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New and Published Books

  1. The Improvisation Studies Reader

    Spontaneous Acts

    Edited by Ajay Heble, Rebecca Caines

    Improvisation is a performance practice that animates and activates diverse energies of inspiration, critique, and invention. In recent years it has coalesced into an exciting and innovative new field of interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry, becoming a cornerstone of both practical and theoretical...

    Published January 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Royal Court Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    1965-1972

    By Philip Roberts

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre is the longest running specialist production organization in the history of British theatre. Philip Roberts’s account, which was first published in 1986, covers the period 1965-1972 in the Company’s life, beginning in 1965 with the appointment of...

    Published January 29th 2015 by Focal Press

  3. Theatre of the Oppressed in Actions

    An Audio-Visual Introduction to Boal’s Forum Theatre

    Edited by JULIAN BOAL, Kelly Howe, McElvany Scot

    This exciting collection of archival film footage—some of it never before shared publicly—will be useful for Theatre of the Oppressed students, practitioners, and scholars of any level of familiarity or experience. Resources include: detailed footage of Augusto Boal and Julian Boal facilitating...

    Published January 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Shakespeare (Routledge Revivals)

    By Raymond Macdonald Alden

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This fascinating title, first published in 1922, presents a detailed overview of the life and works of Shakespeare. Alden first considers Shakespeare’s Elizabethan context, alongside exploring the Classical and Italian foundations, political theories, concepts and theatrical trends that influenced...

    Published January 18th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Anatomy of Drama (Routledge Revivals)

    By Marjorie Boulton

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This title, first published in 1960, is intended primarily to increase the understanding of drama among those who do not have easy access to the live theatre and who, therefore, study plays mainly in print. The author’s emphasis is on Shakespeare, but most forms of drama receive some attention. A...

    Published January 18th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Theatres of Engagement

    By Andrew Lavender

    This timely work addresses the reshaping of theatre and performance after postmodernism. It provocatively argues that subsequent to (and in some instances renouncing) the ‘classic’ postmodern tropes of detachment, irony and contingency, theatre and performance events in the 21st Century engage...

    Published January 14th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Deborah Hay's Turn Your F^*king Head

    By Deborah Hay, Becky Edmunds

    In August 2012, twenty dance artists from eleven countries spent ten days at the Findhorn Community Foundation, Scotland, to learn and be coached in the performance of a solo they had each commissioned from renowned choreographer Deborah Hay. Hay’s innovative Solo Performance Commissioning Project...

    Published January 14th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Evolving Synergies

    Celebrating Dance in Singapore

    Edited by Stephanie Burridge, Caren Cariño

    Series: Celebrating Dance in Asia and the Pacific

    A comprehensive overview of the dance culture of Singapore, this book embodies storytelling, personal reflections, memories, and histories of the artists. The extensive calendar of events encompassing companies and soloists from diverse dance practices, such as Indian, Malay and Chinese and a...

    Published January 6th 2015 by Routledge India

  9. Tales of the Flesh

    Modernsim and Performance Movement

    By Colin Counsell

    Interest in performance movement, and specifically 'physical theatre', has never been greater, within the classroom, academy and theatre. But there is a remarkable absence of texts that subject the moving body to a fully analytical gaze. Tales of the Flesh, by Colin Counsell,...

    Published December 31st 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Politics and Reception of Rabindranath Tagore’s Drama

    The Bard on the Stage

    Edited by Arnab Bhattacharya, Mala Renganathan

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This is the first volume to focus specifically on Rabindranath Tagore’s dramatic literature, visiting translations and adaptations of Tagore’s drama, and cross-cultural encounters in his works. As Asia’s first Nobel Laureate, Tagore’s highly original plays occupy a central position in the Indian...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge