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Ambiguous Antidotes: Virtue as Vaccine for Vice in Early Modern Spain
Ambiguous Antidotes: Virtue as Vaccine for Vice in Early Modern Spain
By Hilaire Kallendorf

In Ambiguous Antidotes, Hilaire Kallendorf explores the receptions of Virtues in the realm of moral philosophy and the artistic production it influenced during the Spanish Gold Age.

Available Dec 2017
National Performance: Representing Quebec from Expo 67 to Celine Dion
National Performance: Representing Quebec from Expo 67 to Celine Dion
By Erin Hurley

Winner of the Northeast Modern Language Association's Book Prize, National Performance is sophisticated yet accessible, seeking to enlarge the parameters of what counts as 'Quebecois' performance, while providing a thorough introduction to changing discourses of nation-ness in Quebec.

Published Feb 2017
In Defence of Theatre: Aesthetic Practices and Social Interventions
In Defence of Theatre: Aesthetic Practices and Social Interventions
Edited by Kathleen Gallagher and Barry Freeman

Kathleen Gallagher and Barry Freeman bring together nineteen playwrights, actors, directors, scholars, and educators who discuss the role that theatre can – and must – play in professional, community, and educational venues.

Published Feb 2016
Unruly Women: Performance, Penitence, and Punishment in Early Modern Spain
Unruly Women: Performance, Penitence, and Punishment in Early Modern Spain
By Margaret E. Boyle

In the first in-depth study of the interconnected relationships among public theatre, custodial institutions, and women in early modern Spain, Margaret E. Boyle explores the contradictory practices of rehabilitation enacted by women both on and off stage.

Published Dec 2015
Metropolitan Tragedy: Genre, Justice, and the City in Early Modern England
Metropolitan Tragedy: Genre, Justice, and the City in Early Modern England
By Marissa Greenberg

Breaking new ground in the study of tragedy, early modern theatre, and literary London, Metropolitan Tragedy demonstrates that early modern tragedy emerged from the juncture of radical changes in London’s urban fabric and the city’s judicial procedures.

Published Apr 2015
Taking Exception to the Law: Materializing Injustice in Early Modern English Literature
Taking Exception to the Law: Materializing Injustice in Early Modern English Literature
Edited by Donald Beecher, Travis DeCook, Andrew Wallace, and Grant Williams

Taking Exception to the Law explores how a range of early modern English writings responded to injustices perpetrated by legal procedures, discourses, and institutions.

Published Jan 2015
Befriending the Commedia dell'Arte of Flaminio Scala: The Comic Scenarios
Befriending the Commedia dell'Arte of Flaminio Scala: The Comic Scenarios
By Natalie Crohn Schmitt

Schmitt demonstrates that the commedia dell’arte relied as much on craftsmanship as on improvisation and that Scala’s scenarios are a treasure trove of social commentary on early modern daily life in Italy.

Published Oct 2014
Ugo Foscolo's Tragic Vision in Italy and England
Ugo Foscolo's Tragic Vision in Italy and England
By Rachel A. Walsh

Ugo Foscolo’s Tragic Vision in Italy and England examines an underexplored aspect of Foscolo’s literary career: his tragic plays and critical essays on that genre.

Published Oct 2014
OuterSpeares: Shakespeare, Intermedia, and the Limits of Adaptation
OuterSpeares: Shakespeare, Intermedia, and the Limits of Adaptation
Edited by Daniel Fischlin

OuterSpeares is the first book to examine the full spectrum of past and present adaptations, and one that offers a unique perspective on the transcultural and transdisciplinary aspects of Shakespeare in the contemporary world.

Published Oct 2014
Why Theatre Matters: Urban Youth, Engagement, and a Pedagogy of the Real
Why Theatre Matters: Urban Youth, Engagement, and a Pedagogy of the Real
By Kathleen Gallagher
Foreword by Jonothan Neelands

Kathleen Gallagher uses the drama classroom as a window into the daily challenges of marginalized youth in Toronto, Boston, Taipei, and Lucknow.

Published Sep 2014