Foreword Reviews

Blood on the Stage, 1600-1800

Milestone Plays of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem

2017 INDIES Winner
Silver, Reference (Adult Nonfiction)

Audiences have always been drawn to theatrical productions that feature criminal activity. Playwrights have been more than willing to satisfy those cravings with productions that feature an assortment of dastardly deeds. Never was this more apparent than in the 17th & 18th centuries, where crime lurked from stage left to stage right & every bloody spot in between. Kabatchnik profiles 50 works of theft, treachery, court intrigue, incest, & murder produced over these two centuries in this book.