Theatre & Performance Studies: Acting and Script Analysis

  • Objectives, Obstacles, and Tactics in Practice: Perspectives on Activating the Actor book cover

    Objectives, Obstacles, and Tactics in Practice

    Perspectives on Activating the Actor, 1st Edition

    By Valerie Pye, Hillary Bucs

    Objectives, Obstacles, and Tactics in Practice is the first book that compiles practical approaches of the best practices from a range of practitioners on the subject of working with Stanislavski’s "objectives", "obstacles" and "tactics". The book offers instructors and directors a variety of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Staging Sex: Best Practices, Tools, and Techniques for Theatrical Intimacy book cover

    Staging Sex

    Best Practices, Tools, and Techniques for Theatrical Intimacy, 1st Edition

    By Chelsea Pace

    Staging Sex lays out a comprehensive, practical solution for staging intimacy, nudity, and sexual violence. This book takes theatre practitioners step-by-step through the best practices, tools, and techniques for crafting effective theatrical intimacy. After an overview of the challenges…

    Paperback – 2019-12-11 
    Routledge

  • Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers book cover

    Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers

    6th Edition

    By James Thomas

    Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers, Sixth Edition teaches the skills of script analysis using a formalist approach that examines the written part of a play to evaluate its potentials for performance and production. This new edition offers a more streamlined experience for the…

    Paperback – 2019-11-15 
    Routledge

  • Collaborative Playwriting: Polyvocal Approaches from the EU Collective Plays Project book cover

    Collaborative Playwriting

    Polyvocal Approaches from the EU Collective Plays Project, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul C Castagno

    In Collaborative Playwriting, five collectively written plays apply polyvocal methods in which clash and frisson replace synthesis, a dialogic approach to collective writing that has never before been articulated or documented. Based on the EU Collective Plays Project, this collection of plays…

    Paperback – 2019-11-11 
    Routledge

  • Becoming an Actor’s Director: Directing Actors for Film and Television book cover

    Becoming an Actor’s Director

    Directing Actors for Film and Television, 1st Edition

    By Regge Life

    The collaboration of director and actor is the cornerstone of narrative filmmaking. This book provides the director with a concrete step-by-step guide to preparation that connects the fundamentals of film-script analysis with the actor’s process of preparation. This book starts with how to identify…

    Paperback – 2019-10-18 
    Routledge

  • (toward) a phenomenology of acting book cover

    (toward) a phenomenology of acting

    1st Edition

    By Phillip Zarrilli

    In (toward) a phenomenology of acting, Phillip Zarrilli considers acting as a ‘question’ to be explored in the studio and then reflected upon. This book is a vital response to Jerzy Grotowski’s essential question: "How does the actor ‘touch that which is untouchable?’" Phenomenology invites us to…

    Paperback – 2019-10-02 
    Routledge

  • Teaching Acting with Practical Aesthetics book cover

    Teaching Acting with Practical Aesthetics

    1st Edition

    By Troy Dobosiewicz

    Teaching Acting with Practical Aesthetics uses constructivist pedagogy to teach acting via Practical Aesthetics, a system of actor training created in the mid-1980s by David Mamet. The book melds the history of Practical Aesthetics, Practical Aesthetics itself, educational theory, and compatible…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge

  • Real Animals on the Stage book cover

    Real Animals on the Stage

    1st Edition

    Edited by Teresa Grant, Ignacio Ramos-Gay, Claudia Alonso Recarte

    Through a series of case studies, this book explores the role of live animals on the stage, from the early modern era to the present time. The contributors deal with visual and textual representations of performing animals; typologies of animals in the theatre; the hybridization of the drama with…

    Hardback – 2019-09-03
    Routledge

  • Teaching Strategies for Neurodiversity and Dyslexia in Actor Training: Sensing Shakespeare book cover

    Teaching Strategies for Neurodiversity and Dyslexia in Actor Training

    Sensing Shakespeare, 1st Edition

    By Petronilla Whitfield

    Teaching Strategies for Neurodiversity and Dyslexia in Actor Training addresses some of the challenges met by acting students with dyslexia and highlights the abilities demonstrated by individuals with specific learning differences in actor training. The book offers six tested teaching strategies…

    Paperback – 2019-08-12
    Routledge

  • The Michael Chekhov Handbook: For the Actor book cover

    The Michael Chekhov Handbook

    For the Actor, 2nd Edition

    By Lenard Petit

    The Michael Chekhov Handbook is a practical guide to Chekhov’s supportive techniques for actors, fully updated with new exercises that examine the relationship between the sensations of the physical body and the imagination. Lenard Petit draws on 25 years of teaching experience to unlock and…

    Paperback – 2019-07-01
    Routledge

  • Words for the Theatre: Four Essays on the Dramatic Text book cover

    Words for the Theatre

    Four Essays on the Dramatic Text, 1st Edition

    By David Cole

    In Words for the Theatre, playwright David Cole pursues a course of dramaturgical self-questioning on the part of a playwright, centred on the act of playwriting. The book’s four essays each offer a dramaturgical perspective on a different aspect of the playwright’s practice: How does the…

    Hardback – 2019-06-11
    Routledge
    Focus on Dramaturgy

  • Intercultural Acting and Performer Training book cover

    Intercultural Acting and Performer Training

    1st Edition

    Edited by Phillip B. Zarrilli, T. Sasitharan, Anuradha Kapur

    Intercultural Acting and Performer Training is the first collection of essays from a diverse, international group of authors and practitioners focusing on intercultural acting and voice practices worldwide. This unique book invites performers and teachers of acting and performance to explore,…

    Paperback – 2019-06-07
    Routledge

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