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  • The Theatre of Thomas Ostermeier

    By Peter M Boenisch, Thomas Ostermeier

    Thomas Ostermeier is arguably the most internationally recognised German theatre director of his generation. With this book, he presents his directorial method for the first time. The Theatre of Thomas Ostermeier provides a toolkit for understanding and enacting the strategies of this advanced…

    Paperback – 2016-05-04 
    Routledge

  • Performing in Comedy

    A Student's Guide

    By Ian Wilkie

    Ian Wilkie contends that comic acting is a distinct art form, and as such demands a unique skillset. By exploring the ways in which performance choices and improvised moments can work in conjunction with texts themselves, Performing in Comedy offers an indispensable practical tool for enhancing…

    Paperback – 2016-04-29 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-04-25 
    Routledge

  • A Strange Proximity

    Stage Presence, Failure and the Ethics of Attention

    By Jon Foley Sherman

    What happens in the relationship between audience and performer? What choices are made in the space of performance about how we attend to others? A Strange Proximity examines stage presence as key to thinking about performance and ethics. It is the first phenomenological account generated from,…

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 Peter Zazzali contends that the curricula of these courses represent an ethos that is as outdated as it is limited, given today’s shrinking job market for stage…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

  • The First German Theatre

    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 – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge

  • The Revolution in German Theatre 1900-1933

    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 – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge

  • Tactical Performance

    The Theory and Practice of Serious Play

    By L. M. Bogad

    Tactical Performance tells illuminating stories of underdogs speaking mirth to power through creative activist performance in the streets of cities around the world. It also provides the first ever full-length practical and theoretical guide to this work. L.M.Bogad,&…

    Paperback – 2016-03-04 
    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 – 2016-02-29 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Improvisation Hypermedia and the Arts since 1945

    By Roger Dean, Hazel Smith

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

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Shakespearean Stage Production

    Then and Now

    By Cécile de Banke

    An absorbing and original addition to Shakespeareana, this handbook of production is for all lovers of Shakespeare whether producer, player, scholar or spectator. In four sections, Staging, Actors and Acting, Costume, Music and Dance, it traces Shakespearean production from Elizabethan times to the…

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

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