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- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99
As the first full-length English language survey of China's rich and sophisticated chuanqi drama, Playwrights and Literary Games in Seventeenth-Century China offers detailed analyses of six canonical plays in the broad socio-historical context of late imperial China, supported by the application of both traditional and modern critical theories. Portraying... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
This book will constitute an original intervention into longstanding but insistently relevant debates around the significance of notions of ?performativity? to the critical analysis of early modern drama. In particular, the book aims to: show how the investigation of performativity can enable readings of Shakespeare and Jonson that challenge... more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95
Ibsen's plays are wide open to interpretation, yet his absurd expression of human analysis stimulates and enlightens. These Cliff's Notes are ideally used as a basis for critical dialogue, to help amplify the reader's comprehension and appreciation of his plays, which are highly absurd, abstract, and yet filled with noble ideas and the struggle inherent... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 106.00
Although the dramatic dimension to Joseph Conrad's fiction is frequently acknowledged, his own experiments in drama have traditionally been marginalized. However, in all of Conrad's plays we see a distinct effort to investigate seriously the dramatic form and some of his plays are startlingly ahead of their time. Furthermore, all of the plays are adaptations... more...
- Intellect 2007; US$ 10.00
Gabriela Zapolska (1857-1921) was an actor, journalist and playwright. She was born during the 123 year partition of Poland by Austria, Prussia and Russia and wrote over thirty plays. The Morality of Mrs. Dulska (1906), a 'petty-bourgeois tragic-farce', is probably her best known. Mrs Dulska is a cross between Patricia Routledge¹s Hyacinth... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00
To illuminate the mysterious greatness of Anton Chekhov?s writings, Janet Malcolm takes on three roles: literary critic, biographer, and journalist. Her close readings of the stories and plays are interwoven with episodes from Chekhov?s life and framed by an account of Malcolm?s journey to St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Yalta. She writes of Chekhov?s... more...
- DK Publishing 2008; US$ 18.95
Here Art Thou, True Shakespeare! This accessible new guide to Shakespeare's major plays focuses on the essence of the spoken word and the benefits of watching the plays in performance - on the stage or screen - whenever possible. You'll find tips about plot, theme, famous passages and soliloquies, and how to hear the music within the Bard's verse... more...