American Performance Products

  • Theater and Cultural Politics in a New World

    By Chinua Thelwell

    Theater and Cultural Politics for a New World presents a radical re-examination of the ways in which demographic shifts will impact theatre and performance culture in the 21st century. Editor Chinua Thelwell brings together the revealing insights of artists, scholars and organisers to produce a…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Thornton Wilder's The Skin of our Teeth

    By Kyle Gillette

    "Ladies and gentlemen, I’m not going to play this particular scene tonight." - Sabina Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth (1942) telescopes an audacious stretch of western history and mythology into a family drama, showing how the course of human events operates like theatre itself: constantly…

    Paperback – 2016-09-14 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • The Routledge Anthology of US Drama: 1898-1949

    Edited by Joshua Polster

    The first half of the Twentieth Century was a vibrant period for U.S. theatre. As the United States emerged as a significant military, economic, political and cultural power, so its theatre began to distinguish itself from the prevailing European model. The plays and dramatic texts in&…

    Paperback – 2016-09-12 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage

    Edited by Jocelyn L. Buckner

    A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage places this renowned, award-winning playwright's contribution to American theatre in scholarly context. The volume covers Nottage's plays, productions, activism, and artistic collaborations to display the extraordinary breadth and depth of her work. The…

    Paperback – 2016-05-05
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Neil LaBute

    A Casebook

    By Gerald C. Wood

    Neil LaBute: A Casebook is the first book to examine one of the most successful and controversial contemporary American playwrights and filmmakers. While he is most famous, and in some cases infamous, for his early films In the Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors, Labute is equally…

    Paperback – 2014-11-10
    Routledge
    Casebooks on Modern Dramatists

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