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  • Litpopby Rachel Carroll; Adam Hansen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Bringing together exciting new interdisciplinary work from emerging and established scholars in the UK and beyond, Litpop addresses the question: how has writing past and present been influenced by popular music, and vice versa? Contributions explore how various forms of writing have had a crucial role to play in making popular music what it is, and... more...

  • The Horror Plays of the English Restorationby Anne Hermanson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Tropes of monstrosity, madness, venereal disease, incest and atheism define a group of macabre plays which burst onto the London stage in the 1670s. Dubbed the ‘horror’ or the ‘blood and torture villain tragedies’ by modern critics, these deeply unsettling plays fascinated contemporary audiences. Hermanson's study marks the... more...

  • Sensory Experience and the Metropolis on the Jacobean Stage (1603–1625)by Hristomir A. Stanev

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    At the turn of the seventeenth century, Hristomir Stanev argues, ideas about the senses became part of a dramatic and literary tradition in England, concerned with the impact of metropolitan culture. Drawing upon an archive of early modern dramatic and prose writings, and on recent interdisciplinary studies of sensory perception, Stanev here studies... more...

  • Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissanceby Michele Marrapodi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95

    This book investigates the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in the European Renaissance, in the context of Italian cultural, dramatic and literary traditions. Contributors perceive the Italian presence in early modern England not as a traditional treasure trove of influence and imitation, but as a potential cultural force, consonant with... more...

  • The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Playsby Stephen H. West; Wilt L. Idema

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays? fourteenth-century editions. Almost all previous translations of Yuan-dynasty zaju are based on late-Ming regularized editions that were heavily adapted for performance at the Ming... more...

  • Treasure Islandby Bryony Lavery; Robert Louis Stevenson

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    Not one of us must breathe a word of what we've found. It's a dark and stormy night. Jim, the inn-keeper's granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor's feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in - and her dangerous voyage begins. Treasure Island , Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story... more...

  • Constellationsby Nick Payne

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 15.99

    ?A singular astonishment.? ?John Lahr, The New Yorker One relationship. Infinite possibilities.      In the beginning Marianne and Roland meet at a party. They go for a drink, or perhaps they don?t. They fall madly in love and start dating, but eventually they break up. After a chance encounter in a supermarket they get back together, or maybe... more...

  • On Directingby Gabriella Giannachi; Mary Luckhurst; Peter Brook

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    The profession of directing is barely a century old. On Directing considers the position of the director in theater and performance today. What is a director? How do they begin work on a play or performance? What methods are used in rehearsal? Is the director an enabler, a collaborator or dictator? As we enter the new millennium, is the very concept... more...

  • Sonnetsby William Shakespeare

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; Not Available

    Among the most enduring poetry of all time, William Shakespeare?s 154 sonnets address such eternal themes as love, beauty, honesty, and the passage of time. Written primarily in four-line stanzas and iambic pentameter, Shakespeare?s sonnets are now recognized as marking the beginning of modern love poetry. The sonnets have been translated into all... more...

  • King Learby William Shakespeare

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; Not Available

    King Lear is driven to the brink of madness by his own actions when he disinherits his youngest daughter, the lovely Cordelia, because of her inability to express her love for him. Having divided his realm between his remaining daughters, Goneril and Regan, Lear is betrayed by his two foolish and deceitful children, and is left to wander the heath... more...