Skip to Content

Courses

Books for Performance Practitioners Courses

Featured Products

  1. Tadeusz Kantor

    By Noel Witts

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. Tadeusz Kantor was a key figure in European...

    Published November 25th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Marina Abramovic

    By Mary Richards

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. Marina Abramovic is the creator of pioneering...

    Published September 25th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Pina Bausch

    By Royd Climenhaga

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. This book is the first English language...

    Published November 25th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Bertolt Brecht

    By Meg Mumford

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. Bertolt Brecht is amongst the...

    Published November 21st 2008 by Routledge

  5. Robert Lepage

    By Aleksandar Saša Dundjerovic

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. Robert Lepage is one of Canada’s foremost...

    Published November 20th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Mary Wigman

    By Mary Anne Santos Newhall

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth and twenty-first-century performance. A dancer, teacher and choreographer,...

    Published November 12th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Rudolf Laban

    By Karen K. Bradley

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    Rudolf Laban was one of the leading dance theorists of the twentieth century. His work on dance analysis and notation raised the status of dance as both an art form and a scholarly discipline. This is the first book to combine: an overview of Laban's life, work and influences an exploration of...

    Published October 5th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Ariane Mnouchkine

    By Judith G. Miller

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. One of the most important directors of her...

    Published March 9th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Etienne Decroux

    By Thomas Leabhart

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. These compact, well-illustrated and clearly...

    Published March 9th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Robert Wilson

    By Maria Shevtsova

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    This book is a comprehensive study of the theatre work of Robert Wilson with some reference to his installations and design. The focus is Einstein on the Beach which marked the turning point in his career and from which began his reputation as a major international figure. He is as an...

    Published March 8th 2007 by Routledge

  11. Jerzy Grotowski

    By James Slowiak, Jairo Cuesta

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    Written by two theatre professionals who worked intimately with Grotowski over the last twenty-five years of his life, this book fills a gap in the published writings about this master director and teacher. In this book, the writers demonstrate Grotowski’s significance and how his frank rhetoric,...

    Published March 6th 2007 by Routledge

  12. Jacques Copeau

    By Mark Evans

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    Part of our successful Routledge Performance Practitioners series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century, this book examines Jacques Copeau; a leading figure in the development of twentieth century theatre practice, a pioneer for work on actor-training,...

    Published July 27th 2006 by Routledge

  13. Joan Littlewood

    By Nadine Holdsworth

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    The only book currently available on Joan Littlewood and her company, 'Theatre Workshop', this book explores the background to, and the work of a major influence on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. Part of the successful Routledge Performance Practitioners series, this book uses...

    Published May 17th 2006 by Routledge

  14. Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo

    By Sondra Fraleigh, Tamah Nakamura

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    This compact, well-illustrated and clearly written book unravels the contribution of two of modern theatre’s most charismatic innovators. Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo is the first book to combine: an account of the founding of Japanese butoh through the partnership of Hijikata and Ohno,...

    Published May 12th 2006 by Routledge

  15. Eugenio Barba

    By Jane Turner

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    This useful guidebook not only provides practical exercises for both students and teachers, but also offers an historical perspective on European and world theatre and charts exciting developments in theatre research Eugenio Barba is the first book to combine: *an overview of Barba's work and that...

    Published October 27th 2004 by Routledge

  16. Augusto Boal

    By Frances Babbage

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    The work of Augusto Boal has had a tremendous impact on contemporary theatre. This volume looks at the scope of Boal's career - from his early work as a playwright and director in Sao Paulo in the 1950s, to the development of his groundbreaking manifesto in the 1970s for a 'Theatre of the Oppressed...

    Published October 6th 2004 by Routledge

  17. Anna Halprin

    By Libby Worth, Helen Poynor

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    This guidebook traces the life's work of radical dance-maker Anna Halprin, documenting her early career as a modern dancer in the 1940s through to the development of her groundbreaking approach to dance as an accessible and life-enhancing art form. Tracing the evolution of the San Francisco Dancers...

    Published October 1st 2004 by Routledge

  18. Michael Chekhov

    By Franc Chamberlain

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    All books in the Routledge Performance Practitioners series are carefully designed to enable the reader to understand the work of a key practitioner. They provide the first step towards critical understanding and a springboard for further study for students on twentieth century, contemporary...

    Published September 11th 2003 by Routledge

  19. Konstantin Stanislavsky

    By Bella Merlin

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    This compact, well-illustrated and clearly written book offers an essential guide to the complex and contradictory nature of this master of theatre. Routledge Performance Practitioners are a series of introductory guides to key theatre-makers. These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written...

    Published September 11th 2003 by Routledge

  20. Jacques Lecoq

    By Simon Murray

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    This text offers a concise guide to the teaching and philosophy of one of the most significant figures in twentieth century actor training. Lecoq's influence on the theatre of the latter half of the twentieth century cannot be overestimated. This is the first book to combine an historical...

    Published September 3rd 2003 by Routledge

  21. Vsevolod Meyerhold

    By Jonathan Pitches

    Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

    All books in the Routledge Performance Practitioners series are carefully designed to enable the reader to understand the work of a key practitioner. They provide the first step towards critical understanding and a springboard for further study for students on twentieth century, contemporary...

    Published August 21st 2003 by Routledge