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New and Published Books

  1. The Rise and Fall of the Well-Made Play (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Russell Taylor

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1967, this title considers the idea of the ‘well-made play’ in the context of how and why it has been devalued and how far, in allowing it to be devalued, we have lost sight of certain important elements of the theatre. The focus of the book is largely on the development of...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Second Wave (Routledge Revivals)

    British Drama for the Seventies

    By John Russell Taylor

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In the 1970s the revolution that had swept the British theatre in the 1950s had already become accepted as the new establishment. Areas that had been previously regarded as remote ideals - including permanent repertory companies, a lively provincial theatre and an extensive spread of avant-garde...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Anger and After (Routledge Revivals)

    A Guide to the New British Drama

    By John Russell Taylor

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    When it was first published in 1962, Anger and After was the first comprehensive study of the dramatic movement which began in 1956 with the staging of John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger and has since brought forward such dramatists as Brendan Behan, Harold Pinter, N. F. Simpson, John Arden and...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Arbitration (Routledge Revivals)

    The Epitrepontes of Menander

    By Gilbert Murray

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Gilbert Murray translated and made available to modern readers The Epitrepontes of Menander or The Arbitration for the first time in 1945. The Arbitration is among the most frequently quoted and most famous of Menander’s plays and – being less farcical than others - belongs to his mature style....

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Shakespeare (Routledge Revivals)

    By Raymond Macdonald Alden

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This fascinating title, first published in 1922, presents a detailed overview of the life and works of Shakespeare. Alden first considers Shakespeare’s Elizabethan context, alongside exploring the Classical and Italian foundations, political theories, concepts and theatrical trends that influenced...

    Published January 19th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Anatomy of Drama (Routledge Revivals)

    By Marjorie Boulton

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This title, first published in 1960, is intended primarily to increase the understanding of drama among those who do not have easy access to the live theatre and who, therefore, study plays mainly in print. The author’s emphasis is on Shakespeare, but most forms of drama receive some attention. A...

    Published January 19th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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 July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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