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  • 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

  • Forms of Hypocrisy in Early Modern England

    Edited by Lucia Nigri

    This collection examines the widespread phenomenon of hypocrisy in literary, theological, political, and social circles in England during the years after the Reformation and up to the Restoration. Bringing together current critical work on early modern subjectivity, performance, print history, and…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Experiencing Drama in the English Renaissance

    Readers and Audiences

    By Akihiro Yamada

    Experiencing Drama in the English Renaissance: Readers and Audiences attempts, on the basis of various archives, to estimate the size of London’s population, the size of audiences and the frequency of people’s theatre-going, demonstrating the flourishing theatre business in London, all in numerical…

    Hardback – 2017-04-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Shakespeare's Dramaturgy

    A case study of Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth

    By Robert Blacker

    In Shakespearean Dramaturgy, Robert Blacker asks us to forget what we think we know about Shakespeare; his work should be rediscovered on our feet, in the rehearsal room and in performance. Staging Shakespeare today is a process of stripping away 400 years of obfuscation between us and the social…

    Hardback – 2017-04-10 
    Routledge
    Focus on Dramaturgy

  • The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and 18th Century Drama

    Edited by Kristina Straub, Misty G Anderson, Daniel O'Quinn

    The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and 18th Century Drama brings together the work of key playwrights from 1660 to 1800, divided into three main sections: Restoring the Theatre: 1660-1700 Managing Entertainment: 1700-1760 Entertainment in an Age of Revolutions: 1760-1800 Each of the 20…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare's Tragic Justice

    By C. J. Sisson

    The problem of justice seems to have haunted Shakespeare as it haunted Renaissance Christendom. In this book, first published in 1963, four aspects of the problems of justice in action in Shakespeare’s great tragedies are explored. This study is based on the lifetime’s research of Elizabethan…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • Enchanted Shows

    Vision and Structure in Elizabethan and Shakespearean Comedy about Magic

    By Elissa Hare

    The book, first published in 1988, examines the role of magic in Elizabethan and Shakespearean theatre. The author observes how certain plays, including Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest, rationalise the unrealism and improbabilities typical of romantic comedy as miracles…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • Ben Jonson

    His Vision and His Art

    By Alexander Leggatt

    While most critical writing on Jonson concentrates on the plays, poems or masques seen in isolation, this title, first published in 1981, ranges across the genres to explore Jonson’s vision as a whole. The author points to the inner connections that make of the rich variety of Jonson’s writing a…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • The Elizabethan Player

    Contemporary Stage Representation

    By David Albert Mann

    In this book, first published in 1991, David Mann argues for more attention to the performer in the study of Elizabethan plays and less concern for their supposed meanings and morals. He concentrates on a collection of extracts from plays which show the Elizabethan actor as a character onstage. He…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • The Tragedy of State

    By J. W. Lever

    The domination of the state over the lives of individuals is, arguably, a problem of the present-day world. In this book, first published in 1971, the author finds essentially the same problem in Jacobean tragedy in the shape it assumed during the rise of the first European nation-states. The…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

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