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New and Published Books

  1. 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 May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Illuminated Theatre

    Studies on the Suffering of Images

    By Joe Kelleher

    What sort of thing is a theatre image? How is it produced and consumed? Who is responsible for the images? Why do the images stay with us when the performance is over? How do we learn to speak of what we see and imagine? And how do we relate what we experience in the theatre to what we share with...

    Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Eighteenth-Century Theatre in Spain

    A Bibliography of Criticism and Documentation

    Edited by Philip B. Thomason, Ceri Byrne

    Previously published as a special issue of The Bulletin of Spanish Studies, The Eighteenth-Century Theatre in Spain is the second in a series of research bibliographies on the Theatre in Spain. Representing ten years of searches and compilation by its specialist authors, this volume draws...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Shakespearean Criticism

    Edited by Various

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Reissuing works originally published between 1984 and 1995, this set brings back into print early volumes from the Shakespearean Criticism Series originally edited by Joseph Price. The books present selections of renowned scholarship on each play, touching on performances as well as the dramatic...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Henry IV, Parts I and II

    Critical Essays

    Edited by David Bevington

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1986. This volume points to the rich variety of critical responses to the Henry IV plays and their complexity. It includes selections from characteristic thought of the neoclassical age, character criticism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, historical and new...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Richard II

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Jeanne T. Newlin

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1984. The four parts of this collection of articles, from 1601 to the 1970s, look at the historical and political dynamics of the play, the play in the theatre, the psychology of its characters, and its poetry and rhetoric. Bringing together the best that was written about...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Romeo and Juliet

    Critical Essays

    Edited by John F. Andrews

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1993. Presenting excerpts and articles on the themes and characters from the most famous story of young lovers, this collection brings together scholarship relating to the language, performance, and impact of the play. Ordered in three parts, the chapters cover analysis,...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Titus Andronicus

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Philip C. Kolin

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1995. In three parts – introduction, criticism and reviews – this volume examines the goriest of Shakespeare’s works. The editor’s exhaustive introduction runs through the pattern of changing scholarship and commentary, introducing the key interests in the play, from its...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  9. Twelfth Night

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Stanley Wells

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1986. Among the most frequently performed and high admired of Shakespeare’s plays, Twelfth Night is examined here in this collection of writings from well-known essayists and scholars. The chapters present to the modern reader discussions of the play to enhance understanding...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  10. Coriolanus

    Critical Essays

    Edited by David Wheeler

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1995. Providing the most influential historical criticism, but also some contemporary pieces written for the volume, this collection includes the most essential study and reviews of this tragic play. The first part contains critical articles arranged chronologically while...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge