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  • The Director's Toolkit

    By Robin Scraft

    The Director’s Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to the role of the theatrical director. Following the chronology of the directing process, the book discusses each stage in precise detail, considering the selection and analysis of the script, the audition process, casting, character development,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-25 
    Focal Press

  • Diverse Dramaturgy

    By Lydia Garcia, Philippa Kelly

    How does our response to race, gender, and physical limitation impact theater-making today? What kinds of biases block our capacity to explore and address these aspects of diversity? The ability to see, hear and assess in new and challenging ways is crucial to how we make theater, and central to…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Focus on Dramaturgy

  • Richard Foreman

    An American (Partly) in Paris

    By Neal Swettenham

    Richard Foreman has been writing, directing, and designing avant-garde theatre in New York since he first founded his Ontological Hysteric company there in 1968. However, few directors have taken up the challenge of staging their own productions of these problematic, rewarding texts and his work…

    Paperback – 2017-11-20 
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare in Three Dimensions

    The Dramaturgy of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet

    By Robert Blacker

    In Shakespeare in Three Dimensions, Robert Blacker asks us to set aside what we think we know about Shakespeare and rediscover his plays on the page, and as Shakespeare intended, in the rehearsal room and in performance. That process includes stripping away false traditions that have…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Focus on Dramaturgy

  • Book of Sides II: Original, Two-Page Scenes for Actors and Directors

    By Dave Kost

    Book of Sides II: Original, Two-Page Scenes for Actors and Directors is the second book in the Book of Sides series by Dave Kost, featuring original, two-page, two-character scenes for use in acting, directing, and auditioning classes. While shorter than the traditional three-to-six-page scenes…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01
    Focal Press

  • The Director as Collaborator

    2nd Edition

    By Robert Knopf

    The Director as Collaborator teaches essential directing skills while emphasizing how directors and theater productions benefit from collaboration. Good collaboration occurs when the director shares responsibility for the artistic creation with the entire production team, including actors,…

    Paperback – 2017-04-25
    Routledge

  • Jasmin Vardimon's Dance Theatre

    Movement, memory and metaphor

    By Libby Worth, Jasmin Vardimon

    Jasmin Vardimon’s Dance Theatre offers an unusual, intimate insight into the devising and training processes of a choreographer in the midst of her practice. Libby Worth and Jasmin Vardimon take a collaborative approach to recording and exploring the working processes of Vardimon and her company,…

    Paperback – 2017-01-13
    Routledge

  • Black Acting Methods

    Critical Approaches

    Edited by Sharrell Luckett, Tia M. Shaffer

    Black Acting Methods seeks to offer alternatives to the Euro-American performance styles that many actors find themselves working with.  A wealth of contributions from directors, scholars and actor trainers address afrocentric processes and aesthetics, and interviews with key figures in Black…

    Paperback – 2016-10-10
    Routledge

  • The Art and Practice of Directing for Theatre

    By Paul B. 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 – 2016-09-01
    Focal Press

  • Shakespeare in Performance

    Castings and Metamorphoses

    By Ralph Berry

    These studies take stage history as a means of knowing the play. Half of the studies deal with casting - doubling, chorus and the crowd, the star of Hamlet and Measure for Measure. Then the transformations of dramatis personae are analyzed and The Tempest is viewed through the changing…

    Paperback – 2016-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

  • Stanislavsky and Yoga

    By Sergei Tcherkasski

    This book deals with one of the most important sources of the Stanislavsky System - Yoga, its practice and philosophy. Sergei Tcherkasski carefully collects records on Yoga in Stanislavsky's writings from different periods and discusses hidden references which are not explained by Stanislavsky…

    Paperback – 2016-05-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Icarus

  • The Theatre of Thomas Ostermeier

    By Peter M Boenisch, Thomas Ostermeier

    Thomas Ostermeier is the most internationally recognised German theatre director of the present. With this book, he presents his directorial method for the first time. The Theatre of Thomas Ostermeier provides a toolkit for understanding and enacting the strategies of his advanced contemporary…

    Paperback – 2016-05-09
    Routledge

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