Drama & Performance Studies New Books Catalogue October-December 2022

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Drama & Performance Studies New Books Catalogue October-December 2022


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METHUEN DRAMA

STUDENT EDITIONS 90+

PLAYS IN THE SERIES

Expertly annotated texts of modern and classic plays

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Jenny Stevens; Chris Megson, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK; Matthew Nichols, Manchester Grammar School, UK; Sara Freeman, University of Puget Sound, USA

A Memory of Two Mondays

All My Sons

Edited by Stephen Marino, St Francis College, Brooklyn, USA

Edited by Claire Gleitman, Ithaca College, USA

Arthur Miller

A vivid rendering of life under the Great Depression, A Memory of Two Mondays perfectly captures the anxieties and concerns of the 1930s, autobiographically reflecting Miller’s own experience as an 18-year-old in this period. This Methuen Drama Student Edition is edited by Stephen Marino, with commentary and notes that explore the play's production history, including excerpts from an interview with director Rob Roznowski. UK November 2022 • 112 pages PB 9781350259140 • £10.99 ePub 9781350259164 • £9.89 ePdf 9781350259157 • £9.89 Series: Student Editions • Methuen Drama Commonwealth (excluding Canada)/UK/Open Market

Arthur Miller

Miller's first successful play on Broadway, All My Sons launched his career and established him as one of America’s greatest dramatists, also winning him the 1946 Tony Award for Best Author. An incisive indictment of greed, capitalism and self-interest, All My Sons is remembered as one of the playwright’s greatest works. This Methuen Drama Student Edition is edited by Clare Gleitman, with commentary and notes that explore the play's production history, including excerpts from an interview with director Jeremy Herrin. UK November 2022 • 128 pages PB 9781350245822 • £8.99 ePub 9781350245846 • £8.09 ePdf 9781350245839 • £8.09 Series: Student Editions • Methuen Drama Commonwealth (excluding Canada)/UK/Open Market

After the Fall

Broken Glass

Edited by Ramón Espejo-Romero, University of Seville, Spain

Edited by Ambika Singh, Nirma University, India & Nupur Tandon, Malaviya Institute of Technology, India

Arthur Miller

One of Miller’s most personal plays, After the Fall takes place almost entirely inside the mind of the play's protagonist, who is often read as a stand-in for the playwright himself. Touching on themes of the Holocaust, McCarthyism and inherited sin, the play is one of the most discussed within Miller’s canon. This Methuen Drama Student Edition is edited by Ramón Espejo-Romero, with commentary and notes that explore the play's production history including excerpts from an interview with Michael Blakemore, former Associate Director of the Royal National Theatre. UK November 2022 • 176 pages PB 9781350259188 • £12.99 ePub 9781350259201 • £11.69 ePdf 9781350259195 • £11.69 Series: Student Editions • Methuen Drama Commonwealth (excluding Canada)/UK/Open Market

Arthur Miller

Broken Glass is one of Miller’s most moving and personal works, touching on themes of Jewish identity and anti-Semitism, winning him the Olivier Award for Best New Play in 1994. This Methuen Drama Student Edition is edited by Ambika Singh, and Nupur Tandon, with commentary and notes that explore the play's production history, including excerpts from an interview with director David Thacker. UK November 2022 • 144 pages PB 9781350245082 • £12.99 ePub 9781350245105 • £11.69 ePdf 9781350245099 • £11.69 Series: Student Editions • Methuen Drama Commonwealth (excluding Canada)/UK/Open Market

The Last Yankee

The Price

Edited by Ciarán Leinster, University College Dublin, Ireland

Edited by Yuko Kurahashi, Kent State University, USA

Arthur Miller

Described by Miller as 'a comedy about a tragedy', this one-act play highlights the devastating consequences for those who fail to achieve the purported riches of the American Dream; a reality many face. This Methuen Drama Student Edition is edited by Ciarán Leinster, with commentary and notes that explore the play's production history, including excerpts from an interview with director David Thacker. UK November 2022 • 96 pages PB 9781350261310 • £10.99 ePub 9781350261334 • £9.89 ePdf 9781350261327 • £9.89 Series: Student Editions • Methuen Drama Commonwealth (excluding Canada)/UK/Open Market

Arthur Miller

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With its touching and farcical presentation of American life beyond the Vietnam War and Great Depression, The Price is widely recognised as one of Miller’s major works, earning him a Tony Award nomination in 1968. This Methuen Drama Student Edition is edited by Yuko Kurahashi, with commentary and notes that explore the play's production history, including excerpts from interviews with the director and designers of the 2017 Arena Stage production. UK November 2022 • 160 pages PB 9781350259225 • £12.99 ePub 9781350259249 • £11.69 ePdf 9781350259232 • £11.69 Series: Student Editions • Methuen Drama Commonwealth (excluding Canada)/UK/Open Market

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Student Editions The Ride Down Mt. Morgan

The American Clock

Edited by Thiago Russo, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller

Touching on themes of betrayal, crisis and reconciliation, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan is one of Miller’s more controversial works, and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play in 1991. This Methuen Drama Student Edition is edited by Thiago Russo, with commentary and notes that explore the play's production history, including excerpts from an interview with director David Esbjornson. UK November 2022 • 128 pages PB 9781350261358 • £10.99 ePub 9781350261372 • £9.89 ePdf 9781350261365 • £9.89 Series: Student Editions • Methuen Drama Commonwealth (excluding Canada)/UK/Open Market

A Vaudeville

Edited by Jane K. Dominik, San Joaquin Delta College, USA A sweeping, hard-hitting look at the Great Depression of the 1930s, The American Clock is a vaudevillian celebration of American resilience and optimism in the face of national crisis, and was performed on Broadway in 1980. This Methuen Drama Student Edition is edited by Jane K. Dominik, with commentary and notes that explore the play's production history including excerpts from interviews with designers of the 1980 Broadway production. UK November 2022 • 144 pages PB 9781350226982 • £12.99 ePub 9781350227002 • £11.69 ePdf 9781350226999 • £11.69 Series: Student Editions • Methuen Drama Commonwealth (excluding Canada)/UK/Open Market

Arthur Miller Plays 2

Arthur Miller Plays 3

The Misfits; After the Fall; Incident at Vichy; The Price; Creation of the World; Playing for Time

The American Clock; The Archbishop's Ceiling; Two-Way Mirror Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller This second volume of Arthur Miller's plays contains four stage plays from the 1960s and 70s , taking up the theme of individual responsibility from his earlier work, along with two screenplays written by the legendary playwright. UK October 2022 • 544 pages PB 9781350333963 • £19.99 ePub 9781350333970 • £17.99 ePdf 9781350333987 • £17.99 Methuen Drama Commonwealth (excluding Canada)/UK/Open Market

The third volume of Miller's plays contains three of Arthur Miller's great stage plays from the early 1980s, introduced by the author with an afterword by Christopher Bigsby. UK October 2022 • 272 pages PB 9781350334267 • £19.99 ePub 9781350334274 • £17.99 ePdf 9781350334281 • £17.99 Methuen Drama Commonwealth (excluding Canada)/UK/Open Market

Alfred Fagon Selected Plays

María Martínez Sierra: Four Plays from Spanish Theatre’s Silver Age

Alfred Fagon

Despite the legacy of his eponymous award, Alfred Fagon's stage works have often been forgotten due to their lack of availability. This anthology of selected plays brings together his shorter works for the first time into one volume that expands his legacy and confirms his place as one of Britain's key

María Martínez Sierra

Edited by Richard Nelson & Colin Chambers, Kingston University, UK Translated by Harley Granville Barker & Helen

writing talents.

Granville Barker

The namesake of the Alfred Fagon Awards, which recognizes Black British playwrights from the Caribbean resident in the United Kingdom, Fagon was originally an actor before his runaway hit, Death of a Black Man. Here, this play and his other brilliant works are finally available.

This edited collection features four plays by María Martínez Sierra, translated by Helen and Harley Granville Barker, along with an introduction by Patricia O’Connor, University of Cinicinnati, that examines Maria's extraordinary life and work and the battle for her authorship to be recognised in both the Spanish-speaking and Anglophone world.

UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 176 pages PB 9781350270831 • £18.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781350270848 • £60.00 / $90.00 ePub 9781350270862 • £17.09 / $24.72 ePdf 9781350270855 • £17.09 / $24.72 Methuen Drama World English

UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 224 pages • 5 bw illus PB 9781350300170 • £24.99 / $34.95 • HB 9781350300187 • £75.00 / $100.00 ePub 9781350300194 • £22.49 / $31.59 ePdf 9781350300200 • £22.49 / $31.59 Methuen Drama World English

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Black British Queer Plays and Practitioners: An Anthology of Afriquia Theatre

On The Threshing Floor; The Grandfathers; Flood

Basin; Boy with Beer; Sin Dykes; Bashment; Burgerz; Nine Lives; The High Table; Stars

Rory Mullarkey This collection of three plays for young performers from multi-award-winning playwright Rory Mullarkey offers astutely relevant and powerfully theatrical pieces of drama. Each offering large and flexible casts for non-gender specific performers, they are perfect for performances and study by young performers aged 13-23. UK January 2022 • US March 2022 • 136 pages PB 9781350293632 • £12.99 / $17.95 ePub 9781350293656 • £11.69 / $16.47 ePdf 9781350293649 • £11.69 / $16.47 Series: Plays for Young People • Methuen Drama World English

Edited by Mojisola Adebayo, Queen Mary, University of London, UK & Lynette Goddard, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK A bold critical play collection representing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ+) experience from Black British perspectives, this anthology contains seven radical, iconic plays by Black writers with a critical introduction and additional conversations with and between Black British Queer performance practitioners. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 440 pages PB 9781350234550 • £24.99 / $34.95 • HB 9781350234567 • £75.00 / $100.00 ePub 9781350234581 • £22.49 / $31.59 ePdf 9781350234574 • £22.49 / $31.59 Methuen Drama World English

Three Plays by Squint & How They Were Made

The Vagrant Trilogy: Three Plays by Mona Mansour

Squint Theatre

A collection of plays and a toolkit for writers, devisers, dramaturgs and theatre-makers. Inspired by Squint’s collaborative practice and drawing on the company's renowned education programme, Long Story Short lifts the lid on the company's methodology. It provides a range of tools and techniques for any aspiring artist who is looking to form a company, write a play, devise from scratch — or all three. UK February 2023 • US February 2023 • 208 pages PB 9781350289956 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781350289963 • £65.00 / $90.00 ePub 9781350289970 • £17.99 / $24.72 ePdf 9781350289987 • £17.99 / $24.72 Methuen Drama World English

The Hour of Feeling; The Vagrant; Urge for Going Mona Mansour

Obispo, USA

Edited by Michael Malek Najjar, University of Oregon, USA & Hala Baki, Cal Poly, San Luis

A set of three plays by award-winning Arab-American playwright Mona Mansour. In beautiful detail, we follow one character’s journey and explore the Palestinian condition prior to and during the infamous Six-Day War, and the devastating effect this war had on the Palestinian diaspora left to suffer in Lebanese refugee camps. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 128 pages • 6 bw illus PB 9781350276390 • £24.99 / $34.95 • HB 9781350276406 • £75.00 / $100.00 ePub 9781350276413 • £22.49 / $31.59 ePdf 9781350276420 • £22.49 / $31.59 Methuen Drama World English

Modern Plays I Ain't Dumb Tom Wright

A tough inner-city school, proud of its inclusivity, suddenly explodes in a rapidly escalating culture war. Sex secrets, hip-hop and hope fight for centre stage in a vibrant, loud and proud, real talk rollercoaster. Tom Wright's hard-hitting new play tackles contemporary issues in a school setting, published to coincide with Coventry's year as City of Culture. UK February 2022 • US March 2022 • 104 pages PB 9781350326422 • £10.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781350326446 • £9.89 / $13.73 ePdf 9781350326439 • £9.89 / $13.73 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

71 Coltman Street Richard Bean

Mike Bradwell is on a mission to revolutionise British theatre. He’s sick of fancy plays by dead blokes and wants to tell stories about real people, living real lives. And it doesn’t get more real than Hull. In a freezing cold house on Coltman Street, a motley crew of unemployed actors gather to improvise a play with no name, no plot, no budget and no bookings. UK March 2022 • US April 2022 • 112 pages PB 9781350342125 • £10.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781350342149 • £9.89 / $13.73 ePdf 9781350342132 • £9.89 / $13.73 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

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After the End Dennis Kelly

A city under attack from a nuclear blast. As the dust settles, Louise wakes to find herself in a fallout shelter with Mark, the colleague who has saved her life. They have enough water and food to last two weeks. Now they just need to find a way of surviving each other. A chilling post-nuclear play that examines what it takes to endure catastrophe. UK February 2022 • US April 2022 • 104 pages PB 9781350339217 • £10.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781350339231 • £9.89 / $13.73 ePdf 9781350339224 • £9.89 / $13.73 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Cock

Mike Bartlett John is happy in himself, and with his boyfriend, until one day he meets the woman of his dreams. In a world full of endless possibilities why must we still limit ourselves with labels? Mike Bartlett’s razor sharp play about love and identity redefines the battle of the sexes as we know it. Cock premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on 13 November 2009. This new and revised edition was published to coincide with the West End production in 2022, starring Jonathan Bailey, Taron Egerton and Jade Anouka. UK March 2022 • US April 2022 • 104 pages PB 9781350336698 • £10.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781350336711 • £9.89 / $13.73 ePdf 9781350336704 • £9.89 / $13.73 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Gerry & Sewell: A Purely Belter Adventure Adapted from the novel The Season Ticket by Jonathan Tulloch Jonathan Tulloch Adapted by Jamie Eastlake Two lads. One mission. Belter. Sewell and Gerry live in Gateshead. Theirs seems the perfect partnership. Sewell is physically strong, Gerry is small but crafty. Neither has attended school for a long time. Both are broke, and both love one thing, Newcastle United. An exciting adaptation featuring puppetry, live music and a purely belter tale of epic proportions. UK March 2022 • US May 2022 • 72 pages PB 9781350345928 • £10.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781350345959 • £9.89 / $13.73 ePdf 9781350345935 • £9.89 / $13.73 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

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Cherry Jezebel Jonathan Larkin

The bass is pounding, the audience are cheering, and Cherry Brandy is blinking back tears. Tonight’s the night she’s finally recognised as the Queen she is, with the crown to prove it. Is this the triumphant moment she’s always dreamed of? Behind the mascara, the wigs and the six-inch stiletto heels, all that glitters isn’t gold. At least she's always got her best mate Heidi. But growing up queer in Liverpool is grim, and the queer family they’ve forged is about to slip through Cherry’s nicotine-stained fingers. UK March 2022 • US April 2022 • 104 pages PB 9781350339125 • £10.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781350339149 • £9.89 / $13.73 ePdf 9781350339132 • £9.89 / $13.73 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Dry Swallow Lucas Baisch

Dry Swallow is a play made up of three intertwining narratives, all trapped in the confines of a shipping container as playing space. Chula parks her lawn chair on a Boyle Heights street corner as she defends her makeshift bodega from being intercepted by local competition. Sik coerces her pregnant girlfriend, Dori, into looting from the pharmacy chain she works at. Childhood friends Nasir and Porter, now an established performance artist and curator, question the exploitation of ethnic heritage and the use of medical procedure as artistic practice. UK January 2022 • US November 2021 • 88 pages PB 9781350291706 • £10.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781350291720 • £9.89 / $13.73 ePdf 9781350291713 • £9.89 / $13.73 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

If This Is Normal Lucy Danser

Growing up in Kilburn, siblings Madani, Maryam and school mate Alex hit it off from the moment they meet. 10 years later, playful chats about ninja turtles and bobble pens have been kicked out by teen opinions powered by podcasts, porn and politics. Still, best friends can talk about anything. So why are there suddenly so many unspoken thoughts between the three? A play about the sexual experiences of young adults in a world of information overload and weaponised language. UK April 2022 • US May 2022 • 64 pages PB 9781350340190 • £10.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781350340213 • £9.89 / $13.73 ePdf 9781350340206 • £9.89 / $13.73 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

