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  • Books Received

Theatre Journal publishes primarily reviews of scholarly works of theatre criticism, history, and theory. All books received are listed here as a courtesy to publishers. Listing does not preclude subsequent review. Interested reviewers should send a resume and a letter indicating areas of expertise to the Book Review Editor, Melissa Gibson, at California State University, Fresno, Department of Theatre Arts, 5201 North Maple Avenue, Fresno, CA 93740-8027, or via electronic Titles preceded by an “*” have been assigned to reviewers. Titles preceded by a “**” are reviewed in this issue.

Autobiography and Biography

Jackson, Shirley Gordon. A Place to Be Someone: Growing Up with Charles Gordone. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2008; pp. 245.

Bibliography and Reference

Hischak, Thomas S. Broadway Plays and Musicals: Description and Essential Facts of More Than 14,000 Shows through 2007. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2007; pp. 636.
Kabatchnik, Amnon. Blood on the Stage: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2008; pp. 416.
Kabatchnik, Amnon. Sherlock Holmes on the Stage: A Chronological Encyclopedia of Plays Featuring the Great Detective. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2008; pp. 196.

Criticism, History, and Theory

Amin, Dina A. Alfred Farag and Egyptian Theater: The Poetics of Disguise, with Four Short Plays and a Monologue. Middle East Literature in Translation Series. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2008; pp. 321.
Anderson, Patrick, and Jisha Menon, eds. Violence Performed: Local Roots and Global Routes of Conflict. Studies in International Performance Series. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009; pp. 391.
Andrews, Richard, ed. and trans. The Commedia dell’Arte of Flaminio Scala: A Translation and Analysis of 30 Scenarios. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2008; pp. 341.
**Anthony, M. Susan. Gothic Plays and American Society, 1794–1830. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008; pp. 195.
*Auslander, Philip. Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture, 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2008; pp. 208.
Balme, Christopher B. The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Studies. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008; pp. 231.
*Barranger, Milly S. Unfriendly Witnesses: Gender, Theater, and Film in the McCarthy Era. Theater in the Americas Series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2008; pp. 197.
Bartels, Emily C. Speaking of the Moor: From Alcazar to Othello. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008; pp. 252.
*Beam, Sara. Laughing Matters: Farce and the Making of Absolutism in France. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2007; pp. 268.
Belkin, Ahuva, ed. Jewish Theatre: Tradition in Transition and Intercultural Vistas. Tel Aviv: Assaph Books, 2008; pp. 248.
*Bell, John. American Puppet Modernism: Essays on the Material World in Performance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008; pp. 280.
**Ben-Zvi, Linda, and Tracy C. Davis, eds. Considering Calamity: Methods for Performance Research. Tel Aviv: Assaph Books, 2007; pp. 222.
Ben-Zvi, Linda, and Angela Moorjani, eds. Beckett at 100: Revolving It All. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008; pp. 334.
*Bevington, David. Shakespeare’s Ideas: More Things in Heaven and Earth. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008; pp. 234.
Bhatia, Nandi, ed. Modern Indian Theatre: A Reader. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008; pp. 487.
Blumenfeld, Samuel L. The Marlowe–Shakespeare Connection: A New Study of the Authorship Question. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008; pp. 360.
Bollen, Jonathan, Adrian Kiernander, and Bruce Parr. Men at Play: Masculinities in Australian Theatre since the 1950s. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2008; pp. 213.
**Bottoms, Stephen, and Matthew Goulish, eds. Small Acts of Repair. New York: Routledge, 2007; pp. 242.
Brewer, Mary F., ed. Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009; pp. 269.
Brown, Jayna. Babylon Girls: Black Women Performers and the Shaping of the Modern. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008; pp. 339.
*Bulman, James C. Shakespeare Re-Dressed: Cross-Gender Casting in Contemporary Performance. Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 2008; pp. 255.
Carson, Jo. Spider Speculations: A Physics and Biophysics of Storytelling. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 2008; pp. 221.
*Case, Sue-Ellen. Feminist and Queer Performance: Critical Strategies. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009; pp. 198.
Case, Sue-Ellen. Performing Science and the Virtual. New York: Routledge, 2007; pp. 246. [End Page 512]
Chatterjee, Sudipto. The Colonial Staged: Theatre in Colonial Calcutta. London: Seagull Books, 2007; pp. 318.
Clemons, Leigh. Branding Texas: Performing Culture in the Lone Star State. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008; pp...


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