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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 16 new and published books in the subject of History of Drama — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Representing China on the Historical London Stage

    From Orientalism to Intercultural Performance

    By Dongshin Chang

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book provides a critical study of how China was represented on the historical London stage in selected examples from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth century—which corresponds with the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), China’s last monarchy. The examples show that during this...

    Published February 18th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Anger and After (Routledge Revivals)

    A Guide to the New British Drama

    By John Russell Taylor

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    When it was first published in 1962, Anger and After was the first comprehensive study of the dramatic movement which began in 1956 with the staging of John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger and has since brought forward such dramatists as Brendan Behan, Harold Pinter, N. F. Simpson, John Arden and...

    Published February 9th 2015 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 24th 2014 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the full range of Beckett’s dramatic canon for stage, radio, television and film, including early drama, mimes and unpublished...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 30th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Tragic Seneca

    An Essay in the Theatrical Tradition

    Edited by A. J. Boyle

    Published May 16th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Shakespeare's Dramatic Heritage

    Collected Studies in Mediaeval, Tudor and Shakespearean Drama

    By Glynne Wickham

    Shakespeare's Dramatic Heritage shows that the drama of Elizabethan and Jacobean England is deeply indebted to the religious drama of the Middle Ages and represents a climax, in secular guise, to mediaeval experiment and achievement rather than a new beginning. This is fully examined in terms of...

    Published September 26th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Shakespeares Last Plays

    By Frances Yates

    First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published March 31st 2007 by Routledge

  8. Anton Chekhov at the Moscow Art Theatre

    Illustrations of the Original Productions

    Edited by and translated by Vera Gottlieb

    The Moscow Art Theatre is still recognized as having more impact on modern theatre than any company in the world. This lavishly illustrated and beautifully produced facsimile edition of a Russian journal from 1914 documents, photographically, the premieres of all of Anton Chekhov's plays produced...

    Published December 23rd 2004 by Routledge

  9. History of European Drama and Theatre

    By Erika Fischer-Lichte

    This major study reconstructs the vast history of European drama from Greek tragedy through to twentieth-century theatre, focusing on the subject of identity. Throughout history, drama has performed and represented political, religious, national, ethnic, class-related, gendered, and individual...

    Published March 25th 2004 by Routledge

  10. The Drama of South Africa

    Plays, Pageants and Publics Since 1910

    By Loren Kruger

    The Drama of South Africa comprehensively chronicles the development of dramatic writing and performance from 1910, when the country came into official existence, to the advent of post-apartheid. Eminent theatre historian Loren Kruger discusses well-known figures, as well as lesser-known performers...

    Published June 24th 1999 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Nineteenth Century British Theatre
    Edited by Kenneth Richards, Peter Thomson
    To Be Published July 20th 2015
  2. Victorian Dramatic Criticism
    Edited by George Rowell
    To Be Published July 20th 2015
  3. Dramatic Spaces: Scenography and Spectatorial Perceptions
    By Jennifer Low
    To Be Published August 19th 2015
  4. Rooms in Dramatic Realism
    By Fred Miller Robinson
    To Be Published December 11th 2015
  5. Tragedy and Dramatic Theatre
    By Hans-Thies Lehmann
    To Be Published March 30th 2016

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