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The Vakhtangov Sourcebook

by Evgenii Vakhtangov & Andrei Malaev-Babel

Yevgeny Vakhtangov was the creator of Fantastic Realism, credited with reconciling Meyerhold's bold experiments with Stanislavski's naturalist technique. The Vakhtangov Sourcebook compiles new translations of...


Dramatists in Revolt: The New Latin American Theater

by Leon F. Lyday & George W. Woodyard

Dramatists in Revolt, through studies of the major playwrights, explores significant movements in Latin American theater. Playwrights discussed are those who have made outstanding contributions to Latin American...


Great Shakespeareans Set I

by Peter Holland & Adrian Poole

Great Shakespeareans offers a systematic account of those figures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally....


The Modern Brazilian Stage

by David George

Reading a play and watching it performed onstage are quite different experiences. Likewise, studying a country's theatrical tradition with reference only to playtexts overlooks the vital impact of a play's performance...


A History of Hispanic Theatre in the United States: Origins to 1940

by Nicolás| Kanellos

Hispanic theatre flourished in the United States from the mid-nineteenth century until the beginning of the Second World War-a fact that few theatre historians know. A History of Hispanic Theatre in the United...


Yankee Theatre: The Image of America on the Stage, 1825-1850

by Francis Hodge

The famous "Stage Yankees," with their eccentric New England dialect comedy, entertained audiences from Boston to New Orleans, from New York to London in the years between 1825 and 1850. They provided the creative...


The Shakespearean International Yearbook: Volume 14: Special Section, Digital Shakespeares

by Tom Bishop, Alexa Huang & Brett D. Hirsch

In 2002, for the second volume of this journal, Ian Lancashire reflected on the state of computing in Shakespeare. The decade since his review has seen dramatic change in the web of 'digital Shakespeares'. This...


Transnational Mobilities in Early Modern Theater

by Robert Henke & Eric Nicholson

The essays in this volume investigate English, Italian, Spanish, German, Czech, and Bengali early modern theater, placing Shakespeare and his contemporaries in the theatrical contexts of western and central...


Renaissance Drama on the Edge

by Lisa Hopkins

Recurring to the governing idea of Shakespeare on the Edge, Hopkins expands the parameters of her investigation beyond England to include the Continent, and beyond Shakespeare to include dramatists ranging from...


Theatre and National Identity: Re-Imagining Conceptions of Nation: 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...


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),...


Musicality in Theatre: Music as Model, Method and Metaphor in Theatre-Making

by David Roesner

Music continues to be immensely influential in key developments of theatrical practices. In this study of musicality in the theatre, David Roesner offers a revised view of the nature of the relationship between...


Performing Authorship in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Lecture Tour: In Person

by Amanda Adams

Expanding our understanding of what it meant to be a nineteenth-century author, Amanda Adams takes up the concept of performative, embodied authorship in relationship to the transatlantic lecture tour. Adams...


Martyrs and Players in Early Modern England: Tragedy, Religion and Violence on Stage

by David K. Anderson

Focusing on Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, John Webster and John Milton, Martyrs and Players in Early Modern England argues that the English tragedians reflected an unease within the culture to acts...


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...


Theatre and Adaptation: Return, Rewrite, Repeat

by Margherita Laera

Contemporary theatrical productions as diverse in form as experimental performance, new writing, West End drama, musicals and live art demonstrate a recurring fascination with adapting existing works by other...


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...


Marlowe's Ovid: The Elegies in the Marlowe Canon

by M. L. Stapleton

The first book of its kind, Marlowe's Ovid explores and analyzes in depth the relationship between the Elegies-Marlowe's translation of Ovid's Amores-and Marlowe's own dramatic and poetic works. Stapleton carefully...


The Manifestos and Essays

by Richard Foreman

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


South African Essays on 'Universal' Shakespeare

by Chris Thurman

South African Essays on 'Universal' Shakespeare reflects the changing nature of Shakespeare studies across various 'generation gaps'. Each essay, in exploring the nuances of Shakespearean production and reception...