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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Collaborative Theatreby David Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95

    Over the past thirty years Ariane Mnouchkine's 'Thtre du Soleil' has become one of the most celebrated companies in Europe, and Mnouchkine one of its best-known directors. Collaborative Theatre is the first in-depth sourcebook in English on 'Thtre du Soleil', providing English readers with first-hand accounts of the development of its collectivist... more...

  • Scenic Design and Lighting Techniquesby Rob Napoli; Chuck Gloman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; 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...

  • 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...

  • Drawing and Rendering for Theatreby Clare P. Rowe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Drawing and Rendering for Theatre, A Practical Course for Scenic, Costume, and Lighting Designers is designed for those of you who are theatrical designers and want to improve your drawing and rendering skills. This gorgeous full-color book includes many examples of student drawings, analyzed and critiqued for areas that need improvement. It also... more...

  • Automated Lightingby Richard Cadena

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light in Theatre, Live Performance and Entertainment continues to be the most trusted text for working and aspiring lighting professionals. Now in its second edition, it has been fully updated to include new advances in lamp sources such as LEDs and plasma lamps, automated and programmable displays,... more...