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- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 36.95
This book explores the themes of colonial encounters and postcolonial contests over identity, power and culture through the prism of theatre. The author examines the work of prominent Nigerian and British playwrights who came of age after the passing of the British Empire. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 115.00
Aphra Behn, Susannah Centlivre, Hannah Cowley, and Elizabeth Inchbald were the only four female playwrights in England with multiple comic successes from 1670-1800. Behn's interest in the body, Centlivre's fascination with written contracts, Cowley's nationalism, and Inchbald's discussion of divorce emerge in the comic events that are animated by the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 29.95
Performed at the Globe Theater in 1605, King Leir is presumed to be a prime source for Shakespeare. Although the story is the same, in this anonymous version the ending is happy. This is the first time this fascinating work is published in a single-play edition more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00
This exciting book uniquely combines interviews with scholars and practitioners in theatre studies to look at what most people feel is a pivotal moment of British theatre - the 1990s. With a particular focus on 'in-yer-face theatre', this volume will be essential reading for all students and scholars of contemporary British theatre. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 30.00
An exciting study of contemporary drama from a feminist perspective. Working through a generational mix of writers, Aston charts the significant political and aesthetic changes in women's playwriting at the century's end, including Timberlake Wertenbaker, Caryl Churchill and Sarah Kane, among others. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 28.00
This Companion, first published in 2000, addresses the work of women playwrights in Britain throughout the twentieth century. more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 14.67
'What is remarkable about Alan Ayckbourn's comedy is that it contrives to be simultaneously hilarious and harrowing. Literally, it is agonisingly funny' Daily Telegraph In Three Plays Ayckbourn's perfectly pitched dialogue slices into the soul of suburbia. The settings are simple - a kitchen, a bedroom, a party - but the relationships between... more...
- Faber and Faber 2011; US$ 18.94
The Revengers' Comedies A hugely entertaining pitch that recalls the old movies to which it frequently pays homage - Strangers on a Train, Rebecca, Kind Hearts and Coronets - and expands after intermission to reveal an immensely disturbing vision of contemporary middle-class England poisoned by the rise of economic ruthlessness and the collapse of... more...