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Theatre studies books

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Recently Published

A Cultural History of Theatre Volumes 1-6 by Christopher B. Balme A Cultural History of Theatre Volumes 1-6

A Cultural History of Theatre presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. The set of six volumes covers a span of 2,500 years, tracing the complexity of the interactions between theatre and culture. 1. A Cultural History...
Format: Multiple copy pack - Released: 21/09/2017

The Odin Teatret Archives by Mirella Schino The Odin Teatret Archives

The Odin Teatret Archives presents collections from the archives of one of the foremost reference points in global theatre. Letters, notes, work diaries, articles, and a wealth of photographs all chart the daily activity that underpins the life of Odin...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

The Odin Teatret Archives by Mirella Schino The Odin Teatret Archives

The Odin Teatret Archives presents collections from the archives of one of the foremost reference points in global theatre. Letters, notes, work diaries, articles, and a wealth of photographs all chart the daily activity that underpins the life of Odin...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

: Arthur Miller and Company (1990) Arthur Miller Talks About His Work in the Company of Actors, Designers, Directors, and Writers by Christopher Bigsby : Arthur Miller and Company (1990) Arthur Miller Talks About His Work in the Company of Actors, Designers, Directors, and Writers

First published in 1990, this book presents a discussion with Arthur Miller, in coversation with Christopher Bigsby. Miller talks openly and extensively about his own life and experiences, events and environments which provide material for his plays: his New York...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/09/2017

Aesthetic Citizenship Immigration, Theater, and Embodiment in Twenty-First Century Paris by Emine Fisek Aesthetic Citizenship Immigration, Theater, and Embodiment in Twenty-First Century Paris

Aesthetic Citizenship: Immigration, Theater, and Embodiment in Twenty-First Century Paris is an ethnographic study of the use of theater by Parisian organizations involved in immigration, examining theater's capacity to address questions about immigrant rights, integration, and experience.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Aesthetic Citizenship Immigration, Theater, and Embodiment in Twenty-First Century Paris by Emine Fisek Aesthetic Citizenship Immigration, Theater, and Embodiment in Twenty-First Century Paris

Presents an ethnographic study of the role of theatrical performance in questions regarding immigration, citizenship, and the formation of national identity. Focusing on Paris in the twenty-first century, Emine Fisek analyses the use of theatre by immigrant-rights organisations there and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Blood on the Stage, 1800 to 1900 Milestone Plays of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem by Amnon Kabatchnik Blood on the Stage, 1800 to 1900 Milestone Plays of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem

This volume examines the key representations of transgression drama produced between 1800 and 1900. Arranged in chronological order, the entries consist of plot summary (often including significant dialogue), performance data (if available), opinions by critics and scholars, and other features.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Theatre Theory Reader Prague School Writings by David Drozd Theatre Theory Reader Prague School Writings

The Theatre Theory Reader provides the first comprehensive and critical anthology of texts reflecting on the development of the theater theory of the Prague School or Prague Linguistic Circle beginning with early twentieth-century composer and aesthetician Otakar Zich. The majority...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Tip of the Tongue by Tip of the Tongue

In his new book, the world-famous theatre director Peter Brook illuminates his discussion of language - ranging from Shakespearean to Franglais - with insightful perceptions and haunting parables for our time, delivered in his customarily sagacious style.
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/09/2017

The American Theatre Wing, an Oral History 100 Years, 100 Voices, 100 Million Miracles by Patrick Pacheco The American Theatre Wing, an Oral History 100 Years, 100 Voices, 100 Million Miracles

A fascinating cornucopia of untold lore and never-before-seen photos celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the American Theatre Wing!
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

Crimes and Punishments and Bernard Shaw by Bernard F. Dukore Crimes and Punishments and Bernard Shaw

This book analyzes the interaction of crimes, punishments, and Bernard Shaw in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It explores crimes committed by professional criminals, nonprofessional criminals, businessmen, believers in a cause, the police, the Government, and prison officials. It examines...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/09/2017

Immersive Theatre and Audience Experience Space, Game and Story in the Work of Punchdrunk by Rose Biggin Immersive Theatre and Audience Experience Space, Game and Story in the Work of Punchdrunk

This book is the first full-length monograph to focus on Punchdrunk, the internationally-renowned theatre company known for its pioneering approach to immersive theatre. With its promises of empowerment, freedom and experiential joy, immersive theatre continues to gain popularity - this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Granville Barker on Theatre Selected Essays by Harley Granville-Barker Granville Barker on Theatre Selected Essays

