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You are currently browsing 31–40 of 133 new and published books in the subject of History of Performance — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. Performance Theatre and the Poetics of Failure

    By Sara Jane Bailes

    What does it mean to "fail" in performance? How might staging failure reveal theatre’s potential to expand our understanding of social, political and everyday reality? What can we learn from performances that expose and then celebrate their ability to fail? In Performance Theatre and the Poetics...

    Published August 24th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Zygmunt Molik's Voice and Body Work

    The Legacy of Jerzy Grotowski

    By Giuliano Campo, Zygmunt Molik

    One of the original members of Jerzy Grotowski’s acting company, Zygmunt Molik’s Voice and Body Work explores the unique development of voice and body exercises throughout his career in actor training. This book, constructed from conversations between Molik and author Giuliano Campo, provides a...

    Published May 26th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Contemporary European Theatre Directors

    Edited by Maria M. Delgado, Dan Rebellato

    'An invaluable book that we shall all be using for a long time to come' - Michael Billington Contemporary European Theatre Directors is an ambitious and unprecedented overview of many of the key directors working in European theatre over the past fifty years. It is a vivid account of the vast range...

    Published February 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  4. Actor Training

    2nd Edition

    By Alison Hodge

    Actor Training expands on Alison Hodge’s highly-acclaimed and best-selling Twentieth Century Actor Training. This exciting second edition radically updates the original book making it even more valuable for any student of the history and practice of actor training. The bibliography is brought right...

    Published January 24th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Theatre and Performance in Digital Culture

    From Simulation to Embeddedness

    By Matthew Causey

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Theatre and Performance in Digital Culture examines the recent history of advanced technologies, including new media, virtual environments, weapons systems and medical innovation, and considers how theatre, performance and culture at large have evolved within those systems. The book examines the...

    Published October 12th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Science and the Stanislavsky Tradition of Acting

    By Jonathan Pitches

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Providing new insight into the well-known tradition of acting, Science and the Stanislavsky Tradition of Acting is the first book to contextualise the Stanislavsky tradition with reference to parallel developments in science. Rooted in practice, it presents an alternative perspective based on...

    Published September 29th 2009 by Routledge

  7. 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 24th 2009 by Routledge

  8. The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre

    By Scott Graham, Steven Hoggett

    Acclaimed by audiences and critics for their highly innovative and adventurous theatre, Frantic Assembly have created playful, intelligent and dynamic productions for over fourteen years. Written by artistic directors Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett, The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising...

    Published April 16th 2009 by Routledge

  9. The Decroux Sourcebook

    Edited by Thomas Leabhart, Franc Chamberlain

    The Decroux Sourcebook is the first point of reference for any student of the ‘hidden master’ of twentieth century theatre. This book collates a wealth of key material on Etienne Decroux, including: an English translation of Patrice Pezin’s ‘Imaginary Interview’, in which Decroux discusses mime...

    Published November 25th 2008 by Routledge

  10. 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 19th 2008 by Routledge