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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 41 new and published books in the subject of Performance Genres — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Creating Solo Performance

    By Sean Bruno, Luke Dixon

    Creating Solo Performance is an innovative toolbox of exercises and challenges focused on providing you – the performer – with engaging and inspiring ways to explore and develop your idea both on the page and in the performance space. The creation of a solo show may be the most rewarding,...

    Published August 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. A History of the American Musical Theatre

    No Business Like It

    By Nathan Hurwitz

    From the diverse proto-theatres of the mid-1800s, though the revues of the ‘20s, the ‘true musicals’ of the ‘40s, the politicisation of the ‘60s and the ‘mega-musicals’ of the ‘80s, every era in American musical theatre reflected a unique set of socio-cultural factors. Nathan Hurwitz uses these...

    Published June 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Auditions

    The Complete Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Richard Evans

    Auditions are an integral part of every performer's life. From getting into drama school through to a successful career in an overcrowded industry, Auditions: The Complete Guide offers crucial advice, resources and tried and tested techniques to maximise success before, during and after each...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Directing in Musical Theatre

    An Essential Guide

    By Joe Deer

    This comprehensive guide, from the author of Acting in Musical Theatre, will equip aspiring directors with all of the skills that they will need in order to guide a production from beginning to end. From the very first conception and collaborations with crew and cast, through rehearsals and...

    Published December 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  5. Performance Studies

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Richard Schechner

    The publication of Performance Studies: An Introduction was a defining moment for the field. Richard Schechner's pioneering textbook provides a lively and accessible overview of the full range of performance for undergraduates at all levels and beginning graduate students in performance studies,...

    Published March 13th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Craft of Comedy

    By Athene Seyler, Stephen Haggard

    Edited by Robert Barton

    "a work on the art and craft of comedy as important in its own way as works by Stanislavski and Chekhov" – Oxford Theatre Companion In 1939, a young, inexperienced actor wrote to a famous actress of his acquaintance, asking for advice on playing comedy. She responded enthusiastically, and they...

    Published December 21st 2012 by Routledge

  7. Ensemble Theatre Making

    A Practical Guide

    By Rose Burnett Bonczek, David Storck

    Ensemble Theatre Making: A Practical Guide is the first comprehensive diagnostic handbook for building, caring for, and maintaining an ensemble. Successful ensembles don’t happen by chance; they must be created, nurtured, and maintained through specific actions. Achieving common goals in rehearsal...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Voice: Onstage and Off

    By Robert Barton, Rocco dal Vera

    Voice: Onstage and Off is a comprehensive guide to the process of building, mastering, and fine-tuning the voice for performance. Every aspect of vocal work is covered, from the initial speech impulse and the creation of sound, right through to refining the final product in different types of...

    Published April 18th 2011 by Routledge

  9. 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 17th 2009 by Routledge

  10. 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 26th 2008 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Performance Studies Reader, 3rd Edition
    Edited by Henry Bial, Sara Brady
    To Be Published November 14th 2014
  2. African Accents: A workbook for actors
    By Beth McGuire
    To Be Published March 14th 2015
  3. Clowns: In conversation with modern masters
    Edited by David Bridel, Ezra Lebank
    To Be Published April 21st 2015
  4. Provocation in Popular Culture
    By Bim Mason
    To Be Published June 29th 2015
  5. Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction, 2nd Edition
    By Simon Murray, John Keefe
    To Be Published July 31st 2015

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