Drama & Performance Studies - New Books Catalogue January-June 2020 - Bloomsbury Publishing

 
Drama & Performance Studies - New Books Catalogue January-June 2020 - Bloomsbury Publishing
Drama &
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Modern Plays

                                                                                                                                                      D R A M A – Methuen Drama Modern Plays
                    Methuen Drama's Modern Plays:                                                A Taste of Honey
                    60th Anniversary Gift Set                                                    60 Years of Modern Plays
                 This new limited-edition hardback box set of                                    Shelagh Delaney
                 seven plays was published to celebrate the 60th                              Written by Shelagh Delaney when she was 19,
                 Anniversary of the Modern Plays series and features                          A Taste of Honey is one of the great defining
                 a play from each decade from 1959 to 2019.                                   and taboo-breaking plays of the 1950s. When
                 Chosen by public vote, the collection includes                               her mother, Helen, runs off with a car salesman,
                 A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney, Saved by                                feisty teenager Jo takes up with a black sailor who
Edward Bond, The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil by               promises to marry her before he heads for the seas, leaving her
John McGrath, Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, Blasted by Sarah Kane,           pregnant and alone.
Elmina's Kitchen by Kwame Kwei-Armah and This House by James
Graham.                                                                      This specially commissioned hardback edition was published to
                                                                             celebrate 60 years of Methuen Drama's Modern Plays series, which
UK November 2019 • US November 2019 • 824 pages                              launched with A Taste of Honey in 1959 and features a new foreword
HB Pack 9781350136663 • £80.00 / $135.00                                     by Celia Brayfield.
Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama
World English
                                                                             UK November 2019 • US November 2019 • 112 pages
                                                                             HB 9781350134959 • £12.99 / $17.95
                                                                             Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama
                                                                             World English

                    Saved                                                                        The Cheviot, the Stag and the
                    60 Years of Modern Plays                                                     Black, Black Oil
                    Edward Bond                                                                  60 Years of Modern Plays
                 Saved is a play set in London in the sixties and                                John McGrath
                 reflects a time of social change. Its subject is the
                                                                                                John McGrath's winding, furious, innovative play
                 cultural poverty and frustration of a generation of
                                                                                                tracks the economic history and exploitation of
                 young people on the dole and living on council
                                                                                                the Scottish Highlands from the post-Rebellion
                 estates. With its scenes of violence, including the
                                                                             suppression of the clans to the story of the Clearances: in the 19th
stoning of a baby in its pram, Saved became a notorious play and a
                                                                             century, aristocratic landowners discovered the profitability of sheep
cause célèbre.
                                                                             farming, and forced a mass emigration of rural Highlanders, burning
This specially commissioned hardback edition was selected by the             their houses in order to make way for the Cheviot sheep.
public as the most representative play of the 1960s and published to
                                                                             This specially commissioned hardback edition was selected by the
celebrate 60 years of Methuen Drama's Modern Plays series, with a
                                                                             public as the most representative play of the 1970s and published to
foreword by Simon Stephens.
                                                                             celebrate 60 years of Methuen Drama's Modern Plays series with a
                                                                             new foreword by Kate McGrath.
UK November 2019 • US November 2019 • 160 pages
HB 9781350134430 • £12.99 / $17.95
Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama                                         UK November 2019 • US November 2019 • 104 pages
World English                                                                HB 9781350135079 • £12.99 / $17.95
                                                                             Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama
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                    Top Girls                                                                    Blasted
                    60 Years of Modern Plays                                                     60 Years of Modern Plays
                    Caryl Churchill                                                              Sarah Kane
                   Set in the early Thatcher years, Top Girls is a seminal                   In 1995 Sarah Kane's first full-length play Blasted
                   play of the modern theatre, revealing a world of                          sent shockwaves throughout the theatrical world.
                   women's experience at a pivotal moment in British                         Making front-page headlines, the play outraged
                   history. Told by an eclectic group of historical and                      critics with its depiction of rape, torture and
                   modern characters in a continuous conversation                            violence in civil war. However, from being roundly
across ages and generations it was described by The Guardian as ‘the         condemned by the critics the play is now considered a seminal work
best British play ever from a woman dramatist’.                              of European theatre and has defined an entire era of stage writing.
This specially commissioned hardback edition was selected by the             This specially commissioned hardback edition was selected by the
public as the most representative play of the 1980s and published to         public as the most representative play of the 1990s and published to
celebrate 60 years of Methuen Drama's Modern Plays series with a             celebrate 60 years of Methuen Drama's Modern Plays series with a
foreword by Ann McFerran.                                                    new foreword by Mel Kenyon.

UK November 2019 • US November 2019 • 120 pages                              UK November 2019 • US November 2019 • 80 pages
HB 9781350134911 • £12.99 / $17.95                                           HB 9781350135024 • £12.99 / $17.95
Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama                                         Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama
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D R A M A – Methuen Drama Modern Plays   Modern Plays

                                                               Elmina's Kitchen                                                         This House
                                                               60 Years of Modern Plays                                                 60 Years of Modern Plays
                                                               Kwame Kwei-Armah                                                         James Graham
                                                            On Hackney’s Murder Mile, Deli is trying to make                           Britain’s most prominent political dramatist James
                                                            a living as an honest man and revive the fortunes                          Graham achieved the impossible in bringing the
                                                            of his mother's West Indian takeaway. His son                              backroom world of MPs, whips and fractured
                                                            Ashley has different plans and longs to follow in                          political parties to the stage. Originally staged at
                                                            the footsteps of local gangster Digger. As Deli                            the National Theatre, This House is a timely and
                                         finds himself and his business pulled further into the world he so        relevant political comedy, exploring Westminster and the 1974 hung
                                         desperately wants to leave behind, questions of family and gang           parliament.
                                         loyalty begin to rise.
                                                                                                                   This specially commissioned hardback edition was selected by the
                                         This specially commissioned hardback edition was selected by the          public as the most representative play of the 2010s and published to
                                         public as the most representative play of the 2000s and published to      celebrate 60 years of Methuen Drama's Modern Plays series with a
                                         celebrate 60 years of Methuen Drama's Modern Plays series with a          new foreword by Baroness Ann Taylor.
                                         new foreword by Paterson Joseph.
                                                                                                                   UK November 2019 • US November 2019 • 136 pages
                                         UK November 2019 • US November 2019 • 112 pages                           HB 9781350134836 • £12.99 / $17.95
                                         HB 9781350134874 • £12.99 / $17.95                                        Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama
                                         Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama                                      World English
                                         World English

                                                               Out of Water                                        Sydney & the Old Girl
                                                               Zoe Cooper                                          Eugene O'Hare
                                                               Claire and her wife Kit have moved from the         Nell and Sydney Stock are at war - and it's mutually assured
                                                               confines of London to the wide open coasts of       destruction. After 50 years cooped up in the same shabby East
                                                               South Shields.                                      London house where ghosts of a hard life still linger, the points
                                                                                                                   scored in never ending arguments continue to bind the pair together.
                                                               To be nearer family, to be nearer the sea, to put
                                                                                                                   And then, there is the not so simple matter of the inheritance…As
                                                               down roots. To have a baby.
                                                                                                                   the twisted game between mother and son reaches breaking point,
                                                          Claire’s new job at the local school is a step up, and   Irish care worker Marion Fee finds herself an unwitting pawn, played
                                         she wants to make a real difference, but she soon discovers that she      from both sides. Nell will stop at nothing for her bitter triumph over
                                         has as much to learn from her students as they have from her.             Sydney - but he has his own plans.
                                         A tender new play about gender, wild swimming, and how we define
                                                                                                                   UK October 2019 • US November 2019 • 112 pages
                                         who we are.                                                               PB 9781350129986 • £10.99 / $14.95
                                                                                                                   Individual eBook 9781350130005
                                         UK April 2019 • US May 2019 • 96 pages                                    Library eBook 9781350129993
                                         PB 9781350129467 • £10.99 / $14.95                                        Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama
                                         Individual eBook 9781350129481                                            World English
                                         Library eBook 9781350129474
                                         Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama
                                         World English

