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Recent General Interest Articles

  1. 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...

  2. 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.

    Read more...

  3. Three New eBook Collections for Theatre, Media and Creative Arts from Routledge and Focal Press

    Three eBook collections are now available from Routledge and Focal Press, covering Theatre and Performing Arts, Media & Communication Studies and Creative and Media Arts

    These collections provide the best research and advice to readers wanting to know more about performing arts, develop their practical skills in a range of creative media, or researching the latest developments in the media and communication field. 

    Further information on these eCollections can be found on www.tandfebooks.com.

  4. Recently Reissued: The Pleasures of the Imagination

    Widely praised on first release, John Brewer's The Pleasures of the Imagination: English Culture in the Eighteenth Century has recently been reissued by Routledge. From the garrets of Grub Street to the stages of Covent Garden, the book charts the growth of a literary and artistic world fostered by publishers, theatrical and musical impresarios, picture dealers and auctioneers, and presented to the public in coffee-houses, concert halls, libraries, theatres and pleasure gardens.

    Click here to be transported!

  5. Theatre Histories Book Cover

    Theatre Histories

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

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

    Check out the companion website and latest resources with this new edition.

    Order your complimentary exam copy today!

  6. Stephen Di Benedetto, Author of the Month, March 2012

    Stephen Di Benedetto is currently an Associate Professor of Theatre History at the University of Miami. He has held teaching positions at the University of Houston; the Drama Studies Centre, University College Dublin, National University of Ireland; and at DePaul University. Among his other professional affiliations he was a convener of the Scenography Working group of the International Federation for Theatre Research, an artist board member of DiverseWorks Art House in Houston, a theater critic for Houston Free Press and Irish Theatre Magazine, and worked as a dramaturg at such places as Infernal Bridegroom Productions and The Connecticut Repertory Theatre.

  7. Shannon Jackson, Author Focus

    Shannon Jackson is the director of the Arts Research Center at University of California at Berkeley where she is also Professor of Rhetoric and of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies. Her award-winning previous publications include Professing Performance (2004) and Lines of Activity (2000). Request a complimentary exam copy of Social Works here

  8. Gary Sloan, Author Focus

    In Rehearsal is a clear and accessible how-to approach to the rehearsal process. Author Gary Sloan brings more than thirty years' worth of acting experience to bear on the question of how to rehearse both as an individual actor and as part of the team of professionals that underpins any successful production. Interviews with acclaimed actors, directors, playwrights, and designers share a wealth of knowledge on dynamic collaboration. 

  9. Clare Finburgh, Author of the Month, December 2011

    Clare Finburgh is Senior Lecturer in Modern Drama at the University of Essex. She has published many articles on Genet, and a range of contemporary French and Francophone theater-makers including Valère Novarina, Noëlle Renaude and Kateb Yacine. 

  10. Di Trevis, Author of the Month, November 2011

    Di Trevis has worked at the National Theatre, RSC, Almeida Theatre and the Royal Opera House. In 2001 she adapted, with Harold Pinter, Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past which transferred to the Olivier stage in 2002 and won an Olivier Award the same year. She has taught extensively in the UK, USA, France, Germany, Austria and Cuba. Between 2003 and 2007 she was Head of Directing at the Drama Centre in London. 

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