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The Manifestos and Essays

by Richard Foreman

The thoughts and work of the legendary avant-garde director.


South African Essays on 'Universal' Shakespeare

by Chris Thurman

South African Essays on ‘Universal’ Shakespeare collects new scholarship and extant (but previously unpublished) material, reflecting the changing nature of Shakespeare studies across various ‘generation...


Staging Scenes from the Operas of Mozart: A Guide for Teachers and Singers

by William Ferrara & Martha Ferrara

In Staging Scenes from the Operas of Mozart: A Guide for Teachers and Singers, opera director William Ferrara offers the perfect resource for the dramatic preparation of opera scenes for directors and student...


Actors on Guard: A Practical Guide for the Use of the Rapier and Dagger for Stage and Screen

by Dale Anthony Girard

Actors on Guard is the most comprehensive and detailed book on the art of theatrical swordplay available today. It provides the reader with the historical, theoretical and practical basis for learning, practicing...


Foreign Dialects: A Manual for Actors, Directors, and Writers

by Lewis Herman & Marquerite Shalett Herman

Most actors and directors have struggled with the problem of needing to imitate foreign dialects. Marguerite and Lewis Herman have created an essential tool for actors, directors and writers aiming toward the...


Samuel Beckett: A Casebook

by Jennifer M. Jeffers & Kimball King

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Arnold Wesker: A Casebook

by Reade W. Dornan

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Mozart's Cosi fan tutte: The Complete Libretto

by Lorenzo Da Ponte & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

(Amadeus). For a long time, Cosi fan tutte was considered scandalous which is not entirely surprising, if you look at its story. After seeing their fiances, Guglielmo and Ferrando, go off to war, two sisters,...


Auditions: The Complete Guide

by Richard Evans

Auditions are an integral part of every performer's life. From getting into drama school through to a successful career in an overcrowded industry, Auditions: The Complete Guide offers crucial advice, resources...


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 as well as methods established by recent performance studies, this study sheds new light on the role the public theatre played in the rise of English national...


The Development of the Drama

by Brander Matthews

James Brander Matthews (1852 - 1929) was an American writer and educator. He was the first full-time professor of dramatic literature at an Columbia university and played a significant role in establishing theatre...


Terrence McNally: A Casebook

by Toby Silverman Zinman

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


Marsha Norman: A Casebook

by Linda Ginter-Brown

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Body in Performance

by Patrick Campbell

Lively yet intriguing, The Body in Performance is a varied collection of essays about this much-discussed area.

Posing the question "Why this current preoccupation with the performed body?" the collection of...


Polish Romantic Drama: Three Plays in English Translation

by Harold B. Segel

This is the first volume in English to be devoted entirely to Polish Romantic drama. It contains translations of three major plays: Forefathers; Eve, Part III, by Adam Mickiewics; The Un-Divine Comedy by Zygmunt...


Marlowe: Complete Plays

by Christopher Marlowe

Their texts fully restored by recent scholarship, Marlowe's astonishing works can now be appreciated as originally written. For the first time, this edition boasts the complete plays - including two versions...


The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Puccini's La Boheme: The Complete Libretto

by Luigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa & Giacomo Puccini

(Amadeus). There's a reason La Boheme has been staged at the Met more often than any other opera: Puccini's enticing music perfectly conveys the enchantment of new young love and the anguish that comes with...


The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Drama

by Xiaomei Chen

This condensed anthology reproduces close to a dozen plays from Xiaomei Chen’s well-received original collection, along with her critical introduction to the historical, cultural, and aesthetic evolution of...