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New and Published Books

  1. The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance

    Edited by Dassia N. Posner, Claudia Orenstein, John Bell

    The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance offers a wide-ranging perspective on how scholars and artists are currently re-evaluating the theoretical, historical, and theatrical significance of performance that embraces the agency of inanimate objects. This book proposes a...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Baakisimba

    Gender in the Music and Dance of the Baganda People of Uganda

    By Sylvia Antonia Nannyonga-Tamusuza

    Series: Current Research in Ethnomusicology: Outstanding Dissertations

    Originally a royal court dance, baakisimba asserted the authority of the king as the head of Baganda society. After the abolition of kingship in 1967, baakisimba dance began to be performed in other contexts, with women sometimes playing the accompanying drums-traditionally a man's role-and with...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  3. Comedy and the Public Sphere

    The Rebirth of Theatre as Comedy and the Genealogy of the Modern Public Arena

    By Arpad Szakolczai

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    The book aims at reframing the discussion on the "public sphere," usually understood as the place where the public opinion is formed, through rational discussion. The aim of this book is to give an account of this rationality, and its serious shortcomings, examining the role of the media and the...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Essential Acting

    A Practical Handbook for Actors, Teachers and Directors, 2nd Edition

    By Brigid Panet

    How do actors fuse thought, emotion and action within their creative process? Essential Acting is an inspired and reliable toolbox for actors and teachers in the classroom, the rehearsal room and the workshop. RADA’s Brigid Panet has distilled nearly 60 years of acting, directing and actor...

    Published May 20th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Inclusive Arts Practice and Research

    A Critical Manifesto

    By Alice Fox, Hannah Macpherson

    Inclusive Arts Practice and Research interrogates an exciting and newly emergent field: the creative collaborations between learning-disabled and non-learning-disabled artists which are increasingly taking place in performance and the visual arts. In Inclusive Arts Practice Alice Fox and Hannah...

    Published May 20th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Illuminated Theatre

    Studies on the Suffering of Images

    By Joe Kelleher

    What sort of thing is a theatre image? How is it produced and consumed? Who is responsible for the images? Why do the images stay with us when the performance is over? How do we learn to speak of what we see and imagine? And how do we relate what we experience in the theatre to what we share with...

    Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  7. John Osborne

    Vituperative Artist

    By Luc Gilleman

    For British playwright, John Osborne, there are no brave causes; only people who muddle through life, who hurt, and are often hurt in return. This study deals with Osborne's complete oeuvre and critically examines its form and technique; the function of the gaze; its construction of gender; and the...

    Published May 7th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Hopes for Great Happenings (Routledge Revivals)

    Alternatives in Education and Theatre

    By Albert Hunt

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    When Albert Hunt joined the staff of the Regional College of Art, Bradford, in 1965, he found himself working mostly with ‘non-academic’ students on a fascinating range of games, projects and theatre events outside the main stream of exam-oriented education. In this title, first published in 1976,...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Arden (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study of His Plays

    By Albert Hunt

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    John Arden was one of the major playwrights to have emerged during the 1950s, yet his work has arguably been misunderstood. In this book, first published in 1974, Albert Hunt’s primary concern is to relate the plays written by John Arden alone, as well as those written in collaboration with...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Stagecraft in Euripides (Routledge Revivals)

    By Michael Halleran

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In Stagecraft in Euripides, first published in 1985, Professor Michael Halleran examines certain aspects of the dramaturgy of the most extensively preserved Attic tragedian. Although the ancient dramatic texts do not contain performance directions, they do imply stage actions. This work explores...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge