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Theater

  • Theatrical Designby Kevin Lee Allen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    A theatrical designer must address two questions when designing a production: What is the play about and what is the play like? To find the metaphor within a play is to unlock inspired and unique design concepts. Theatrical Design: An Introduction is about how to find the design idea for a production and what to do with that idea once identified.... more...

  • Performance Studiesby Richard Schechner

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 82.00

    The publication of Performance Studies: An Introduction was a defining moment for the field. Richard Schechner's pioneering textbook provides a lively and accessible overview of the full range of performance for undergraduates at all levels and beginning graduate students in performance studies, theatre, performing arts, and cultural studies. Among... more...

  • Performing Queer Modernismby Penny Farfan

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 33.99

    Focusing on well-known plays and performances of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries, Performing Queer Modernism demonstrates that queer performance was integral to modernism, that queer modernist performance played a key role in the historical emergence of modern sexual identities, and that it anticipated the insights of contemporary... more...

  • Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Campby Dagny McKinley

    The History Press 2017; US$ 12.99

    In 1914, Charlotte Perry and Portia Mansfield envisioned a secluded institution nestled in the mountains, where art and nature could intersect. By the 1920s, their remote Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp in Steamboat Springs was serving as a hub for top dancers such as José Limon and Harriette Ann Gray to hone their craft. In addition... more...

  • Get Me the Urgent Biscuitsby Sweetpea Slight

    Orion 2017; US$ 18.99

    'A sparkling memoir full of charm and wit' NINA STIBBE 'Anyone who loves the theatre will love this book' ZOË WANAMAKER At eighteen, after moving to London with dreams of becoming an actress, an impressionable girl who paints freckles on her face begins work experience in a West End theatre company. In between mail-outs and making cups of coffee... more...

  • Acting Exercises for Non-Traditional Stagingby Anjalee Deshpande Hutchinson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Acting Exercises for Non-Traditional Staging: Michael Chekhov Reimagined offers a new set of exercises for coaching actors when working on productions that are non-traditionally staged in arenas, thrusts, or alleys. All of the exercises are adapted from Michael Chekhov's acting technique, but are reimagined in new and creative ways that offer innovative... more...

  • King Kong - Our Knot of Time and Musicby Pat Williams

    Granta Publications 2017; US$ 10.82

    On 2 February 1959, a musical about the life and times of heavyweight boxing star Ezekiel Dhlamini (known as 'King Kong') opened in Johannesburg to a packed audience that included Nelson Mandela. King Kong was not just South Africa's first ever musical, but one that grew out of a collaboration between black people and white, and showcased an all-black... more...

  • Adapting Translation for the Stageby Geraldine Brodie; Emma Cole

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Translating for performance is a difficult – and hotly contested – activity. Adapting Translation for the Stage presents a sustained dialogue between scholars, actors, directors, writers, and those working across these boundaries, exploring common themes and issues encountered when writing, staging, and researching translated works. It is organised... more...

  • Visualizing Medieval Performanceby Elina Gertsman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    Taking a fresh look at the interconnections between medieval images, texts, theater, and practices of viewing, reading and listening, this explicitly interdisciplinary volume explores various manifestations of performance and meanings of performativity in the Middle Ages. The contributors - from their various perspectives as scholars of art history,... more...

  • Farceby Jessica Milner Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Farce has always been relegated to the lowest rung of the ladder of dramatic genres. Distinctions between farce and more literary comic forms remain clouded, even in the light of contemporary efforts to rehabilitate this type of comedy. Is farce really nothing more than slapstick-the "putting out of candles, kicking down of tables, falling over joynt-stools,"... more...