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  1. Book Launch - The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy

    Come join us on January 21st in New York City to celebrate the launch of The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy edited by Magda Romanska!

    Click here for more details!

  2. Upcoming Events: British UNIMA for 2013

    Be sure to head to the Puppet Theatre Barge on Sunday December 7th, 5pm-8.30pm for a selection of exciting events featuring contributors from The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance

    Click here to see a list of events!

  3. CHOICE Reviewed Titles from Routledge Theatre & Performance

    The Routledge Theatre & Performance list has developed a reputation for world-renowned scholarship and groundbreaking content. This is the opinion shared by many of the reviewers who look over our new texts on behalf of CHOICE Reviews, part of the American Library Association and the premier source for academic feedback. Please read on for the latest views from the academic community.

    Stanislavsky: A Life in Letters, edited by Laurence Senelick is Highly Recommended!

    "A celebrated scholar of Russian drama, Senelick (Tufts Univ.) has produced a fascinating collection that serves as an in-depth study of Stanislavsky…Actors, directors, and teachers will particularly appreciate the fact that Senelick translates some of Stanislavsky's popular training concepts in ways that differ slightly from those commonly known in theater circles--thus yielding some useful nuances... Summing Up: Highly recommended." - CHOICE, July 2014  

  4. Featured Author - Ellen E. Jones

    Read our interview with author Ellen E. Jones in which she sheds light on her twenty-plus years experience in the industry as a lighting designer, scenic designer, and scenic artist.

    Ellen reveals how she began incorporating sustainable practices in her own work, as well as tips that every threatre production can employ to make for a greener theater.  

    Read the entire interview...

  5. The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy

    Dramaturgy, in its many forms, is a fundamental and indispensable element of contemporary theater. In its earliest definition, the word itself means a comprehensive theory of "play making."  

    The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy  focuses on contemporary dramaturgical practice, bringing together contributions not only from academics but also from prominent working dramaturgs. The inclusion of both means a strong level of engagement with current issues in dramaturgy, from the impact of social media to the ongoing centrality of interdisciplinary and intermedial processes.

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  6. Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    Reissuing works originally published between 1933 and 1993, Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance offers a selection of scholarship on the Bard's work on stage. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set of performance history and criticism. 

    Click here to view the titles in the collection.

  7. The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance

    The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance offers a wide ranging perspective on how scholars and artists are currently reevaluating the theoretical, historical, and theatrical significance of performance that embraces the agency of inanimate objects. This book proposes a collaborative, responsive model for broader artistic engagement in and with the material world. Its twenty-eight essays aim to advance the study of the puppet not only as a theatrical object, but also as a vibrant artistic and scholarly discipline.

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    Routledge Performance Archive hits a HUNDRED

    Come and celebrate with us! In 2014 the RPA hits a hundred: the Routledge Performance Archive gives students and practitioners over 100 hours of high-quality and hand-picked audiovisual material, direct to the library, classroom and studio. Intrigued?

    Come find out more about what the RPA could do for you, and how you can gain access.

  9. Your Practical Guide to Puppetry - Accessorizing Your Puppet

    The following is an excerpt from the forth-coming The Well Dressed Puppet: A Guide to Creating Puppet Costumes by Cheralyn Lambeth. Available for pre-order today!

    Read the excerpt…

  10. Working as an Independent Contractor

    The following is an excerpt from The Assistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit by Anne E. McMills.  

    Read the excerpt...

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