20th Century Performance Products

  • Stages of Engagement

    U.S. Theatre and Performance 1898-1949

    By Joshua Polster

    US Theatre and Performance from 1898 to 1949 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 Polster…

    Paperback – 2015-11-16 
    Routledge

  • Global Insights on Theatre Censorship

    Edited by Catherine O'Leary, Diego Santos Sánchez, 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 – 2015-09-06 
    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

  • 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 – 2015-05-13
    Routledge

  • The Actor Training Reader

    Edited by MARK EVANS

    The Actor Training Reader is an invaluable resource for students and teachers of acting, offering access to a wide range of key texts that identify, explore, illuminate and interrogate the challenges, practices and processes involved in training the modern actor. A companion volume to the…

    Paperback – 2015-03-25
    Routledge

  • Beth Henley

    A Casebook

    Edited by Julia A. Fesmire

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2015-02-26
    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…

    Hardback – 2014-11-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Acting with Grotowski

    Theatre as a Field for Experiencing Life

    By Zbigniew Cynkutis

    Edited by Paul Allain, Khalid Tyabji

    ‘Zbigniew Cynkutis’ writings constitute invaluable testimony of his work with Jerzy Grotowski during the ‘theatre of productions’ phase and beyond. Cynkutis’ insights elucidate aspects of the Laboratory Theatre’s praxis and provide a unique perspective on the questions most often asked about…

    Paperback – 2014-10-08
    Routledge

  • Jerzy Grotowski's Journeys to the East

    By Zbigniew Osinski

    Jerzy Grotowski’s Journeys to the East is an unusual collection of facts, quotations, and commentaries documenting the real and metaphorical journeys of the Polish theatre director and ‘teacher of performers’ into a geographical and cultural dimension which we used to and still call the Orient.…

    Paperback – 2014-07-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Icarus

  • Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance

    By Catherine Silverstone

    Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance examines how contemporary performances of Shakespeare’s texts on stage and screen engage with violent events and histories. The book attempts to account for – but not to rationalize – the ongoing and pernicious effects of various forms of violence as…

    Paperback – 2014-07-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • A History of the American Musical Theatre

    No Business Like It

    By Nathan Hurwitz

    From the diverse proto-theatres of the mid-1800s, though the revues of the ‘20s, the ‘true musicals’ of the ‘40s, the politicisation of the ‘60s and the ‘mega-musicals’ of the ‘80s, every era in American musical theatre reflected a unique set of socio-cultural factors. Nathan Hurwitz uses these…

    Paperback – 2014-06-19
    Routledge

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