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  • Contemporary Circus

    1st Edition

    By Katie Lavers, Louis Patrick Leroux, Jon Burtt

    In this volume, twenty-four creators come together with three scholars to discuss Contemporary Circus, bridging the divide between practice and theory. Lavers, Leroux, and Burtt offer conversations across four key themes: Apparatus, Politics, Performers, and New Work. Extensively illustrated with…

    Paperback – 2019-07-30 
    Routledge

  • How and Why We Teach Shakespeare

    College Teachers and Directors Share How They Explore the Playwright’s Works with Their Students, 1st Edition

    By Sidney Homan

    In How and Why We Teach Shakespeare, nineteen distinguished college teachers and directors draw from their personal experiences and share their methods and the reasons why they teach Shakespeare. The collection is divided into four sections: studying the text as a script for performance; exploring…

    Paperback – 2019-06-17 
    Routledge

  • To Be A Playwright

    1st Edition

    By Janet Neipris

    Originally published in 2005, To Be A Playwright is an insightful and detailed guide to the craft of playwriting. Part memoir and part how-to guide, this useful book outlines the tools and techniques necessary to the aspiring playwright. Comprised of a collection of memoirs and lectures which blend…

    Paperback – 2019-02-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Punchdrunk Encyclopaedia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Josephine Machon

    The Punchdrunk Encyclopaedia is the definitive book on the company’s work to date, marking eighteen years of Punchdrunk’s existence. It provides the first full-scale, historical account of one of the world’s foremost immersive theatre companies, drawn from unrivalled access to the collective memory…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge

  • Auditioning for Musical Theatre

    1st Edition

    By Denny Berry

    Auditioning for Musical Theatre demystifies the process of giving the best possible professional audition for a role in a musical. It is the result of Denny Berry’s own experience, sitting "behind the audition desk" for 30 years of professional Broadway auditions, as well as teaching newcomers and…

    Paperback – 2018-12-11
    Routledge

  • Marina Abramović

    2nd Edition

    By Mary Richards

    Marina Abramović is the creator of pioneering performance art which transcends the form’s provocative origins. Her visceral and extreme performances have tested the limits of both body and mind, communicating with audiences worldwide on a personal and political level. Updated and revised throughout…

    Paperback – 2018-10-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Tadeusz Kantor

    1st Edition

    By Noel Witts

    Tadeusz Kantor – a theoretician, director, innovator and painter famed for his very visual theatre style – was a key figure in European avant-garde theatre. He was also known for his challenging theatrical innovations, such as extending stages and the combination of mannequins with living actors.…

    Paperback – 2018-08-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Rudolf Laban

    1st Edition

    By Karen K. Bradley

    Rudolf Laban was one of the leading dance theorists of the twentieth century. His work on dance analysis and notation raised the status of dance as both an art form and a scholarly discipline. This is the first book to combine: an overview of Laban’s life, work and influences an exploration of…

    Paperback – 2018-08-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Radical Doubt

    The Joker System, after Boal, 1st Edition

    By Mady Schutzman

    Radical Doubt investigates ethical play across a spectrum of performances, on and off the stage. In witty, recursive, personal, and propulsive prose, Mady Schutzman elaborates on the Joker System, conceived by Augusto Boal, best known for Theatre of the Oppressed. The Joker System is a…

    Paperback – 2018-07-24
    Routledge

  • Eugenio Barba

    1st Edition

    By Jane Turner

    Eugenio Barba is recognized as one of the most important theatre practitioners working today. Along with the company he founded over fifty years ago, the world-acclaimed Odin Teatret, he continues to produce extraordinary theatre performances that tour the world, and his International School of…

    Paperback – 2018-06-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Anna Halprin

    2nd Edition

    By Libby Worth, Helen Poynor

    Anna Halprin traces the life's work of this radical dance-maker, documenting her early career as a modern dancer in the 1940s through to the development of her groundbreaking approach to dance as an accessible and life-enhancing art form. Now revised and reissued, this book: sketches the…

    Paperback – 2018-06-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Konstantin Stanislavsky

    2nd Edition

    By Bella Merlin

    As one of the most well-known names in theatre history, Konstantin Stanislavsky’s teachings on actor training have endured throughout the decades, influencing scholars and practitioners even in the present day. This second edition of Konstantin Stanislavsky combines: an overview of Stanislavsky’s…

    Paperback – 2018-06-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

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