Theatre & Performance Studies Products

  • Twenty-First Century Musicals

    From Stage to Screen

    Edited by George Rodosthenous

    Twenty-First Century Musicals stakes a place for the musical in today’s cinematic landscape, taking a look at leading contemporary shows from their stage origins to their big-screen adaptations. Each chapter offers a new perspective on a single musical, challenging populist narratives and exploring…

    Paperback – 2017-09-11 

  • Aesthetics

    A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts, 4th Edition

    Edited by David Goldblatt, Lee Brown, Stephanie Patridge

    Aesthetics: A Reader in Philosophy of the Arts, 4th Edition contains an extensive selection of readings organized by individual art forms. Sections include topics that are familiar to students such as, painting, photography and movies, architecture, music, literature, and performance, as well as…

    Paperback – 2017-09-11 

  • The Collected Works of Jane Cavendish

    Edited by Alexandra G. Bennett

    The first scholarly edition of the complete works of Jane Cavendish, this volume presents as complete a collection as possible of works and historical documents pertaining to a particularly compelling figure from the English Civil War. These include two manuscript poem and play collections, family…

    Hardback – 2017-09-06 
    The Early Modern Englishwoman, 1500-1750: Contemporary Editions

  • Performance in a Militarized Culture

    Edited by Sara Brady, Lindsey Mantoan

    The long cultural moment which arose in the wake of 9/11 and the conflict in the Middle East has fostered a global wave of surveillance and counterinsurgency. Performance in a Militarized Culture explores the ways in which we experience this new status quo. Addressing the most commonplace of…

    Paperback – 2017-09-06 

  • Digital Costume Design and Collaboration

    Applications in Academia, Theatre, and Film

    By Rafael Jaen

    Digital Costume Design and Collaboration gives in-depth instruction on how to draw, render, and fully design costumes using online tools and software. Grounded in the use of Photoshop, the book explains the process of building a costume design from scratch, including information on digital tools…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29 
    Focal Press

  • Contemporary Plays by Women of Color

    An Anthology, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Roberta Uno

    In the two decades since the first edition of Contemporary Plays by Women of Color published, its significance to the theatrical landscape in the United States has grown exponentially. Work by female writers and writers of color is more widely produced, published and studied than ever before.…

    Paperback – 2017-08-28 

  • Shakespeare's Tempest and Capitalism

    The Storm of History

    By Helen C Scott

    Shakespeare's Tempest attracted countless anti-colonial writers during the period of decolonization in Africa and the Caribbean, and continues to offer rich material for writers and directors interested in the intimate and varied connections between war and empire. In her forceful study, Helen…

    Hardback – 2017-08-28 

  • Sexuality, Gender and Identity

    Critical Issues in Dance Education

    Edited by Doug Risner, Julie Kerr-Berry

    Sexuality is a difficult topic for all educators. Dance teachers and educators are not immune to these educational challenges, especially given the large number of children, adolescents, and young adults who pursue dance study and performance. Most troubling is the lack of serious discourse in…

    Paperback – 2017-08-24 

  • Introduction to Production

    Creating Theatre Onstage, Backstage, & Offstage

    By Robert Sutherland-Cohen

    Introduction to Production: Creating Theatre Onstage, Backstage, and Offstage defines the collaborative art of making theatre and the various job positions that go into realizing a production. Beginning with an overview of the art and industry of theatre, the book shows how theatre has evolved…

    Paperback – 2017-08-23 
    Focal Press
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  • Histories of Performance Documentation

    Museum, Artistic, and Scholarly Practices

    Edited by Gabriella Giannachi, Jonah Westerman

    How might we document, curate, collect, and exhibit performance? Histories of Performance Documentation traces the many ways in which museums have approached performance works from the 1960s onwards. Considering the unique challenges of documenting live events including hybrid and interactive arts…

    Paperback – 2017-08-21 

  • The Monster in Theatre History

    This Thing of Darkness

    By Michael Chemers

    Monsters are fragmentary, uncertain, frightening creatures. What happens when they enter the realm of the theatre? The Monster in Theatre History explores the cultural genealogies of monsters as they appear in the recorded history of Western theatre. From the Ancient Greeks to the most…

    Paperback – 2017-08-18 

  • The Science & Art of Acting for the Camera

    A Practical Approach to Film, Television, and Commercial Acting

    By John Howard Swain

    The Science & Art of Acting for the Camera provides a precise yet practical approach to help unlock the mysteries of acting for film and television as well as commercials. Written by veteran actor, producer, director John Howard Swain, who has over forty years’ experience working on stage and…

    Paperback – 2017-08-16 
    Focal Press

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