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New and Published Books

  1. World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre Volume 4: The Arab World

    By Don Rubin (Series Editor)

    Edited by Ghassan Maleh, Farouk Ohan, Samir Sarhan, Ahmed Zaki

    One of the first internationally published overviews of theatrical activity across the Arab World. Includes 160,000 words and over 125 photographs from 22 different Arab countries from Africa to the Middle East....

    Published November 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Arts of Perception

    The Epistemological Mentality of the Spanish Baroque, 1580-1720

    By Jeremy Robbins

    Arts of Perception offers a new account of a key period in Spanish history and culture and a fundamental reassessment of its major writers and intellectuals, including Gracián, Quevedo, Calderón, Saavedra Fajardo, López de Vega, and Sor Juana. Reading these figures in the context of European...

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Theatre of Conscience 1939-53

    A Study of Four Touring British Community Theatres

    Edited by PETER BILLINGHAM

    Theatres of Conscience offers an invaluable and essential insight into four touring British theatre companies whose work and contributions to post-war British theatre have largely gone unnoticed. Combining a rigorous scholarly evaluation of their work and their broadly ideological and ethical...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Adelphi Players

    The Theatre of Persons

    By Dr Cecil Davies

    Edited by Peter Billingham

    Cecil Davies' The Adelphi Players: The Theatre of Persons represents a uniquely interesting contribution to our understanding of touring British theatre in the mid-twentieth-century, post-war period. This book will interest everyone - whether student, academic or general reader - who wants to know...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Revolutionary Theatre

    By Robert Leach, Robert Leach Nfa

    Revolutionary Theatre is the first full-length study of the dynamic theatre created in Russia in the aftermath of the Bolshevik Revolution. Fired by social and political as well as artistic zeal, a group of directors, playwrights, actors and organisers collected around the charismatic Vsevolod...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Path Of The Actor

    By Michael Chekhov

    Edited by Andrei A. Kirillov, Bella Merlin

    This is the first English translation of Michael Chekhov’s two-volume autobiography, combining The Path of the Actor (1927) and extensive extracts from his later volume Life and Encounters. Full of illuminating anecdotes and insightful observations involving prominent characters from the MAT and...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  10. Political and Protest Theatre after 9/11

    Patriotic Dissent

    Edited by Jenny Spencer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This collection documents and examines political and protest theatre produced between the 9/11 attacks in 2001 and Obama’s election in 2008 by British and American artists responding to their own governments’ actions and policies during this time. The plays take up topics such as the ongoing wars...

    Published November 8th 2013 by Routledge

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