Recommended books for drama school or theatre studies students

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  • Known through three editions as the boldest and most distinguished introduction to drama, William Worthen’s pace-setting text continues to provide exciting plays usefully situated…
  • The Routledge Drama Anthology and Sourcebook is a groundbreaking compilation of the key movements in the history of modern theatre, from the late Nineteenth Century to…
  • The Complete Works contains the texts of all Shakespeare’s plays, poems and sonnets, edited by leading Shakespeare scholars for the renowned Arden series. A general introduction…
  • Authoritative and wide-ranging, this absorbing account of the history of theatre draws on the latest scholarly research to describe and celebrate theatre’s greatest achievemenst…
  • Theatre Studies: The Basics is a fully updated guide to the wonderful world of theatre. The practical and theoretical dimensions of theatre – from acting to audience – are…
  • Open the paper, turn on the news, and sooner or later you’ll meet the words ‘tragic’ and ‘tragedy’
  • An overview of the tragic theatre canon – including chapters on the Greeks, Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov, post-colonial drama, and Beckett
  • An invaluable introduction to the principles and practice of actor training and its role in shaping modern theatre.
  • This is a book aimed at students yet to be introduced into the field, rather than at those who have already had some exposure to semiotics and theatre. As such, it provides an…
  • An introduction to performance analysis for students of the contemporary arts.