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Module Reading List

Performance Project 3: Public Performance, 2021/22
Dr Tony Gardner
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

General Reading

This is an indicative list. Your supervising tutor will provide you with additional texts as appropriate to your chosen project.

Adshead, J (eds) (1986), Choreography : principles and practice : report of the fourth study of dance conference, University of Surrey, 4-7 April 1986, University of Surrey

Auslander, P. (1997), From acting to performance : essays in modernism and postmodernism, London: Routledge

Baugh, C (2005) Theatre performance and technology : the development of scenography in the twentieth century, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan

Blom, L A & L T Chaplin (1982), The intimate act of choreography, University of Pittsburgh

Blom, L A & L T Chaplin (1988), A movement of movements : is another world really possible?, Dance Books Ltd

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

Braun, E. (1982), The director and the stage : from Naturalism to Grotowski, London: Methuen

Campbell, P. (ed.) (1996), Analysing Performance, Manchester: MUP

Carlson, M. (1997), Performance, a critical introduction, London: Routledge

Chong, D (2002) Arts management, Routledge, London

Cohen, S J (1982), Next week, Swan Lake : reflections on dance and dances, Wesleyan University Press

Counsell, C. (1996), Signs of performance : an introduction to twentieth-century theatre, London: Routledge

Davis, T (2001) Stage design Crans-Pres-Celigny; Hove: RotoVision.

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

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

Goldberg, R. (1988), Performance Art, London: Thames & Hudson

Govan, E & Nicholson, H. (2007) Making a performance : devising histories and contemporary practices, London: Routledge

Graham, S. & Hoggett,S.(2009) The Frantic Assembly book of devising theatre, London: Routledge

Heathfield, A. (2004), Live : art and performance, London: Tate Publishing

Heddon, D and Milling, J (2006) Devising performance : a critical history, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Hodge, A. (2000), Twentieth century actor training, London: Routledge

Howard, P (2009), What is scenography? (2nd edition) Routledge

Kaye, N. (1994), Postmodernism and performance London: Macmillan

Kennedy, D (2001), Looking at Shakespeare : a visual history of twentieth-century performance Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Kershaw, B (1992) The politics of performance : radical theatre as cultural intervention, Routledge

Kreemer, C (1987), Further steps : fifteen choreographers on modern dance, Harper & Roe

Lehmann, H.T. (2006) Postdramatic theatre, London:Routledge

Marty, Paulette (2019), Contemporary Women Stage DirectorsLondon, New York, Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

McAuley, G (1999) Space in performance : making meaning in the theatre, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press

McFee, G (1992), Understanding dance, London: Routledge

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

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

Mitchell, K (2008) The director's craft : a handbook for the theatre, London:Routledge

O'Grady, Alice (2017), Risk, Participation, and Performance Practice: Critical Vulnerabilities in a Precarious WorldBasingstoke:Palgrave Macmillan  

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

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

Pavis, P (2003) Analyzing performance : theater, dance, and film, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press

Read, A (1993), Theatre and everyday life : an ethics of performance, London: Routledge

Roose-Evans, J. (1989), Experimental theatre from Stanislavsky to today, London: Routledge

Schechner, R. (1988), Performance Theory, London: Routledge

Schechner, R. (1994) (revised) Environmental theater New York: Applause

Shomit, M. (1992), Systems of rehearsal : Stanislavsky, Brecht, Grotowski and Brook, London: Routledge

Sidiropoulou, Avra ( 2011), Authoring performance : the director in contemporary theatre Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Sidiropoulou, Avra ( 2018), Directions for directing : theatre and method ISBN: 9780415789271 (hardback : alk. paper); 9780415789288 (paperback : alk. paper); 9781315222905 (ebook), Abingdon/New York: Routledge.  

States, B O (1985), Great reckonings in little rooms : on the phenomenology of theatre, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press

Tufnell, M & C Chrickman (1990), Body space image : notes towards improvisation and performance, Virago Extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Williams, D(1999) Collaborative theatre : the Théâtre du Soleil sourcebook London: Routledge

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

Zarrilli, P. (ed.) (1995), Acting Re-Considered, London: Routledge

This list was last updated on 01/11/2019