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  • Teaching Introduction to Theatrical Design

    A Process Based Syllabus in Costumes, Scenery, and Lighting

    By Eric Appleton, Tracey Lyons

    Teaching Introduction to Theatrical Design is a week-by-week guide that helps instructors who are new to teaching design, teaching outside of their fields of expertise, or looking for better ways to integrate and encourage non-designers in the design classroom. This book provides a syllabus to…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13 
    Focal Press

  • Craft Notes for Animators

    A Perspective on a 21st Century Career

    By Ed Hooks

    If Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs represented the Animation industry’s infancy, Ed Hooks thinks that the current production line of big-budget features is its artistically awkward adolescence. While a well-funded marketing machine can conceal structural flaws, uneven performances and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge

  • Movement

    Onstage and Off

    By Robert Barton, Barbara Sellers-Young

    Movement: Onstage and Off is the complete guide for actors to the most effective techniques for developing a fully expressive body. It is a comprehensive compilation of established fundamentals, a handbook for movement centered personal growth, and a guide to helping actors and teachers make…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Acting, Spectating and the Unconscious

    A psychoanalytic perspective on unconscious processes of identification in the theatre.

    By Maria Turri

    From Aristotle’s theory of tragic katharsis onwards, theorists of the theatre have long engaged with the question of what spectatorship entails. This question has, directly or indirectly, often been extended to the investigation of acting. Acting, Spectating, and the Unconscious approaches the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Method Acting Handbook

    By Lola Cohen

    The Method Acting Exercises Handbook is a concise and practical guide to the acting exercises originally devised by Lee Strasberg, one of the Method's foremost practitioners. The Method trains the imagination, concentration, senses and emotions to ‘re-create’ – not ‘imitate’ – logical, believable…

    Paperback – 2016-10-21 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 – 2016-09-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Classics

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