• The Performative Ground of Religion and Theatre book cover

    The Performative Ground of Religion and Theatre

    1st Edition

    By David V. Mason

    Religious practitioners and theatregoers have much in common. So much, in fact, that we can say that religion is often a theatrical phenomenon, and that theatre can be a religious experience. By examining the phenomenology of religion, we can in turn develop a better understanding of the…

    Hardback – 2018-10-25
    Routledge

  • Robert Wilson book cover

    Robert Wilson

    2nd Edition

    By Maria Shevtsova

    Robert Wilson is an American–European director who is also a performer, installation artist, writer, designer of light and much more besides – a crossover polymath who dissolves both generic and geographical boundaries and is a precursor of globalisation in the arts. This second edition of Robert…

    Paperback – 2018-10-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Beyond Failure: New Essays on the Cultural History of Failure in Theatre and Performance book cover

    Beyond Failure

    New Essays on the Cultural History of Failure in Theatre and Performance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tony Fisher, Eve Katsouraki

    In setting foot on stage, every performer risks the possiblity of failure. Indeed, the very performance of any human action is inextricable from its potential not to succeed. This inherent potential has become a key critical trope in contemporary theatre, performance studies, and…

    Paperback – 2018-10-24
    Routledge

  • Representations of Flemish Immigrants on the Early Modern Stage book cover

    Representations of Flemish Immigrants on the Early Modern Stage

    1st Edition

    By Peter Matthew McCluskey

    Immigrants from the Low Countries constituted the largest population of resident aliens in early modern England. Possessing superior technology in a number of fields and enjoying governmental protection, the Flemish were charged by many native artisans with unfair economic competition. With…

    Hardback – 2018-10-09
    Routledge
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • The Birth of Modern Theatre: Rivalry, Riots, and Romance in the Age of Garrick book cover

    The Birth of Modern Theatre

    Rivalry, Riots, and Romance in the Age of Garrick, 1st Edition

    By Norman S. Poser

    The Birth of Modern Theatre: Rivalry, Riots, and Romance in the Age of Garrick is a vivid description of the eighteenth-century London theatre scene—a time when the theatre took on many of the features of our modern stage. A natural and psychologically based acting style replaced the declamatory…

    Paperback – 2018-10-04
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare's Tragic Justice book cover

    Shakespeare's Tragic Justice

    1st Edition

    By C. J. Sisson

    The problem of justice seems to have haunted Shakespeare as it haunted Renaissance Christendom. In this book, first published in 1963, four aspects of the problems of justice in action in Shakespeare’s great tragedies are explored. This study is based on the lifetime’s research of Elizabethan…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • Enchanted Shows: Vision and Structure in Elizabethan and Shakespearean Comedy about Magic book cover

    Enchanted Shows

    Vision and Structure in Elizabethan and Shakespearean Comedy about Magic, 1st Edition

    By Elissa Hare

    The book, first published in 1988, examines the role of magic in Elizabethan and Shakespearean theatre. The author observes how certain plays, including Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest, rationalise the unrealism and improbabilities typical of romantic comedy as miracles…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • Ben Jonson: His Vision and His Art book cover

    Ben Jonson

    His Vision and His Art, 1st Edition

    By Alexander Leggatt

    While most critical writing on Jonson concentrates on the plays, poems or masques seen in isolation, this title, first published in 1981, ranges across the genres to explore Jonson’s vision as a whole. The author points to the inner connections that make of the rich variety of Jonson’s writing a…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • The Tragedy of State book cover

    The Tragedy of State

    1st Edition

    By J. W. Lever

    The domination of the state over the lives of individuals is, arguably, a problem of the present-day world. In this book, first published in 1971, the author finds essentially the same problem in Jacobean tragedy in the shape it assumed during the rise of the first European nation-states. The…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • Ben Jonson book cover

    Ben Jonson

    1st Edition

    By John Palmer

    While most critical writing on Jonson concentrates on the plays, poems or masques seen in isolation, this title, first published in 1981, ranges across the genres to explore Jonson’s vision as a whole. The author points to the inner connections that make of the rich variety of Jonson’s writing a…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • Jacobean Tragedy: The Quest for Moral Order book cover

    Jacobean Tragedy

    The Quest for Moral Order, 1st Edition

    By Irving Ribner

    The work of dramatists such as George Chapman, Thomas Heywood, Cyril Tourneur, John Webster, Thomas Middleton and John Ford can profitably be studied as attempts to construct a new moral order in response to the absence or weakening of the religious sanction. In this study, first published in 1962,…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • Jacobean Private Theatre book cover

    Jacobean Private Theatre

    1st Edition

    By Keith Sturgess

    In this scholarly and entertaining book, first published in 1987, the author tells the story of Jacobean private theatre. Most of the best plays written after 1610, including Shakespeare’s late plays such as The Tempest, were written for the new breed of private playhouses – small, roofed and…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

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