E-books: Music & Drama

  • Shakespeare as Jukebox Musical book cover

    Shakespeare as Jukebox Musical

    1st Edition

    By John R. Severn

    Shakespeare as Jukebox Musical is the first book-length study of a growing performance phenomenon: musical adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays in which characters sing existing popular songs as one of their modes of communication. John Severn shows how these highly allusive works give rise to the…

    eBook – 2018-09-13
    Routledge

  • Event-Space: Theatre Architecture and the Historical Avant-Garde book cover

    Event-Space

    Theatre Architecture and the Historical Avant-Garde, 1st Edition

    By Dorita Hannah

    As the symbolists, constructivists and surrealists of the historical avant-garde began to abandon traditional theatre spaces and embrace the more contingent locations of the theatrical and political ‘event’, the built environment of a performance became not only part of the event, but an event…

    eBook – 2018-07-11
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex and Latin American Culture book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex and Latin American Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Frederick Luis Aldama

    The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex and Latin American Culture is the first comprehensive volume to explore the intersections between gender, sexuality, and the creation, consumption, and interpretation of popular culture in the Américas. The chapters seek to enrich our understanding of the…

    eBook – 2018-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions to Gender

  • The Tradition of the Actor-author in Italian Theatre book cover

    The Tradition of the Actor-author in Italian Theatre

    1st Edition

    By Donatella Fischer

    "The central importance of the actor-author is a distinctive feature of Italian theatrical life, in all its eclectic range of regional cultures and artistic traditions. The fascination of the figure is that he or she stands on both sides of one of theatre's most important power relationships:…

    eBook – 2017-12-02
    Routledge

  • Community Custodians of Popular Music's Past: A DIY Approach to Heritage book cover

    Community Custodians of Popular Music's Past

    A DIY Approach to Heritage, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Baker

    This book examines do-it-yourself (DIY) approaches to the collection, preservation, and display of popular music heritage being undertaken by volunteers in community archives, museums and halls of fame globally. DIY institutions of popular music heritage are much more than ‘unofficial’ versions of…

    eBook – 2017-09-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Music

  • Japanese Drama and Culture in the 1960s: The Return of the Gods book cover

    Japanese Drama and Culture in the 1960s

    The Return of the Gods, 1st Edition

    By D.G. Goodman

    This title was first published in 1988: In this book the author has translated five postwar experimental Japanese plays and recreated the artistic, social and spiritual milieu in which they were created. He describes the turning point in Japanese thinking about the nature and limitations of a…

    eBook – 2017-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor

    1st Edition

    Edited by Salvatore Attardo

    The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor presents the first ever comprehensive, in-depth treatment of all the sub-fields of the linguistics of humor, broadly conceived as the intersection of the study of language and humor. The reader will find a thorough historical, terminological,…

    eBook – 2017-02-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics

  • The Modern Russian Theater: A Literary and Cultural History: A Literary and Cultural History book cover

    The Modern Russian Theater: A Literary and Cultural History

    A Literary and Cultural History, 1st Edition

    By Nicholas Rzhevsky

    This comprehensive and original survey of Russian theater in the twentieth century and into the twenty-first encompasses the major productions of directors such as Meyerhold, Stanislavsky, Tovostonogov, Dodin, and Liubimov that drew from Russian and world literature. It is based on a close analysis…

    eBook – 2016-09-16
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Theatres of the Left 1880-1935 (1985): Workers' Theatre Movements in Britain and America book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Theatres of the Left 1880-1935 (1985)

    Workers' Theatre Movements in Britain and America, 1st Edition

    Edited by Raphael Samuel, Ewan MacColl, Stuart Cosgrove

    First published in 1985, this book examines how workers theatre movements intended their performances to be activist — perceiving art as a weapon of struggle and enlightenment — and an emancipatory act. An introductory study relates left-wing theatre groupings to the cultural narratives of…

    eBook – 2016-09-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: History Workshop Series

  • Theatre, Exhibition, and Curation: Displayed & Performed book cover

    Theatre, Exhibition, and Curation

    Displayed & Performed, 1st Edition

    By Georgina Guy

    Examining the artistic, intellectual, and social life of performance, this book interrogates Theatre and Performance Studies through the lens of display and modern visual art. Moving beyond the exhibition of immaterial art and its documents, as well as re-enactment in gallery contexts, Guy's book…

    eBook – 2016-04-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The First German Theatre (Routledge Revivals): Schiller, Goethe, Kleist and Büchner in Performance book cover

    The First German Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    Schiller, Goethe, Kleist and Büchner in Performance, 1st Edition

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1990. The book surveys of the development of German theatre from a market sideshow into an important element of cultural life and political expression. It examines Schiller as ‘theatre poet’ at Mannheim, Goethe’s work as director of the court theatre at Weimar, and then traces…

    eBook – 2016-04-06
    Routledge

  • The Revolution in German Theatre 1900-1933 (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    The Revolution in German Theatre 1900-1933 (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1981, this book represents the first work in English to give a comprehensive account of the revolutionary developments in German theatre from the decline of Naturalism through the Expressionist upheaval to the political theatre of Piscator and Brecht. Early productions of Kaiser’…

    eBook – 2016-04-06
    Routledge

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