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On Literality and Limits: Romeo Castellucci of Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio in Conversation with Nicholas Ridout

Theatre and Adaptation: Return, Rewrite, Repeat

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...This interview was part of the Leverhulme Olympic Talks on Theatre and Adaptation. It took place on 24 April 2012 at Queen Mary, University of London. Introduction I’m sure many of you already know a lot about...

Italian Balls

Darren Royston

Darren Royston is a Dance and Movement Tutor and Choreographer at RADA, and the Artistic Director and Choreographer for Nonsuch History and Dance. He is council member of many professional organisations including The Laban Guild for Movement and Dance, The European Association of Dance Historians, DANCE UK Choreographers' Forum and the Early Dance Circle (UK) and a member of UNESCO International Council for Dance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dramatic Dance : An Actor’s Approach to Dance as a Dramatic Art

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...What’s he that follows there, that would not dance? Within the Time Frame In the fifteenth century, Italian courts such as Florence and Siena were established as dukedoms with ruling families, such as the House...

Changing Time in the Time Before the End

Maurya Wickstrom

Maurya Wickstrom is professor of theatre at The Graduate Center and College of Staten Island, City University of New York, USA. She is the author of two monographs, Performance in the Blockades of Neoliberalism: Thinking the Political Anew (2012) and Performing Consumers: Global Capital and its Theatrical Seductions (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fiery Temporalities in Theatre and Performance : The Initiation of History

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation on life, not on death. Badiou, Logics of Worlds, 270 (Badiou is quoting Spinoza). Badiou, Logics of Worlds, 270 (Badiou is quoting...

Absolutely! (Perhaps)

Translated by

Martin Sherman

~playauthor~Written by~ Luigi Pirandello , Martin Sherman ~playauthor~Translated by~ Martin Sherman

Methuen Drama, 2003

Modern Plays

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (14), Female (7), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...Absolutely! (Perhaps) is a sparkling comedy on the elusive nature of reality, in which truth is negotiable and identity is performed. It is an adaptation of Luigi Pirandello’s first play Così è (Se Vi Pare), and opened at the Wyndham...

Filumena

Translated by

Timberlake Wertenbaker

~playauthor~Written by~ Eduardo De Filippo , Timberlake Wertenbaker ~playauthor~Translated by~ Timberlake Wertenbaker

Methuen Drama, 1998

Modern Plays

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (13), Female (5), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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...Filumena is de Filippo’s best-known work and arguably his finest comedy-drama, drenched in Neapolitan atmosphere and full of entanglements at once cynical and romantic. In the heat of late-1940s Naples, Filumena Maraturano...

The Local Authority

Translated by

Carlo Ardito

~playauthor~Written by~ Eduardo De Filippo , Carlo Ardito ~playauthor~Translated by~ Carlo Ardito

Methuen Drama, 1992

World Classics

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (20), Female (8), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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...When the court system is corrupt, where can people turn for justice? In a small town in Napoli – the setting for The Local Authority – justice rests in the hands of the local mafia on, Antonio Barracano. But when Antonio...

Filumena Marturano

Translated by

Carlo Ardito

~playauthor~Written by~ Eduardo De Filippo , Carlo Ardito ~playauthor~Translated by~ Carlo Ardito

Methuen Drama, 1992

World Classics

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (13), Female (5), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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...Filumena is De Filippo’s best-known work and arguably his finest comedy-drama, drenched in Neapolitan atmosphere and full of entanglements at once cynical and romantic. In the heat of late-1940s Naples, Filumena Maraturano...

Napoli Milionaria

Translated by

Peter Tinniswood

~playauthor~Written by~ Eduardo De Filippo , Peter Tinniswood ~playauthor~Translated by~ Peter Tinniswood

Methuen Drama, 1992

World Classics

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (22), Female (7), Male (15), Unassigned (0)

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...Desperate to survive during the Second World War, Matriarch Amalia directs her family’s activities in the Italian black market, despite the disapproval of her husband, Gennaro. When Gennaro returns from his time...

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...

How to Get your Hands Dirty: Old and New Models of ‘Militant’ Theatre Criticism in Italy

Margherita Laera

Margherita Laera is a lecturer in Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent, Canterbury. She specialises in contemporary European theatre, translation and transnational performance, and is also a professional arts journalist and theatre translator. Her publications include Reaching Athens: Community, Democracy and Other Mythologies in Adaptations of Greek Tragedy (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Theatre Criticism : Changing Landscapes

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...In the popular imagination, what theatre critics do is little more than pompous fault-finding and, less often, needless flattery. Administering praise and blame from the privileged seclusion of an ivory tower, rather than actively...