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  • Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music

    By Julian Woolford

    Often dismissed as kitsch sentimentalism, The Sound of Music (1959) has proven enduringly popular and surprisingly influential, both within the field of musical theatre and the wider world. The Broadway production won five Tony Awards, the London production became the longest-running West End…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone

    By Ladrica Menson-Furr

    August Wilson’s considered Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (1984) to be his favourite play of the ten in his award-winning Pittsburgh Cycle. It is a drama that truly examines the roots, crossroads and intersections of African, American, and African American culture. Its characters and choral griots…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Civic Performance

    Pageantry and entertainments in early modern London

    Edited by J Caitlin Finlayson, Amrita Sen

    Pageantry in sixteenth and seventeenth century London played a major role in civic life not merely as spectacle but as a means of formulating, articulating, and often transforming civic identity. Civic Performance: Pageantry and Entertainments in Early Modern London brings together essays by…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • Diverse Dramaturgy

    By Lydia Garcia, Philippa Kelly

    How does our response to race, gender, and physical limitation impact theater-making today? What kinds of biases block our capacity to explore and address these aspects of diversity? The ability to see, hear and assess in new and challenging ways is crucial to how we make theater, and central to…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Focus on Dramaturgy

  • Shakespeare’s Props

    Memory and Cognition

    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 – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Sonorous Dramaturgy

    The Polyphony of Postdramatic Theatre

    By Kai-Chieh Tu

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Focus on Dramaturgy

  • Dickens and Popular Entertainment

    By Paul Schlicke

    First published in 1985. Dickens was a vigorous champion of the right of all men and women to carefree amusements and dedicated himself to the creation of imaginative pleasure. This book represents the first extended study of this vital aspect of Dickens’ life and work, exploring how he channelled…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary American Stage Musical

    Edited by Jessica Sternfeld, Elizabeth Wollman

    The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary American Stage Musical is dedicated to the stage musical’s changing, evolving relationship to American culture in the very late 20th and early 21st centuries. In the past decade-and-a-half, international scholars from an ever-widening number of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • 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 – 2017-12-30 
    Routledge

  • Jonson, Shakespeare, and Aristotle on Comedy

    By Jonathan T. Goossen

    Jonson, Shakespeare, and Aristotle on Comedy presents an Aristotelian theory of comedy synthesized from recent discoveries in Poetics scholarship and applies it to comparative readings of four disparate comedies by Shakespeare and Ben Jonson. Dr. Jonathan Goossen evaluatates seminal works of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Performance Research

    12.4

    Edited by Various

    Performance Research is a specialist journal that promotes a dynamic interchange between scholarship and practice in an expanding field of performance. Interdisciplinary in vision and international in scope, its emphasis is on research in contemporary performance arts within changing cultures.…

    Hardback – 2017-12-23 
    Taylor & Francis

  • Staging British South Asian Culture

    Bollywood and Bhangra in British Theatre

    By Jerri Daboo

    Staging British South Asian Culture: Bollywood and Bhangra in British Theatre looks afresh at the popularity of forms and aesthetics from Bollywood films and bhangra music and dance on the British stage. From Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams to the finals of Britain’s Got Talent, Jerri Daboo…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21 
    Routledge

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