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  1. King John and Henry VIII

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Frances A. Shirley

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1988. Arranged by play, the essays presented here focus first on production and then on a range of other issues such as characters, imagery, textual problems and themes. Both plays were more popular in earlier centuries and most later essayists focused on small issues rather...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Othello

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Susan Snyder

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1988. Selections here are organised chronologically looking at both theatrical commentary and literary criticism. The organisation brings out the shifts in emphasis as each generation reinvents Shakespeare, and Othello, by the questions asked, those not asked, and the...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Merchant of Venice

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Thomas Wheeler

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1991. Essays here are arranged chronologically within sections: ‘The Play as Text’, ‘Shylock’ and ‘The Play in the Theatre.’ Collecting previously published important commentaries and scholarly articles, this volume in the Shakespearean Criticism set looks at one of the Bard...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Macbeth

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Samuel Schoenbaum

    Series: Shakespearean Criticism

    Originally published in 1991. Collecting together commentary and critique on ‘the Scottish play’, this book showcases varied discussions of the text and the theatrical productions. From Samuel Johnson’s brief 1765 comment to the editor’s own piece on the Porter’s scene, the texts included here are...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Actor Training Reader

    Edited by MARK EVANS

    The Actor Training Reader is an invaluable resource for students and teachers of acting, offering access to a wide range of key texts that identify, explore, illuminate and interrogate the challenges, practices and processes involved in training the modern actor. A companion volume to the...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Beth Henley

    A Casebook

    Edited by Julia A. Fesmire

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Representing China on the Historical London Stage

    From Orientalism to Intercultural Performance

    By Dongshin Chang

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book provides a critical study of how China was represented on the historical London stage in selected examples from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth century—which corresponds with the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), China’s last monarchy. The examples show that during this...

    Published February 18th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Theatrical Costume, Masks, Make-Up and Wigs

    A Bibliography and Iconography

    By Sidney Jackson Jowers

    This is the first bibliography in its field, based on first-hand collations of the actual articles. International in scope, it includes publications found in public theatre libraries and archives of Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Florence, London, Milan, New York and Paris amongst...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  9. 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 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 13th 2014 by Routledge