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  • Pure Air and Fire

    A History of Hippodrama in the United States

    By Kimberly Poppiti

    Pure Air and Fire documents the history of hippodrama in the United States, and clarifies the multi-faceted significance of the form and of the related stage machinery developed to produce hippodramas. The development of hippodrama is traced from its origins and influences in the 18th century,…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Focal Press

  • Playing Sick

    Performances of Illness in the Age of Victorian Medicine

    By Meredith Conti

    Few life occurrences shaped individual and collective identities within Victorian society as critically as witnessing or suffering from illness, and the cultural construct of illness was an indisputable staple on the late-nineteenth-century stage.  Playing Sick analyzes those popular…

    Hardback – 2018-06-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Seagull

    An Insiders’ Account of the Groundbreaking Moscow Production

    By Anatoly Efros

    Edited by James Thomas

    This book is an insiders’ account of the groundbreaking Moscow production of Chekhov's The Seagull directed by Anatoly Efros in 1966, which heralded a paradigm shift in the interpretation and staging of Chekhov’s plays. It is a unique glimpse behind the curtain of the laboratory of new Russian…

    Paperback – 2018-06-11 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge
    Focus on Dramaturgy

  • Performing the Audience

    Controlling the Unruly Playgoer in Early Modern Drama

    By Eric Dunnum

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • Tragedy and Redress in Western Literature

    A Philosophical Perspective

    By Richard Gaskin

    This book offers a unique interpretation of tragic literature in the Western tradition, deploying the method and style of Analytic philosophy. Richard Gaskin argues that tragic literature seeks to offer moral and linguistic redress (compensation) for suffering. Moral redress involves the balancing…

    Hardback – 2018-05-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Event-Space

    Theatre Architecture and the Historical Avant-Garde

    By Dorita Hannah

    As the symbolists, constructivists and surrealists of the historical avant-garde began to abandon traditional theatre spaces and embrace the more contingent locations of the theatrical ‘event’, the built environment of a performance became not only part of the event, but an event in and of itself.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-11 
    Routledge

  • Performing Shakespeare Unrehearsed

    A Practical Guide to Acting and Producing Spontaneous Shakespeare

    By Bill Kincaid

    Shakespeare’s plays can be performed effectively without rehearsal, if all the actors understand a set of performance guidelines and put them into practice. In Performing Shakespeare Unrehearsed: A Practical Guide to Acting and Directing Spontaneous Shakespeare, each chapter is devoted to a…

    Paperback – 2018-04-09 
    Focal Press

  • The Routledge Companion to Adaptation

    Edited by Dennis Cutchins, Katja Krebs, Eckart Voigts

    The Routledge Companion to Adaptation offers a broad range of scholarship from this growing, interdisciplinary field. With a basis in source-oriented studies such as novel-to-stage and stage-to-film adaptations, this volume also seeks to highlight the new and innovative aspects of adaptation…

    Hardback – 2018-03-30 
    Routledge

  • Sondheim and Wheeler's Sweeney Todd

    By Aaron C. Thomas

    Sweeney Todd, the gruesome tale of a murderous barber and his pastry chef accomplice, is unquestionably strange subject matter for the musical theatre – but eight Tony awards and enormous successes on Broadway and the West End testify to its enduring popularity with audiences. Written by Hugh…

    Paperback – 2018-03-30 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

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