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Product Description: In a context of financial crisis that has often produced a feeling of identity crisis for the individual, the theatre has provided a unifying forum, treating spectators as citizens. This book critically deals with representative plays and playwrights who have stood out in the UK and internationally in the post-recession era, delivering theatre that in the process of being truthful to the contemporary experience has also redefined theatrical form and content...read more
By Enoch Brater (editor)

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9781474213172 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, April 20, 2017, cover price $104.00 | About this edition: In a context of financial crisis that has often produced a feeling of identity crisis for the individual, the theatre has provided a unifying forum, treating spectators as citizens.

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9781474213165 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, April 20, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In a context of financial crisis that has often produced a feeling of identity crisis for the individual, the theatre has provided a unifying forum, treating spectators as citizens.

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Product Description: A New York Times BestsellerFor almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical. It often begins in childhood in a darkened theater, grows into something more serious for high school actors, and reaches its passionate zenith when it comes time for love, marriage, and children, who will start the cycle all over again...read more

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9780374256920 | Sarah Crichton Books, March 1, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: A New York Times BestsellerFor almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical.

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9780374536893 | Sarah Crichton Books, March 14, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A New York Times BestsellerFor almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical.

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9781494517847 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, March 1, 2016), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: For almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical.
9781494567842 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, March 1, 2016), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: For almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical.

Edward II: A Critical Reader gives students, teachers and scholars alike an overview of the play's reception both in the theatre and among artists and critics, from the end of the 16th century to the beginning of the 21st. The volume also offers a series of new perspectives on the play by leading experts in the field of early modern history and culture. Bolstered with a timeline tracking Marlowe's life and work, an up-to-date bibliography and an extensive index, this collection is an ideal and definitive guide to Edward II.
By Lisa Hopkins (editor)

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9781472584045 | Bloomsbury Arden, February 23, 2017, cover price $94.00 | About this edition: Edward II: A Critical Reader gives students, teachers and scholars alike an overview of the play's reception both in the theatre and among artists and critics, from the end of the 16th century to the beginning of the 21st.

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9781472584038 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Arden, February 23, 2017), cover price $29.95

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Product Description: What does it mean for a play to be political in the 21st century? Does it require explicit engagement with events and situations with the aim of bringing about change or highlighting social wrongs? Is it purely a matter of content or is it also a matter of structure?The Contemporary Political Play: Rethinking Dramaturgical Structure examines the politics of contemporary 'political' drama...read more

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9781472588470 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, January 26, 2017, cover price $104.00 | About this edition: What does it mean for a play to be political in the 21st century?

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9781472588463 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, January 26, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: What does it mean for a play to be political in the 21st century?

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Product Description: From the producer of numerous Agatha Christie stage plays comes the first book to examine the world’s bestselling mystery writer’s career and work as a playwright, published to commemorate her 125th birthday.Agatha Christie has long been revered around the world for her mysteries and the indelible characters she created, Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot...read more

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9780062313409 | Reprint edition (Harpercollins, December 15, 2016), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: From the producer of numerous Agatha Christie stage plays comes the first book to examine the world’s bestselling mystery writer’s career and work as a playwright, published to commemorate her 125th birthday.

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Product Description: The Methuen Drama Student Edition of Twelve Angry Men is the first critical edition of Reginald Rose's play, providing the play text alongside commentary and notes geared towards student readers.In New York, 1954, a man is dead and the life of another is at stake...read more
By Steven Price (editor)

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9781474232326 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, December 1, 2016, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The Methuen Drama Student Edition of Twelve Angry Men is the first critical edition of Reginald Rose's play, providing the play text alongside commentary and notes geared towards student readers.

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Product Description: The White Devil is one of the most violent and most fascinating plays in English theatrical history. It is also a notoriously challenging work; this volume offers a practical, accessible and thought-provoking guide to the play, surveying its major themes and critical reception...read more
By Lisa Hopkins (editor)

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9781472587398 | Critical edition (Bloomsbury Arden, November 17, 2016), cover price $94.00 | About this edition: The White Devil is one of the most violent and most fascinating plays in English theatrical history.

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9781472587404 | Critical edition (Bloomsbury Arden, November 17, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The White Devil is one of the most violent and most fascinating plays in English theatrical history.

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Product Description: The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama is a single critical and contextual resource for students embarking on an in-depth exploration of early modern drama, providing both critical insight and accessible contextual information. This companion equips students with the information needed to situate the plays in their socio-political, intellectual and literary contexts...read more

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9781472572257 | Bloomsbury Arden, September 21, 2017, cover price $104.00 | About this edition: The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama is a single critical and contextual resource for students embarking on an in-depth exploration of early modern drama, providing both critical insight and accessible contextual information.

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9781472572240 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Arden, September 21, 2017), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama is a single critical and contextual resource for students embarking on an in-depth exploration of early modern drama, providing both critical insight and accessible contextual information.

