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  • Community Performance: An Introductionby Petra Kuppers

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 38.95

    Community Performance: An Introduction is a comprehensive and accessible practice-based primer for students and practitioners of community arts, dance and theatre.It is both a classroom-friendly textbook and a handbook for the practitioner, perfectly answering the needs of a field where teaching is orientated around practice. Offering a toolkit... more...

  • Wagner's The Rhinegold (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series) by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Wagner's THE RHINEGOLD (Das Rheingold), featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...

  • An Actor's Workby Konstantin Stanislavski

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 45.00

    Stanislavski?s ?system? has dominated actor-training in the West since his writings were first translated into English in the 1920s and 30s. His systematic attempt to outline a psycho-physical technique for acting single-handedly revolutionized standards of acting in the theatre. Until now, readers and students have had to contend with inaccurate,... more...

  • The Director's Craftby Katie Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 35.95

    The Director?s Craft is a unique and completely indispensable step-by-step guide to directing for the stage. Written by one of the most adventurous and respected directors working today, this book will be an essential item in every student and practitioner?s kitbag. It provides detailed assistance with each aspect of the varied challenges... more...

  • The Transformative Power of Performanceby Erika Fischer-Lichte

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 40.95

    In this book, Erika Fischer-Lichte traces the emergence of performance as 'anart event'in its own right. In setting performance art on an equal footing with the traditional art object, she heralds a new aesthetics. The peculiar mode of experience that a performance provokes ? blurring distinctions between artist and audience, body and mind, art... more...

  • Making a Performanceby Emma Govan; Helen Nicholson; Katie Normington

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 41.95

    Making a Performance traces innovations in devised performance from early theatrical experiments in the twentieth-century to the radical performances of the twenty-first century. This introduction to the theory, history and practice of devised performance explores how performance-makers have built on the experimental aesthetic traditions of the... more...

  • Performance and Cognitionby Bruce McConachie; F. Elizabeth Hart

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This anthology is the first of its kind. In addition to opening up fresh perspectives on theatre studies ? with applications for dramatic criticism, performance analysis, acting practice, audience response, theatre history, and other important areas ? the book sets the agenda for future work, helping to map the emergence of this new approach. Following... more...

  • The Actor's Art and Craftby William Esper; Damon Dimarco

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    William Esper is a graduate of Western Reserve University and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York City. Bill trained as both actor and teacher under Sanford Meisner. Bill and Sandy worked closely together for 17 years, during which time Bill served as Associate Director of the Playhouses's Acting Department (1973-1976). ... more...

  • Visuality in the Theatreby Maaike Bleeker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 33.00

    This book presents an exploration of the under-explored terrain of visuality, demonstrating the use of new theoretical insights into vision for the analysis of theatre and performance and simultaneously shows theatre and performance to be an excellent 'theoretical object' for exploring the cultural, historical and embodied character of visuality. more...

  • Leo 'Rumpole' McKernby George Whaley

    University of NSW Press 2008; US$ 25.99

    This long-awaited biography tells the story of a working-class Sydney boy who left Australian shores in the 1940s and went on to an extraordinary and renowned acting career. In England he become a major Shakespearean actor and made many films. Yet it was the gravelly-voiced, potato-faced Horace Rumpole in the long-running series Rumpole of the Bailey... more...