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  • World Dance Cultures

    From Ritual to Spectacle

    By Patricia Leigh Beaman

    From healing, fertility and religious rituals, through theatrical entertainment, to death ceremonies and ancestor worship, World Dance Cultures introduces an extraordinary variety of dance forms practiced around the world. Organised both by region and by historical, political and religious issues,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-20 
    Routledge

  • Twenty-First Century Musicals

    From Stage to Screen

    Edited by George Rodosthenous

    Twenty-First Century Musicals stakes a place for the musical in today’s cinematic landscape, taking a look at leading contemporary shows from their stage origins to their big-screen adaptations. Each chapter offers a new perspective on a single musical, challenging populist narratives and…

    Paperback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge

  • Creative Ballet Teaching

    Technique and Artistry for the 21st Century Ballet Dancer

    By Cadence Whittier

    How do teachers create a classroom environment that promotes collaborative and inquiry-based approaches to learning ballet? How do teachers impart the stylistic qualities of ballet while also supporting each dancer’s artistic instincts and development of a personal style? How does ballet technique…

    Paperback – 2017-07-24 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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

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