In August 2022, the Centre for Early Modern Studies celebrates three new publications by members Kate Flaherty, Katrina Grant, and Una McIlvenna. Find details of the works, and links to how purchase them, below.
Gilli Bush-Bailey and Kate Flaherty, eds. Touring Performance and Global Exchange 1850-1960: Making Tracks. Routledge Advances in Theatre and Performance. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge, 2022.
This collection uncovers connections and coincidences that challenge the old stories of pioneering performers who crossed the Atlantic and Pacific oceans from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, including work on performances of Shakespeare. Link to brochure.
Katrina Grant. Landscape and the Arts: Theatre, Gardens and Visual Culture. Amsterdam University Press, 2022.
Landscape and the Arts in Early Modern Italy: Theatre, Gardens and Visual Culture argues that theatre, and the new genre of opera in particular, played a key role in creating a new vision of landscape during the long seventeenth century in Italy. Link to brochure.
Una McIlvenna. Singing the News of Death: Execution Ballads in Europe 1500-1900. New Cultural History of Music Series. New York: Oxford University Press, 2022.
Singing the News of Death: Execution Ballads in Europe 1500-1900 looks at how and why song was employed across Europe for centuries as a vehicle for broadcasting news about crime and executions, exploring how this performative medium could frame and mediate the message of punishment and repentance. Link to brochure.