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  • Contemporary European Theatre Directors

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Maria M. Delgado, Dan Rebellato

    This expanded second edition of Contemporary European Theatre Directors is an ambitious and unprecedented overview of many of the key directors working in European theatre over the past thirty years. This book is a vivid account of the vast range of work undertaken in European theatre during the…

    Paperback – 2020-03-09 

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music

    1st Edition

    By Julian Woolford

    'Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow, Bloom and grow forever'   Often dismissed as kitsch sentimentalism, Rodger and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music has proven an enduringly popular and surprisingly influential cultural icon, both within the field of musical theatre and the wider world. The…

    Paperback – 2020-03-03 
    The Fourth Wall

  • A World Elsewhere

    1st Edition

    By Steven Berkoff

    A World Elsewhere is Steven Berkoff’s bold attempt to describe his multifarious theatrical works. Berkoff outlines the methods that he uses, first of all as an actor, secondly as a playwright and thirdly as theatre director, as well as those subtle connections in between, when one discipline melds…

    Paperback – 2019-12-03 

  • Collaborative Playwriting

    Polyvocal Approaches from the EU Collective Plays Project, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul C Castagno

    In Collaborative Playwriting, five collectively written plays apply polyvocal methods in which clash and frisson replace synthesis, a dialogic approach to collective writing that has never before been articulated or documented. Based on the EU Collective Plays Project, this collection of plays…

    Paperback – 2019-11-11 

  • Parker, Lopez and Stone's The Book of Mormon

    1st Edition

    By Brian Granger

    'Hasa Diga Eebowai' In 2011, a musical full of curse words and Mormon missionaries swept that year’s Tony Awards and was praised as a triumphant return of the American musical. This book explores the inherent achievements (and failures) of The Book of Mormon—one of the most ambitious, and…

    Paperback – 2019-11-01 
    The Fourth Wall

  • Short Plays with Great Roles for Women

    1st Edition

    Edited by Suzette Coon

    Short Plays with Great Roles for Women is an antidote to the traditional underrepresentation of women on stage, by offering twenty-two short plays that put women right at the centre of the action. The push for more women’s roles has gathered force over the last few years, and this collection is…

    Paperback – 2019-10-22 

  • Preaching the Blues

    Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays, 1st Edition

    By Maisha S. Akbar

    Preaching the Blues: Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays examines several lynching plays to foreground black women’s performances as non-normative subjects who challenge white supremacist ideology. Maisha S. Akbar re-maps the study of lynching drama by examining plays that are contingent…

    Hardback – 2019-10-08

  • The Bible and Modern British Drama

    From 1930 to the Present Day, 1st Edition

    By Mary F. Brewer

    The Bible and Modern British Drama: 1930 to the Present Day is the first full-length study to explore how playwrights in the modern period have adapted popular biblical stories, such as Abraham and Isaac, Moses and the Exodus from Egypt, and the life and death of Jesus, for the stage. The book…

    Hardback – 2019-10-07
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • In the Long Run

    A Cultural History of Broadway’s Hit Plays, 1st Edition

    By Jordan Schildcrout

    In the Long Run: A Cultural History of Broadway’s Hit Plays presents in-depth analysis of 15 plays that ran over 1,000 performances, examining what made each so popular in its time—and then, in many cases, fall into obscurity. Covering one hundred years of theatre history, it traces the…

    Paperback – 2019-09-23

  • The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary Musical

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jessica Sternfeld, Elizabeth L. Wollman

    The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary Musical is dedicated to the musical’s evolving relationship to American culture in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. In the past decade-and-a-half, international scholars from an ever-widening number of disciplines and…

    Hardback – 2019-08-26
    Routledge Music Companions

  • The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader

    1st Edition

    Edited by Teresa Brayshaw, Anna Fenemore, Noel Witts

    The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader combines extracts from over 70 international practitioners, companies, collectives and makers from the fields of Dance, Theatre, Music, Live and Performance Art, and Activism to form an essential sourcebook for students, researchers and practitioners.…

    Paperback – 2019-07-26

  • Hypertheatre

    Contemporary Radical Adaptation of Greek Tragedy, 1st Edition

    By Olga Kekis

    Hypertheatre: Contemporary Radical Adaptation of Greek Tragedy investigates the adaptation of classical drama for the contemporary stage and explores its role as an active, polemical form of theatre which addresses present-day issues. The book’s premise is that by breaking drama into constituent…

    Hardback – 2019-07-19
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

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