Books Received

If you would like to write a review for JADT, please contact our current book review editor Donatella Galella at If you know of a book that would be suitable for review in JADT, please mail a copy to the Editors, JADT/Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10016-4309.


Alford, Terry. Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

* Bianchini, Natka. Samuel Beckett’s Theatre in America: The Legacy of Alan Schneider as Beckett’s American Director. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Black, Cheryl, and Jonathan Shandell, eds. Experiments in Democracy: Interracial and Cross-Cultural Exchange in American Theatre 1912-1945. Illinois: South Illinois University Press, 2016. 

Blair, Rhonda, and Amy Cook, eds. Theatre, Performance and Cognition: Languages, Bodies & Ecologies. New York: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016.

* Blake Skelton, Shannon. The Late Work of Sam Shepard. New York: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016.

Collins, Michael J. The Drama of the American Short Story 1800-1865. Illinois: University of Michigan Press, 2016.

Crespy, David A., ed. Lanford Wilson: Early Stories, Sketches, and Poems. Missouri: University of Missouri Press. 2017. 

Crosby, Sara L. Poisonous Muse: The Female Poisoner and the Framing of Popular Authorship in Jacksonian America. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2016.

Davis, Peter, A. From Androboros to the First Amendment: A History of America’s First Play. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2015.

DuComb, Christian. Haunted City: Three Centuries of Racial Impersonation in Philadelphia. Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 2017.

Enelow, Shonni. Method Acting and Its Discontents: On American Psycho-Drama. Illinois: Northwestern University Press,2015 

Herrera, Brian Eugenio. Latin Numbers: Playing Latino in Twentieth-Century U.S. Popular Performance. Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 2015.

Hischak, Thomas, S. 100 Greatest American Plays. London: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017.

Hurt, Melissa. Arthur Lessac’s Embodied Actor Training. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Johnson, Katie N. Sex for Sale: Six Progressive-Era Brothel Dramas. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2015.

Johnston, Kirsty. Disability Theater and Modern Drama: Recasting Modernism. New York: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016.

Jouve, Emeline. Susan Glaspell’s Poetics and Politics of Rebellion. Iowa City, University of Iowa Press, 2017.

Kenrick, John. Musical Theatre: A History. New York: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017.

Klein, Emily B. Sex and war on the American Stage: Lysistrata in Performance 1930-2012. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Kozinn, Sarah. Justice Performed: Courtroom TV Shows and the Theaters of Popular Law. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015.

Mayer, John. Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago in Their Own Words. New York: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016.

* Mayo, Sandra M. Stages of Struggle & Celebration: Production History of Black Theatre in Texas. Austen: University of Texas Press, 2016.

Mermikides, Alex, ed. Performance and the Medical Body. New York: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016.

O’Connor, Jacqueline. Law & Sexuality in Tennessee William’s America. Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016.

Rodosthenous, George. Contemporary Adaptations of Greek Tragedy: Auteurship and Directorial Visions. New York: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017.

Rodosthenous, George. The Disney Musical on Stage and Screen: Critical Approaches from ‘Snow White’ to ‘Frozen’. New York: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017.

Sant, Toni, ed. Documenting Performance: The Context & Process of Digital Curation and Archiving. New York: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017.

Vey, Shauna. Childhood and Nineteenth-Century American Theatre: The Work of the Marsh Troupe of Juvenile Actors. Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 2015.

Wollman, Elizabeth L. A Critical Companion to The American Stage Musical. New York: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017.

* Weiss, Katherine, ed. A Student Handbook to the Plays of Tennessee Williams. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014.


 *Assigned for review

The Journal of American Drama and Theatre
Volume 30, Number 1 (Fall 2017)

ISNN 2376-4236
©2017 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center

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