Hi and welcome to the bookshelf for performing arts books!
I love reading and that includes nonfictional works too. Since I read and review performing arts books once in a while, I thought a separate list of those might be in order! If you want to browse through my complete collection of book reviews, you’ll find it here>>
My interests within the performing arts field are very varied. As I am a burlesque producer, I naturally read some works on both producing, burlesque and stage management. Because I hold an MA in dramaturgy, I also often read plays and books on dramaturgy or the more academic level stuff. You’ll also find books on improvisation, theatre games, acting and opera on my shelves, as I am really not too picky when it comes to the genre.
Books marked with a (52) are a part of my “A play a week reading challenge“.
Have fun looking through my book reviews on performing arts, sorted by author name! It’s an ever growing list, so make sure to come back once in a while to catch up
Please be aware that these book reviews are a mix of Danish and English reviews. I read in both languages and some books are only available in either Danish or English
Allen, Ralph; “The Best Burlesque Sketches” (Burlesque)
Artaud, Antonin; “The Theatre and its Double” (coming soon, Theatre manifesto)
Brook, Peter; “The Open Door” (Theatre/Acting)
Ionesco, Eugene; “The Chairs” (Play/Script, 52)
Ionesco, Eugene; “The Lesson” (Play/Script, 52)
Krebs, Kitter; “Dramaturgi” (Dramaturgy, Anmeldereksemplar, DK)
Krebs, Kitter; “Komedier og Dødssynder” (Shakespeare, Anmeldereksemplar, DK)
Sapphira, (Priscilla Silcock née Tonkin); “Burlesque or Bust” (Autobiography/Burlesque, Review Copy)
Shakespeare, William; “The Comedy of Errors” (Play/Script)
Storm Wesche, Anne-Sophie; “Kirsten Walther – 2 roller ét liv” (DK, Autobiography)
Thorne, Jack & Tiffany, John (+ J.K.Rowling); “Harry Potter & the cursed child” (Play/Script)
Warren, Jason; “Creating Worlds – how to make immersive theatre” (Performing Arts)