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New and Published Books

  1. The Routledge Companion to Commedia dell'Arte

    Edited by Judith Chaffee, Oliver Crick

    From Commedia dell’Arte came archetypal characters that are still with us today, such as Harlequin and Pantalone, and the rediscovered craft of writing comic dramas and masked theatre. From it came the forces that helped create and influence Opera, Ballet, Pantomime, Shakespeare, Moliere, Lopes de...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Post-War British Theatre Criticism (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Elsom

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1981, sets out the critical reaction to some fifty key post-war productions of the British theatre, as gauged primarily through the contemporary reviews of theatre critics. The plays chosen are each, in their different ways, important in their contribution to the...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Acting with Grotowski

    Theatre as a Field for Experiencing Life

    By Zbigniew Cynkutis

    Edited by Paul Allain, Khalid Tyabji

    ‘Zbigniew Cynkutis’ writings constitute invaluable testimony of his work with Jerzy Grotowski during the ‘theatre of productions’ phase and beyond. Cynkutis’ insights elucidate aspects of the Laboratory Theatre’s praxis and provide a unique perspective on the questions most often asked about...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

    Volume 2: The Americas

    Edited by Arthur Holmberg, Carlos Solorzano

    The second volume of the World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre covers the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, including the United States. Entries on twenty-six countries are preceded by specialist introductions on Theatre in Post-Colonial Latin America, Theatres of North America, Puppet...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

    Volume 1: Europe

    Edited by Peter Nagy, Philippe Rouyer

    The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre:Europe covers theatre since World War II in forty-seven European nations, including the nations which re-emerged following the break-up of the former USSR, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. Each national article is divided into twelve sections - History,...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy

    Edited by Magda Romanska

    Dramaturgy, in its many forms, is a fundamental and indispensable element of contemporary theatre. In its earliest definition, the word itself means a comprehensive theory of "play making." Although it initially grew out of theatre, contemporary dramaturgy has made enormous advances in recent years...

    Published July 29th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Jerzy Grotowski's Journeys to the East

    By Zbigniew Osinski

    Series: Routledge Icarus

    Jerzy Grotowski’s Journeys to the East is an unusual collection of facts, quotations, and commentaries documenting the real and metaphorical journeys of the Polish theatre director and ‘teacher of performers’ into a geographical and cultural dimension which we used to and still call the Orient....

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance

    Edited by Dassia N. Posner, Claudia Orenstein, John Bell

    The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance offers a wide-ranging perspective on how scholars and artists are currently re-evaluating the theoretical, historical, and theatrical significance of performance that embraces the agency of inanimate objects. This book proposes a...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    Reissuing works originally published between 1933 and 1993, Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance offers a selection of scholarship on the Bard's work on stage. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set of performance history and...

    Published July 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Shakespearean Stage Production

    Then and Now

    By Cécile de Banke

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    An absorbing and original addition to Shakespeareana, this handbook of production is for all lovers of Shakespeare whether producer, player, scholar or spectator. In four sections, Staging, Actors and Acting, Costume, Music and Dance, it traces Shakespearean production from Elizabethan times to the...

    Published July 9th 2014 by Routledge