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  • Event Space

    Theatre Architecture and the Historical Avant-Garde

    By Dorita Hannah

    As the symbolists, constructivists and surrealists of the historical avant-garde began to abandon traditional theatre spaces and embrace the more contingent locations of the theatrical ‘event’, the built environment of a performance became not only part of the event, but an event in and of itself.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-06 
    Routledge

  • Community Custodians of Popular Music’s Past

    A DIY Approach to Heritage

    By Sarah Baker

    This book examines do-it-yourself (DIY) approaches to the collection, preservation, and display of popular music heritage being undertaken by volunteers in community archives, museums and halls of fame globally. DIY institutions of popular music heritage are much more than ‘unofficial’ versions of…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Music

  • 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
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Grey Funnel Lines

    Traditional Song & Verse of the Royal Navy 1900-1970

    By Cyril Tawney

    Originally published in 1987. In this book we find songs reflecting every aspect of life in the twentieth-century Royal Navy, both upper and lower deck: war, ship’s routine, aviation, submarines, the antics of dockyard personnel, not to mention the matelot’s shore-going adventures, both amorous and…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • The Chime Child

    or Somerset Singers Being An Account of Some of Them and Their Songs Collected Over Sixty Years

    By Ruth L. Tongue

    Originally published in 1968. The author, a well-known contemporary and friend of folklorist Katharine M. Briggs, collected a tremendous store of folk music material over many years and eventually decided to put some of it on permanent record. This book comprises a cross-section of rescued melodies…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Village Song & Culture

    A Study Based on the Blunt Collection of Song from Adderbury North Oxfordshire

    By Michael Pickering

    Originally published in 1982. The songs on which this study is based were once vibrant in the throats and ears and minds of living people. This book examines the songs and their meanings in relation to the lives of those people, and relates them to the cultural tradition and practice of which they…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Tree of strings

    Crann nan teud: a history of the harp in Scotland

    By Keith Sanger, Alison Kinnaird

    This is the first history of the harp in Scotland to be published. It sets out to trace the development of the instrument from its earliest appearance on the Pictish stones of the 8th century, to the present day. Describing the different harps played in the Highlands and the Lowlands of Scotland,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Japanese Drama and Culture in the 1960s

    The Return of the Gods

    By D.G. Goodman

    This title was first published in 1988: In this book the author has translated five postwar experimental Japanese plays and recreated the artistic, social and spiritual milieu in which they were created. He describes the turning point in Japanese thinking about the nature and limitations of a…

    Hardback – 2017-07-26
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor

    Edited by Salvatore Attardo

    The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor presents the first ever comprehensive, in-depth treatment of all the sub-fields of the linguistics of humor, broadly conceived as the intersection of the study of language and humor. The reader will find a thorough historical, terminological,…

    Hardback – 2017-02-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics

  • Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Theories

    Anglo-Italian Transactions

    Edited by Michele Marrapodi

    Throwing fresh light on a much discussed but still controversial field, this collection of essays places the presence of Italian literary theories against and alongside the background of English dramatic traditions, to assess this influence in the emergence of Elizabethan theatrical convention and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge
    Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies

  • Shakespeare and Venice

    By Graham Holderness

    Shakespeare and Venice is the first book length study to describe and chronicle the mythology of Venice that was formulated in the Middle Ages and has persisted in fiction and film to the present day. Graham Holderness focuses specifically on how that mythology was employed by Shakespeare to…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies

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