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  1. Featured Author - Ellen E. Jones

    Read our interview with author Ellen E. Jones in which she sheds light on her twenty-plus years experience in the industry as a lighting designer, scenic designer, and scenic artist.

    Ellen reveals how she began incorporating sustainable practices in her own work, as well as tips that every threatre production can employ to make for a greener theater.  

    Read the entire interview...

  2. The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy

    Dramaturgy, in its many forms, is a fundamental and indispensable element of contemporary theater. In its earliest definition, the word itself means a comprehensive theory of "play making."  

    The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy  focuses on contemporary dramaturgical practice, bringing together contributions not only from academics but also from prominent working dramaturgs. The inclusion of both means a strong level of engagement with current issues in dramaturgy, from the impact of social media to the ongoing centrality of interdisciplinary and intermedial processes.

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  3. Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    Reissuing works originally published between 1933 and 1993, Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance offers a selection of scholarship on the Bard's work on stage. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set of performance history and criticism. 

    Click here to view the titles in the collection.

  4. The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance

    The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance offers a wide ranging perspective on how scholars and artists are currently reevaluating the theoretical, historical, and theatrical significance of performance that embraces the agency of inanimate objects. This book proposes a collaborative, responsive model for broader artistic engagement in and with the material world. Its twenty-eight essays aim to advance the study of the puppet not only as a theatrical object, but also as a vibrant artistic and scholarly discipline.

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    Routledge Performance Archive hits a HUNDRED

    Come and celebrate with us! In 2014 the RPA hits a hundred: the Routledge Performance Archive gives students and practitioners over 100 hours of high-quality and hand-picked audiovisual material, direct to the library, classroom and studio. Intrigued?

    Come find out more about what the RPA could do for you, and how you can gain access.

  6. Your Practical Guide to Puppetry - Accessorizing Your Puppet

    The following is an excerpt from the forth-coming The Well Dressed Puppet: A Guide to Creating Puppet Costumes by Cheralyn Lambeth. Available for pre-order today!

    Read the excerpt…

  7. Working as an Independent Contractor

    The following is an excerpt from The Assistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit by Anne E. McMills.  

    Read the excerpt...

  8. Steve Shelley

    Featured Author - Steven Louis Shelley

    Read our interview with author Steven Shelley in which he shares some pearls of wisdom from over 40 years as a lighting designer, production manager, and stage manager.

    Steve reveals some interesting industry facts and offers some background to his books on lighting design.

  9. Three New eBook Collections for Theatre, Media and Creative Arts from Routledge and Focal Press

    Three eBook collections are now available from Routledge and Focal Press, covering Theatre and Performing Arts, Media & Communication Studies and Creative and Media Arts

    These collections provide the best research and advice to readers wanting to know more about performing arts, develop their practical skills in a range of creative media, or researching the latest developments in the media and communication field. 

    Further information on these eCollections can be found on www.tandfebooks.com.

  10. The Routledge Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies

    The Routledge Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies

    By Erika Fischer-Lichte

    Edited by Minou Arjomand and Ramona Mosse

    Is everything theater? Erika Fischer-Lichte's new introductory title explores the central concepts of theater and performance offering a broad guide to the study.

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