Acting and Script Analysis Products

  • Nikolai Demidov

    Becoming an Actor-Creator

    By Nikolai Demidov

    Edited by Andrei Malaev-Babel, Margarita Laskina

    At the time of his death, Stanislavsky considered Nikolai Demidov to be ‘his only student, who understands the System’. Demidov’s incredibly forward-thinking processes not only continued his teacher’s pioneering work, but also solved the problems of an actor’s creativity that Stanislavsky never…

    Hardback – 2016-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Cold War Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Elsom

    Cold War Theatre, first published in 1992, provides an account of the theatrical history within the context of East/West politics. Its geographical span ranges from beyond the Urals to the Pacific Coast of the US, and asks whether the Cold War confrontation was not in part due to the cultural…

    Paperback – 2016-04-07
    Focal Press
    Routledge Revivals

  • The First German Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    Schiller, Goethe, Kleist and Büchner in Performance

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1990. The book surveys of the development of German theatre from a market sideshow into an important element of cultural life and political expression. It examines Schiller as ‘theatre poet’ at Mannheim, Goethe’s work as director of the court theatre at Weimar, and then traces…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05
    Routledge

  • The Revolution in German Theatre 1900-1933 (Routledge Revivals)

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1981, this book represents the first work in English to give a comprehensive account of the revolutionary developments in German theatre from the decline of Naturalism through the Expressionist upheaval to the political theatre of Piscator and Brecht. Early productions of Kaiser’…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-03-11
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-03-01
    Focal Press

  • Shylock on the Stage

    By Toby Lelyveld

    Originally published in 1961, this book is a study of the ways actors since the time of Shakespeare have portrayed the character of Shylock. A pioneering work in the study of performance history as well as in the portrayal of Jews in English literature. Specifically it studies Charles Macklin,…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

  • Acting Shakespeare

    By Bertram Leon Joseph

    How did the actors for whom Shakespeare wrote his plays make his characters come to life, how did they convey his words? Can modern directors, actors, and even library readers of Shakespeare learn from them? Creating character and making the Elizabethan playwright’s poetry compelling for the…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

  • Translation, Poetics, and the Stage

    Six French Hamlets

    By Romy Heylen

    This book establishes an analytical model for the description of existing translations in their historical context within a framework suggested by systemic concepts of literature. It argues against mainstream 20th-century translation theory and, by proposing a socio-cultural model of translation,…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

  • 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 – 2015-11-05
    Focal Press

  • Play Readings

    A Complete Guide for Theatre Practitioners

    By Rob Urbinati

    Play Readings: A Complete Guide for Theatre Practitioners demystifies the standards and protocols of a play reading, demonstrating how to create effective and evocative readings for those new to or inexperienced with the genre. It examines all of the essential considerations involved in readings,…

    Paperback – 2015-10-16
    Focal Press

  • The Rise and Fall of the Well-Made Play (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Russell Taylor

    First published in 1967, this title considers the idea of the ‘well-made play’ in the context of how and why it has been devalued and how far, in allowing it to be devalued, we have lost sight of certain important elements of the theatre. The focus of the book is largely on the development of…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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