Skip to Content

Books by Subject

Drama Books

You are currently browsing 41–50 of 208 new and published books in the subject of Drama — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books – Page 5

  1. Adapting Chekhov

    The Text and its Mutations

    Edited by J. Douglas Clayton, Yana Meerzon

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book considers the hundred years of re-writes of Anton Chekhov’s work, presenting a wide geographical landscape of Chekhovian influences in drama. The volume examines the elusive quality of Chekhov’s dramatic universe as an intricate mechanism, an engine in which his enigmatic characters exist...

    Published August 16th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Brecht and Critical Theory

    Dialectics and Contemporary Aesthetics

    By Sean Carney

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Arguing that Brecht’s aesthetic theories are still highly relevant today, and that an appreciation of his theory and theatre is essential to an understanding of modern critical theory, this book examines the influence of Brecht’s aesthetic on the pre-eminent materialist critics of the twentieth...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 Scott T. Cummings considers comic sketches, opera libretti and unpublished pieces, as well as her...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

  4. Performing Embodiment in Samuel Beckett's Drama

    By Anna McMullan

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    The representation and experience of embodiment is a central preoccupation of Samuel Beckett’s drama, one that he explored through diverse media. McMullan investigates the full range of Beckett’s dramatic canon for stage, radio, television and film, including early drama, mimes and unpublished...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Shakespeare: The Basics

    3rd Edition

    By Sean McEvoy

    Series: The Basics

    Now in its third edition Shakespeare: The Basics is an insightful and informative introduction to the work of William Shakespeare. Exploring all aspects of Shakespeare’s plays including the language, cultural contexts, and modern interpretations, this text looks at how a range of plays from across...

    Published May 15th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 February 6th 2012 by Routledge

  7. New Playwriting Strategies

    Language and Media in the 21st Century, 2nd Edition

    By Paul C. Castagno

    New Playwriting Strategies has become a canonical text in the study and teaching of playwriting, offering a fresh and dynamic insight into the subject. This thoroughly revised and expanded second edition explores and highlights the wide spread of new techniques that form contemporary theatre...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. Playwriting Across the Curriculum

    By Caroline Jester, Claire Stoneman

    This book is a guide to introducing the craft of playwriting into the secondary English curriculum at key stage 3, using the TEEP (Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme) framework. The authors also provide a particular focus on applying this versatile scheme of work to other areas of the...

    Published October 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  10. Eighteenth-Century Authorship and the Play of Fiction

    Novels and the Theater, Haywood to Austen

    By Emily Hodgson Anderson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

    This study looks at developments in eighteenth-century drama that influenced the rise of the novel; it begins by asking why women writers of this period experimented so frequently with both novels and plays. Here, Eliza Haywood, Frances Burney, Elizabeth Inchbald, Maria Edgeworth, and Jane Austen...

    Published October 10th 2011 by Routledge