Theatre History Studies — Books Available for Review

Theatre History Studies

Books Received for Review

Below is a list of titles received by Theatre History Studies; this list is posted on 03/11/13, and it will be updated periodically, as new titles arrive.  Book Review inquiries should be directed to Robert Shimko, Book Review Editor:


Robert Shimko
Book Review Editor
University of Houston
School of Theatre & Dance
133 CWM
Houston, TX 77204

An asterisk (*) indicates a title already commissioned for review

Ammen, Sharon. May Irwin: Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017.

Anwar, Nadia. Dynamics of Distancing in Nigerian Drama: A Functional Approach to Metatheatre. Stuttgart: ibidem Press, 2016.

Barnett, David. A History of the Berliner Ensemble. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Barnett, Dennis, ed. Dah Theatre: A Sourcebook. Boulder: Lexington Books, 2016.

Bianchini, Natka. Samuel Beckett’s Theatre in America: The Legacy of Alan Schneider as Beckett’s American Director. New York: Palgrave, 2015.

Black, Cheryl, and Jonathan Shandell, eds. Experiments in Democracy: interracial and Cross-Cultural Exchange in American Theatre, 1912-1945. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2016.

Burden, Micahel, Wendy Heller, Jonathan Hicks, and Ellen Lockhart, eds. Staging History: 1780-1840. Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2016.

Cardullo, R.J. Dramatic Analysis: A Reader on Western Drama. Boca Raton: Brown Walker Press, 2016.

Carlyon, David. The Education of a Circus Clown. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Coffey, Fiona Coleman. Political Acts: Women in Northern Irish Theatre, 1921-2012. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2016.

Curtright, Travis. Shakespeare’s Dramatic Persons. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2017.

Dail, Chrystyna. Stage for Action: U.S. Social Activist Theatre in the 1940s. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2016.

Davis, Carol Bunch. Prefiguring Postblackness: Cultural Memory, Drama, and the African American Freedom Struggle of the 1960s. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2015.

Dugas, Don-Jon. Shakespeare for Everyman: Ben Greet in Early Twentieth-Century America. London: Society for Theatre Research, 2016.

Freeman, Lisa A. Antitheatricality and the Body Public. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.

Ibell, Paul. Tennessee Williams. London: Reaktion Books, 2016.

Isaka, Maki. Onnagata: A Labyrinth of Gendering in Kabuki Theater. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016.

Kim, Ju Yon. The Racial Mundane: Asian American Performance and the Embodied Everyday. New York: NYU Press, 2015.

Lake, Peter. How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage: Power and Succession in the History Plays. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.

Lindfors, Bernth. Ira Aldridge: The Last Years, 1855-1867. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2015.

Mazer, Carey M. Double Shakespeares: Emotional-Realist Acting and Contemporary Performance. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2015.

Nicholson, Steve. The Censorship of British Drama 1900-1968, Volume Four: The Sixties. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2015.

Paul, William. When Movies Were Theatre: Architecture, Exhibition, and the Evolution of American Film. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.

Rao, Nancy Yunhwa. Chinatown Opera Theatre in North America. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017.

Salz, Jonah, ed. A History of Japanese Theatre. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Schoch, Richard. Writing the History of the British Stage, 1660-1900. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Shimazaki, Satoko. Edo Kabuki in Transition: From the Worlds of the Samurai to the Vengeful Female Ghost. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.

Sweet, Jeffrey. What Playwrights Talk About When They Talk About Writing. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017.

Warren, Robin O. Women on Southern Stages, 1800-1865: Performance, Gender and Identity in a Golden Age of American Theatre. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2016.

Williams, Simon, ed. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.