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  • Drama & the Dramatic

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Theatrocracy

    Greek Drama, Cognition, and the Imperative for Theatre

    By Peter Meineck

    Theatrocracy is a book about the power of the theatre, how it can affect the people who experience it, and the societies within which it is embedded. It takes as its model the earliest theatrical form we possess complete plays from, the classical Greek theatre of the fifth century BCE, and offers a…

    Hardback – 2017-07-10 
    Routledge

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    Volume II

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    Volume III

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    Volume I

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare and Commedia dell'Arte

    Play by Play

    By Artemis Preeshl

    Shakespeare and Commedia dell’Arte examines the ongoing influence of commedia dell’arte on Shakespeare’s drama. Blending historical research with extensive practical experience, Artemis Preeshl highlights the influence of commedia dell’arte improvisation, sight gags, and wordplay on the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-28 
    Routledge

  • Tim Crouch's An Oak Tree

    By Catherine Love

    ‘You will see no false nothing false tonight’ – the Hypnotist Tim Crouch’s second play collapses a tale of loss and grief into an exploration of theatrical representation, in a piece of theatre that is at once formally innovative and profoundly moving. Written for two actors, An Oak Tree depicts…

    Paperback – 2017-06-27 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Davies and Penhall's Sunny Afternoon

    By John Fleming

    ‘They make the Rolling Stones look like US Marines’ – police officer When ‘You Really Got Me’ exploded on Swinging London in 1964, the Kinks forever changed the course of rock ’n’ roll. Ray Davies and Joe Penhall’s Olivier Award- winning Sunny Afternoon (2014) covers the band’s formative years of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-27 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Beauty, Violence, Representation

    Edited by Lisa A. Dickson, Maryna Romanets

    This volume explores the relationship among beauty, violence, and representation in a broad range of artistic and cultural texts, including literature, visual art, theatre, film, and music. Charting diversifying interests in the subject of violence and beauty, dealing with the multiple inflections…

    Paperback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Women and Mobility on Shakespeare’s Stage

    Migrant Mothers and Broken Homes

    By Elizabeth Mazzola

    Long before the economist Amartya Sen proposed that more than 100 million women were missing—lost to disease or neglect, kidnapping or forced marriage, denied the economic and political security of wages or membership in a larger social order—Shakespeare was interested in such women’s plight, how…

    Hardback – 2017-06-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • New Dramaturgy

    By Mark Bly

    This book offers a series of dramaturgical writing strategies to help playwrights generate new work and give them unique tools for confronting and overcoming obstacles that playwrights face. Nine different exercises are accompanied by detailed descriptions, play examples from well known writers,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01 
    Routledge
    Focus on Dramaturgy

  • Shakespeare, Italy, and Transnational Exchange

    Early Modern to the Present

    Edited by Enza De Francisci, Chris Stamatakis

    This interdisciplinary, transhistorical collection brings together international scholars from English literature, Italian studies, performance history, and comparative literature to offer new perspectives on the vibrant engagements between Shakespeare and Italian theatre, literary culture, and…

    Hardback – 2017-05-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

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