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Genus Envy:

Nationalities, Identities, and the Performing Body of Work
Thomas F. Connolly
ISBN: 9781604976823

“Erudite, provocative, and witty, Thomas F. Connolly’s new book explores various questions about culture, nation, and identity that arise when performance takes center stage … I[the book reviewer] have not done service to Connolly’s impressive range of critical reference, nor his feeling for the postmodern project … Connolly’s book is also rich in close reading, literary history, and original insight. And it is great fun to read.” – Eugene O'Neill Review Read More..

John Durang:

Man of the American Stage
Lynn Matluck Brooks
ISBN: 9781604977752

This book takes the perspective of the theater as a crucible for the forging of American identity and culture. John Durang (1768–1822) is both an exemplary and a remarkable figure in early American theater. Among the first native-born Americans to appear on the stage, he was the first to make the theater his life. Read More..

The Proscenium Cage:

Critical Case Studies in U.S. Prison Theatre Programs
Laurence Tocci
ISBN: 9781934043752

Alongside the empirical study of sample theatre companies that produced theatre by and for inmates, this book, a first study of its kind, is a groundbreaking and important contribution to theatre studies. Read More..

Sir William Davenant, the Court Masque, and the English Seventeenth Century Scenic Stage, c1605 –c1700

Dawn Lewcock
ISBN: 9781604975789

This is new work which uses dramaturgical and scenographical analysis of selected plays and masques, against known theatrical history, to discover how the staging of painted settings was organised from c1605 to c1700. This kind of investigation into the links between masque staging and the staging of plays has not been done in quite this manner before. Read More..

Terrence McNally and Fifty Years of American Gay Drama

John Clum
ISBN: 9781604979220

"This book is a must read for everyone interested in American theatre and LGBT studies ... founded by rigorous scholarship and clarity, ... Clum enriches his book by providing extensive historical context that situates McNally's plays in their contemporary social and cultural milieu; at the same time he makes his survey of McNally and contemporary American gay drama seem exceedingly relevant." —Theatre Journal Read More..

Theatre and the Good:

The Value of Collaborative Play
Mark Fearnow
ISBN: 9781934043431

Surprisingly little has been published on the questions of what theatre actually is and what participants in theatre derive from the experience. This book investigates theatre as a means of social connection. Read More..

The Works of Arthur Laurents:

Politics, Love, and Betrayal
John M. Clum
ISBN: 9781604978841

"This is the first substantial study of the work of Arthur Laurents, and it was worth waiting for. In this authoritative and engaging book, John Clum draws on an unparalleled fund of knowledge about the musical theatre and the history of LGBT theatre in America to chronicle Laurents's importance as a gay playwright writing about gay issues during the 20th century." - Brenda Murphy, University of Connecticut Read More..

 

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