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  • August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone

    1st Edition

    By Ladrica Menson-Furr

    August Wilson’s considered Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (1984) to be his favourite play of the ten in his award-winning Pittsburgh Cycle. It is a drama that truly examines the roots, crossroads and intersections of African, American, and African American culture. Its characters and choral griots…

    Paperback – 2019-04-01 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Women's Playwriting and the Women's Movement, 1890-1918

    1st Edition

    By Anna Farkas

    Women's Playwriting and the Women's Movement 1890-1918 is the first dedicated study of a period of exceptional productivity for female playwrights. British theatre and women's position within society both underwent fundamental changes at the turn of the 20th century, and the ensuring…

    Hardback – 2019-02-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance

    Volume Two - From the Industrial Revolution to the Digital Age, 1st Edition

    By Robert Leach

    An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance chronicles the history and development of theatre from the Roman era to the present day. As the most public of arts, theatre constantly interacted with changing social, political and intellectual movements and ideas, and Robert Leach’s…

    Hardback – 2018-11-21 
    Routledge

  • J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan

    1st Edition

    By Lucie Sutherland

    ‘Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe!’ – Peter Pan Peter Pan is a narrative many of us believe we know well, and yet the J.M. Barrie play that premiered on a West End stage in December 1904 is not the depiction of Peter, Wendy, Hook, and Never Land that most people have…

    Paperback – 2018-11-05 
    Routledge

  • Preaching the Blues

    Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays, 1st Edition

    By Maisha Akbar

    Hardback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Closet Drama

    History, Theory, Form, 1st Edition

    Edited by Catherine Burroughs

    Closet Drama: History, Theory, Form introduces the emerging field of Closet Drama Studies by featuring twelve original essays from distinguished scholars who offer fresh and illuminating perspectives on closet drama as a genre. Examining an unusual mix of historical narratives, performances, and…

    Hardback – 2018-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Event-Space

    Theatre Architecture and the Historical Avant-Garde, 1st Edition

    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 and political ‘event’, the built environment of a performance became not only part of the event, but an event…

    Paperback – 2018-07-11
    Routledge

  • Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    1st Edition

    By Michael Y. Bennett

    Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? shocked audiences and critics alike with its assault on decorum. At base though, the play is simply a love story: an examination of a long-wedded life, filled with the hopes, dreams, disappointments, and pain that accompany the passing of many years…

    Paperback – 2018-07-11
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Sondheim and Wheeler's Sweeney Todd

    1st Edition

    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 – 2018-03-20
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis

    1st Edition

    By Glenn D'Cruz

    "Everything passes/Everything perishes/Everything palls" – 4.48 Psychosis How on earth do you award aesthetic points to a 75-minute suicide note? The question comes from a review of 4.48 Psychosis’ inaugural production, the year after Sarah Kane took her own life, but this book explores the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-20
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Holocaust Theater

    Dramatizing Survivor Trauma and its Effects on the Second Generation, 1st Edition

    By Gene A. 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 – 2017-12-19
    Routledge

  • New Theatre in Italy

    1963–2013, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

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