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  • Foam Patterning and Construction Techniquesby Mary McClung

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques: Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes explains how to create your theatrical prop, puppet, or costume design using the unique and tricky medium of foam. Step-by-step instructions, photographs, and explanations illustrate how to translate your design from paper to reality by creating custom "skin" patterns,... more...

  • Theatre Historiesby Bruce McConachie; Tobin Nellhaus; Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei; Tamara Underiner; Tobin Nellhaus

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 69.95

    This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers a critical overview of global theatre and drama, spanning a broad wealth of world cultures and periods. Bringing together a group of scholars from a diverse range of backgrounds to add fresh perspectives on the history... more...

  • Oliver!by Marc Napolitano

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    This book tells the full story of the genesis and legacy of Lionel Bart's most famous musical Oliver! , the beloved English musical from the golden age of Broadway. Author Marc Napolitano tracks Oliver! as an adaptation of Oliver Twist , arguing that Oliver! forever changed the cultural perception of its source and remains one of the most influential... more...

  • Electoral Guerrilla Theatreby L.M. Bogad

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    Praise for the First Edition: 'A major contribution to performance studies . If cynicism and political quietism have quelled your impulse to rage against this sorry state of affairs, Bogad demonstrates, with wit and verve, that it is possible to expose the sham and, through a variety of performative tactics, make a meaningful contribution to democracy.'... more...

  • Physical Theatresby Simon Murray; John Keefe

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 48.95

    This new edition of Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction continues to provide an unparalleled overview of non-text-based theatre, from experimental dance to traditional mime. It synthesizes the history, theory and practice of physical theatres for students and performers in what is both a core area of study and a dynamic and innovative aspect... more...

  • The Chester Cycle in Context, 1555–1575by Jessica Dell; David Klausner; Helen Ostovich

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Chester Cycle in Context, 1555-1575 considers the implications of recent archival research which has profoundly changed our view of the continuation of performances of Chester's civic biblical play cycle into the reign of Elizabeth I. Scholars now view the decline and ultimate abandonment of civic religious drama as the result of a complex network... more...

  • Staging the Blazon in Early Modern English Theaterby Sara Morrison; Deborah Uman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Offering the first sustained and comprehensive scholarly consideration of the dramatic potential of the blazon, this volume complicates what has become a standard reading of the Petrarchan convention of dismembering the beloved through poetic description. At the same time, it contributes to a growing understanding of the relationship between the material... more...

  • Singing and Dancing to The Book of Mormonby Marc Edward Shaw; Holly Welker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 71.00

    Singing and Dancing to The Book of Mormon examines a cultural phenomenon, asking: What made The Book of Mormon such a success? In what ways does the work utilize established artistic traditions (musical theatre, comic tropes), but revise them to create something new? What cultural buttons does the work push in religion and world affairs?... more...

  • Playwright, Space and Place in Early Modern Performanceby Tim Fitzpatrick

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Analyzing Elizabethan and Jacobean playtexts for their spatial implications, this innovative study discloses the extent to which the resources and constraints of public playhouse buildings affected the construction of the fictional worlds of early modern plays. The study argues that playwrights were writing with foresight, inscribing the constraints... more...

  • Staging Danceby Susan Cooper

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    Staging Dance is a practical handbook that covers all aspects of putting on a dance production. It highlights the current diversity of dance activities, choosing examples from working dance groups and from individual dancers. The book includes sections on choreography, music and sound, designing and making sets and costumes, lighting design and... more...