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15 Books to Consider for Theatre and Performance Studies, Winter/Spring 2010

Check out exciting, new titles in Theatre and Performance, including new editions of Theatre Histories, Bella Merlin’s Acting: The Basics, Theatre and Performance Design: A Reader in Scenography, and a new edition of Alison Hodge’s Actor Training.

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  1. Theatre Histories

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Phillip B. Zarrilli, Bruce McConachie, Gary Jay Williams, Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei

    This new edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers overviews of theatre and drama in many world cultures and periods together with case studies demonstrating the methods and interpretive approaches used by today's theatre...

    Published January 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  2. Actor Training

    2nd Edition

    By Alison Hodge

    Actor Training expands on Alison Hodge’s highly-acclaimed and best-selling Twentieth Century Actor Training. This exciting second edition radically updates the original book making it even more valuable for any student of the history and practice of actor training. The bibliography is brought right...

    Published January 24th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Acting: The Basics

    By Bella Merlin

    Series: The Basics

    A practical and theoretical guide to the world of the professional actor, skilfully combining ideas from a range of practitioners and linking the academy to the industry. It covers key areas such as: the development of modern drama and acting processes over the years the approach and legacy of...

    Published March 25th 2010 by Routledge

  4. The Lee Strasberg Notes

    Edited by Lola Cohen

    The Lee Strasberg Notes reproduces the original teachings of a unique voice in actor training, for the very first time. It is a stunning document in the history and ongoing practice of Strasberg’s Method. Compiled and edited by Lola Cohen, the book is based on unpublished transcripts of Strasberg’...

    Published January 19th 2010 by Routledge

  5. How to do Shakespeare

    By Adrian Noble

    'Adrian Noble vigorously highlights the extraordinary rhythmic, linguistic patterns Shakespeare gives the speaker. Any actor will find this book invaluable. For any student of Shakespeare it should be essential.' (From the Foreword by Ralph Fiennes) 'How can I bring the text alive, make it vivid,...

    Published November 26th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Contemporary European Theatre Directors

    Edited by Maria M. Delgado, Dan Rebellato

    'An invaluable book that we shall all be using for a long time to come' - Michael Billington Contemporary European Theatre Directors is an ambitious and unprecedented overview of many of the key directors working in European theatre over the past fifty years. It is a vivid account of the vast range...

    Published February 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  7. Theatre and Performance Design

    A Reader in Scenography

    By Jane Collins, Andrew Nisbet

    Theatre and Performance Design: A Reader in Scenography is an essential resource for those interested in the visual composition of performance and related scenographic practices. Theatre and performance studies, cultural theory, fine art, philosophy and the social sciences are brought...

    Published March 21st 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Routledge Dance Studies Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Alexandra Carter, Janet O'Shea

    The second edition of The Routledge Dance Studies Reader offers fresh critical perspectives on classic and modern dance forms, including ballroom, tango, Hip-hop, site-specific performance, and disability in dance. Alexandra Carter and Janet O’Shea deliver a substantially revised and updated...

    Published January 21st 2010 by Routledge

  9. On Directing and Dramaturgy

    Burning the House

    By Eugenio Barba

    "A theatre which is able to speak to each spectator in a different and penetrating language is not a fantastic idea, nor a utopia. This is the theatre for which many of us, directors and leaders of groups, trained for a long time....." - from the Introduction On Directing is Eugenio Barba's...

    Published November 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  10. Performance Theatre and the Poetics of Failure

    By Sara Jane Bailes

    What does it mean to "fail" in performance? How might staging failure reveal theatre’s potential to expand our understanding of social, political and everyday reality? What can we learn from performances that expose and then celebrate their ability to fail? In Performance Theatre and the Poetics...

    Published August 25th 2010 by Routledge

  11. Ecology and Environment in European Drama

    By Downing Cless

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Looking at European drama through an ecological lens, this book chronicles nature and the environment as primary topics in major plays from ancient to recent times. Cless focuses on the few, yet well-known plays in which nature is at stake in the action or the environment is a dramatic force....

    Published April 25th 2010 by Routledge

  12. Feminist Visions and Queer Futures in Postcolonial Drama

    Community, Kinship, and Citizenship

    By Kanika Batra

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    In this timely study, Batra examines contemporary drama from India, Jamaica, and Nigeria in conjunction with feminist and incipient queer movements in these countries. Postcolonial drama, Batra contends, furthers the struggle for gender justice in both these movements by...

    Published December 7th 2010 by Routledge

  13. Drama as Therapy Volume 2

    Clinical Work and Research into Practice

    Edited by Phil Jones

    How is dramatherapy practised? What does research reveal about how dramatherapy offers therapeutic change? This book examines the many ways clients and therapists explore the therapeutic possibilities of drama. Whilst the first volume combined theory, practice and research in the field, this second...

    Published March 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  14. Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance

    By Catherine Silverstone

    Series: Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

    Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance examines how contemporary performances of Shakespeare’s texts on stage and screen engage with violent events and histories. The book attempts to account for – but not to rationalize – the ongoing and pernicious effects of various forms of violence as...

    Published June 7th 2011 by Routledge

  15. Crossing Gender in Shakespeare

    Feminist Psychoanalysis and the Difference Within

    By James W. Stone

    Series: Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

    In this book, Stone effects a return to gender, after many years of neglect by Twenty-First-Century critics, via a methodology of close reading that foregrounds moments of sexual decentering and disequilibrium within the text and in the interstices of the dialogue between Shakespeare and his...

    Published February 23rd 2010 by Routledge