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You are currently browsing 31–40 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 Adelphi Players

    The Theatre of Persons

    By Dr Cecil Davies

    Edited by Peter Billingham

    Cecil Davies' The Adelphi Players: The Theatre of Persons represents a uniquely interesting contribution to our understanding of touring British theatre in the mid-twentieth-century, post-war period. This book will interest everyone - whether student, academic or general reader - who wants to know...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Revolutionary Theatre

    By Robert Leach, Robert Leach Nfa

    Revolutionary Theatre is the first full-length study of the dynamic theatre created in Russia in the aftermath of the Bolshevik Revolution. Fired by social and political as well as artistic zeal, a group of directors, playwrights, actors and organisers collected around the charismatic Vsevolod...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Venetian Origins of the Commedia dell'Arte

    By Peter Jordan

    The Venetian Origins of the Commedia dell'Arte is a striking new enquiry into the late-Renaissance stirrings of professional secular comedy in Venice, and their connection to the development of what came to be known as the Commedia dell’Arte. The book contends that through...

    Published November 26th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Path Of The Actor

    By Michael Chekhov

    Edited by Andrei A. Kirillov, Bella Merlin

    This is the first English translation of Michael Chekhov’s two-volume autobiography, combining The Path of the Actor (1927) and extensive extracts from his later volume Life and Encounters. Full of illuminating anecdotes and insightful observations involving prominent characters from the MAT and...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  5. Political and Protest Theatre after 9/11

    Patriotic Dissent

    Edited by Jenny Spencer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This collection documents and examines political and protest theatre produced between the 9/11 attacks in 2001 and Obama’s election in 2008 by British and American artists responding to their own governments’ actions and policies during this time. The plays take up topics such as the ongoing wars...

    Published November 8th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Kinship and Performance in the Black and Green Atlantic

    Haptic Allegories

    By Kathleen Gough

    Kinship and Performance in the Black and Green Atlantic advances an innovative and compelling approach to writing comparative studies of performance in transnational, intercultural relation to one another. Its chosen subject in this case is the cultural and political intersection of African and...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Routledge Companion to Stanislavsky

    Edited by R. Andrew White

    Stanislavsky’s system of actor-training has revolutionised modern theatre practice, and he is widely recognised to be one of the great cultural innovators of the twentieth century. The Routledge Companion to Stanislavsky is an essential book for students and scholars alike, providing the first...

    Published October 9th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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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