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  • Comedyby Matthew Bevis

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    To consider comedy in its many incarnations is to raise diverse but related questions: what, for instance, is humour, and how may it be used (or abused)? When do we laugh, and why? What is it that writers and speakers enjoy - and risk - when they tell a joke, indulge in bathos, talk nonsense, or encourage irony? This Very Short Introduction explores... more...

  • Euripides' Medeaby Diane J. Rayor

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 12.00

    Euripides' Medea comes alive in this new translation that will be useful for both academic study and stage production. more...

  • The Tragedy of Romeo and Julietby Tamara Hollingsworth; Harriet Isecke

    Shell Education 2010; US$ 7.99

    In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the Italian city of Verona is disrupted by two wealthy families at war. The Capulets and the Montagues despise each other. Unwittingly, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love. Too afraid to tell their families, Romeo and Juliet marry in secret. They make this choice knowing that nothing good can come from... more...

  • Voice Acting For Dummiesby David Ciccarelli; Stephanie Ciccarelli

    Wiley 2012; US$ 19.99

    Make a career out of your voice? Easy. Voice acting is like acting, but just using your voice! It's a unique career where the actor's voice can be heard worldwide-in commercials, on audiobooks, in animated movies, documentaries, online videos, telephone systems and much, much more. The point is to bring the written word to life with the human voice.... more...

  • Othelloby William Shakespeare; Norman Sanders; Scott McMillin

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 14.00

    Scott McMillin has added a section on scholarship and performance since the 1980s to this updated edition. more...

  • Women in Irish Dramaby Melissa Sihra

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 38.00

    Featuring original essays by leading scholars in the field, this book explores the immense legacy of women playwrights in Irish theatre since the beginning of theTwentieth century. Chapters consider the intersecting contexts of gender, sexuality and the body in order to investigate the broader cultural, political and historical implications of representing... more...

  • Shakespeare and the Power of Performanceby Robert Weimann; Douglas Bruster

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 32.00

    Demonstrates the artful means by which Shakespeare responded to the competing claims of acting and writing in the Elizabethan era. more...

  • Grant and Twainby Mark Perry

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    In the spring of 1884 Ulysses S. Grant heeded the advice of Mark Twain and finally agreed to write his memoirs. Little did Grant or Twain realize that this seemingly straightforward decision would profoundly alter not only both their lives but the course of American literature. Over the next fifteen months, as the two men became close friends and intimate... more...

  • Death of a Comedianby Owen McCafferty

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 14.57

    what if i'm not funny though - what if i go out there and i'm not funny Steve Johnston, guided and inspired by his girlfriend, is a small-time comedian, raw, original and true. Until he's spotted by an agent, who suggests he could be so much more: his act just needs to change. It's a Faustian pact. As tension builds over the course of four gigs,... more...

  • The Slab Boys Trilogyby John Byrne

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 18.94

    Spanning the 1950s to the 70s, the plays capture the rebellious mood of a post-war generation growing up to a backdrop of James Dean, Elvis, sharp-suited glamour, hope and despair. John Byrne takes the slab room he worked in and makes it pure theatre: the scams, the dreams, the aloof but gorgeous girl, the despair of life back home, the obligatory... more...