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  • Holocaust Theater

    Dramatizing Survivor Trauma and its Effects on the Second Generation

    By Gene Plunka

    Facts about the Holocaust are one way of learning about its devastating impact, but presenting personal manifestations of trauma can be more effective than citing statistics. Holocaust Theater addresses a selection of contemporary plays about the Holocaust, examining how collective and individual…

    Paperback – 2018-01-11 
    Routledge

  • New Theatre in Italy

    1963 - 2013

    By Valentina Valentini

    New Theatre in Italy 1963-2013 makes the case for the centrality of late-millennium Italian avant-garde theatre in the development of the new forms of performance that have emerged in the 21st Century. Starting in the Sixties, young artists and militants in Italy reacted to the violence in their…

    Hardback – 2018-01-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music

    By Julian Woolford

    Often dismissed as kitsch sentimentalism, The Sound of Music (1959) has proven enduringly popular and surprisingly influential, both within the field of musical theatre and the wider world. The Broadway production won five Tony Awards, the London production became the longest-running West End…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary American Stage Musical

    Edited by Jessica Sternfeld, Elizabeth Wollman

    The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary American Stage Musical is dedicated to the stage musical’s changing, evolving relationship to American culture in the very late 20th and early 21st centuries. In the past decade-and-a-half, international scholars from an ever-widening number of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • 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 – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

  • Documentary Vanguards in Modern Theatre

    By Timothy Youker

    Practitioners and critics alike often attribute great authenticity to documentary theatre, casting it as a salutary alternative not only to corporate news outlets and official histories but also to the supposed "self-indulgence" and "elitism" of avant-garde theatre. Documentary Vanguards in Modern…

    Hardback – 2017-11-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Errol John's Moon on a Rainbow Shawl

    By Lynette Goddard

    Errol John wrote Moon on a Rainbow Shawl (1958) after becoming disillusioned about the lack of good roles for black actors on the British theatre scene. While this situation has only slightly improved since, his response has become the most revived black play in Britain, from its original…

    Paperback – 2017-10-09
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Eroding the Language of Freedom

    Identity Predicament in Selected Works of Harold Pinter

    By Farah Ali

    Let down by the uncertainties of memory, language, and their own family units, the characters in Harold Pinter’s plays endure persistent struggles to establish their own identities. Eroding the Language of Freedom re-examines how identity is shaped in these plays, arguing that the characters’…

    Hardback – 2017-09-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Sondheim and Lapine's Into the Woods

    By Olaf Jubin

    ‘The Woods are just Trees. The Trees are just Wood.’ – All together   In 1987, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine combined several classic fairy tales including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Jack and the Beanstalk to create Into the Woods. Funny and heartfelt, this musical explores what it…

    Paperback – 2017-08-21
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Theatre in Europe Under German Occupation

    By Anselm Heinrich

    The Second World War went beyond previous military conflicts. It was not only about specific geographical gains or economic goals, but also about the brutal and lasting reshaping of Europe as a whole. Theatre in Europe Under German Occupation explores the part that theatre played in the Nazi&…

    Paperback – 2017-08-07
    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 – 2017-06-13
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Davies and Penhall's Sunny Afternoon

    By John Fleming

    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 1964–7, when four working- class North London lads broke through to…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

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