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  1. The Piscator Notebook

    By Judith Malina

    'Theater legend Malina has written one of the most interesting studies of the avant-garde theatrical movement published in the last several years.' – CHOICE Judith Malina and The Living Theatre have been icons of political theatre for over six decades. What few realise is that she originally...

    Published April 10th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Jean Genet

    By David Bradby, Clare Finburgh

    Series: Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

    ‘This volume is a gem. Written by two experts in modern French theater, whose stated objective is to render the complexity of Genet's work exhilarating rather than intimidating, the book bears witness to the continued political relevance and artistic power of one of the most controversial and...

    Published October 30th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Exercises for Rebel Artists

    Radical Performance Pedagogy

    By Guillermo Gómez Peña, Roberto Sifuentes

    In Exercises for Rebel Artists, Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Roberto Sifuentes use their extensive teaching and performance experience with La Pocha Nostra to help students and practitioners to create ‘border art’. Designed to take readers right into the heart of radical performance, the authors use a...

    Published September 19th 2011 by Routledge

  4. The Routledge Companion to Actors' Shakespeare

    Edited by John Russell Brown

    The Routledge Companion to Actors’ Shakespeare is a window onto how today’s actors contribute to the continuing life and relevance of Shakespeare’s plays. The process of acting is notoriously hard to document, but this volume reaches behind famous performances to examine the actors’ craft, their...

    Published June 29th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Black and Asian Theatre In Britain

    A History

    By Colin Chambers

    Black and Asian Theatre in Britain is an unprecedented study tracing the history of ‘the Other’ through the ages in British theatre. The diverse and often contradictory aspects of this history are expertly drawn together to provide a detailed background to the work of African, Asian, and Caribbean...

    Published April 26th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Performing Remains

    Art and War in Times of Theatrical Reenactment

    By Rebecca Schneider

    'At last, the past has arrived! Performing Remains is Rebecca Schneider's authoritative statement on a major topic of interest to the field of theatre and performance studies. It extends and consolidates her pioneering contributions to the field through its interdisciplinary method, vivid writing,...

    Published February 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  7. Social Works

    Performing Art, Supporting Publics

    By Shannon Jackson

    ‘a game-changer, a must-read for scholars, students and artists alike’ – Tom Finkelpearl At a time when art world critics and curators heavily debate the social, and when community organizers and civic activists are reconsidering the role of aesthetics in social reform, this book makes explicit...

    Published February 20th 2011 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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