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Forthcoming History of Performance Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Subject of Tragedy (Routledge Revivals)

    Identity and Difference in Renaissance Drama

    By Catherine Belsey

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1985, The Subject of Tragedy takes the drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as the starting point for an analysis of the differential identities of man and woman. Catherine Belsey charts, in a range of fictional and non-fictional texts, the production in the...

    To Be Published July 6th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Performance and the Politics of Space

    Theatre and Topology

    Edited by Erika Fischer-Lichte, Benjamin Wihstutz

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    From its very beginnings, theatre has been both an art and a public space, shared by actors and spectators. As a result, its entity and history is intimately tied to politics: a politics of inclusion and exclusion, of distributions and placements, of spatial appropriation and utopian concepts. This...

    To Be Published July 7th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

    Reissuing works originally published between 1971 and 1981, this compact set offers an outstanding collection of scholarship devoted to 19th Century, Victorian, theatre. A small set of performance history and criticism, this set includes a biography of Henry Irving, a look at the rise of the status...

    To Be Published July 20th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Rise of the Victorian Actor

    By Michael Baker

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

    Originally published in 1978. Between 1830 and 1890 the English theatre became recognisably modern. Standards of acting and presentation improved immeasurably, new playwrights emerged, theatres became more comfortable and more intimate and playgoing became a national pastime with all classes. The...

    To Be Published July 20th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Nineteenth Century British Theatre

    Edited by Kenneth Richards, Peter Thomson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

    Originally published in 1971. Nineteenth-century theatre in England has been greatly neglected, although serious study would reveal that the roots of much modern drama are to be found in the experiments and extravagancies of the nineteenth-century stage. The essays collected here cover a range of...

    To Be Published July 20th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Victorian Spectacular Theatre 1850-1910

    By Michael R. Booth

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

    Originally published in 1981. This study concentrates on one aspect of Victorian theatre production in the second half of the nineteenth century – the spectacular, which came to dominate certain kinds of production during that period. A remarkably consistent style, it was used for a variety of...

    To Be Published July 20th 2015 by Routledge

  7. English Theatre in Transition 1881-1914

    By James Woodfield

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

    Originally published in 1984. The turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries was a time of considerable change in the English theatre. Victorian attitudes were shocked or shattered by the new drama of Ibsen; the major figure of George Bernard Shaw dominated the period; theatre censorship was...

    To Be Published July 20th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Victorian Dramatic Criticism

    Edited by George Rowell

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

    To Be Published July 20th 2015 by Routledge

  9. 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...

    To Be Published July 29th 2015 by Routledge