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  • Books Received

Theatre Journal publishes primarily reviews of scholarly works of theatre criticism, history, and theory. Its companion publication, Theatre Topics, publishes primarily reviews of works relevant to theatre pedagogy and praxis. All books received are listed here as a courtesy to publishers. Listing does not preclude subsequent review. Interested reviewers for Theatre Journal should send a resume and a letter indicating areas of expertise to the Book Review Editor, Bradley Rogers, Box 90680, 402 Chapel Drive, 109 Page Auditorium, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, or via e-mail: Interested reviewers for Theatre Topics should send a resume and a letter indicating areas of expertise to the Book Review Editor, Megan Sanborn Jones, Associate Professor of Theatre & Media Arts, Brigham Young University, D-581 Harris Fine Arts Center (HFAC), Provo, UT 84602, or via e-mail: Titles preceded by “*” have been assigned to reviewers for Theatre Journal; titles preceded by “†” have been assigned to reviewers for Theatre Topics.


Aebischer, Pascale, Susanne Greenhalgh and Laurie E. Osborne, eds. Shakespeare and the ‘Live’ Theatre Broadcast Experience. London: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2018; pp. 244.
Ainsworth, Adam, Oliver Double, and Louise Peacock, eds. Popular Performance. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017; pp. 304.
Allmer, Patricia, and John Sears, eds. 4 Saints in 3 Acts: A Snapshot of the American Avant-Garde in the 1930s. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017; pp. 192.
*Anan, Nobuko. Contemporary Japanese Women’s Theatre and Visual Arts: Performing Girls’ Aesthetics. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016; pp. 230.
Angelaki, Vicky. Social and Political Theatre in 21st-Century Britain: Staging Crisis. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017; pp. 280.
Anwar, Nadia. Dynamics of Distancing in Nigerian Drama: A Functional Approach to Metatheatre. Stuttgart: Ibidem Press, 2016; pp. 370.
Arjomand, Minou. Staged: Show Trials, Political Theater, and the Aesthetics of Judgement. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018; pp. 248.
Aronson, Arnold. The History and Theory of Environmental Scenography. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018; pp. 272.
Balcerzak, Scott. Beyond Method: Stella Adler and the Male Actor. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2018; pp. 282.
Barnett, Dennis, ed. DAH Theatre: A Sourcebook. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2016; pp. 232.
Baxter, Veronica, and Katharine E. Low. Applied Theatre: Performing Health and Wellbeing. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017; pp. 344.
Beaurepaire, Pierre-Yves, Phillippe Bourdin, and Charlotta Wolff, eds. Moving Scenes: The Circulation of Music and Theatre in Europe, 1700–1815. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2018; pp. 392.
Belliveau, George, and Graham W. Lea, eds. Research-based Theatre: An Artistic Methodology. Bristol, UK: Intellect, 2016; pp. 218.
Beushausen, Katrin. Theatre and the English Public from Reformation to Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018; pp. 314.
†Blair, Rhonda, and Amy Cook, eds. Theatre, Performance and Cognition: Languages, Bodies and Ecologies. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016; pp. 256.
Bloom, Davida. Rape, Rage and Feminism in Contemporary American Drama. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2016; pp. 202.
Boenisch, Peter M. Directing Scenes and Senses: The Thinking of Regie. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017; pp. 324.
Born, Georgina, Eric Lewis, and Will Straw, eds. Improvisation and Social Aesthetics. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017; pp. 354.
Brietzke, Zander. Action and Consequence in Ibsen, Chekhov, and Strindberg. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017; pp. 212.
Browditch, Rachel, and Peggie Vissicaro, eds. Performing Utopia. London: Seagull Books, 2018; pp. 334.
Bryer, Jackson R., Judith P. Hallett, and Edyta K. Oczkowicz, eds. Thornton Wilder in Collaboration: Collected Essays on His Drama and Fiction. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018; pp. 366.
Bryzgel, Amy. Performance Art in Eastern Europe since 1960. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017; pp. 384.
Buckner, Jocelyn L., ed. A Critical Companion to Lynn Nottage. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2016; pp. 110.
Bull, John. British Theatre Companies, 1965–1979. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017; pp. 336.
Bulman, James C., ed. The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Performance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017; pp. 706.
Burden, Michael, Wendy Heller, Jonathan Hicks, and Ellen Lockhart, eds. Staging History, 1780–1840. Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2016; pp. 224.
Burkman, Katherine H. The Drama of the Double: Permeable Boundaries. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016; pp. 182.
Cairns, Douglas. Sophocles: Antigone. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016; pp. 160.
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