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April in Paris: Theatricality, Modernism, and Poltics at the 1925 Art Deco Expo
April in Paris: Theatricality, Modernism, and Poltics at the 1925 Art Deco Expo
By Irena R. Makaryk

Drawing extensively from unexplored archival documents from France, Austria, and North America, April in Paris is the first major study to focus on theatre arts at the 1925 Paris Expo and on the audacious and far-reaching impact of the Soviet contributions to this fair.

Available Jul 2018
Elizabethan Book Publishing and the Makings of Literary Culture
Elizabethan Book Publishing and the Makings of Literary Culture
By Kirk Melnikoff

Outlining the full range of practises that publishers performed, including the acquisition of copy and titles, compiling, alteration to texts, and reissuing, Elizabethan Publishing and the Makings of Literary Culture considers links between the book trade and the literary culture of Elizabethan England.

Available Mar 2018
Middleton and Rowley: Forms of Collaboration in the Jacobean Playhouse
Middleton and Rowley: Forms of Collaboration in the Jacobean Playhouse
by David Nicol
This first full-length study of Middleton and Rowley uses their plays to propose a new model for the study of collaborative authorship in early modern English drama.
Available Feb 2018
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
Bernard Shaw and William Archer
Bernard Shaw and William Archer
Edited by Thomas Postlewait

Bernard Shaw and William Archer is the final volume in the series on the Selected Correspondence of Bernard Shaw. The two colleagues loved to debate with one another in public, and these feisty arguments regularly carried over to the letters, which bear witness to the vital partnership between a theatre critic and a playwright.

Published Aug 2017
Beau Monde on Empires Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine
Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine
By Mayhill C. Fowler

In Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge, Mayhill C. Fowler tells the story of the rise and fall of a group of men who created culture both Soviet and Ukrainian.

Published May 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
Fritz Bennewitz in India: Intercultural Theatre with Brecht and Shakespeare
Fritz Bennewitz in India: Intercultural Theatre with Brecht and Shakespeare
By Joerg Esleben with Rolf Rohmer and David G. John

This volume offers the first comprehensive analysis of the work of East German theatre director Fritz Bennewitz in India between 1970 and 1994.

Published Nov 2016
Passing Judgment: The Politics and Poetics of Sovereignty in French Tragedy from Hardy to Racine
Passing Judgment: The Politics and Poetics of Sovereignty in French Tragedy from Hardy to Racine
By Hélène E. Bilis

In Passing Judgment, Hélène Bilis examines how an overlooked character-type—the royal judge—remained a constant of the tragic genre throughout the 17th century.

Published Oct 2016
Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle
Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle
Edited by Alison Keith and Jonathan Edmondson

Drawing on the historicizing turn in Latin literary scholarship, Roman Literary Cultures combines new critical methods with traditional analysis across four hundred years of Latin literature.

Published May 2016