                                                               The Weatherman                                                           Rutherford and Son
                                                               Eugene O'Hare                                                            Githa Sowerby
                                                            Beezer and O’Rourke live on the fringes of                                  In a northern industrial town, John Rutherford rules
                                                            society in a dingy London flat. Despite living life                         both factory and family with an iron will. But even as
                                                            at the bottom of the heap, the savage banter of                             the furnaces burn relentlessly at the Glassworks, at
                                                            their dysfunctional friendship keeps them afloat.                           home his children begin to turn against him.
                                                            When their dodgy landlord, Dollar, makes them
                                                                                                                                     Githa Sowerby’s astonishing play was inspired by
                                                            a ‘business’ proposition, O’Rourke finds himself
                                                                                                                                     her own experience of growing up in a family-run
                                         selling out for the cost of a few months’ rent. The price? Take care
                                                                                                                   factory in Gateshead. Writing in 1912, when female voices were
                                         of a mystery special package. Just for a few months. Easy job. Easy
                                                                                                                   seldom heard on British stages, she now claims her place alongside
                                         money. As the weight of a heavy conscience becomes too much to
                                                                                                                   Ibsen and Bernard Shaw with this searing depiction of class, gender
                                         bear, the outlook for tomorrow becomes increasingly dark, with a
                                                                                                                   and generational warfare.
                                         storm brewing on the horizon.
                                                                                                                   UK May 2019 • US June 2019 • 112 pages
                                         UK August 2019 • US September 2019 • 104 pages                            PB 9781350132771 • £10.99 / $14.95
                                         PB 9781350130029 • £10.99 / $14.95                                        Individual eBook 9781350132795
                                         Individual eBook 9781350130043                                            Library eBook 9781350132788
                                         Library eBook 9781350130036                                               Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama
                                         Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama                                      World English
                                         World English

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Modern Plays

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                     Tom Jones                                                                        Haughey/Gregory
                     Ross Ericson                                                                     Colin Murphy
                     Tom Jones follows the adventures of a young                                      A housing crisis, a hung Dáil and an unlikely
                     man of illegitimate birth through a tale of love,                                alliance.
                     deception and mistaken identity in the simple
                                                                                                      Haughey/Gregory follows the deal made between
                     manner of the West Country tale with all the high
                                                                                                      Tony Gregory and Charles Haughey in 1982, when
                     French and Italian seasoning of sex and vice.
                                                                                                      Gregory took a surprise Dáil seat and suddenly
                Will he gain his darling Sophia's hand? Will he                                       found himself holding the balance of power.
escape the hangman's noose? Will he ever learn to keep it in his
                                                                                Dublin is devastated by unemployment and addiction and the
trousers…?
                                                                                planners’ solution is simply to bulldoze it. But the election results in
Often referred to as the first English novel, this cunning stage version        the novice TD, Tony Gregory holding the balance of power.
of Henry Fielding's comedy tells the escapades and exploits of the
                                                                                Can Gregory use his vote to achieve something for his constituents?
infamous protagonist through an accessible and highly entertaining
                                                                                He will have to face off against the dominant personality of Irish
adaptation.
                                                                                politics - Charles J Haughey.
UK May 2019 • US May 2019 • 104 pages
                                                                                UK April 2019 • US May 2019 • 104 pages
PB 9781350133679 • £10.99 / $14.95
                                                                                PB 9781350135338 • £10.99 / $14.95
Individual eBook 9781350133693
                                                                                Individual eBook 9781350135352
Library eBook 9781350133686
                                                                                Library eBook 9781350135345
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                     Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile                                                Crooked Dances
                     Adelle Stripe                                                                    Robin French
                     Adapted by Lisa Holdsworth                                                    Journalist Katy is desperate for her big break, and
                     The Beacon, Buttershaw 1990. Andrea Dunbar,                                   an interview in Paris with world famous concert
                     acclaimed writer of Rita, Sue, and Bob Too, mum,                              pianist Silvia de Zingaro looks like just her chance.
                     sister, best friend, is struggling with her latest work.                      But the odds are against her. After a disastrous
                     Her aching head is full of voices, stories from her                           interview, Katy feels certain there's a bigger story
                     past which have to be heard…                                                  there than meets the eye. She hunts for clues,
                                                                                finding Silvia has a collection of mystical books and an apparent
A bittersweet tale of the north/south divide, it reveals how a shy              fixation with composer Erik Satie. Just as Katy's hope begins to fade,
teenage girl defied the circumstances into which she was born and               a mysterious night-time encounter with the pianist gives her the
went on to become one of her generation's greatest dramatists.                  scoop she needs.

UK May 2019 • US June 2019 • 80 pages                                           This play examines music, time and attention in our modern digital
PB 9781350135925 • £10.99 / $14.95                                              age.
Individual eBook 9781350135949
Library eBook 9781350135932
                                                                                UK June 2019 • US July 2019 • 96 pages
Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama
                                                                                PB 9781350136496 • £10.99 / $14.95
World English
                                                                                Individual eBook 9781350136519
                                                                                Library eBook 9781350136502
                                                                                Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama
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                     Armadillo                                                                        Cash Cow
                     Sarah Kosar                                                                      Oli Forsyth
                     Bullets are not sexy. They are not sexy.                                         Creating a tennis champion costs a lot; it requires
                                                                                                      time, dedication and, most importantly, cash. Nina
                     Armadillo – little armoured one. [Spanish]
                                                                                                      and Ade decide early on that their daughter is
                     A teenage girl disappears from a small town in                                   worth the investment. Imagine the return - prize
                     America where fifteen years earlier, another teenage                             money, world travel, endorsements and maybe their
                     girl was kidnapped. Now a woman, she watches the                                 own tennis academy.
                     news. She reaches for her gun. She holds it close.
                                                                                Hell-bent on their child becoming Britain’s number 1, the pair are
Sarah Kosar's new play is about the dangerous ways we make                      willing to sacrifice just about anything. If you want to reach the top
ourselves feel safe.                                                            spot in the game of tennis, love means nothing…

UK May 2019 • US June 2019 • 96 pages
                                                                                Oli Forsyth’s breakthrough play is a blistering exploration of blind,
PB 9781350138155 • £10.99 / $14.95                                              parental ambition and the consequences of tough love.
Individual eBook 9781350138179
Library eBook 9781350138162
                                                                                UK June 2019 • US July 2019 • 96 pages
Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama
                                                                                PB 9781350138230 • £10.99 / $14.95
World English
                                                                                Individual eBook 9781350138254
                                                                                Library eBook 9781350138247
                                                                                Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama
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D R A M A – Methuen Drama Modern Plays   Modern Plays

