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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
Shakespeare in Quebec: Nation, Gender, and Adaptation
Shakespeare in Quebec: Nation, Gender, and Adaptation
By Jennifer Drouin

In Shakespeare in Québec, Jennifer Drouin analyses representations of nation and gender in Shakespearean adaptations written in Québec since the Quiet Revolution.

Published Mar 2014
Shakespeare in the World of Communism and Socialism
Shakespeare in the World of Communism and Socialism
By Irena Makaryk and Joseph G. Price

The general theme that emerges from this study is the deeply ambivalent nature of communist Shakespeare who, like Feste's 'chev'ril glove,' often simultaneously served and subverted the official ideology.

Published Jun 2013
City Stages: Theatre and Urban Space in a Global City
City Stages: Theatre and Urban Space in a Global City
By Michael McKinnie

City Stages combines primary archival research with the scholarly literature emerging from both the humanities and social sciences.

Published Mar 2013
Wooden Os: Shakespeare’s Theatres and England’s Trees
Wooden Os: Shakespeare’s Theatres and England’s Trees
By Vin Nardizzi

By considering works including Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay, the revised Spanish Tragedy, and The Tempest, Nardizzi demonstrates how the “trees” within them were used in imaginative ways to mediate England’s resource crisis.

Published Mar 2013
The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary English Tragedy
The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary English Tragedy
By Sean Carney

The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary English Tragedy is a detailed study of the idea of the tragic in the political plays of David Hare, Howard Barker, Edward Bond, Caryl Churchill, Mark Ravenhill, Sarah Kane, and Jez Butterworth.

Published Feb 2013
The Rival Widows, or Fair Libertine
The Rival Widows, or Fair Libertine
By Mrs Elizabeth Cooper
Edited by Tiffany Potter

Elizabeth Cooper’s The Rival Widows, or Fair Libertine provides a unique opportunity to restore to scholarly and pedagogical attention a neglected female writer and a play with broad and significant implications for studies of eighteenth-century history, culture and gender.

Published Jan 2013
Shakespeare and the Second World War: Memory, Culture, Identity
Shakespeare and the Second World War: Memory, Culture, Identity
Edited by Irena R. Makaryk and Marissa McHugh

The essays demonstrate how the wide variety of ways in which Shakespeare has been recycled, reviewed, and reinterpreted from 1939–1945 are both illuminated by and continue to illuminate the War today.

Published Sep 2012
Reading Modern Drama
Reading Modern Drama
Edited by Alan Ackerman

Taken together, these essays enter into an ongoing, fruitful debate about the terms 'modern' and 'drama' and build a much-needed bridge between literary studies and performance studies.

Published Apr 2012
Stages of Reality: Theatricality in Cinema
Stages of Reality: Theatricality in Cinema
Edited by André Loiselle and Jeremy Maron

Detailing connections between cinematic artifice and topics such as politics, gender, and genre, Stages of Reality allows readers to develop a clear sense of the multiple purposes and uses of theatricality in film.

Published Apr 2012