Routledge Performance Practitioners

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'Small, neat (handbag sized!) volumes; a good mix of theory and practice, written in a refreshingly straightforward and informative style… Routledge Performance Practitioners are good value, easy to carry around, and contain all the key information on each practitioner - a perfect choice for the student who wants to get a grip on the big names in performance from the past hundred years.' - Total Theatre

"A series of introductory guides to key artists … the writing intelligent yet accessible; the content a lively and inclusive mix … of use and interest to anyone at any stage of their performance/theatre-making, studying or teaching career" - Total Theatre

  • Tadeusz Kantor

    By Noel Witts

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. Tadeusz Kantor was a key figure in European…

    Paperback – 2009-11-25
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  • Marina Abramovic

    By Mary Richards

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. Marina Abramovic is the creator of pioneering…

    Paperback – 2009-09-25
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  • Pina Bausch

    By Royd Climenhaga

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. This book is the first English language…

    Paperback – 2008-11-25
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  • Bertolt Brecht

    By Meg Mumford

        Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. Bertolt Brecht is amongst the…

    Paperback – 2008-11-21
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  • Robert Lepage

    By Aleksandar Saša Dundjerovic

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. Robert Lepage is one of Canada’s foremost…

    Paperback – 2008-11-20
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  • Mary Wigman

    By Mary Anne Santos Newhall

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth and twenty-first-century performance. A dancer, teacher and choreographer,…

    Paperback – 2008-11-12
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  • Rudolf Laban

    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 – 2008-10-06
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  • Ariane Mnouchkine

    By Judith G. Miller

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. One of the most important directors of her…

    Paperback – 2007-03-09
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  • Etienne Decroux

    By Thomas Leabhart

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. These compact, well-illustrated and clearly…

    Paperback – 2007-03-09
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  • Robert Wilson

    By Maria Shevtsova

    This book is a comprehensive study of the theatre work of Robert Wilson with some reference to his installations and design. The focus is Einstein on the Beach which marked the turning point in his career and from which began his reputation as a major international figure. He is as an…

    Paperback – 2007-03-09
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  • Jerzy Grotowski

    By James Slowiak, Jairo Cuesta

    Written by two theatre professionals who worked intimately with Grotowski over the last twenty-five years of his life, this book fills a gap in the published writings about this master director and teacher. In this book, the writers demonstrate Grotowski’s significance and how his frank rhetoric,…

    Paperback – 2007-03-07
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  • Jacques Copeau

    By Mark Evans

    Part of our successful Routledge Performance Practitioners series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century, this book examines Jacques Copeau; a leading figure in the development of twentieth century theatre practice, a pioneer for work on actor-training,…

    Paperback – 2006-07-28
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  • Joan Littlewood

    By Nadine Holdsworth

    The only book currently available on Joan Littlewood and her company, 'Theatre Workshop', this book explores the background to, and the work of a major influence on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. Part of the successful Routledge Performance Practitioners series, this book uses…

    Paperback – 2006-05-17
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  • Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo

    By Sondra Fraleigh, Tamah Nakamura

    This compact, well-illustrated and clearly written book unravels the contribution of two of modern theatre’s most charismatic innovators. Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo is the first book to combine: an account of the founding of Japanese butoh through the partnership of Hijikata and Ohno,…

    Paperback – 2006-05-12
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  • Eugenio Barba

    By Jane Turner

    This useful guidebook not only provides practical exercises for both students and teachers, but also offers an historical perspective on European and world theatre and charts exciting developments in theatre research Eugenio Barba is the first book to combine: *an overview of Barba's work and that…

    Paperback – 2004-10-28
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  • Augusto Boal

    By Frances Babbage

    The work of Augusto Boal has had a tremendous impact on contemporary theatre. This volume looks at the scope of Boal's career - from his early work as a playwright and director in Sao Paulo in the 1950s, to the development of his groundbreaking manifesto in the 1970s for a 'Theatre of the Oppressed…

    Paperback – 2004-10-07
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  • Anna Halprin

    By Libby Worth, Helen Poynor

    This guidebook traces the life's work of radical dance-maker Anna Halprin, 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. Tracing the evolution of the San Francisco Dancers…

    Paperback – 2004-10-01
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  • Konstantin Stanislavsky

    By Bella Merlin

    This compact, well-illustrated and clearly written book offers an essential guide to the complex and contradictory nature of this master of theatre. Routledge Performance Practitioners are a series of introductory guides to key theatre-makers. These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written…

    Paperback – 2003-09-11
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  • Michael Chekhov

    By Franc Chamberlain

    All books in the Routledge Performance Practitioners series are carefully designed to enable the reader to understand the work of a key practitioner. They provide the first step towards critical understanding and a springboard for further study for students on twentieth century, contemporary…

    Paperback – 2003-09-11
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  • Jacques Lecoq

    By Simon Murray

    This text offers a concise guide to the teaching and philosophy of one of the most significant figures in twentieth century actor training. Lecoq's influence on the theatre of the latter half of the twentieth century cannot be overestimated. This is the first book to combine an historical…

    Paperback – 2003-09-04
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  • Vsevolod Meyerhold

    By Jonathan Pitches

    All books in the Routledge Performance Practitioners series are carefully designed to enable the reader to understand the work of a key practitioner. They provide the first step towards critical understanding and a springboard for further study for students on twentieth century, contemporary…

    Paperback – 2003-08-21
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