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  • Oedipus Trilogyby Sophocles; F. Storr

    The Floating Press 1912; US$ 4.99

    Oedipus the King is Sophocles' legendary rendition of the myth of the great king Oedipus, perhaps the best known of all of the Greek Tragedies. When an oracle foretells that the young prince Oedipus will grow up to murder his father he is cast out of the kingdom by the king who hopes by doing so that he will avoid his fate. Oedipus grows up and... more...

  • Respect for Actingby Uta Hagen; Haskel Frankel; David Hyde Pierce

    Wiley 2009; US$ 21.95

    Respect for Acting "This fascinating and detailed book about acting is Miss Hagen'scredo, the accumulated wisdom of her years spent in intimatecommunion with her art. It is at once the voicing of her exactingstandards for herself and those she [taught], and an explanation ofthe means to the end." --Publishers Weekly "Hagen adds to the large corpus... more...

  • English Revenge Dramaby Linda Woodbridge

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    This book explores the vengeance permeating English Renaissance drama, connecting bloodthirsty and blackly comic plays with economics and political resistance. more...

  • Richard IIby William Shakespeare; Dr. Barbara A. Mowat; Paul Werstine

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 5.99

    Shakespeare's Richard II presents a momentous struggle between Richard II and his cousin Henry Bolingbroke. Richard is the legitimate king; he succeeded his grandfather, King Edward III, after the earlier death of his father Edward, the Black Prince. Yet Richard is also seen by many as a tyrant. He toys with his subjects, exiling Bolingbroke for... more...

  • Antigoneby Sophocles; Richard Emil Braun

    Oxford University Press, USA 1973; US$ 8.99

    Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. The series seeks... more...

  • A Life in Lettersby John Steinbeck; Elaine Steinbeck; Robert Wallsten

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 51.18

    Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck was a prolific correspondent. Opening with letters written during Steinbeck's early years in California, and closing with an unfinished, 1968 note written in Sag Harbor, New York, this collection of around 850 letters to friends, family, his editor and a diverse circle of well-known and influential public figures... more...

  • Euripides: Medeaby Euripides; Donald J. Mastronarde

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    Comprehensive edition of this classic play aimed at second-year students and above. more...

  • The Electra Playsby Aeschylus; Euripides; Sophocles; Paul Woodruff; Justina Gregory

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 11.50

    Peter Meineck is Clinical Assistant Professor of Classics, New York University , and Artistic Director of the Aquila Theatre Company. Cecelia Eaton Luschnig is Professor Emerita of Classics, University of Idaho . Paul Woodruff is Professor of Philosophy and Classics, University of Texas at Austin . Justina Gregory is Professor of Classical Languages... more...

  • Twelfth Nightby William Shakespeare; Jonathan Bate; Eric Rasmussen

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 8.00

    Set in a topsy-turvy world like a holiday revel, this comedy devises a romantic plot around separated twins, misplaced passions, and mistaken identity. Juxtaposed to it is the satirical story of a self-deluded steward who dreams of becoming ?Count Malvolio? only to receive his comeuppance at the hands of the merrymakers he wishes to suppress. The two... more...

  • Theatreby Stephen Archer; Cynthia M. Gendrich; Woodrow B. Hood

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 48.99

    Theatre: Its Art and Craft is an introductory theatre text focusing on theatre practitioners and their processes. Using an accessible tone and a focused exploration of how theatre artists work, the book covers playwrights; directors, actors; designers of sets, costumes, props, lights, sound, and new technology; as well as the varying roles of scholars,... more...