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  • Black Acting Methods

    Critical Approaches

    Edited by Sharrell Luckett, Tia M. Shaffer

    Black Acting Methods seeks to offer a range of alternatives to the Euro-American performance styles that many actors find themselves working with. These approaches are rooted in a critical framework that allows Afrocentric sensibilities and experiences to excite and invigorate approaches to…

    Paperback – 2016-10-14 
    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

  • Songwriters of the American Musical Theatre

    A Style Guide for Singers

    By Nathan Hurwitz

    The stylistic range required of a musical theatre performer is expansive. From the favourites of Tin Pan Alley to today's international blockbusters, musical roles require the ability to adapt to a panoply of characters and vocal styles. By breaking down these styles and exploring the output of the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-04 
    Routledge

  • Experiencing Liveness in Contemporary Performance

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Matthew Reason, Anja Mlle Lindelof

    This volume brings together dynamic perspectives on the concept of liveness in the performing arts, engaging with the live through the particular analytical focus of audiences and experience. The status and significance of the live in performance has become contested: perceived as variously as a…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Acting, Archetypes and Neuroscience

    Superscenes for Rehearsal and Performance

    By Jane Drake Brody

    "How do we move actors into the less accessible regions of themselves and release hotter, more dangerous, and less literal means of approaching a role?" Superscenes are a revolutionary new mode of teaching and rehearsal, allowing the actor to discover and utilize the primal energies underlying…

    Paperback – 2016-09-28 
    Routledge

  • British Dance: Black Routes

    Edited by Christy Adair, Ramsay Burt

    British Dance, Black Routes is an outstanding collection of writings which re-reads the achievements of Black British dance artists, and places them within a broad historical, cultural and artistic context. Until now discussion of choreography by Black dance practitioners has been dominated…

    Paperback – 2016-09-27 
    Routledge

  • Transmission in Motion

    The Technologizing of Dance

    Edited by Maaike Bleeker

    How can various technologies, from the more conventional to the very new, be used to archive, share and understand dance movement? How can they become part of new ways of creating dance? What does this tell us about the ways in which technology is part of how we make sense and think? Well-known…

    Paperback – 2016-09-27 
    Routledge

  • From Boal to Jana Sanskriti: Practice and Principles

    By Sanjoy Ganguly

    Edited by Ralph Yarrow

    Jana Sanskriti is internationally recognised as the most iconic post-Boalian Theatre of the Oppressed operation in the world today. This fully illustrated book by the Bengali company's founder and artistic director Sanjoy Ganguly, edited by Ralph Yarrow, collects and explains their programme of…

    Hardback – 2016-09-15 
    Routledge

  • An Actor's Work

    By Konstantin Stanislavski

    Stanislavski’s ‘system’ has dominated actor-training in the West since his writings were first translated into English in the 1920s and 30s. His systematic attempt to outline a psycho-physical technique for acting single-handedly revolutionized standards of acting in the theatre. Until now,…

    Paperback – 2016-09-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Classics

  • The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre

    By Paul Crook

    The formation and communication of vision is one of the primary responsibilities of a director, before ever getting to the nuts and bolts of the process. The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre helps the young director learn how to discover, harness, and meld the two. Providing both a…

    Paperback – 2016-09-07 
    Focal Press

  • Routledge Revivals: Theatres of the Left 1880-1935 (1985)

    Workers' Theatre Movements in Britain and America

    Edited by Raphael Samuel, Ewan MacColl, Stuart Cosgrove

    First published in 1985, this book examines how workers theatre movements intended their performances to be activist — perceiving art as a weapon of struggle and enlightenment — and an emancipatory act. An introductory study relates left-wing theatre groupings to the cultural narratives of…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: History Workshop Series

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