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Rainbow's End

by Jane Harrison

Set in the 1950s on the fringe of a country town, this is a thought-provoking and emotionally powerful snapshot of a Koori family which dramatises the struggle for decent housing, meaningful education, jobs...

Contemporary Indigenous Plays

by Vivienne Cleven et al

This diverse collection of contemporary plays from all over Australia includes: Bitin' Back by Vivienne Cleven, adapted from her novel of the same name this funny and perceptive play explores stereotyping, identity...

My Life in Art

by Constantin Stanislavski

First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Stanislavski and the Actor: The Method of Physical Action

by Jean Benedetti

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Suzan-Lori Parks in Person: Interviews and Commentaries

by Philip C Kolin & Harvey Young

This collection of interviews offers unprecedented insight into the plays and creative works of Suzan-Lori Parks, as well as being an important commentary on contemporary theater and playwriting, from jazz and...

Building a Character

by Constantin Stanislavski

First Published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

To Be a Playwright

by Janet Neipris

First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Russian Mirror: Three Plays by Russian Women

by Melissa T. Smith

The three playwrights presented together in this volume On the Road to Ourselves), Elena Gremina (Behind the Mirror) and Olga Mikhailova (Russian Dream).

The selected plays contain many elements which will appeal...

Nigerian Art Music

by Bode Omojola & Mosunmola Omibiyi-Obidike

ART MUSIC IN NIGERIA is the most comprehensive book on the works of modem Nigerian composers who have been influenced by European classical music. Relying on over 500 scores, archival materials and interviews...


by Sola Olorunyomi

IN AFROBEAT! A POPULAR ARTIST, a counter-hegemonic activist of the hardest grain, meets his most cerebral, disquisitional interpreter. – ODIA OFEIMUN, Leading African poet and former President, Association...

The Age of Thomas Nashe: Text, Bodies and Trespasses of Authorship in Early Modern England

by Stephen Guy-Bray & Joan Pong Linton

Traditional literary criticism once treated Thomas Nashe as an Elizabethan oddity, difficult to understand or value. He was described as an unrestrained stylist, venomous polemicist, unreliable source, and closet...

The Best American Short Plays 2011-2012

by William W. Demastes

(Applause Books). Applause is proud to continue the series that for over 70 years has been the standard of excellence for one-act plays in America. From its inception, The Best American Short Plays has identified...

Scenes and Monologues from Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Finalists, 2008-2012

by Bruce Burgun

(Applause Acting Series). Culled from the finalists for the prestigious Steinberg/American Theatre Critics New American Play Award from the years 2008-2012, Scenes and Monologues from Steinberg/ATCA New Play...

Shakespeare for American Actors and Directors

by Aaron Frankel

(Book). Fear grips many American actors and directors faced with the opportunity to perform Shakespeare live. The challenges of Elizabethan British speech patterns, the thought of using verse for hours, the...

Art, Riot, Terror: The 60s Tokyo Avant-Garde: Mishima, Hijikata, Oshima

by Stephen Barber

This book explores the unique and volatile art scene of 1960s Tokyo, and its connections to the culture of violent rioting and street-protest which developed across that decade, in intimate contact with avant-garde...

Artaud: The Screaming Body: Film, Drawings, Recordings 1924-1948

by Stephen Barber

Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) remains one of the most inspirational, provocative and challenging figures in world-wide contemporary culture. His trajectory extends from the Surrealist movement, to the Theatre of...

Hijikata: Revolt Of The Body

by Stephen Barber

Tatsumi Hijikata (1928-86) invented the revolutionary performance art 'Ankoku Butoh' - now celebrated worldwide as one of the most innovative and haunting contemporary art forms. Hijikata is the supreme figure...

Structural Design for the Stage

by Alys Holden, Ben Sammler & Steven A Schmidt

First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Freeing the Actor: An Actor's Desk Reference. Over 140 Exercises and Techniques to Free the Actor

by Eric Morris

Freeing the Actor is the seventh in a series of books by Eric Morris which explain and describe his unique system of acting. His previous books are among the most popular texts used by students and professional...

The Diary of a Professional Experiencer: An Autobiographical Journey Into the Evolution of an Acting System

by Eric Morris & Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Diary of a Professional Experiencer is the sixth in a series of books written by Eric Morris. Unlike his other books, this is a very personal account of his frustrations and struggles as he strives to discover...