Critical Studies and Performance Practice

The Critical Studies and Performance Practice Collection features over 330 academic books from the prestigious Methuen Drama and The Arden Shakespeare imprints of Bloomsbury Academic, as well as over 60 actor training videos through PATAZ: Physical Actor Training - an online A-Z

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The platform is divided into two main categories for easy browsing: Context & Criticism and Theatre Craft.

Content highlights:

  • Features: 

  • Discoverable & searchable: Search by title, subject, period, or theme
  • The collection features the same citation and personalization tools as all playtexts on Drama Online.

Mastering Theatre Craft:

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Essential Shakespeare:

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PATAZ : Physical Actor Training - an online A-Z:

PATAZ: Physical Actor Training - an online A-Z establishes a foundation for physical training exercises through over 60 dynamic videos with accompanying audio commentary, reflection, and texts for today’s physical actor, teacher, and trainer. Using innovative camera work and editing processes, each film explores a term from our A-Z, ranging from specific skills like Grounding and Balance to more abstract concepts like Energy or Craft.