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  • 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 – 2015-12-31 

  • 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 – 2015-12-11 

  • Stages of Engagement

    U.S. Theatre and Performance 1898-1949

    By Joshua Polster

    Stages of Engagement is a compelling and wonderfully varied account of the relationship between theatre in the United States and the social, cultural, and political forces that shaped it during one of the most formative periods in the nation’s history. Joshua E. Polster applies key thematic…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30 

  • Global Insights on Theatre Censorship

    Edited by Catherine O'Leary, Diego Santos Sánchez, Michael Thompson

    Theatre has always been subject to a wide range of social, political, moral, and doctrinal controls, with authorities and social groups imposing constraints on scripts, venues, staging, acting, and reception. Focusing on a range of countries and political regimes, this book examines the many forms…

    Hardback – 2015-09-01
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Conspiracy of Feelings and The Little Theatre of the Green Goose

    Edited by Daniel Gerould

    Two outstanding examples of socialist-themed plays are combined in this remarkable volume. The Conspiracy of Feelings by Yurii Olesha (1899-1960) is based on his highly respected short novel Envy about the struggle between the old and new in Soviet society. The play, called The Conspiracy of…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09

  • John Osborne

    Vituperative Artist

    By Luc Gilleman

    For British playwright, John Osborne, there are no brave causes; only people who muddle through life, who hurt, and are often hurt in return. This study deals with Osborne's complete oeuvre and critically examines its form and technique; the function of the gaze; its construction of gender; and the…

    Paperback – 2015-05-07

  • The Royal Court Theatre (Routledge Revivals)


    By Philip Roberts

    The English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre is the longest running specialist production organization in the history of British theatre. Philip Roberts’s account, which was first published in 1986, covers the period 1965-1972 in the Company’s life, beginning in 1965 with the appointment of…

    Hardback – 2015-02-13
    Focal Press
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Second Wave (Routledge Revivals)

    British Drama for the Seventies

    By John Russell Taylor

    In the 1970s the revolution that had swept the British theatre in the 1950s had already become accepted as the new establishment. Areas that had been previously regarded as remote ideals - including permanent repertory companies, a lively provincial theatre and an extensive spread of avant-garde…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge Revivals

  • Anger and After (Routledge Revivals)

    A Guide to the New British Drama

    By John Russell Taylor

    When it was first published in 1962, Anger and After was the first comprehensive study of the dramatic movement which began in 1956 with the staging of John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger and has since brought forward such dramatists as Brendan Behan, Harold Pinter, N. F. Simpson, John Arden and…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Politics and Reception of Rabindranath Tagore’s Drama

    The Bard on the Stage

    By Arnab Bhattacharya, Mala Renganathan

    This is the first volume to focus specifically on Rabindranath Tagore’s dramatic literature, visiting translations and adaptations of Tagore’s drama, and cross-cultural encounters in his works. As Asia’s first Nobel Laureate, Tagore’s highly original plays occupy a central position in the Indian…

    Hardback – 2014-12-19
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Caryl Churchill

    By Mary Luckhurst

    One of Europe's greatest playwrights, Caryl Churchill has been internationally celebrated for four decades. She has exploded the narrow definitions of political theatre to write consistently hard-edged and innovative work. Always unpredictable in her stage experiments, her plays have stretched the…

    Paperback – 2014-12-12
    Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

  • Fifty Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

    Edited by Maggie B. Gale, John F. Deeney

    Fifty Modern and Contemporary and Dramatists is a critical introduction to the work of some of the most important and influential playwrights from the 1950s to the present day. The figures chosen are among the most widely studied by students of drama, theatre and literature and include such…

    Paperback – 2014-11-25
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