Theatre Notebook

Articles from Vol. 69, No. 2, June

A Culture of Development: The Royal Court and the Young Writers' Programme
Catherine Love is an AHRC-funded PhD candidate at Royal Holloway, University of London, where her research investigates the relationship between text and performance in contemporary British theatre. She has presented papers at the University of Reading,...
A Tale of Three Designers: The Mystery of Design Attribution in Belaso and Long's the Darling of the Gods Staged at His Majesty's Theatre, London, in 1903
Lydia Edwards was educated at the Universities of Kent and Bristol and is a lecturer at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. She is a fashion and art historian with a keen interest in the design and costume of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century...
G. Laurence Harbottle 1924-2015
Dapper is not a word you hear often nowadays, but it is somehow fitting for Laurence Harbottle, who was always immaculately dressed: a lawyer, yes, but very much the theatrical image of a lawyer, as is appropriate. For nearly forty years he occupied...
Keith Johnstone: A Critical Biography
Keith Johnstone: A Critical Biography Theresa Robbins Dudeck Bloomsbury Methuen, 2013 14.99 [pounds sterling], pb. ix +218 pp. ISBN 9781408183274 The Impro System, based on Keith Johnstone's "simple and, at the same time, profound theories...
Singing Simpkin and Other Bawdy Jigs: Musical Comedy on the Shakespearean Stage, Scripts, Music and Context
Singing Simpkin and Other Bawdy Jigs: Musical Comedy on the Shakespearean Stage, Scripts, Music and Context Roger Clegg and Lucie Skeaping (eds.) University of Exeter Press, 2014 30 [pounds sterling], pb., 352 pp., 14 b/w ill. ISBN 9780859898782...
Stephen Joseph: Theatre Pioneer and Provocateur
Stephen Joseph: Theatre Pioneer and Provocateur Paul Elsam Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013 65 [pounds sterling], hb., 224pp., 6 b/w ill. ISBN 9781408185674 The legacy of Stephen Joseph is remarkable since his career (including four years...
The Collected Letters of Ellen Terry, Volume Six, 1914-1928
The Collected Letters of Ellen Terry, Volume Six, 1914-1928 Katharine Cockin (ed) Pickering and Chatto, 2015 100 [pounds sterling]/$180, hb., xxxvi + 215pp. 5 b/w ill. ISBN 9781408185674 "How horribly short Life is! one seems to have...
The Haymarket Theatre and Literary Property: Constructing Common Law Playright, 1770-1833
Oliver Gerland is Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research is centered at the intersection of theatre and intellectual property, investigating this question: "Who holds which exclusive rights in the elements...
The Queen's Dumbshows: John Lydgate and the Making of Early Theatre
The Queen's Dumbshows: John Lydgate and the Making of Early Theatre Claire Sponsler University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014 42.50 [pounds sterling], hb. 308 pp., 7 b/w ill. ISBN 9780812245950 Ebook ISBN 9780812209471 As Sponsler points...
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