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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95
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 would... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 31.95
Dramatist, theatre practitioner, novelist, and painter, August Strindberg?s diverse dramatic output embodied the modernist sensibility. He was above all one of the most radical innovators of Western theatre. This book provides an insightful assessment of Strindberg?s vital contribution to the dramatic arts, while placing his creative process and... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2008; US$ 14.95
Caryl Churchill is widely considered one of the most innovative playwrights to have emerged in post-war British theatre. Identified as a socialist feminist writer, she is one of the few British women playwrights to have been incorporated into the dramatic canon. Top Girls is one of Churchill’s most well known and often studied works, using an... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 75.00
Through detailed discussion of plays by Shakespeare and Marlowe, Poole explores the supernatural in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 148.00
The decade since Beckett's death has seen new interests in the erotic sweeping through our culture, acting in uneasy counterpoint to its established humanistic infrastructure and opening new questions about the significance of sexuality. Surprisingly or not, Beckett has startling further light to throw on the erotic phenomenon variously but insistently... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 105.00
Critical and popular debate about Mamet's work often centers on whether we should read his misogynist, unloving characters as reflecting his own misogyny or should recognize a Mametian irony in his memorable depictions. Irony is intimately related to issues of genre and to audience expectations. In turn, Mamet's celebrity colors responses to his work.... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2011; US$ 23.95
We know relatively little about Shakespeare's life, and yet it continues to fascinate us. This new biography of Shakespeare identifies and expounds the many possible lives' that can reasonably be drawn around the basic facts, traditions and literary remains of his legacy. Graham Holderness takes a hard and fresh look at the facts, the traditions,... more...