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  1. Stanislavsky: A Life in Letters

    Edited by Laurence Senelick

    Konstantin Stanislavsky transformed theatre in the West and was indisputably one of the twentieth century’s greatest innovators. His life and work mark some of the most significant artistic and political milestones of that tumultuous century, from the emancipation of the serfs to the Russian...

    Published October 4th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 September 25th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 September 25th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Theatre Translation in Performance

    Edited by Silvia Bigliazzi, Paola Ambrosi, Peter Kofler

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This volume focuses on the highly debated topic of theatrical translation, one brought on by a renewed interest in the idea of performance and translation as a cooperative effort on the part of the translator, the director, and the actors. Exploring the role and function of the translator as...

    Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Programming Theater History

    The Actor's Workshop of San Francisco

    By Herbert Blau

    ‘One of the great stories of the American theater..., the Workshop not only built an international reputation with its daring choice of plays and nontraditional productions, it also helped launch a movement of regional, or resident, companies that would change forever how Americans thought about...

    Published March 12th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Pleasures of the Imagination

    English Culture in the Eighteenth Century

    By John Brewer

    The Pleasures of the Imagination examines the birth and development of English "high culture" in the eighteenth century. It charts the growth of a literary and artistic world fostered by publishers, theatrical and musical impresarios, picture dealers and auctioneers, and presented to th public in...

    Published March 12th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Theatre and the State in Singapore

    Orthodoxy and Resistance

    By Terence Chong

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    This book provides a comprehensive examination of the contemporary English-language theatre field in Singapore. It describes Singapore theatre as a politically dynamic field that is often a site for struggle and resistance against state orthodoxy, and how the cultural policies of the ruling People’...

    Published March 5th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Dramas of the Past on the Twentieth-Century Stage

    In History’s Wings

    By Alexander Feldman

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book defines and exemplifies a major genre of modern dramatic writing, termed historiographic metatheatre, in which self-reflexive engagements with the traditions and forms of dramatic art illuminate historical themes and aid in the representation of historical events and, in doing so,...

    Published December 19th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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...

    Published November 26th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Unwritten Grotowski

    Theory and Practice of the Encounter

    By Kris Salata

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book gives a new view on the legacy of Jerzy Grotowski (1933-1999), one of the central, and yet misunderstood, figures who shaped 20th-century theatre, focusing on his least known last phase of work on ancient songs and the craft of the performer. Salata posits Grotowski’s work as...

    Published November 2nd 2012 by Routledge