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Theatre and Voice

Paperback, 27/07/2017, £6.99
How can we rethink the importance of voice in performance? How can we understand voice simultaneously as music and text, as sound and body, or as both personal and political? This book explores voice across genres, media and cultures, inviting the reader to reassess established ways of analysing, enjoying and listening to voice.

Musical Theatre: A Workbook for Further Study

Paperback, 10/02/2017, £23.99
An accessible and engaging second workbook on musical theatre, presenting students with the next steps for practising, developing and honing their performance skills. Packed with activities and examples, and offering expanded coverage of acting and dance, this text gives students the skills, rigour and independence to excel in this dynamic form.

Theatre and Disability

Paperback, 27/07/2017, £6.99

Theatre and Dance

Paperback, 17/01/2018, £6.99
This succinct and engaging text explores the interdependence between theatre and dance.

Acting Professionally: Raw Facts about Careers in Acting

Paperback, 24/02/2017, £22.99
This is the essential guide for anyone interested in pursuing an acting career. Praised for its honesty, broad coverage and wise advice from working professionals, the new edition is fully updated to reflect the acting industry today and is filled with advice and warnings to help you succeed.

Research Methods in Theatre and Performance

Paperback, 01/05/2010, £24.99
How have theatre and performance research methods and methodologies engaged the expanding diversity of performing arts practices? How can students best combine performance/theatre research approaches in their projects? This book's 29 contributors provide hands-on answers to such questions.

Shakespeare and Directing in Practice

Paperback, 22/05/2018, £22.99
When directors approach Shakespeare, is the play always the thing - or might something else sometimes be the thing? How can directing produce fresh contexts for Shakespeare's work?

Theatre and Photography

Paperback, 03/12/2014, £6.99
Examining the relationship between theatre and photography, this book shows how the two intertwine and provide vantage points for understanding each other. Joel Anderson explores the theory and practice of photographing theatre and performance, as well as theatre and photography's mutual preoccupation with posing, staging, framing, and stillness.

Theatre and Museums

Paperback, 07/12/2012, £6.99
Bennett explores the relationship between theatre and museums, looking particularly at the collaborative processes that intertwine these two cultural practices. She argues that discourses of performance studies can open up new avenues of inquiry about the production and reception of the museum experience and its place in contemporary culture.

Between Us: Audiences, Affect and the In-Between

Paperback, 11/11/2016, £20.99
This is a book for audiences. It is a book for anyone who watches, is watched, and all the spaces in between. Introducing the idea of performance as a shared transformative experience, this engaging book will help you make sense of the performer/audience interaction in a landscape where boundaries are collapsing.

Theatre Studies: The Basics

Paperback, 15/07/2013, £16.99

World Theatre: The Basics

Paperback, 02/02/2017, £17.99

An Actor Prepares

Paperback, 25/04/2013, £10.99

Arthur Miller

Paperback, 15/08/1994, £16.99
A collection of Arthur Miller's thoughts on theatre, politics and society spanning some 25 years. It includes 23 interviews which illustrate Miller's developing view on the theatre, the nature of tragedy, what makes plays endure and the theatre in Britain, Russia and the USA.

Guide to Greek Theatre and Drama, The

Paperback, 01/05/2003, £15.99
This title offers a survey into the place and purpose of theatre in Ancient Greece. It provides an author-by-author examination of the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes and Menander plus how and where the plays were performed, who acted them out and who watched them.

Source Book in Theatrical History

Paperback, £14.99

Greek Tragedy

Paperback, 02/10/1997, £24.99
This book deals with the historical context of ancient Greek tragic performances, with the plays themselves, and with later adaptation and re-performance, down to modern times.

Cambridge Companion to Brecht

Paperback, 21/12/2006, £23.99
Updated edition of The Cambridge Companion to Brecht, introducing new voices and themes.

Acting for Film

Paperback, 09/01/2003, £16.99
What makes film acting different from acting on stage or TV? This book is a guide designed for actors already working in film, for those who want to, as well as for directors, teachers and anyone interested in film acting.

Devised And Collaborative Theatre

Paperback, 31/07/2002, £14.99
This text is written for all companies, student and professional, who are interested in non-text-based theatre and aims to shine a practical light on the passionate business of the devising process.

Theatre and Its Double

Paperback, 01/06/1993, £7.99

Oxford Guide to Plays

Paperback, 31/05/2007, £14.99
The Oxford Guide to Plays provides information on 1000 of the most important plays in world theatre. Each entry contains essential information including title, author, dates of composition and first performance, genre, composition of the cast, a synopsis of the plot, and a brief commentary.

Modern American Drama

Paperback, 21/12/2000, £37.99
New edition of Modern American Drama completes the survey and comes up to 2000.

Actor And The Text

Paperback, 15/04/1993, £14.99
Cicely Berry, Voice Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, is world-famous for her voice teaching. The Actor and the Text is her classic book, distilled from years of working with actors of the highest calibre.

Cambridge Introduction to Scenography

Paperback, 19/11/2009, £19.99
An invaluable introduction for students to the purpose and scope of scenography, its theories and concepts, pioneers and future potential.

State Of The Nation

Paperback, 31/12/2007, £14.99
Presents an overview of modern British theatre. This book includes a fresh and challenging look at the vast upheavals that have taken place in British society, and the theatre which documents and challenges it, in the course of sixty turbulent years. It also looks at post-war Britain from a theatrical perspective.

