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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 148 new and published books in the subject of Theatre History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. 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 5th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Cold War Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Elsom

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Cold War Theatre, first published in 1992, provides an account of the theatrical history within the context of East/West politics. Its geographical span ranges from beyond the Urals to the Pacific Coast of the US, and asks whether the Cold War confrontation was not in part due to the cultural...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Post-War British Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Elsom

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Since the Second World War, we have witnessed exciting, often confusing developments in the British theatre. This book, first published in 1976, presents an enlightening, objective history of the many facets of post-war British theatre and a fresh interpretation of theatre itself. The remarkable...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Focal Press

  4. 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

  5. World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre Volume 4: The Arab World

    By Don Rubin (Series Editor)

    Edited by Ghassan Maleh, Farouk Ohan, Samir Sarhan, Ahmed Zaki

    One of the first internationally published overviews of theatrical activity across the Arab World. Includes 160,000 words and over 125 photographs from 22 different Arab countries from Africa to the Middle East....

    Published November 1st 2014 by Routledge

  6. European Theatre 1960-1990 (Routledge Revivals)

    Cross-Cultural Perspectives

    Edited by Ralph Yarrow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    European theatre has been the site of enormous change and struggle since 1960. There have been radical shifts in the nature and understanding of performance, fuelled by increasing cross-cultural and international influence. Theatre has had to fight for its very existence, adapting its methods of...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Regal Phantasm (Routledge Revivals)

    Shakespeare and the Politics of Spectacle

    By Christopher Pye

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1989, this title explores the relationship between theater and power in the English Renaissance. Shakespeare’s Henry V, Richard II, and Macbeth are examined alongside a range of cultural materials, including philosophical and historical accounts of sovereignty, royal portraiture...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Look Back in Gender (Routledge Revivals)

    Sexuality and the Family in Post-War British Drama

    By Michelene Wandor

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In this challenging book, first published in 1987, Michelene Wandor looks at the best-known plays in the thirty years prior to publication, from Look Back in Anger onwards. Wandor investigates the representation of the family and different forms of sexuality in these plays and re-reviews them from...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Jerzy Grotowski's Journeys to the East

    By Zbigniew Osinski

    Series: Routledge Icarus

    Jerzy Grotowski’s Journeys to the East is an unusual collection of facts, quotations, and commentaries documenting the real and metaphorical journeys of the Polish theatre director and ‘teacher of performers’ into a geographical and cultural dimension which we used to and still call the Orient....

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 July 15th 2014 by Routledge