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Theater

  • "Othello" and Interpretive Traditionsby Edward Pechter

    University of Iowa Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    During the past twenty years or so, Othello has become the Shakespearean tragedy that speaks most powerfully to our contemporary concerns. Focusing on race and gender (and on class, ethnicity, sexuality, and nationality), the play talks about what audiences want to talk about. Yet at the same time, as refracted through Iago, it forces us to hear... more...

  • The (Post) Mistressby Tomson Highway

    Talonbooks 2013; US$ 16.95

    First new play in six years from Canada's most famous First Nations playwright. This latest play is a riveting musical. more...

  • (Re)Constructing Maternal Performance in Twentieth-Century American Dramaby L. Bailey McDaniel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Looking at a century of American theatre, McDaniel investigates how race-based notions of maternal performance become sites of resistance to cultural and political hierarchies. This book considers how the construction of mothering as universally women's work obscures additional, equally constructed subdivisions based in race and class. more...

  • (Syn)aestheticsby Josephine Machon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 33.00

    A timely book that identifies the practice of '(syn)aesthetics' in artistic style and audience response, which helps to articulate the power of experiential practice in the arts. This exciting new approach includes interviews with leading practitioners in of theatre, dance, site-specific work, live art and technological performance practice. more...

  • 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Writeby Sarah Ruhl

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 23.99

    Sarah Ruhl is a mother of three and one of America's best-known playwrights. She has written a stunningly original book of essays whose concerns range from the most minimal and personal subjects to the most encompassing matters of art and culture. The titles themselves speak to the volume's uniqueness: "On lice," "On sleeping in the theater," "On... more...

  • 100 Great Plays For Womenby Lucy Kerbel; Kate Mosse

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    Lucy Kerbel's 100 Great Plays for Women is an inspiring guide to a hundred plays that put female performers centre stage, dispelling the myth that ‘there aren’t any good plays for women’. With a foreword by Kate Mosse. Women buy the majority of theatre tickets, make up half the acting profession and are often the largest cohort... more...

  • The 101 Greatest Playsby Michael Billington

    Guardian Faber Publishing 2015; US$ 18.94

    Having surveyed post-war British drama in State of the Nation , Michael Billington now looks at the global picture. In this provocative and challenging new book, he offers his highly personal selection of the 100 greatest plays ranging from the Greeks to the present-day. But his book is no mere list. Billington justifies his choices in extended... more...

  • 17by Dameon Garnett

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2014; US$ 12.99

    Let?s celebrate, right now, shall we? The cake?s ruined, but we?ve got the ashes. 17 candles on the ashes of my fucking life...' At seventeen years old, Scott is facing a future that is as uncertain as his past. The death of his adopted mother throws his life into chaos, and now he finds himself having to fit in with a new aspirational family,... more...

  • 1956 and All Thatby Dan Rebellato

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    It is said that British Drama was shockingly lifted out of the doldrums by the 'revolutionary' appearance of John Osborne's Look Back in Anger at the Royal Court in May 1956. But had the theatre been as ephemeral and effeminate as the Angry Young Men claimed? Was the era of Terence Rattigan and 'Binkie' Beaumont as repressed and closeted as it seems?... more...

  • 365 Days / 365 Playsby Suzan-Lori Parks

    Theatre Communications Group 2006; US$ 19.95

    Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks wrote a play every day for one year. more...