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  1. The Taming of the Shrew (Routledge Revivals)

    A Comparative Study of Oral and Literary Versions

    By Jan Harold Brunvand

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew has succeeded in surviving in contemporary culture, and has even managed to penetrate to the most modern media of mass communications. This book, first published in 1991, examines some of the different literary and oral versions of The Taming of the...

    Published April 18th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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....

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Non-Cycle Mystery Plays

    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...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Royal Court Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    1965-1972

    By Philip Roberts

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre is the longest running specialist production organization in the history of British theatre. Philip Roberts’s account, which was first published in 1986, covers the period 1965-1972 in the Company’s life, beginning in 1965 with the appointment of...

    Published February 13th 2015 by Focal Press

  6. The Boar's Head Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    An Inn-yard Theatre of the Elizabethan Age

    By C. J. Sisson

    Edited by Stanley Wells

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The Boar’s Head Theatre, first published in 1972, provides an account of one of the Elizabethan inn-yard theatres. It is a reconstruction of considerable importance in our understanding of the performance conditions affecting Elizabethan drama, the mode of presentation and the nature of the...

    Published February 13th 2015 by Focal Press

  7. The Second Wave (Routledge Revivals)

    British Drama for the Seventies

    By John Russell Taylor

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In the 1970s the revolution that had swept the British theatre in the 1950s had already become accepted as the new establishment. Areas that had been previously regarded as remote ideals - including permanent repertory companies, a lively provincial theatre and an extensive spread of avant-garde...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Anger and After (Routledge Revivals)

    A Guide to the New British Drama

    By John Russell Taylor

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    When it was first published in 1962, Anger and After was the first comprehensive study of the dramatic movement which began in 1956 with the staging of John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger and has since brought forward such dramatists as Brendan Behan, Harold Pinter, N. F. Simpson, John Arden and...

    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. 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