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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Moon Rises from the Ganges

    The Influence of Asian Acting Techniques on My Work

    By Eugenio Barba

    Edited by Lluis Masgrau

    Series: Routledge Icarus

    A collection of texts by Eugenio Barba reconstructing the history of his relationships with the Asian classical theatres. Interweaving stories of journeys, meetings, anecdotes, reflections and technical descriptions, the author exposes the phases and changes in a passion that covers the fifty years...

    To Be Published July 15th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Rise of the Victorian Actor

    By Michael Baker

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

    Originally published in 1978. Between 1830 and 1890 the English theatre became recognisably modern. Standards of acting and presentation improved immeasurably, new playwrights emerged, theatres became more comfortable and more intimate and playgoing became a national pastime with all classes. The...

    To Be Published July 20th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Henry Irving and The Victorian Theatre

    By Madeleine Bingham

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

    Originally published in 1978. Henry Irving achieved an astounding success in Britain and America as an actor; yet he lacked good looks, had spindly legs, and did not have a good voice. He said so himself. Today Irving is regarded as the archetype of the old-time actor, but in his own time he was...

    To Be Published July 20th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Stanislavski in Practice

    Exercises for Students

    By Nick O'Brien

    Stanislavski in Practice is an unparalleled step-by-step guide to Stanislavski’s System. Author Nick O’Brien makes this cornerstone of acting accessible to teachers and students alike. This is an exercise book for students and a lesson planner for teachers on syllabi from Edexcel, WJEC and AQA to...

    To Be Published August 6th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Monologues for Actors of Color

    Women, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Roberta Uno

    Actors of colour need the best speeches to demonstrate their skills and hone their craft. Roberta Uno has carefully selected monologues that represent African-American, Native American, Latino, and Asian-American identities. Each monologue comes with an introduction and notes on the characters and...

    To Be Published September 15th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Acting Comedy

    Edited by Christopher Olsen

    Despite being roundly cited as much harder to perform than its dramatic counterpart, comic acting is traditionally seen as a performance genre that can’t be taught. At best it is often described as a skill that can only be learned ‘on the job’ through years of practice, or given to a performer...

    To Be Published September 17th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Shakespeare on Theatre

    A Critical Look at His Theories and Practices

    By Robert Cohen

    In Shakespeare on Theatre, master acting teacher Robert Cohen brilliantly scrutinises Shakespeare's implicit theories of acting, paying close attention to the plays themselves and providing a wealth of fascinating historical evidence. What he finds will surprise scholars and actors alike – that...

    To Be Published September 18th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Yoga and Actor Training

    By Dorinda Hulton, Maria Kapsali

    To Be Published September 21st 2015 by Routledge

  9. Experiencing Stanislavsky Today

    Training and Rehearsal for the Psychophysical Actor

    By Stephanie Daventry French, Philip G. Bennett

    This pioneering introduction to Stanislavsky's methods and modes of actor training covers all of the essential elements of his System. Recreating ‘truthful’ behaviour in the artificial environment, awareness and observation, psychophysical work, given circumstances, visualization and imagination,...

    To Be Published September 30th 2015 by Routledge

  10. African Accents

    A workbook for actors

    By Beth McGuire

    This is a comprehensive workbook for actors, covering the key characteristics and profiles of a wide range of African accents and dialects. Its unique approach not only addresses the methods and processes by which to go about learning an accent, but also looks in detail at each example....

    To Be Published September 30th 2015 by Routledge