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Routledge has an illustrious history in research and reference publishing. You can explore this area of the site to learn more about our featured research, reference, monographs, handbooks and major works in Theatre & Performance Studies. In addition, you can visit one of following areas for broad representation of our reference publishing program:

Recent Research & Reference Articles

  1. 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.

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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.

  3. Theatre for Women’s Participation in Sustainable Development

    This interdisciplinary book has the opportunity to be the first to bring together the theory, scholarship and practice of theater for women’s participation in sustainable development in an international context. This work will be of great interest to scholars and practitioners in a wide variety of fields who are looking for creative solutions for utilizing the contributions of women for solving our global goals to live in a sustainable way on this one planet in a just and equitable manner.

  4. The Unwritten Grotowski

    Theory and Practice of the Encounter

    By Kris Salata

    This book gives a new view on the legacy of Jerzy Grotowski (1933-1999), one of the central, and yet misunderstood, figures who shaped 20th-century theater, focusing on his least known last phase of work on ancient songs and the craft of the performer.

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    Oscar nominations galore for the new Taylor & Francis (Routledge) eBooks video

    And the winner in the category of Best Short Film (Live Action) goes to ... eBooks for Libraries from Taylor & Francis (including all Routledge titles)! We are very proud of our new eBooks video (a bit too proud maybe). It gives you a great overview of what T&F eBooks are all about, how to trial them and how to purchase. Watch the vid here!

  6. Now available: Shakespeare, Theatre, and Time

    Through philosophical, historiographical, dramaturgical, and performative perspectives, author Matthew Wagner examines the ways in which theatrical activity generates a manifest presence of time, and he demonstrates Shakespeare’s acute awareness and manipulation of this phenomenon. Recommend this title to your librarian.

  7. The Provocation of the Senses in Contemporary Theatre: Now in paperback

    Di Benedetto considers theatrical practice through the lens of contemporary neuroscientific discoveries in this provoking study, which lays the foundation for considering the physiological basis of the power of theater practice to affect human behavior. He presents a basic summary of the ways that the senses function in relation to cognitive science and physiology, offering an overview of dominant trends of discussion on the realm of the senses in performance.  

  8. Routledge Drama Anthology and Sourcebook: From Modernism to Contemporary Performance

    The Routledge Drama Anthology and Sourcebook is a groundbreaking compilation of the key movements in the history of modern theater, from the late nineteenth century to contemporary performance practice. It provides an unprecedented collection of comprehensive resource materials which will facilitate in-depth critical analysis.

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