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  1. 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 11th 2008 by Routledge

  2. On the Art of the Theatre

    By Edward Gordon Craig

    Edited by Franc Chamberlain

    Series: Routledge Theatre Classics

    First published in 1911, On the Art of the Theatre remains one of the seminal texts of theatre theory and practice. Actor, director, designer and pioneering theorist, Edward Gordon Craig was one of twentieth century theatre’s great modernisers. Here, he is eloquent and entertaining in...

    Published September 18th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Heart of Practice

    Within the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards

    By Thomas Richards

    Heart of Practice is a unique and invaluable insight into the workings of one of theatre’s true pioneers, presented by his closest collaborator. This book charts the development of Grotowski’s dramatic research through a decade of conversations with his apprentice, Thomas Richards. Tuscany’s ‘...

    Published February 7th 2008 by Routledge

  4. My Life in Art

    By Konstantin Stanislavski

    Konstantin Stanislavski was a Russian director who transformed theatre in the West with his contributions to the birth of Realist theatre and his unprecedented approach to teaching acting. He lived through extraordinary times and his unique contribution to the arts still endures in the twenty-first...

    Published February 6th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Susan Glaspell and Sophie Treadwell

    By Barbara Ozieblo, Jerry Dickey

    Series: Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

    Susan Glaspell and Sophie Treadwell presents critical introductions to two of the most significant American dramatists of the early twentieth century. Glaspell and Treadwell led American Theatre from outdated melodrama to the experimentation of great European playwrights like Ibsen, Strindberg and...

    Published January 29th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Physical Theatres: A Critical Reader

    Edited by John Keefe, Simon Murray

    Physical Theatres: A Critical Reader is an invaluable resource for students of physically orientated theatre and performance. This book aims to trace the roots and development of physicality in theatre by combining practical experience of the field with a strong historical and theoretical...

    Published November 6th 2007 by Routledge

  7. The Theatre of Societas Raffaello Sanzio

    By Joe Kelleher, Nicholas Ridout, Claudia Castellucci, Chiara Guidi, Romeo Castellucci

    The Theatre of Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio chronicles four years in the life of an extraordinary Italian theatre company whose work is widely recognized as some of the most exciting theatre currently being made in Europe. In the first English-language book to document their work, company founders,...

    Published November 5th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Small Acts of Repair

    Performance, Ecology and Goat Island

    Edited by Stephen Bottoms, Matthew Goulish

    Goat Island are one of the world’s leading contemporary performance ensembles. Their intimate, low-tech, intensely physical performances represent a unique hybrid of strategies and techniques drawn from live art, experimental theatre and postmodern dance. Small Acts of Repair: Performance, Ecology...

    Published October 18th 2007 by Routledge

  9. The Wooster Group Work Book

    Edited by Andrew Quick

    The Wooster Group has consistently challenged audiences and critics alike with their extraordinary performance works, many of which are now recognised as ‘classics’ of the contemporary stage. The Wooster Group Work Book accesses, often for the first time, the company’s rehearsal methods and...

    Published September 25th 2007 by Routledge

  10. The Eighteenth-Century Theatre in Spain

    A Bibliography of Criticism and Documentation

    Edited by Philip B. Thomason, Ceri Byrne

    Previously published as a special issue of The Bulletin of Spanish Studies, The Eighteenth-Century Theatre in Spain is the second in a series of research bibliographies on the Theatre in Spain. Representing ten years of searches and compilation by its specialist authors, this volume draws...

    Published September 26th 2006 by Routledge