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Michael Southan Lucy and David are dating. Or at least, they’re trying to. Faced with first-date disasters, a few crossed wires and Lucy’s mum, what they really need is a bit of space, a bit of fun – and ideally some independence. Escaping for the weekend to a caravan park in Somerset, it’s time for them to find out if their spark will finally catch, or burn everything to the ground. UK February 2022 • US April 2022 • 88 pages PB 9781350338975 • £10.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781350338999 • £9.89 / $13.73 ePdf 9781350338982 • £9.89 / $13.73 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

SWIM

Liz Richardson Liz grew up in the Lake District. She spent her childhood walking in the fells, playing in the lakes and in the river at the end of her garden. After time away living in the City, Liz returns to the hills and into a new village for a new chapter of her life. But when her new community is rocked by tragedy, Liz rediscovers outdoor swimming and how it can keep both her and her new friends afloat. Filled with humour and heart, live music and projection, Swim is a tender tale based on a true story. UK March 2022 • US May 2022 • 64 pages PB 9781350345522 • £10.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781350345546 • £9.89 / $13.73 ePdf 9781350345539 • £9.89 / $13.73 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

The Darkest Part of the Night Zodwa Nyoni

Dwight lives at home with Shirley, Daddy and Mummy. Don’t think because he’s the way he is, that he doesn’t understand. Dwight wants Shirley, Daddy and Mummy and he’s not budging. Humour and grief move us between now and 1981, as this family fights for – and over – its most marginalised voice, Dwight. UK July 2022 • US August 2022 • 96 pages PB 9781350341777 • £10.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781350341791 • £9.89 / $13.73 ePdf 9781350341784 • £9.89 / $13.73 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Middle

David Eldridge Every relationship reaches a crossroad some time. As dawn breaks, Maggie is heating some milk and Gary wonders what she’s doing out of bed. Maybe it’s time for an honest conversation – but how much honesty can this marriage take? Following his five-star play Beginning, which played sold-out runs at the National Theatre and in the West End, writer David Eldridge brings his raw, touching and funny style to a portrait of a 21st Century marriage, the second of three plays to explore love and relationships. UK April 2022 • US June 2022 • 88 pages PB 9781350334403 • £10.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781350334427 • £9.89 / $13.73 ePdf 9781350334410 • £9.89 / $13.73 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

The Collaboration Anthony McCarten

New York, 1984. Fifty-six-year-old Andy Warhol’s star is falling. Jean-Michel Basquiat is the new wonder-kid taking the art world by storm. When Basquiat agrees to collaborate with Warhol on a new exhibition, it soon becomes the talk of the city. As everyone awaits the ‘greatest exhibition in the history of modern art', the two artists embark on a shared journey, both artistic and deeply personal, that re-draws both their worlds. UK February 2022 • US March 2022 • 88 pages PB 9781350332966 • £10.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781350332980 • £9.89 / $13.73 ePdf 9781350332973 • £9.89 / $13.73 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

The Dodo Experiment Martin Travers & Chloe Wyper

Imprisoned in an abandoned warehouse, a desperate group of failing actors are trapped in a dark experiment. After months of endlessly rehearsing George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion with no director to guide them; some of the ensemble have disappeared leaving the others paranoid and subservient. Sleep-deprived and half-starved, their fragile social bonds shatter and implode as a stranger breaks in and incites them to rebel.

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Kerbs

UK April 2022 • US May 2022 • 80 pages PB 9781350340237 • £10.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781350340251 • £9.89 / $13.73 ePdf 9781350340244 • £9.89 / $13.73 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

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The Glow

Alistair McDowall People find me. When it’s dark. 1863. An asylum. A woman locked in a windowless cell, with no memory as to who she is, or how she arrived there. When spiritualist medium Mrs Lyall requires a new assistant, this nameless woman seems the perfect candidate. But as the woman’s past begins to reveal itself, so do new powers neither are prepared for. UK January 2022 • US February 2022 • 136 pages PB 9781350329843 • £10.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781350329867 • £9.89 / $13.73 ePdf 9781350329850 • £9.89 / $13.73 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

When The Long Trick’s Over Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

Tackles what it means to grieve, both physically and mentally, how we deal with loss and how those we have lost paradoxically remain present in our lives as we struggle through our world without them. With grief and joy, 90s pop-songs and lists, When The Long Trick’s Over encapsulates the fact that love persists whatever the distance, and however perilous the journey to the other side. And that, sometimes, it means swimming against the tide and against the things that hold you back: the old memories and oil tankers, jelly fish and jelly babies. UK February 2022 • US March 2022 • 64 pages PB 9781350335875 • £10.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781350335899 • £9.89 / $13.73 ePdf 9781350335882 • £9.89 / $13.73 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy Ryan Calais Cameron

Father figures and fashion tips. Lost loves and jollof rice. African empires and illicit sex. Good days and bad days. Six young Black men meet for group therapy, and let their hearts – and imaginations – run wild. Inspired by Ntozake Shange’s seminal work For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf, For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy is a profound and playful work from multi-award winning playwright Ryan Calais Cameron, published here in a new edition to coincide with its transfer to the Royal Court Theatre, London. UK March 2022 • US April 2022 • 80 pages PB 9781350340633 • £10.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781350304246 • £9.89 / $13.73 ePdf 9781350304239 • £9.89 / $13.73 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

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The Last Return Sonya Kelly

Once upon a dreary night, five desperate strangers wait in line for a last minute ticket to the final performance of Oppenheimer's sold-out smash hit, Return To Hindenburg, the hottest show in town. All they have to do is cross their fingers, be patient and wait their turn. But with more people waiting than tickets available, this is no time for patience, this is time for war. Who will triumph? Who will fail? And who will receive… The Last Return? UK July 2022 • US August 2022 • 80 pages PB 9781350345713 • £10.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781350345737 • £9.89 / $13.73 ePdf 9781350345720 • £9.89 / $13.73 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

work.txt Nathan Ellis

This is a show about work. But the worker isn’t here, so it’s down to you. You’ll clock in at the beginning. You’ll get short breaks at regular intervals. You’ll work in a team, and under your own initiative. You will be your own boss. You will be free. work.txt is a show performed entirely by the audience about the gig economy, financial instability and bullshit jobs. UK February 2022 • US April 2022 • 64 pages PB 9781350338920 • £10.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781350338944 • £9.89 / $13.73 ePdf 9781350338937 • £9.89 / $13.73 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

Human Nurture Ryan Calais Cameron

Roger and Harry's bond is so strong they could be brothers. They share the same food, music, computer games and even dreams... Everything other than their race: Roger is Black, and Harry is white. But when Roger is re-homed and Harry is left behind in the care system, these 'brothers' grow up on opposite ends of Britain's social spectrum. Then on Harry's birthday, Roger returns for a dream reunion that turns into a nightmare situation. Human Nurture is a new play from Ryan Calais Cameron exploring race, privilege, allyship and male vulnerability. UK February 2022 • US April 2022 • 64 pages PB 9781350339576 • £10.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781350339590 • £9.89 / $13.73 ePdf 9781350339583 • £9.89 / $13.73 Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama World English

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Actors' and Performers' Yearbook 2023

This annual directory supports actors in their training and search for work in theatre, film, TV, radio and comedy. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies, photographers and much more, this essential reference book selects the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. With the listings updated throughout, this year's edition also features a new foreword by actor Syrus Lowe. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 488 pages PB 9781350288263 • £18.99 / $25.95 ePub 9781350322295 • £17.09 / $24.72 ePdf 9781350322288 • £17.09 / $24.72 Methuen Drama

Applied Theatre: Ethics

Edited by Kirsten Sadeghi-Yekta, University of Victoria, Canada & Monica Prendergast, University of Victoria, Canada This book considers what it means for applied theatre practice to be conducted in an ethical way and examines how this affects the work done with communities and participants. While Part One offers an overview of critical debates and the editors' reflections on their own practice, Part Two presents a range of international case studies that explore how the theories and issues are worked out in a variety of diverse practices. These case studies include projects in Australia, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the United Kingdom and Canada and involve participants of many ages, from children to seniors. UK February 2022 • US February 2022 • 296 pages • 10 bw illus HB 9781350161320 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9781350161337 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350161344 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Applied Theatre • Methuen Drama

