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  1. 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 November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Suzan-Lori Parks in Person

    Interviews and Commentaries

    Edited by Philip C Kolin, Harvey Young

    This collection of interviews offers unprecedented insight into the plays and creative works of Suzan-Lori Parks, as well as being an important commentary on contemporary theater and playwriting, from jazz and opera to politics and cultural memory. Suzan-Lori Parks in Person contains 18...

    Published November 25th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Rise and Fall of the Well-Made Play (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Russell Taylor

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1967, this title considers the idea of the ‘well-made play’ in the context of how and why it has been devalued and how far, in allowing it to be devalued, we have lost sight of certain important elements of the theatre. The focus of the book is largely on the development of...

    Published September 24th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. Martin McDonagh

    A Casebook

    Edited by Richard Rankin Russell

    Series: Casebooks on Modern Dramatists

    This book represents the first collection of original critical material on Martin McDonagh, one of the most celebrated young playwrights of the last decade. Credited with reinvigorating contemporary Irish drama, his dark, despairing comedies have been performed extensively both on Broadway and in...

    Published April 24th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Global Ibsen

    Performing Multiple Modernities

    Edited by Erika Fischer-Lichte, Barbara Gronau, Christel Weiler

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Ibsen’s plays rank among those most frequently performed world-wide, rivaled only by Brecht, Chekhov, Shakespeare, and the Greek tragedies. By the time Ibsen died in 1906, his plays had already conquered the theaters of the Western world. Inviting rapturous praise as well as fierce controversy,...

    Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. 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