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  • Theatrical Unrest

    Nine Riots in the History of the Stage, 1601-2004

    By Sean Mcevoy

    What is it about theatre, compared to other kinds of cultural representation, which provokes such a powerful reaction? Theatrical Unrest tells the compelling tales of nine riots whose cause lies on stage. It looks at the intensity and evanescence of the live event and asks whether theatre shares…

    Paperback – 2016-03-09 

  • A Dream

    By Felicja Kruszewska

    Edited by Jadwiga Kosicka

    The translation of Felicja Kruszewska's A Dream introduces a major play by a twentieth-century female playwright to the English-speaking world. On March 7, 1927 A Dream - a large-scale expressionistic drama by an unknown poet - burst on the Polish theatrical scene in a dazzling debut production by…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 

  • How to Read a Play

    Script Analysis for Directors

    By Damon Kiely

    The work done on a play before the first rehearsal, the first group reading or even the before the cast have met, can be crucial to the success of a production. Directors and dramaturgs must know how to analyze, understand and interpret a play or performance text if they hope to bring it to life on…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 
    Focal Press

  • The Routledge Drama Anthology

    Modernism to Contemporary Performance, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Maggie B. Gale, John F. Deeney

    The Routledge Drama Anthology is an original compilation of works from key movements in the history of the modern theatre, from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first century. This expanded new edition now features twenty new plays and essays. The anthology spans: Naturalism and…

    Paperback – 2016-02-22 

  • Theatre, Exhibition, and Curation

    Displayed and Performed

    By Georgina Guy

    Examining the artistic, intellectual, and social life of performance, this book interrogates Theatre and Performance Studies through the lens of display and modern visual art. Moving beyond the exhibition of immaterial art and its documents, as well as re-enactment in gallery contexts, Guy's book…

    Hardback – 2016-02-15 
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Modern Stage and Other Worlds (Routledge Revivals)

    By Austin E. Quigley

    Modern plays are strikingly diverse and, as a result, any attempt to locate an underlying unity between them encounters difficulties: to focus on what they have in common is often to overlook what is of primary importance in particular plays; to focus on their differences is to note the novelty of…

    Paperback – 2016-01-28 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Hamlet: Critical Essays

    Edited by Joseph G. Price

    A comprehensive collection of the best writing about this Shakespearian play, both as dramatic literature and theatrical performance, this book is an excellent resource companion to the text. This collected wisdom was originally published in 1986. It contains pieces of commentary from as far back…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

  • On Directing Shakespeare

    By Ralph Berry

    For producers and directors planning a production, several questions inevitably arise: Which play is appropriate for the contemporary audience? Should the text and setting be altered? Twelve leading contemporary directors answer these questions in interviews in this book and shed light on what…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

  • Shakespeare's “Hamlet” bound with The Problem of "Hamlet"

    By A. Clutton-Brock, J. M. Robertson

    This volume combines two classic works on Hamlet, first published in 1919 and 1922. The first book's original description says that it contains a theory which attempts to explain an everlasting problem - it insists that Hamlet is neither a failure not an accident, but a very great work of art. In…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

  • Shakespeare in Hate

    Emotions, Passions, Selfhood

    By Peter Kishore Saval

    Hate, malice, rage, and enmity: what would Shakespeare’s plays be without these demonic, unruly passions? This book studies how the tirades and unrestrained villainy of Shakespeare’s art explode the decorum and safety of our sanitized lives and challenge the limits of our selfhood. Everyone knows…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Rooms in Dramatic Realism

    By Fred Miller Robinson

    Dramatic Realism, since its birth in the hectic late years of the nineteenth century, gave theatrical and thematic energy to the interaction between a play’s text and the way that it looked on the stage. Characters began to find themselves in rooms and settings that played an active and changing…

    Paperback – 2015-11-24

  • Shakespeare, Performance and the Archive

    By Barbara Hodgdon

    Shakespeare, Performance and the Archive is a ground-breaking and movingly written exploration of what remains when actors evacuate the space and time of performance. An analysis of ‘leftovers’, it moves between tracking the politics of what is consciously archived and the politics of visible and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-17

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