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  1. The Theatre of the Bauhaus

    The Modern and Postmodern Stage of Oskar Schlemmer

    By Melissa Trimingham

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Focusing on the work of painter, choreographer and scenic designer Oskar Schlemmer, the "Master Magician" and leader of the Theatre Workshop, this book explains this "theatre of high modernism" and its historical role in design and performance studies; further, it connects the Bauhaus exploration...

    Published April 19th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. Russians in Britain

    British Theatre and the Russian Tradition of Actor Training

    Edited by Jonathan Pitches

    From Komisarjevsky in the 1920s, to Cheek by Jowl’s Russian ‘sister company’ almost a century later, Russian actor training has had a unique influence on modern British theatre. Russians in Britain, edited by Jonathan Pitches, is the first work of its type to identify a relationship between both...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge

  4. Adolphe Appia

    Texts on Theatre

    By Richard C. Beacham

    Adolphe Appia swept away the foundations of traditional theatre and set the agenda for the development of theatrical practice this century. In Adolphe Appia: Texts on Theatre, Richard Beacham brings together for the first time selections from all his major writings. The publication of these essays,...

    Published November 10th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Ecology and Environment in European Drama

    By Downing Cless

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Looking at European drama through an ecological lens, this book chronicles nature and the environment as primary topics in major plays from ancient to recent times. Cless focuses on the few, yet well-known plays in which nature is at stake in the action or the environment is a dramatic force....

    Published August 15th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Requiem and an Epilogue

    Edited by Glynne Wickham

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published June 12th 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Politics of American Actor Training

    Edited by Ellen Margolis, Lissa Tyler Renaud

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    The essays in this volume address the historical, social, colonial, and administrative contexts that determine today's U.S. actor training, as well as matters of identity politics, access, and marginalization as they emerge in classrooms and rehearsal halls. It considers persistent, questioning...

    Published June 5th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Daring to Play

    A Brecht Companion

    By Manfred Wekwerth

    Edited by Anthony Hozier

    Translated into English for the first time, Daring To Play: A Brecht Companion is the study of Bertolt Brecht’s theatre by Manfred Wekwerth, Brecht’s co-director and former director of the Berliner Ensemble. Wekwerth aims to challenge prevailing myths and misconceptions of Brecht’s theatre,...

    Published May 24th 2011 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. Nineteenth-Century Theatre and the Imperial Encounter

    By Marty Gould

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    In this study, Gould argues that it was in the imperial capital’s theatrical venues that the public was put into contact with the places and peoples of empire. Plays and similar forms of spectacle offered Victorian audiences the illusion of unmediated access to the imperial periphery; separated...

    Published April 24th 2011 by Routledge