Routledge Performance Practitioners

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Routledge Performance Practitioners is an innovative series of introductory handbooks on key figures in twentieth-century performance practice.

Each volume focuses on a theatre-maker who has transformed the way we understand theatre and performance. The books are carefully structured to enable the reader to gain a good grasp of the fundamental elements underpinning each practitioner's work. They provide an inspiring springboard for students on twentieth century, contemporary theatre and theatre history courses.

These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books unravel the contribution of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators, through:

  • personal biography
  • explanation of key writings
  • description of significant productions
  • reproduction of practical exercises.

As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.


'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