Articles in the New Titles category
Articles in the New Titles category
Light up your classroom or workshop with the new edition of A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting by Steven Shelley.
An Audio-Visual Introduction to Boal’s Forum Theatre
Brazilian theater director Augusto Boal’s ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ movement went global many years ago – it is now practiced all over the world by a wide range of different groups from political activists and practitioners of political (or ‘applied’) theater to students at all levels. This major new DVD contains carefully curated footage from his many documented workshops, masterclasses and lectures.
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Herbert Blau founded, with Jules Irving, the legendary Actor's Workshop of San Francisco, in 1952, starting with ten people in a loft above a judo academy. Over the course of the next 13 years and its hundred or so productions, it introduced American audiences to plays by Brecht, Beckett, Pinter, Genet, Arden, Fornes, and various unknown others.
‘One of the great stories of the American theater…, the Workshop not only built an international reputation with its daring choice of plays and nontraditional productions, it also helped launch a movement of regional, or resident, companies that would change forever how Americans thought about and consumed theater.’ – Elin Diamond, from the Introduction
Casting is a crucial creative element of any production - and yet the craft and skills needed to put together a successful and exciting cast are oftentimes overlooked. The Casting Handbook explains the casting process from beginning to end and covers everything producers and directors needs to know – as well as proving a fascinating and illuminating read for actors.
By Athene Seyler and 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
Staging Theatre Today
By Patrice Pavis
Translated by Joel Anderson
Contemporary Mise en Scène is Patrice Pavis’s masterful analysis of the role that staging has played in the creation and practice of theater throughout history.
A Practical Guide
By Rose Burnett Bonczek and David Storck
The first comprehensive diagnostic handbook for building, caring for, and maintaining an ensemble.
Yevgeny Vakhtangov was a pioneering theater artist who married Stanislavski’s demands for inner truth with a singular imaginative vision. Directly and indirectly, he is responsible for the making of our contemporary theater: that is Andrei Malaev-Babel’s argument in this, the first English-language monograph to consider Vakhtangov’s life and work as actor and director, teacher and theoretician. Read about this new title...
Pina Bausch’s work has had tremendous impact across the spectrum of late twentieth-century performance practice, helping to redefine the possibilities of what both dance and theater can be. This edited collection presents a compendium of source material and contextual essays that examine Pina Bausch's history, practice and legacy, and the development of Tanztheater as a new form. Read More...
Embodied Acting is an essential, pragmatic intervention in the study of how recent discoveries within cognitive science can – and should – be applied to performance. For too long, a conceptual separation of mind and body has dominated actor training in the West. This revolutionary new volume explores the impact that a more holistic approach to the 'bodymind' can have on the acting process. Learn more..