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New and Published Books

  1. Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance

    By Catherine Silverstone

    Series: Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

    Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance examines how contemporary performances of Shakespeare’s texts on stage and screen engage with violent events and histories. The book attempts to account for – but not to rationalize – the ongoing and pernicious effects of various forms of violence as...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Baakisimba

    Gender in the Music and Dance of the Baganda People of Uganda

    By Sylvia Antonia Nannyonga-Tamusuza

    Series: Current Research in Ethnomusicology: Outstanding Dissertations

    Originally a royal court dance, baakisimba asserted the authority of the king as the head of Baganda society. After the abolition of kingship in 1967, baakisimba dance began to be performed in other contexts, with women sometimes playing the accompanying drums-traditionally a man's role-and with...

    Published June 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Captive Audience

    Prison and Captivity in Contemporary Theatre

    Edited by Thomas Fahy, Kimball King

    Series: Studies in Modern Drama

    The first collection on this important topic, Captive Audience examines the social, gendered, ethnic, and cultural problems of incarceration as explored in contemporary theatre. Beginning with an essay by Harold Pinter, the original contributions discuss work including Harold Pinter's screenplays...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. King Lear

    New Critical Essays

    Edited by Jeffrey Kahan

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    Is King Lear an autonomous text, or a rewrite of the earlier and anonymous play King Leir? Should we refer to Shakespeare’s original quarto when discussing the play, the revised folio text, or the popular composite version, stitched together by Alexander Pope in 1725? What of its stage variations?...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

    Volume 5: Asia/Pacific

    Edited by Katherine Brisbane, Ravi Chaturvedi, Ramendu Majumdar, Chua Soo Pong, Minoru Tanokura

    This volume featrues over 250,000 words and more than 125 photographs identifying and defining theatre in more than 30 countries from India to Uzbekistan, from Thailand to New Zealand and featuring extensive documentation on contemporary Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Australian theatre....

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Shakespeare, Theatre, and Time

    By Matthew Wagner

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    That Shakespeare thematized time thoroughly, almost obsessively, in his plays is well established: time is, among other things, a 'devourer' (Love's Labour's Lost), one who can untie knots (Twelfth Night), or, perhaps most famously, simply ‘out of joint’ (Hamlet). Yet most critical commentary on...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Beaumarchais and the Theatre

    By William D. Howarth

    William D Howarth sets Le Mariage de Figaro and Beaumarchais's other dramatic works in the broad historical context of pre-revolutionary France, providing a unique and authoritative study of the dramatist and his plays. He presents detailed analyses of the plays themselves, discussing their...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Jacobean Public Theatre

    By Alexander Leggatt

    Series: Theatre Production Studies

    Jacobean Public Theatre recovers for the modern reader the acting, production and performance values of the public theatre of Jacobean London. It relates this drama to the popular culutre of the day and concludes with a close study of four important plays, including King Lear, which emerge in an...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. A Companion to Post-War British Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    By Philip Barnes

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1986, this compilation offers a guide to the major aspects of contemporary British theatre. In the period covered, Britain was among the world leaders in theatre as the post-war years saw a remarkable surge in theatrical creativity, associated with the experimental, innovatory...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge