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Robert Lepage

Robert Lepage

2nd Edition

Forthcoming

Aleksandar Saša Dundjerović
June 05, 2019

Robert Lepage is one of Canada’s foremost theatre authors and directors. His company, Ex Machina, has toured to international acclaim and he has lent his talents to areas as diverse as opera, film, solo performance and installation art. His most celebrated work blends acute personal narratives with...

Etienne Decroux

Etienne Decroux

2nd Edition

Thomas Leabhart
December 20, 2018

Etienne Decroux is the primary creator of Corporeal Mime and one of modern theatre’s most charismatic innovators, known for his ground-breaking use of the body as the principal means of expression on stage. This second edition combines: an overview of Decroux’s life and work an analysis of...

Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson

2nd Edition

Maria Shevtsova
October 25, 2018

Robert Wilson is an American–European director who is also a performer, installation artist, writer, designer of light and much more besides – a crossover polymath who dissolves both generic and geographical boundaries and is a precursor of globalisation in the arts. This second edition of Robert...

Marina Abramović

Marina Abramović

2nd Edition

Mary Richards
October 17, 2018

Marina Abramović is the creator of pioneering performance art which transcends the form’s provocative origins. Her visceral and extreme performances have tested the limits of both body and mind, communicating with audiences worldwide on a personal and political level. Updated and revised throughout...

Michael Chekhov

Michael Chekhov

2nd Edition

Franc Chamberlain
September 13, 2018

Following in the footsteps of his renowned teacher Konstantin Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov’s work as an actor, author and theatre practitioner gave great insight into how to access the creative self. This revised and updated edition of Michael Chekhov includes: • A biographical introduction to...

Tadeusz Kantor

Tadeusz Kantor

1st Edition

Noel Witts
August 24, 2018

Tadeusz Kantor – a theoretician, director, innovator and painter famed for his very visual theatre style – was a key figure in European avant-garde theatre. He was also known for his challenging theatrical innovations, such as extending stages and the combination of mannequins with living actors....

Rudolf Laban

Rudolf Laban

1st Edition

Karen K. Bradley
August 01, 2018

Rudolf Laban was one of the leading dance theorists of the twentieth century. His work on dance analysis and notation raised the status of dance as both an art form and a scholarly discipline. This is the first book to combine: an overview of Laban’s life, work and influences an exploration of...

Eugenio Barba

Eugenio Barba

1st Edition

Jane Turner
June 27, 2018

Eugenio Barba is recognized as one of the most important theatre practitioners working today. Along with the company he founded over fifty years ago, the world-acclaimed Odin Teatret, he continues to produce extraordinary theatre performances that tour the world, and his International School of...

Anna Halprin

Anna Halprin

2nd Edition

Libby Worth, Helen Poynor
June 13, 2018

Anna Halprin traces the life's work of this radical dance-maker, documenting her early career as a modern dancer in the 1940s through to the development of her groundbreaking approach to dance as an accessible and life-enhancing art form. Now revised and reissued, this book: sketches the...

Pina Bausch

Pina Bausch

2nd Edition

Royd Climenhaga
June 11, 2018

This newly-updated second edition explores Pina Bausch’s work and methods by combining interviews, first-hand accounts, and practical exercises from her developmental process for students of both dance and theatre. This comprehensive overview of her work offers new and exciting insight into the...

Konstantin Stanislavsky

Konstantin Stanislavsky

2nd Edition

Bella Merlin
June 11, 2018

As one of the most well-known names in theatre history, Konstantin Stanislavsky’s teachings on actor training have endured throughout the decades, influencing scholars and practitioners even in the present day. This second edition of Konstantin Stanislavsky combines: an overview of Stanislavsky’s...

Augusto Boal

Augusto Boal

1st Edition

Frances Babbage
June 11, 2018

This newly-updated volume looks at the scope of Augusto Boal's career from his early work as a playwright and director in Sao Paulo in the 1950s, to the development of his ground-breaking manifesto in the 1970s for a 'Theatre of the Oppressed'. Offering fascinating reading for anyone interested in...

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