• Routledge Revivals: David Mamet (1985) book cover

    Routledge Revivals: David Mamet (1985)

    By Christopher Bigsby

    First published in 1985, C.W.E Bigsby examines the career and work of playwright David Mamet. Bigsby shows that Mamet is a fierce social critic, indicting an America corrupted at its core by myths of frontier individualism and competitive capitalism. Mamet has created plays whose bleak social…

    Hardback – 2017-10-07 
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  • Acting: The Basics book cover

    Acting: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Bella Merlin

    Now in a vibrantly revised second editon, Acting: The Basics remains a practical and theoretical guide to the world of the professional actor, which skilfully combines ideas from a range of practitioners and linking the academy to the industry. Retaining a balance between acting history, a…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04 
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    The Basics

  • 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

    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 – 2017-09-30 
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  • The Revolution in German Theatre 1900-1933 (Routledge Revivals) book cover

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

    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 – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • The Odin Teatret Archives book cover

    The Odin Teatret Archives

    By Mirella Schino

    The Odin Teatret Archives presents collections from the archives of one of the foremost reference points in global theatre. Letters, notes, work diaries, articles, and a wealth of photographs all chart the daily activity that underpins the life of Odin Teatret, telling the adventurous, complex…

    Paperback – 2017-09-29 
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare's Lost Playhouse: Eleven Days at Newington Butts book cover

    Shakespeare's Lost Playhouse

    Eleven Days at Newington Butts

    By Laurie Johnson

    The theatre at Newington Butts has long remained on the fringes of histories of Shakespeare’s career and of the golden age of the theatre with which his name is associated. A mile outside London, and relatively disused by the time Shakespeare began his career in the theatre, the theatre has been…

    Hardback – 2017-09-27 
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    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Musical Theater: An Appreciation book cover

    Musical Theater

    An Appreciation, 2nd Edition

    By Alyson McLamore

    Musical Theater: An Appreciation, Second Edition offers a history of musical theater from its operating origins to the Broadway shows of today, combined with an in-depth study of the musical styles that paralleled changes on stage. Alyson McLamore teaches readers how to listen to both the words and…

    Paperback – 2017-09-19 
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  • Routledge Revivals: Arthur Miller and Company (1990): Arthur Miller Talks About His Work in the Company of Actors, Designers, Directors, and Writers book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Arthur Miller and Company (1990)

    Arthur Miller Talks About His Work in the Company of Actors, Designers, Directors, and Writers

    By Christopher Bigsby

    First published in 1990, this book presents a discussion with Arthur Miller, in coversation with Christopher Bigsby. Miller talks openly and extensively about his own life and experiences, events and environments which provide material for his plays: his New York childhood, the Depression, the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-17 
    Routledge

  • Transformative Aesthetics book cover

    Transformative Aesthetics

    By Erika Fischer-Lichte, Benjamin Wihstutz

    Aesthetic theory in the West has, until now, been dominated by ideas of effect, autonomy, and reception. Transformative Aesthetics uncovers these theories’ mutual concern with the transformation of those involved. From artists to spectators, readers, listeners, or audiences, the idea of…

    Hardback – 2017-08-11 
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    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Monster in Theatre History: This Thing of Darkness book cover

    The Monster in Theatre History

    This Thing of Darkness

    By Michael Chemers

    Monsters are fragmentary, uncertain, frightening creatures. What happens when they enter the realm of the theatre? The Monster in Theatre History explores the cultural genealogies of monsters as they appear in the recorded history of Western theatre. From the Ancient Greeks to the most…

    Paperback – 2017-08-10 
    Routledge

  • Theatre in Europe Under German Occupation book cover

    Theatre in Europe Under German Occupation

    By Anselm Heinrich

    The Second World War went beyond previous military conflicts. It was not only about specific geographical gains or economic goals, but also about the brutal and lasting reshaping of Europe. Theatre in Europe under German Occupation explores the ultimately unsuccessful part that theatre played in…

    Paperback – 2017-07-31 
    Routledge

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850: Volume II book cover

    British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    Volume II

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
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