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New and Published Books

  1. The Politics and Reception of Rabindranath Tagore’s Drama

    The Bard on the Stage

    Edited by Arnab Bhattacharya, Mala Renganathan

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This is the first volume to focus specifically on Rabindranath Tagore’s dramatic literature, visiting translations and adaptations of Tagore’s drama, and cross-cultural encounters in his works. As Asia’s first Nobel Laureate, Tagore’s highly original plays occupy a central position in the Indian...

    Published December 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Caryl Churchill

    By Mary Luckhurst

    Series: Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

    One of Europe's greatest playwrights, Caryl Churchill has been internationally celebrated for four decades. She has exploded the narrow definitions of political theatre to write consistently hard-edged and innovative work. Always unpredictable in her stage experiments, her plays have stretched the...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Routledge Companion to Commedia dell'Arte

    Edited by Judith Chaffee, Oliver Crick

    From Commedia dell’Arte came archetypal characters that are still with us today, such as Harlequin and Pantalone, and the rediscovered craft of writing comic dramas and masked theatre. From it came the forces that helped create and influence Opera, Ballet, Pantomime, Shakespeare, Moliere, Lopes de...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Fifty Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

    Edited by Maggie B. Gale, John F. Deeney

    Series: Routledge Key Guides

    Fifty Modern and Contemporary and Dramatists is a critical introduction to the work of some of the most important and influential playwrights from the 1950s to the present day. The figures chosen are among the most widely studied by students of drama, theatre and literature and include such...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Cold War Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Elsom

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Cold War Theatre, first published in 1992, provides an account of the theatrical history within the context of East/West politics. Its geographical span ranges from beyond the Urals to the Pacific Coast of the US, and asks whether the Cold War confrontation was not in part due to the cultural...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Post-War British Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Elsom

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Since the Second World War, we have witnessed exciting, often confusing developments in the British theatre. This book, first published in 1976, presents an enlightening, objective history of the many facets of post-war British theatre and a fresh interpretation of theatre itself. The remarkable...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Focal Press

  7. Post-War British Theatre Criticism (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Elsom

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1981, sets out the critical reaction to some fifty key post-war productions of the British theatre, as gauged primarily through the contemporary reviews of theatre critics. The plays chosen are each, in their different ways, important in their contribution to the...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Macbeth

    New Critical Essays

    Edited by Nick Moschovakis

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    This volume offers a wealth of critical analysis, supported with ample historical and bibliographical information about one of Shakespeare’s most enduringly popular and globally influential plays. Its eighteen new chapters represent a broad spectrum of current scholarly and interpretive approaches,...

    Published October 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Richard II

    New Critical Essays

    Edited by Jeremy Lopez

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    Arguably the first play in a Shakespearean tetralogy, Richard II is a unique and compelling political drama whose themes still resonate today. It is one of the few Shakespeare plays written entirely in verse and its format presents unique theatrical challenges. Politically engaged and controversial...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Modern Stage and Other Worlds (Routledge Revivals)

    By Austin E. Quigley

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Modern plays are strikingly diverse and, as a result, any attempt to locate an underlying unity between them encounters difficulties: to focus on what they have in common is often to overlook what is of primary importance in particular plays; to focus on their differences is to note the novelty of...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge