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  • The First German Theatre

    Schiller, Goethe, Kleist and Büchner in Performance

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1990. The book surveys of the development of German theatre from a market sideshow into an important element of cultural life and political expression. It examines Schiller as ‘theatre poet’ at Mannheim, Goethe’s work as director of the court theatre at Weimar, and then traces…

    Hardback – 2016-01-15 

  • Physical Theatres

    A Critical Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Simon Murray, John Keefe

    Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction (2nd edition) is the first account to provide a comprehensive overview of non-text-based theatre, from experimental dance to traditional mime. This book synthesises the history, theory and practice of physical theatre for students and performers, in what…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18 

  • Stages of Engagement

    U.S. Theatre and Performance 1898-1949

    By Joshua Polster

    Stages of Engagement is a compelling and wonderfully varied account of the relationship between theatre in the United States and the social, cultural, and political forces that shaped it during one of the most formative periods in the nation’s history. Joshua E. Polster applies key thematic…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30 

  • Global Insights on Theatre Censorship

    Edited by Catherine O'Leary, Diego Santos Sánchez, Michael Thompson

    Theatre has always been subject to a wide range of social, political, moral, and doctrinal controls, with authorities and social groups imposing constraints on scripts, venues, staging, acting, and reception. Focusing on a range of countries and political regimes, this book examines the many forms…

    Hardback – 2015-09-01
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Bakhtin and Theatre

    Dialogues with Stanislavski, Meyerhold and Grotowski

    By Dick Mccaw

    What did Bakhtin think about the theatre? That it was outdated? That is ‘stopped being a serious genre’ after Shakespeare? Could a thinker to whose work ideas of theatricality, visuality, and embodied activity were so central really have nothing to say about theatrical practice? Bakhtin and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20

  • Audience as Performer

    The changing role of theatre audiences in the twenty-first century

    By Caroline Heim

    'Actors always talk about what the audience does. I don’t understand, we are just sitting here.' Audience as Performer proposes that in the theatre, there are two troupes of performers: the actors and the audience. Although academics have scrutinised how audiences respond, make meaning and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-17

  • Nineteen Cent Theat Spain:Bib

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2015-08-11

  • Etienne Decroux and his Theatre Laboratory

    By Marco de Marinis

    Etienne Decroux and His Theatre Laboratory is based on the long-awaited translation of Marco De Marinis' monumental work on mime in the twentieth century: Mimo e teatro nel Novecento (1993). Now revised and updated, the volume focuses specifically on the seminal role played by French mime…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
    Routledge Icarus

  • Shakespeare and the Awareness of Audience

    By Ralph Berry

    This book, first published in 1985, explores the consciousness and the experience of Shakespeare’s audience. First describing the stage’s physical impact, Ralph Berry then goes on to explore the social or tribal consciousness of the audience in certain plays. The title finishes by examining the…

    Hardback – 2015-07-28
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy

    Edited by Magda Romanska

    Dramaturgy, in its many forms, is a fundamental and indispensable element of contemporary theatre. In its earliest definition, the word itself means a comprehensive theory of "play making." Although it initially grew out of theatre, contemporary dramaturgy has made enormous advances in recent years…

    Paperback – 2015-07-22

  • Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

    Reissuing works originally published between 1971 and 1981, this compact set offers an outstanding collection of scholarship devoted to 19th Century, Victorian, theatre. A small set of performance history and criticism, this set includes a biography of Henry Irving, a look at the rise of the status…

    Hardback – 2015-07-20
    Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

  • The Rise of the Victorian Actor

    By Michael Baker

    Originally published in 1978. Between 1830 and 1890 the English theatre became recognisably modern. Standards of acting and presentation improved immeasurably, new playwrights emerged, theatres became more comfortable and more intimate and playgoing became a national pastime with all classes. The…

    Hardback – 2015-07-20
    Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

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