Essential Bibliography

Kiara Pipino

Find below a list of resources related to what has been discussed in this textbook. The list has been curated in order to allow you to expand your knowledge on each topic without going into greater details.

Chapter 1: Why Theatre?

Downs William Missouri et al. The Art of Theatre : Then and Now. 3rd ed. Wadsworth Cengage Learning 2013.

Brockett Oscar G et al. The Essential Theatre. Eleventh edition; Student ed. Cengage Learning 2017.

Mackintosh Iain. Architecture Actor and Audience. Routledge 2015.

Chapter 2: Theatrical Spaces and How to Read a Play

Ball David. Backwards and Forwards : A Technical Manual for Reading Plays. Southern Illinois University Press 1983.

Knopf Robert. Script Analysis for Theatre : Tools for Interpretation Collaboration and Production. Bloomsbury Methuen Drama an Imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2017.

Thomas James. Script Analysis for Actors Directors and Designers 5th Edition. Focal Press 2013. INSERT-MISSING-DATABASE-NAME^u. Accessed 2 Nov. 2022.

Zeigler Joseph Wesley and Alan Schneider. Regional Theatre : The Revolutionary Stage. University of Minnesota Press 1973.

Aristotle Aristotle et al. Poetics : The James Hutton Translation : Ancient Contexts Interpretations. First ed. W.W. Norton & Company 2018.

Chapter 3:  Genres and Style

Aristotle Aristotle et al. Poetics : The James Hutton Translation : Ancient Contexts Interpretations. First ed. W.W. Norton & Company 2018.

Letwin David et al. The Architecture of Drama : Plot Character Theme Genre and Style. Scarecrow Press 2008.

Wilson Edwin. The Theatre Experience. Fourteenth ed. McGraw-Hill Education 2020.

Chapter 4: The Actor

Stanislavsky Konstantin and Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood. An Actor Prepares. Routledge 1989.

Hagen Uta and Haskel Frankel. Respect for Acting. Macmillan 1973.

Chekhov Michael. To the Actor : On the Technique of Acting. 1st ed. Harper & Brothers 1953.

Adler Stella et al. The Art of Acting. Applause Books ; Combined Book Services ; Sales & Distribution Hal Leonard Corp 2000.

Cohen Robert. Acting Power : The 21st Century Edition. 21st Century ed. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group 2013.

Shurtleff Michael. Audition : Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part. Walker 1978.

Chapter 5: The Director

Brook Peter. The Empty Space. [1st American ed.] ed. Atheneum 1968.

Hauser Frank and Russell Reich. Notes on Directing : 130 Lessons in Leadership from the Director’s Chair. Walker & Company 2008. INSERT-MISSING-DATABASE-NAME Accessed 2 Nov. 2022.

Clurman Harold. On Directing. 1st Fireside ed. Fireside Book 1997.

Ball William. A Sense of Direction : Some Observations on the Art of Directing. First ed. Drama Book 1984.

Bloom Michael. Thinking Like a Director : A Practical Handbook. First ed. Farrar Straus and Giroux 2001.

Hodge Francis. Play Directing : Analysis Communication and Style. 3rd ed. Prentice Hall 1988.

Chapter 6: The Producer

Binder David et al. The Commercial Theater Institute Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals. Applause Theatre & Cinema Books 2006.

Conte David M and Stephen Langley. Theatre Management : Producing and Managing the Performing Arts. EntertainmentPro 2007.

Seabright James. So You Want to Be a Theatre Producer? Nick Hern Books 2010.

Grippo Charles. The Stage Producer’s Business and Legal Guide. Allworth Press 2002.

Chapter 7: The Playwright

Egri Lajos. The Art of Dramatic Writing. Must Have Books 2019.

Hatcher Jeffrey. The Art & Craft of Playwriting. 1st pbk. ed. Story Press 20001996.

Rebeck Theresa. Free Fire Zone : A Playwright’s Adventures on the Creative Battlefields of Film Tv and Theater. 1st ed. Smith and Kraus 2007.

Chapter 8: The Set Designer/Chapter 9: The Costume Designer/Chapter 10: The Lighting Designer

Jones Robert Edmond. The Dramatic Imagination : Reflections and Speculations on the Art of the Theatre. Theatre Arts Books 1969.

Brewster Karen and Melissa Shafer. Fundamentals of Theatrical Design. Allworth Press 2011.

Stribling Zachary and John Holloway. Illustrated Theatre Production Guide. Fourth ed. Routledge 2021.

