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  • Tactical Performance

    On the Theory and Practice of Serious Play

    By Larry 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 – 2016-03-10 

  • 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 
    Focal Press

  • The Musical Theatre Singer's Style Guide

    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 – 2016-02-15 

  • The Modern Stage and Other Worlds (Routledge Revivals)

    By Austin E. Quigley

    Modern plays are strikingly diverse and, as a result, any attempt to locate an underlying unity between them encounters difficulties: to focus on what they have in common is often to overlook what is of primary importance in particular plays; to focus on their differences is to note the novelty of…

    Paperback – 2016-01-28 
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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 – 2016-01-21 

  • Craft Notes for Animators

    By Ed Hooks

    Paperback – 2016-01-15 

  • On Directing Shakespeare

    By Ralph Berry

    For producers and directors planning a production, several questions inevitably arise: Which play is appropriate for the contemporary audience? Should the text and setting be altered? Twelve leading contemporary directors answer these questions in interviews in this book and shed light on what…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

  • Physical Theatres

    A Critical Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Simon Murray, John Keefe

    This new edition of Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction continues to provide an unparalleled overview of non-text-based theatre, from experimental dance to traditional mime. It synthesizes the history, theory and practice of physical theatres for students and performers in what is both a…

    Paperback – 2015-12-22 

  • 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 – 2015-12-18 
    Focal Press

  • 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 – 2015-12-16 
    Focal Press

  • 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 

  • 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 – 2015-11-30 

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