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A History of the American Musical Theatre: No Business Like It

by Nathan Hurwitz

From the diverse proto-theatres of the mid-1800s, though the revues of the '20s, the 'true musicals' of the '40s, the politicisation of the '60s and the 'mega-musicals' of the '80s, every era in American musical...


Theatre and National Identity: Re-Imagining Conceptions of Nation

by Nadine Holdsworth

This book explores the ways that pre-existing 'national' works or 'national theatre' sites can offer a rich source of material for speaking to the contemporary moment because of the resonances or associations...


On Training and Performance: Traces of an Odin Teatret Actress

by Roberta Carreri & Frank Camilleri

"Outstanding ... a technical manual (for actors and directors), an historical document of importance, and a volume that is a delight to read." Ian Watson, Rutgers

"An extremely valuable personal account of Roberta...


European Dance since 1989: Communitas and the Other

by Joanna Szymajda

This edited collection charts the development of contemporary dance in Central and Eastern Europe since the literal and symbolic revolutions of 1989.

Central Europe and the former Soviet Bloc countries were...


Oh My Sweet Land

by Amir Nizar Zuabi

They call it a civil war, but there is nothing civil in this. Nothing civil at all.

They came from Damascus, from Halab, from Banias where the bombs fall day and night and the wounded children look like sleeping...


Pregones Theatre: A Theatre for Social Change in the South Bronx

by Eva Cristina Vásquez

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Play In A Day - One Act Plays

by Mr Darren Brealey

No matter what you call it, the entire artistic process from concept to curtain up happens in a 24-hour period in front of a paying audience; the scripts have yet to be written. The concepts have yet to be conceived....


Speaking the Speech

by Giles Block & Mark Rylance

Why does Shakespeare write in the way he does? And how can actors and directors get the most out of his incomparable plays?

In Speaking the Speech, Giles Block – ‘Master of the Words’ at Shakespeare’s...


Blood on the Stage, 480 B.C. to 1600 A.D.: Milestone Plays of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem

by Amnon Kabatchnik

This volume examines the key representations of transgression drama produced between 480 B.C. and 1600. Arranged in chronological order, the entries consist of plot summary (often including significant dialogue),...


Illustrated Theatre Production Guide

by John Ramsey Holloway

Illustrated Theatre Production Guide delivers a step-by-step approach to the most prevalent and established theatreproduction practices, focusing on essential issues related to the construction of wooden, fabric,...


The Psychology of Singing: A Rational Method of Voice Culture Based on a Scientific Analysis of All Systems, Ancient and Modern

by David C. Taylor

Whether you're a vocal practitioner or a music enthusiast, David C. Taylor's The Psychology of Singing will guide you to a deeper appreciation of the art. Taylor takes a controversial stance against a scientific...


Musicality in Theatre: Music as Model, Method and Metaphor in Theatre-Making

by David Roesner

Music continues to be immensely influential in key developments of theatrical practices. In this study of musicality in the theatre, David Roesner offers a revised view of the nature of the relationship between...


Chosen of God

by Cynthia Michaels & Ken Keyes

To escape her current life, Faith Carter must overcome three big obstacles standing in her way. They are, her mother, the man in black she sees in her dreams, and the visions of angels. Even though the road...


An Actor Succeeds: Tips, Secrets & Advice on Auditioning, Connection, Coping & Thriving in & Out of Hollywo

by Boze Hadleigh

(Book). An Actor Succeeds is a very special collection containing all the best trade secrets of the biggest and most successful film and theater professionals. Presented in an informative format, An Actor Succeeds...


Saint Paul: A Screenplay

by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Presented here for the first time in English is a remarkable screenplay about the apostle Paul by Pier Paolo Pasolini, legendary filmmaker, novelist, poet, and radical intellectual activist. Written between...


Martha Hill and the Making of American Dance

by Janet Mansfield Soares

A lively and intimate portrait of an unsung heroine in American dance


Hiking the Horizontal: Field Notes from a Choreographer

by Liz Lerman

Award-winning choreographer shares insights and methods for making real art in the real world


Writing Dancing in the Age of Postmodernism

by Sally Banes

A leading critic traces three decades of contemporary dance from Balanchine to breakdancing


Terpsichore in Sneakers: Post-Modern Dance

by Sally Banes

A dance critic’s essays on post-modern dance.


Heart of Practice: Within the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards

by Thomas Richards

Heart of Practice is a unique and invaluable insight into the workings of one of theatre's true pioneers, presented by his closest collaborator. This book charts the development of Grotowski's dramatic research...