The Playwright's Manifesto How You Can Be The Future of Playwriting Paul Sirett, RADA, UK The Playwright's Manifesto investigates and analyses the techniques of past playwrights such as Sophocles and Shakespeare and asks what we can learn from them and how we can adapt these ideas in our present-day practice. Teaching through example, it examines the exciting theatrical ideas contained in the work of the new wave of women writers including Lucy Prebble, Alice Birch, Jasmine Lee-Jones, Phoebe Eclair-Powell, Clare Barron, Sarah Ruhl, and Ella Hickson. UK September 2022 • US September 2022 • 288 pages PB 9781350204287 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781350204294 • £65.00 / $90.00 ePub 9781350204317 • £17.99 / $24.72 ePdf 9781350204300 • £17.99 / $24.72 Methuen Drama

Applied Theatre: A Pedagogy of Utopia Selina Busby, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, UK

This book offers a critical consideration of applied and participatory theatre projects in India, Malta, New Zealand, the USA and the UK to consider a key question: is the 21st century the end for applied theatre as it was understood to function at the end of the previous century? Drawing on 20 years of practice in prisons, youth theatres and with street and slum-dwellers, this book focuses on long-term interventions that raise questions about applied theatre, cultural colonialism and power, while arguing that community or participatory theatre has the potential to generate optimism, or what Busby terms a ‘nebulous utopia’. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 272 pages PB 9781350232815 • £24.99 / $34.95 Previously published in HB 9781350086111 ePub 9781350086166 • £72.00 / $100.29 ePdf 9781350086173 • £72.00 / $100.29 Methuen Drama

Dance in Dialogue Dance, Architecture and Engineering

Adesola Akinleye, Texas Woman’s University, USA Focusing principally on three shared aspects – stillness, dwelling and emplacement – this book includes chapters from scholars and artists alongside images of choreography. It explores how an embodied knowledge within dance can bring voice to decolonizing the city space – in particular, how dance and city making cultures engage with female bodies and non-white bodies in today’s era of #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 176 pages • 12 bw illus PB 9781350185234 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350185197 ePub 9781350185203 • £49.50 / $68.69 ePdf 9781350185210 • £49.50 / $68.69 Series: Dance in Dialogue • Bloomsbury Academic

Performance, Dance and Political Economy Bodies at the End of the World

Edited by Katerina Paramana, Brunel University London, UK & Anita Gonzalez, University of Michigan, USA What can dance contribute to contemporary political economy and its critique? What can current conversations in this field contribute to conversations on dance and its role within the political economy? What new insights can the connections between the two fields offer? Engaging with these questions and informed by a series of live conversations with leaders in the field, this book offers an original investigation into the relation between dance and political economy, looking in particular at the points where politics, economics and culture intersect. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 208 pages PB 9781350188754 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350188693 ePub 9781350188709 • £49.50 / $68.69 ePdf 9781350188716 • £49.50 / $68.69 Series: Dance in Dialogue • Bloomsbury Academic

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Expanding the Narrative

Millie Taylor, University of Winchester, UK & Adam Rush, University of Winchester, UK Musical theatre is often perceived as either a Broadway-based art form, or as having separate histories in London and New York. This textbook explores how, in reality, there have been frequent and substantial interactions between the West End and Broadway (and elsewhere), out of which musical theatre has developed, and through which it continues to transform. Written and developed for undergraduate students of musical theatre, this introductory textbook provides a newly focused and alternative way of understanding musical theatre history. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 272 pages • 15 bw illus PB 9781350293755 • £24.99 / $34.95 • HB 9781350293762 • £75.00 / $100.00 ePub 9781350293779 • £22.49 / $31.59 ePdf 9781350293786 • £22.49 / $31.59 Methuen Drama

Soviet Theatre during the Thaw

Digital Scenography

30 Years of Experimentation and Innovation in Performance and Interactive Media Néill O’Dwyer, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland This book uses digital media theory to explore contemporary understandings of expanded scenography as spatial practice. It surveys and analyses a selection of ground-breaking, experimental digital media performances that comprise a genealogy spanning the last 30 years, in order to show how the arrival of digital technologies have profoundly transformed performance practice. The survey includes works by Troika Ranch, Klaus Obermaier, Chunky Moves, Onion Lab, Sila Sveta, Adrian Mondot, Maria Takeuchi, Stelarc, Orlan, Symbiotica, Blast Theory and a reflection on practice-based virtual/augmented reality projects by the author. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 224 pages • 20 bw illus PB 9781350232754 • £24.99 / $34.95 Previously published in HB 9781350107311 ePub 9781350107328 • £67.50 / $93.42 ePdf 9781350107335 • £67.50 / $93.42 Series: Performance and Design • Methuen Drama

Aesthetics, Politics and Performance

Jesse Gardiner, University of St Andrews, UK The era known as the Thaw (1953-64) was a crucial period in the history of the Soviet Union. New innovative theatre productions sprung up on the stage once again, old classics from the 1920s and 30s were revived and their authors and directors rehabilitated alongside waves of others who had been repressed during the Stalinist purges. By exploring theatre productions, play texts and cultural debates during this period, this book sheds light on a society in flux, one in which the cultural norms, subjects and hierarchies of the previous era were being rethought. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 240 pages • 15 bw illus HB 9781350150621 • £80.00 / $110.00 ePub 9781350150638 • £72.00 / $100.29 ePdf 9781350150645 • £72.00 / $100.29 Series: Cultural Histories of Theatre and Performance • Methuen Drama

Forms of Drama Simon Shepherd, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, UK

Amateur and Proletarian Theatre in Post-Revolutionary Russia Primary Sources

Edited and translated by Stefan Aquilina, University of Malta, Malta This is the first collection of primary sources that addresses the amateur theatre produced by workers in the first decade after the Russian Revolution. Newly translated, the essays capture both theoretical articulations - by luminaries such as Alexandr Bogdanov, Platon Kerzhentsev, Valerian Pletnev, Alexander Mgebrov, and Valentin Smyshliaev - and descriptions and first-hand accounts of the productions staged. Each essay is contextualized and annotated, and an introductory essay highlights their range and significance and draws links between them. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 232 pages • 10 bw illus PB 9781350228832 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350170971 ePub 9781350170988 • £81.00 / $112.65 ePdf 9781350170995 • £81.00 / $112.65 Methuen Drama

Badhai

Hijra-Khwaja Sira-Trans Performance across Borders in South Asia Adnan Hossain, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, Claire Pamment, William & Mary, USA & Jeff Roy, California State Polytechnic University, USA This is the first book to provide an introduction to badhai that charts its performance throughout South Asia and examines its characteristics and relationship to the differing contexts of Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. With its repertoire of devotional prayers, songs, dances, and comic repartee performed by socially marginalized trans feminine hijra and khwaja sira, badhai has long been recognized as vital to these communities’ identities. For students of theatre and performance, anthropology, religion, gender and cultural studies, the book illuminates an important form of performance, considering its changing status and uncertain future. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 176 pages • 10 bw illus HB 9781350174535 • £65.00 / $90.00 ePub 9781350174542 • £58.50 / $81.05 ePdf 9781350174559 • £58.50 / $81.05 Series: Forms of Drama • Methuen Drama

Liyuanxi - Chinese 'Pear Garden Theatre' Josh Stenberg, University of Sydney, Australia

This book offers an engaging introduction to the Hokkien music drama known as liyuanxi ('Pear Garden Theatre'), heir and current expression of one of China’s oldest unbroken xiqu ('Chinese opera') traditions. In examining the form, Josh Stenberg considers its history prior to the 20th century, reforms during the Communist era, and accounts for its prominence today. He examines the aesthetics and technique that characterize the form, considers the contribution of some of its key exponents and provides a range of case studies of various plays performed in the repertoire. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 192 pages • 10 bw illus HB 9781350157392 • £65.00 / $90.00 ePub 9781350157408 • £58.50 / $81.05 ePdf 9781350157415 • £58.50 / $81.05 Series: Forms of Drama • Methuen Drama

