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  • Essentials of Period Style

    A Sourcebook for Stage and Production Designers

    By Hal Tiné

    Essentials of Period Style: A Sourcebook for Stage and Production Designers covers the visual, social, and political dynamics of multiple epochs and cultures and discusses how these trends affect the design of the architecture, costumes, and furnishings of the time. It then relates these…

    Paperback – 2015-11-09 
    Focal Press

  • The Comedy Improv Handbook

    A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance

    By Matt Fotis, Siobhan O'Hara

    The Comedy Improv Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance is a one-stop resource for both improv teachers and students, covering improv history, theory, maxims, exercises, games, and structures. You will learn the necessary skills and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-03 
    Focal Press

  • Physical Theatres

    A Critical Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Simon Murray, John Keefe

    Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction (2nd edition) is the first account to provide a comprehensive overview of non-text-based theatre, from experimental dance to traditional mime. This book synthesises the history, theory and practice of physical theatre for students and performers, in what…

    Paperback – 2015-10-29 
    Routledge

  • Theatrical Makeup

    Basic Application Techniques

    By Sharon Sobel

    In many theatrical productions, it falls to the performers to apply their own makeup, with minimal or no instruction. Theatrical Makeup clearly and concisely explains the basics of theatrical makeup techniques to allow stage actors to put their best face forward! You will gain understanding of the…

    Paperback – 2015-10-29 
    Focal Press

  • Wig Making and Styling

    A Complete Guide for Theatre & Film, 2nd Edition

    By Martha Ruskai, Allison Lowery

    Wig Making and Styling: A Complete Guide for Theatre and Film, Second Edition is the one-stop shop for the knowledge and skills you need to create and style wigs. Covering the basics, from styling tools to creating beards, it ramps up to advanced techniques for making, measuring, coloring, and…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28 
    Focal Press

  • Acting in Musical Theatre

    A Comprehensive Course, 2nd Edition

    By Joe Deer, Rocco Dal Vera

    Acting in Musical Theatre: A Comprehensive Course offers a complete guide to mastering this highly specialized area of acting. Packed with practical tips, useful exercises and advice from professionals, this book offers step-by-step instruction for an integrated performance, looking at: the…

    Paperback – 2015-10-27 
    Routledge

  • The Art of Unarmed Stage Combat

    By Robert Najarian

    The Art of Unarmed Stage Combat is your guide to the principles and techniques of theatrical violence, combining detailed discussions of the mechanics of stage fighting with the nuances of acting decisions to make fighting styles reflect character and story. Expert Fight Director Robert Najarian…

    Paperback – 2015-10-26 
    Focal Press

  • Artistic Interventions in Organizations

    Research, Theory and Practice

    Edited by Ulla Johansson Sköldberg, Jill Woodilla, Ariane Berthoin Antal

    Artistic intervention, where the world of the arts is brought into organizations, has increasingly become a research field in itself with strong links to both creativity and innovation. Opportunities for the arts to interact with public and private organizations occur worldwide, but during the last…

    Hardback – 2015-10-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Creative and Cultural Industries Management

  • Re-Enacting the Past

    Heritage, Materiality and Performance

    Edited by Mads Daugbjerg, Rivka Syd Eisner, Britta Timm Knudsen

    What is re-enactment and how does it relate to heritage? Re-enactments are a ubiquitous part of popular and memory culture and are of growing importance to heritage studies. As concept and practice, re-enactments encompass a wide range of forms: from the annual ‘Viking Moot’ festival in Denmark…

    Hardback – 2015-10-01 
    Routledge

  • Performance Research

    12.3

    Edited by Various

    Performance Research is a specialist journal that promotes a dynamic interchange between scholarship and practice in an expanding field of performance. Interdisciplinary in vision and international in scope, its emphasis is on research in contemporary performance arts within changing cultures.…

    Hardback – 2015-09-29 
    Taylor & Francis

  • Experiencing Stanislavsky Today

    Training and Rehearsal for the Psychophysical Actor

    By Stephanie Daventry French, Philip G. Bennett

    This pioneering introduction to Stanislavsky's methods and modes of actor training covers all of the essential elements of his System. Recreating ‘truthful’ behaviour in the artificial environment, awareness and observation, psychophysical work, given circumstances, visualization and imagination,…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29 
    Routledge

  • Reading Contemporary Performance

    Theatricality Across Genres

    Edited by Gabrielle Cody, Meiling Cheng

    As the nature of contemporary performance continues to expand into new forms, genres and media, it requires an increasingly diverse vocabulary. Reading Contemporary Performance provides students, critics and creators with a rich understanding of the key terms and ideas that are central to any…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29 
    Routledge

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