Theatre & Performance Studies Products

  • The Complete Guide to Perspective Drawing

    From One-Point to Six-Point

    By Craig Attebery

    Computers can calculate perspective angles and create a drawing for us, but the spontaneity of mark making, the tactile quality of a writing surface, the weight of a drawing instrument, and the immediacy of the human touch are sensations that keep traditional drawing skills perpetually relevant.…

    Paperback – 2018-05-16 
    Routledge

  • Performing the Audience

    Controlling the Unruly Playgoer in Early Modern Drama

    By Eric Dunnum

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • Forties and Fifties Fashion for the Stage

    with Patterns from Vintage Clothing

    By Jessica Parr

    Forties and Fifties Fashion for the Stage provides instruction on how to recreate fashion from the 1940s and 50s that withstands the vigorous demands of theatrical stage use. This book provides historical context for the clothing and features authentic patterns taken from real vintage pieces.…

    Paperback – 2018-05-01 
    Focal Press
    The Focal Press Costume Topics Series

  • Performing Homer: The Voyage of Ulysses from Epic to Opera

    By Eleonora Stoppino

    Edited by Wendy Heller

    The epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, attributed to Homer, are among the oldest surviving works of literature derived from oral performance. Deeply embedded in these works is the notion that they were intended to be heard: there is something musical about Homer's use of language and a vivid…

    Hardback – 2018-04-28 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • The Operas of Rameau

    Genesis, Staging, Reception

    By Graham Sadler, Shirley Thompson

    In recent years, interest in Rameau’s operas has grown enormously. These works are no longer regarded as peripheral by performers and audiences but are increasingly staged in the world’s major opera houses and festivals, while the production of first-rate recordings on CD and DVD continues to…

    Hardback – 2018-04-28 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • 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 – 2018-04-28 
    Routledge

  • Performance Autoethnography

    Critical Pedagogy and the Politics of Culture, 2nd Edition

    By Norman K. Denzin

    This book is a manifesto. It is about rethinking performance autoethnography, about the formation of a critical performative cultural politics, about what happens when everything is already performative, when the dividing line between performativity and performance disappears. This is a book about…

    Paperback – 2018-04-27 
    Routledge

  • Performance and Ecology: What Can Theatre Do?

    Edited by Carl Lavery

    In comparison with Literary Studies and Media and Film Studies, the disciplines of Theatre and Performance, with their strong anthropocentric heritage, have been relatively slow in responding to such things as climate change or species extinction etc. However, in the wake of recent work on animals,…

    Hardback – 2018-04-16 
    Focal Press

  • The Properties Director's Toolkit

    Managing a Prop Shop for Theatre

    By Sandra Strawn, Lisa Schlenker

    The Properties Director’s Toolkit is a concise guide to managing a prop shop and show build. Sandra Strawn and Lisa Schlenker skilfully explain and provide templates for organizing and managing a prop shop, from pre-production organization to production processes, budgeting and collaborations with…

    Paperback – 2018-04-13 
    Focal Press

  • Performing Shakespeare Unrehearsed

    A Practical Guide to Acting and Producing Spontaneous Shakespeare

    By Bill Kincaid

    Shakespeare’s plays can be performed effectively without rehearsal, if all the actors understand a set of performance guidelines and put them into practice. In Performing Shakespeare Unrehearsed: A Practical Guide to Acting and Directing Spontaneous Shakespeare, each chapter is devoted to a…

    Paperback – 2018-04-13 
    Focal Press

  • Scenic Automation Handbook

    By Gareth Conner

    Scenic Automation Handbook guides a technician tasked with creating automated effects through the nuts and bolts of creating effective stage effects, with an emphasis on electrical and electronic aspects. This book provides practical information on component selection and integration, breaking down…

    Paperback – 2018-04-12 
    Focal Press

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