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  1. 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

  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 September 24th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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the full range of Beckett’s dramatic canon for stage, radio, television and film, including early drama, mimes and unpublished...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

  4. Tragic Seneca

    An Essay in the Theatrical Tradition

    Edited by A. J. Boyle

    Published May 15th 2009 by Routledge

  5. 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 25th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Shakespeares Last Plays

    By Frances Yates

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

    Published March 30th 2007 by Routledge

  7. 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 22nd 2004 by Routledge

  8. 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 24th 2004 by Routledge

  9. 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 23rd 1999 by Routledge

  10. Black South African Women

    An Anthology of Plays

    Edited by Kathy Perkins

    This is the first anthology to focus exclusively on the lives of Black South African women. This collection represents the work of both female and male writers, including national and international award-winning playwrights. The collection includes six full-length and four one-act plays, as well as...

    Published December 2nd 1998 by Routledge