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  • Active Analysis

    By Maria Knebel

    Maria Knebel is one of theatre studies' missing links; a student of and later assistant to Stanislavsky, and a colleague of Michael Chekhov's, she was instrumental in promoting their theories of acting via her teaching. Action Analysis combines her two books, 'The Verb in the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge

  • Experiencing Stanislavsky Today

    Training and Rehearsal for the Psychophysical Actor

    By Stephanie Daventry French, Philip G. Bennett

    This pioneering introduction to Stanislavsky's methods and modes of actor training covers all of the essential elements of his System. Recreating ‘truthful’ behaviour in the artificial environment, awareness and observation, psychophysical work, given circumstances, visualization and imagination,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-10 
    Routledge

  • Stays and Corsets

    Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body

    By Mandy Barrington

    Stays and Corsets: Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body goes a step beyond traditional historical costuming texts by not only providing you with historical pattern diagrams and information, but by showing you how to adapt these patterns to the contemporary body shape. Using her…

    Paperback – 2015-12-01 
    Focal Press

  • Theatre for Women’s Participation in Sustainable Development

    By Beth Osnes

    Though development researchers have proven that the participation of women is necessary for effective sustainable development, development practitioners still largely lack culturally appropriate, gender-sensitive tools for including women, especially women living in poverty. Current tools used in…

    Paperback – 2015-11-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

  • Period Reproduction Buckram Hats

    The Costumer’s Guide

    By Crystal G. Herman

    Whether you’re in a professional or a community theatre, part of a historical re-enactment, or teaching costume construction, a well-made hat provides a much-needed finishing touch to a costume. Period Reproduction Buckram Hats: The Costumer’s Guidebook is your one-stop resource for learning how to…

    Paperback – 2015-11-16 
    Focal Press
    The Focal Press Costume Topics Series

  • Essentials of Period Style

    A Sourcebook for Stage and Production Designers

    By Hal Tiné

    Essentials of Period Style: A Sourcebook for Stage and Production Designers covers the visual, social, and political dynamics of multiple epochs and cultures and discusses how these trends affect the design of the architecture, costumes, and furnishings of the time. It then relates these…

    Paperback – 2015-11-10 
    Focal Press

  • Acting in Musical Theatre

    A Comprehensive Course, 2nd Edition

    By Joe Deer, Rocco Dal Vera

    Acting in Musical Theatre remains the only complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It covers fundamental skills for novice actors, practical insights for professionals, and even tips to help veteran musical performers refine their craft. Updates in this expanded and revised second…

    Paperback – 2015-10-29 
    Routledge

  • The Art of Unarmed Stage Combat

    By Robert Najarian

    The Art of Unarmed Stage Combat is your guide to the principles and techniques of theatrical violence, combining detailed discussions of the mechanics of stage fighting with the nuances of acting decisions to make fighting styles reflect character and story. Expert Fight Director Robert Najarian…

    Paperback – 2015-10-27 
    Focal Press

  • Re-Enacting the Past

    Heritage, Materiality and Performance

    Edited by Mads Daugbjerg, Rivka Syd Eisner, Britta Timm Knudsen

    What is re-enactment and how does it relate to heritage? Re-enactments are a ubiquitous part of popular and memory culture and are of growing importance to heritage studies. As concept and practice, re-enactments encompass a wide range of forms: from the annual ‘Viking Moot’ festival in Denmark…

    Hardback – 2015-10-02 
    Routledge

  • African Accents

    A workbook for actors

    By Beth McGuire

    This is a comprehensive workbook for actors, covering the key characteristics and profiles of a wide range of African accents of English. Its unique approach not only addresses the methods and processes by which to go about learning an accent, but also looks in detail at each example. This lets the…

    Paperback – 2015-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare on Theatre

    A Critical Look at His Theories and Practices

    By Robert Cohen

    In Shakespeare on Theatre, master acting teacher Robert Cohen brilliantly scrutinises Shakespeare's implicit theories of acting, paying close attention to the plays themselves and providing a wealth of fascinating historical evidence. What he finds will surprise scholars and actors alike – that…

    Paperback – 2015-09-24 
    Routledge

  • Using the Sky

    a dance

    By Deborah Hay

    In the mid 1990’s Deborah Hay’s work took a new turn. From her early experiments with untrained dancers, and after a decade of focusing on solo work, the choreographer began to explore new grounds of choreographic notation and transmission by working with experienced performers and choreographers.…

    Paperback – 2015-09-17 
    Routledge

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