• Shakespeare’s Props: Memory and Cognition book cover

    Shakespeare’s Props

    Memory and Cognition, 1st Edition

    By Sophie Duncan

    Cognitive approaches to drama have enriched our understanding of Early Modern playtexts, acting and spectatorship. This monograph is the first full-length study of Shakespeare’s props and their cognitive impact. Shakespeare’s most iconic props have become transhistorical, transnational metonyms for…

    Hardback – 2019-01-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Beijing Opera Costumes: The Visual Communication of Character and Culture book cover

    Beijing Opera Costumes

    The Visual Communication of Character and Culture, 1st Edition

    By Alexandra B Bonds

    Beijing Opera Costumes: The Visual Communication of Character and Culture illuminates the links between theatrical attire and social customs and aesthetics of China, covering both the theory and practice of stage dress. Distinguishing attributes include an introduction to the performance style, the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-23
    Routledge

  • Undergraduate Research in Dance: A Guide for Students book cover

    Undergraduate Research in Dance

    A Guide for Students, 1st Edition

    By Lynnette Young Overby, Jenny Olin Shanahan, Gregory Young

    Undergraduate Research in Dance: A Guide for Students supplies tools for scaffolding research skills alongside examples of undergraduate research in dance scholarship. Dance can be studied as an expressive embodied art form with physical, cognitive, and affective domains, and as an integral part of…

    Paperback – 2019-01-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Undergraduate Research Series

  • The Secret Life of Theater: On the Nature and Function of Theatrical Representation book cover

    The Secret Life of Theater

    On the Nature and Function of Theatrical Representation, 1st Edition

    By Brian Kulick

    What is the secret DNA of theater? What makes it unique from its sister arts? Why was it invented? Why does it persist? And now, in such an advanced technological age, why do we still feel compelled to return to a mode of expression that was invented over two thousand years ago? These are some of…

    Paperback – 2019-01-18
    Routledge

  • Drama & the Dramatic book cover

    Drama & the Dramatic

    1st Edition

    By S. W. Dawson

    First published in 1970, this book explores drama as literature and provides critical overviews of different aspects of drama and the dramatic. It first asks what a play is, before going on to examine dramatic language, action and tension, dramatic irony, characters and drama’s relationship with…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Anti-Black Racism in Early Modern English Drama: The Other “Other” book cover

    Anti-Black Racism in Early Modern English Drama

    The Other “Other”, 1st Edition

    By Matthieu Chapman

    This is the first book to deploy the methods and ensemble of questions from Afro-pessimism to engage and interrogate the methods of Early Modern English studies. Using contemporary Afro-pessimist theories to provide a foundation for structural analyses of race in the Early Modern Period, it engages…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Beyond Spain's Borders: Women Players in Early Modern National Theaters book cover

    Beyond Spain's Borders

    Women Players in Early Modern National Theaters, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anne J. Cruz, Maria Cristina Quintero

    The prolific theatrical activity that abounded on the stages of early modern Europe demonstrates that drama was a genre that transcended national borders. The transnational character of early modern theater reflects the rich admixture of various dramatic traditions, such as Spain’s comedia and…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Transculturalisms, 1400-1700

  • Commerce, Peace, and the Arts in Renaissance Venice: Ruzante and the Empire at Center Stage book cover

    Commerce, Peace, and the Arts in Renaissance Venice

    Ruzante and the Empire at Center Stage, 1st Edition

    By Linda L. Carroll

    With the Paduan playwright Angelo Beolco, aka Ruzante, as a focal point, this book sheds new light on his oeuvre and times - and on Venetian patrician interest in him - by embedding the Venetian aspects of his life within the monumental changes taking place in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Community-Making in Early Stuart Theatres: Stage and audience book cover

    Community-Making in Early Stuart Theatres

    Stage and audience, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anthony W. Johnson, Roger D. Sell, Helen Wilcox

    Twenty-two leading experts on early modern drama collaborate in this volume to explore three closely interconnected research questions. To what extent did playwrights represent dramatis personae in their entertainments as forming, or failing to form, communal groupings? How far were theatrical…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Desires of Credit in Early Modern Theory and Drama: Commerce, Poesy, and the Profitable Imagination book cover

    Desires of Credit in Early Modern Theory and Drama

    Commerce, Poesy, and the Profitable Imagination, 1st Edition

    By Brian Sheerin

    Desires of Credit in Early Modern Theory and Drama traces the near-simultaneous rise of economic theory, literary criticism, and public theater in London at the turn of the seventeenth century, and posits that connecting all three is a fascination with creating something out of nothing simply by…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Disgust in Early Modern English Literature book cover

    Disgust in Early Modern English Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Natalie K. Eschenbaum, Barbara Correll

    What is the role of disgust or revulsion in early modern English literature? How did early modern English subjects experience revulsion and how did writers represent it in poetry, plays, and prose? What does it mean when literature instructs, delights, and disgusts? This collection of essays looks…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Enchantment and Dis-enchantment in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama: Wonder, the Sacred, and the Supernatural book cover

    Enchantment and Dis-enchantment in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama

    Wonder, the Sacred, and the Supernatural, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nandini Das, Nick Davis

    This volume addresses dealings with the wondrous, magical, holy, sacred, sainted, numinous, uncanny, auratic, and sacral in the plays of Shakespeare and contemporaries, produced in an era often associated with the irresistible rise of a thinned-out secular rationalism. By starting from the literary…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

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