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You are currently browsing 11–20 of 153 new and published books in the subject of Theatre History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. European Theatre 1960-1990 (Routledge Revivals)

    Cross-Cultural Perspectives

    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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

    To Be Published July 20th 2015
  2. The Rise of the Victorian Actor
    By Michael Baker
    To Be Published July 20th 2015
  3. Nineteenth Century British Theatre
    Edited by Kenneth Richards, Peter Thomson
    To Be Published July 20th 2015
  4. Victorian Spectacular Theatre 1850-1910
    By Michael R. Booth
    To Be Published July 20th 2015
  5. English Theatre in Transition 1881-1914
    By James Woodfield
    To Be Published July 20th 2015

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