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  • 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 

  • Arden (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study of His Plays

    By Albert Hunt

    John Arden was one of the major playwrights to have emerged during the 1950s, yet his work has arguably been misunderstood. In this book, first published in 1974, Albert Hunt’s primary concern is to relate the plays written by John Arden alone, as well as those written in collaboration with…

    Paperback – 2015-05-05
    Routledge Revivals

  • Drama and Education

    Performance Methodologies for Teaching and Learning

    By Manon van de Water, Mary McAvoy, Kristin Hunt

    Drama and Education provides a practical, comprehensive guide to drama as a tool for teaching and learning. It is among the first practical drama and performance textbooks that address brain-based, neuroscientific research, making the argument that creativity is necessary in our lives, that…

    Paperback – 2015-03-05

  • Acting with Grotowski

    Theatre as a Field for Experiencing Life

    By Zbigniew Cynkutis

    Edited by Paul Allain, Khalid Tyabji

    ‘Zbigniew Cynkutis’ writings constitute invaluable testimony of his work with Jerzy Grotowski during the ‘theatre of productions’ phase and beyond. Cynkutis’ insights elucidate aspects of the Laboratory Theatre’s praxis and provide a unique perspective on the questions most often asked about…

    Paperback – 2014-10-09

  • Creating Solo Performance

    By Sean Bruno, Luke Dixon

    Creating Solo Performance is an innovative toolbox of exercises and challenges focused on providing you – the performer – with engaging and inspiring ways to explore and develop your idea both on the page and in the performance space. The creation of a solo show may be the most rewarding,…

    Paperback – 2014-08-28

  • Integrative Performance

    Practice and Theory for the Interdisciplinary Performer

    By Experience Bryon

    Integrative Performance serves a crucial need of 21st-century performers by providing a transdisciplinary approach to training. Its radical new take on performance practice is designed for a climate that increasingly requires fully rounded artists. The book critiques and interrogates key current…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28

  • Auditions

    The Complete Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Richard Evans

    Auditions are an integral part of every performer's life. From getting into drama school through to a successful career in an overcrowded industry, Auditions: The Complete Guide offers crucial advice, resources and tried and tested techniques to maximise success before, during and after each…

    Paperback – 2014-04-15

  • Stanislavsky: A Life in Letters

    Edited by Laurence Senelick

    Konstantin Stanislavsky transformed theatre in the West and was indisputably one of the twentieth century’s greatest innovators. His life and work mark some of the most significant artistic and political milestones of that tumultuous century, from the emancipation of the serfs to the Russian…

    Paperback – 2013-10-04

  • Stepping Stones

    By Ingemar Lindh

    Edited by Frank Camilleri

    Stepping Stones is the book of a practitioner. It documents the work of a laboratory-based practice that investigated the principles of collective improvisation as a performance practice. Though the dynamics and mechanisms of collective work and improvisation have been amply researched in training…

    Paperback – 2013-08-21
    Routledge Icarus

  • Grotowski & Company

    By Ludwik Flaszen

    This collection of texts by Ludwik Flaszen, Grotowski's main collaborator and co-founder of the Teatr 13 Rzedow (later the Teatr Laboratorium), gathers together key texts, nearly all of which have never before been published in English. These include lectures, papers on issues such as actor…

    Paperback – 2013-08-21
    Routledge Icarus

  • Ensemble Theatre Making

    A Practical Guide

    By Rose Burnett Bonczek, David Storck

    Ensemble Theatre Making: A Practical Guide is the first comprehensive diagnostic handbook for building, caring for, and maintaining an ensemble. Successful ensembles don’t happen by chance; they must be created, nurtured, and maintained through specific actions. Achieving common goals in rehearsal…

    Paperback – 2012-10-10

  • The Expressive Actor

    Integrated Voice, Movement and Acting Training

    By Michael Lugering

    "The study of acting should not begin with an exploration of feeling, perception, imagination, memories, intention, personalization, self-identification... or even performance—but physical action." Michael Lugering's The Expressive Actor presents a foundational, preparatory training method, using…

    Paperback – 2012-10-03

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