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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Shakespearean Stage Production

    Then and Now

    By Cécile de Banke

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    An absorbing and original addition to Shakespeareana, this handbook of production is for all lovers of Shakespeare whether producer, player, scholar or spectator. In four sections, Staging, Actors and Acting, Costume, Music and Dance, it traces Shakespearean production from Elizabethan times to the...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Garrick's Folly

    The Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769 at Stratford and Drury Lane

    By Johanne M. Stochholm

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    The great Shakespeare Jubilee festival was held at Stratford, under the direction of David Garrick. The occasion was the dedication of the new town hall and the presentation by Garrick of a statue of Shakespeare. Immense interest, enthusiasm, and controversy were aroused by the plans, which...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. On Training and Performance

    Traces of an Odin Teatret Actress

    By Roberta Carreri

    Edited by Frank Camilleri

    "Outstanding … a technical manual (for actors and directors), an historical document of importance, and a volume that is a delight to read." Ian Watson, Rutgers "An extremely valuable personal account of Roberta Carreri’s process as an actor." Alison Hodge, Artistic Director, The Quick and the Dead...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge