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Forthcoming Theatre History Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Comedy and the Public Sphere

    The Rebirth of Theatre as Comedy and the Genealogy of the Modern Public Arena

    By Arpad Szakolczai

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    The book aims at reframing the discussion on the "public sphere," usually understood as the place where the public opinion is formed, through rational discussion. The aim of this book is to give an account of this rationality, and its serious shortcomings, examining the role of the media and the...

    To Be Published March 15th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Historical Affects and the Early Modern Theater

    Edited by Ronda Arab, Michelle Dowd, Adam Zucker

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This collection of original essays honors the groundbreaking scholarship of Jean E. Howard by exploring cultural and economic constructions of affect in the early modern theater. While historicist and materialist inquiry has dominated early modern theater studies in recent years, the historically...

    To Be Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Event Space

    Theatre Architecture and the Historical Avant-Garde

    By Dorita Hannah

    First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    To Be Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov

    Edited by MARIE CHRISTINE AUTANT MATHIEU, Yana Meerzon

    The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov brings together Chekhov specialists from around the world - theatre practitioners, theorists, historians and archivists – to provide an astonishingly comprehensive assessment of his life, work and legacy. This volume aims to connect East and West;...

    To Be Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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...

    To Be Published May 20th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Non-Cycle Mystery Plays (Routledge Revivals)

    Together with 'The Croxton Play of the Sacrament' and 'The Pride of Life'

    Edited by Osborn Waterhouse

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Between the beginning of the tenth and the end of the sixteenth centuries, in all parts of Great Britain from Aberdeen to Cornwall, performances of liturgical and mystery plays are on record. This book, first published in 1909, is a collection of early-English religious plays with a detailed...

    To Be Published May 30th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Greek Sense of Theatre

    Tragedy and Comedy, 2nd Edition

    By J Michael Walton

    In this updated and extended edition of The Greek Sense of Theatre, scholar and practitioner J.Michael Walton revises and expands his visual approach to the theatre of classical Athens. From the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides to the old and new comedies of Aristophanes and Menander...

    To Be Published June 16th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Global Insights on Theatre Censorship

    Edited by Catherine O'Leary, Diego Santos Sánchez, Michael Thompson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Theatre has always been subject to a wide range of social, political, moral, and doctrinal controls, with authorities and social groups imposing constraints on scripts, venues, staging, acting, and reception. Focusing on a range of countries and political regimes, this book examines the many forms...

    To Be Published July 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  10. Bakhtin and Theatre

    Dialogues with Stanislavski, Meyerhold and Grotowski

    By Dick Mccaw

    What did Bakhtin think about the theatre? That it was outdated? That is ‘stopped being a serious genre’ after Shakespeare? Could a thinker to whose work ideas of theatricality, visuality, and embodied activity were so central really have nothing to say about theatrical practice? Bakhtin and...

    To Be Published August 11th 2015 by Routledge