Crafty Art Of Playmaking

Paperback, 22/01/2004, £10.99
From helpful hints on writing to tips on directing (working with actors and technicians, when to listen to the experts, how to cope with rehearsals), this book provides a complete primer to the art of playwriting.

Faber Pocket Guide To Greek And Roman Drama

Paperback, 02/06/2005, £9.99

Stage Management: The Essential Handbook 3ed

Paperback, 25/02/2010, £14.99
Intended for students, graduates and various aspirants to stage management, amateur or professional, whether the production is on a large or small scale, this title offers the basics of stage management. Featuring charts and helpful checklists, it takes the reader through a typical production week by week.


Paperback, 26/03/2004, £9.99
Actors need actions. They cannot "act" adjectives, they need verbs; they need an aim to achieve, an action to perform. This is a thesaurus of active verbs with which the actor can refine the action-word until she or her hits exactly the right one to help make the action come alive.

101 Greatest Plays: From Antiquity to the Present

Paperback, 01/09/2016, £11.99
Offering a personal selection of the 101 plays ranging from the Greeks to the present-day, the author poses an infinite number of questions. What makes a great play? Does the definition change with time and circumstance? Or are certain common factors visible down the ages?


Paperback, 18/03/2016, £20.99
In this invitation to reflect on the power of performance, Diana Taylor explores the multiple and overlapping meanings of performance, showing how it can convey everything from artistic, economic, and sexual performance, to providing ways of understanding how race, gender, identity, and power are performed.

Great Operas: Guide to 25 of the World's Finest Musical Experiences

Hardback, 01/11/2012, £25.00
Michael Steen, author of the acclaimed The Lives and Times of the Great Composers, provides a compendium of self-standing short guides to 25 of the world's greatest and most popular operas.

Feminism and Theatre

Paperback, 14/02/2008, £28.99
This classic study is both an introduction to, and an overview of, the relationship between feminism and theatre. The reissued edition features a new Foreword by Elaine Aston who examines the context in which Case's book was written, the influence it has had, subsequent developments in the field and the continued importance of the work.

History of the Theatre

Paperback, 26/12/2008, £125.99

Key Concepts In Drama And Performance 2ed

Paperback, 06/05/2010, £25.99
An invaluable companion which enables the reader to acquire and understand a vocabulary for discussion and critical thinking on all aspects of the subject. The clear explanations of the concepts support students in their practical and theoretical explorations of the subjects and offer insights for research and reflective writing.

What is Theatre?

7, 02/03/1997, £51.99
Shows how to read a play-text and to see and hear its potential for performance. This work engages its readers in the realities of the theatre. It provides practical advice for understanding how theatre works and how plays come alive in performance. It also includes suggestions for student essays and class discussions.

Empty Space

Paperback, 31/01/2008, £9.99
Explores the issues facing theatrical performances. This work describes important developments in theatre from the last century, as well as smaller scale events, from productions by Stanislavsky to the rise of Method Acting. It also shows how theatre defies rules, builds and shatters illusions and creates lasting memories for its audiences.

Oxford Dictionary of Plays, The

Hardback, 24/03/2005, £38.99
Provides information on 1000 of the popular and important plays of world theatre. Each entry of this work contains information including title, author, dates of composition and first performance, genre, composition of the cast, a synopsis of the plot, and a brief commentary.

Theatre of Bertolt Brecht

Paperback, £15.99
This study of Brecht's theatre, first published in 1959, traces his stylistic development as a playwright and stage director through each of his major plays and explains his evolving notion of epic theatre within the political and social climate of the 1920s, Marxism, Nazism and post-war Communism.

Shifting Point

Paperback, 13/04/1989, £14.99
In The Shifting Point, his first book since The Empty Space, Brook assesses the lessons of his pioneering work from his brilliant debut at Stratford and the West End in the 1960s to the triumphant success of The Mahabharata.

Methuen Drama Book of Monologues for Young Actors

Paperback, 19/09/2002, £12.99
This volume contains speeches suitable for performance at auditions, individual acting classes, competitions, festivals and examination The pieces are varied in content, tone and style and are equipped with an introduction which sets the context for each piece.

Radioactive monologues for men

Paperback, 04/08/2006, £12.99
Presents over thirty extracts from the plays for radio and stage. Designed as a resource for actors working in radio, theatre or television, this collection of extracts is helpful for audition and performance work. Each extract is accompanied by a brief introduction and features an essay on the challenges, skills and rewards of radio acting.

Avant Garde Theatre

Paperback, 20/05/1993, £33.99
Examining the development of avant garde theatre from the 1890s up to the present day, this book exposes a central paradox of modern theatre; that the motivating force of theatrical experimentation is primitivism. This is central to understanding political and aesthetic aspects of modern theatre.

Costume and Make-up

Paperback, 22/09/1988, £9.95
This comprehensive volume guides the reader to research and construct costumes.

Steven Berkoff & the theatre of self-performance

Paperback, 29/01/2004, £16.99
This book is the first substantial study of Steven Berkoff's career, examining the construction and projection of his notorious public persona through his plays and writings.

Actor's Guide to Auditions and Interviews

Paperback, 31/03/2004, £15.99
Now in its third edition, this guide outlines the techniques needed to achieve success in getting acting work. It covers all aspects of casting, including gaining a place on a drama course, landing a part in a film, TV commercials or theatre, and becoming a radio or TV presenter.

Singing and the Actor 2ED

Paperback, 20/09/2004, £16.99
This guide takes the reader through a practical training programme relevant to the modern singing actor and dancer. A variety of contemporary voice qualities, including belting and twang are explained, with exercises for each topic.
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