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- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00
Popular Medievalism in Romantic-Era Britain examines ways in which British writers and readers used the idea of the Middle Ages to challenge contemporary political structures against the backdrop of the French Revolution. Through the consideration of canonical authors such as Blake, Scott, and Wordsworth and of lesser-studied works such as radical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95
First published in English in 1961, this reissue relates the problems of form and style to the development of dramatic speech in pre-Shakespearean tragedy. The work offers positive standards by which to assess the development of pre-Shakespearean drama and, by tracing certain characteristics in Elizabethan tragedy which were to have a bearing on Shakespeare?s... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 85.00
Using Hamlet and a number of other popular and influential seventeenth-century tragedies as case-studies, this book shows how aesthetic experience can help organize the biological functions of our brains into adaptive social networks. Seen this way, art is not - as many recent cognitive scientists have suggested - simply a mirror of our natural... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 16.99
Equal parts literary detective story and vivid travelogue, TheShakespeare Guide to Italy chronicles author Richard Paul Roe?sthirty-year quest to find the locations in which Shakespeare set his tenItalian plays?delivering a text which will forever change our understanding ofhow to read the Bard of Avon and irrevocably alter our vision of who WilliamShakespeare... more...
- Icon Books 2001; US$ 10.19
Much more than a biography or a guide to his plays and sonnets, Introducing Shakespeare is a tour through the world of Will and concludes that even after centuries, Shakespeare remains the battlefield on which our very comprehension of humanity is being fought out. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00
Focusing on post-1956 British women playwrights, this book questions to what extent transformations in women's lives have impacted on theatre. Contributing to a range of discourses, including gender studies, cultural studies and theatre and performance studies, this timely volume is crucial to our understanding of women's drama in this period. 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...