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  • Routledge Revivals: Patriotism: The Making and Unmaking of British National Identity (1989)

    Volume III: National Fictions

    Edited by Raphael Samuel

    First published in 1989, this is the third of three volumes exploring the changing notions of patriotism in British life from the thirteenth century to the late twentieth century and constitutes an attempt to come to terms with the power of the national idea through a historically informed critique…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: History Workshop Series

  • Routledge Revivals: Theatres of the Left 1880-1935 (1985)

    Workers' Theatre Movements in Britain and America

    Edited by Raphael Samuel, Ewan MacColl, Stuart Cosgrove

    First published in 1985, this book examines how workers theatre movements intended their performances to be activist — perceiving art as a weapon of struggle and enlightenment — and an emancipatory act. An introductory study relates left-wing theatre groupings to the cultural narratives of…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: History Workshop Series

  • Understanding Greek Tragic Theatre

    2nd Edition

    By Rush Rehm

    Understanding Greek Tragic Theatre, a revised edition of Greek Tragic Theatre (1992), is intended for those interested in how Greek tragedy works. By analysing the way the plays were performed in fifth-century Athens, Rush Rehm encourages classicists, actors, and directors to approach Greek tragedy…

    Paperback – 2016-07-29 
    Routledge
    Understanding the Ancient World

  • Dickens and Popular Entertainment

    By Paul Schlicke

    First published in 1985. Dickens was a vigorous champion of the right of all men and women to carefree amusements and dedicated himself to the creation of imaginative pleasure. This book represents the first extended study of this vital aspect of Dickens’ life and work, exploring how he channelled…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Nikolai Demidov

    Becoming an Actor-Creator

    By Nikolai Demidov

    Edited by Andrei Malaev-Babel, Margarita Laskina

    At the time of his death, Stanislavsky considered Nikolai Demidov to be ‘his only student, who understands the System’. Demidov’s incredibly forward-thinking processes not only continued his teacher’s pioneering work, but also solved the problems of an actor’s creativity that Stanislavsky never…

    Hardback – 2016-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Victorian Theatrical Burlesques

    Edited by Richard Schoch

    First published in 2003. Wildly popular in their own day, Victorian burlesques are now little read, scarcely studied, and never performed. Giving long overdue emphasis to an unjustly neglected theatrical tradition, this critical edition - the first to focus on Victorian burlesques of Victorian…

    Hardback – 2016-06-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • Henry Irving

    A Re-Evaluation of the Pre-Eminent Victorian Actor-Manager

    Edited by Richard Foulkes

    Henry Irving (1838-1905), the first actor to be knighted, dominated the theatre in Britain and beyond for over a quarter of a century. As an actor, he was strikingly different with his idiosyncratic pronunciation, his somewhat ungainly physique, and his brilliant psychological portrayals of virtue…

    Hardback – 2016-06-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • The Taming of the Shrew (Routledge Revivals)

    A Comparative Study of Oral and Literary Versions

    By Jan Harold Brunvand

    William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew has succeeded in surviving in contemporary culture, and has even managed to penetrate to the most modern media of mass communications. This book, first published in 1991, examines some of the different literary and oral versions of The Taming of the…

    Paperback – 2016-05-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Tragedy and Dramatic Theatre

    By Hans-Thies Lehmann

    This comprehensive, authoritative account of tragedy is the culmination of Hans-Thies Lehmann’s groundbreaking contributions to theatre and performance scholarship. It is a major milestone in our understanding of this core foundation of the dramatic arts. From the philosophical roots and theories…

    Paperback – 2016-05-10
    Routledge

  • European Theatre 1960-1990 (Routledge Revivals)

    Cross-Cultural Perspectives

    Edited by Ralph Yarrow

    European theatre has been the site of enormous change and struggle since 1960. There have been radical shifts in the nature and understanding of performance, fuelled by increasing cross-cultural and international influence. Theatre has had to fight for its very existence, adapting its methods of…

    Paperback – 2016-04-07
    Focal Press
    Routledge Revivals

  • Cold War Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Elsom

    Cold War Theatre, first published in 1992, provides an account of the theatrical history within the context of East/West politics. Its geographical span ranges from beyond the Urals to the Pacific Coast of the US, and asks whether the Cold War confrontation was not in part due to the cultural…

    Paperback – 2016-04-07
    Focal Press
    Routledge Revivals

  • Post-War British Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Elsom

    Since the Second World War, we have witnessed exciting, often confusing developments in the British theatre. This book, first published in 1976, presents an enlightening, objective history of the many facets of post-war British theatre and a fresh interpretation of theatre itself. The remarkable…

    Paperback – 2016-04-07
    Focal Press
    Routledge Revivals

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