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One Public

And This Is My Friend Sandy

Kevin Landis, University Of Colorado - Colorado Springs, USA

Deborah Philips, University of Brighton, UK

New York’s Public Theater in the Era of Oskar Eustis

Through expert commentary and analysis, combined with exclusive interview content with figures such as Tony Kushner and Lin-Manuel Miranda, One Public illuminates the history and influence of New York's iconic Public Theater. Case-study driven, the book explores the highs and lows of the institution under Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, from the highs of productions such as Hamilton and Fun Home, to the lows of the Covid pandemic, and how the Public Theater survived, while still espousing a mission of inclusivity and community-based development. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 336 pages • 27 bw illus HB 9781350283466 • £25.00 / $25.00 ePub 9781350283473 • £22.50 / $31.59 ePdf 9781350283480 • £22.50 / $31.59 Methuen Drama

This book situates the production of The Boy Friend and the Players’ Theatre in the context of a postwar London and reads The Boy Friend, and Wilson's later work, as exercises in contemporary camp. It argues for Wilson as a significant and transitional figure both for musical theatre and for modes of homosexuality in the context of the pre-Wolfenden 1950s. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 200 pages • 5 bw illus PB 9781350335059 • £19.99 / $26.95 Previously published in HB 9781350174214 ePub 9781350174221 • £17.99 / $24.72 ePdf 9781350174238 • £17.99 / $24.72 Methuen Drama

Greek Tragedy and the Digital

Edited by George Rodosthenous, University of Leeds, UK & Angeliki Poulou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece Through the encounter between Greek tragedy and digital media in contemporary performance, this study explores the ways traditional notions and conventions of Greek tragedy, such as the community, the city, the hubris and the mask, have been reappropriated and challenged through the use of technology in digital and virtual reality theatre. These technological innovations shed light on contemporary adaptions of classical myths, while raising questions about how augmented reality works within interactive and immersive environments. This collection considers issues such as performativity, liveness, immersion, intermediality, the theatre as hypermedia and reception theory in relation to Greek tragedy. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 272 pages HB 9781350185852 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9781350185869 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350185876 • £76.50 / $105.78 Methuen Drama

Beckett's Laboratory

Experiments in the Theatre Enclosure Corey Wakeling, Kobe College, Japan Offering fresh studies of Samuel Beckett in preproduction, in rehearsal, as an innovator of the script form, and as a speculative director and designer, Beckett’s Laboratory reconsiders Beckett’s stringent approach to stage direction through the lens of the laboratory and reveals his experimentalism with stage representation and composition. Wakeling argues that acknowledging Beckett’s experimental processes, from their composition to their reception, is crucial to understanding the innovative representations of humanity that emerged at different stages in Beckett’s practice. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 224 pages PB 9781350238770 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350153127 ePub 9781350153134 • £67.50 / $93.42 ePdf 9781350153141 • £67.50 / $93.42 Methuen Drama

Methuen Drama Agitations: Text, Politics and Performances William C. Boles, Rollins College, USA; Anja Hartl, University of Konstanz, Germany

Performing Statecraft

Theater of Lockdown

Edited by James R. Ball III, Texas A&M University, USA

Barbara Fuchs, UCLA, USA

The Postdiplomatic Theatre of Sovereigns, Citizens, and States

What is the role of performance in diplomacy? How can we advance interventions into global politics by artists, scholars, and activists? Performing Statecraft investigates the performances of states, their leaders, and their citizens on an expanded field of the global art of statecraft. This book draws together scholarship on the use of theatre as a soft power tool, arts activism on the world stage, sports performance by heads of state, the performativity of national dress, speechmaking and colonialism, war and medicine, indigenous sovereignties, and performed nationalisms. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 256 pages • 4 bw illus HB 9781350285170 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9781350285187 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350285194 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Methuen Drama Agitations: Text, Politics and Performances • Methuen Drama

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Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend, London Theatre and Gay Culture

Digital and Distanced Performance in a Time of Pandemic Offering one of the first scholarly examinations of digital and distanced performance since the global shutdown of theaters in March 2020, Barbara Fuchs provides both a record of the changes and a framework for thinking through theater's transformation. Though born of necessity, recent productions offer a new world of practice, from multi-platform plays on Zoom, WhatsApp, and Instagram, to filters and augmented reality, to urban distanced theater that enlivens streetscapes and building courtyards. Theater of Lockdown focuses on productions from the Americas, Europe, and Australia, offering scholarly analysis and interviews. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 248 pages • 20 bw illus PB 9781350231856 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350231825 ePub 9781350231832 • £72.00 / $100.29 ePdf 9781350242074 • £72.00 / $100.29 Series: Methuen Drama Agitations: Text, Politics and Performances • Methuen Drama

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Mark Taylor-Batty, University of Leeds, UK; Enoch Brater, University of Michigan, USA

Utopian Drama

In Search of a Genre Siân Adiseshiah, Loughborough University, UK Utopian Drama considers utopian plays alongside the utopian prose tradition and provides fresh analyses of the generic features of utopian drama. It asks, in what dramatic genres does utopia develop? Is it productive to construct a new genre of utopian drama? UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 232 pages HB 9781474295796 • £85.00 / $115.00 ePub 9781474295802 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781474295819 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Methuen Drama Engage • Methuen Drama

Contemporary Drag Practices and Performers Drag in a Changing Scene Volume 1

Edited by Mark Edward, Edge Hill University, UK & Stephen Farrier, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, UK An anthology of critical engagements with contemporary drag performance from the UK, USA, France, Germany and Australia. Chapters range across discussions of drag kings in the US, UK, Japan and their representation on film; drag and activism; the influence of RuPaul; trans-feminist critiques of drag; ‘bio’/faux queens; engagements with race and ethnicity through drag performance; drag pedagogy; drag intersections with animal personas, and how drag performance relates to personal narratives of history and identity. UK December 2021 • US December 2021 • 248 pages • 15 bw illus PB 9781350319196 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350082946 ePub 9781350082953 • £26.09 / $37.08 ePdf 9781350082960 • £26.09 / $37.08 Series: Methuen Drama Engage • Methuen Drama

The Methuen Drama Handbook of Interculturalism and Performance

Edited by Daphne P. Lei, University of California, Irvine, USA & Charlotte McIvor, National University of Ireland, Galway This handbook provides a clear guide to the evolving field of performance and interculturalism. It explores ground-breaking new directions and critical discourse in the field of intercultural theatre, while surveying key debates concerning interculturalism as an aesthetic and ethical series of encounters from the 1960s onwards. The handbook’s global coverage challenges understandings of intercultural performance which continue to prioritise case studies emerging primarily from the West and executed by elite artists. Featuring a series of research tools, this is the essential scholarly handbook to the field. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 280 pages • 3 bw illus PB 9781350336223 • £34.99 / $47.95 Previously published in HB 9781350040472 ePub 9781350040465 • £126.00 / $174.48 ePdf 9781350040489 • £126.00 / $174.48 Series: Methuen Drama Handbooks • Methuen Drama

A Companion to British-Jewish Theatre Since the 1950s Edited by Jeanette R. Malkin, Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel, Eckart Voigts, TU Braunschweig, Germany & Sarah Jane Ablett, TU Braunschweig, Germany

The first of its kind, this companion to British-Jewish theatre brings a neglected dimension in the work of many prominent British theatre-makers to the fore. Its structure reflects the historical development of British-Jewish theatre from the 1950s onwards, also covering the new generation of BritishJewish playwrights. Including interviews with contemporary theatre practitioners, including Ryan Craig, Patrick Marber, John Nathan, Julia Pascal, Nina Raine and Nicholas Hytner, this book analyses the ways in which these British-Jewish dramatists and directors have influenced and co-created contemporary British theatre. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 240 pages PB 9781350211957 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350135963 ePub 9781350135987 • £76.50 / $105.78 ePdf 9781350135970 • £76.50 / $105.78 Series: Methuen Drama Engage • Methuen Drama

Methuen Drama Handbooks The Methuen Drama Companion to Performance Art Edited by Bertie Ferdman, The Graduate Center, CUNY, USA & Jovana Stokic, New York University, USA, and School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

