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Age and Dancing: Older People and Community Dance Practice

Paperback, 07/12/2012, £26.99
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.

Essential guide to business in the Performing Arts

Paperback, 02/09/1996, £23.99
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.

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

Hardback, 10/08/2017, £75.00
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."

Treading The Dance

Hardback, 15/10/2011, £25.00

Shoot, Get Treasure, Repeat

Paperback, 02/04/2008, £12.99
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

American Musical and the Formation of National Identity

Paperback, 27/03/2006, £24.95
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.

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.

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

Paperback, 03/07/2014, £8.99
'The working mum's version of Eddie Izzard's 50 marathons in 50 days. Hilarious.' Sally Phillips


Hardback, 21/09/2017, £12.99
COMEDY, TRAGEDY, THERAPY Simon Amstell did his first stand-up gig at the age of thirteen. From a complicated childhood in Essex to an Ayahuasca-led epiphany in the Amazon rainforest, this story will make you laugh, cry and then feel happier than you've ever been.

Modern Romance

Paperback, 27/01/2016, £8.99
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.

An Actor's Work

Paperback, 22/09/2016, £19.99

Practical Guide to Ensemble Devising

Paperback, 01/06/2015, £19.99
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.

Devising Performance: A Critical History

Paperback, 23/09/2005, £18.99

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

09/09/2011, £26.00
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.

Studying Plays

Paperback, 25/01/2018, £17.99

Theatre and Race

Paperback, 24/05/2013, £6.99
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, £8.99
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, £89.99
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.

Chopin's Piano: A Journey through Romanticism

Hardback, 07/06/2018, £20.00

Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre 2ed

Paperback, 15/07/2014, £23.99

Ballet Body Narratives: Pain, Pleasure and Perfection in Embodied Identity

Paperback, 29/05/2015, £40.00
Ballet Body Narratives is an ethnographic exploration of the social world of classical ballet and the embodiment of young ballet dancers as they engage in "becoming a dancer" in ballet schooling in England. This book sheds new light on the distinctiveness of ballet culture in studies of the body.

May I Have the Pleasure?

Paperback, 25/04/2013, £12.50
This book sets out to trace the development of our social dancing from its origins in the ancient ring dances of antiquity to the teenager's beat dancing of today.

Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit

Paperback, 19/06/2014, £10.99
A revised and updated edition of Bella Merlin's essential guide to Stanislavsky.

Mike Brewer's Warm-ups

Paperback, 22/08/2002, £7.99
A handbook for singers and choral directors. It contains physical and mental activities to tackle various aspects of vocal technique, including: posture, breathing, sound-making, velocity, virtuosity and flexibility, range, register and resonance, harmony and blend, body, mind and spirit.

Dancer's Guide to Getting Work

Paperback, 01/02/2005, £15.99
If you were born to dance, but are having difficulty with the first steps to stardom, this is the book for you. From finding the right training to getting an agent, from performing in music videos to working on the West End stage, this is a down-to-earth source book of tips that will inspire and encourage you.

Director's Craft: A Handbook for the Theatre

Paperback, 12/08/2008, £23.99
A step-by-step guide to directing for the stage. It provides assistance with various aspects of the varied challenges facing all theatre directors. It addresses topics such as: the ideas that underpin a play's text; preparing improvisations; twelve Golden Rules for working with actors; and, analysing your work after a run has ended.

Vision of Modern Dance 2ed

Paperback, 01/10/1998, £20.00

Directing - a Handbook for Emerging Theatre Directors

Paperback, 29/09/2011, £16.99
This vital handbook for directors just starting out offers an overview of historic and current practice as well as key theories, professional advice, interviews with practitioners and a series of exercises to develop the director's own approach and practical skills.

Theatre and the Body

Paperback, 04/12/2009, £6.99
Bodies are active and dynamic elements of theatre production and spectatorship. They are important concepts as well as objects within theatre. This book examines the rich and complex relationships between the uses of bodies in theatre and the ways in which bodies are culturally imagined and understood in theatre.

Conditioning for Dancers

Paperback, 15/09/2009, £26.50

My Body, the Buddhist

Paperback, 01/12/2000, £15.00
A premiere choreographer's compelling argument for the agency of the body in creative processes.

Toning: Creative Power of the Voice

Paperback, 01/12/1987, £8.99

Viewpoints Book: A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition

Paperback, 24/04/2014, £12.99
An invaluable resource for theatre-makers, as well as for anyone with an interest in collaboration and the creative process, whether in art, business or daily life.

Dance to the Piper

Hardback, 11/02/2016, £11.99

Art of Songwriting

Paperback, 14/07/2016, £16.99

Stanislavski an introduction

Paperback, 30/09/2008, £10.99
The Stanislavski "system" is still the only comprehensive method of actor training we posses. This text traces the growth of the "system" from its roots in the tradition of Russian realism, and charts the various phases it went through until the final emergence of the Method of Physical Action.

Student Dancer: Emotional Aspects of the Teaching and Learning of Dance

Paperback, 08/06/2000, £15.00
This work deals with the psychological as opposed to the physical aspects of dance training. In "The Student Dancer" Julia Buckroyd brings together the fields of education, welfare, counselling and psychology in relation to dance teaching and training.

Dance Composition: A Practical Guide to Creative Success in Dance Making 6ed

Paperback, 04/06/2010, £25.99
Dance composition is an important part of dance education because it is the discipline that translates ideas into dances. Revised, redesigned and expanded, and now with a new DVD, this seminal book explores essential guidelines and thus contributes to a greater understanding of dance composition as a discipline.

Different Every Night: Freeing the Actor

Paperback, 11/10/2007, £14.99
Containing rehearsal methodology, this book offers practical advice and guidance as well as different useful techniques for actors and directors.

Dance Analysis: Theory and Practice

Paperback, 09/08/1994, £12.50

Intimate Act Of Choreography

Paperback, 10/08/1995, £14.95
Designed to be a treasured daily companion to the dance teacher or company director... It is not merely what is presented, but the delightful way the authors stimulate the imagination along the way that sets this book apart from others of its kind. Jan Wilkens, Dance Teacher Now

Body, Dance and Cultural Theory

7, 17/07/2003, £19.99
Using a series of case studies, this text explores ways of looking at dance as a social and artistic (bodily) practice, as a means of generating insights into the politics of identity and difference as they are situated and traced through representations of the body and bodily practices.

How to Talk Dirty and Influence People: An Autobiography

Paperback, 18/08/2016, £10.99
Lenny Bruce's classic autobiography, with a new preface by Lewis Black and a new foreword by jazz critic Howard Reich

Blue Touch Paper: A Memoir

Paperback, 06/10/2016, £9.99
When, in 2000, the National Theatre published its poll of the hundred best plays of the 20th century, David Hare had written five of them. In this memoir, ending as Margaret Thatcher comes to power in 1979, he describes his childhood, and his painful apprenticeship to the trade of dramatist.

Theatre Histories: An Introduction 3ed

Paperback, 26/02/2016, £37.99


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