A Bibliography

Topic Author(s) Title Publisher Year Comments
Theatre Buildings Mackintosh, Ian Architecture, Actor and Audience. Routledge, London 1993
Cultural Theory Barthes, Roland Mythologies Vintage 1993 (1957) One of the ‘standards’ on semiotics. Worth bearing with it.
Cultural Theory Barthes, Roland Image Music Text. Fontana 1981
Cultural Theory Eco, Umberto Travels in Hyperreality. Picador 1987 Useful stuff on cultural perceptions
Community Sennett, Richard The fall of public Man London, Faber 1983 (1996) Interesting thesis about the realtionship of architecture, display, and life
Cultural Theory Storey, John Cultural theory and popular culture -An introduction Prentice Hall, (2nd Ed) 1997 Useful overview of this area of thinking
Cultural Theory Storey, John Cultural theory and popular culture -A reader Prentice Hall, (2nd Ed) 1997 Collection of original texts
Directories Blair, Samantha British Theatre Directory. Richmond House 1996
Directories McGillivray, D McGillivray’s Theatre Guide 1996-97. Rebecca Books, 1996 1996
Directories Tee, Dick (ed) The White Book Birdhurst Ltd annual
Directories Anon Contacts Spotlight publications annual Cheap and cheerful – does what it says on the cover. New editions in November
Theatre History Burgess, A A Dead Man in Deptford Vintage 1994
Theatre History Counsell, Colin Signs of Performance. Routledge 1996
Theatre History Davies, Andrew Other Theatres. Macmillan 1987
Theatre History Dessen, A.C. Elizabethan Stage Conventions and Modern Interpretations Cambridge University Press 1984
Theatre History Ducharte, Pierre The Italian Comedy. Dover Books 1966
Theatre History Hirsch, Foster Harold Prince and the American Musical Theatre, Cambridge University Press 1993
Theatre History Irving, Laurence Henry Irving, The Actor and his World. Faber 1951
Theatre History Mayer, David (ed.) Henry Irving and The Bells, Manchester University Press 1980
Theatre History Ortaloni, Benito The Japanese Theatre, Princeton University Press 1995
Theatre History Styan, J.L. The English Stage Cambridge University Press 1996
Theatre History Weightman, Gavin Bright Lights, Big City. Collis & Brown 1992
Management Adair, John Effective Leadership Gower 1983
Management Armstrong, Michael Management Processes and Functions. IPM, 1990
Management Armstrong, Michael How to be an even better manager
Management Belbin, Meredith Management Teams: Why they succeed or fail Heinemann 1981
Management Drucker, Peter Managing for   results Heinemann 1963
Management Drucker, Peter Management Challenges for the 21st Century 1999
Management Johnson, Joe Problem Solving and Decision Making. Open College 1992
Management Kakabadse, Andrew The politics of management Gower 1983
Management Morgan, Gareth Images of organisation Sage 1998 Up-to-date overview of management thinking. Looks at theory as metaphor.
Management Peters, Tom Thriving on chaos Macmillan 1988
Management Peters T and Waterman R In search of excellence Harper & Row 1982
Management Sutton Robert I Weird ideas that work Penguin, London 2002 Issues of innovation
Performance Boal, Augusto (trans Jackson) Games for Actors & Non-actors, Routledge 1992
Performance Barker, Clive Theatre Games Methuen 1983
Performance Boal, Augusto. Theatre of the Oppressed. Pluto Press 1979 Very influential – asks questions about how theatre is ‘coercive’.
Performance Callow, Simon Being an Actor. Methuen 1984
Performance Clark, Max Stafford Letters to George: the account of a rehearsal. Nick Hern 1989
Performance Clements, P The Improvised Play: The Work Of Mike Leigh, Methuen
Performance Cope, Edith Performances: dynamics of a dance group. Lepus 1976
Performance Coult , T &   Kershaw, B (Ed) Engineers of the Imagination, Methuen 1990 About Welfare State International’s work.
Performance Fo, Dario The Tricks of the Trade. Methuen. 1991
Performance Frost/Yarrow Improvisation in Drama, Macmillan 1992
Performance Frow, Gerald Oh, Yes It Is – A History of Pantomime. BBC Books 1985 The standard work on panto.
