Performance Genres Products

  • Adapting Translation for the Stage

    By Geraldine Brodie, Emma Cole

    Translating for performance is a difficult – and hotly contested – activity. Adapting Translation for the Stage presents a sustained dialogue between scholars, actors, directors, writers, and those working across these boundaries, exploring common themes and issues encountered when writing,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Voice: Onstage and Off

    3rd Edition

    By Robert Barton, Rocco dal Vera

    Voice: Onstage and Off is a comprehensive guide to the process of building, mastering, and fine-tuning the voice for performance. Every aspect of vocal work is covered, from the initial speech impulse and the creation of sound, right through to refining the final product in different types of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-05 
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare's Dramaturgy

    A case study of Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth

    By Robert Blacker

    In Shakespearean Dramaturgy, Robert Blacker asks us to forget what we think we know about Shakespeare; his work should be rediscovered on our feet, in the rehearsal room and in performance. Staging Shakespeare today is a process of stripping away 400 years of obfuscation between us and the social…

    Hardback – 2017-04-10 
    Routledge
    Focus on Dramaturgy

  • What Moves You?

    Shaping your dissertation in dance

    By Charlotte Nichol, Lise Uytterhoeven

    Every dissertation is individual and unique - particularly for dance students, who must combine a wide range of approaches into a tailor-made research methodology. What Moves You? fosters a creative approach to dissertations and final projects. By guiding the development of a personal study…

    Paperback – 2017-03-10
    Routledge

  • Memos from a Theatre Lab

    Exploring what immersive theatre 'does'

    By Nandita Dinesh

    What does Immersive Theatre ‘do’? By contrasting two specific performances on the same theme – one an ‘immersive’ experience and the other a more conventional theatrical production – Nandita Dinesh explores the ways in which theatrical form impacts upon actors and audiences. An in-depth case study…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06
    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

  • Songwriters of the American Musical Theatre

    A Style Guide for Singers

    By Nathan Hurwitz

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

    Paperback – 2016-09-13
    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 – 2016-08-31
    Routledge

  • Performing in Comedy

    A Student's Guide

    By Ian Wilkie

    Ian Wilkie contends that comic acting is a distinct art form, and as such demands a unique skillset. By exploring the ways in which performance choices and improvised moments can work in conjunction with texts themselves, Performing in Comedy offers an indispensable practical tool for enhancing…

    Paperback – 2016-04-19
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-12-14
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-11-26
    Routledge

  • Acting Comedy

    Edited by Christopher Olsen

    Despite being roundly cited as much harder to perform than its dramatic counterpart, comic acting is traditionally seen as a performance genre that can’t be taught. At best it is often described as a skill that can only be learned "on the job" through years of practice, or given to a performer…

    Paperback – 2015-09-08
    Routledge

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