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  • Black British Drama

    A Transnational Story

    By Michael Pearce

    Black British Drama: A Transnational Story looks afresh at the ways black theatre in Britain is connected to and informed by the spaces of Africa, the Caribbean, and the USA. Offering an exciting new approach to reading modern and contemporary black British drama, Michael Pearce examines plays by a…

    Paperback – 2017-05-17 
    Routledge

  • Constructing the Viennese Modern Body

    Art, Hysteria and the Puppet

    By Nathan J. Timpano

    This book takes a new, interdisciplinary approach to analyzing modern Viennese visual culture, informed by Austro-German theater, contemporary medical treatises centered on hysteria, and an original examination of dramatic gestures in expressionist artworks. It centers on the following question:…

    Hardback – 2017-05-17 
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama

    Edited by Kristina Straub, Misty G Anderson, Daniel O'Quinn

    The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama brings together the work of key playwrights from 1660 to 1800, divided into three main sections: Restoring the Theatre: 1660–1700 Managing Entertainment: 1700–1760 Entertainment in an Age of Revolutions: 1760–1800 Each of…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare's Tragic Justice

    By C. J. Sisson

    The problem of justice seems to have haunted Shakespeare as it haunted Renaissance Christendom. In this book, first published in 1963, four aspects of the problems of justice in action in Shakespeare’s great tragedies are explored. This study is based on the lifetime’s research of Elizabethan…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • Enchanted Shows

    Vision and Structure in Elizabethan and Shakespearean Comedy about Magic

    By Elissa Hare

    The book, first published in 1988, examines the role of magic in Elizabethan and Shakespearean theatre. The author observes how certain plays, including Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest, rationalise the unrealism and improbabilities typical of romantic comedy as miracles…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • Ben Jonson

    His Vision and His Art

    By Alexander Leggatt

    While most critical writing on Jonson concentrates on the plays, poems or masques seen in isolation, this title, first published in 1981, ranges across the genres to explore Jonson’s vision as a whole. The author points to the inner connections that make of the rich variety of Jonson’s writing a…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • The Elizabethan Player

    Contemporary Stage Representation

    By David Albert Mann

    In this book, first published in 1991, David Mann argues for more attention to the performer in the study of Elizabethan plays and less concern for their supposed meanings and morals. He concentrates on a collection of extracts from plays which show the Elizabethan actor as a character onstage. He…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • The Tragedy of State

    By J. W. Lever

    The domination of the state over the lives of individuals is, arguably, a problem of the present-day world. In this book, first published in 1971, the author finds essentially the same problem in Jacobean tragedy in the shape it assumed during the rise of the first European nation-states. The…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • Ben Jonson

    By John Palmer

    While most critical writing on Jonson concentrates on the plays, poems or masques seen in isolation, this title, first published in 1981, ranges across the genres to explore Jonson’s vision as a whole. The author points to the inner connections that make of the rich variety of Jonson’s writing a…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • Jacobean Tragedy

    The Quest for Moral Order

    By Irving Ribner

    The work of dramatists such as George Chapman, Thomas Heywood, Cyril Tourneur, John Webster, Thomas Middleton and John Ford can profitably be studied as attempts to construct a new moral order in response to the absence or weakening of the religious sanction. In this study, first published in 1962,…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • Jacobean Private Theatre

    By Keith Sturgess

    In this scholarly and entertaining book, first published in 1987, the author tells the story of Jacobean private theatre. Most of the best plays written after 1610, including Shakespeare’s late plays such as The Tempest, were written for the new breed of private playhouses – small, roofed and…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

  • Stuart Academic Drama

    An Edition of Three University Plays

    By David L. Russell

    Although not much is known about the three Stuart plays in this edition, which was first published in 1987, we can ascribe them to one of the English universities, and each is indicative of a distinctly different influence on the Renaissance academic drama. Heteroclitanomalonomia is part of a minor…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Renaissance Drama

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