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  • Performing the Audience

    Controlling the Unruly Playgoer in Early Modern Drama

    By Eric Dunnum

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • Performing Shakespeare Unrehearsed

    A Practical Guide to Acting and Producing Spontaneous Shakespeare

    By Bill Kincaid

    Shakespeare’s plays can be performed effectively without rehearsal, if all the actors understand a set of performance guidelines and put them into practice. In Performing Shakespeare Unrehearsed: A Practical Guide to Acting and Directing Spontaneous Shakespeare, each chapter is devoted to a…

    Paperback – 2018-04-09 
    Focal Press

  • Drama and the Politics of Generational Conflict in Shakespeare's England

    By Stephannie Gearhart

    Even a cursory glance at early modern drama reveals that it was fascinated by the issue of fraught intergenerational relations. Why, though, was elder-youth conflict the subject of so many of the period’s plays, and what were the "real life" ramifications of dramatizing generational conflict on the…

    Hardback – 2018-03-28 
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • Shakespeare’s Props

    Memory and Cognition

    By Sophie Duncan

    Cognitive approaches to drama have enriched our understanding of Early Modern playtexts, acting and spectatorship. This monograph is the first full-length study of Shakespeare’s props and their cognitive impact. Shakespeare’s most iconic props have become transhistorical, transnational metonyms for…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare


    Edited by Sonya Freeman Loftis, Allison Kellar, Lisa Ulevich

    "Post-Hamlet: Shakespeare in an Era of Textual Exhaustion" examines how postmodern audiences continue to reengage with Hamlet in spite of our culture’s oversaturation with this most canonical of texts. Combining adaptation theory and performance theory with examinations of avant-garde performances…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Shakespeare’s Suicides

    Dead Bodies That Matter

    By Marlena Tronicke

    Shakespeare’s Suicides: Dead Bodies That Matter is the first study in Shakespeare criticism to examine the entirety of Shakespeare’s dramatic suicides. It addresses all plays featuring suicides and near-suicides in chronological order from Titus Andronicus to Antony and Cleopatra, thus establishing…

    Hardback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Shakespeare in Three Dimensions

    The Dramaturgy of Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet

    By Robert Blacker

    In Shakespeare in Three Dimensions, Robert Blacker asks us to set aside what we think we know about Shakespeare and rediscover his plays on the page, and as Shakespeare intended, in the rehearsal room and in performance. That process includes stripping away false traditions that have obscured his…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02
    Focus on Dramaturgy

  • Women and Mobility on Shakespeare’s Stage

    Migrant Mothers and Broken Homes

    By Elizabeth Mazzola

    Long before the economist Amartya Sen proposed that more than 100 million women were missing—lost to disease or neglect, kidnapping or forced marriage, denied the economic and political security of wages or membership in a larger social order—Shakespeare was interested in such women’s plight, how…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Shakespeare and Commedia dell'Arte

    Play by Play

    By Artemis Preeshl

    Shakespeare and Commedia dell’Arte examines the ongoing influence of commedia dell’arte on Shakespeare’s plays. Exploring the influence of commedia dell’arte improvisation, sight gags, and wordplay on the development of Shakespeare’s plays, Artemis Preeshl blends historical research with…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13

  • The Merchant of Venice

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Thomas Wheeler

    Originally published in 1991. Essays here are arranged chronologically within sections: ‘The Play as Text’, ‘Shylock’ and ‘The Play in the Theatre.’ Collecting previously published important commentaries and scholarly articles, this volume in the Shakespearean Criticism set looks at one of the Bard…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Shakespearean Criticism

  • Nineteenth Century British Theatre

    Edited by Kenneth Richards, Peter Thomson

    Originally published in 1971. Nineteenth-century theatre in England has been greatly neglected, although serious study would reveal that the roots of much modern drama are to be found in the experiments and extravagancies of the nineteenth-century stage. The essays collected here cover a range of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-06
    Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

  • Victorian Spectacular Theatre 1850-1910

    By Michael R. Booth

    Originally published in 1981. This study concentrates on one aspect of Victorian theatre production in the second half of the nineteenth century – the spectacular, which came to dominate certain kinds of production during that period. A remarkably consistent style, it was used for a variety of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-06
    Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

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