Granville Barker on Theatre brings together some of the most important critical theatrical writings of Harley Granville Barker, a major figure of 20th-century British theatre. Known as a pioneer of the National Theatre and Repertory Movement, and remembered mainly for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Granville Barker on Theatre Selected Essays by Harley Granville-Barker Granville Barker on Theatre Selected Essays

Granville Barker on Theatre brings together some of the most important critical theatrical writings of Harley Granville Barker, a major figure of 20th-century British theatre. Known as a pioneer of the National Theatre and Repertory Movement, and remembered mainly for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Performance Studies and Negative Epistemology Performance Apophatics by Claire Chambers Performance Studies and Negative Epistemology Performance Apophatics

This book explores the intersection between apophaticism - negative theology - and performance. While apophaticism in literature and critical theory may have had its heyday in the heady debates about negative theology and deconstruction in the 1990s, negative ways of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2017

Coming Soon

REVISE BTEC National Performing Arts Revision Workbook by REVISE BTEC National Performing Arts Revision Workbook

This Revision Workbook delivers hassle-free hands-on practice for the externally assessed units.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2017

Shakespeare's Lost Playhouse Eleven Days at Newington Butts by Laurie Johnson Shakespeare's Lost Playhouse Eleven Days at Newington Butts

The theatre at Newington Butts has long remained on the fringes of histories of Shakespeare's career and of the golden age of the theatre with which his name is associated. A mile outside London, and relatively disused by the time...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

Stays and Corsets Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body by Mandy Barrington Stays and Corsets Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body

Stays and Corsets: Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body goes a step beyond traditional historical costuming texts by not only providing you with historical pattern diagrams and information, but by showing you how to adapt these patterns to the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Stanislavski's Legacy by Constantin Stanislavski Stanislavski's Legacy

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Assistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit by Anne E. McMills The Assistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit

What are the do?s and don?ts of being a good assistant lighting designer? What are focus tapes, and how do I use them? What is the best method for creating a magic sheet? What should be found in every assistant?s...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Dances of Shakespeare by Jim Hoskins The Dances of Shakespeare

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Images LibrariesMuseums/Arch by Amy Mccoll Images LibrariesMuseums/Arch

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Presence & Pre-Express 2 by Yarrow Presence & Pre-Express 2

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology The Secret Art of the Performer by Eugenio Barba A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology The Secret Art of the Performer

First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Devil's Charter by Barnabe Barnes The Devil's Charter

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Period Reproduction Buckram Hats The Costumer's Guide by Crystal G. Herman Period Reproduction Buckram Hats The Costumer's Guide

Whether you?re in a professional or a community theatre, part of a historical re-enactment, or teaching costume construction, a well-made hat provides a much-needed finishing touch to a costume. Period Reproduction Buckram Hats: The Costumer?s Guidebook is your one-stop resource...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Show Case Developing, Maintaining, and Presenting a Design-Tech Portfolio for Theatre and Allied Fields by Rafael Jaen Show Case Developing, Maintaining, and Presenting a Design-Tech Portfolio for Theatre and Allied Fields

A design tech portfolio showcases a theatre designer/technician's most prized accomplishments in stage design, lighting, costuming, or makeup. The ability to make a winning portfolio is essential to getting into choice colleges, obtaining scholarships, and getting new jobs in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Jacques Lecoq by Simon (University of Glasgow, UK) Murray Jacques Lecoq
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This volume offers a concise guide to the teaching and philosophy of one of the most significant figures in twentieth century actor training. Jacques Lecoq's influence on the theatre of the latter half of the twentieth century cannot be overestimated....
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Theatre Aurality by Lynne Kendrick Theatre Aurality

This book explores the critical field of theatre sound and the sonic phenomena of theatre. It draws together a wide range of related topics, including sound design and sonic sonographies, voice as a performance of sound, listening as auditory performance,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

This Body is in Danger! Shape-Shifting Corporealities in Contemporary Performing Arts by Christel Stalpaert This Body is in Danger! Shape-Shifting Corporealities in Contemporary Performing Arts


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

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Tim Crouch's An Oak Tree by Catherine Love Tim Crouch's An Oak Tree

?You will see no false nothing false tonight? ? the Hypnotist Tim Crouch?s second play collapses a tale of loss and grief into an exploration of theatrical representation, in a piece of theatre that is at once formally innovative and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

