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  • 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...

  • The Director's Craftby Katie Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • 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$ 16.95

    William Esper, one of the leading acting teachers of our time, explains and extends Sanford Meisner's legendary technique, offering a clear, concrete, step-by-step approach to becoming a truly creative actor. Esper worked closely with Meisner for seventeen years and has spent decades developing his famous program for actor's training. The result is... 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...

  • Multicultureel drama?by Maaike Bleeker; Lucia van Heteren; Chiel Kattenbelt; Kees Vuyk

    Amsterdam University Press 2005; US$ 32.75

    Als de huidige multiculturele samenleving een drama is, wiens drama is dat dan? Drama roept associaties op met de wereld als schouwtoneel, waarop protagonisten en antagonisten in strijd verwikkeld zijn met een onvermijdelijk tragische afloop. Is het tijd om de metafoor van het drama los te laten en te kijken wat theater als plaats van handelen, kijken... more...

  • Theatrical Improvisationby Jeanne Leep

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 30.00

    Theatrical Improvisation provides an in-depth analysis of short form, long form, and sketch-based improv tracing the development of each form and the principles that define and connect the styles of performance. more...

  • Style For Actors 2nd Editionby Robert Barton

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 50.95

    "Style is a journey from tourist to native. It is living in the world of the play, not just visiting it." - from Chapter One Anyone who has ever struggled with capes, fans, swords, doublets and crinolines should make Style for Actors 2 nd Edition their constant companion. Robert Barton has completely updated his award winning handbook for... more...