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  1. Theatre of Conscience 1939-53

    A Study of Four Touring British Community Theatres

    Edited by PETER BILLINGHAM

    Theatres of Conscience offers an invaluable and essential insight into four touring British theatre companies whose work and contributions to post-war British theatre have largely gone unnoticed. Combining a rigorous scholarly evaluation of their work and their broadly ideological and ethical...

    Published January 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Adelphi Players

    The Theatre of Persons

    By Dr Cecil Davies

    Edited by Peter Billingham

    Cecil Davies' The Adelphi Players: The Theatre of Persons represents a uniquely interesting contribution to our understanding of touring British theatre in the mid-twentieth-century, post-war period. This book will interest everyone - whether student, academic or general reader - who wants to know...

    Published January 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Politics of Interweaving Performance Cultures

    Beyond Postcolonialism

    Edited by Erika Fischer-Lichte, Torsten Jost, Saskya Iris Jain

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book provides a timely intervention in the fields of performance studies and theatre history, and to larger issues of global cultural exchange. The authors offer a provocative argument for rethinking the scholarly assessment of how diverse performative cultures interact, how they are...

    Published January 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    Published December 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Venetian Origins of the Commedia dell'Arte

    By Peter Jordan

    The Venetian Origins of the Commedia dell'Arte is a striking new enquiry into the late-Renaissance stirrings of professional secular comedy in Venice, and their connection to the development of what came to be known as the Commedia dell’Arte. The book contends that through...

    Published November 25th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Suzan-Lori Parks in Person

    Interviews and Commentaries

    Edited by Philip C Kolin, Harvey Young

    This collection of interviews offers unprecedented insight into the plays and creative works of Suzan-Lori Parks, as well as being an important commentary on contemporary theater and playwriting, from jazz and opera to politics and cultural memory. Suzan-Lori Parks in Person contains 18...

    Published November 25th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Leading Creators of Twentieth-Century Czech Theatre

    By Jarka M. Burian

    In this invaluable and detailed presentation of the leading creative figures in a richly innovative and dynamic period of Czech theatre, Professor Jarka M. Burian provides us with insightful portraits of the directors K. H. Hilar, E. F. Burian, Alfred Radok, and Otomar Krejca: of the famous...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Twentieth Century Performance Reader

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Teresa Brayshaw, Noel Witts

    The Twentieth-Century Performance Reader has been the key introductory text to all types of performance for over fifteen years. Extracts from over fifty practitioners, critics and theorists from the fields of dance, drama, music, theatre and live art form an essential sourcebook for students,...

    Published October 27th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Alchemists of the Stage

    Theatre Laboratories in Europe

    By Mirella Schino

    Series: Routledge Icarus

    What is a theatre laboratory? Why a theatre laboratory? This book tries to answer these questions focusing on the experiences and theories, the visions and the techniques, the differences and similarities of European theatre laboratories in the twentieth century. It studies in depth the Studios of...

    Published August 20th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Eurasian Theatre

    Drama and Performance Between East and West from Classical Antiquity to the Present

    By Nicola Savarese

    Series: Routledge Icarus

    The distances that separate East from West – the two extremes of the Eurasian continent – are enormous. Yet, since ancient times, the people of Europe and Asia have tried to overcome this remoteness through a network of trade routes known as the Silk Road. The great migrations, the continuous...

    Published August 20th 2013 by Routledge