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New and Published Books

  1. Blood and Home in Early Modern Drama

    Domestic Identity on the Renaissance Stage

    By Ariane M. Balizet

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    In this volume, the author argues that blood was, crucially, a means by which dramatists negotiated shifting contours of domesticity in 16th and 17th century England. Early modern English drama vividly addressed contemporary debates over an expanding idea of "the domestic," which encompassed the...

    Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sex and War on the American Stage

    Lysistrata in performance 1930-2012

    By Emily B. Klein

    American adaptations of Aristophanes’ enduring comedy Lysistrata have used laughter to critique sex, war, and feminism for nearly a century. Unlike almost any other play circulating in contemporary theatres, Lysistrata has outlived its classical origins in 411 BCE and continues to shock and delight...

    Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Auditions

    The Complete Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Richard Evans

    Auditions are an integral part of every performer's life. From getting into drama school through to a successful career in an overcrowded industry, Auditions: The Complete Guide offers crucial advice, resources and tried and tested techniques to maximise success before, during and after each...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Theatreness

    A compendium of ideas about process and performance

    By Tim Crouch, Andrew Smith

    Published April 14th 2014 by Focal Press

  5. The Renaissance Drama of Knowledge

    Giordano Bruno in England

    By Hilary Gatti

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    Giordano Bruno’s visit to Elizabethan England in the 1580s left its imprint on many fields of contemporary culture, ranging from the newly-developing science, the philosophy of knowledge and language, to the extraordinary flowering of Elizabethan poetry and drama. This book explores Bruno's...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. A Companion to Post-War British Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    By Philip Barnes

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1986, this compilation offers a guide to the major aspects of contemporary British theatre. In the period covered, Britain was among the world leaders in theatre as the post-war years saw a remarkable surge in theatrical creativity, associated with the experimental, innovatory...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  7. What's the Story

    Essays about art, theater and storytelling

    By Anne Bogart

    Anne Bogart is an award-winning theatre maker, and a best-selling writer of books about theatre, art, and cultural politics. In this her latest collection of essays she explores the story-telling impulse, and asks how she, as a ‘product of postmodernism’, can reconnect to the primal act of making...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Artistic Practices

    Social Interactions and Cultural Dynamics

    Edited by Tasos Zembylas

    Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

    Art matters. It affects us in our daily lives and is full of meanings that are valuable to all of us. As a catalyst for social interactions, art may either cause public conflict and create dissensions or facilitate mutual understanding and strengthen collective bonds. All of this is grounded in...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Terror and Performance

    By Rustom Bharucha

    ‘This work goes where other books fear to tread. It reaches the parts other scholars might imagine in their dreams but would neither have the international reach nor the critical acumen and forensic flourish to deliver.’ Alan Read, King's College London ‘This book is not only timely. It is...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Theatrical Firearms Handbook

    By Kevin Inouye

    The Theatrical Firearms Handbook is the essential guide to navigating the many decisions that are involved in the safe and effective use of firearm props for both the stage and screen. It is an invaluable resource for fight choreographers, props designers, backstage crew, directors, actors, stage...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Focal Press