A comprehensive guide to the issues and interdisciplinary debates concerning performance in art contexts. Following the increasing institutionalization and mainstreaming of performance, this book identifies a change in the economies and practices surrounding performance art, and explores how this reflects capitalist approaches to art and event production. Bringing together essays by leading scholars from disciplines including art history, visual and performance studies, dance, and theatre scholarship, it provides a comprehensive and multifocal overview of research trends and methodologies in performance art. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 320 pages • 34 bw illus PB 9781350336162 • £34.99 / $47.95 Previously published in HB 9781350057579 ePub 9781350057586 • £126.00 / $174.48 ePdf 9781350057593 • £126.00 / $174.48 Series: Methuen Drama Handbooks • Methuen Drama

The Methuen Drama Handbook of Theatre History and Historiography Edited by Claire Cochrane, University of Worcester, UK & Jo Robinson, Newcastle University, UK

Covering the key themes and methods in theatre history research, this definitive guide expands the object of study to include engagement with theatre and performance practices around the world. The chapters draw on academic contexts beyond the Western academy to encompass the new directions the field is taking. Featuring a series of research tools, including a detailed list of resources and a fully annotated bibliography. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 392 pages • 20 bw illus PB 9781350336216 • £34.99 / $47.95 Previously published in HB 9781350034297 ePub 9781350034303 • £126.00 / $174.48 ePdf 9781350034310 • £126.00 / $174.48 Series: Methuen Drama Handbooks • Methuen Drama

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Cultural Histories A Cultural History of Tragedy in Antiquity Edited by Emily Wilson, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Covering the period from 500 BCE to 1000 AD, this volume examines tragedy in antiquity, from its misty origins in Greece, through its central position in the civic life of ancient Athens and its performances across the Greek-speaking world, to its instantiations in Republican and Imperial Roman contexts. Lively, original essays by eminent scholars trace the shifting dramatic forms, performance environments, and social meanings of tragedy as it was repeatedly reinvented. UK November 2021 • US November 2021 • 232 pages • 36 bw illus HB 9781474287890 • £75.00 / $100.00 ePub 9781350154889 • £67.50 / $93.42 ePdf 9781350154872 • £67.50 / $93.42 Series: The Cultural Histories Series • Bloomsbury Academic

A Cultural History of Tragedy in the Early Modern Age Edited by Naomi Conn Liebler, Montclair State University, USA

Covering the period between 1400 and 1650, this volume includes eight lively, original essays which trace the kaleidoscopically shifting dramatic forms, performance contexts, and social implications of tragedy throughout the Early Modern period and across geographic, political, and social references. They attend not only to the familiar cultural lenses of English and mainstream Continental dramas but also to less familiar European exempla from Croatia and Hungary. UK November 2021 • US November 2021 • 224 pages • 16 bw illus HB 9781474287968 • £75.00 / $100.00 ePub 9781350155008 • £67.50 / $93.42 ePdf 9781350155015 • £67.50 / $93.42 Series: The Cultural Histories Series • Bloomsbury Academic

A Cultural History of Tragedy in the Age of Empire

Edited by Michael Gamer, University of Pennsylvania, USA & Diego Saglia, University of Parma, Italy Covering the period from 1800 to 1920, this volume traces the metamorphoses of tragedy in Western cultures during the bourgeois age of nations, revolutions, and empires, roughly defined by the French Revolution and the First World War. Its narrative focuses on hybridization extending across media, genres, demographics, faiths both religious and secular, and national boundaries.

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A Cultural History of Tragedy in the Middle Ages Edited by Jody Enders, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, Theresa Coletti, University of Maryland, USA, John T. Sebastian, Loyola Marymount University, USA & Carol Symes, University of Illinois, USA

Spanning the period from 1000 to 1400, the 8 essays in this volume offer a blueprint for future study as they take up the extensive but much-neglected medieval engagement with tragic genres, modes, and performances from the vantage points of gender, politics, theology, history, social theory, anthropology, philosophy, economics, and media studies. UK November 2021 • US November 2021 • 240 pages • 19 bw illus HB 9781474287906 • £75.00 / $100.00 ePub 9781350154940 • £67.50 / $93.42 ePdf 9781350154957 • £67.50 / $93.42 Series: The Cultural Histories Series • Bloomsbury Academic

A Cultural History of Tragedy in the Age of Enlightenment Edited by Mitchell Greenberg, Cornell University, USA

Covering the period between 1650 and 1800, this volume is bookended by two shockingly similar historical events: the beheading of a king, Charles I of England in 1649 and Louis XIV of France in 1793. This volume examines the way in which tragedy, which had dominated the European stage at the beginning of this period of enormous political, social and economic changes, gradually saw itself replaced by new literary forms, culminating in the gradual decline of theatrical tragedy from the heights it had reached in the 1660s. UK November 2021 • US November 2021 • 248 pages • 40 bw illus HB 9781474288057 • £75.00 / $100.00 ePub 9781350155084 • £67.50 / $93.42 ePdf 9781350155091 • £67.50 / $93.42 Series: The Cultural Histories Series • Bloomsbury Academic

A Cultural History of Tragedy in the Modern Age

Edited by Jennifer Wallace, Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge, UK Covering the period from 1920 to the present, this volume considers the degree to which the definitions, forms and media of tragedy were transformed in the modern period and how far the tragic tradition still spoke to 20th- and 21st-century challenges.

The essays also tell a story of how tragedy and the tragic offered multiple means of capturing the increasingly fragmented perception of reality and history that emerged in the 19th century.

While theater remains the primary focus, the essays also cover tragic representation in film, art and installation, photography, fiction and creative non-fiction, documentary reporting, political theory and activism. It also reflects increasing globalization, including intercultural encounters, various forms of hybridity, and postcolonial tragic representations.

UK November 2021 • US November 2021 • 216 pages • 33 bw illus HB 9781474288071 • £75.00 / $100.00 ePub 9781350155060 • £67.50 / $93.42 ePdf 9781350155077 • £67.50 / $93.42 Series: The Cultural Histories Series • Bloomsbury Academic

UK November 2021 • US November 2021 • 232 pages • 39 bw illus HB 9781474288095 • £75.00 / $100.00 ePub 9781350155114 • £67.50 / $93.42 ePdf 9781350155107 • £67.50 / $93.42 Series: The Cultural Histories Series • Bloomsbury Academic

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The Great European Stage Directors Volume 1

The Great European Stage Directors Volume 2

Edited by Peta Tait, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Edited by David Barnett, University of York, UK

Antoine, Stanislavski, Saint-Denis

This volume assesses the contributions of André Antoine, Konstantin Stanislavski and Michel Saint-Denis, whose work has influenced theatre and training for over a century. These directors pioneered Naturalism and refined Realism as they experimented with theatrical form including non-Realism. Antoine and Stanislavski’s theatre direction proved foundational to the creation of the director’s role and artistic vision, and their influential ideas progressively developed through the stylized theatre of Saint-Denis to the innovative contemporary theatre direction of Max Stafford-Clark, Declan Donnellan and Katie Mitchell. UK December 2021 • US December 2021 • 240 pages • 19 bw illus HB 9781474253871 • £75.00 / $100.00 ePdf 9781474259880 • £67.50 / $93.42 Series: Great Stage Directors • Methuen Drama

Meyerhold, Piscator, Brecht

This volume surveys and assesses the contributions of Vsevolod Meyerhold, Erwin Piscator and Bertolt Brecht to theatre-making, which richly exemplify the range of ways that directors address dramatic material, theatrical space and their audiences. Their directorial work marks an unmistakeable interest in developing the political potential of theatre in the early 20th century, although each director offered more to their actors, collaborators and spectators than simply the staging of politics and the political. UK December 2021 • US December 2021 • 240 pages • 12 bw illus HB 9781474253949 • £75.00 / $100.00 ePdf 9781474259897 • £67.50 / $93.42 Series: Great Stage Directors • Methuen Drama

The Great European Stage Directors Volume 3

The Great European Stage Directors Volume 4

Edited by Jonathan Pitches, University of Leeds, UK

Edited by Michael Patterson, De Montfort University, UK

Copeau, Komisarjevsky, Guthrie

This volume examines the work of directors Jacques Copeau, Theodore Komisarjevsky and Tyrone Guthrie. It explores in detail many of the directors’ key productions, including Copeau’s staging of Molière’s The Tricks of Scapin, Komisarjevsky’s signature season of Chekhov plays at the Barnes Theatre and Guthrie’s pioneering direction of Shakespeare’s plays in North America. This study argues that their work exemplifies the complexity and novelty of the role of theatre directing in the first three-quarters of the 20th century. UK December 2021 • US December 2021 • 216 pages • 21 bw illus HB 9781474253963 • £75.00 / $100.00 ePdf 9781474259903 • £67.50 / $93.42 Series: Great Stage Directors • Methuen Drama

