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Theatre direction & production books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Theatre direction & production category. Presented with a red border are the Theatre direction & production books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Theatre direction & production books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!


Recently Published

Directing for the Stage by Richard Williams Directing for the Stage

What is the role of a Director? Tyrannical dictator or creative persuader? Why does the audience matter when interpreting a play? How do you get the best out of actors and what do they expect from you? Directing for the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2018

Ivo van Hove Onstage by David Willinger Ivo van Hove Onstage

Since his emergence from the Flemish avant-garde movement of the 1980s, Ivo van Hove's directorial career has crossed international boundaries, challenging established notions of theatre-making. He has brought radical interpretations of the classics to America and organic acting technique to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/02/2018

Telling the Truth How to Make Verbatim Theatre by Robin Belfield Telling the Truth How to Make Verbatim Theatre

A step-by-step breakdown of the entire journey towards making a verbatim-theatre production - covering everything you need to consider - by an experienced theatre-maker and practitioner.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

Ivo van Hove Onstage by David Willinger Ivo van Hove Onstage

Since his emergence from the Flemish avant-garde movement of the 1980s, Ivo van Hove's directorial career has crossed international boundaries, challenging established notions of theatre-making. He has brought radical interpretations of the classics to America and organic acting technique to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/01/2018

The Director's Toolkit by Robin Schraft The Director's Toolkit

The Director's Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to the role of the theatrical director. Following the chronology of the directing process, the book discusses each stage in precise detail, considering the selection and analysis of the script, the audition process,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/01/2018

Theatre Management Arts Leadership for the 21st Century by Anthony Rhine Theatre Management Arts Leadership for the 21st Century

An essential introductory textbook that provides a comprehensive and student-friendly overview of the key processes involved in developing and managing a theatre in the 21st century. It covers a complete range of topics fundamental to successful commercial and not-for-profit theatre...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2018

Diverse Dramaturgy by Lydia Garcia, Philippa Kelly Diverse Dramaturgy
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How does our response to race, gender, and physical limitation impact theater-making today? What kinds of biases block our capacity to explore and address these aspects of diversity? The ability to see, hear and assess in new and challenging ways...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2018

Contemporary Approaches to Adaptation in Theatre by Kara Reilly Contemporary Approaches to Adaptation in Theatre

This book examines contemporary approaches to adaptation in theatre through seventeen international case studies.
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/12/2017

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The Sixties, Center Stage Mainstream and Popular Performances in a Turbulent Decade by James M. Harding The Sixties, Center Stage Mainstream and Popular Performances in a Turbulent Decade

The Sixties, Center Stage offers rich insights into the innovative and provocative political underpinnings of mainstream and popular performances in the 1960s. While much critical attention has been focused on experimental and radical theater of the period, the essays confirm...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2018

David Belasco Naturalism in the American Theatre by Lise-Lone Marker David Belasco Naturalism in the American Theatre

A pioneer of stage naturalism, David Belasco has come to be universally recognized as one of the first important directors in the history of the American stage. Lise-Lone Marker's book is a full-length stylistic analysis and re-evaluation of his scenic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2018

The Director's Toolkit by Robin Schraft The Director's Toolkit

The Director's Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to the role of the theatrical director. Following the chronology of the directing process, the book discusses each stage in precise detail, considering the selection and analysis of the script, the audition process,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2018

Wieland Wagner Opera Work by Wieland Wagner Opera Work


Format: Paperback - Released: 30/03/2018

Performing Architectures Projects, Practices, Pedagogies by Andrew (Aberystwyth University, UK) Filmer Performing Architectures Projects, Practices, Pedagogies
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Performing Architectures offers a coherent introduction to the fields of performance and contemporary architecture, exploring the significance of architecture for performance theory and theatre and performance practice. It maps the diverse relations that exist between these disciplines and demonstrates how...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/04/2018

Performing History How to Research, Write, Act, and Coach Historical Performances by Ann E. Birney, Joyce M. Thierer Performing History How to Research, Write, Act, and Coach Historical Performances
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Performing History is for people who want to develop a first person narrative, those who have created a first person narrative but want to make it better, and those who want to help others develop first person narratives--museum and historic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2018

