Theatre History Products

  • 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 – 2016-04-20 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge

  • The Revolution in German Theatre 1900-1933

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1981, this book represents the first work in English to give a comprehensive account of the revolutionary developments in German theatre from the decline of Naturalism through the Expressionist upheaval to the political theatre of Piscator and Brecht. Early productions of Kaiser’…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge

  • Shakespearean Stage Production

    Then and Now

    By Cécile de Banke

    An absorbing and original addition to Shakespeareana, this handbook of production is for all lovers of Shakespeare whether producer, player, scholar or spectator. In four sections, Staging, Actors and Acting, Costume, Music and Dance, it traces Shakespearean production from Elizabethan times to the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

  • Theatre Histories

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Bruce McConachie, Tobin Nellhaus, Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei, Tamara Underiner

    Edited by Tobin Nellhaus

    This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the innovative and widely acclaimed Theatre Histories: An Introduction offers a critical overview of global theatre and drama, spanning a broad wealth of world cultures and periods. Bringing together a group of scholars from a diverse range of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-26 
    Routledge

  • Mainstream AIDS Theatre, the Media, and Gay Civil Rights

    Making the Radical Palatable

    By Jacob Juntunen

    This book demonstrates the political potential of mainstream theatre in the US at the end of the twentieth century, tracing ideological change over time in the reception of US mainstream plays taking HIV/AIDS as their topic from 1985 to 2000. This is the first study to combine the topics of the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Regal Phantasm (Routledge Revivals)

    Shakespeare and the Politics of Spectacle

    By Christopher Pye

    First published in 1989, this title explores the relationship theater and power in the English Renaissance. Shakespeare’s Henry V, Richard II, and Macbeth are examined alongside a range of cultural materials, including philosophical and historical accounts of sovereignty, royal portraiture and…

    Paperback – 2016-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Look Back in Gender (Routledge Revivals)

    Sexuality and the Family in Post-War British Drama

    By Michelene Wandor

    In this challenging book, first published in 1987, Michelene Wandor looks at the best-known plays in the thirty years prior to publication; from Look Back in Anger onwards. Wandor investigates the representation of the family and different forms of sexuality in these plays and re-reviews them from…

    Paperback – 2016-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Rooms in Dramatic Realism

    By Fred Miller Robinson

    Dramatic Realism, since its birth in the hectic late years of the nineteenth century, gave theatrical and thematic energy to the interaction between a play’s text and the way that it looked on the stage. Characters began to find themselves in rooms and settings that played an active and changing…

    Paperback – 2015-11-24
    Routledge

  • Essentials of Period Style

    A Sourcebook for Stage and Production Designers

    By Hal Tine

    Essentials of Period Style: A Sourcebook for Stage and Production Designers covers the visual, social, and political dynamics of multiple epochs and cultures and discusses how these trends affect the design of the architecture, costumes, and furnishings of the time. It then relates these…

    Paperback – 2015-11-23
    Focal Press

  • The Comedy Improv Handbook

    A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance

    By Matt Fotis, Siobhan O'Hara

    The Comedy Improv Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance is a one-stop resource for both improv teachers and students, covering improv history, theory, maxims, exercises, games, and structures. You will learn the necessary skills and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-05
    Focal Press

  • 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

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