20th Century Performance Products

  • 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 Peter Zazzali contends that the curricula of these courses represent an ethos that is as outdated as it is limited, given today’s shrinking job market for stage…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 – 2016-04-22 
    Routledge

  • The Circus Studies Reader

    Edited by Katie Lavers, Peta Tait

    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 – 2016-03-21 
    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 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 – 2015-09-01
    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

  • 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 – 2015-03-26
    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 – 2015-02-27
    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 – 2014-11-13
    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 – 2014-10-09
    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 – 2014-07-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Icarus

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