Theatre History Products

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

  • 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 – 2017-11-26 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-11-26 
    Routledge

  • The Odin Teatret Archives

    By Mirella Schino

    The Odin Teatret Archives presents collections from the archives of one of the foremost reference points in global theatre. Letters, notes, work diaries, articles, and a wealth of photographs all chart the daily activity that underpins the life of Odin Teatret, telling the adventurous, complex…

    Paperback – 2017-11-20 
    Routledge

  • Documentary Vanguards in Modern Theatre

    By Timothy Youker

    Practitioners and critics alike often attribute great authenticity to documentary theatre, casting it as a salutary alternative not only to corporate news outlets and official histories but also to the supposed "self-indulgence" and "elitism" of avant-garde theatre. Documentary Vanguards in Modern…

    Hardback – 2017-11-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Theatre and Dictatorship in the Luso-Hispanic World

    Edited by Diego Santos Sanchez

    Theatre and Dictatorship in the Luso-Hispanic World explores the discourses that have linked theatrical performance and prevailing dictatorial regimes across Spain, Portugal and their former colonies. These are divided into three different approaches to theatre itself - as cultural…

    Hardback – 2017-10-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Victorian Vocalists

    By Kurt Ganzl

    Victorian Vocalists is a masterful and entertaining collection of 100 biographies of mid- to late-19th-century singers and stars. Kurt Gänzl paints a vivid picture of the Victorian operatic and concert world, revealing the backgrounds, journeys, successes, failures and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-10 
    Routledge

  • Acting: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Bella Merlin

    Now in a vibrantly revised second editon, Acting: The Basics remains a practical and theoretical guide to the world of the professional actor, which skilfully combines ideas from a range of practitioners and linking the academy to the industry. Retaining a balance between acting history, a…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • The First German Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • The Revolution in German Theatre 1900-1933 (Routledge Revivals)

    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’…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare's Lost Playhouse

    Eleven Days at Newington Butts

    By Laurie Johnson

    The playhouse at Newington Butts has long remained on the fringes of histories of Shakespeare’s career and of the golden age of the theatre with which his name is associated. A mile outside London, and relatively disused by the time Shakespeare began his career in the theatre, this playhouse has…

    Hardback – 2017-09-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Musical Theater

    An Appreciation, 2nd Edition

    By Alyson McLamore

    Musical Theater: An Appreciation, Second Edition offers a history of musical theater from its operating origins to the Broadway shows of today, combined with an in-depth study of the musical styles that paralleled changes on stage. Alyson McLamore teaches readers how to listen to both the words and…

    Paperback – 2017-09-19 
    Routledge

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