Tobin Nellhaus

    This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers a critical overview of global theatre and drama, spanning a broad wealth of world cultures and periods. Bringing together a group of scholars from a diverse range of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25 

  • The Hair Stylist Handbook

    Techniques for Film and Television

    By Gretchen Davis

    Achieve professional quality hair results with this full-color, comprehensive book from award-winning hair and makeup pros, Gretchen Davis and Yvette Rivas. In The Hair Stylist Handbook: Techniques for Film and Television, you’ll learn how to create that sought-after "complete look" by learning the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25 
    Focal Press

  • Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre

    Edited by Siyuan Liu

    Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre is an advanced level reference guide which surveys the rich and diverse traditions of classical and contemporary performing arts in Asia, showcasing significant scholarship in recent years. An international team of over 50 contributors provide authoritative…

    Hardback – 2016-02-18 

  • Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques

    Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes

    By Mary McClung

    Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques: Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes explains how to create your theatrical prop, puppet, or costume design using the unique and tricky medium of foam. Step-by-step instructions, photographs, and explanations illustrate how to translate your design from…

    Paperback – 2016-02-18 
    Focal Press

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