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Onnagata: A Labyrinth of Gendering in Kabuki Theater

by Maki Isaka

Kabuki is well known for its exaggerated acting, flamboyant costumes and makeup, and unnatural storylines. The onnagata, usually male actors who perform the roles of women, have been an important aspect of kabuki...


Stages of Struggle and Celebration: A Production History of Black Theatre in Texas

by Sandra M. Mayo & Elvin Holt

From plantation performances to minstrel shows of the late nineteenth century, the roots of black theatre in Texas reflect the history of a state where black Texans have continually created powerful cultural...


A Doll’s House (Centaur Classics)

by Henrik Ibsen

The slamming of the front door at the end of “A Doll’s House” shatters the romantic masquerade of the Helmers' marriage. In their stultifying and infantilised relationship, Nora and Torvald have deceived...


Contemporary Plays by African American Women: Ten Complete Works

by Sandra Adell

Groundbreaking twenty-first-century works for classes, actors, and theatergoers


Aeschylus: The Complete Plays (Centaur Classics)

by Aeschylus

This book contains the complete Aeschylus's plays. The Persians The Seven Against Thebes The Suppliants Prometheus Bound Agamemnon (The Oresteia - 1) The Choephori (The Oresteia - 2) The Eumenides (The Oresteia...


The Scenes We Made: An Oral History of Experimental Theatre in Mumbai

by Shanta Gokhale

Mumbai’s theatre scene is a dynamic and creative space that has continuously inspired young theatre practitioners from the 1960s to the present day. It is filled with lessons learned and unlearned, techniques...


Lincoln and Shakespeare

by Michael Anderegg

It was the measure of Shakespeare's poetic greatness, an early commentator remarked, that he thoroughly blended the ideal with the practical or realistic. "If this be so," Walt Whitman wrote, "I should say that...


Speaking Shakespeare

by Patsy Rodenburg

In Speaking Shakespeare, Patsy Rodenburg tackles one of the most difficult acting jobs: speaking Shakespeare's words both as they were meant to be spoken and in an understandable and dramatic way. Rodenburg...


Not just a mirror. Looking for the political theatre today

by Florian Malzacher, Sylvia Sasse, Galit Eilat & John Jordan et al.

Der englischsprachige Band Not Just a Mirror setzt sich mit grundlegenden Fragen des politischen Theaters in der Gegenwart auseinander und stellt künstlerisch-politische Strategien und Praktiken von Theatermachern...


Theatre and AutoBiography: Writing and Performing Lives in Theory and Practice

by Sherrill Grace & Jerry Wasserman

This collection brings theater practitioners together with international academics in an exploration of the interdisciplinary realm of theater and autobiography.


Brazilian Cinema Today: Essays by Critics and Experts from across Brazil

by Oliver Kwon & Steve Solot

A unique collection of articles by leading film critics, spanning Brazil from Rio Grande do Sul to the northern state of Pernambuco, this volume offers a panorama of current trends and the evolving Brazilian...


Middlebrow Wodehouse: P.G. Wodehouse's Work in Context

by Ann, Professor Rea

While he is best known for his Jeeves and Bertie Wooster stories, P.G. Wodehouse was a prolific writer who penned many other novels, stories, and musical comedy libretti, the latter of which played an enormous...


Stanislavski's Legacy

by Constantin Stanislavski

First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Rooms in Dramatic Realism

by Fred Miller Robinson

Dramatic Realism, since its birth in the hectic late years of the nineteenth century, gave theatrical and thematic energy to the interaction between a play's text and the way that it looked on the stage. Characters...


Play Directing: Analysis, Communication, and Style

by Francis Hodge & Michael McLain

Play Directing describes the various roles a director plays, from selection and analysis of the play, to working with actors and designers to bring the production to life.


Digital Humanities and the Lost Drama of Early Modern England: Ten Case Studies

by Matthew, Dr Steggle & Helen, Dr Ostovich

This book establishes new information about the likely content of ten lost plays from the period 1580-1642. These plays’ authors include Nashe, Heywood, and Dekker; and the plays themselves connect in direct...


Sovereigns and Subjects in Early Modern Neo-Senecan Drama: Republicanism, Stoicism and Authority

by Daniel, Dr Cadman & Helen, Dr Ostovich

Sovereigns and Subjects in Early Modern Neo-Senecan Drama examines the development of neo-Senecan drama, also known as ‘closet drama’, during the years 1590–1613. It is the first book-length study since...


The Business of Opera

by Anastasia, Dr Belina-Johnson, Derek B, Professor Scott & Roberta Montemorra, Professor Marvin

The study of the business of opera has taken on new importance in the present harsh economic climate for the arts. This book presents research that sheds new light on a range of aspects concerning marketing,...


A Chorus Line FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Broadway's Singular Sensation

The Only Woman in the Room: Episodes in My Life and Career as a Television Writer

by Rita Lakin

(Applause Books). Rita Lakin was a pioneer a female scriptwriter in the early 1960s when Hollywood television was exclusively male. For years, in creative meetings she was literally "the only woman in the room."...