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  • Color Theory for the Makeup Artist

    Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects

    By Katie Middleton

    Color Theory for the Make-up Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects combines traditional color theory for fine artists and applies it to the make-up artist. It explains why we see color, how to categorize and identify color, relationships between colors, and it relates…

    Paperback – 2018-05-18 
    Focal Press

  • Performance and Ecology: What Can Theatre Do?

    Edited by Carl Lavery

    In comparison with Literary Studies and Media and Film Studies, the disciplines of Theatre and Performance, with their strong anthropocentric heritage, have been relatively slow in responding to such things as climate change or species extinction etc. However, in the wake of recent work on animals,…

    Hardback – 2018-04-16 
    Focal Press

  • Performing Shakespeare Unrehearsed

    A Practical Guide to Acting and Producing Spontaneous Shakespeare

    By Bill Kincaid

    Shakespeare’s plays can be performed effectively without rehearsal, if all the actors understand a set of performance guidelines and put them into practice. In Performing Shakespeare Unrehearsed: A Practical Guide to Acting and Directing Spontaneous Shakespeare, each chapter is devoted to a…

    Paperback – 2018-04-13 
    Focal Press

  • The Creative Critic

    Writing as/about Practice

    Edited by Emily Orley, Katja Hilevaara

    How might a practitioner-researcher discuss and analyse their work without compromising on creativity? How might research reflect on, and become a part of, practice? Built around a diverse selection of writings from leading researcher-practitioners and emerging artists, The Creative Critic:…

    Paperback – 2018-04-04 

  • Answers from "The Working Actor"

    Two Backstage Columnists Share Ten Years of Advice

    By Jackie Apodaca, Michael Kostroff

    For nearly a decade, Jackie Apodaca and Michael Kostroff shared duties as advice columnists for the actors’ trade paper, "Backstage." Their highly popular weekly feature, The Working Actor, fielded questions from actors all over the country. A cross between "Dear Abby" and the Hollywood Reporter,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-26 
    Focal Press

  • Turn That Thing Off!

    Collaboration and Technology in 21st Century Actor Training

    By Rose Burnett Bonczek, Roger Manix, David Storck

    When ‘turn that %#*@{& thing off!’ isn’t enough… As personal technology becomes ever-present in the classroom and rehearsal studio, its use and ubiquity is affecting the collaborative behaviors that should underpin actor training. How is the collaborative impulse being distracted, and what…

    Paperback – 2018-03-22 

  • Sonorous Dramaturgy

    The Polyphony of Postdramatic Theatre

    By Kai-Chieh Tu

    Drawing upon miscellaneous theories from Eugenio Barba, Friedrich Nietzsche and contemporary sound studies, Sonorous Dramaturgy: The Polyphony of Postdramatic Theatre looks into emerging, cutting-edge theatre artists who employ musicality as the driving force behind their creativity. Celebrating…

    Hardback – 2018-03-01 
    Focus on Dramaturgy

  • Routledge Revivals: Charles Edward Horn's Memoirs of His Father and Himself (2003)

    Edited by Michael Kassler

    Originally published in 2003, Charles Edward Horn's Memoirs of His Father and Himself is an annotated collection of the memoirs of Charles Edward Horn. They include an account of Horn’s father, Charles Frederick Horn, who arrived penniless in London in 1782 and rose to become music master to Queen…

    Hardback – 2018-02-28 

  • Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis

    By Glenn D'Cruz

    "Everything passes/Everything perishes/Everything palls" How on earth do you award aesthetic points to a 75-minute suicide note? The question comes from a review of 4:48’s inaugural production, the year after Sarah Kane took her own life, but this book explores the ways in which it misses the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-26 
    The Fourth Wall

  • Vsevolod Meyerhold

    By Prof Jonathan Pitches

    Vsevolod Meyerhold considers the life and work of the extraordinary twentieth-century director and theatre-maker. This compact, well-illustrated volume includes: a biographical introduction to Meyerhold’s life a clear explanation of his theoretical writings an analysis of his masterpiece…

    Paperback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Ariane Mnouchkine

    By Judith Miller

    Judith G. Miller is Professor of French and Francophone Theatre in the Department of French at New York University, New York, and Affiliate Professor at New York University Abu Dhabi.…

    Paperback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

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