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You are currently browsing 41–50 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 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Adapting Chekhov

    The Text and its Mutations

    Edited by J. Douglas Clayton, Yana Meerzon

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book considers the hundred years of re-writes of Anton Chekhov’s work, presenting a wide geographical landscape of Chekhovian influences in drama. The volume examines the elusive quality of Chekhov’s dramatic universe as an intricate mechanism, an engine in which his enigmatic characters exist...

    Published August 17th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Memory, Allegory, and Testimony in South American Theater

    Upstaging Dictatorship

    By Ana Elena Puga

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Memory, Allegory, and Testimony in South American Theater traces the shaping of a resistant identity in memory, its direct expression in testimony, and its indirect elaboration in two different kinds of allegory. Each chapter focuses on one contemporary playwright (or one collaborative...

    Published May 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Theatre of the Bauhaus

    The Modern and Postmodern Stage of Oskar Schlemmer

    By Melissa Trimingham

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    Focusing on the work of painter, choreographer and scenic designer Oskar Schlemmer, the "Master Magician" and leader of the Theatre Workshop, this book explains this "theatre of high modernism" and its historical role in design and performance studies; further, it connects the Bauhaus exploration...

    Published April 20th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Piscator Notebook

    By Judith Malina

    'Theater legend Malina has written one of the most interesting studies of the avant-garde theatrical movement published in the last several years.' – CHOICE Judith Malina and The Living Theatre have been icons of political theatre for over six decades. What few realise is that she originally...

    Published April 11th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Russians in Britain

    British Theatre and the Russian Tradition of Actor Training

    Edited by Jonathan Pitches

    From Komisarjevsky in the 1920s, to Cheek by Jowl’s Russian ‘sister company’ almost a century later, Russian actor training has had a unique influence on modern British theatre. Russians in Britain, edited by Jonathan Pitches, is the first work of its type to identify a relationship between both...

    Published December 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  10. Adolphe Appia

    Texts on Theatre

    By Richard C. Beacham

    Adolphe Appia swept away the foundations of traditional theatre and set the agenda for the development of theatrical practice this century. In Adolphe Appia: Texts on Theatre, Richard Beacham brings together for the first time selections from all his major writings. The publication of these essays,...

    Published November 11th 2011 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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