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The London Stage 1890-1959: Accumulated Indexes

by J. P. Wearing

This volume combines all the individual indexes—title, genre, theatre, and general—found in the seven volumes of The London Stage: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel (2nd edition) covering...


Stage Mothers: Women, Work, and the Theater, 1660-1830

by Elaine M. McGirr, Laura Engel, Ellen Malenas Ledoux & Judith Hawley et al.

Stage Mothers expands the discussion of eighteenth-century women’s social and dramatic roles by demonstrating the complicated, contradictory, and celebratory faces of maternity on stage and on the page. This...


The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Plays: The Earliest Known Versions

by Stephen H. West & Wilt L. Idema

This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays’ fourteenth-century editions. Almost...


Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre

by Samuel L. Leiter

This updated edition adds well over 200 plot summaries representing each theatrical form in addition to:

  • a chronology;
  • introductory essay;
  • appendixes;
  • an extensive bibliography;
  • over 1500 cross-referenced entries...


The London Stage 1950-1959: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

by J. P. Wearing

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1950 to December 31, 1959. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays,...


Tragedy in the Contemporary American Theatre

by Robert J. Andreach

This book examines plays by contemporary playwrights and compares them alongside the works of Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams. Andreach argues that tragedy is not only present in contemporary...


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),...


The London Stage 1930-1939: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

by J. P. Wearing

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1930 to December 31, 1939. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays,...


The Manifestos and Essays

by Richard Foreman

The thoughts and work of the legendary avant-garde director.


The London Stage 1920-1929: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

by J. P. Wearing

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1920 to December 31, 1929. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays,...


My TWP Plays: A Collection Including Ten Lost Years

by Jack Winter & Bruce Barton

The first anthology of plays by one of the central figures of Toronto's left-wing theater collective TWP.


World Drama, Volume 1: 26 Unabridged Plays

by Barrett H. Clark

Volume 1 of this two-volume set contains 26 plays including Aeschylus "Prometheus Bound"; Sophocles "Antigone"; Seneca "Medea"; Marlowe, "Dr. Faustus"; Heywood, "A Woman Killed with Kindness"; Johnson, "Every...


Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill's Wild West

by Isabelle S. Sayers

Wonderful behind-the-scenes look at the life and career of Annie Oakley. More than 100 rare photographs, posters, handbills, and other memorabilia.


The London Stage 1910-1919: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

by J. P. Wearing

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1910 to December 31, 1919. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays,...


Giorgio Strehler Directs Carlo Goldoni

by Scott Malia

Giorgio Strehler Directs Carlo Goldoni explores the relationship between directorial aesthetic and the dramatic canon. Scott Malia examines how director Giorgio Stehler established his own reputation while bolstering...


The London Stage 1900-1909: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

by J. P. Wearing

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1900 to December 31, 1909. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays,...


Historical Dictionary of Russian Theater

by Laurence Senelick

Despite constant hindrance from government interference and control, the Russian theater has produced many memorable playwrights, schools of thought, and plays, whose influence can be seen throughout the world....


The London Stage 1890-1899: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel

by J. P. Wearing

This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1890 to December 31, 1899. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays,...


The Commedia dell'Arte of Flaminio Scala: A Translation and Analysis of 30 Scenarios

by Richard Andrews

This is a translation with detailed commentary of 30 commedia dell'arte scenarios first published in 1611 by Flaminio Scala. It aims principally to demonstrate the methodology of Italian improvised theater and...


Theatre of the Oppressed

by Augusto Boal & Charles A. McBride

The innovative Brazilian playwright, director and international lecturer explicates Aristotle's poetics and the philosophies of Machiavelli, Hegel and Brecht to determine the extent to which their chief components--imitation,...