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Mis-directing the Play: An Argument Against Contemporary Theatre

by Terry McCabe

Arguing for a radical reorganization of the stage director's view of his role, Terry McCabe challenges the notion that a play is the director's vehicle for self-expression. The idea of the director as centerpiece...


Peering Behind the Curtain: Disability, Illness, and the Extraordinary Body in Contemporary Theatre

by Kimball King & Tom Fahy

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


David Rudkin: Sacred Disobedience: An Expository Study of His Drama 1959-1994

by David Ian Rabey & David I. Rabey

Dr. Rabey's profound critical study of David Rudkin's drama constitutes an in-depth evaluation of this unique dramatist, re-assessed in the light of his bi-sexuality and Anglo-Irish origins.

This key study includes...


Edward Gordon Craig: A Vision of Theatre

by Christopher Innes

Edward Gordon Craig's ideas regarding set and lighting have had an enormous impact on the development of the theatre we know today.

In this new and updated edition of his well-known study of Edward Gordon Craig,...


Hidden Territories: The Theatre of Gardzienice

by Cd-Rom Produced By Arts Archives, with Alison Hodge & Wlodzimierz Staniewski

Wlodzimierz Staniewski's group Gardzienice Theatre has established an unparalleled reputation for a sensual and complex performance aesthetic. The work is inspired by the expressive traditions of indigenous...


Popular Theatre: A Sourcebook

by Joel Schechter

Bertolt Brecht turned to cabaret; Ariane Mnouchkine went to the circus; Joan Littlewood wanted to open a palace of fun. These were a few of the directors who turned to popular theatre forms in the last century,...


The Bodies That Were Not Ours: And Other Writings

by Coco Fusco

Interdisciplinary artist and writer Coco Fusco is one of North America's leading interpreters of intercultural theory and practice. This volume gathers together her finest writings since 1995 and includes critical...


Theatre, Body and Pleasure

by Simon Shepherd

Breaking new ground in the study of performance theory, this maverick and powerful project from renowned Renaissance scholar and queer theorist Simon Shepherd presents a unique take on theory and the physical...


War Plays by Women: An International Anthology

by Agnes Cardinal, Elaine Turner & Claire M. Tylee

This anthology consists of ten plays from countries involved in the First World War, including plays by Muriel Box, Marion Wentworth Craig, Dorothy Hewitt, Berta Lask, Marie Leneru and Wendy Lill.


Signs of Performance: An Introduction to Twentieth-Century Theatre

by Colin Counsell

Provides the beginning student with working examples of theatrical analysis. Its range covers the whole of twentieth century theatre, from Stanislavski to Brecht and Samuel Beckett to Robert Wilson.


Devising Theatre: A Practical and Theoretical Handbook

by Alison Oddey

Devising Theatre is a practical handbook that combines a critical analysis of contemporary devised theatre practice with descriptions of selected companies, and suggestions for any group devising theatre from...


World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre: Volume 6: Bibliography and Cumulative Index

by Irving Brown (Consulting Bibliographer) & Natasha Rappaport (Bibliographer)

An annotated world theatre bibliography documenting significant theatre materials published world wide since 1945, plus an index to key names throughout the six volumes of the series.


Stage Managing and Theatre Etiquette: A Basic Guide

by Linda Apperson

Here is a practical introduction to one of the most complex jobs in theatre. Linda Apperson clearly and concisely leads the reader through the procedures and responsibilities of stage management, from auditions...


The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery: A Guide to Her Magical Performances

by Herbie J. Pilato

With more than five hundred appearances on television, film and the stage, Elizabeth Montgomery’s talent, charisma, and personality have charmed millions for decades. This delightful new book delineates, dissects...


World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre: The Americas

by Don Rubin & Carlos Solorzano

This new in paperback edition of World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre covers the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, including the United States. Entries on twenty six countries are preceded by specialist...


Experimental Theatre: From Stanislavsky to Peter Brook

by James Roose-Evans

James Roose-Evans, one of Britain's most innovative directors, traces the origins of the avant-garde in the theatre through such key figures as Stanislavsky, Brecht and Grotowski.


Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers

by James Thomas

Be inspired to create your production with this go-to book on script analysis.


The High School Theatre Teacher's Survival Guide

by Raina S. Ames

A reference for high school theatre teachers covering both curricular and extracurricular problems - everything from how to craft a syllabus for a theatre class to what to say to parents about a student's participation...


Conference of the Birds: The Story of Peter Brook in Africa

by John Heilpern

Conference of the Birds is John Heilpern's true story of an extraordinary journey. In December 1972, the director Peter Brook and an international troupe of actors (Helen Mirren and Yoshi Oida among them) left...


Staging a Musical

by Matthew White

In Staging a Musical, Matthew White describes all the elements involved in putting on a musical production, including: how to choose the right show, budgets and schedules, auditions, rehearsals, and performances....