17th-19th Century Performance Products

  • Facial Hair and the Performance of Early Modern Masculinity

    1st Edition

    By Eleanor Rycroft

    Facial Hair and the Performance of Early Modern Masculinity is the first full-length critical study to analyse the importance of beards in terms of the theatrical performance of masculinity. According to medical, cultural and literary discourses of early modern era in England, facial hair marked…

    Hardback – 2019-07-01 
    Routledge
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    1st Edition

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2019-06-20 
    Routledge

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    1st Edition

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2019-06-20 
    Routledge

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    1st Edition

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2019-06-20 
    Routledge

  • Georg Büchner's Woyzeck

    1st Edition

    By Karoline Gritzner

    'Everyone's an abyss. You get dizzy if you look down.' -- Woyzeck Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck was left unfinished at the time of its author’s death in 1837, but the play is now widely recognised as the first ‘modern’ drama in the history of European theatre. Its fragmentary form and critical…

    Paperback – 2019-02-08
    Routledge
    The Fourth Wall

  • The Hamburg Dramaturgy by G.E. Lessing

    A New and Complete Annotated English Translation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Natalya Baldyga

    While eighteenth-century playwright and critic Gotthold Ephraim Lessing made numerous contributions in his lifetime to the theater, the text that best documents his dynamic and shifting views on dramatic theory is also that which continues to resonate with later generations – the Hamburg Dramaturgy…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30
    Routledge

  • The Birth of Modern Theatre

    Rivalry, Riots, and Romance in the Age of Garrick, 1st Edition

    By Norman S. Poser

    The Birth of Modern Theatre: Rivalry, Riots, and Romance in the Age of Garrick is a vivid description of the eighteenth-century London theatre scene—a time when the theatre took on many of the features of our modern stage. A natural and psychologically based acting style replaced the declamatory…

    Paperback – 2018-10-04
    Routledge

  • Jonson, the Poetomachia, and the Reformation of Renaissance Satire

    Purging Satire, 1st Edition

    By Jay Simons

    Does satire have the ability to effect social reform? If so, what satiric style is most effective in bringing about reform? This book explores how Renaissance poet and playwright Ben Jonson negotiated contemporary pressures to forge a satiric persona and style uniquely his own. These pressures were…

    Hardback – 2018-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

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

    1st Edition

    By Stephannie Gearhart

    Drama and the Politics of Generational Conflict in Shakespeare’s England examines the intersection between art and culture and explains how ideas about age circulated in early modern England. Stephannie Gearhart illustrates how a variety of texts – including drama by Shakespeare, Jonson, and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-23
    Routledge
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • Nineteenth Century British Theatre

    1st Edition

    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
    Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

  • The Rise of the Victorian Actor

    1st Edition

    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…

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

  • Victorian Dramatic Criticism

    1st Edition

    Edited by George Rowell

    Originally published in 1971. The Victorian Age was one of popular theatre and increasingly popular journalism. One manifestation of this journalism was the emergence of the dramatic critic from the anonymity and brevity which had previously characterized periodical treatment of the theatre. If…

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

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