Pecktal Lynn. Designing and Drawing for the Theatre. McGraw-Hill 1995.

Parker W. Oren et al. Scene Design and Stage Lighting. 9th ed. Wadsworth Cengage Learning 2008.

Gillette J. Michael. Theatrical Design and Production : An Introduction to Scene Design and Construction Lighting Sound Costume and Makeup. 2nd ed. Mayfield Pub 1992.

Jory Marcia Dixcy. The Ingenue in White : Reflections of a Costume Designer. Smith and Kraus 2003.

Merz Melissa. The Art and Practice of Costume Design. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group 2017.

Ingham Rosemary and Liz Covey. The Costume Designer’s Handbook : A Complete Guide for Amateur and Professional Costume Designers. 2nd ed. rev. and updated ed. Heinemann 1992.

Chapter 11: Theatre History, in Brief!

Aristotle, . The Poetics of Aristotle. Translated by S. H. Butcher, London, Macmillan and Company, 1922.

Brater, Enoch, and Phyllis Hartnoll. The Theatre: A Concise History. Edited by Enoch Brater, Thames & Hudson, 2012.

Brockett, Oscar Gross, and Robert J. Ball. The Essential Theatre. Cengage Wadsworth, 2011.

Ferris-Hill, Jennifer. Horace’s Ars Poetica FAMILY, FRIENDSHIP, AND THE ART OF LIVING. 1 ed., Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2019.

“mumming play | drama | Britannica.” Encyclopedia Britannica, Accessed 16 July 2022.

“001: “In Dahomey”, London – 1903 – Jeffrey Green. Historian.” Jeffrey Green. Historian, Accessed 18 July 2022.

“Revels: Accounts etc. Parts 13 to 33. Part 13 is the account of Edmund Tylney for the… | The National Archives.” The National Archives – Discovery, Accessed 17 July 2022.

Wilson, Edwin, and Alvin Goldfarb. Living Theatre: A History of Theatre. Edited by W. W. Norton & Company, N.W. Norton, 2018.

Worthen, William B. The Wadsworth Anthology of Drama. Edited by William B. Worthen, Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2010.

Chapter 12: Applied Theatre

Boal, Augusto. The Rainbow of Desire: the Boal Method of Theatre and Therapy. Routledge, 1995.

Boal, Augusto. Games for Actors and Non-Actors. Routledge, 1992.

Boal, Augusto. Theatre of the Oppressed. Theatre Communications Group, 1985.

Colonial Williamsburg. Accessed July 12, 2022.

Conner Prairie Interactive History Park. Accessed July 12, 2022.

Ford, Antoinette. “Reminiscence Theatre.”, Accessed July 5, 2022.

Fort Ticonderoga. Accessed July 12, 2022.

Landy, Robert J., and David T. Montgomery. Theatre for Change: Education, Social Action and Therapy. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Prendergast, Monica and Juliana Saxton, eds. Applied Theatre: International Case Studies and Challenges for Practice. Intellect, 2016.

Prentki, Tim and Nicola Abraham, eds. The Applied Theatre Reader. Routledge, 2021.

Preston, Sheila. Applied Theatre Facilitation: Pedagogies, Practices, Resilience. Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016.

Newson, Lloyd. “DV8’s To Be Straight With You: dancing against prejudice,” Guardian. October 28, 2008.

Nicholson, Helen. Applied Drama: the Gift of Theatre. Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

Odendahl- James, Jules. “A History of U.S. Documentary Theatre in Three Stages,” American Theatre, August 22, 2017. Accessed July 12, 2022.

Schweiser, Pamela. Reminiscence Theatre: Making Theatre from Memories. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006.

The British Association of Dramatherapists., Accessed July 5, 2022.

Chapter 13: Musical Theatre

Kenrick John and ProQuest (Firm). Musical Theatre a History. Pbk. ed. Continuum 2010.

Jones John Bush. Our Musicals Ourselves : A Social History of the American Musical Theatre. 1st Brandeis/University Press of New England pbk. ed. Brandeis University Press Published by University Press of New England 20042003.

Stempel Larry. Showtime : A History of the Broadway Musical Theater. First ed. W.W. Norton & Company 2010.

McLamore Alyson. Musical Theater : An Appreciation. Second ed. Routledge 2018.

Chapter 14: Global Theatre

Westlake E. J. World Theatre : The Basics. Routledge an Imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group 2017.

Nellhaus Tobin. Theatre Histories : An Introduction. Third ed. Routledge 2016.

Liu Siyuan. Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre. Routledge 2017.


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