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Twelfth Night is one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays in the modern theatre, and this edition places particular emphasis on its theatrical qualities throughout. The introduction analyses the many views of love in the play, and the juxtaposition of…

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Although children's plays of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are rarely anthologized or even mentioned in reference books or histories of theatre, theatre historian and playwright Jonathan Levy found an embarrassment of riches when he set about…

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Alan Dessen draws on stage directions from hundreds of plays (from 1425 to 1642) to investigate what a playgoer may actually have seen when watching the original production of Hamlet or Macbeth. He argues for the presence of a shared vocabulary among playwrights,…

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The American political theatre from the Depression to the present is the subject of this unique new study. Richard Scharine examines issues that shaped the development of the United States during this period, as they were portrayed in selected American plays…

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This edition offers a fully modernized text of one of Shakespeare's most fascinating plays. Henry IV, Part 2 is the only play in the canon whose structure almost exactly mirrors that of its predecessor, and thereby affords unique perspectives on Shakespeares art…

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This magisterial work forms a close critical study of all the surviving plays first written and professionally premiered in England between 1660 and 1700. Hughes's readable volume analyses many texts, often in detail and for the first time, and also places them…

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"The present work . . . a continuation of the earlier [is] a study of one literary genre, the drama . . . both in its passive and active relations with the life of the time and with the theatre, the medium without the aid of which the possibilities of the drama…

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Here, for the first time, the entire range of plays, musicals, ballets, operas, and pantomimes featuring Native American characters is analyzed in detail. With a playlist of over 300 titles, bibliography, and index.

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More than an updating and expansion of materials, this new edition is so different from the first as to constitute virtually a new book, completely recast so as to bring all information about a particular work by Williams: its often complicated publication…

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Oscar Wilde was already one of the best known literary figures in Britain when he was persuaded to turn his extraordinary talents to the theatre. Between 1891 and 1895 he produced a sequence of distinctive plays which spearheded the dramatic renaissance of the…

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The American Theatre series discusses every Broadway production chronologically--show by show and season by season. It offers plot summaries, production details, names of leading actors and actresses--the roles they played, as well as any special or unusual…