Performance Hilton, Julia New Directions in Theatre. Macmillan 1993
Performance Itzin, Catherine Stages in the Revolution. Eyre Methuen 1980 Old but useful survey of the 60’s-70’s new theatre movement
Performance Jackson, Tony Learning through Theatre, Routledge 1993
Performance Johnstone, K Impro, Methuen 1981
Performance McGrath, John A Good Night Out. Eyre Methuen 1981
Performance McKenzie, Jon Perform or Else Provoking thought about how performance – cultural, technical, management – motivates modern society.
Performance Redington, C. Can Theatre Teach? Pergamon 1983
Performance Redington, Christine 6 Theatre-in-Education Programmes. Methuen 1987
SM & Tech Bond, Daniel Stage Management: A Gentle Art. A&C Black 1991 Idiot guide’
SM & Tech Dilker, Barbara Stage Management Forms and Formats. Drama Book Pubs 1992
SM & Tech Equity, British /ITC Standard Contract for Fringe Touring
SM & Tech Equity, British/TMA Standard Contract for Subsidised Repertory
SM & Tech Glerum, Jay O Stage Rigging Handbook. Oxford University Press 1994
SM & Tech Hawkins, T & Menear. P Stage Management and Theatre Administration. Phaidon 1988 Idiot guide’
SM & Tech James, Thirston Theatre Props Handbook. Betterways
SM & Tech Morgan, Nigel Stage Lighting for Theatre Designers. Herbert Press 1994
SM & Tech Pallin, Gail Stage Management, the essential handbook Queensgate 2000 Probably the best ‘idiot guide’ going. Unsure about her definition of creative SM
SM & Tech Shobin, Martin and Pattern Cutting & Making Up. Butterworth & Heineman
SM & Tech Walne, Graham Sound For The Theatre. Black 1990
SM & Tech Walne, Graham Effect for the stage Good, basic guide to sound
SM & Tech Warre, M. Designing & Making Stage Scenery. Studio Handbook 1966
SM & Tech James, Thirston The What,Where, When of Theatre Props, Betterways
Scenography/Design Bablet, D. Adolphe Appia 1862-1928 Heinemann
Scenography/Design Bablet, D. Edward Gordon Craig. Heinemann
Scenography/Design Beacham, R.C. Adolphe Appia, Theatre Artist.
Scenography/Design Burian, J. The Scenography of Josef Svoboda, Wesleyan University Press
Scenography/Design Rosenfeld, S. A Short History of Scene Design in Great Britain.
Dramaturgy Ansorge, Peter Disrupting the Spectacle. Penguin 1975
Dramaturgy Barker, Howard Arguments for a Theatre Manchester University Press 1993
Dramaturgy Bentley, Eric (ed.) The Theory of the Modern Stage Penguin 1990
Dramaturgy Boulton, M. The anatomy of drama Routledge 1960
Dramaturgy Brook, Peter The Empty Space Penguin 1990 (1968) Influenced a generation
Dramaturgy Cole, Toby Playwrights on Playwriting, Hill and Wang. 1960
Dramaturgy Griffiths, S. How plays are made Heinemann Educational 1982
Dramaturgy Hirsch, Foster A Method in Their Madness, Da Capo Press. 1986
Dramaturgy Monaco, James How to Read a Film. Oxford University Press 1997
Dramaturgy Pavis, Patrice Theatre at the Crossroads of Culture Routledge 1992 Important
Dramaturgy Savona, E & Aston, C Theatre as a sign system. Routledge 1991 Poor approach to theatre semiotics – they don’t really understand it
Dramaturgy Scolnicov, H. & Holland, P. Reading plays – interpretation and reception Cambridge 1991
Dramaturgy Styan, J.L. The dramatic experience: a guide to the reading of plays Cambridge 1965, 71 Very helpful introduction
Dramaturgy Thomas, J. Script analysis for actors, directors and designers Focal Press 1992
Dramaturgy Wallis, M. & Shepherd, S. Studying plays Arnold 1998