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  • Appropriating Shakespeareby Louise Geddes

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2017; US$ 84.99

    Appropriating Shakespeare argues that the vibrant history of Pyramus and Thisbe as an independent text affirms the place of artist as both consumer and producer of Shakespeare. The playlet?s four-century history is one that identifies Shakespeare?s value as a transformative agent of aesthetic inquiry. more...

  • Writing and the Modern Stageby Julia Jarcho

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book presents a new argument that reimagines modern theater's critical power and places innovative writing at the heart of the experimental stage. more...

  • Pina Bausch - The Biographyby Marion Meyer; Penny Black

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2017; US$ 18.99

    The first-ever biography in English of Pina Bausch: perhaps the most influential choreographer of the twentieth century. Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost looks with affection at Bausch and her work, supported by many quotes from Pina herself, the press, her collaborators and her ensemble, Jo Ann Endicott, Lutz Förster, Dominique Mercy, Thusnelda... more...

  • Cold Lightby Alana Valentine

    Currency Press 2017; US$ 18.99

    Here comes Edith Campbell Berry, fresh from International acclaim at the League of Nations, handsome British diplomatic husband in tow. Look out 1950’s Canberra, she’s on her way to the top. Or is she? The League was after all a failure, and hubby dear is a secret cross dresser and her long lost brother is a Communist agitator watched by... more...

  • Goldoni in Parisby Jessica Goodman

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    Jessica Goodman sheds new light on Carlo Goldoni's experience as a dramatic author in 1760s Paris, and on his critical reactions to that experience. She draws on contemporary Comédie-Italienne archives to offer the most comprehensive existing account of this oft-neglected theatre and its authorial relations. more...

  • Steve Waters: Shorts (NHB Modern Plays)by Steve Waters

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 18.99

    Five short plays from acclaimed playwright Steve Waters, all of them deeply personal accounts of his attempts to make sense of twenty-first-century Britain and an ever-changing world. From the migrant crisis in Europe to climate change and the increasing urbanisation of our green spaces, Waters turns his sensitive, thoughtful eye to the complex and... more...

  • Death of a Cyclist (NHB Modern Plays)by Steve Waters

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 4.99

    Told by a woman killed in a cycling accident, Death of a Cyclist is a poignant, bleakly comic monologue that imagines the moments after death, and our struggle to come to terms with the biggest shock of all. This play is taken from Steve Waters: Shorts , five short plays from acclaimed playwright Steve Waters, all of them deeply personal accounts... more...

  • In a Vulnerable Place (NHB Modern Plays)by Steve Waters

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 5.99

    In a Vulnerable Place is a monologue documenting the playwright's journey from the Norfolk Broads to the steppes of Mongolia to explore, first hand, what is happening to the natural world and the human heart. This play is taken from Steve Waters: Shorts , five short plays from acclaimed playwright Steve Waters, all of them deeply personal accounts... more...

  • Out of Your Knowledge (NHB Modern Plays)by Steve Waters

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 5.99

    Out of Your Knowledge explores our changing attitudes towards the landscape as the playwright retraces the journey of John Clare, the 19th-century English poet who escaped his lunatic asylum in Essex and walked for over 100 miles to reach his home village. This play is taken from Steve Waters: Shorts , five short plays from acclaimed playwright... more...

  • The Play About Calais (NHB Modern Plays)by Steve Waters

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 5.99

    The Play About Calais , is based on the playwright's visit to the ?Jungle? refugee camp in Calais and the people he met along the way; an attempt to make sense of one of the most complex and divisive issues of our times. This play is taken from Steve Waters: Shorts , five short plays from acclaimed playwright Steve Waters, all of them deeply personal... more...