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Future of the Music Business: How to Succeed with the New Digital Technologies

Paperback, 09/09/2011, £25.00
Technologies are revolutionizing the music business. This title provides a legal and business road map for success in today's music business by setting forth a summary of the rules pertaining to the traditional music business, including music licensing, as well as the laws governing online distribution of music and video.

Devising Performance: A Critical History

Paperback, 23/09/2005, £19.99

An Actor's Work

Paperback, 22/09/2016, £19.99

Practical Guide to Ensemble Devising

Paperback, 01/06/2015, £22.99
This comprehensive handbook introduces techniques and exercises for devising theatre as an ensemble. Its clear style makes it an ideal book for students new to devising, while its wide scope provides fresh ideas for more experienced actors.

I Laughed, I Cried: One Woman, One Hundred Days, The Mother of all Challenges

Paperback, 03/07/2014, £10.99
'The working mum's version of Eddie Izzard's 50 marathons in 50 days. Hilarious.' Sally Phillips

Are You There, Crocodile?: Inventing Anton Chekhov

Hardback, 01/03/2003, £19.99
Michael Pennington's work on his solo show about Anton Chekhov has taken London's "Russian Actor" from the Trans-Siberian Railway to Soviet and post-Soviet Moscow, into the repertoires of the National Theatre and the Old Vic and across Europe.

Modern Romance

Paperback, 27/01/2016, £10.99
Investigates love in the age of technology. This book enlists some of the world's leading social scientists, conducted hundreds of interviews, analyzed the behavioural data, and researched dating cultures from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to New York City.

American Musical and the Formation of National Identity

Paperback, 27/03/2006, £25.00
The American musical has achieved and maintained relevance to more people in America than any other performance-based art. This history of the genre, intended for readers of all stripes, offers discussions of how American musicals, especially through their musical numbers, advance themes related to American national identity.

Shoot, Get Treasure, Repeat

Paperback, 02/04/2008, £10.99
Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat is Mark Ravenhill's epic cycle of plays exploring the personal and political effect of war on modern life, produced in various locations around London in April 2008.

Joan: The Remarkable Life of Joan Leigh Fermor

Hardback, 05/10/2017, £25.00
The first biography of Joan Leigh Fermor, society beauty, professional photographer and muse

Treading The Dance

Hardback, 15/10/2011, £25.00

Applied Practice: Evidence and Impact in Theatre, Music and Art

Hardback, 10/08/2017, £90.00
This edited collection brings together theoretical and practice-based perspectives on the question of evidence of impact in relation to arts practice in a social context."

Essential guide to business in the Performing Arts

Paperback, 02/09/1996, £27.99
This text addresses the business skills that are essential to those involved in the performing arts. With increasing emphasis on freelance and small-scale work in the arts, this book provides an introduction to areas such as marketing, finance and fundraising.

Age and Dancing: Older People and Community Dance Practice

Paperback, 07/12/2012, £31.99
This highly readable introduction to dance with older people combines key debates and issues in the field with practical guidance, as well as a resources section including numerous 'toolkit materials'. Diane Amans, leading practitioner in Community Dance, provides the ideal beginners' guide for students, practitioners and dance artists alike.

Theatre and Race

Paperback, 24/05/2013, £7.99
The theatre has always been a place where conceptions of race and racism have been staged, shared and perpetuated. Harvey Young introduces key ideas about race, before tracing its relationship with theatre and performance - from Ancient Athens to the present day.

How Not To Be a Boy

Paperback, 03/05/2018, £9.99
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER - Robert Webb's part-memoir, part call-to-arms

New Media Dramaturgy: Performance, Media and New-Materialism

Hardback, 08/05/2017, £109.99
This book illuminates the shift in approaches to the uses of theatre and performance technology in the past twenty-five years and develops an account of new media dramaturgy (NMD), an approach to theatre informed by what the technology itself seems to want to say.

Studying Plays

Paperback, 25/01/2018, £19.99

Technical Management for the Performing Arts: Utilizing Time, Talent, and Money

Paperback, 21/12/2015, £32.99
Technical Management for the Performing Arts: Utilizing Time, Talent, and Money is a comprehensive guide to the tools and strategies of a successful technical manager.

Playing the Game: A Drama Workshop Guide

Paperback, 09/05/2018, £24.99
This practical guide presents a wide array of games and exercises designed to develop the players observation, imagination, presentation and self-confidence.

Performance Studies: Key Words, Concepts and Theories

Paperback, 28/11/2014, £27.99
The field of performance studies analyses the production and impact of on-stage performance, such as in a theatre or circus, and off-stage performance, such as cultural rituals and political protests.

Modern and Contemporary Black British Drama

Paperback, 25/11/2014, £28.99
Interweaving social and cultural context with close critical analysis of key dramatists' plays, leading scholars explore how these dramatists have created an enduring, transformative and diverse cultural presence.

Drama, Theatre and Performance Companion

Paperback, 14/05/2013, £26.99
This complete companion to the study of drama, theatre and performance studies is an essential reference point for students undertaking or preparing to undertake a course either at university or at drama school.

