Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ – February 2018

This February, our Editorial Advisory Board member Professor Giovanna Summerfield has chosen her ‘Recommended Read’: one of our best-selling titles, noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. Giovanna, a Professor in Italian and French, currently serves as the Associate Dean for Educational Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University, USA. … Continue reading Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ – February 2018

Rewriting Shakespeare’s Plays For and By the Contemporary Stage

The central concern of Michael Dobson and Estelle Rivier-Arnaud’s book is the re-writings that Shakespeare’s plays inspired, or as Gérard Genette – referred to in the introduction - would have put it, on the various palimpsests that continue to enrich our bookshelves. Indeed, this volume is about literary works – the word ‘rewriting’ gestures toward the … Continue reading Rewriting Shakespeare’s Plays For and By the Contemporary Stage

SD Mines Professor Authors Book on Soviet Film Adaptations of Shakespeare Plays

RAPID CITY, SD (Jan. 17, 2018) – Michael Hudgens, Ph.D., who teaches philosophy and writing composition at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has authored a new book “The Shakespeare Films of Grigori Kozintsev.” Kozintsev is a celebrated Soviet-era filmmaker and theater director.  In 1964 he adapted Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” to film and in 1971 … Continue reading SD Mines Professor Authors Book on Soviet Film Adaptations of Shakespeare Plays

Call for Papers: Edited Collection on Eliza Rachel Félix

Professor Nevena Stojanovic welcomes chapter proposals for an interdisciplinary collection on the life, oeuvre, and legacy of the famous nineteenth-century French Jewish actress Eliza Rachel Félix (1821-1858). Scholars in the fields of literary and cultural studies, theater, Jewish studies, history of art, journalism, etc. are encouraged to contribute chapter proposals. Possible topics may include (but … Continue reading Call for Papers: Edited Collection on Eliza Rachel Félix

Meet our Authors: Katia Savrami – December 2017

Dr Katia Savrami is Assistant Professor of Dance Studies and Choreology in the Department of Theatre Studies at the University of Patras, Greece. She received her MA and PhD degrees from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance at City, University of London. Her research interests focus on the theory of performance and practice … Continue reading Meet our Authors: Katia Savrami – December 2017

Book Announcement: Richard Genée’s The Royal Middy (Der Seekadett)

Richard Genée's The Royal Middy (Der Seekadett) now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Richard Genée's The Royal Middy (Der Seekadett), edited by Dario Salvi. In 1876, Richard Genée, the busiest and arguably best Viennese operetta librettist collaborated, this time as a composer, with Camillo Walzel on … Continue reading Book Announcement: Richard Genée’s The Royal Middy (Der Seekadett)

Book Review: A forgotten theatrical treasure

The fame of ‘Die Fledermaus' is universal. With ‘Orpheus in the Underworld', ‘The Merry Widow', and ‘Countess Maritza', it defines the nature and progress of the operetta genre, representing as it does, the essence of the Golden Age of Viennese Operetta. The melodies of Strauss are famous, but endemic to the success of this work … Continue reading Book Review: A forgotten theatrical treasure