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The Arbitration (Routledge Revivals): The Epitrepontes of Menander

by Gilbert Murray

Gilbert Murray translated and made available to modern readers The Epitrepontes of Menander or The Arbitration for the first time in 1945. The Arbitration is among the most frequently quoted and most famous...


Stephen Sondheim: A Casebook

by Joanne Gordon

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Staging England in the Elizabethan History Play: Performing National Identity

by Ralf Hertel

Applying current political theory on nationhood and methods established by recent performance studies, this study sheds new light on the role the public theatre played in the rise of English national identity...


The Complete Brecht Toolkit

by Stephen Unwin

A practical, hands-on guide - for actors, directors, teachers and students - to Brecht's history and practice of theatre.

The Complete Brecht Toolkit examines, one by one, Brecht's many, sometimes contradictory...


Diane Samuels' Kindertransport: The author's guide to the play

by Diane Samuels

The author's guide to Kindertransport, an invaluable and uniquely authoritative resource for anyone studying, teaching or performing the play.

Since it was first staged by the Soho Theatre Company in London...


The Actor's Survival Handbook

by Patrick Tucker & Christine Ozanne

Worried about short rehearsal time? Think that fluffing your lines will be the end of your career? Are you afraid you'll be typecast? Is there such a thing as acting too much? How should a stage actor adjust...


Luigi Pirandello in the Theatre

by Susan Bassnett & Jennifer Lorch

First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Adolphe Appia: Artist and Visionary of the Modern Theatre

by Richard C. Beacham

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Plays for Two

by Eric Lane & Nina Shengold

Plays for Two is a unique anthology of twenty-eight terrific plays for two actors, by a mix of celebrated playwrights and cutting-edge new voices.

It takes two to tango—or to perform a duet, fight a duel,...


Staging Women and the Soul-Body Dynamic in Early Modern England

by Sarah E. Johnson

Though the gender-coded soul-body dynamic lies at the root of many negative and disempowering depictions of women, Johnson argues that it also functions as an effective tool for redefining gender expectations....


Arthur Lessac's Embodied Actor Training

by Melissa Hurt

Arthur Lessac's Embodied Actor Training situates the work of renowned voice and movement trainer Arthur Lessac in the context of contemporary actor training.

Supported by the work of Constantin Stanislavsky...


Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900-2000

by Jr., Kevin J. Wetmore, Siyuan Liu & Erin B. Mee

Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900 - 2000 is a ground-breaking survey, tracking the advent of modern drama in Japan, India, China, Korea and Southeast Asia. It considers the shaping power of realism and...


Monkey Business Theatre

by Robert M. Laughlin & Sna Jtz'ibajom

In 1983, a group of citizens in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, formed Sna Jtz'ibajom, the Tzotzil-Tzeltal Maya writers' cooperative. In the two decades since, this group has evolved from writing and publishing...


Showboats: The History of an American Institution

by Philip Graham

This book is a delightful and authoritative record of America's showboats from the first one, launched in 1831, to the last, ultimately tied up at a St. Louis dock. It is also a record of the men and women who...


Making Faces, Playing God: Identity and the Art of Transformational Makeup

by Thomas Morawetz

Wearing a mask-putting on another face-embodies a fundamental human fantasy of inhabiting other bodies and experiencing other lives. In this extensively illustrated book, Thomas Morawetz explores how the creation...


The Drama's Patrons: A Study of the Eighteenth-Century London Audience

by Leo Hughes

The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give, For we that live to please, must please to live. -Samuel Johnson, 1747 Democratic ferment, responsible for political explosions in the seventeenth century and expanded...


Theater of the People: Spectators and Society in Ancient Athens

by David Kawalko Roselli

Greek drama has been subject to ongoing textual and historical interpretation, but surprisingly little scholarship has examined the people who composed the theater audiences in Athens. Typically, scholars have...


An August Bank Holiday Lark

by Deborah McAndrew

Tomorrow morning, you and Frank Armitage are getting wed. In my opinion, marriage is blind optimism at any time, but especially in wartime. It's an act of faith.

Taking its title from a line in Philip Larkin�s...


The Nativity Goes Wrong

by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields

The Christian Humanitarian Reading Initiative for Spiritual Theatre (or C.H.R.I.S.T. for short) are putting on a production of The Nativity Story. It's opening night and nothing is going to plan. Despite a collapsing...


One on One: Playing with a Purpose: Monologues for Kids Ages 7-15

by Bob Shuman, Stephen Fife & Eloise Rollins-Fife

(Applause Acting Series). Kids of today face a different world and a different set of challenges then did the children of even 15 years ago. Playing with a Purpose features a collection of monologues that reflects...