                                                               Radio                                                                            On the Other Hand, We're
                                                               Al Smith                                                                         Happy
                                                               Lying there, drifting up into those ancient lights was                           Daf James
                                                               exactly like looking into the past. It is looking into
                                                                                                                                                A single dad meets his adopted daughter for the
                                                               the past. History, I think, is just a property of light.
                                                                                                                                                first time. Then he agrees to meet her birth-mother.
                                                               Charlie Fairbanks was born in the dead center of the
                                                                                                                                                When their two worlds collide, will what they have
                                                               United States at the dead center of the twentieth
                                                                                                                                                in common outweigh their differences?
                                                               century.
                                                                                                                          A one-off meeting. But three lives will be changed forever.
                                         Americans are going to the Moon and Charlie’s sure he’ll be the first
                                         one there. But as he shines his spotlight on the Moon, so too does it            One the Other Hand, We're Happy is a tender, funny, hopeful play
                                         illuminate the darker side to his nation’s history.                              about being a mum when your name is Dad.
                                         Radio is a story about memory, love and spaceships.                              UK July 2019 • US July 2019 • 96 pages
                                                                                                                          PB 9781350141452 • £10.99 / $14.95
                                         UK June 2019 • US July 2019 • 64 pages                                           Individual eBook 9781350141476
                                         PB 9781350138384 • £10.99 / $14.95                                               Library eBook 9781350141469
                                         Individual eBook 9781350138407                                                   Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama
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                                                               When I Fall ... If I Fall                                                        Baby Reindeer
                                                               Claire Dowie                                                                     Richard Gadd
                                                               Leaping barriers of age, sexuality and gender,                                   I looked at her, wanting her to laugh. Wanting her
                                                               Gloria prepares to dance the Can Can one last time.                              to share in the joke. But she didn’t. She just stared.
                                                                                                                                                I knew then, in that moment – that she had taken it
                                                               Written and performed by the pioneering Claire
                                                                                                                                                literally...
                                                               Dowie, When I Fall ... If I Fall tells Gloria’s story, a
                                                               story about growing up feeling different and not                              Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Richard Gadd has
                                                               fitting in...                                                                 a chilling story to tell about obsession, delusion and
                                                                                                                          the terrifying ramifications of a fleeting mistake.
                                         UK July 2019 • US July 2019 • 48 pages
                                         PB 9781350141667 • £10.99 / $14.95                                               This powerful and engaging monologue play portrays a man brought
                                         Individual eBook 9781350141674                                                   to the edge by the actions of a chance encounter which takes a toll
                                         Library eBook 9781350141681                                                      on all aspects of his life.
                                         Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama
                                         World English
                                                                                                                          UK July 2019 • US August 2019 • 96 pages
                                                                                                                          PB 9781350143425 • £10.99 / $14.95
                                                                                                                          Individual eBook 9781350143449
                                                                                                                          Library eBook 9781350143432
                                                                                                                          Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama
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                                         Under Three Moons                                                                                      Stiletto Beach
                                         Daniel Kanaber                                                                                         Sadie Hasler
                                         Spanning half a lifetime, Under Three Moons takes place on three                                       Best mates Leanne and Kelly have lived in
                                         nights across three decades of two friends’ lives. From a school trip                                  Southend-on-Sea their whole lives. Larger than
                                         to France as teenagers, to a surf shack in their twenties, to Christmas                                life Leanne is happy staying put, but Kelly secretly
                                         in their thirties, Mike and Paul meet up and talk into the night. From                                 dreams of escaping her dull job and seeing the
                                         boyhood to manhood to fatherhood, these are the nights they share.                                     world.
                                         This sharp two-hander concerns society’s shifting view of male                                    When out-of-towner journalist Helen can’t afford
                                         identity, how we’ve gone from talk of ‘lad culture’ to the ‘metro-               Leigh-on-Sea so moves in next door instead, events take a surprising
                                         sexual’ and now ‘toxic masculinity’.                                             turn. As Leanne and Kelly take her under their wing, an unexpected
                                                                                                                          friendship blooms in Spoons, and Helen soon has them reconsidering
                                         UK September 2019 • US October 2019 • 64 pages                                   what it means to celebrate where you’re from.
                                         PB 9781350147225 • £10.99 / $14.95
                                         Individual eBook 9781350147249
                                         Library eBook 9781350147232                                                      UK September 2019 • US September 2019 • 104 pages
                                         Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama                                             PB 9781350149670 • £10.99 / $14.95
                                         World English                                                                    Individual eBook 9781350149694
                                                                                                                          Library eBook 9781350149687
                                                                                                                          Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama
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D R A M A – Methuen Drama Modern Plays / Student Editions
                      Does My Bomb Look Big in This?                                                The Kids Are Alt Right
                      Nyla Levy                                                                     Martin Travers
                      Yasmin Sheikh feels torn in the city she used to call                         Four Scottish teenagers. Two interlocking stories.
                      home, but Aisha sees a different London to her best                           One ideology tears them apart.
                      friend. When Yasmin suddenly disappears to Syria,
                                                                                                    This is an unflinching exploration of how young
                      Aisha embarks on a mission to uncover the truth
                                                                                                    people today are prey to a range of extreme
                      and decide whether there is any hope in Yasmin’s
                                                                                                    ideologies and how helpless people in their real
                      new-found world.
                                                                                                    lives are to stop them imploding.
With fierce wit and disarming honesty, Does My Bomb Look Big
                                                                              The Kids Are Alt Right is a cautionary tale of how social media and
in This? cleverly unveils a human story behind the headlines and
                                                                              YouTube content can lead to actions and consequences that can
questions how close or far we are from multicultural harmony.
                                                                              never be undone.
UK May 2019 • US May 2019 • 112 pages
                                                                              UK August 2019 • US August 2019 • 56 pages
PB 9781350134607 • £10.99 / $14.95
                                                                              PB 9781350140523 • £10.99 / $14.95
Individual eBook 9781350134621
                                                                              Individual eBook 9781350140530
Library eBook 9781350134614
                                                                              Library eBook 9781350140547
Series: Modern Plays • Methuen Drama
                                                                              Series: Plays for Young People • Methuen Drama
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Methuen Drama Student Editions
Series Editors: Chris Megson, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK and Jenny Stevens, educational consultant, teacher and writer