Reinhardt, Jessner, Barker

In this volume leading scholars assess the contributions of Max Reinhardt, Leopold Jessner and Harley Granville Barker to European theatre. Their work represents the cultural shift from traditional theatre practices of the 19th century to the rise of Modernism and its means of establishing theatre as an art form in its own right. Uncovering the theories and visions of theatre held by Reinhardt, Jessner and Barker, this volume establishes the contribution and importance of these directors in the development of modern theatre and their significance alongside the better-known names of Stanislavski and Brecht. UK December 2021 • US December 2021 • 224 pages • 20 bw illus HB 9781474253970 • £75.00 / $100.00 ePdf 9781474259910 • £67.50 / $93.42 Series: Great Stage Directors • Methuen Drama

The Great European Stage Directors Volume 5

The Great European Stage Directors Volume 6

Edited by Paul Allain, University of Kent, UK

Edited by Clare Finburgh Delijani, Goldsmiths University, UK & Peter M. Boenisch, Aarhus University, Denmark

Grotowski, Brook, Barba

This volume provides a fresh assessment of theatre directors Jerzy Grotowski, Peter Brook and Eugenio Barba, whose work has challenged ideas about what theatre is and does. Contributors demonstrate how each was instrumental in reinventing theatre’s possibilities: where it takes place and who the audience might then be, as well as how actors train and perform, highlighting the importance of the group and collaboration. The volume examines their role in establishing intercultural dialogues and practices. Consideration is also given to each director’s documentation of their practice in print and film and the influence this has had on 21stcentury performance. UK December 2021 • US December 2021 • 264 pages • 20 bw illus HB 9781474253987 • £75.00 / $100.00 ePdf 9781474259934 • £67.50 / $93.42 Series: Great Stage Directors • Methuen Drama

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Great Stage Directors

Littlewood, Strehler, Planchon

This volume examines the work of Joan Littlewood, Giorgio Strehler and Roger Planchon, demonstrating how these three directors take up key aesthetic prompts from earlier innovators and thereby prepare the ground for contemporary, politicallyengaged ‘directors’ theatre’. It argues that, in creating their major productions in the ‘glorious decades’ following the Second World War, they represent a first ‘European’ generation of theatre directors. Revisiting works from the classical dramatic canon by drawing on popular theatre traditions, and reaching out to spectators beyond the educated middle-class elite, they put theatre in the service of uniting a traumatized continent. UK December 2021 • US December 2021 • 248 pages • 20 bw illus HB 9781474253994 • £75.00 / $100.00 ePdf 9781474259941 • £67.50 / $93.42 Series: Great Stage Directors • Methuen Drama

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Great Stage Directors The Great European Stage Directors Volume 7 Barrault, Mnouchkine, Stein

Edited by Felicia Hardison Londré, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA

The Great European Stage Directors Volume 8 Bausch, Castellucci, Fabre

Edited by Luk Van den Dries, University of Antwerp, Belgium & Timmy De Laet, University of Antwerp, Belgium

This volume offers a compelling account of Jean-Louis Barrault, Ariane Mnouchkine and Peter Stein, who not only won international recognition as directors whose repertoires ranged from classical Greek to Shakespeare to the avantgarde, but also succeeded as leaders of their own companies. The ensembles they nurtured and kept afloat despite setbacks represent the artistic vision of each: the Compagnie Madeleine Renaud–JeanLouis Barrault, the Théâtre du Soleil and the Schaubühne. Selected landmark productions illuminate the achievements of these three directors and their companies.

This volume foregrounds Pina Bausch, Romeo Castellucci and Jan Fabre as three leading directors who have each left an indelible mark on post-war European theatre. Combining discussions of the artists’ poetics with case studies of famous and lesser-known key works, this volume traces a range of foundational aesthetic strategies that are central to the directors’ work: the dynamics of repetition vis-à-vis fragmentation, the continued significance of language in experimental theatre and dance, the tension between theatricality and the performative reality of the stage, and the equal importance attached to text, image and body.

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Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition Brian Vickers, The School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK; Joseph Candido, University of Arkansas, USA

King John

King Lear

Edited by Joseph Candido, University of Arkansas, USA

Edited by Kevin J. Donovan, Middle Tennessee State University, USA

Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition

Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition

This revised volume in Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition increases our knowledge of how Shakespeare’s plays were received and understood by critics, editors and readers. A new introduction provides a survey of critical responses to the play since the late 1930s to the present day. The volume offers both critical opinions about the play across the centuries and an evaluation of the play's the reception. The chronological arrangement of the text-excerpts engages the readers in a direct and unbiased dialogue, whereas the introduction offers a critical evaluation from a current stance, including modern theories and methods.

This volume documents the reception and interpretation of Shakespeare's King Lear by critics, editors and general readers from the late 18th to the early 20th centuries. Following an introduction which provides an historical account of the play’s critical reception from the earliest times to the present day, the volume presents a selection of original documents, together with contextual head notes and biographical sketches of the authors. The extracts follow a chronological order to give a synoptic overview of criticism on the play, whereas the introduction offers a critical evaluation from a current stance, including modern theories and methods.

UK January 2022 • US January 2022 • 472 pages HB 9781350077348 • £130.00 / $175.00 ePub 9781350284166 • £117.00 / $162.12 ePdf 9781350284173 • £117.00 / $162.12 Series: Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition • The Arden Shakespeare

UK January 2023 • US January 2023 • 480 pages HB 9781350128415 • £130.00 / $175.00 ePub 9781350128422 • £117.00 / $162.12 ePdf 9781350128439 • £117.00 / $162.12 Series: Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition • The Arden Shakespeare

King Richard II

The Tempest

Edited by Charles R. Forker, Indiana University, USA

Edited by Brinda Charry, Syracuse University, USA

Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition

Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition

This revised volume increases our knowledge of how Shakespeare’s plays were received and understood by critics, editors and readers. Updated with a new introduction providing a survey of critical responses to the plays since the 1990s to the present day, the volume offers both critical opinions about the play across the centuries and an evaluation of their positions within and their impact on the reception of the play. The chronological arrangement of the text-excerpts engages the readers in a direct and unbiased dialogue, whereas the introduction offers a critical evaluation from a current stance, including modern theories and methods.

This volume offers critical opinions about The Tempest across the centuries and an evaluation of their impact on the reception of the play. The volume features criticism from key literary figures, such as Ben Jonson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Dryden, John Ruskin and Edward Malone. The chronological arrangement of the excerpts engages the readers in a direct and unbiased dialogue, while the introduction offers a critical evaluation from a current stance, including modern theories and methods. The volume makes a major contribution to our understanding of the play and of the traditions of Shakespearean criticism.

