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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00
The seven plays of Yasmina Reza, one of France's most prominent female playwrights, are popular both in France and abroad. Despite her commercial success, her plays have often been ignored in academic circles, and few scholars have attempted to explore the mechanics of her playwriting. This text seeks to unpack the essentials of Reza's style... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 199.95
ere for the first time, the various French treatments of Didos tragic story in both drama and music, most of which are little known today are brought together, examined, compared, and evaluated. In Virgils Aeneid, the evocation of Didos great and fateful passion had an impact that has continued to reverberate over two millennia. Among... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 189.95
In the tradition of Virginia Woolfs In Search of a Room of Ones Own, this study traces the origins of French feminism to Neoclassical theatre and the court of Louis XIV. Through feminist revisionist histories of French literature, the Neoclassical plots and female archetypes from Racines Phedre and Andromache, Voltaires... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 78.00
This collection of essays in English by scholars of international standing presents new insights into the contexts in which the fifteenth-century French mystères were created. It is centred upon the remarkable outburst of large-scale plays written for urban production and dealing with biblical and hagiological subjects which transformed the art... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95
Smoothly blending performance theory, literary analysis and historical insights, Cecilia Feilla explores the mutually dependent discourses of feeling and politics and their impact on the theatre and theatre audiences during the French Revolution. Providing close readings of texts by, among others, Denis Diderot, Collot d'Herbois and Voltaire, Feilla... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
A book about the role America plays in the French imagination, as it translates to the French stage. Informed by a rich variety of Western cultural scholarship, Essif examines two dozen post-1960 works representing some of the most innovative dramaturgy of the last half century, including works by Gatti, Obaldia, Cixous, Koltès, and Vinaver. more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2000; US$ 150.00
The history of ideas provides an important means of understanding and reinterpreting the literature of the past; and in this study Dr. Calder demonstrates the illumination that this informed approach brings to the comedies of MoliFre. In the course of this study, the author outlines a fresh theory of classical comedy which applies to the works of other... more...