Theatre History Products

  • Closet Drama

    History, Theory, Form

    Edited by Catherine Burroughs

    Closet Drama: History, Theory, Form introduces the emerging field of Closet Drama Studies by featuring twelve original essays from distinguished scholars who offer fresh and illuminating perspectives on closet drama as a genre. Examining an unusual mix of historical narratives, performances, and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Beijing Opera Costumes

    The Visual Communication of Character and Culture

    By Alexandra B Bonds

    Beijing Opera Costumes: The Visual Communication of Character and Culture illuminates the links between theatrical attire and social customs and aesthetics of China, covering both the theory and practice of stage dress. Distinguishing attributes include an introduction to the performance style, the…

    Paperback – 2018-08-08 
    Focal Press

  • Routledge Revivals: Arthur Miller and Company (1990)

    Arthur Miller Talks About His Work in the Company of Actors, Designers, Directors, and Writers

    Edited by Christopher Bigsby

    First published in 1990, this book presents a discussion with Arthur Miller, in conversation with Christopher Bigsby. Miller talks openly and extensively about his own life and experiences, events and environments which provide material for his plays: his New York childhood, the Depression, the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 

  • Routledge Revivals: David Mamet (1985)

    By Christopher Bigsby

    First published in 1985, C.W.E Bigsby examines the career and work of playwright David Mamet. Bigsby shows that Mamet is a fierce social critic, indicting an America corrupted at its core by myths of frontier individualism and competitive capitalism. Mamet has created plays whose bleak social…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 

  • Language, Identity, Recognition

    Code-choice in Identity Construction on Stage

    By Sirkku Aaltonen

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Civic Performance

    Pageantry and entertainments in early modern London

    Edited by J Caitlin Finlayson, Amrita Sen

    Pageantry in sixteenth and seventeenth century London played a major role in civic life not merely as spectacle but as a means of formulating, articulating, and often transforming civic identity. Civic Performance: Pageantry and Entertainments in Early Modern London brings together essays by…

    Hardback – 2018-07-10 
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • The Black Circuit

    Race, Performance, Spectatorship in Black Popular Theater

    By Rashida Z. Shaw McMahon

    The Black Circuit: Race, Performance, Spectatorship in Black Popular Theater moves black theatrical productions and their audiences from the margins to the center of focus in the first book-length study of "Chitlin Circuit" Theatre, the most popular and controversial form of contemporary black…

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 
    Sociology Re-Wired

  • Preaching the Blues

    Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays

    By Maisha Akbar

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Seagull

    An Insiders’ Account of the Groundbreaking Moscow Production

    By Anatoly Efros

    Edited by James Thomas

    This book is an insiders’ account of the groundbreaking Moscow production of Chekhov's The Seagull directed by Anatoly Efros in 1966, which heralded a paradigm shift in the interpretation and staging of Chekhov’s plays. It is a unique glimpse behind the curtain of the laboratory of new Russian…

    Paperback – 2018-06-11 

  • Public Women in British India

    Icons and the Urban Stage

    By Rimli Bhattacharya

    This book foregrounds the subjectivity of ‘acting women’ amidst violent debates on femininity and education, livelihood and labour, sexuality and marriage. It looks at the emergence of the stage actress as an artist and an ideological construct at critical phases of performance practice in British…

    Hardback – 2018-05-25 
    Routledge India

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

    Purging Satire

    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 – 2018-05-24 
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

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