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  • Anti-Black Racism in Early Modern English Drama

    The Other “Other”

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Women's Somatic Training in Early Modern Spanish Theater

    By Elizabeth Marie Cruz Petersen

    Drawing from early modern plays and treatises on the precepts and practices of the acting process, this study shows how the early modern Spanish actress subscribed to various somatic practices in an effort to prepare for a role. It provides today's reader not only another perspective to the…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Routledge Revivals: Patriotism: The Making and Unmaking of British National Identity (1989)

    Volume III: National Fictions

    Edited by Raphael Samuel

    First published in 1989, this is the third of three volumes exploring the changing notions of patriotism in British life from the thirteenth century to the late twentieth century and constitutes an attempt to come to terms with the power of the national idea through a historically informed critique…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: History Workshop Series

  • Routledge Revivals: Theatres of the Left 1880-1935 (1985)

    Workers' Theatre Movements in Britain and America

    Edited by Raphael Samuel, Ewan MacColl, Stuart Cosgrove

    First published in 1985, this book examines how workers theatre movements intended their performances to be activist — perceiving art as a weapon of struggle and enlightenment — and an emancipatory act. An introductory study relates left-wing theatre groupings to the cultural narratives of…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: History Workshop Series

  • Towards a Theatrical Jurisprudence

    By Marett Leiboff

    This book brings the insights of theatre theory to the jurisprudential, in order to elaborate a new practice of responsibility. The theatrical, which here forms the basis of a theatrical jurisprudence, draws upon the forms of theatre theory that took shape in the 20th century, as they constitute…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30 
    Routledge
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Starring Charles Dickens

    Multi-Media 'Boz' and the Culture of Celebrity

    By Joss Marsh

    As Joss Marsh observes in her stirring book on Dickens and cinema, Dickens was the first mass-mediated photographic celebrity of the modern era, more intimately "familiar" than any person in Britain besides the royal family. Suggesting Dickens's celebrity, as much as his work, contributed to the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-28 
    Routledge

  • Gothic Surrealism

    Melodrama, Violence and Performance

    By Neil Matheson

    Deeply rooted in Romanticism, Surrealism was a movement founded in part upon an enthusiasm for the Gothic novel, and as this study argues, was pervaded throughout its history by a 'Gothic' sensibility. The book uses the concept of 'the Gothic' as a unifying thread to explore Surrealism's direct…

    Hardback – 2016-08-28 
    Routledge
    Studies in Surrealism

  • Starring Charles Dickens

    Multi-Media 'Boz' and the Culture of Celebrity

    By Joss Marsh

    As Joss Marsh observes in her stirring book on Dickens and cinema, Dickens was the first mass-mediated photographic celebrity of the modern era, more intimately "familiar" than any person in Britain besides the royal family. Suggesting Dickens's celebrity, as much as his work, contributed to the…

    Paperback – 2016-08-28 
    Routledge

  • Theatrical Design

    An Introduction

    By Kevin Lee Allen

    A theatrical designer must address two questions when designing a production: What is the play about and what is the play like? To find the metaphor within a play is to unlock inspired and unique design concepts. Theatrical Design: An Introduction is about how to find the design idea for a…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26 
    Focal Press

  • Performance and Professional Wrestling

    Edited by Broderick Chow, Eero Laine, Claire Warden

    Performance and Professional Wrestling is the first edited volume to consider professional wrestling explicitly from the vantage point of theatre and performance studies. Moving beyond simply noting its performative qualities or reading it via other performance genres, this…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26 
    Routledge

  • Community-Making in Early Stuart Theatres

    Stage and Audience

    By Anthony W. Johnson, Helen Wilcox

    Edited by Roger D. Sell

    Twenty of the world's leading experts on early modern drama collaborate in this volume to address three research questions: Judging from their representations of human beings interacting or failing to interact on stage, what were early Stuart dramatists' own perceptions of community-making? Is it…

    Hardback – 2016-08-26 
    Routledge

  • Masque and Opera in England, 1656-1688

    By Andrew R. Walkling

    Masque and Opera in England, 1656–1688 presents a comprehensive study of the development of court masque and through-composed opera in England from the mid-1650s to the Revolution of 1688–89. In seeking to address the problem of generic categorization within a highly fragmentary corpus for which a…

    Hardback – 2016-08-24 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

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