Theatre History Products

  • The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary Musical

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jessica Sternfeld, Elizabeth L. Wollman

    The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary Musical is dedicated to the musical’s evolving relationship to American culture in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. In the past decade-and-a-half, international scholars from an ever-widening number of disciplines and specializations have been…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Music Companions

  • Facial Hair and the Performance of Early Modern Masculinity

    1st Edition

    By Eleanor Rycroft

    Facial Hair and the Performance of Early Modern Masculinity is the first full-length critical study to analyse the importance of beards in terms of the theatrical performance of masculinity. According to medical, cultural and literary discourses of early modern era in England, facial hair marked…

    Hardback – 2019-07-12 
    Routledge
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • Hypertheatre

    Contemporary Radical Adaptation of Greek Tragedy, 1st Edition

    By Olga Kekis

    Hypertheatre: Contemporary Radical Adaptation of Greek Tragedy investigates the adaptation of classical drama for the contemporary stage and explores its role as an active, polemical form of theatre which addresses present-day issues. The book’s premise is that by breaking drama into constituent…

    Hardback – 2019-07-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Mummers' Plays Revisited

    1st Edition

    By Peter Harrop

    Peter Harrop offers a reappraisal of mummers’ plays, which have long been regarded as a form of ‘folk’ or ‘traditional’ drama, somehow separate from the mainstream of British theatre. This fresh view of folk and tradition explores how mummers’ plays emerged in an 18th century theatrical…

    Hardback – 2019-07-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    1st Edition

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2019-06-25 
    Routledge

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    1st Edition

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2019-06-25 
    Routledge

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    1st Edition

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2019-06-25 
    Routledge

  • British Nautical Melodramas, 1820–1850

    1st Edition

    By Arnold Schmidt

    During the 1820s and 30s nautical melodramas "reigned supreme" on London stages, entertaining the mariners and maritime workers who comprised a large part of the audience for small theatres with the same sentimental moments and comic interludes of domestic melodrama mixed with patriotic images that…

    Hardback – 2019-06-25 
    Routledge

  • The Costumes of Burlesque

    1866-2018, 1st Edition

    By Coleen Scott

    The Costumes of Burlesque: 1866-2018 is the first volume to inclusively document burlesque costume from its birth in the 1860’s through the global burlesque movement in 2018. This lushly illustrated book presents the history and development of this American art form by documenting the origins,…

    Paperback – 2019-06-17 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Anthology of British Women Playwrights, 1777-1843

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael E. Sinatra, Thomas C. Crochunis

    The Routledge Anthology of British Women Playwrights, 1777-1843 brings together ten eclectic plays by female dramatists and writers, to stimulate a rich discussion of women, writing, and theatre history. Ranging through tragedy, comedy, musical theatre and mixed-genre texts, this volume celebrates…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10 
    Routledge

  • Robert Lepage

    2nd Edition

    By Aleksandar Saša Dundjerovic

    Robert Lepage is one of Canada’s foremost theatre authors and directors. His company, Ex Machina, has toured to international acclaim and he has lent his talents to areas as diverse as opera, film, solo performance, and installation art. His most celebrated work blends through collaborative and…

    Paperback – 2019-06-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • Portraits in Early Modern English Drama

    Visual Culture, Play-Texts, and Performances, 1st Edition

    By Emanuel Stelzer

    Portraits in Early Modern English Drama studies the complex web of interconnections that grows out of the presentation of portraits as props in early modern English drama. Emanuel Stelzer considers this theory from the Elizabethan age up to the closing of the theatres. This book examines how the…

    Hardback – 2019-06-04 
    Routledge
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

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