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  • English Drama Since 1940by David Ian Rabey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    English Drama Since 1940 considers the bids of successive post-war dramatists to find language and images of remorseless disclosure, appropriate to the public manifestation of sensed crisis and the interrogation of the ideal of renewal.  This book introduces the period and its discourse whilst redefining them, to give proper consideration to developments... more...

  • The Villainous Stageby Marvin Lachman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Live theatre was once the main entertainment medium in the United States and the United Kingdom. The preeminent dramatists and actors of the day wrote and performed in numerous plays in which crime was a major plot element. This remains true today, especially with the longest-running shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Sweeney... more...

  • Elizabethan Dramaby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 54.00

    Presents critical essays which discuss the writers and literary works of the Elizabethan era, and includes a chronology of the cultural, political, and literary events of the period. more...

  • Versuch einer neuen Theorie des menschlichen Vorstellungsvermögensby Karl L Reinhold; Ernst-Otto Onnasch

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2012; US$ 72.17

    Hauptbeschreibung Karl Leonhard Reinhold (1757-1823) trifft mit seinen populären "Briefen über die Kantische Philosophie" (1786-1787) haarscharf den Nerv der Zeit und setzt damit die kritische Philosophie Kants für ein breiteres Publikum auf die philosophische Agenda. Der Versuch einer neuen Theorie des menschlichen Vorstellungsvermögens (1789) ist... more...

  • Lost Plays in Shakespeare's Englandby David McInnis; Matthew Steggle

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Lost Plays in Shakespeare's England examines assumptions about what a lost play is and how it can be talked about; how lost plays can be reconstructed, particularly when they use narratives already familiar to playgoers; and how lost plays can force us to reassess extant plays, particularly through ideas of repertory studies. more...

  • Strategies of Political Theatreby Michael Patterson

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 43.00

    Provides theoretical framework for important play-writing in Britain in the second half of the twentieth century. more...

  • Radical Tragedyby Jonathan Dollimore

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2003; US$ 54.95

    This study of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries also provides an insight into cultural materialist thought. This third edition contains an extensive introduction which argues for the continuing relevance of the tragic aesthetic in today's world. more...

  • Studies in Criticism and Aesthetics, 1660-1800by Howard Anderson

    University of Minnesota Press 1967; US$ 75.00

    In this volume nineteen contributors, in as many essays, discuss various aspects of critical and aesthetic development in the late seventeenth and the eighteenth centuries, from the time of Dryden to Wordsworth. This was a period in which traditional lite more...

  • Het gilde van de Blauwe Schuitby Herman Pleij

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 43.00

    Het blijkt dat de carnavalstekst een centrale rol speelde in het dagelijkse leven van alle lagen van de bevolking van de laatmiddeleeuwse stad. Deze teksten zijn het repertoire van de carnavalsvieringen, spectaculaire omgangen, blijde inkomsten van vorsten, schuttersfeesten en festivals van rederijkers. Ze zorgen voor verstrooiing en leveren stof voor... more...

  • The Theatre of Civilized Excessby Anja Muller-Wood

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 63.00

    Jacobean tragedy is typically seen as translating a general dissatisfaction with the first Stuart monarch and his court into acts of calculated recklessness and cynical brutality. Drawing on theoretical influences from social history, psychoanalysis and the study of discourses, this innovative book proposes an alternative perspective: Jacobean tragedy... more...