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Acting Greek Tragedy


With a strong interest in the performance of ancient Greek tragedy, Graham Ley’s short text explores the dynamics of physical interaction between performers and of the dramaturgical construction of scenes.

 

 




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9780859898935 | Published: 2015
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9780859898928 | Published: 2015
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9780859899734 | Published: 2015
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9780859899871 | Published: 2015
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Ancient Greek and Contemporary Performance

This collection of essays connects antiquity with the present by debating the current conceptions of performance theory and the insistence on a limited version of ‘the contemporary’. These essays explore historical performance in ancient Greece and link it to wider reflections on cultural theory.




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9780859898911 | Published: 2014
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9780859899833 | Published: 2015
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9780859899642 | Published: 2015
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British South Asian Theatres


Drawing on archive material and a series of personal interviews, this exciting new book reverses the neglect of this vital element in the history of contemporary theatre – the vibrant presence of South Asians in theatre in Britain.





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9780859898331 | Published: 2012
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9780859898324 | Published: 2012
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British Theatre And The Red Peril


British Theatre and the Red Peril examines how communism was portrayed in plays in the British theatre between 1917 and 1945, and how at a time when the capitalist system seemed on the verge of collapse, the theatre played a significant part in communicating and manipulating political propaganda in order to influence audiences.

 





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9780859896375 | Published: 1999
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9780859896368 | Published: 1999
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The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 Volume 1

New paperback, with contextualising timeline and biographies, published in association with the Society for Theatre Research

Published in paperback for the first time, this first volume in Steve Nicholson’s important four-part analysis of British theatre censorship from 1900 to 1968 is based on previously undocumented material in the Lord Chamberlain's Correspondence Archives. Covering the period before 1932, when theatre was seen as a crucial medium with the power to shape people’s beliefs and behaviour, it explores the portrayal of a broad range of topics including the First World War, race and inter-racial relationships, contemporary and historical international conflicts, horror, sexual freedom and morality, class, the monarchy, and religion.




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9781905816408 | Published: 2020
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9780859896382 | Published: 2003
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9780859899031 | Published: 2015
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The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 Volume 2

New paperback, with contextualising timeline and biographies, published in association with the Society for Theatre Research

Published in paperback for the first time, this is the second part of Steve Nicholson’s wide-ranging four-volume analysis of British theatre censorship from 1900 to 1968, based on previously undocumented material in the Lord Chamberlain’s Correspondence Archives. It covers the period from 1933 to 1952, and focuses on theatre censorship during the period before, during and after the Second World War, focusing mainly on political and moral censorship.




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9781905816415 | Published: 2020
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9780859896979 | Published: 2005
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9780859899048 | Published: 2015
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The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 Volume 3

New paperback, with contextualising timeline and biographies, published in association with the Society for Theatre Research

Published in paperback for the first time, this is the third part of Steve Nicholson’s warmly reviewed four-volume analysis of British theatre censorship from 1900 to 1968, based on previously undocumented material in the Lord Chamberlain’s Correspondence Archives. It covers the 1950s, focusing on plays we know, plays we have forgotten, and plays which were silenced for ever, demonstrating the extent to which censorship shaped the theatre voices of this decade.




Paperback    £25.00
9781905816422 | Published: 2020
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9780859897501 | Published: 2011
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9780859899055 | Published: 2015
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The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968 Volume 4

Winner of the Society for Theatre Research Book Prize – 2016

New paperback, with contextualising timeline and biographies, published in association with the Society for Theatre Research

Published in paperback for the first time, this is the final part of Steve Nicholson’s definitive four-volume analysis of British theatre censorship from 1900 to 1968, based on previously undocumented material in the Lord Chamberlain’s Correspondence Archives in the British Library and the Royal Archives at Windsor. It covers the 1960s, a significant decade in social and political spheres in Britain, especially in the theatre. As certainties shifted and social divisions widened, a new generation of theatre makers arrived, ready to sweep away yesterday’s conventions and challenge the establishment.




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9781905816439 | Published: 2020
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9780859898461 | Published: 2015
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9780859899888 | Published: 2015
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9780859899611 | Published: 2015
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Critical Essays on British South Asian Theatre


This volume is an edited collection of critical essays on British Asian theatre. It includes contributions from a number of researchers who have been active in the field for a substantial period of time.





Paperback    £27.50
9780859898355 | Published: 2012
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9780859899093 | Published: 2015
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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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9780859899970 | Published: 2016
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9780859892155 | Published: 2018
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9780859892087 | Published: 2018
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