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Articles, News, Promotions and Updates from Routledge and the Taylor & Francis Group.

Recent Articles

  1. Now Available: Yevgeny Vakhtangov

    Yevgeny Vakhtangov was a pioneering theater artist who married Stanislavski’s demands for inner truth with a singular imaginative vision. Directly and indirectly, he is responsible for the making of our contemporary theater: that is Andrei Malaev-Babel’s argument in this, the first English-language monograph to consider Vakhtangov’s life and work as actor and director, teacher and theoretician. Read about this new title...

  2. Now Available: The Pina Bausch Sourcebook

    Pina Bausch’s work has had tremendous impact across the spectrum of late twentieth-century performance practice, helping to redefine the possibilities of what both dance and theater can be. This edited collection presents a compendium of source material and contextual essays that examine Pina Bausch's history, practice and legacy, and the development of Tanztheater as a new form. Read More...

  3. Now Available: Embodied Acting

    Embodied Acting is an essential, pragmatic intervention in the study of how recent discoveries within cognitive science can – and should – be applied to performance. For too long, a conceptual separation of mind and body has dominated actor training in the West. This revolutionary new volume explores the impact that a more holistic approach to the 'bodymind' can have on the acting process. Learn more..

  4. New Edition: The Expressive Actor

    Order your complimentary exam copy today!

    Michael Lugering's The Expressive Actor presents a foundational, preparatory training method, using movement to unlock the entire acting process. Its action-based perspective integrates voice, movement and basic acting training into a unified approach. Learn more..

  5. Stephen Di Benedetto, Author of the Month, March 2012

    Stephen Di Benedetto is currently an Associate Professor of Theatre History at the University of Miami. He has held teaching positions at the University of Houston; the Drama Studies Centre, University College Dublin, National University of Ireland; and at DePaul University. Among his other professional affiliations he was a convener of the Scenography Working group of the International Federation for Theatre Research, an artist board member of DiverseWorks Art House in Houston, a theater critic for Houston Free Press and Irish Theatre Magazine, and worked as a dramaturg at such places as Infernal Bridegroom Productions and The Connecticut Repertory Theatre.

  6. Shannon Jackson, Author Focus

    Shannon Jackson is the director of the Arts Research Center at University of California at Berkeley where she is also Professor of Rhetoric and of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies. Her award-winning previous publications include Professing Performance (2004) and Lines of Activity (2000). Request a complimentary exam copy of Social Works here

  7. The Varieties of Performance Experience

    Tuesday, January 24 at 7:00 PM: Routledge invites you to a special panel discussion with Social Works author Shannon Jackson at The Kitchen in New York City. For more information on this title, please click here.

  8. Gary Sloan, Author Focus

    In Rehearsal is a clear and accessible how-to approach to the rehearsal process. Author Gary Sloan brings more than thirty years' worth of acting experience to bear on the question of how to rehearse both as an individual actor and as part of the team of professionals that underpins any successful production. Interviews with acclaimed actors, directors, playwrights, and designers share a wealth of knowledge on dynamic collaboration. 

  9. Review of Shannon Jackson’s Social Works

    "Social Works takes an interdisciplinary look at the forms, goals, and histories of innovative social practice in contemporary performance and visual art. Shannon Jackson presents a range of case studies and contemporary methodologies to examine the fields for performative and visual art studies. The resulting analysis incorporates current political and aesthetic discourses as well as a practical understanding of social practice." 
    --Public Art Review, 2011, Issue 45

  10. Clare Finburgh, Author of the Month, December 2011

    Clare Finburgh is Senior Lecturer in Modern Drama at the University of Essex. She has published many articles on Genet, and a range of contemporary French and Francophone theater-makers including Valère Novarina, Noëlle Renaude and Kateb Yacine. 

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