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Featured Series: Theatre Classics

Rediscover the classics with Routledge!  Routledge Theatre Classics is a new series that aims to revitalize foundational texts on theater practice and writing.

Routledge Theatre Classics is a new series which brings together seminal texts, by leading writers, scholars and practitioners, revived and reissued in new editions. Drawn from the illustrious Theatre Arts backlist, and from the stunning collections of Routledge and its imprints, Routledge Theatre Classics makes an important contribution to both theater history and practice.

Comprising foundational writings, neglected gems, updated editions of ground-breaking texts and long out-of-print classics, this exciting series will breathe new life into some of the twentieth-century's most important writings on theater.

The current titles selected for the series include Edward Gordon Craig's On the Art of the Theatre, Sharon Marie Carnicke's illuminating Stanislavski in Focus, Michel Saint-Denis' Theatre: The Rediscovery of Style and Other Writings, and Theatre Arts on Acting - a collection of articles from the erstwhile Theatre Arts Magazine by contributors such as John Gielgud, Lee Strasberg, and Stanislavski. Other works are soon upcoming, such as Boleslavsky's essential Acting: The First Six Lessons and Evelyn Waugh's influential Corsets and Crinolines.

The series promises to introduce students to the important canon of writings and scholarship on the theater.

Related Products

  1. Theatre Arts on Acting

    Edited by Laurence Senelick

    Series: Routledge Theatre Classics

    During its fifty year run, Theatre Arts Magazine was a bustling forum for the foremost names in the performing arts, including Stanislavski, Laurence Olivier, Lee Strasberg, John Gielgud and Shelley Winters. Renowned theatre historian Laurence Senelick has plundered its stunning ...

    Published August 22nd 2008 by Routledge

  2. On the Art of the Theatre

    By Edward Gordon Craig

    Edited by Franc Chamberlain

    Series: Routledge Theatre Classics

    First published in 1911, On the Art of the Theatre remains one of the seminal texts of theatre theory and practice. Actor, director, designer and pioneering theorist, Edward Gordon Craig was one of twentieth century theatre’s great modernisers. Here, he is eloquent and entertaining in...

    Published September 18th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Stanislavsky in Focus

    An Acting Master for the Twenty-First Century, 2nd Edition

    By Sharon Marie Carnicke

    Stanislavsky in Focus brilliantly examines the history and actual premises of Stanislavsky’s 'System', separating myth from fact with forensic skill. The first edition of this now classic study showed conclusively how the 'System' was gradually transformed into the Method, popularised in the 1950s...

    Published September 1st 2008 by Routledge

  4. Theatre: The Rediscovery of Style and Other Writings

    By Michel Saint-Denis

    Edited by Jane Baldwin

    Michel Saint-Denis was one of twentieth century theatre’s most influential directors and theorists. This book combines his seminal Theatre: The Rediscovery of Style with material from Training for the Theatre, newly edited to create a work which moves seamlessly from theory to practice....

    Published September 8th 2008 by Routledge