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  • The First German Theatre

    Schiller, Goethe, Kleist and Büchner in Performance

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1990. The book surveys of the development of German theatre from a market sideshow into an important element of cultural life and political expression. It examines Schiller as ‘theatre poet’ at Mannheim, Goethe’s work as director of the court theatre at Weimar, and then traces…

    Hardback – 2016-01-15 

  • Rooms in Dramatic Realism

    By Fred Miller Robinson

    Dramatic Realism, since its birth in the hectic late years of the nineteenth century, gave theatrical and thematic energy to the interaction between a play’s text and the way that it looked on the stage. Characters began to find themselves in rooms and settings that played an active and changing…

    Paperback – 2015-12-11 

  • Essentials of Period Style

    A Sourcebook for Stage and Production Designers

    By Hal Tiné

    Essentials of Period Style: A Sourcebook for Stage and Production Designers covers the visual, social, and political dynamics of multiple epochs and cultures and discusses how these trends affect the design of the architecture, costumes, and furnishings of the time. It then relates these…

    Paperback – 2015-11-13 
    Focal Press

  • The Comedy Improv Handbook

    A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance

    By Matt Fotis, Siobhan O'Hara

    The Comedy Improv Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance is a one-stop resource for both improv teachers and students, covering improv history, theory, maxims, exercises, games, and structures. You will learn the necessary skills and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-02 
    Focal Press

  • Stages of Engagement

    U.S. Theatre and Performance 1898-1949

    By Joshua Polster

    Stages of Engagement is a compelling and wonderfully varied account of the relationship between theatre in the United States and the social, cultural, and political forces that shaped it during one of the most formative periods in the nation’s history. Joshua E. Polster applies key thematic…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30 

  • Global Insights on Theatre Censorship

    Edited by Catherine O'Leary, Diego Santos Sánchez, Michael Thompson

    Theatre has always been subject to a wide range of social, political, moral, and doctrinal controls, with authorities and social groups imposing constraints on scripts, venues, staging, acting, and reception. Focusing on a range of countries and political regimes, this book examines the many forms…

    Hardback – 2015-09-01
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Dramatic Spaces

    Scenography and Spectatorial Perceptions

    By Jennifer Low

    For literary scholars, plays are texts; for scenographers, plays are performances. Yet clearly a drama is both text and performance. Dramatic Spaces examines period-specific stage spaces in order to assess how design shaped the thematic and experiential dimensions of plays. This book highlights the…

    Hardback – 2015-08-24

  • Bakhtin and Theatre

    Dialogues with Stanislavski, Meyerhold and Grotowski

    By Dick Mccaw

    What did Bakhtin think about the theatre? That it was outdated? That is ‘stopped being a serious genre’ after Shakespeare? Could a thinker to whose work ideas of theatricality, visuality, and embodied activity were so central really have nothing to say about theatrical practice? Bakhtin and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20

  • World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre Volume 4: The Arab World

    By Don Rubin (Series Editor)

    Edited by Ghassan Maleh, Farouk Ohan, Samir Sarhan, Ahmed Zaki

    One of the first internationally published overviews of theatrical activity across the Arab World. Includes 160,000 words and over 125 photographs from 22 different Arab countries from Africa to the Middle East.…

    Paperback – 2015-08-18

  • Nineteen Cent Theat Spain:Bib

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2015-08-11

  • Etienne Decroux and his Theatre Laboratory

    By Marco de Marinis

    Etienne Decroux and His Theatre Laboratory is based on the long-awaited translation of Marco De Marinis' monumental work on mime in the twentieth century: Mimo e teatro nel Novecento (1993). Now revised and updated, the volume focuses specifically on the seminal role played by French mime…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
    Routledge Icarus

  • Shakespeare and the Awareness of Audience

    By Ralph Berry

    This book, first published in 1985, explores the consciousness and the experience of Shakespeare’s audience. First describing the stage’s physical impact, Ralph Berry then goes on to explore the social or tribal consciousness of the audience in certain plays. The title finishes by examining the…

    Hardback – 2015-07-28
    Routledge Revivals

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