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  • Stagecraft Fundamentalsby Rita Kogler Carver

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 56.95

    Stagecraft Fundamentals Second Edition tackles every aspect of theatre production with Emmy Award-winning author Rita Kogler Carver's signature witty and engaging voice. The history of stagecraft, safety precautions, lighting, costumes, scenery, career planning tips, and more are discussed, illustrated by beautiful color examples that display step-by-step... more...

  • Visuality in the Theatreby Maaike Bleeker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 31.00

    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...

  • How to Start Your Own Theater Companyby Reginald Nelson; David Schwimmer

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    With hands-on advice and instruction from an experienced actor and theater director, this pragmatic, authoritative guide to starting a theater company imparts essential backstage know-how for would-be playhouse practitioners on everything from fundraising and finding a space to selecting plays and successfully navigating tricky legal issues. Chronicling... more...

  • Collaborative Theatreby David Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95

    Collaborative Theatre combines critical and historical essays by theatre scholars from around the world with the writings of and interviews with members of le Thtre du Soleil, past and present. more...

  • Anthropocosmic Theatreby Nichos Nunez

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 52.95

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Scenic Design and Lighting Techniquesby Rob Napoli; Chuck Gloman

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 53.95

    Basic. This is the key word in Scenic Design and Lighting Tecniques: A Basic Guide for Theatre, written by two seasoned professionals with over twenty years of experience. This book is designed to show you how to turn a bare stage into a basic set design, without using heavy language that would bog you down. From materials and construction to basic... more...

  • Character Costume Figure Drawingby Tan Huaixiang

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 50.95

    "I am particularly pleased that the author addresses CHARACTER so heavily in her presentation of material. That is, after all, what plays are about." Madeline Ann Kozlowski, Emmy Award winning Costume Designer, Professor of Costume Design, UCI more...

  • Ghostsby Alice Rayner

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 67.50

    Alice Rayner examines theatre as a memorial practice that is haunted by the presence of loss, looking at how aspects of stagecraft turn familiar elements into something uncanny. Citing examples from the works of Shakespeare, Beckett, and Suzan-Lori Parks as well as the films Vertigo, Gaslight, and The Sixth Sense, Rayner describes time as it is employed... more...

  • British Pantomime Performanceby Millie Taylor

    Intellect 2007; US$ 10.00

    This original analysis of contemporary British pantomime addresses the question of how pantomime creates a unique interactive relationship with, and potentially transformative experience for, its audiences. British pantomime draws audiences into the story, an engagement with the hero, and an empathetic attachment to the success of the quest. Attention... more...

  • Kazan on Directingby Elia Kazan; John Lahr; Martin Scorsese

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95

    Elia Kazan was the twentieth century?s most celebrated director of both stage and screen, and this monumental, revelatory book shows us the master at work. Kazan?s list of Broadway and Hollywood successes? A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman, On the Waterfront , to name a few?is a testament to his profound impact on the art of directing.... more...