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

Bank, Rosemarie K. and Michal Kobialka, eds. Theatre/Performance Historiography: Time, Space, Matter. New York: Palgrave, 2015.

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

*Berger, Thomas L., and Sonia Massai, eds. Paratexts in English Printed Drama to 1642. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

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

*Bryer, Jackson R. and Robert M. Dowling, eds. Eugene O’Neill: The Contemporary Reviews. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Bryer, Jackson R. and Mary C. Hartig, eds. William Inge: Essays and Reminiscences on the Plays and the Man. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2014.

Camp, Pannill. The First Frame: Theatre Space in Enlightenment France. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Crombez, Thomas, and Luk Van den Dries, eds. Mass Theatre in Interwar Europe: Flanders and the Netherlands in an International Perspective. Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press, 2014.

Dillon, Elizabeth Maddock. New World Drama: The Performative Commons in the Atlantic World, 1649-1849. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014.

*Dowling, Robert M. Eugene O’Neill: A Life in Four Acts. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014.

Erdman, Harley and Susan Paun de García, eds. Remaking the Comedia: Spanish Classical Theatre in Adaptation. Cornwall, UK: Tamesis, 2015.

Farabee, Darlene, Mark Netzloff, and Bradley D. Ryner, eds. Early Modern Drama in Performance: Essays in Honor of Lois Potter. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2015.

*Faroqhi, Suraiya and Arzu Öztürkmen, eds. Celebration, Entertainment and Theatre in the Ottoman World. New York: Seagull Books, 2014.

Hagher, Iyorwuese. The Kwagh-hir Theater: A Weapon for Social Action. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2014.

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

Lee, Rachel C. The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America: Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies. New York: New York University Press, 2014.

Leiter, Samuel L. Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre, Second Edition. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

Lim, Eng-Beng. Brown Boys and Rice Queens: Spellbinding Performance in the Asias. New York: New York University Press, 2014.

*Magelssen, Scott. Simming: Participatory Performance and the Making of Meaning. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2014.

Malia, Scott. Giorgio Strehler Directs Carlo Goldini. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014.

Osborne, Elizabeth A. and Christine Woodworth, eds. Working in the Wings: New Perspectives on Theatre History and Labor. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2015.

Peschel, Lisa, ed. Performing Captivity, Performing Escape: Cabarets and Plays from the Terezin/Theresienstadt Ghetto. London: Seagull Books, 2014.

*Prentiss, Craig R. Staging Faith: Religion and African American Theatre from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II. New York: New York University Press, 2014.

Prizant, Yael. Cuba Inside Out: Revolutionary and Contemporary Theatre. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2014.

Robalino, Gladys, ed. Female Amerindians in Early Modern Spanish Theatre. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

Schmitt, Natalie Crohn. Befriending the Commedia dell’ Arte of Flaminio Scala: The Comic Scenarios. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

*Schreyer, Kurt A. Shakespeare’s Medieval Craft: Remnants of the Mysteries on the London Stage. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014.

*Senelick, Laurence and Sergei Ostrovsky, eds. The Soviet Theatre: A Documentary History. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014.

Simon, Linda. The Greatest Shows on Earth: A History of the Circus. London: Reaktion, 2014.

Weintraub, Stanley. Bernard Shaw Before His First Play: The Embryo Playwright. Saline, MI: ELT Press, 2015.

Westgate, J. Chris. Staging the Slums, Slumming the Stage: Class Poverty, Ethnicity, and Sexuality in American Theatre, 1890-1916. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

White, Ann Folino. Plowed Under: Food Policy Protests and Performance in New Deal America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015.

White, Timothy R. Blue Collar Broadway: The Craft and Industry of American Theatre. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015.

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

*Wills, Garry. Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theatre in Shakespeare’s Time. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014.