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The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov
Edited by Marie-Christine Autant-Mathieu, and Yana Meerzon

This Companion brings together Chekhov specialists from around the world - theatre practitioners, theorists, historians and archivists - to provide an astonishingly comprehensive assessment of his life, work and legacy. This volume aims to connect East and West; theatre theory and practice. It reconsiders the history of Chekhov’s acting method, directing and pedagogy, using the archival documents found across the globe: in Russia, England, America, Germany, Lithuania and Switzerland. It presents Chekhov’s legacy and ideas in the framework of interdisciplinary theatre practices and theories.


The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy
Edited by Magda Romanska

“Romanska has put together a robust, impressively comprehensive volume that covers the ever-broadening scope of contemporary dramaturgy within a global context… this volume reveals the established, emerging, and imagined ideas of what dramaturgy is and could be… [it] is destined to become a go-to reference for practitioners and students of dramaturgy, along with directors, critics, playwrights, and theater scholars. Summing Up: Highly recommended.”
- C. Gillitt, Purchase College, SUNY, USA, in CHOICE


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