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- Continuum International Publishing 2010; US$ 90.00
Witnessness posits a universal ethics based neither on rational mental structures nor on moral principles, but on the extra-rational powers of the imagination. Harvey pursues this ethics by staging a speculative reading of Samuel Beckett’s ‘untranslatable’ text, Worstward Ho , alongside Dante’s Purgatorio and Primo Levi’s... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 159.00
During the nineteen years of her play-writing career, Aphra Behn had far more new plays staged than anyone else. This book is the first to examine all her theatrical work. It explains her often dominant place in the complex theatrical culture of Charles II's reign, her divided political sympathies, and her interests as a free-thinking intellectual.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 145.00
This study reads Auden's poetry and plays through the shifts from modernism to postmodernism. It analyses the experiments in Auden's writings for their engagement with crucial contemporary problems: that of the individual in relation to others, loved ones, community, society, but also transcendental truths. It shows that rather than providing firm... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2008; US$ 13.99
Since the late 1990s, a subtle, subversive element has been at work within the staid confines of the Hollywood dream factory. Young filmmakers like Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Michel Gondry, David O. Russell, Richard Linklater, and Sofia Coppola rode in on the coattails of the independent film movement that blossomed in the early 1990s and have managed... more...
- Random House Group Ltd 2012; US$ 14.67
This acclaimed account of Shakespeare's life and work recovers and explores the links between the man and his world. It yields a new understanding of his genius and brilliantly makes clear how Shakespeare became Shakespeare. more...
- University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 29.95
The rise of fascism in Europe created a body of works by authors for whom the choice of exile became the defining event in their lives, autobiographers who recounted terrifying stories of incarceration, fight, survival, and integration into a new culture. In The Face of Exile, Judith Melton offers a powerful and empathetic analysis of the autobiographies... more...
- Atria Books 2005; Not Available
A love story. An artistic journey. A matter of life and death... In 2000, Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen embarked on a tour across America -- one that would give them a glimpse of the darker side of the justice system and, at the same time, reveal to them just how resilient the human spirit can be. They were a pair of young actors from... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 27.95
In her long-awaited book, the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler gives us her extraordinary insights into the work of Henrik Ibsen (?The creation of the modern theater took a genius like Ibsen . . . Miller and Odets, Inge and O?Neill, Williams and Shaw, swallowed the whole of him?), August Strindberg (?He understood and predicted the forces that... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00
Presents Ophelia in a broader and more comprehensive range of contexts than previous scholarship and forges connections among fieldsincluding:film and new media studies; theatre and performance studie; historicist and contextual perspectives; and studies of popular culture. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00
Arguably the first play in a Shakespearean tetralogy, Richard II is a unique and compelling political drama whose themes still resonate today. It is one of the few Shakespeare plays written entirely in verse and its format presents unique theatrical challenges. Politically engaged and controversial, it raises crucial debates about the relationship... more...