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Essays on Theatre

The following works are widely available in libraries and bookshops; most of them have been published in various editions.

  • Paradoxe sur le comédien (Paradox of Acting) by Denis Diderot (written from 1769, published in 1830)
  • Le Théâtre et son double (The Theatre and Its Double) by Antonin Artaud (1938)
  • An Actor Prepares by Constantin Stanislavsky (first published in Russian in 1938)
  • Le Comédien désincarné (1954) by Louis Jouvet
  • A Little Organum for the Theatre (Kleines Organon für das Theater, 1948) by Bertold Brecht
  • Towards a Poor Theatre (Spre un teatru sarac, 1968) by Jerzy Grotowski
  • The Empty Space (1968) by Peter Brook
  • Games for Actors and Non-Actors (200 Exerciícios para Ator e o Não-Ator com Vontade de Dizer Algo através do Teatro, 1977)
  • The Paper Canoe: A Guide to Theatre Anthropology  (La Canoa de papel, 1992) by Eugenio Barba
  • The Small Theatre Handbook by Joann Green, Harvard Common Pr., 1981. 
  • Theater Business by Jan W. Greenberg, Holt, Rinehart, 1981.  
  • Play Directing by Francis Hodge, Prentice-Hall, 1988.
  • Modern Drama: from Ibsen to Fugard by Terry Hodgson, B.T. Batsford, 1992.
  • Scene Design and Stage Lighting by Wilford O. Parker and R. C. Wolf, Holt, Rhinehart, 1990.
  • Experimental Theatre from Stanislavsky to Peter Brook by James Roose-Evans, Routledge, 1989.
  • Canadian Theatre History: Selected Readings by Don Rubin (ed.), Copp Clark, 1996.
  • The Encyclopedia of Canadian Theatre (database of information about Canadian actors, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, theatre organizations and institutions, composers and plays (www.canadiantheatre.com)