• Dancing with Devtas: Drums, Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal, North India book cover

    Dancing with Devtas: Drums, Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal, North India

    1st Edition

    By Andrew Alter

    In the Central Himalayan region of Garhwal, the gods (devtas) enjoy dancing. Musicians - whether ritual specialists or musical specialists - are therefore an indispensable part of most entertainment and religious events. In shamanistic ceremonies, their incantations, songs and drumming 'make' the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14
    Routledge
    SOAS Studies in Music Series

  • Shakespeare and Commedia dell'Arte: Play by Play book cover

    Shakespeare and Commedia dell'Arte

    Play by Play, 1st Edition

    By Artemis Preeshl

    Shakespeare and Commedia dell’Arte examines the ongoing influence of commedia dell’arte on Shakespeare’s plays. Exploring the influence of commedia dell’arte improvisation, sight gags, and wordplay on the development of Shakespeare’s plays, Artemis Preeshl blends historical research with…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13
    Routledge

  • Tim Crouch's An Oak Tree book cover

    Tim Crouch's An Oak Tree

    1st Edition

    By Catherine Love

    ‘You will see no false nothing false tonight’ – the Hypnotist Tim Crouch’s second play collapses a tale of loss and grief into an exploration of theatrical representation, in a piece of theatre that is at once formally innovative and profoundly moving. Written for two actors, An Oak Tree depicts…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Davies and Penhall's Sunny Afternoon book cover

    Davies and Penhall's Sunny Afternoon

    1st Edition

    By John Fleming

    When ‘You Really Got Me’ exploded on Swinging London in 1964, the Kinks forever changed the course of rock ’n’ roll. Ray Davies and Joe Penhall’s Olivier Award-winning Sunny Afternoon (2014) covers the band’s formative years of 1964–7, when four working- class North London lads broke through to…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Autobiography of a Disease book cover

    Autobiography of a Disease

    1st Edition

    By Patrick Anderson

    Autobiography of a Disease documents, in experimental form, the experience of extended life-threatening illness in contemporary US hospitals and clinics. The narrative is based primarily on the author’s sudden and catastrophic collapse into a coma and long hospitalization thirteen years ago; but it…

    Paperback – 2017-06-09
    Routledge
    Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives

  • The Merchant of Venice: Critical Essays book cover

    The Merchant of Venice

    Critical Essays, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Wheeler

    Originally published in 1991. Essays here are arranged chronologically within sections: ‘The Play as Text’, ‘Shylock’ and ‘The Play in the Theatre.’ Collecting previously published important commentaries and scholarly articles, this volume in the Shakespearean Criticism set looks at one of the Bard…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge
    Shakespearean Criticism

  • Sexuality, Gender and Identity: Critical Issues in Dance Education book cover

    Sexuality, Gender and Identity

    Critical Issues in Dance Education, 1st Edition

    Edited by Doug Risner, Julie Kerr-Berry

    Sexuality is a difficult topic for all educators. Dance teachers and educators are not immune to these educational challenges, especially given the large number of children, adolescents, and young adults who pursue dance study and performance. Most troubling is the lack of serious discourse in…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge

  • English Theatre in Transition 1881-1914 book cover

    English Theatre in Transition 1881-1914

    1st Edition

    By James Woodfield

    Originally published in 1984. The turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries was a time of considerable change in the English theatre. Victorian attitudes were shocked or shattered by the new drama of Ibsen; the major figure of George Bernard Shaw dominated the period; theatre censorship was…

    Paperback – 2017-06-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

  • Henry Irving and The Victorian Theatre book cover

    Henry Irving and The Victorian Theatre

    1st Edition

    By Madeleine Bingham

    Originally published in 1978. Henry Irving achieved an astounding success in Britain and America as an actor; yet he lacked good looks, had spindly legs, and did not have a good voice. He said so himself. Today Irving is regarded as the archetype of the old-time actor, but in his own time he was…

    Paperback – 2017-06-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

  • Nineteenth Century British Theatre book cover

    Nineteenth Century British Theatre

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kenneth Richards, Peter Thomson

    Originally published in 1971. Nineteenth-century theatre in England has been greatly neglected, although serious study would reveal that the roots of much modern drama are to be found in the experiments and extravagancies of the nineteenth-century stage. The essays collected here cover a range of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

  • The Rise of the Victorian Actor book cover

    The Rise of the Victorian Actor

    1st Edition

    By Michael Baker

    Originally published in 1978. Between 1830 and 1890 the English theatre became recognisably modern. Standards of acting and presentation improved immeasurably, new playwrights emerged, theatres became more comfortable and more intimate and playgoing became a national pastime with all classes. The…

    Paperback – 2017-06-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

  • Victorian Dramatic Criticism book cover

    Victorian Dramatic Criticism

    1st Edition

    Edited by George Rowell

    Originally published in 1971. The Victorian Age was one of popular theatre and increasingly popular journalism. One manifestation of this journalism was the emergence of the dramatic critic from the anonymity and brevity which had previously characterized periodical treatment of the theatre. If…

    Paperback – 2017-06-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

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