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PECI 1703 Module Reading List

Performance Project 1: From Text to Performance, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr George Rodosthenous
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

PECI 1703 Performance Project 1: From Text to Performance

Core texts

Govan, E. et al. 2007 Making a performance : devising histories and contemporary practices. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge [available online]

Heddon, D and Milling, J. 2006. Devising performance : a critical history, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [available online] 

Radosavljević, D. 2013. Theatre-making : interplay between text and performance in the 21st century. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan [available online] 

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Indicative Reading

Auslander, P. 1997. From acting to performance : essays in modernism and postmodernism, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge

Bogart, A. and Landau, T. 2005. The viewpoints book : a practical guide to viewpoints and composition. New York: Theatre Communications Group.

Carlson, M. 1996. Performance: A Critical Introduction. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Fortier, M. 1997. Theory/theatre : an introduction (2nd edition). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge

Hadjioannou, M. & Rodosthenous, G. 2011. In between stage and screen: the intermedial in Katie Mitchell’s … some trace of her. International journal of performance arts and digital media., 7 (1), 43-59.

Kaye, N. 1994. Postmodernism and Performance. London: Macmillan

Kershaw, B. 1992. The Politics of Performance, Routledge

Lehmann, H. 2006. Postdramatic Theatre. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge [available online]

Roose-Evans, J. 1989. Experimental Theatre, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge

Rugg, J. ed. 2007. Issues in curating contemporary art and performance, Chicago: Intellect.

Schechner, R.1995. Environmental theater (2nd revised edition). New York: Applause

Schechner, R. 2002. Performance Studies: An Introduction. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Whitmore, J. 1994. Directing postmodern theater : shaping signification in performance, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press

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Acting and Movement

Alfreds, M. 2007. Different every night : freeing the actor. London: Nick Hern Books.

Blom, L A & L T Chaplin. 1982. The Intimate Act of Choreography. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh

Blom, L A & L T Chaplin. 1988, The moment of movement : dance improvisation. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh

Donnellan, D. 2005 . The Actor and the Target (2nd revised edition). London: Nick Hern Books.

Evans, M. 2015. The actor training reader. London: Routledge

Grotowski, J. 1991[1968]. Towards a poor theatre, London: Methuen Drama.

Hodge, A. ed. 2000. Twentieth century actor training, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge

Lavender, A. and Harvie, J. eds. 2010. Making contemporary theatre : international rehearsal processes. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Merlin, B. 2001. Beyond Stanislavsky : the psycho-physical approach to actor training, New York: Routledge.

Slowiac, J. and Cuesta, J. 2007. Jerzy Grotowski. London: Methuen.

Stanislavski, C, 2008. An Actor’s Work, trans. J.Benedetti. London: Routledge.

Zarrilli, P. ed. 1995. Acting Re-Considered. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Zarrilli, P. 2009. Psychophysical acting : an intercultural approach after Stanislavski. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge

Zinder, D.G. 2002. Body voice imagination : a training for the actor, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge

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Caines, R. and Heble, A. 2015. The improvisation studies reader : spontaneous acts. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Hodgson, J. and Richards, E. 1977. Improvisation, London: Eyre Methuen

Spolin, V. 1999. 3rd ed. Improvisation for the theatre : a handbook of teaching and directing techniques. Evanston, IL.: Northwestern University Press.

Tufnell, M. and Crickmay, C. 1990. Body space image : notes towards improvisation and performance. London: Virago.

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Collaboration and Devising

Alfreds, M. 2013. Then what happens? : storytelling and adapting for the theatre. London: Nick Hern Books

Bacon, J. 2005. It ain't what you do it's the way you do it. in Studies in theatre and performance. 25 (3), pp. 215-227.

Bottoms, S. and Ghoulish M. eds. 2007. Small acts of repair : performance, ecology, and Goat Island. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge

Christopher, K. ed. 2000. Schoolbook 2.. Chicago, IL:Goat Island

Graham, S. & Hoggett, S. 2009. The Frantic Assembly book of devising theatre, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge

Lavery, C. & Williams, D. 2011. Practising Participation: A Conversation with Lone Twin. Performance research : a journal of performing arts., 16 (4), pp. 7-14.

Mermikide, A & Smart, J. eds. 2010. Devising in process. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Shomit, M. 1992. Systems of rehearsal : Stanislavsky, Brecht, Grotowski and Brook. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge

Shyer, L. 1989. Robert Wilson and his collaborators, New York: Theatre Communications Group

Williams, D. ed.1999. Collaborative theatre : the Théâtre du Soleil sourcebook Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

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Management and Production Processes

Bilton, C. and Cummings, S. eds.2014. Handbook of management and creativity. Chichester: Edward Elgar.

Boddy, D. 2008. Management, An Introduction. Cambridge: Pearson Education (pp. 546-548)

Chong, D. 2002. Arts Management. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge,

Davis, H. and Scase, R. 2000. Managing creativity : the dynamics of work and organization. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Mitchell, K. 2008. The director's craft : a handbook for the theatre. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge

Palmer, S. 2000. Essential guide to stage management, lighting and sound, London: Hodder & Stoughton

Vitalie, M. 2019. Introduction to the Art of Stage Management. London: Bloomsbury. 

Whetton, D. A. and Cameron, K.S. 2007. Developing Management Skills, Eaglewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall (pp. 237-282)

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Aronson, A. (ed) 2018. The Routledge Companion to Scenography. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge   

Bicat, T. 2008. Puppets and performing objects : a practical guide. Marlborough: Crowood Press

Brown, R. 2010. Sound : a reader in theatre practice, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Di Benedetto, S. 2012. An introduction to theatre design. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge

Davis, T. 2001. Stage design. Hove: RotoVision.

Hann, R. 2018. Beyond scenography . London: Routledge.

Howard, P. 2009. What is Scenography? (2nd edition) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge

Ingham, R and L. Covey. 1992. The costume designer's handbook : a complete guide for amateur and professional costume designers. London: Heinemann

McKinney, J. & Butterworth, P. 2009. The Cambridge introduction to scenography Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

McKinney, J & Palmer, S. (eds) 2017 Scenography Expanded: an introduction to contemporary performance design, London: Bloomsbury Methuen   

Palmer, R.H. 1994. The Lighting Art – The Aesthetics of Stage Lighting Design (2nd edition) Eaglewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall

Palmer, S. 2013. Light : readings in theatre practice. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Shearing, D. 2017. ‘Audience Immersion, Mindfulness and the Experience of Scenography’ in McKinney, J & Palmer, S. (eds) 2017 Scenography Expanded: an introduction to contemporary performance design, London: Bloomsbury Methuen, pp.139-154   

Thorne, G.1999. Stage design : a practical guide. Marlborough: Crowood Press

This list was last updated on 19/01/2020