                      Pomona                                                                        Wasted
                      Alistair McDowall                                                             Kate Tempest
                      Edited by Dan Rebellato, Royal Holloway,                                      Edited by Katie Beswick, University of Exeter, UK
                      University of London, UK                                                      Three old friends in their mid-twenties. One
                      Ollie’s sister is missing. Searching Manchester in                            remarkable day. For Ted, Danny and Charlotte, it’s
                      desperation, she finds all roads lead to Pomona - an                          time to seize control. Make a difference. Change
                      abandoned concrete island at the heart of the city.                           things. This is it.
                 Here at the centre of everything, journeys end and                            A day trip through the parks and raves and cafes of
nightmares are born.                                                          South London, where life is what you make it. The rapid fire words of
                                                                              Kate Tempest paint a picture of lives less ordinary in an unforgiving
Alistair McDowall's sinister play, Pomona, premiered at the Orange
                                                                              world, sound-tracked by an exhilarating score.
Tree Theatre, London in November 2014. It is published here as a
Student Edition featuring commentary and notes by Dan Rebellato.              Wasted premiered in 2012 when it was toured by theatre company
                                                                              Paines Plough. It is published here as a Student Edition alongside
UK February 2020 • US February 2020 • 144 pages                               commentary and notes by Katie Beswick.
PB 9781350086715 • £10.99 / $14.95
Individual eBook 9781350086739
Library eBook 9781350086722                                                   UK January 2020 • US January 2020 • 96 pages
Series: Student Editions • Methuen Drama                                      PB 9781350094925 • £10.99 / $14.95
World English                                                                 Individual eBook 9781350094932
                                                                              Library eBook 9781350094949
                                                                              Series: Student Editions • Methuen Drama
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                      Rotterdam                                                                     Our Country's Good
                      Jon Brittain                                                                  Based on the novel 'The Playmaker' by
                      Edited by Stephen Farrier, The Royal Central                                  Thomas Keneally
                      School of Speech and Drama, University of                                     Timberlake Wertenbaker
                      London, UK
                                                                                                    Edited by Sophie Bush, Sheffield Hallam
                    It’s New Year in Rotterdam, and Alice has finally                               University, UK
                    plucked up the courage to email her parents and
                    tell them she’s gay. But before she can hit send,                           Australia 1789. A young married lieutenant is
her girlfriend reveals that he has always identified as a man and now         directing rehearsals of the first play ever to be staged in that country.
wants to start living as one. Now Alice must face a question she never        With only two copies of the text, a cast of convicts, and one leading
thought she’d ask . . . does this mean she's straight?                        lady who may be about to be hanged, conditions are hardly ideal ...

Rotterdam is published here as a Student Edition, alongside                   Winner of the Laurence Olivier Play of the Year Award in 1988, Our
commentary and notes ideal for A-Level or undergraduate students              Country's Good premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in
by Stephen Farrier.                                                           1988. It is published here as a Student Edition alongside commentary
                                                                              and notes by Sophie Bush.
"Sweet, heartfelt and funny new play about gender, identity and
love” – Stage                                                                 UK March 2020 • 160 pages
                                                                              PB 9781350097889 • £10.99
UK June 2020 • US June 2020 • 160 pages                                       Individual eBook 9781350097902
PB 9781350095182 • £10.99 / $14.95                                            Library eBook 9781350097896
Individual eBook 9781350095199                                                Series: Student Editions • Methuen Drama
Library eBook 9781350095205                                                   Commonwealth (excluding Canada)/UK/Open Market
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                                                                                       The Methuen Drama                                                          Rough Magic Theatre Company
                                                                                       Anthology of American Women                                                New Irish Plays and Adaptations, 2010-
                                                                                       Playwrights: 1970 - 2020                                                   2018
                                                                                       Gun, Spell #7, The Jacksonian, The                                         Hilary Fannin, Arthur Riordan, Sonya Kelly, Shane
                                                                                                                                                                  Mac an Bhaird, Morna Regan & Ellen Cranitch
                                                                                       Baltimore Waltz, In the Blood, Intimate
                                                                                                                                                                  Edited by Patrick Lonergan, National University
                                                                                       Apparel
                                                                                                                                                                  of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
                                                                                   Edited by Wesley Brown, Professor Emeritus,
                                                                                                                                             Celebrating the work of one of Ireland’s most daring theatre
                                                                  Rutgers University USA & Aimée K. Michel, Associate Professor
                                                                                                                                             companies, this anthology gathers five plays by established and
                                                                  of Theater, Bard College at Simon's Rock, USA
                                                                                                                                             emerging playwrights. They include vibrant new adaptations of the
                                                                  This anthology celebrates the iconoclastic power of seven American         world classics Peer Gynt and Phaedra alongside vital new dramas
                                                                  women playwrights who pushed their work outside the box of                 that explore issues of urgent contemporary concern, such as sex and
                                                                  conventional drama. The plays and playwrights featured are: Susan          sexuality, emigration and climate change. With contributions from
                                                                  Yankowitz's Gun; Ntozake Shange's Spell #7; Beth Henley's The              Hilary Fannin and Ellen Cranitch, Arthur Riordan, Sonya Kelly, Morna
                                                                  Jacksonian; Paula Vogel's The Baltimore Waltz; Suzan-Lori Parks's          Regan, and Shane Mac an Bhaird, this book is an exciting snapshot of
                                                                  In the Blood; and Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel. The volume              contemporary Irish playwriting.
                                                                  celebrates fifty years of playwrights who have been continuously
                                                                  working in, and shaping, contemporary American theater.                    UK January 2020 • US January 2020 • 384 pages
                                                                                                                                             PB 9781350119796 • £24.99 / $34.95 • HB 9781350119789 • £75.00 / $100.00
                                                                  UK April 2020 • US April 2020 • 576 pages                                  Individual eBook 9781350119819
                                                                  PB 9781350068728 • £29.99 / $40.95 • HB 9781350068735 • £95.00 / $130.00   Library eBook 9781350119802
                                                                  Individual eBook 9781350068766                                             Methuen Drama
                                                                  Library eBook 9781350068742                                                World English
                                                                  Methuen Drama
                                                                  World English (excluding Canada/USA)

                                                                                       How to Teach a Play                                                        The Art of the Artistic Director
                                                                                       Essential Exercises for Popular Plays                                      Conversations with Leading Practitioners
                                                                                       Edited by Miriam Chirico, Eastern Connecticut                              Christopher Haydon, Artistic Director, Gate
                                                                                       State University, USA & Kelly Younger, Loyola                              Theatre, London, UK
                                                                                       Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA                                  Christopher Haydon interviews 20 of of the most
                                                                                    This book provides a new generation of teachers                            prominent and successful artistic directors in the
                                                                                    with the tools to develop their students’                                  USA and UK, uncovering the essential skills and
                                                                                    performative imagination and illuminate the                                talents that go into being an accomplished artistic
                                                                  performative dimension of key scenes from the most-studied                 director. The only book of its kind, it includes short contextual essays
                                                                  plays. Written by internationally-renowned drama scholars, it offers       outlining the importance and ambitions of each interviewee and
                                                                  effective teaching methods and classroom exercises for 75 of the           a Foreword by Michael Grandage, former Artistic Director of the
                                                                  most commonly taught plays, ranging from classical drama through           Sheffield Crucible and the Donmar Warehouse in London.
                                                                  to contemporary plays by Tony Kushner, Paula Vogel and Suzan-Lori
                                                                  Parks. The practical, performance-specific exercises point out the         UK February 2019 • US February 2019 • 200 pages
                                                                                                                                             PB 9781350016934 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781350016927 • £65.00 / $90.00
                                                                  performance elements or attributes of the specific play, while also        Individual eBook 9781350016941
                                                                  showing how that performance element illuminates the thematic              Library eBook 9781350016958
                                                                  meaning grounded in the play’s script.                                     Methuen Drama

                                                                  UK January 2020 • US January 2020 • 344 pages
                                                                  PB 9781350017535 • £24.99 / $34.95 • HB 9781350017528 • £75.00 / $100.00
                                                                  Individual eBook 9781350017542
                                                                  Library eBook 9781350017559
                                                                  Methuen Drama

