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Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

Series Editor: Mary Luckhurst Series Editor, Maggie Gale

Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists is a new series of innovative and exciting critical introductions to the work of internationally pioneering playwrights. The series includes well-established playwrights and offers primary materials on contemporary dramatists who are under-represented in secondary criticism. Each volume provides detailed cultural, historical and political material, examines selected plays in production, and theorises the playwright’s artistic agenda and working methods, as well as their contribution to the development of playwriting and theatre.

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  1. Maria Irene Fornes

    By Scott T. Cummings

    Series: Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

    Maria Irene Fornes is the most influential female American dramatist of the 20th century. That is the argument of this important new study, the first to assess Fornes's complete body of work. Scott T. Cummings considers comic sketches, opera libretti and unpublished pieces, as well as her...

    Published July 11th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Jean Genet

    By David Bradby, Clare Finburgh

    Series: Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

    ‘This volume is a gem. Written by two experts in modern French theater, whose stated objective is to render the complexity of Genet's work exhilarating rather than intimidating, the book bears witness to the continued political relevance and artistic power of one of the most controversial and...

    Published October 30th 2011 by Routledge

  3. August Strindberg

    By Eszter Szalczer

    Series: Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

    Dramatist, theatre practitioner, novelist, and painter, August Strindberg’s diverse dramatic output embodied the modernist sensibility. He was above all one of the most radical innovators of Western theatre. This book provides an insightful assessment of Strindberg’s vital contribution to the...

    Published October 26th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Anton Chekhov

    By Rose Whyman

    Series: Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

    Anton Chekhov offers a critical introduction to the plays and productions of this canonical playwright, examining the genius of Chekhov's writing, theatrical representation and dramatic philosophy. Emphasising Chekhov’s continued relevance and his mastery of the tragicomic, Rose Whyman provides an...

    Published August 10th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Federico García Lorca

    By Maria M. Delgado

    Series: Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

    Immortalized in death by The Clash, Pablo Neruda, Salvador Dalí, Dmitri Shostakovich and Lindsay Kemp, Federico García Lorca's spectre haunts both contemporary Spain and the cultural landscape beyond. This study offers a fresh examination of one of the Spanish language’s most resonant voices;...

    Published March 9th 2008 by Routledge

  6. J.B. Priestley

    By Maggie B. Gale

    Series: Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

    J. B. Priestley is the first book to provide a detailed and up to date analysis of the enormous contribution made by this playwright, novelist, journalist and critic to twentieth century British theatre. Priestley was often criticised for being either too populist or too experimental and this...

    Published March 9th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Susan Glaspell and Sophie Treadwell

    By Barbara Ozieblo, Jerry Dickey

    Series: Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

    Susan Glaspell and Sophie Treadwell presents critical introductions to two of the most significant American dramatists of the early twentieth century. Glaspell and Treadwell led American Theatre from outdated melodrama to the experimentation of great European playwrights like Ibsen, Strindberg and...

    Published January 29th 2008 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Caryl Churchill
    By Mary Luckhurst
    To Be Published December 11th 2014

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