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- Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 13.11
A landmark play about sexual politics in colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, in which all our assumptions about sex and gender are stunningly exploded. First staged by Joint Stock and premiered in London at the Royal Court Theatre in 1979, it has since been staged all over the world. Set in both colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, Cloud... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 5.99
Shakespeare's ?merry wives? are Mistress Ford and Mistress Page of the town of Windsor. The two play practical jokes on Mistress Ford's jealous husband and a visiting knight, Sir John Falstaff. Merry wives, jealous husbands, and predatory knights were common in a kind of play called "citizen comedy" or "city comedy." In such plays, courtiers, gentlemen,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 27.00
Using an up-to-date understanding of Camus' philosophy as a theoretical frame, this work engages the long history of Theatre of the Absurd criticism, performance histories and reviews, the genre of the parable, philosophy, and performance studies, ultimately arguing against a strictly absurd and existential reading and, instead, positions such work... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 90.00
Carter explores early modern culture's reception of Ovid through the manipulation of Ovidian myth by Shakespeare, Middleton, Heywood, Marlowe and Marston. With a focus on sexual violence, homosexuality, incest and idolatry, Carter analyses how depictions of mythology represent radical ideas concerning gender and sexuality. more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 14.50
Three Comedies features the work of three dramatic geniuses of the glorious, no-holds-barred tradition of ancient Athenian comedy. Here Aristophanes, the eight-hundred-pound gorilla of Old and Middle Comedy meets Menander, elephant in the room of New Comedy, in a match made possible by Douglass Parker--if not Athenian exactly, or even ancient,... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 83.00
Early modern kings adopted a new style of government, Realpolitik, as spelled out in Machiavelli?s writings. Tudor monarchs, well aware of their questionable right to the throne, posed as great dissimulators, similarly to the modern prince who ?must learn from the fox and the lion?. This book paints a portrait of a successful politician according to... more...
- J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2009; US$ 50.90
?Büchner wieder lesen, heißt die eigene Lage schärfer sehn.? So umschreibt Christa Wolf die ungebrochene Aktualität Georg Büchners, dessen vielschichtiges ?uvre bis heute immer wieder zum Nachdenken auffordert. Neben Beiträgen zur Rezeption und Wirkung bietet das Handbuch detaillierte Analysen der Einzelwerke, die sowohl die Entstehungs- und Gattungsgeschichte... more...