                                                                  Immersion and Participation in                                                                  Sound Effect
                                                                  Punchdrunk's Theatrical Worlds                                                                  The Theatre We Hear
                                                                  Carina E. I. Westling, University of Sussex, UK                                                 Ross Brown, Royal Central School of Speech and
                                                                  Exploring the practice of internationally renowned theatre company                              Drama, UK
                                                                  Punchdrunk, this study focuses on the craft of interaction design                             Sound Effect tells the story of the effect of
                                                                  through the company's physical and digital scenography for                                    theatrical aurality on modern culture. Beginning
                                                                  participatory audiences. Based on detailed ethnographies of the                               with the emergence of the modern scenic sound
                                                                  making cultures of the company and their live and online audiences,                           effect in the late 18th century, and ending with
                                                                  the book introduces the reader to the work of the company and the          headphone theatre which brings theatre’s auditorium into an intimate
                                                                  theoretical and historical frameworks of their work. Featuring analysis    relationship with the audience’s internal sonic space, the book relates
                                                                  of key productions, including Sleep No More and The Drowned Man,           contemporary questions of theatre sound design to a 250-year
                                                                  it considers the structure of Punchdrunk’s work across the interface,      Western cultural history of hearing. It focuses on sound in popular
                                                                  the cultures within the company, and audience responses within the         culture – ranging from pantomimes to popular radio theatre, to
                                                                  performance space.                                                         comedy, novelty sound effects and pop music – arguing that these
                                                                                                                                             have exerted a major influence on contemporary theatre.
                                                                  UK June 2020 • US June 2020 • 240 pages • 10 bw illus
                                                                  PB 9781350101944 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781350101951 • £65.00 / $88.00
                                                                                                                                             UK February 2020 • US February 2020 • 256 pages
                                                                  Individual eBook 9781350101968
                                                                                                                                             HB 9781350045903 • £75.00 / $102.00
                                                                  Library eBook 9781350101975
                                                                                                                                             Individual eBook 9781350045910
                                                                  Series: Performance and Design • Methuen Drama
                                                                                                                                             Library eBook 9781350045927
                                                                                                                                             Series: Performance and Design • Methuen Drama

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                      Music Fundamentals for Musical                                            Introduction to the Alexander
                      Theatre                                                                   Technique
                      Christine Riley, Marymount Manhattan College,                             A Practical Guide for Actors
                      USA
                                                                                                Bill Connington, Yale School of Drama, USA
                   This book offers a series of lessons in music
                                                                                             The Alexander Technique has been a vital part of
                   fundamentals, including theory, sight-singing and
                                                                                             training for performers since the early 20th century.
                   aural tests, giving readers the skills to navigate
                                                                                             Introduction to the Alexander Technique: A Practical
                   music without having had a formal training.
                                                                           Guide for Actors addresses the student’s self as a whole. Including
Throughout the book, each musical concept and the associated
                                                                           over 150 practical, easy-to-follow exercises, students will learn to
terminology is laid out clearly and simply with explanation plus
                                                                           improve their alignment, flexibility, and poise. The book is supported
helpful hints and reminders. Topics such as intervals, rhythm, chord
                                                                           by a range of online videos demonstrating key exercises described
progressions and key signatures are then put it into practice through
                                                                           throughout the book.
sight-singing, ear-training exercises and song analysis from the
musical theatre repertoire. This book is ideal for anyone lacking          UK January 2020 • US January 2020 • 176 pages
formal musical training in their voice lessons, performance classes and    PB 9781350052956 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781350052949 • £65.00 / $90.00
professional lives.                                                        Individual eBook 9781350052963
                                                                           Library eBook 9781350052932
                                                                           Series: Acting Essentials • Methuen Drama
UK January 2020 • US January 2020 • 304 pages
PB 9781350001756 • £24.99 / $33.95 • HB 9781350001794 • £75.00 / $102.00
Individual eBook 9781350001770
Library eBook 9781350001763
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World English

                      Questors, Jesters and                                                     Live Art in the UK
                      Renegades                                                                 Contemporary Performances of Precarity
                      The Story of Britain's Amateur Theatre                                    Edited by Maria Chatzichristodoulou, University
                      Michael Coveney                                                           of Hull, UK
                                                                                               Since entering the performance lexicon in the
                   The first account of its kind, this book by theatre
                                                                                               1970s, the term Live Art has been used to describe
                   critic Michael Coveney looks at the rich history of
                                                                                               a diverse but interrelated array of performance
                   amateur theatre in the UK. He explores the major
                                                                                               practices and approaches.This volume offers a
companies and venues that developed in this time, including The
                                                                           contextual and critical introduction to the scene of contemporary
Little Theatre in Bolton, Ian McKellen's first theatre; Lincolnshire's
                                                                           Live Art in Britain. Focusing on the key artists, companies and
Broadbent Theatre, started by Jim Broadbent's father and other
                                                                           organisations with a prolific body of work and which have been vital
conscientious objectors at the end of World War II; and Crayford's
                                                                           to the development of contemporary practice, this edited volume
Geoffrey Whitworth Theatre, where the careers of Michael Gambon
                                                                           maps the landscape, illuminating the origins, concerns and aesthetics
and Diana Quick were launched. We see amateur theatre as the
                                                                           of Live Art in the UK today.
bedrock of our national theatre and a fascinating barometer of our
times.
                                                                           UK February 2020 • US February 2020 • 264 pages • 19 bw illus
                                                                           PB 9781474257718 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781474257701 • £65.00 / $88.00
UK March 2020 • US March 2020 • 272 pages • 20 bw illus                    Individual eBook 9781474257725
HB 9781350128378 • £25.00 / $35.00                                         Library eBook 9781474257732
Individual eBook 9781350128408                                             Methuen Drama
Library eBook 9781350128361
Methuen Drama

Rethinking the Actor's Body                                                                     Screen Acting Skills
Dialogues with Neuroscience                                                                     A Practical Handbook for Students and
Dick McCaw, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK                                            Tutors
How do actors embody character? How do they use their bodies                                    Roger Wooster, Independent Scholar, UK & Paul
as instruments of expression? Rethinking the Actor's Body offers                                Conway, Independent Scholar, UK
an accessible introduction to the fields of neurophysiology and                               Screen Acting Skills is a handbook of practical
embodied knowledge through a detailed examination of what an                                  screen acting exercises aimed at those working with
actor does with their body. Built on almost a decade of conversations                         training actors, as well as students seeking clear,
and public seminars in partnership with John Rothwell (Professor           practical exercises to aid them in their study. The book addresses
of Neurophysiology at University College London, UK), this book            the fact that many screen actors beginning their careers lack the
overlaps in research and practice in the fields of actor training,         necessary pre-shoot preparation and knowledge of studio protocols
embodied knowledge and neurophysiology.                                    that are required of them, and offers practical, focussed exercises that
                                                                           can be explored in low-tech workshop situations.
UK April 2020 • US April 2020 • 272 pages
PB 9781350046474 • £22.99 / $31.95 • HB 9781350046467 • £70.00 / $94.00
Individual eBook 9781350046481                                             UK January 2020 • US January 2020 • 240 pages • 12 bw illus
Library eBook 9781350046450                                                PB 9781350093034 • £18.99 / $25.95 • HB 9781350093041 • £60.00 / $82.00
Methuen Drama                                                              Individual eBook 9781350093065
                                                                           Library eBook 9781350093058
                                                                           Methuen Drama

