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Translation, Poetics, and the Stage: Six French Hamlets

by Romy Heylen

This book establishes an analytical model for the description of existing translations in their historical context within a framework suggested by systemic concepts of literature. It argues against mainstream...


Shakespearean Stage Production: Then and Now

by Cécile de Banke

An absorbing and original addition to Shakespeareana, this handbook of production is for all lovers of Shakespeare whether producer, player, scholar or spectator. In four sections, Staging, Actors and Acting,...


On Directing Shakespeare

by Ralph Berry

For producers and directors planning a production, several questions inevitably arise: Which play is appropriate for the contemporary audience? Should the text and setting be altered? Twelve leading contemporary...


Shakespeare in Performance: Castings and Metamorphoses

by Ralph Berry

These studies take stage history as a means of knowing the play. Half of the studies deal with casting - doubling, chorus and the crowd, the star of Hamlet and Measure for Measure. Then the transformations of...


Acting Shakespeare

by Bertram Leon Joseph

How did the actors for whom Shakespeare wrote his plays make his characters come to life, how did they convey his words? Can modern directors, actors, and even library readers of Shakespeare learn from them?...


Garrick's Folly: The Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769 at Stratford and Drury Lane

by Johanne M. Stochholm

The great Shakespeare Jubilee festival was held at Stratford, under the direction of David Garrick. The occasion was the dedication of the new town hall and the presentation by Garrick of a statue of Shakespeare....


Shylock on the Stage

by Toby Lelyveld

Originally published in 1961, this book is a study of the ways actors since the time of Shakespeare have portrayed the character of Shylock. A pioneering work in the study of performance history as well as in...


Tango Mystery Revealed

by Elena Pankey

Tango is a unique improvisational dance based on communication and the spiritual enjoyment between two people. It's melting pot of people, traditions and cultures. Tango portrays passion, hate, romance and every...


Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance

by Victoria Pettersen Lantz & Angela Sweigart-Gallagher

Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance explores how children and young people fit into national political theatre and, moreover, how youth enact interrogative, patriotic, and/or antagonistic performances...


Horton Foote: A Casebook

by Gerald C. Wood

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Mannequins' Ball

by Daniel Gerould & Bruno Jaslenski

This play, by Futurist poet Bruno Jasienski, is an outstanding example of the joining of left-wing politics and avant-garde interest in human mechanization that characterized the experimental theatre of Poland...


Eastern European Theatre After the Iron Curtain

by Kalina Stefanova

An important new survey of Eastern European theater after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Explores all aspects of theater, from playwriting, directing and acting, to repertoire creation and theatre management....


Broadway Babies Say Goodnight: Musicals Then and Now

by Mark Steyn

The glorious tradition of the Broadway musical from Irving Berlin to Jerome Kern and Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. And then . . . Cats and Les Miz. Mark Steyn's Broadway Babies Say Goodnight is...


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...


Italian Opera Since 1945

by Raymond Fearn

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Mask: A Periodical Performance by Edward Gordon Craig

by Olga Taxidou

No study of modern theater is complete without a thorough understanding of the enormous influence of visionary genius Edward Gordon Craig. Born in England in 1872, Craig went on to become famous world-wide as...


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...


The Church of Tango.

by Cherie Magnus

The Church of Tango is a passionate memoir of tragedy and adventure, lust and music, romance and tango, and above all, survival. A dancer all her life, she’d had to put it on hold while raising her artistic...


The Arbitration (Routledge Revivals): The Epitrepontes of Menander

by Gilbert Murray

Gilbert Murray translated and made available to modern readers The Epitrepontes of Menander or The Arbitration for the first time in 1945. The Arbitration is among the most frequently quoted and most famous...


Heyou

by Francesco Brunetti

young woman whose destiny seems to be reflected in the bubbles of the same vibrant and generous red wine that helped her conception; a dark family secret. Heyou is sweet and reserved, sentimental and passionate,...