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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 158.00
The bourgeois drama of "serious genre" was one of the major innovative literary forms of the French Enlightenment, but it has been largely excluded from the canon today. In a study drawing on contemporary and 18th-century literary theory and philosophy, social history and history of the theatre, Hayes presents a reading of the dramas of Diderot... more...
- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 182.00
The genre of the comic novel, which includes Charles Sorel?s Histoire comique de Francion, Paul Scarron?s Roman comique and Antoine Furetières Roman bourgeois, was extremely popular in 17th century France. The present study examines the relations between individuality and comedy in these novels, and thus casts new light on the early history of the... more...
- Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1978; US$ 5.25
Dans lensemble de la production contemporaine, trois ouvres font ici lobjet détudes systématiques : celles de Samuel Beckett, de Romain Weingarten et de Jean Genet. Une interview inédite dEugène Ionesco complète louvrage. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 158.00
Reassessing the theoretical usefulness of the “high/low culture” perspective often found in writings on Romantic theater, this book shows how this dichotomy has obscured the centrality of melodrama as a dominant mode of Romantic expression in post-revolutionary France. The book focuses on Victor Ducange's production (1813-33) in order to... 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 2007; US$ 99.95
Revealing the surprising trajectory of our contemporary obsession with magic, Amy Wygant here follows the figure of Medea, the great antique witch and child-murderess, through her appearances on the early modern French stage from La Péruse to Corneille to Cherubini, by way of medical treatises, visual images, cultural practices, and poetics. This... more...