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                                                                          Performer Training Reconfigured                                            Exploring Television Acting
                                                                          Post-Psychophysical Perspectives for the                                   Edited by Tom Cantrell, University of
                                                                          Twenty-First Century                                                       Westminster, UK & Christopher Hogg, Sheffield
                                                                                                                                                     Hallam University, UK
                                                                          Frank Camilleri, University of Malta, Malta
                                                                                                                                                 This is the first book to bring together scholarly and
                                                                      Performer Training Reconfigured rethinks                                   practitioner perspectives on acting for television.
                                                                      the phenomenon of training for theatre and                                 In 15 new essays by internationally distinguished
                                                                      performance in the light of 21st-century                                   researchers and actor-trainers, and the most exciting
                                                                      developments, technologies and conditions.               early-career scholars, this collection analyses the acting processes
                                                    Stemming from the author's extensive practice and incorporating            and resulting performances of some of the most acclaimed television
                                                    a review of current practices and theories, it advances different          actors such as Hugh Bonneville, Viola Davis, Philip Glenister, Hugh
                                                    perspectives on how material circumstances shape and affect                Laurie, Maxine Peake and Jason Watkin.
                                                    processes of training, devising, rehearsing and performing. Frank
                                                    Camilleri puts forward the 'post-psychophysical' as a more extended        UK November 2019 • US November 2019 • 208 pages
                                                    form of psychophysical discursivity and practices that emerged and         PB 9781350139190 • £28.99 / $39.95
                                                    dominated in the 20th century. It offers invaluable introductions to a     Previously published in HB 9781474248587
                                                                                                                               Individual eBook 9781474248570
                                                    wide range of theories that can be applied to other areas of theatre,      Library eBook 9781474248594
                                                    dance and performance.                                                     Methuen Drama

                                                    UK February 2020 • US February 2020 • 288 pages
                                                    PB 9781350149229 • £23.99 / $32.95
                                                    Previously published in HB 9781350060180
                                                    Individual eBook 9781350060197
                                                    Library eBook 9781350060210
                                                    Series: Performance Books • Methuen Drama

                                                                          Applied Theatre: Women and                                                 Alternative Comedy
                                                                          the Criminal Justice System                                                1979 and the Reinvention of British
                                                                          Caoimhe McAvinchey, Queen Mary University                                  Stand-Up
                                                                          London, UK                                                                 Oliver Double, University of Kent, UK
                                                                       This book provides the first sustained critical                            This book draws on a wealth of archive material
                                                                       enquiry into applied theatre practice with women                           – including unpublished recordings of early
                                                                       affected by the criminal justice system. Drawing                           performances – and new interviews with key figures
                                                                       on a range of international case studies, interviews                       such as Alexei Sayle, Andy de la Tour and Jim
                                                    with practitioners and participants and original documentation from        Barclay, to provide a detailed history of the alternative comedy scene
                                                    applied theatre projects, the book articulates new understanding           in Britain since the late 1970s, and an examination of the distinctive
                                                    about the cultural representations of women who offend, how                modes of performance style which developed. It traces the influence
                                                    government policy inscribes social, economic and political values          of American stand-ups and the significance of the opening of the
                                                    upon these bodies and how applied theatre practice negotiates ideas        Comedy Store in 1979, but it also looks at smaller venues and less
                                                    of identity, agency, authority and representation.                         celebrated acts before assessing alternative comedy’s legacy today.

                                                    UK February 2020 • US February 2020 • 288 pages                            UK April 2020 • US April 2020 • 256 pages • 6 bw illus
                                                    HB 9781474262552 • £75.00 / $102.00                                        HB 9781350052802 • £75.00 / $102.00
                                                    Individual eBook 9781474262569                                             Individual eBook 9781350052819
                                                    Library eBook 9781474262576                                                Library eBook 9781350052826
                                                    Series: Applied Theatre • Methuen Drama                                    Series: Cultural Histories of Theatre and Performance • Methuen Drama

                                                                          The Choreopolitics of Alain                                                Performance, Medicine and the
                                                                          Platel's les ballets C de la B                                             Human
                                                                          Emotions, Gestures, Politics                                               Alex Mermikides, Guildhall School of Music &
                                                                                                                                                     Drama, London, UK
                                                                   Edited by Christel Stalpaert, Ghent University,
                                                                   Belgium, Guy Cools, Dance Dramaturg and                                       This book explores parallels between two ancient
                                                                   Affiliated Researcher, Research Centre S:PAM                                  human practices: performance on the one hand,
                                                                   (Studies in Performing Arts & Media), Ghent                                   and medicine on the other. Its rationale is that
                                                                   University, Belgium & Hildegard De Vuyst,                                     performance and medicine share a number of
                                                    Dramaturg Les Ballets C de la B, Belgium                                   concerns including questions of corporeality, subjectivity, identity and
                                                                                                                               embodiment; and both individual and social responses to health,
                                                    Les Ballets C de la B was founded by Alain Platel in 1984 and has
                                                                                                                               illness and the advances of biomedical knowledge and technologies.
                                                    gone on to enjoy great success internationally. Platel’s motto, ‘This
                                                                                                                               Above all, though, performance and medicine share an engagement
                                                    dance is for the world and the world is for everyone', reveals a
                                                                                                                               with the human, at a time when the ‘concept of the human’ is
                                                    deep social and political commitment. Through the three topics of
                                                                                                                               ‘exploded’ (Braidotti, 2013).The study is illustrated with first-hand
                                                    emotions, gestures and politics, contributors in this volume for the
                                                                                                                               accounts of hospital wards, operating theatre, laboratories, rehearsal
                                                    first time unravel the choreopolitics of Platel’s Les Ballets C de la B.
                                                                                                                               rooms, theatre auditoria and stages.
                                                    UK February 2020 • US February 2020 • 288 pages • 34 bw illus
                                                                                                                               UK February 2020 • US February 2020 • 224 pages
                                                    HB 9781350080010 • £85.00 / $114.00
                                                                                                                               HB 9781350022157 • £75.00 / $100.00
                                                    Individual eBook 9781350080027
                                                                                                                               Individual eBook 9781350022164
                                                    Library eBook 9781350080034
                                                                                                                               Library eBook 9781350022171
                                                    Series: Dance in Dialogue • Methuen Drama
                                                                                                                               Series: Performance and Science: Interdisciplinary Dialogues • Methuen Drama

