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Scenographic Screen Space: Bearing Witness and Performing Resistance

Scenography Expanded : An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Space is not one, but space is plural, a heterogeneity, a difference. In her 1987 essay ‘The Place of Crime the Place of Pardon’, French philosopher and playwright Hélène Cixous wrote:In truth we go as little to the theatre...

Let’s See Blood

Andrew Tidmarsh

Andrew Tidmarsh is theatre and film director, writer and teacher. He has taught this practical approach to genre to writers, directors and actors at RADA, Goldsmiths, and Drama Centre at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has directed in UK, Germany, Canada and Philippines, and is the director of an annual new writing festival at the Soho Theatre in London. He regularly teaches in Canada and Dubai. His book An Attitude for Acting will be published by Nick Hern books in 2011. Andrew Tidmarsh is a theatre director, film-maker and teacher. He has taught at leading drama schools and currently runs the Foundation course at RADA. He has directed work at Soho Theatre, Wimbledon Studio, Shakespeare's Globe and Jermyn Street Theatre. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genre : A Guide to Writing for Stage and Screen

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...A violent society requires a violent narrative. Even though Roman Tragedy shares many of the same stories and characters as Greek Tragedy, the form is notably distinct. Similar stories, shaped differently, make a dramatically different...

Roman Drama

Gary Day

Gary Day recently retired as principal lecturer at De Montfort University, UK, where he taught courses on the history of drama, the eighteenth century, modernism, contemporary drama and contemporary fiction. He is the author of Literary Criticism: A New History (2008) and Modernist Literature: 1890–1950 (2010). He has edited a dozen books, including The Wiley Encyclopaedia of British Eighteenth Century Literature (2015) with Jack Lynch. He has contributed to the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism and to the Oxford Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. He has also been a regular columnist and reviewer for the Times Higher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Story of Drama : Tragedy, Comedy and Sacrifice from the Greeks to the Present

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...One of the problems in discussing Roman drama is that so little of it survives. We have the tragedies of Seneca (4 BCE–65 CE) and the comedies of Plautus (c. 254–c. 184 BCE) and Terence (c. 186–159 BCE) but that’s all. Of the other...

Origins

Neil Corcoran

Neil Corcoran is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading Shakespeare’s Soliloquies : Text, Theatre, Film

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2018

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...i. MedievalThe very structure of the Elizabethan playhouse was adapted from the religious staging of medieval mystery plays. The roof above the performers was known as ‘the heavens’ and the area under the stage, at least in a stage...

Ivo van Hove: From Shakespeare to David Bowie

Susan Bennett

Susan Bennett is University Professor in the Department of English at the University of Calgary, Canada. Her books include Theatre Audiences (1997), Performing Nostalgia (1996) and Theatre & Museums (2013). Recent edited collections are Shakespeare Beyond English (co-edited with Christie Carson, 2013) and Performing Environments: Site-Specificity in Medieval & Early Modern Drama (co-edited with Mary Polito, 2014). She is series editor, with Kim Solga, for Theory for Theatre Studies (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sonia Massai

Sonia Massai is Professor of Shakespeare Studies in the English Department at King’s College London, UK. Her publications include her book, Shakespeare and the Rise of the Editor (2007), and World-Wide Shakespeares: Local Appropriations in Film and Performance (2005), and critical editions of The Paratexts in English Printed Drama to 1642 ( 2014) and John Ford’s Tis Pity She’s a Whore for Arden Early Modern Drama (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Methuen Drama, 2018

Short Guides and Biography

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...This book offers a wealth of resources, critical overviews and detailed analysis of Ivo van Hove’s internationally acclaimed work as the foremost director of theatre, opera and musicals in our time. Stunning production photos capture...