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  • Contemporary Theatres in Europeby Joe Kelleher; Nicholas Ridout

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 41.95

    Through specific examples, case studies and essays by specialist writers, academics, and a new generation of theatre researchers, this collection of specially commissioned essays looks at current theatre practices across Europe. From Théatre du Soleil to Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio , the authors reconsider the possibilities of theatre practice,... more...

  • Enter The Bodyby Carol Chillington Rutter

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 52.95

    Enter the Body offers a series of provocative case studies of the work women's bodies do on Shakespeare's intensely body-conscious stage. Rutter's topics are sex, death, race, gender, culture, politics, and the excessive performative body that exceeds the playtext it inhabits. As well as drawing upon vital primary documents from Shakespeare's day,... more...

  • Popular Theatre in Political Cultureby Tim Prentki; Jan Selman

    Intellect Books Ltd 2003; US$ 19.00

    The first comparative study on the history and practice of popular theatre in Britain and overseas. The fragmentation of social groups in the face of the global mass media has begun to threaten the survival of popular theatre companies. This study traces the development of various types of community theatre, from the '70s to the present day. Integrating... more...

  • Post-Colonial Dramaby Helen Gilbert; Joanne Tompkins

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 52.95

    Post-Colonial Drama is the first full-length study to address the ways in which performance has been instrumental in resisting the continuing effects of imperialism. It brings to bear the latest theoretical approaches from post-colonial and performance studies to a range of plays from Australia, Africa, Canada, New Zealand, the Caribbean and other... more...

  • The Routledge Guide to Broadwayby Ken Bloom

    Taylor & Francis 2006; US$ 19.95

    The Routledge Guide to Broadway is the second title in our new student reference series. It will introduce the student to the Broadway theater, focusing on key performers, writers, directors, plays, and musicals, along with the theaters themselves, key awards, and the folklore of Broadway. Broadway is the center of American theater, where all the great... more...

  • Sacred Theatreby Ralph Yarrow

    Intellect Books Ltd 2007; US$ 32.00

    The notion of sacred has long informed the work of British dramatists such as Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard, and Ralph Yarrow?s Sacred Theatre is the first book to examine the role of the sacred in the practice, process and performance of drama. The volume considers the definition of the terms ?sacred? and theatre and suggests that the joining of... more...

  • A Sourcebook on Naturalist Theatreby Christopher Innes

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    A Sourcebook on Naturalist Theatre provides essential primary sources which document one of the key movements in modern theatre. Christopher Innes has selected three writers to exemplify the movement, and six plays in particular: * Henrik Ibsen - A Dolls House and Hedda Gabler * Anton Chekhov - The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard * George... more...

  • Theatre and Celebrity in Britain 1660-2000by Professor Mary Luckhurst; Jane Moody

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 120.00

    Theatre has always been a site for selling outrage and sensation, a place where public reputations are made and destroyed in spectacular ways. This is the first book to investigate the construction and production of celebrity in the British theatre. These exciting essays explore aspects of fame, notoriety and transgression in a wide range of performers... more...

  • Theory/Theatre: An Introductionby Mark Fortier

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 30.95

    Theory/Theatre: An Introduction provides a unique and engaging introduction to literary theory as it relates to theatre and performance. Mark Fortier lucidly examines current theoretical approaches, from semiotics, poststructuralism, to cultural materialism, postcolonial studies and feminist theory. Drawing upon examples from Shakespeare and Aphra... more...

  • The Parameters of Postmodernismby Nicholas Zurbrugg

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...