Immersive Theatres: Intimacy and Immediacy in Contemporary Performance

Paperback, 31/05/2013, £25.99
This comprehensive text is the first survey to explore the theory, history and practice of immersive theatre. Charting the rise of the immersive theatre phenomenon, Josephine Machon shares her wealth of expertise in the field of contemporary performance, inviting the reader to immerse themselves within this abundantly illustrated text.


Paperback, 02/08/2018, £27.99

Art of Living: An Oral History of Performance Art

Paperback, 31/07/2015, £26.99
Across a series of twelve in-depth interviews with a diverse range of major artists, Dominic Johnson presents a new oral history of performance art. Each interview is preceded by an overview of the artist's work, and the volume itself is introduced by a thoughtful critical essay on performance art and oral history.

Interdisciplinary Performance: Reformatting Reality

Paperback, 13/04/2016, £26.99
Spanning a hundred years (1910 - 2010) and three geographical locations - Europe, Japan and North America - this unique book examines the capacity of performance to recode reality.

Directing Young People in Theatre: A Guide to Staging Plays with Young Casts

Paperback, 01/05/2015, £21.99
This book guides readers in taking a play from page to stage with young people. Advice from professional theatre directors, including Richard Eyre and Indu Rubasingham is combined with practical games and exercises to help both experienced and first-time directors create a play with young actors.

Improvisation in Drama, Theatre and Performance: History, Practice, Theory

Paperback, 27/10/2015, £28.99
Improvisation is a tool for many things: performance training, rehearsal practice, playwriting, therapeutic interaction and somatic discovery.


Paperback, 25/08/2016, £28.99
This diverse book brings together theoretical and practical viewpoints on objects in performance, how they can be part of theatre scenery, equal partners in performance, or autonomous things.

Studying Disability Arts and Culture: An Introduction

Paperback, 24/10/2014, £28.99
In this accessible introduction to the study of Disability Arts and Culture, Petra Kuppers foregrounds themes, artists and theoretical concepts in this diverse field.

Devising Performance: A Critical History

Paperback, 12/10/2015, £24.99
What are the myths attached to devising, and what are the realities? First published in 2005, Devising Performance remains the only book to offer the reader a history of devising practice.

New Performance/New Writing

Paperback, 01/12/2016, £25.99
Contemporary theatre is going through a period of unparalleled excitement and challenge. Each chapter explores a key aspect of theatre study, while an extensive timeline of theatre events gives a broad overview of its evolution.

Acting in British Television

Paperback, 20/08/2017, £26.99

Dramaturgy and Performance

Paperback, 01/12/2016, £24.99
Outlining different perspectives, this classic and field-defining text introduces 'dramaturgy' as a critical concept and a practical process in an accessible and engaging style. The revised edition includes a new introduction and afterword which provides insight into contemporary developments and future directions of scholarship.

Making Solo Performance: Six Practitioner Interviews

Paperback, 07/06/2018, £24.99
In interviews with Misri Dey, six recognised solo performers working across a range of performance genres - including theatre, dance, live and performance art, site-specific performance, music video and film - provide insightful and practical strategies for creative making and performing processes.

An Introduction to Community Dance Practice

Paperback, 01/06/2017, £26.99

Cultural Performance: Ethnographic Approaches to Performance Studies

Paperback, 08/08/2017, £26.99
This engaging text introduces the burgeoning and interdisciplinary field of cultural performance, offering ethnographic approaches to performance as well as looking at the aesthetics of experience and performance theory.

Acting: Psychophysical Phenomenon and Process

Paperback, 26/11/2013, £26.99
A stimulating analysis of acting as a psychophysical phenomenon and process across cultures and disciplines. Taking an 'enactive approach' to understanding acting as a process, the authors discuss psychophysical acting and performance within the Stanislavsky lineage, in dance and devised theatre practices, and in performance in India and Japan.

Unmasking Theatre Design: A Designer's Guide to Finding Inspiration and Cultivating Creativity

Paperback, 28/11/2014, £38.99
Every great design has its beginnings in a great idea, whether your medium of choice is scenery, costume, lighting, sound, or projections. Unmasking Theatre Design shows you how to cultivate creative thinking skills through every step of theatre design - from the first play reading to the finished design presentation.

Approaches to Actor Training: International Perspectives

Paperback, 10/04/2020, £27.99
This insightful and practically-focused collection brings together different approaches to actor training from professionals based at universities and conservatoires in the UK, the US and Australia.

Drama Menu: Theatre Games in Three Courses

Paperback, 23/04/2015, £14.99
A brand new concept for planning and delivering dynamic, progressive drama lessons and workshops. Packed with over 150 tried-and-tested theatre games, exercises and improvisation ideas, it's an essential resource for any drama teacher or workshop leader - guaranteed to deliver delicious drama sessions every time.

Performance, Movement and the Body

Paperback, 15/01/2019, £21.99
Investigating a range of influential movement training practices, this ambitious book considers the significance of professional training to performers and their bodies.

So You Want To Be In Musicals

Paperback, 25/09/2012, £12.99
An invaluable guide to how to start and maintain a career in musical theatre, from one of the most successful and brightest stars of The West End and Broadway, Ruthie Henshall.

Television Performance

Paperback, 13/08/2019, £26.99
This innovative and timely collection offers a wide-reaching critical evaluation of performance in television, mapping out key conventions, practices and concerns while introducing performance theory and criticism to the established field of television studies.
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