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Joel Schechter


Joel Schechter is Professor of Theatre Arts at San Francisco State University. He is famous as a writer about clowns, jesters, satirists and their radical politics. Much of his work has been focused on contemporary global mayhem. He was previously Professor of Dramatic Literature at Yale School of Drama, lecturer in Performance Studies at New York University and the New School for Social Research. He was Editor in Chief of the Yale journal Theater from 1977-92.

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Eighteenth-Century Brechtians

Eighteenth-Century Brechtians is a collection of essays by a well-known author on comic and radical political theatre.  It looks at stage satires by John Gay, Henry Fielding, George Farquhar, Charlotte Charke, David Garrick and their contemporaries through the lens of Brecht’s theory and practice. 15 b&w illustrations.




Paperback    £22.00
9780859893350 | Published: 2018
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Hardback    £75.00
9780859899970 | Published: 2016
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EPUB    £44.00
9780859892155 | Published: 2018
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PDF    £44.00
9780859892087 | Published: 2018
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Extraordinary Actors


The extraordinary performers collected here have altered the history of popular entertainment in America and Europe. Some have rarely had their story told, others are familiar figures. The essays explore what made these performers extraordinary.





Hardback    £75.00
9780859897358 | Published: 2004
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