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Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists


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Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists is a new series of innovative and exciting critical introductions to the work of internationally pioneering playwrights. The series includes well-established playwrights and offers primary materials on contemporary dramatists who are under-represented in secondary criticism. Each volume provides detailed cultural, historical and political material, examines selected plays in production, and theorises the playwright’s artistic agenda and working methods, as well as their contribution to the development of playwriting and theatre.

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Dennis Kelly

Dennis Kelly

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Aloysia Rousseau
August 01, 2024

Dennis Kelly explores Kelly’s unusual career path and sheds light on his eclectic approach to the arts, characterised by a refusal to write texts that people can fit within neat categories. This is the first monograph on Kelly’s work for stage and screen and brings to light his essential ...

Mike Bartlett

Mike Bartlett

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By William C. Boles
June 03, 2024

Hailed as one of the most talented playwrights to have emerged in the late 2000s, Mike Bartlett's diverse range of plays strike at the heart of the various crises predominant in the early twenty-first century. Offering the first extensive examination of the plays and television series written by ...

Martin McDonagh

Martin McDonagh

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Catherine Rees
April 23, 2024

This comprehensive, accessible introduction to one of Britain’s leading contemporary playwrights and filmmakers outlines Martin McDonagh’s body of work, the key critical contexts for understanding and exploring his career, analysis of productions, and includes an exclusive interview with the ...

Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter

1st Edition

By Graham Saunders
June 05, 2023

Harold Pinter provides an up-to-date analysis and reappraisal concerning the work of one of the most studied and performed dramatists in the world. Drawing extensively from The Harold Pinter Archive at the British Library as well as reviews and other critical materials, this book offers new ...

Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill

1st Edition

By Mary Luckhurst
December 18, 2014

One of Europe's greatest playwrights, Caryl Churchill has been internationally celebrated for four decades. She has exploded the narrow definitions of political theatre to write consistently hard-edged and innovative work. Always unpredictable in her stage experiments, her plays have stretched the ...

August Strindberg

August Strindberg

1st Edition

By Eszter Szalczer
December 20, 2010

Dramatist, theatre practitioner, novelist, and painter, August Strindberg’s diverse dramatic output embodied the modernist sensibility. He was above all one of the most radical innovators of Western theatre. This book provides an insightful assessment of Strindberg’s vital contribution to the ...

Maria Irene Fornes

Maria Irene Fornes

1st Edition

By Scott T. Cummings
August 29, 2012

Maria Irene Fornes is the most influential female American dramatist of the 20th century. That is the argument of this important new study, the first to assess Fornes's complete body of work. Scott T. Cummings considers comic sketches, opera libretti and unpublished pieces, as well as her ...

Jean Genet

Jean Genet

1st Edition

By David Bradby, Claire Finburgh
December 09, 2011

‘This volume is a gem. Written by two experts in modern French theater, whose stated objective is to render the complexity of Genet's work exhilarating rather than intimidating, the book bears witness to the continued political relevance and artistic power of one of the most controversial and ...

Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov

1st Edition

By Rose Whyman
September 20, 2010

Anton Chekhov offers a critical introduction to the plays and productions of this canonical playwright, examining the genius of Chekhov's writing, theatrical representation and dramatic philosophy. Emphasising Chekhov’s continued relevance and his mastery of the tragicomic, Rose Whyman provides an ...

Susan Glaspell and Sophie Treadwell

Susan Glaspell and Sophie Treadwell

1st Edition

By Barbara Ozieblo, Jerry Dickey
March 24, 2008

Susan Glaspell and Sophie Treadwell presents critical introductions to two of the most significant American dramatists of the early twentieth century. Glaspell and Treadwell led American Theatre from outdated melodrama to the experimentation of great European playwrights like Ibsen, Strindberg and ...

Federico García Lorca

Federico García Lorca

1st Edition

By Maria M. Delgado
March 24, 2008

Immortalized in death by The Clash, Pablo Neruda, Salvador Dalí, Dmitri Shostakovich and Lindsay Kemp, Federico García Lorca's spectre haunts both contemporary Spain and the cultural landscape beyond. This study offers a fresh examination of one of the Spanish language’s most resonant voices; ...

J.B. Priestley

J.B. Priestley

1st Edition

By Maggie Gale
March 25, 2008

J. B. Priestley is the first book to provide a detailed and up to date analysis of the enormous contribution made by this playwright, novelist, journalist and critic to twentieth century British theatre. Priestley was often criticised for being either too populist or too experimental and this ...

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