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

    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 – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • 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 – 2017-10-17 
    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 – 2017-09-22
    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

  • 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

  • The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama

    Edited by Kristina Straub, Misty G Anderson, Daniel O'Quinn

    The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama brings together the work of key playwrights from 1660 to 1800, divided into three main sections: Restoring the Theatre: 1660–1700 Managing Entertainment: 1700–1760 Entertainment in an Age of Revolutions: 1760–1800 Each of…

    Paperback – 2017-03-27
    Routledge

  • Wendy Wasserstein

    A Casebook

    Edited by Claudia Barnett

    Wendy Wasserstein: A Casebook contains in-depth discussions of the playwright's major works, including her recent play 1 An American Daughter. Wasserstein's plays and essays are explored within diverse traditions, including Jewish storytelling, women's writing, and classical comedy. Critical…

    Paperback – 2016-11-18
    Routledge
    Casebooks on Modern Dramatists

  • Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady

    By Keith Garebian

    "An Englishman's way of speaking absolutely classifies him,The moment he talks he makes some other Englishman despise him." - Henry George Bernard Shaw famously refused to permit any play of his "to be degraded into an operetta or set to any music except its own." Allowing his beloved Pygmalion to…

    Paperback – 2016-09-15
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape

    By Daniel Sack

    "We lay there without moving. But under us all moved, and moved us." - Krapp Samuel Beckett’s most accessible play is also one of the twentieth century’s most moving dramas about aging, memory, and disappointment. Daniel Sack offers the first comprehensive survey of Krapp’s Last Tape (1958) with a…

    Paperback – 2016-09-15
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • Thornton Wilder's The Skin of our Teeth

    By Kyle Gillette

    "Ladies and gentlemen, I’m not going to play this particular scene tonight." - Sabina Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth (1942) telescopes an audacious stretch of western history and mythology into a family drama, showing how the course of human events operates like theatre itself: constantly…

    Paperback – 2016-09-15
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

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