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Product Description: This unique anthology presents a selection of over seventy of the most important historical essays on comedy, ranging from antiquity to the present, divided into historical periods and arranged chronologically. Across its span it traces the development of comic theory, highlighting the relationships between comedy, politics, economics, philosophy, religion, and other arts and genres...read more
By Alan Ackerman (editor)

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9781474247894 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, December 29, 2016, cover price $128.00 | About this edition: This unique anthology presents a selection of over seventy of the most important historical essays on comedy, ranging from antiquity to the present, divided into historical periods and arranged chronologically.

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9781474247887 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, December 29, 2016), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This unique anthology presents a selection of over seventy of the most important historical essays on comedy, ranging from antiquity to the present, divided into historical periods and arranged chronologically.

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Product Description: The Spanish Tragedy was the first 'revenge tragedy' on the English Renaissance stage: but for its influence, major dramas including The Revenger's Tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi and even Hamlet would not exist as they do. It is thus a key text for the study of Renaissance drama and normally appears in introductory undergraduate courses on Renaissance drama and Shakespeare...read more
By Lisa Hopkins (editor)

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9781472532756 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 20, 2016, cover price $94.00 | About this edition: The Spanish Tragedy was the first 'revenge tragedy' on the English Renaissance stage: but for its influence, major dramas including The Revenger's Tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi and even Hamlet would not exist as they do.

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9781472528957 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 20, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The Spanish Tragedy was the first 'revenge tragedy' on the English Renaissance stage: but for its influence, major dramas including The Revenger's Tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi and even Hamlet would not exist as they do.

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Product Description: The Revenger's Tragedy is one of the most vital, important, and enduring tragedies of the Jacobean era, one of the few non-Shakespearean plays of that period that is still regularly revived on stage and taught in classrooms. The play is notable for its piercing insight into human depravity, its savage humour, and its florid theatricality...read more
By Lisa Hopkins (editor)

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9781472585417 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 20, 2016, cover price $94.00 | About this edition: The Revenger's Tragedy is one of the most vital, important, and enduring tragedies of the Jacobean era, one of the few non-Shakespearean plays of that period that is still regularly revived on stage and taught in classrooms.

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9781472585400 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 20, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The Revenger's Tragedy is one of the most vital, important, and enduring tragedies of the Jacobean era, one of the few non-Shakespearean plays of that period that is still regularly revived on stage and taught in classrooms.

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Product Description: This volume offers a practical, accessible and thought-provoking guide to this Roman tragedy, surveying its major themes and critical reception. It also provides a detailed and up-to-date history of the play's performance, beginning with its earliest known staging in 1599, including an analysis of the 2013 film Caesar Must Die starring Italian inmates, and an assessment of why the play is now coming back into vogue on stage...read more
By Lisa Hopkins (editor)

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9781474220378 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 20, 2016, cover price $104.00 | About this edition: This volume offers a practical, accessible and thought-provoking guide to this Roman tragedy, surveying its major themes and critical reception.

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9781474220385 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 20, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This volume offers a practical, accessible and thought-provoking guide to this Roman tragedy, surveying its major themes and critical reception.

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Product Description: Verse Drama in England, 1900-2015 provides a critical and historical exploration of a tradition of modern dramatic creativity that has received very little scholarly attention. Exploring the emergence of a distinctly modern verse drama at the turn of the century and its development into the twenty-first, it counters common assumptions that the form is a marginal, fundamentally outdated curiosity...read more

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9781472580146 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, October 20, 2016, cover price $94.00 | About this edition: Verse Drama in England, 1900-2015 provides a critical and historical exploration of a tradition of modern dramatic creativity that has received very little scholarly attention.

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9781472580139 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, October 20, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Modern Verse Drama explores the emergence of the form at the turn of the century and its development into the twenty-first, offering key case studies of well-known verse dramatists alongside explorations of less-discussed but equally influential writers within the form.

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9783838209494, titled "Staging the Ottoman Turk: British Drama, 1656–1792" | Ibidem-Verlag Haunschild/Schoen gbr, October 11, 2016, cover price $44.00

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Product Description: This ground-breaking book provides an abundance of fresh insights into Shakespeare's life in relation to his lost family home, New Place. The findings of a major archaeological excavation encourage us to think again about what New Place meant to Shakespeare and, in so doing, challenge some of the long-held assumptions of Shakespearian biography...read more

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9781526106483 | Manchester Univ Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: This ground-breaking book provides an abundance of fresh insights into Shakespeare's life in relation to his lost family home, New Place.

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9781526106490 | Manchester Univ Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This ground-breaking book provides an abundance of fresh insights into Shakespeare's life in relation to his lost family home, New Place.

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Product Description: Thomas P. Anderson explores how the parameters of contemporary radical politics take shape in Coriolanus, King John, Henry V, Titus Andronicus, The Winter's Tale and Julius Caesar.

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9780748697342 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Thomas P.

