American Performance Products

  • The Routledge Anthology of US Drama: 1898-1949

    Edited by Joshua Polster

    The first half of the Twentieth Century was a vibrant period for U.S. theatre. As the United States emerged as a significant military, economic, political and cultural power, so its theatre began to distinguish itself from the prevailing European model. The plays and dramatic texts in&…

    Paperback – 2016-06-30 
    Routledge

  • A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage

    Edited by Jocelyn L. Buckner

    A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage places this renowned, award-winning playwright's contribution to American theatre in scholarly context. The volume covers Nottage's plays, productions, activism, and artistic collaborations to display the extraordinary breadth and depth of her work. The…

    Paperback – 2016-05-09 
    Routledge

  • Acting in the Academy

    The History of Professional Actor Training in US Higher Education

    By Peter Zazzali

    There are over 150 BFA and MFA acting programs in the US today, nearly all of which claim to prepare students for theatre careers. Peter Zazzali contends that the curricula of these courses represent an ethos that is as outdated as it is limited, given today’s shrinking job market for stage…

    Hardback – 2016-04-12
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Circus Studies Reader

    Edited by Peta Tait, Katie Lavers

    The Routledge Circus Studies Reader offers an absorbing critical introduction to this diverse and emerging field. It brings together the work of over 30 scholars in this discipline, including Janet Davis, Helen Stoddart and Peta Tait, to highlight and address the field’s key historical, critical…

    Paperback – 2016-03-14
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-10-22
    Routledge

  • Beth Henley

    A Casebook

    Edited by Julia A. Fesmire

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

    Paperback – 2015-02-27
    Routledge

  • Neil LaBute

    A Casebook

    By Gerald C. Wood

    Neil LaBute: A Casebook is the first book to examine one of the most successful and controversial contemporary American playwrights and filmmakers. While he is most famous, and in some cases infamous, for his early films In the Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors, Labute is equally…

    Paperback – 2014-11-10
    Routledge
    Casebooks on Modern Dramatists

  • World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

    Volume 2: The Americas

    Edited by Arthur Holmberg, Carlos Solorzano

    The second volume of the World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre covers the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, including the United States. Entries on twenty-six countries are preceded by specialist introductions on Theatre in Post-Colonial Latin America, Theatres of North America, Puppet…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge

  • A History of the American Musical Theatre

    No Business Like It

    By Nathan Hurwitz

    From the diverse proto-theatres of the mid-1800s, though the revues of the ‘20s, the ‘true musicals’ of the ‘40s, the politicisation of the ‘60s and the ‘mega-musicals’ of the ‘80s, every era in American musical theatre reflected a unique set of socio-cultural factors. Nathan Hurwitz uses these…

    Paperback – 2014-06-20
    Routledge

  • Captive Audience

    Prison and Captivity in Contemporary Theatre

    Edited by Thomas Fahy, Kimball King

    The first collection on this important topic, Captive Audience examines the social, gendered, ethnic, and cultural problems of incarceration as explored in contemporary theatre. Beginning with an essay by Harold Pinter, the original contributions discuss work including Harold Pinter's screenplays…

    Paperback – 2014-06-09
    Routledge
    Studies in Modern Drama

  • 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 – 2013-11-26
    Routledge

  • Programming Theater History

    The Actor's Workshop of San Francisco

    By Herbert Blau

    ‘One of the great stories of the American theater..., the Workshop not only built an international reputation with its daring choice of plays and nontraditional productions, it also helped launch a movement of regional, or resident, companies that would change forever how Americans thought about…

    Paperback – 2013-03-12
    Routledge

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