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You are currently browsing 41–50 of 143 new and published books in the subject of Theatre History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. 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 25th 2011 by Routledge

  2. 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 27th 2011 by Routledge

  3. 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 25th 2011 by Routledge

  4. 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 24th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Engaging Performance

    Theatre as call and response

    By Jan Cohen-Cruz

    Engaging Performance: Theatre as Call and Response presents a combined analysis and workbook to examine "socially engaged performance." It offers a range of key practical approaches, exercises, and principles for using performance to engage in a variety of social and artistic projects. Author Jan...

    Published July 21st 2010 by Routledge

  6. Bauhaus Dream-house

    Modernity and Globalization

    By Katerina Rüedi Ray

    Series: Architext

    A highly original and innovative study that brings critical social theory to bear on the ideas of architectural and design education at the Bauhaus – tracing the spread and influence of these ideas worldwide. Developed in post WW1 Germany, the principles of Bauhaus architecture and...

    Published April 16th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Performance and Cognition

    Theatre Studies and the Cognitive Turn

    Edited by Bruce McConachie, F. Elizabeth Hart

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This anthology is the first of its kind. In addition to opening up fresh perspectives on theatre studies – with applications for dramatic criticism, performance analysis, acting practice, audience response, theatre history, and other important areas – the book sets the agenda for future work,...

    Published February 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  8. Theatre Histories

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Phillip B. Zarrilli, Bruce McConachie, Gary Jay Williams, Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei

    This new edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers overviews of theatre and drama in many world cultures and periods together with case studies demonstrating the methods and interpretive approaches used by today's theatre...

    Published January 4th 2010 by Routledge

  9. An Actor's Work on a Role

    By Konstantin Stanislavski

    An Actor’s Work on a Role is Konstantin Stanislavsky’s classic exploration of the rehearsal process, applying the techniques of his seminal actor training system to the task of bringing life and truth to one’s role. Originally published over half a century ago as Creating a Role, this book...

    Published October 29th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Stanislavsky in America

    An Actor's Workbook

    By Mel Gordon

    Stanislavsky in America explores the extraordinary legacy that Constantin Stanislavski’s system of actor-training has left on acting in the US. Mel Gordon outlines the journey of Stanislavski’s theories through twentieth century American history, from the early US tours of the Moscow Art Theatre to...

    Published October 23rd 2009 by Routledge