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                      Critical Companion to Native                                                The Drama and Theatre of Sarah
                      American and First Nations                                                  Ruhl
                      Theatre and Performance                                                     Amy Muse, University of St. Thomas in St. Paul,
                                                                                                  Minnesota, USA
                      Indigenous Spaces
                                                                                              This study provides a clear and accessible analysis
                Jaye T. Darby, University of California, Los                                  of Sarah Ruhl's oeuvre, giving readers an experience
                Angeles, USA, Courtney Elkin Mohler, Jordan                                   of her plays, not just an explanation of them.
                College of the Arts at Butler University in                                   Through a finely-grained, dimensional account of
Indianapolis, USA & Christy Stanlake, United States Naval                   each play, readers are immersed in Ruhl’s unique idiom; in themes
Academy, USA                                                                of love and death, mourning and loss, intimacy and faith, and in
The first major survey book to introduce Native artists, plays and          inventive stagecraft to articulate consciousness onstage. Enriched
theatres within their cultural, aesthetic, spiritual, and socio-political   by engaging essays by three scholars, a roundtable discussion with
contexts. Spanning the 1920s to the present, it then provides an            female directors of her generation, this is a companionable guide for
overview of Native plays and theatre artists from across the century.       students of American literature and theatre studies.
Finally, it points forward to the ways in which Native American and First
Nations theatre artists are continuing to create works that advocate for    UK January 2020 • US January 2020 • 232 pages
                                                                            PB 9781350147539 • £28.99 / $39.95
human rights through transformative Native performance practices.
                                                                            Previously published in HB 9781350007819
                                                                            Individual eBook 9781350007826
UK February 2020 • US February 2020 • 288 pages • 13 bw illus               Library eBook 9781350007802
PB 9781350035416 • £22.99 / $30.95 • HB 9781350035058 • £70.00 / $95.00     Series: Critical Companions • Methuen Drama
Individual eBook 9781350035065
Library eBook 9781350035072
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                                                                                                  George Farquhar
                      The Theatre of Christopher                                                  A Migrant Life Reversed
                      Durang                                                                      David Roberts, Birmingham City University, UK
                      Miriam Chirico, Eastern Connecticut State                               "This captivating biography, full of previously
                      University, USA                                                         undiscovered material, tells the story of
                  The Theatre of Christopher Durang documents and                             Restoration playwright George Farquhar
                  analyses the major plays and productions of one of                          (1677–1707) in reverse: from his death in
                  America’s significant contemporary playwrights who                          poverty, through the success of The Beaux
                  has contributed much to the American stage by his         Stratagem and A Recruiting Officer, and ending with his birth in
provocative works. It covers both his full-length and one-act plays,        Londonderry. Essential reading not only for those interested in
from his early success of Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All For You      Farquhar or 18th-century theatre, but also in the literature of the
(1974) to his most recent Tony-Award winning play, Vanya and Sonia          dispossessed, it is the first study to combine elegant readings of
and Masha and Spike (2012). This book, the first to provide an in-          Farquhar’s plays with migrancy criticism. Farquhar, it shows, was
depth analysis of his plays, examines Durang’s use of specific comedic      more modern than any other writer of the period." Tiffany Stern,
genres as the means to explore American social malaise.                     The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, UK

UK May 2020 • US May 2020 • 288 pages • 5 bw illus                          UK January 2020 • US January 2020 • 240 pages • 1 bw illus
HB 9781474288927 • £75.00 / $100.00                                         PB 9781350147478 • £28.99 / $39.95
Individual eBook 9781474288934                                              Previously published in HB 9781350057067
Library eBook 9781474288910                                                 Individual eBook 9781350057074
Series: Critical Companions • Methuen Drama                                 Library eBook 9781350057081
                                                                            Series: Cultural Histories of Theatre and Performance • Methuen Drama

Methuen Drama Engage
Series Editors: Enoch Brater, University of Michigan, USA and Mark
                                                                                                  Fiery Temporalities in Theatre
Taylor-Batty, University of Leeds, UK

                      Performing the Unstageable                                                  and Performance
                      Success, Imagination, Failure                                               The Initiation of History
                      Karen Quigley, University of York, UK                                       Maurya Wickstrom, City University of New York,
                                                                                                  USA
                    From the gouging out of eyes in Shakespeare’s
                    King Lear or Sarah Kane’s Blasted to the adaptation                        "In a wonderful book that sets itself compellingly
                    of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy,                            against death, against tragedy, against the
                    theatre has long been intrigued by the staging of       closures and comforts of (theatrical) repetition, Maurya Wickstrom
                    challenging plays and impossible texts, images or       designates the theatre she loves as the source of an irruptive
ideas. Performing the Unstageable examines this phenomenon of               force of initiation. An initiation that is not against anything,
what the theatre cannot do or has not been able to do at various            that is not mere resistance, but insists instead upon being for
points in its history.                                                      something, for something before the end, for revolution, perhaps.
                                                                            Its bold claims are sustained through illuminating attention to
UK February 2020 • US February 2020 • 272 pages • 4 bw illus                the experience of a contemporary theatre that wrestles with its
HB 9781350055452 • £75.00 / $102.00                                         own contemporaneity." Nicholas Ridout, Queen Mary, University of
Individual eBook 9781350055469                                              London, UK
Library eBook 9781350055476
Series: Methuen Drama Engage • Methuen Drama
                                                                            UK December 2019 • US December 2019 • 264 pages
                                                                            PB 9781350143296 • £28.99 / $39.95
                                                                            Previously published in HB 9781474281690
                                                                            Individual eBook 9781474281706
                                                                            Library eBook 9781474281713
                                                                            Series: Methuen Drama Engage • Methuen Drama

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                                                                               Contemporary Drag Practices                                                  Drag Histories, Herstories and
                                                                               and Performers                                                               Hairstories
                                                                               Drag in a Changing Scene Volume 1                                            Drag in a Changing Scene Volume 2
                                                                               Edited by Mark Edward, Edge Hill University, UK                              Edited by Mark Edward, Edge Hill University, UK
                                                                               & Stephen Farrier, The Royal Central School of                               & Stephen Farrier, The Royal Central School of
                                                                               Speech and Drama, University of London, UK                                   Speech and Drama, University of London, UK
                                                                           An anthology of critical engagements with                                    The chapters in the book not only examine drag
                                                         contemporary drag performance from the UK, USA, France, Germany             histories, but also what drag does with history, how it enacts or tells
                                                         and Australia. Chapters range across discussions of drag kings in the       stories about remembering and the past. It features work about
                                                         US, UK, Japan and their representation on film; drag and activism; the      the USA, UK and Ireland, Japan, Australia, Brazil and Barbados,
                                                         influence of RuPaul on the generation of new forms of work in New           through contributions from an international assortment of performers,
                                                         York; trans-feminist critiques of drag; ‘bio’/faux queens; engagements      academics and writers. The book allows the reader to engage with
                                                         with race and ethnicity through drag performance; drag pedagogy;            a range of archive research including photographic explorations of
                                                         audience concerns; drag intersections with animal personas, and             ageing drag queens; ethnicity and drag; queering ballet through
                                                         how drag performance relates to personal narratives of history and          drag; the connections between drag king and queen history;
                                                         identity.                                                                   queering pantomime performance and many more besides.

