20th Century Performance Products

  • The Method Acting Handbook

    By Lola Cohen

    The Method Acting Handbook is a concise and practical guide to acting exercises originally devised by the 'father' of the Method, Lee Strasberg. The Method trains the imagination, concentration, senses and emotions to ‘re-create’ – not ‘imitate’ – logical, believable and truthful behavior on stage…

    Paperback – 2016-10-07 
    Routledge

  • Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape

    By Daniel Sack

    "We lay there without moving. But under us all moved, and moved us." - Krapp Samuel Beckett’s most accessible play is also one of the twentieth century’s most moving dramas about aging, memory, and disappointment. Daniel Sack offers the first comprehensive survey of Krapp’s Last Tape (1958) with a…

    Paperback – 2016-09-14 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Performance and Professional Wrestling

    Edited by Broderick Chow, Eero Laine, Claire Warden

    Performance and Professional Wrestling is the first edited volume to consider professional wrestling explicitly from the vantage point of theatre and performance studies. Moving beyond simply noting its performative qualities or reading it via other performance genres, this…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26 
    Routledge

  • Terrence McNally

    A Casebook

    Edited by Toby Silverman Zinman

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2016-07-10
    Routledge
    Casebooks on Modern Dramatists

  • Acting in the Academy

    The History of Professional Actor Training in US Higher Education

    By Peter Zazzali

    There are over 150 BFA and MFA acting programs in the US today, nearly all of which claim to prepare students for theatre careers. Peter Zazzali contends that the curricula of these courses represent an ethos that is as outdated as it is limited, given today’s shrinking job market for stage…

    Hardback – 2016-04-12
    Routledge

  • Post-War British Theatre Criticism (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Elsom

    This book, first published in 1981, sets out the critical reaction to some fifty key post-war productions of the British theatre, as gauged primarily through the contemporary reviews of theatre critics. The plays chosen are each, in their different ways, important in their contribution to the…

    Paperback – 2016-04-07
    Focal Press
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Routledge Circus Studies Reader

    Edited by Peta Tait, Katie Lavers

    The Routledge Circus Studies Reader offers an absorbing critical introduction to this diverse and emerging field. It brings together the work of over 30 scholars in this discipline, including Janet Davis, Helen Stoddart and Peta Tait, to highlight and address the field’s key historical, critical…

    Paperback – 2016-03-14
    Routledge

  • Stages of Engagement

    U.S. Theatre and Performance 1898-1949

    By Joshua Polster

    Stages of Engagement is a compelling and wonderfully varied account of the relationship between theatre in the United States and the social, cultural, and political forces that shaped it during one of the most formative periods in the nation’s history. Joshua E. Polster applies key thematic…

    Paperback – 2015-10-22
    Routledge

  • Global Insights on Theatre Censorship

    Edited by Catherine O'Leary, Diego Santos Sanchez, Michael Thompson

    Theatre has always been subject to a wide range of social, political, moral, and doctrinal controls, with authorities and social groups imposing constraints on scripts, venues, staging, acting, and reception. Focusing on a range of countries and political regimes, this book examines the many forms…

    Hardback – 2015-09-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Audience as Performer

    The changing role of theatre audiences in the twenty-first century

    By Caroline Heim

    'Actors always talk about what the audience does. I don’t understand, we are just sitting here.' Audience as Performer proposes that in the theatre, there are two troupes of performers: the actors and the audience. Although academics have scrutinised how audiences respond, make meaning and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-17
    Routledge

  • Etienne Decroux and his Theatre Laboratory

    By Marco de Marinis

    Etienne Decroux and His Theatre Laboratory is based on the long-awaited translation of Marco De Marinis' monumental work on mime in the twentieth century: Mimo e teatro nel Novecento (1993). Now revised and updated, the volume focuses specifically on the seminal role played by French mime…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Icarus

  • The Illuminated Theatre

    Studies on the Suffering of Images

    By Joe Kelleher

    What sort of thing is a theatre image? How is it produced and consumed? Who is responsible for the images? Why do the images stay with us when the performance is over? How do we learn to speak of what we see and imagine? And how do we relate what we experience in the theatre to what we share with…

    Paperback – 2015-05-14
    Routledge

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