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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 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 mail: Titles preceded by an “*” have been assigned to reviewers. Titles preceded by a “**” are reviewed in this issue.

Autobiography and Biography

Bigsby, Christopher. Arthur Miller: 1915–1962. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009; pp. 739.
Efros, Anatoly. James Thomas, trans. Beyond Rehearsal: Reflections on Interpretation and Practice, Continued. New York: Peter Lang, 2009; pp. 306.
Jackson, Shirley Gordon. A Place to Be Someone: Growing Up with Charles Gordone. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2008; pp. 245.
Smith, Geddeth. Walter Hampden: Dean of the American Theatre. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2008; pp. 430.

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 & Company, 2007; pp. 636.
Podewell, Buzz. Shakespeare’s Watch: A Guide to Time and Location in the Plays. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2009; pp. 970.

Criticism, History, and Theory

Afari, Kamran. Performance and Activism: Grassroots Discrouse after the Los Angeles Rebellion of 1992. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009; pp. 249.
*Allain, Paul, ed. Grotowski’s Empty Room. London: Seagull Books, 2009; pp. 233.
American Theatre, eds. The American Theatre Reader. New York: Theatre Communications, 2009; pp. 615.
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 Press, 2008; pp. 341.
Balme, Christopher B. The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Studies. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008; pp. 231.
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 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.
Bixler, Jaqueline, and Lauretz Seda, eds. Trans/Acting: Latin American and Latino Performing Arts. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2009; pp. 266.
Bleeker, Maaike. Visuality in the Theatre: The Locus of Looking. Performance Interventions Series. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008; pp. 228.
Brewer, Mary F., ed. Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009; pp. 269.
Brustein, Robert. The Tainted Muse: Prejudice and Presumption in Shakespeare and His Time. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009; pp. 280.
**Bulman, James C. Shakespeare Re-Dressed: Cross- Gender Casting in Contemporary Performance. Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 2008; pp. 255.
*Carlson, Marvin. Theatre Is More Beautiful Than War: German Stage Directing in the Late Twentieth Century. Studies in Theatre History and Culture. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2009; pp. 224.
**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.
**Conner, Lynne. Pittsburgh in Stages: Two Hundred Years of Theatre. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007; pp. 278.
*Coppa, Francesca, Lawrence Hass, and James Peck, eds. Performing Magic on the Western Stage: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present. Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History Series. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008; pp. 240. [End Page 142]
*Corbett, Tony. The Laity, the Church and the Mystery Plays: A Drama of Belonging. Dublin: Four Courts...


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