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My Name Is . . .

by Sudha Bhuchar

When Gaby disappears from her Scottish home, it is assumed that her Pakistani father, Farhan, has kidnapped her. The spiralling headlines are only momentarily silenced when it emerges that Gaby may have fled...


Blood on the Stage, 480 B.C. to 1600 A.D.: Milestone Plays of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem

by Amnon Kabatchnik

This volume examines the key representations of transgression drama produced between 480 B.C. and 1600. Arranged in chronological order, the entries consist of plot summary (often including significant dialogue),...


Not the Worst Place

by Sam Burns

I ain't got a city named for me . . . The swans have though, haven't they. They got a city named for them.

Seventeen-year-old Emma dreams of travelling adventures beyond her Swansea home. Rhys, her boyfriend,...


A Double Heart for His Single One. A “Much Ado About Nothing” Experience

by Germana Maciocci

This is a story about love (for Shakespeare of course, English Theatre, the UK, and yes, for “Doctor Who” too). It is also a diary about a journey to London, and a literature essay (it includes a complete...


Birdland

by Simon Stephens

Everything can be quantified. All worth can be quantified. Artistic worth. Human worth. Material worth. Everything. Some food is simply better than other food. Isn't it? Some clothes are better than other clothes....


Impossible Plays: Adventures with the Cottesloe Company

by Jack Shepherd & Keith Dewhurst

This is the story of the Cottesloe Company of actors, operating from

the National Theatre, told by two of its leading members. It includes

accounts of all the major productions including The Mysteries and

Larkrise...


Peddling

by Harry Melling

A boy wakes up in a field somewhere in London. He's a door-to-door salesman: a pedlar boy. An encounter with an old acquaintance sends him into a frenzied questioning of everything: his life, his world, where...


Rage and Reason: Women Playwrights on Playwriting

by Heidi Stephenson

Women playwrights speak about their art and the theatre in this collection of interviews about a key decade of British drama


Mise En Scene French Theatre Now

by Annie Sparks, Annie Stephenson & David Bradby

Divided into two parts, this book provides a historical and critical survey of drama and theatre in France since 1968. It also features a listings guide to major theatre companies, institutions, festivals, training...


Occupied

by Carla Grauls

We are making little territories in your country, a hostile take-over of your garden sheds, your abandoned houses and your toilets. The occupation has begun!

Driven by a desire for belonging, two Romanian immigrants...


The Soviet Theater: A Documentary History

by Laurence Senelick & Sergei Ostrovsky

In this monumental work, Laurence Senelick and Sergei Ostrovsky offer a panoramic history of Soviet theater from the Bolshevik Revolution to the eventual collapse of the USSR. Making use of more than eighty...


Staging Scenes from the Operas of Mozart: A Guide for Teachers and Singers

by William Ferrara & Martha Ferrara

In Staging Scenes from the Operas of Mozart: A Guide for Teachers and Singers, opera director William Ferrara offers the perfect resource for the dramatic preparation of opera scenes for directors and student...


Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900-2000

by Jr., Kevin J. Wetmore, Siyuan Liu & Erin B. Mee

Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900 - 2000 is a ground-breaking survey, tracking the advent of modern drama in Japan, India, China, Korea and Southeast Asia. It considers the shaping power of realism and...


Meyerhold on Theatre

by Vsevolod Meyerhold & Edward Braun

This anthology brings together Vsevolod Meyerhold's most significant writings and utterances and covers his entire career as a theatre director from 1902 until 1939. It contains unabridged translations from...


A History of the American Musical Theatre: No Business Like It

by Nathan Hurwitz

From the diverse proto-theatres of the mid-1800s, though the revues of the '20s, the 'true musicals' of the '40s, the politicisation of the '60s and the 'mega-musicals' of the '80s, every era in American musical...


Theatre and National Identity: Re-Imagining Conceptions of Nation

by Nadine Holdsworth

This book explores the ways that pre-existing 'national' works or 'national theatre' sites can offer a rich source of material for speaking to the contemporary moment because of the resonances or associations...


Pregones Theatre: A Theatre for Social Change in the South Bronx

by Eva Cristina Vásquez

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


Illustrated Theatre Production Guide

by John Ramsey Holloway

Illustrated Theatre Production Guide delivers a step-by-step approach to the most prevalent and established theatreproduction practices, focusing on essential issues related to the construction of wooden, fabric,...


Heart of Practice: Within the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards

by Thomas Richards

Heart of Practice is a unique and invaluable insight into the workings of one of theatre's true pioneers, presented by his closest collaborator. This book charts the development of Grotowski's dramatic research...


Other People's Shoes: Thoughts on Acting

by Harriet Walter

Harriet Walter's wonderfully practical - and personal - introduction to acting.

"Acting is what I do with who I am", writes Harriet Walter. And in this book she takes us step by step through the processes involved...