UK February 2022 • US February 2022 • 648 pages HB 9781350084759 • £130.00 / $175.00 ePub 9781350287228 • £117.00 / $162.12 ePdf 9781350287211 • £117.00 / $162.12 Series: Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition • The Arden Shakespeare

UK January 2022 • US April 2022 • 384 pages HB 9781350087071 • £130.00 / $175.00 ePub 9781350284142 • £117.00 / $162.12 ePdf 9781350284159 • £117.00 / $162.12 Series: Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition • The Arden Shakespeare

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SHAKESPEARE’S

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King Lear: Language and Writing

Jean E. Howard, Columbia University, USA This guide argues that King Lear's elemental power springs from its language, which is at once simple, relentless, and riddling, and from its full-blown double plot that multiplies unbearably both the follies and the pain of its protagonists. It also explores recent critical approaches to the play and its theatre history and includes practical ‘how to’ content on the study skills necessary to succeed as a critical thinker and writer. UK February 2022 • US March 2022 • 144 pages PB 9781408182277 • £16.99 / $22.95 • HB 9781472518361 • £50.00 / $68.00 ePub 9781408182291 • £15.29 / $21.97 ePdf 9781408182284 • £15.29 / $21.97 Series: Arden Student Skills: Language and Writing • The Arden Shakespeare

Shakespeare on Prejudice

'Scorns and Mislike' in Shakespeare's Plays B. J. Sokol, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK How are various forms of prejudice portrayed in the works of Shakespeare and to what extent does Shakespeare differ from his contemporaries in their portrayal? What can we learn about Shakespeare's times and our own through a close reading of prejudice depicted in his plays? Through detailed analysis of his plays, comparison with the works of other Elizabethan writers and a consideration of Shakespeare's social environment, the study provides an appreciation of how Shakespeare represents prejudice against education, the arts, peace, ‘strangers’ or outsiders, and sexual love. UK March 2022 • US March 2022 • 320 pages • 3 bw illus HB 9781350168398 • £80.00 / $110.00 ePub 9781350168404 • £72.00 / $100.29 ePdf 9781350168411 • £72.00 / $100.29 The Arden Shakespeare

Arden Studies in Early Modern Drama Lisa Hopkins, Sheffield Hallam University, UK; Douglas Bruster, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Interruptions in Early Modern English Drama Michael M. Wagoner, United States Naval Academy, USA

This is the first full-length study to analyse interruption as a dramatic form in the works of William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson and John Fletcher. Through close analysis of dialogue and punctuation, stage directions, such as exists, entrances and music, and conventions of plot in early modern play texts, Michael Wagoner reveals how interruptions are integral to shaping characterisation, building interiority and indicative of aspects of authorial style. From the Ghost’s appearance in Hamlet to Celia’s frightful speech in Volpone, interruptions are an overlooked linguistic and dramatic form that delineates the balance of power with a scene. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 304 pages • 10 bw illus HB 9781350238312 • £80.00 / $110.00 ePub 9781350238329 • £72.00 / $100.29 ePdf 9781350238336 • £72.00 / $100.29 Series: Arden Studies in Early Modern Drama • The Arden Shakespeare

Money and Magic in Early Modern Drama

Edited by David Hawkes, Arizona State University, USA This volume considers three ideological forces in early modern England: money, magic and the theatre. The invisible nature of money’s power struck many contemporaries as magical and contributed to the hysteria behind witch-hunts. Theatre, simultaneously, emerged as a medium well-suited to representing the powers of magic. Part One considers an array of figures ranging from Plautus through John Lyly to Christopher Marlowe, while remaining focused on the nexus of money and magic. Part Two concentrates on Shakespeare, whose diagnosis of the relations between finance, witchcraft and the stage is explored in Timon of Athens, The Tempest and A Winter’s Tale. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 224 pages HB 9781350247048 • £75.00 / $100.00 ePub 9781350247055 • £67.50 / $93.42 ePdf 9781350247062 • £67.50 / $93.42 Series: Arden Studies in Early Modern Drama • The Arden Shakespeare

Staging Britain's Past

Pre-Roman Britain in Early Modern Drama Kim Gilchrist, Cardiff University, UK The first study of the early modern performance of Britain's pre-Roman history. Shakespeare’s contemporaries were discovering that the Trojan exile Brute and his descendants, once widely believed as proof of glorious ancient origins, were a mischievous medieval invention. Offering a comprehensive account of the extraordinary theatrical tradition that emerged from these Brutan histories and the reasons for that tradition’s disappearance, this study gathers all known evidence of the plays, pageants and masques portraying Britain’s ancient rulers, from Gorboduc’s powerful invocation of history to Cymbeline’s elegiac erosion of all notions of historical truth. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 296 pages • 3 bw illus PB 9781350232822 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350163348 ePub 9781350163355 • £67.50 / $93.42 ePdf 9781350163362 • £67.50 / $93.42 Series: Arden Studies in Early Modern Drama • The Arden Shakespeare

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Fiona Ritchie, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Siblings Sarah Siddons (1755-1831) and John Philip Kemble (1757-1823) were the most famous British actors of the late-18th and early-19th centuries and were known for their work with Shakespeare. This book examines their careers on the London stage, and considers their work together (including performances of King John, Coriolanus and Macbeth). The actors’ careers were also marked by political upheaval and two major Shakespeare scandals: the staging of Vortigern (a fake Shakespearean play) in 1796 and the Old Price Riots of 1809 (during which the audience challenged Siddons’s and Kemble’s perceived attempts to control Shakespeare). UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 240 pages • 12 bw illus PB 9781350352421 • £28.99 / $39.95 • HB 9781350073289 • £75.00 / $100.00 ePub 9781350073296 • £67.50 / $93.42 ePdf 9781350073302 • £67.50 / $93.42 Series: Shakespeare in the Theatre • The Arden Shakespeare

Hamlet: The State of Play

Edited by Sonia Massai, King's College London, UK & Lucy Munro, King's College London, UK This collection brings together essays exploring the play from a variety of different angles: drawing on contemporary approaches to gender, sexuality, race, the history of emotions, memory, visual and material cultures, performativity, theories and histories of place, and textual studies. They offer fresh approaches to literary and cultural analysis, offer accessible introductions to some current ways of exploring the relationship between the three early texts, and present analysis of some important recent responses to Hamlet on screen and stage, together with a set of approaches to the study of adaptation. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 272 pages • 10 bw illus PB 9781350232747 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350117723 ePub 9781350117730 • £67.50 / $93.42 ePdf 9781350117747 • £67.50 / $93.42 Series: Arden Shakespeare The State of Play • The Arden Shakespeare

Arden Shakespeare The State of Play Ann Thompson, King's College London, UK; Lena Cowen Orlin, Georgetown University, USA

The Taming of the Shrew: The State of Play

Edited by Jennifer Flaherty, Georgia College, USA & Heather C. Easterling, Gonzaga University, USA The Taming of the Shrew has puzzled, entertained and angered audiences, and it has been reinvented many times throughout its controversial history. Offering a focused overview of key emerging ideas and discourses surrounding Shakespeare’s problematic comedy, the volume reveals and debates how contemporary readings and adaptions of the play have sought to reconsider and resolve the play’s contentious handling of gender, power and identity. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 272 pages • 3 bw illus PB 9781350217768 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781350138193 ePub 9781350138209 • £67.50 / $93.42 ePdf 9781350138216 • £67.50 / $93.42 Series: Arden Shakespeare The State of Play • The Arden Shakespeare

The Arden Shakespeare Handbooks The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Textual Studies Edited by Lukas Erne, University of Geneva, Switzerland

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance

Edited by Peter Kirwan, University of Nottingham, UK & Kathryn Prince, University of Ottawa, Canada

This is a wide-ranging, authoritative guide to research on Shakespeare and textual studies by an international team of leading scholars. It contains chapters on all the major areas of current research, notably the Shakespeare manuscripts; the printed text and paratext in Shakespeare’s early playbooks and poetry books; Shakespeare’s place in the early modern book trade; Shakespeare’s early readers, users, and collectors; the constitution and evolution of the Shakespeare canon from the 16th to the 21st century; Shakespeare’s editors from the 18th to the 21st century; and the modern editorial reproduction of Shakespeare. Further resources equip readers for their own research.

This is an authoritative guide to research on Shakespeare and performance studies. It contains chapters on the key methods and questions surrounding the performance event, the audience and the archive. A central section of essays considers new approaches to space, bodies and language, work on the technologies of remediation and original practices, consideration of fandoms and the cultural capital invested in Shakespeare, and political and ethical interventions in performance practice. A curated section offers short pieces by theatre professionals on what they see as the key areas and challenges for researchers to explore.

UK January 2023 • US January 2023 • 408 pages • 25 bw illus PB 9781350225190 • £34.99 / $47.95 Previously published in HB 9781350080638 ePub 9781350080645 • £117.00 / $162.12 ePdf 9781350080652 • £117.00 / $162.12 Series: The Arden Shakespeare Handbooks • The Arden Shakespeare

UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 416 pages • 3 bw illus PB 9781350225169 • £39.99 / $54.95 Previously published in HB 9781350080676 ePub 9781350080690 • £117.00 / $162.12 ePdf 9781350080683 • £117.00 / $162.12 Series: The Arden Shakespeare Handbooks • The Arden Shakespeare

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