Applied Practice Evidence and Impact in Theatre, Music and Art by Nick (York St John University, UK) Rowe Applied Practice Evidence and Impact in Theatre, Music and Art
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This edited collection brings together theoretical and practice-based perspectives on the question of evidence of impact in relation to arts practice in a social context.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Applied Theatre: Creative Ageing by Sheila McCormick Applied Theatre: Creative Ageing

Applied Theatre: Creative Ageing examines the complex social, political and cultural needs of a diverse group in our society and asks how contemporary applied theatre responds to those needs. For the first time, this publication allows an examination of innovative...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Revise BTEC National Performing Arts Revision Guide (with free online edition) by Revise BTEC National Performing Arts Revision Guide (with free online edition)

Ideal for classroom or independent study, this Revision Guide with ActiveBook is the smart choice for learners studying for the externally assessed units 1, 3, 5 and 7 of the new BTEC Nationals in Performing Arts qualifications.
Format: Mixed media product - Released: 09/08/2017

Digital Costume Design and Collaboration Applications in Academia, Theatre, and Film by Rafael Jaen Digital Costume Design and Collaboration Applications in Academia, Theatre, and Film

Digital Costume Design and Collaboration gives in-depth instruction on how to draw, render, and fully design costumes using online tools and software. Grounded in the use of Photoshop, the book explains the process of building a costume design from scratch,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Digital Costume Design and Collaboration Applications in Academia, Theatre, and Film by Rafael Jaen Digital Costume Design and Collaboration Applications in Academia, Theatre, and Film

Digital Costume Design and Collaboration gives in-depth instruction on how to draw, render, and fully design costumes using online tools and software. Grounded in the use of Photoshop, the book explains the process of building a costume design from scratch,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2017

Surrealism and the Gothic Castles of the Interior by Neil Matheson Surrealism and the Gothic Castles of the Interior

Surrealism and the Gothic is the first book-length analysis of the role played by the gothic in both the initial emergence of surrealism and at key moments in its subsequent development as an art and literary movement. The book argues...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

Shakespeare's Two Playhouses Repertory and Theatre Space at the Globe and the Blackfriars, 1599-1613 by Sarah (University of Kent, Canterbury) Dustagheer Shakespeare's Two Playhouses Repertory and Theatre Space at the Globe and the Blackfriars, 1599-1613
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Sarah Dustagheer offers the first in-depth, comparative analysis of the performance conditions of the Globe and the Blackfriars Theatres.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

The Monster in Theatre History This Thing of Darkness by Michael (UC Santa Cruz, USA) Chemers The Monster in Theatre History This Thing of Darkness
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Monsters are fragmentary, uncertain, frightening creatures. What happens when they enter the realm of the theatre? The Monster in Theatre History explores the cultural genealogies of monsters as they appear in the recorded history of Western theatre. From the Ancient...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater by Nadine (Professor of Theater and Dance, The University of California, San Diego) George-Graves The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater
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The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater brings together genres, aesthetics, cultural practices, and historical movements that provide insight into humanist concerns at the crossroads of dance and theater, broadening the horizons of scholarship in the performing arts and moving...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left A History of the Impossible by Malik Gaines Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left A History of the Impossible

Articulates the role black theatricality played in the radical energy of the sixties Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left illustrates the black political ideas that radicalized the artistic endeavors of musicians, playwrights, and actors beginning in the 1960s....
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Sherlock Holmes from Screen to Stage Post-Millennial Adaptations in British Theatre by Benjamin Poore Sherlock Holmes from Screen to Stage Post-Millennial Adaptations in British Theatre

This book investigates the development of Sherlock Holmes adaptations in British theatre since the turn of the millennium. Sherlock Holmes has become a cultural phenomenon all over again in the twenty-first century, as a result of the television series Sherlock...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Bara Caws - Dathlu'r Deugain by Llyr Titus Bara Caws - Dathlu'r Deugain


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

The Monster in Theatre History This Thing of Darkness by Michael (UC Santa Cruz, USA) Chemers The Monster in Theatre History This Thing of Darkness
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Monsters are fragmentary, uncertain, frightening creatures. What happens when they enter the realm of the theatre? The Monster in Theatre History explores the cultural genealogies of monsters as they appear in the recorded history of Western theatre. From the Ancient...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left A History of the Impossible by Malik Gaines Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left A History of the Impossible

Articulates the role black theatricality played in the radical energy of the sixties Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left illustrates the black political ideas that radicalized the artistic endeavors of musicians, playwrights, and actors beginning in the 1960s....
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

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