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  • Revival: Japanese Drama and Culture in the 1960s (1988): The Return of the Gods book cover

    Revival: Japanese Drama and Culture in the 1960s (1988)

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-01-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: History Workshop Series

  • Gender and Humor: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives book cover

    Gender and Humor

    Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Delia Chiaro, Raffaella Baccolini

    In the mid-seventies, both gender studies and humor studies emerged as new disciplines, with scholars from various fields undertaking research in these areas. The first publications that emerged in the field of gender studies came out of disciplines such as philosophy, history, and literature,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media 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…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18
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  • 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’…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18
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  • Grey Funnel Lines: Traditional Song & Verse of the Royal Navy 1900-1970 book cover

    Grey Funnel Lines

    Traditional Song & Verse of the Royal Navy 1900-1970, 1st Edition

    By Cyril Tawney

    Originally published in 1987. In this book we find songs reflecting every aspect of life in the twentieth-century Royal Navy, both upper and lower deck: war, ship’s routine, aviation, submarines, the antics of dockyard personnel, not to mention the matelot’s shore-going adventures, both amorous and…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • The Chime Child: or Somerset Singers Being An Account of Some of Them and Their Songs Collected Over Sixty Years book cover

    The Chime Child

    or Somerset Singers Being An Account of Some of Them and Their Songs Collected Over Sixty Years, 1st Edition

    By Ruth L. Tongue

    Originally published in 1968. The author, a well-known contemporary and friend of folklorist Katharine M. Briggs, collected a tremendous store of folk music material over many years and eventually decided to put some of it on permanent record. This book comprises a cross-section of rescued melodies…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
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    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Village Song & Culture: A Study Based on the Blunt Collection of Song from Adderbury North Oxfordshire book cover

    Village Song & Culture

    A Study Based on the Blunt Collection of Song from Adderbury North Oxfordshire, 1st Edition

    By Michael Pickering

    Originally published in 1982. The songs on which this study is based were once vibrant in the throats and ears and minds of living people. This book examines the songs and their meanings in relation to the lives of those people, and relates them to the cultural tradition and practice of which they…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Tree of strings: Crann nan teud: a history of the harp in Scotland book cover

    Tree of strings

    Crann nan teud: a history of the harp in Scotland, 1st Edition

    By Keith Sanger, Alison Kinnaird

    This is the first history of the harp in Scotland to be published. It sets out to trace the development of the instrument from its earliest appearance on the Pictish stones of the 8th century, to the present day. Describing the different harps played in the Highlands and the Lowlands of Scotland,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
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    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Theories: Anglo-Italian Transactions book cover

    Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Theories

    Anglo-Italian Transactions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michele Marrapodi

    Throwing fresh light on a much discussed but still controversial field, this collection of essays places the presence of Italian literary theories against and alongside the background of English dramatic traditions, to assess this influence in the emergence of Elizabethan theatrical convention and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge
    Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies

  • Shakespeare and Venice book cover

    Shakespeare and Venice

    1st Edition

    By Graham Holderness

    Shakespeare and Venice is the first book length study to describe and chronicle the mythology of Venice that was formulated in the Middle Ages and has persisted in fiction and film to the present day. Graham Holderness focuses specifically on how that mythology was employed by Shakespeare to…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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    Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies

  • Musical Performance in the Diaspora book cover

    Musical Performance in the Diaspora

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tina K Ramnarine

    This book illustrates how ethnographic investigation of musical performances might contribute to the analysis of diaspora. It embraces diverse examples such as 'mourning and cultures of survival' amongst Aboriginal and Jewish communities in Australia, remembering a Kazakh 'homeland' in Western…

    Paperback – 2016-06-15
    Routledge

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