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‘Social Transformance’

Performance Studies in Motion : International Perspectives and Practices in the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...What is ‘transformance’? The notion of ‘social transformance’ departs from recent socio-theatrical practices developed by the experimental theatre company, Projekt Theatre Studio/ FLEISCHEREI in Vienna, Austria, by taking steps...

Artist Descending a Staircase  

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Tom Stoppard

~playauthor~Written by~ Tom Stoppard

Faber and Faber, 2012

Faber Drama

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Roles: Total (7), Female (1), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...The discovery of the body of an aged avant garde, leads to an investigation not only of murder but also life and art. Artist Descending a Staircase is a 1972 radio play by Tom Stoppard...

Max Reinhardt in Germany and Austria

Edward Braun

Edward Braun is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Bristol. He edited the pioneering English-language selection from Meyerhold’s writings, Meyerhold on Theatre, in 1969, and in 1979 published his major critical assessment, The Theatre of Meyerhold. His The Director ’ the Stage was first published in 1982. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director and the Stage : From Naturalism to Grotowski

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1982

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...No director courted Craig more assiduously than Max Reinhardt: in 1905 he invited him to produce Macbeth, The Tempest and Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra’, in 1908 he wanted him to design first King Lear, then the Oresteia and Oedipus the King....

Phenomenology and the Postdramatic: A Case Study of Three Plays by Ewald Palmetshofer

Jerome Carroll

Dr Jerome Carroll is lecturer in German Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...Hans-Thies Lehmann begins the essay ‘How political is Postdramatic Theatre?’ with the striking assertion that there is a qualitative distinction between theatre (and art in general) and politics: ‘I start with the simple premise...

Parasitic Politics: Elfriede Jelinek’s ‘Secondary Dramas’ Abraumhalde and FaustIn and out

Karen Jürs-Munby

Dr Karen Jürs-Munby is a lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of Lancaster, UK. She translated and wrote a critical introduction for Hans-Thies Lehmann's Postdramatic Theatre (Routledge, 2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Postdramatic Theatre and the Political : International Perspectives on Contemporary Performance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...The political can appear only indirectly in the theatre, at an oblique angle, modo obliquo. Hans-Thies Lehmann , ‘Wie...

Sweet Nothings

From an original work by

Arthur Schnitzler

~playauthor~Written by~ David Harrower , Arthur Schnitzler ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Arthur Schnitzler

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...A young man has an affair with a married woman. He is terrified her husband will challenge him to a duel and kill him. Meanwhile he toys with the affections of another and, for a moment, life seems full of joy...

The Blue Room

Written by

David Hare

~playauthor~Written by~ David Hare

Faber and Faber, 1998

Faber Drama

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Scenes: 10, Roles: Total (10), Female (4), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...Schnitzler described Reigen, his loose series of sexual sketches, as ‘completely unprintable’. The company that first presented them was prosecuted for obscenity in 1921. It was only when Max Ophuls made his famous film in 1950...

Vanity Fair

Sara Hudston

Sara Hudston is a writer and freelance journalist. She was born in 1968 and educated at St John’s College, Oxford, where she gained a first in English. She has also published Islomania, a book about the fascination of islands. She lives in Dorset. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Theatricals : From menageries to melodrama

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2000

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...The Victorians’ liking for outlandish clothes went beyond their excessive fashions; waist-crushing corsets, men’s wing collars and the bustle. Henry Cyril Paget, 5th Marquis of Anglesey (1875-1905) was a notoriously decadent poseur whose...

Continental Operetta (1840–1900): “Typical of France”

John Kenrick

John Kenrick combines a passion for entertainment history with the practical know-how earned working on stage productions at every level from amateur to Broadway. This New York native pulls back the curtain and introduces audiences and students to the fascinating people behind show business legends. Every month, his website Musicals101.com introduces thousands of visitors to the history of stage and screen musicals. He has appeared on PBS, Biography, BBC TV and radio, National Public Radio and the Travel Channel. John currently teaches at the New School University and New York University’s Steinhardt School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musical Theatre : A History

A Giniger Book published in association with Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...On the evening of April 12, 1867, the cream of French society was packed into a Paris theatre for the premiere of La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein. While awaiting the overture, the glittering audience had no way of knowing that the premiere...

The Merry Widow: Refusing to Say “I Love You”

John Kenrick

John Kenrick combines a passion for entertainment history with the practical know-how earned working on stage productions at every level from amateur to Broadway. This New York native pulls back the curtain and introduces audiences and students to the fascinating people behind show business legends. Every month, his website Musicals101.com introduces thousands of visitors to the history of stage and screen musicals. He has appeared on PBS, Biography, BBC TV and radio, National Public Radio and the Travel Channel. John currently teaches at the New School University and New York University’s Steinhardt School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Musical Theatre : A History

A Giniger Book published in association with Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...When The Merry Widow had its London premiere in 1907, it boasted costumes by leading couturier Lucile (aka Lady Duff Gordon). Her “Merry Widow hats” were oversized black crinoline confections with silver bands around the crown and two...