Theatre History Products

  • Performing the Audience

    Controlling the Unruly Playgoer in Early Modern Drama

    By Eric Dunnum

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • Event Space

    Theatre Architecture and the Historical Avant-Garde

    By Dorita Hannah

    As the symbolists, constructivists and surrealists of the historical avant-garde began to abandon traditional theatre spaces and embrace the more contingent locations of the theatrical ‘event’, the built environment of a performance became not only part of the event, but an event in and of itself.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-16 

  • Performing Shakespeare Unrehearsed

    A Practical Guide to Acting and Producing Spontaneous Shakespeare

    By Bill Kincaid

    Shakespeare’s plays can be performed effectively without rehearsal, if all the actors understand a set of performance guidelines and put them into practice. In Performing Shakespeare Unrehearsed: A Practical Guide to Acting and Directing Spontaneous Shakespeare, each chapter is devoted to a…

    Paperback – 2018-04-13 
    Focal Press

  • The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities in Theatre and Performance

    Edited by Nic Leonhardt

    Digital Humanities has emerged in recent years as a new paradigm within theatre and performance studies. This is the first volume to compile scholarly and best practice knowledge from around the globe, and to address both the history and future of this new field. Contributors examine…

    Hardback – 2018-03-05 

  • Vsevolod Meyerhold

    By Prof Jonathan Pitches

    Vsevolod Meyerhold considers the life and work of the extraordinary twentieth-century director and theatre-maker. This compact, well-illustrated volume includes: a biographical introduction to Meyerhold’s life a clear explanation of his theoretical writings an analysis of his masterpiece…

    Paperback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Bertolt Brecht

    By Meg Mumford

    Bertolt Brecht’s methods of collective experimentation, and his unique framing of the theatrical event as a forum for change, placed him among the most important contributors to the theory and practice of theatre. His work continues to have a significant impact on performance practitioners, critics…

    Paperback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Ariane Mnouchkine

    By Judith Miller

    Judith G. Miller is Professor of French and Francophone Theatre in the Department of French at New York University, New York, and Affiliate Professor at New York University Abu Dhabi.…

    Paperback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Jerzy Grotowski

    By James Slowiak, Jairo Cuesta

    Master director, teacher, and theorist, Jerzy Grotowski’s work extended well beyond the conventional limits of performance. Now revised and reissued, this book combines: ● an overview of Grotowski’s life and the distinct phases of his work ● an analysis of his key ideas ● a consideration of his…

    Paperback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Benjamin Britten and Montagu Slater's Peter Grimes

    By Sam Kinchin-Smith

    Peter Grimes (1945), Benjamin Britten’s first opera and one of the most widely recognised cultural milestones of the 20th century, is the post-war British theatre’s greatest ‘lost play’. That is the central premise of this provocative volume. Not content to only consider Peter Grimes on the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-14 
    The Fourth Wall

  • Shakespearean Temporalities

    History on the Early Modern Stage

    By Lukas Lammers

    Shakespearean Temporalities addresses a critical neglect in Early Modern Performance and Shakespeare Studies, revising widely prevailing and long standing assumptions about the performance and reception of history on the early modern stage. With its focus on performance practices, it offers the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07 
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • What is the Theatre?

    By Christian Biet, Christophe Triau

    Paperback – 2018-01-15 

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