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  1. Theatre and National Identity

    Re-Imagining Conceptions of Nation

    Edited by Nadine Holdsworth

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book explores the ways that pre-existing ‘national’ works or ‘national theatre’ sites can offer a rich source of material for speaking to the contemporary moment because of the resonances or associations they offer of a different time, place, politics, or culture. Featuring a broad...

    Published May 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Beaumarchais and the Theatre

    By William D. Howarth

    William D Howarth sets Le Mariage de Figaro and Beaumarchais's other dramatic works in the broad historical context of pre-revolutionary France, providing a unique and authoritative study of the dramatist and his plays. He presents detailed analyses of the plays themselves, discussing their...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Jacobean Public Theatre

    By Alexander Leggatt

    Series: Theatre Production Studies

    Jacobean Public Theatre recovers for the modern reader the acting, production and performance values of the public theatre of Jacobean London. It relates this drama to the popular culutre of the day and concludes with a close study of four important plays, including King Lear, which emerge in an...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  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. 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 6th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. Aleksandr Blok's Trilogy of Lyric Dramas

    A Puppet Show, The King on the Square and the Unknown Woman

    Edited by Timothy C. Westphalen

    Aleksandr Blok's Trilogy of Lyric Dramas gathers together for the first time in English translation the first three plays by Aleksandr Blok, the pre-eminent poet of Russian Symbolism and one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. The three plays that constitute the trilogy - A Puppet Show,...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Routledge Introduction to Theatre and Performance Studies

    By Erika Fischer-Lichte

    Edited by Minou Arjomand, Ramona Mosse

    Erika Fischer-Lichte's introduction to the discipline of Theatre and Performance Studies is a strikingly authoritative and wide ranging guide to the study of theatre in all of its forms. Its three-part structure moves from the first steps in starting to think about performance,...

    Published March 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Death of the Actor

    Shakespeare on Page and Stage

    By Martin Buzacott

    In The Death of the Actor Martin Buzacott launches an all-out attack on contemporary theatrical practice and performance theory which identifies the actor, rather than the director, as the key creative force in the performance of Shakespeare. Because actors are absent from the site of Shakespearean...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge