Working Together in Theatre

Robert Cohen draws on fifty years of acting, directing and teaching experience in order to illustrate how the world’s great theatre artists combine collaboration with leadership at all levels, from a production’s conception to its final performance. The book provides the techniques, exercises and language that promote collaborative skills. Working collaboratively is vital to successful  …  Read More »

More Power to You

A collection of Robert Cohen’s most important essays on theatre from 1959 to 2000. Also published in Romanian. Table of Contents ON PLAYING “Tears (And Acting) in Shakespeare” “Dragging Carcasses to the Firepit: Acting Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy” “The English Secret” “Intro/Extrospective Analysis” “Answers to Questions” “From Middle to Modern Ages” “Putting a Tree in  …  Read More »

Eight Plays for Theatre

Eight representative plays from the Greeks to the present, six of which are used as historical models in Cohen’s Theatre Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannos Anonymous, The Plaie Called Corpus Christi: The Beginnings William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin), The Bourgeois Gentleman August Strindberg, Miss Julie Anton Chekhov, The Three Sisters Samuel Beckett, Happy Days  …  Read More »

Giraudoux: Three Faces of Destiny

A scholarly analysis of the plays of French dramatist Jean Giraudoux. University of Chicago Press, 1968. “Professor Cohen brings to his analysis of Giraudoux an invaluable theatrical perspective… Giraudoux was an extraordinarily intelligent craftsman and he both merits and benefits from Cohen’s scholarly, sympathetic, and well-written study.” Books Abroad