Playwrights Products

  • Adapting Chekhov

    The Text and its Mutations

    Edited by J. Douglas Clayton, Yana Meerzon

    This book considers the hundred years of re-writes of Anton Chekhov’s work, presenting a wide geographical landscape of Chekhovian influences in drama. The volume examines the elusive quality of Chekhov’s dramatic universe as an intricate mechanism, an engine in which his enigmatic characters exist…

    Paperback – 2015-07-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Mr Price, or Tropical Madness and Metaphysics of a Two- Headed Calf

    By Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz

    The Polish playwright and artist Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, known as Witkacy, is now recognized as Poland's leading theatrical innovator of the interwar years and one of the outstanding creative personalities of the European avant-garde. This volume contains two of Witkacy's "tropical" plays…

    Paperback – 2015-06-08
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-05-06
    Routledge

  • Samuel Beckett

    A Casebook

    By Jennifer M. Jeffers

    Edited by Kimball King

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2015-02-26
    Routledge

  • The Rise and Fall of the Well-Made Play (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Russell Taylor

    First published in 1967, this title considers the idea of the ‘well-made play’ in the context of how and why it has been devalued and how far, in allowing it to be devalued, we have lost sight of certain important elements of the theatre. The focus of the book is largely on the development of…

    Paperback – 2015-02-08
    Routledge
    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 – 2015-02-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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 – 2014-11-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Guides

  • Beaumarchais and the Theatre

    By William D. Howarth

    William D Howarth sets Le Mariage de Figaro and Beaumarchais's other dramatic works in the broad historical context of pre-revolutionary France, providing a unique and authoritative study of the dramatist and his plays. He presents detailed analyses of the plays themselves, discussing their…

    Paperback – 2014-04-23
    Routledge

  • Aleksandr Blok's Trilogy of Lyric Dramas

    A Puppet Show, The King on the Square and the Unknown Woman

    Edited by Timothy C. Westphalen

    Aleksandr Blok's Trilogy of Lyric Dramas gathers together for the first time in English translation the first three plays by Aleksandr Blok, the pre-eminent poet of Russian Symbolism and one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. The three plays that constitute the trilogy - A Puppet Show,…

    Paperback – 2014-04-02
    Routledge

  • Suzan-Lori Parks in Person

    Interviews and Commentaries

    Edited by Philip C Kolin, Harvey Young

    This collection of interviews offers unprecedented insight into the plays and creative works of Suzan-Lori Parks, as well as being an important commentary on contemporary theater and playwriting, from jazz and opera to politics and cultural memory. Suzan-Lori Parks in Person contains 18…

    Paperback – 2013-11-25
    Routledge

  • Martin McDonagh

    A Casebook

    Edited by Richard Rankin Russell

    This book represents the first collection of original critical material on Martin McDonagh, one of the most celebrated young playwrights of the last decade. Credited with reinvigorating contemporary Irish drama, his dark, despairing comedies have been performed extensively both on Broadway and in…

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