                                                         UK March 2020 • US March 2020 • 240 pages • 15 bw illus                     UK June 2020 • US June 2020 • 256 pages • 15 bw illus
                                                         HB 9781350082946 • £75.00 / $100.00                                         HB 9781350104365 • £75.00 / $100.00
                                                         Individual eBook 9781350082953                                              Individual eBook 9781350104372
                                                         Library eBook 9781350082960                                                 Library eBook 9781350104389
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                                                                               Staging America                                                              The Methuen Drama
                                                                               Twenty-First-Century Dramatists                                              Handbook of Performance and
                                                                               Christopher Bigsby, University of East Anglia, UK                            Interculturalism
                                                                            A new generation of playwrights, whose careers                                  Edited by Daphne P. Lei, University of California,
                                                                            began in this century, has emerged, and done so                                 Irvine, USA & Charlotte McIvor, National
                                                                            when American theatre and society was changing.                                 University of Ireland, Galway
                                                                            Capturing the cultural shifts of 21st-century
                                                                                                                                                        This handbook provides a clear guide to research
                                                                            America, Staging America explores the lives and
                                                                                                                                                        in the hotly contested and evolving field of
                                                         works of 8 award-winning playwrights – including Ayad Akhtar,
                                                                                                                                     performance and interculturalism. It explores ground-breaking
                                                         Stephen Adly Guirgis, Young Jean Lee and Quiara Alllegría Hudes –
                                                                                                                                     new directions and critical discourse in the field of intercultural
                                                         whose backgrounds reflect the social, religious, sexual and national
                                                                                                                                     theatre and performance while surveying key debates concerning
                                                         diversity of American society. Each chapter is devoted to a single
                                                                                                                                     interculturalism as an aesthetic and ethical series of encounters in
                                                         playwright and provides an overview of their career, a description and
                                                                                                                                     theatre and performance from the 1960s onwards. The handbook’s
                                                         critical evaluation of their work, as well as a sense of their reception.
                                                                                                                                     global coverage challenges understandings of intercultural theatre
                                                                                                                                     and performance that continue to prioritise case studies emerging
                                                         UK December 2019 • US December 2019 • 272 pages
                                                         HB 9781350127548 • £85.00 / $115.00                                         primarily from the West and executed by elite artists. Featuring a
                                                         Individual eBook 9781350127555                                              series of indispensable research tools, this is the essential scholarly
                                                         Library eBook 9781350127562
                                                                                                                                     handbook to the field.
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                                                                                                                                     UK April 2020 • US April 2020 • 304 pages • 3 bw illus
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                                                                                                                                     Library eBook 9781350040489
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                                                                               The Methuen Drama Companion
                                                                               to Performance Art
                                                                               Edited by Bertie Ferdman, City University of
                                                                               New York, USA & Jovana Stokic, New York
                                                                               University, USA, and School of Visual Arts, New
                                                                               York, USA
                                                                            A comprehensive guide to the major issues and               Discover our creative online learning
                                                                            interdisciplinary debates concerning performance
                                                         in art contexts that have developed over the last decade. Following
                                                                                                                                        environments that support scholarly
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                                                         performance, chapters identify a marked change in the economies                throughout the world.
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                      A Cultural History of Theatre in                                            A Cultural History of Theatre in
                      Antiquity                                                                   the Middle Ages
                      Edited by Martin Revermann, University of                                   Edited by Jody Enders, University of California,
                      Toronto at Mississauga, Canada                                              Santa Barbara, USA
                   A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity provides                         A Cultural History of Theatre in the Middle Ages
                   a comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview                              provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary
                   of the cultural history of theatre in Graeco-Roman                          overview of the cultural history of theatre between
                   antiquity. Drawing together contributions from                              500 and 1500. Drawing together contributions
leading scholars, this volume examines the Greek and Roman cultural         from leading scholars, this volume imaginatively pieces together the
spheres in conjunction. Each chapter takes a different theme as its         puzzle of medieval theatre. Each chapter takes a different theme as
focus, including institutional frameworks; social functions; sexuality      its focus, including institutional frameworks; social functions; sexuality
and gender; the environment of theatre; circulation; interpretations;       and gender; the environment of theatre; circulation; interpretations;
communities of production; repertoire and genres; technologies of           communities of production; repertoire and genres; technologies of
performance, and knowledge transmission: media and memory.                  performance, and knowledge transmission: media and memory.

UK August 2019 • US August 2019 • 272 pages • 14 bw illus                   UK August 2019 • US August 2019 • 304 pages • 36 bw illus
HB 9781472585691 • £70.00 / $95.00                                          HB 9781472585707 • £70.00 / $95.00
Individual eBook 9781350135291                                              Individual eBook 9781350135314
Library eBook 9781350135307                                                 Library eBook 9781350135321
Series: The Cultural Histories Series • Methuen Drama                       Series: The Cultural Histories Series • Methuen Drama

                      A Cultural History of Theatre in                                            A Cultural History of Theatre in
                      the Early Modern Age                                                        the Age of Enlightenment
                      Edited by Robert Henke, Washington University,                              Edited by Mechele Leon, University of Kansas,
                      St. Louis, USA                                                              USA
                   A Cultural History of Theatre in the Early Modern                           A Cultural History of Theatre in Age of
                   Age provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary                          Enlightenment provides a comprehensive and
                   overview of the cultural history of theatre from                            interdisciplinary overview of the cultural history
                   1400 to 1650. Drawing together contributions                                of theatre in the 18th century. Drawing together
from leading scholars, the volume examines the socio-economically           contributions from leading scholars, this volume examines the
heterodox nature of theatre and performance during this period. Each        intersection of theatre and revolution during this period. Each chapter
chapter takes a different theme as its focus, including institutional       takes a different theme as its focus, including institutional frameworks;
frameworks; social functions; sexuality and gender; the environment         social functions; sexuality and gender; the environment of theatre;
of theatre; circulation; interpretations; communities of production;        circulation; interpretations; communities of production; repertoire and
repertoire and genres; technologies of performance, and knowledge           genres; technologies of performance, and knowledge transmission:
transmission: media and memory.                                             media and memory.

UK August 2019 • US August 2019 • 280 pages • 48 bw illus                   UK August 2019 • US August 2019 • 288 pages • 45 bw illus
HB 9781472585745 • £70.00 / $95.00                                          HB 9781472585752 • £70.00 / $95.00
Individual eBook 9781350135376                                              Individual eBook 9781350135444
Library eBook 9781350135383                                                 Library eBook 9781350135451
Series: The Cultural Histories Series • Methuen Drama                       Series: The Cultural Histories Series • Methuen Drama

                      A Cultural History of Theatre in                                            A Cultural History of Theatre in
                      the Age of Empire                                                           the Modern Age
                      Edited by Peter W. Marx, University of Cologne,                             Edited by Kim Solga, Western University, Canada
                      Germany                                                                  A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age
                   A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire                          provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary
                   provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary                              overview of the cultural history of theatre from
                   overview of the cultural history of theatre from                            1920 to 2000. Drawing together contributions
                   1800-1920. Drawing together contributions from                              from leading scholars, this volume examines the
leading scholars, this volume examines the development of both              various possibilities of meaning of the term 'modern' and the identity
empire and nation in relation to the world of theatre. Each chapter         of modernist theatre. Each chapter takes a different theme as its
takes a different theme as its focus, including institutional frameworks;   focus, including institutional frameworks; social functions; sexuality
social functions; sexuality and gender; the environment of theatre;         and gender; the environment of theatre; circulation; interpretations;
circulation; interpretations; communities of production; repertoire and     communities of production; repertoire and genres; technologies of
genres; technologies of performance, and knowledge transmission:            performance, and knowledge transmission: media and memory.
media and memory.
                                                                            UK August 2019 • US August 2019 • 296 pages • 40 bw illus
UK August 2019 • US August 2019 • 320 pages • 51 bw illus                   HB 9781472585837 • £70.00 / $95.00
HB 9781472585769 • £70.00 / $95.00                                          Individual eBook 9781350135482
Individual eBook 9781350135468                                              Library eBook 9781350135499
Library eBook 9781350135475                                                 Series: The Cultural Histories Series • Methuen Drama
Series: The Cultural Histories Series • Methuen Drama

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