Other books in this genre

Jacques Copeau by Mark Evans Jacques Copeau

This book examines Jacques Copeau, a leading figure in the development of twentieth-century theatre practice, a pioneer in actor-training, physical theatre and ensemble acting, and a key innovator in the movement to de-centralize theatre and culture to the regions. Noe...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/12/2017

Jacques Copeau by Mark Evans Jacques Copeau

This book examines Jacques Copeau, a leading figure in the development of twentieth-century theatre practice, a pioneer in actor-training, physical theatre and ensemble acting, and a key innovator in the movement to de-centralize theatre and culture to the regions. Noe...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/12/2017

iBroadway Musical Theatre in the Digital Age by Jessica Hillman iBroadway Musical Theatre in the Digital Age

Due to the historically commercial nature of the musical theatre form, it offers a more potent test case to reveal the implications of this digital shift than other theatrical art forms. Rather than merely reflecting technological change, musical theatre scholarship...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Adapturgy The Dramaturg's Art and Theatrical Adaptation by Jane Barnette Adapturgy The Dramaturg's Art and Theatrical Adaptation

Dramaturg Jane Barnette has put together an essential guide for theatre scholars and practitioners seeking to understand and participate in the process of adaptation for the stage. Employing the term adapturgy , Barnette redefines the dramaturg's role and thoroughly refutes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Richard Foreman An American (Partly) in Paris by Neal Swettenham Richard Foreman An American (Partly) in Paris

Richard Foreman has been writing, directing and designing avant-garde theatre in New York since he first founded his Ontological-Hysteric company there in 1968. In all that time, few directors have taken up the challenge of staging his problematic, rewarding texts,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2017

Richard Foreman An American (Partly) in Paris by Neal Swettenham Richard Foreman An American (Partly) in Paris

Richard Foreman has been writing, directing and designing avant-garde theatre in New York since he first founded his Ontological-Hysteric company there in 1968. In all that time, few directors have taken up the challenge of staging his problematic, rewarding texts,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/11/2017

Nikolaj Evreinov - The Storming of the Winter Palace by Sasse Arns, Sylvia Sasse, Igor Tchoubarov Nikolaj Evreinov - The Storming of the Winter Palace
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In 1920, on the third anniversary of the October Revolution, dramatist Nikolai Evreinov directed a cast of 10,000 actors, dancers, and circus performers as well as a convoy of armored cars and tanks in The Storming of the Winter Palace....
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/10/2017

Devising Theatre with Stan's Cafe by Mark (De Montfort University, UK) Crossley, James (Artistic Director, Stan's Cafe theatre company, UK) Yarker Devising Theatre with Stan's Cafe
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Since it was founded in 1991, British theatre company Stan's Cafe has garnered an international reputation for artistic innovation, and prolific, eclectic performance projects. Their work has toured nationally and internationally, with 2003's Of All The People In All The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

Disobedient Theatre Alternative Ways to Inspire, Animate and Play by Chris (Artist, UK) Johnston Disobedient Theatre Alternative Ways to Inspire, Animate and Play
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Theatre is at its best when it is disobedient, when it argues back to society. But what enables it to achieve this impact? What makes it a force to be reckoned with? What are the principles and the tools of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Disobedient Theatre Alternative Ways to Inspire, Animate and Play by Chris (Artist, UK) Johnston Disobedient Theatre Alternative Ways to Inspire, Animate and Play
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Theatre is at its best when it is disobedient, when it argues back to society. But what enables it to achieve this impact? What makes it a force to be reckoned with? What are the principles and the tools of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

Devising Theatre with Stan's Cafe by Mark (De Montfort University, UK) Crossley, James (Artistic Director, Stan's Cafe theatre company, UK) Yarker Devising Theatre with Stan's Cafe
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Since it was founded in 1991, British theatre company Stan's Cafe has garnered an international reputation for artistic innovation, and prolific, eclectic performance projects. Their work has toured nationally and internationally, with 2003's Of All The People In All The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

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