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Major Works: Forthcoming History of Performance

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Forthcoming Books

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  1. Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

    Reissuing works originally published between 1971 and 1981, this compact set offers an outstanding collection of scholarship devoted to 19th Century, Victorian, theatre. A small set of performance history and criticism, this set includes a biography of Henry Irving, a look at the rise of the status...

    To Be Published July 20th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Rise of the Victorian Actor

    By Michael Baker

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

    Originally published in 1978. Between 1830 and 1890 the English theatre became recognisably modern. Standards of acting and presentation improved immeasurably, new playwrights emerged, theatres became more comfortable and more intimate and playgoing became a national pastime with all classes. The...

    To Be Published July 20th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Nineteenth Century British Theatre

    Edited by Kenneth Richards, Peter Thomson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

    Originally published in 1971. Nineteenth-century theatre in England has been greatly neglected, although serious study would reveal that the roots of much modern drama are to be found in the experiments and extravagancies of the nineteenth-century stage. The essays collected here cover a range of...

    To Be Published July 20th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Victorian Spectacular Theatre 1850-1910

    By Michael R. Booth

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

    Originally published in 1981. This study concentrates on one aspect of Victorian theatre production in the second half of the nineteenth century – the spectacular, which came to dominate certain kinds of production during that period. A remarkably consistent style, it was used for a variety of...

    To Be Published July 20th 2015 by Routledge

  5. English Theatre in Transition 1881-1914

    By James Woodfield

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

    Originally published in 1984. The turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries was a time of considerable change in the English theatre. Victorian attitudes were shocked or shattered by the new drama of Ibsen; the major figure of George Bernard Shaw dominated the period; theatre censorship was...

    To Be Published July 20th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Victorian Dramatic Criticism

    Edited by George Rowell

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

    To Be Published July 20th 2015 by Routledge

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