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  1. The Routledge Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies

    By Erika Fischer-Lichte

    Edited by Minou Arjomand and Ramona Mosse

    Is everything theater? Erika Fischer-Lichte's new introductory title explores the central concepts of theater and performance offering a broad guide to the study.

  2. Featured Author - Robert Cohen

    Read our interview with author Robert Cohen, in which he reveals some interesting facts and background to his groundbreaking work in acting theory.

    Learn more about his latest book Acting Power: The 21st Century Edition.

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New Titles

  1. The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy

    Dramaturgy, in its many forms, is a fundamental and indispensable element of contemporary theater. In its earliest definition, the word itself means a comprehensive theory of "play making."  

    The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy  focuses on contemporary dramaturgical practice, bringing together contributions not only from academics but also from prominent working dramaturgs. The inclusion of both means a strong level of engagement with current issues in dramaturgy, from the impact of social media to the ongoing centrality of interdisciplinary and intermedial processes.


  2. Your Practical Guide to Puppetry - Accessorizing Your Puppet

    The following is an excerpt from the forth-coming The Well Dressed Puppet: A Guide to Creating Puppet Costumes by Cheralyn Lambeth. Available for pre-order today!

    Read the excerpt…

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Research & Reference

  1. Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    Reissuing works originally published between 1933 and 1993, Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance offers a selection of scholarship on the Bard's work on stage. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set of performance history and criticism. 

    Click here to view the titles in the collection.

  2. Routledge Performance Archive hits a HUNDRED

    Come and celebrate with us! In 2014 the RPA hits a hundred: the Routledge Performance Archive gives students and practitioners over 100 hours of high-quality and hand-picked audiovisual material, direct to the library, classroom and studio. Intrigued?

    Come find out more about what the RPA could do for you, and how you can gain access.

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General Interest

  1. Featured Author - Experience Bryon

    Read our interview with author Experience Bryon in which she shares the moments that most shaped her career and the basis for her book, Integrative Performance.

  2. Featured Author - Ellen E. Jones

    Read our interview with author Ellen E. Jones in which she sheds light on her twenty-plus years experience in the industry as a lighting designer, scenic designer, and scenic artist.

    Ellen reveals how she began incorporating sustainable practices in her own work, as well as tips that every threatre production can employ to make for a greener theater.  

    Read the entire interview...

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  1. New Routledge/Icarus Series - ‘Theatre as a Laboratory’

    Routledge are pleased to announce these English editions of Icarus Publishing Enterprise’s pioneering books, as part of our exciting new ‘Theatre as a Laboratory’ series.

    Find out more here!

  2. CHOICE Reviewed Titles from Routledge Theatre & Performance

    The Routledge Theatre & Performance list has developed a reputation for world-renowned scholarship and groundbreaking content. This is the opinion shared by many of the reviewers who look over our new texts on behalf of CHOICE Reviews, part of the American Library Association and the premier source for academic feedback. Please read on for the latest views from the academic community.

    The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy, edited by Magda Romanska is Highly Recommended!

    “Romanska (Emerson College; resident dramaturg, Boston Lyric Opera) has put together a robust, impressively comprehensive volume that covers the ever-broadening scope of contemporary dramaturgy within a global context… this volume reveals the established, emerging, and imagined ideas of what dramaturgy is and could be… [it] is destined to become a go-to reference for practitioners and students of dramaturgy, along with directors, critics, playwrights, and theater scholars… Summing Up: Highly recommended.” – CHOICE, May 2015 

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  1. Actors and Acting

    New and Key Titles 2014

    Online Catalog

  2. Focal Press

    New and Key Titles 2015

    Online Catalog or Download PDF

  3. Routledge Theatre Research

    Cutting-Edge Studies and Edited Collections

    Online Catalog

  4. Stage and Theatre Design

    Titles from Routledge and Focal Press Theatre and Performance Studies

    Online Catalog

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