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Product Description: "I’m good Hamlet gi’me a cause for grief" At first glance, readers of The Hamletmachine (1979) could be forgiven for wondering whether it is actually a play at all: it opens with a montage of texts that are not ascribed to a character, there is no vestige of a plot, and the whole piece lasts a total of ten pages...read more

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9781138192775, titled "Heiner Müller's the Hamletmachine" | Taylor & Francis, September 21, 2016, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: "I’m good Hamlet gi’me a cause for grief" At first glance, readers of The Hamletmachine (1979) could be forgiven for wondering whether it is actually a play at all: it opens with a montage of texts that are not ascribed to a character, there is no vestige of a plot, and the whole piece lasts a total of ten pages.

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Product Description: ‘I’m thinking this night wasn’t I a foolish fellow not to kill my father in years gone by.’ – Christy Mahon On the first night of J. M. Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World (1907) the audience began protesting in the theatre; by the third night the protests had spilled onto the streets of Dublin...read more

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9781138194694 | Taylor & Francis, September 21, 2016, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: ‘I’m thinking this night wasn’t I a foolish fellow not to kill my father in years gone by.

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Product Description: “Lahr creates a book worthy of its title: It is a living celebration of theater itself.”―Caryn James, New York Times Book ReviewJoy Ride throws open the stage door and introduces readers to such makers of contemporary drama as Arthur Miller, Tony Kushner, Wallace Shawn, Harold Pinter, David Rabe, David Mamet, Mike Nichols, and August Wilson...read more

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9780393246407 | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 21, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A collection of John Lahr’s New Yorker profiles and reviews that are “the nearest we get to modern theatre history” (The Spectator).

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9780393353235 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, September 13, 2016), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: “Lahr creates a book worthy of its title: It is a living celebration of theater itself.

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Product Description: The world of theatre criticism is rapidly changing in its form, function and modes of operation in the twenty-first century. The dominance of the internet has led to a growing trend of selfappointed theatre critics and bloggers who are changing the focus and purpose of the discussion around live performance...read more

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9781472578648 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, September 8, 2016, cover price $86.00 | About this edition: The world of theatre criticism is rapidly changing in its form, function and modes of operation in the twenty-first century.

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9781472577092 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, September 8, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The world of theatre criticism is rapidly changing in its form, function and modes of operation in the twenty-first century.

By Gale (corporate author)

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9781569955895 | Gale Group, September 2, 2016, cover price $258.00
9781569955888 | Gale Group, March 4, 2016, cover price $258.00

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Product Description: From West Side Story in 1957 to Road Show in 2008, the musicals of Stephen Sondheim and his collaborators have challenged the conventions of American musical theater and expanded the possibilities of what musical plays can do, how they work, and what they mean...read more

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9781496808554 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, September 1, 2016, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: From West Side Story in 1957 to Road Show in 2008, the musicals of Stephen Sondheim and his collaborators have challenged the conventions of American musical theater and expanded the possibilities of what musical plays can do, how they work, and what they mean.

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Product Description: Euripides' Bacchae is the magnum opus of the ancient world's most popular dramatist and the most modern, perhaps postmodern, of Greek tragedies. Twentieth-century poets and playwrights have often turned their hand to Bacchae, leaving the play with an especially rich and varied translation history...read more

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9781472513533 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 6, 2016, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Euripides' Bacchae is the magnum opus of the ancient world's most popular dramatist and the most modern, perhaps postmodern, of Greek tragedies.

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Product Description: As far as we know, only human beings have a sense of humour – although chimps might laugh when tickled, and dogs respond similarly in play, Seth McFarlane's fan-base is comprised exclusively of humans. Whilst animals and robots might feature as prominent characters in our favourite comic movies, shows and stand-up routines, we have no reason to suspect that their real-life brethren get the joke...read more

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9781472580436 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, December 17, 2015, cover price $104.00 | About this edition: As far as we know, only human beings have a sense of humour – although chimps might laugh when tickled, and dogs respond similarly in play, Seth McFarlane's fan-base is comprised exclusively of humans.

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9781350004511 | Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, August 25, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: As far as we know, only human beings have a sense of humour – although chimps might laugh when tickled, and dogs respond similarly in play, Seth McFarlane's fan-base is comprised exclusively of humans.
9780553261523, titled "Life on the Run" | Reissue edition (Bantam Books, May 1, 1987), cover price $3.95 | also contains Life on the Run | About this edition: Book by Bradley, Bill

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Product Description: This is the personal and deeply passionate story of a life devoted to reclaiming the timeless power of an ancient artistic tradition to comfort the afflicted. For years, theater director Bryan Doerries has led an innovative public health project that produces ancient tragedies for current and returned soldiers, addicts, tornado and hurricane survivors, and a wide range of other at-risk people in society...read more

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9780307949721 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, August 23, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: This is the personal and deeply passionate story of a life devoted to reclaiming the timeless power of an ancient artistic tradition to comfort the afflicted.

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