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New and Published Books

  1. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Jerzy Grotowski's Journeys to the East

    By Zgbiniew Osinski

    Series: Routledge Icarus

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 reevaluating the theoretical, historical, and theatrical significance of performance that embraces the agency of inanimate objects. This book proposes a...

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Translation, Poetics, and the Stage

    Six French Hamlets

    By Romy Heylen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    This book establishes an analytical model for the description of existing translations in their historical context within a framework suggested by systemic concepts of literature. It argues against mainstream 20th-century translation theory and, by proposing a socio-cultural model of translation,...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. On Directing Shakespeare

    By Ralph Berry

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    For producers and directors planning a production, several questions inevitably arise: Which play is appropriate for the contemporary audience? Should the text and setting be altered? Twelve leading contemporary directors answer these questions in interviews in this book and shed light on what...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Shakespeare in Performance

    Castings and Metamorphoses

    By Ralph Berry

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    These studies take stage history as a means of knowing the play. Half of the studies deal with casting - doubling, chorus and the crowd, the star of Hamlet and Measure for Measure. Then the transformations of dramatis personae are analyzed and The Tempest is viewed through the changing...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Acting Shakespeare

    By Bertram Leon Joseph

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    How did the actors for whom Shakespeare wrote his plays make his characters come to life, how did they convey his words? Can modern directors, actors, and even library readers of Shakespeare learn from them? Creating character and making the Elizabethan playwright’s poetry compelling for the...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge