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Major Works: Theatre & Performance Studies

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  1. Shylock on the Stage

    By Toby Lelyveld

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    Originally published in 1961, this book is a study of the ways actors since the time of Shakespeare have portrayed the character of Shylock. A pioneering work in the study of performance history as well as in the portrayal of Jews in English literature. Specifically it studies Charles Macklin,...

    Published July 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    Reissuing works originally published between 1919 and 1988, Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet (4 volume set) offers a selection of scholarship on the Shakespearean tragic play. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set of dramatic and literary...

    Published November 26th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Form and Meaning in Drama

    A Study of Six Greek Plays and of Hamlet

    By H. D. F. Kitto

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    Analysing six Greek tragedies - the Orestes triology, Ajax, Antigone and Philoctetes - and Hamlet, this book also contains a chapter on the Greek and the Elizabethan dramatic forms and one on religious drama. This is an important work from an author respected for a constructive and sensitive...

    Published November 26th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Shakespeare's “Hamlet” bound with The Problem of "Hamlet"

    By A. Clutton-Brock, J. M. Robertson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    This volume combines two classic works on Hamlet, first published in 1919 and 1922. The first book's original description says that it contains a theory which attempts to explain an everlasting problem - it insists that Hamlet is neither a failure not an accident, but a very great work of art. In...

    Published November 26th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Hamlet's Fictions

    By Maurice Charney

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    "But in a fiction, in a dream of passion..." In an extended commentary on this passage this book offers a rationale for the excellence and primacy of this play among the tragedies. Throughout, emphasis is placed on Hamlet's fantasies and imaginations rather than on ethical criteria, and on the...

    Published November 26th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Hamlet: Critical Essays

    Edited by Joseph G. Price

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    A comprehensive collection of the best writing about this Shakespearian play, both as dramatic literature and theatrical performance, this book is an excellent resource companion to the text. This collected wisdom was originally published in 1986. It contains pieces of commentary from as far back...

    Published November 26th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Renaissance Drama of Knowledge

    Giordano Bruno in England

    By Hilary Gatti

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    Giordano Bruno’s visit to Elizabethan England in the 1580s left its imprint on many fields of contemporary culture, ranging from the newly-developing science, the philosophy of knowledge and language, to the extraordinary flowering of Elizabethan poetry and drama. This book explores Bruno's...

    Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Today and Tomorrow Volume 24 Music and Drama

    Terpander or Music and the Future Timotheus: the Future of the Theatre Iconoclastes or the Future of Shakespeare Eurydice or the Nature of Opera Orpheus or the Music of the Future

    By Dent, Dobree, Griffith, Hussey, Turner

    Terpander Or Music and the Future E J Dent Originally published in 1927 "Remarkably able and stimulating." Times Literary Supplement "…a skilful review of the development of music." Musical News With reference to the works of Bach, Beethoven, Byrd, Cimarosa, Elgar, Handel, Haydn, Mozart,...

    Published April 15th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Music and Drama: Mini-set N Today & Tomorrow 1 vol

    Today and Tomorrow

    By Various

    Originally published between 1925 and 1929 the volumes in this mini-set examine the history and future of the theatre, the theory of music, and a survey of opera. Authors included are E J Dent, Bonamy Dobree, Hubert Griffith, Dyneley Hussey and W J Turner. ...

    Published February 29th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Reworking the Ballet

    Counter Narratives and Alternative Bodies

    By Vida L. Midgelow

    Challenging and unsettling their predecessors, modern choreographers such as Matthew Bourne, Mark Morris and Masaki Iwana have courted controversy and notoriety by reimagining the most canonical of Classical and Romantic ballets. In this book, Vida L. Midgelow illustrates the ways in which these...

    Published November 7th 2007 by Routledge