Current Issue

Volume 30, Issues 1 and 2 (Double Issue, Summer/Winter 2015) 


  • “The Rise and Fall of the New Edinburgh Theatre Royal, 1767-1859: Archival Documents and Performance History” by Judith Bailey Slagle
  • “Shopping and Flirting: Staging the New Exchange in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth- Century Comedies” by Tim Keenan
  • “Nancy Dawson, her Hornpipe and her Posthumous Reputation” by Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson
  • “Making Mary: Imitation and Infamy in the Eighteenth-Century Theater” by Elizabeth Savage
  • “‘Be Mine in Politics’: Charlotte Corday and Anti-Union Allegory in Matthew West’s Female Heroism, A Tragedy in Five Acts (1803)” by Sarah Burdett

Theatre Reviews:

  • The Rover by Aphra Behn; Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, VA; reviewed by Catherine Ingrassia
  • Love for Love by William Congreve; directed by Selina Cadell, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon; reviewed by Jessica Munns
  • Nell Gwynn; directed by Christopher Luscombe, The Globe Theatre, London; reviewed by Angela Escott
  • She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith; directed by Martha Henry, The Stratford Festival, Stratford, ON; reviewed by Terry F. Robinson
  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses; directed by Erin Woods, Reduxion Theatre Company, Oklahoma City, OK, The Stratford Festival, Stratford, ON; reviewed by Jennifer L. Airey
  • The Siege of Calais by Gaetano Donizetti; directed by James Conway, The English Touring Opera, Cheltenham; reviewed by Jessica Munns
  • The Indian Queen composed by Henry Purcell; directed by Peter Sellars, conducted by Laurence Cummings, English National Opera, London; Giove in Argo composed by George Frideric Handel; directed by Peter Sellars, conducted by Laurence Cummings, English National Opera, London; La Serva Padrona composed by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi; directed by Johanna Byrne, conducted by Clare Clements, Insieme, London; reviewed by Angela Escott
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan, directed by Tyne Rafaeli, American Players Theatre, Spring Green, WI; reviewed by Marilyn Marie Holguin

Book Reviews:

  • Approaches to Teaching the Works of John Dryden edited by Jayne Lewis and Lisa Zunshine. Reviewed by James A. Winn
  • Stage Mothers: Women, Work, and the Theater, 1660-1830 edited by Laura Engel and Elaine M. McGirr. Reviewed by Ros Ballaster
  • Women and Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century by Fiona Ritchie. Reviewed by Tiffany Potter
  • Queen Anne and the Arts edited by Cedric D. Reverand II. Reviewed by Joseph Hone
  • The Theatre of Drottningholm—Then and Now: Performance between the 18th and 21st Centuries by Willmar Sauter and David Wiles. Reviewed by Timothy De Paepe
  • Opera Libretti of the Eighteenth Century: Essays on the Libretto as Enlightenment Textedited by Pamela Gay-White. Reviewed by Yvonne Noble
  • Inventing the Spectator: Subjectivity and the Theatrical Experience in Early Modern France by Joseph Harris. Reviewed by Logan J. Connors
  • Restoration Plays and Players: An Introduction by David Roberts. Reviewed by Riki Miyoshi
  • The Horror Plays of the English Restoration by Anne Hermanson. Reviewed by Ann Marie Byrd