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  1. 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 13th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 17th 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 Scott T. Cummings considers comic sketches, opera libretti and unpublished pieces, as well as her...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 12th 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the full range of Beckett’s dramatic canon for stage, radio, television and film, including early drama, mimes and unpublished...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 30th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 14th 2011 by Routledge

  6. 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 31st 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Routledge Companion to Actors' Shakespeare

    Edited by John Russell Brown

    The Routledge Companion to Actors’ Shakespeare is a window onto how today’s actors contribute to the continuing life and relevance of Shakespeare’s plays. The process of acting is notoriously hard to document, but this volume reaches behind famous performances to examine the actors’ craft, their...

    Published June 30th 2011 by Routledge

  8. August Strindberg

    By Eszter Szalczer

    Series: Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

    Dramatist, theatre practitioner, novelist, and painter, August Strindberg’s diverse dramatic output embodied the modernist sensibility. He was above all one of the most radical innovators of Western theatre. This book provides an insightful assessment of Strindberg’s vital contribution to the...

    Published October 27th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Anton Chekhov

    By Rose Whyman

    Series: Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists

    Anton Chekhov offers a critical introduction to the plays and productions of this canonical playwright, examining the genius of Chekhov's writing, theatrical representation and dramatic philosophy. Emphasising Chekhov’s continued relevance and his mastery of the tragicomic, Rose Whyman provides an...

    Published August 11th 2010 by Routledge

  10. 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