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  • Poetische Vergegenwärtigung, historische Distanzby Josefine Kitzbichler

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Aristophanes? comedies were translated into German late, not least on account of their obscene humor and allusions to contemporary politics. Droysen?s 1835-38 translations were among the first complete German editions to be published. This study examines Droysen?s position vis-a-vis the classicizing tradition of translating and towards the reception... more...

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roofby Tennessee Williams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    'Big Daddy' Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is about to celebrate his sixty-fifth birthday. His two sons have returned home for the occasion: Gooper, his wife and children, Brick, an ageing football hero who has turned to drink, and his feisty wife Maggie. As the hot summer evening unfolds, the veneer of happy family life... more...

  • The Rose Tattoo and Other Playsby Tennessee Williams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    In these three exotic, steamy dramas Tennessee Williams portrays loss, faded lives and passionate love affairs. The Rose Tattoo is set in a bustling, Sicilian-American community, where newly widowed Serafina is paralysed by grief, until she has her romantic illusions about her dead husband shattered and rediscovers her true nature as a fiery... more...

  • A Streetcar Named Desireby Tennessee Williams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Fading southern belle Blanche Dubois depends on the kindness of strangers and is adrift in the modern world. When she arrives to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, boisterous corner of New Orleans, her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with Stella's crude, brutish husband Stanley. Eventually their violent collision course causes... more...

  • The Glass Menagerieby Tennessee Williams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Abandoned by her husband, Amanda Wingfield comforts herself with recollections of her earlier, more gracious life in Blue Mountain when she was pursued by 'gentleman callers'. Her son Tom, a poet with a job in a warehouse, longs for adventure and escape from his mother's suffocating embrace, while Laura, her shy crippled daughter, has her glass menagerie... more...

  • Mister Paradiseby Tennessee Williams; David Roessel

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    The greatest playwright of the American South, Tennessee Williams used his talent throughout his life to create brief plays exploring many of the themes that dominated his best-known works. Here, thirteen never-before-published one-act dramas reveal some of his most poignant and hilarious characters. From the indefatigable, witty and tough drag queens... more...

  • Baby Doll and Other Playsby Tennessee Williams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Tennessee Williams's controversial Hollywood screenplay Baby Doll opens with Archie Lee's teenage bride driving him to distraction, as she has refused to consummate their marriage until the day of her twentieth birthday. Enter wily Sicilian Silva Vaccaro, Archie's rival both in the cotton business and for the affections of the flirtatious Baby Doll,... more...

  • Brick Shakespeareby John McCann; Monica Sweeney; Becky Thomas

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    Explore four of Shakespeare?s comedies like never before—with LEGO bricks! This book presents Shakespeare?s most delightful comedies, A Midsummer Night?s Dream , Much Ado About Nothing , The Taming of the Shrew , and The Tempest , in one thousand amazing color photographs. This unique adaptation of the world?s most famous plays stays true to Shakespeare?s... more...

  • God and the Indianby Drew Hayden Taylor

    Talonbooks 2014;

    While panhandling outside a coffee shop, Johnny, a Cree woman, is shocked to recognize a face from her childhood, which was spent in a Native American boarding school. Desperate to hear him acknowledge the terrible abuse inflicted on her and other children at the school, Johnny follows Anglican assistant bishop George King to his office to confront... more...

  • The Valleyby Joan MacLeod

    Talonbooks 2014;

    "MacLeod has a wonderful ear and eye for the everyday details."? Calgary Herald Inspired by the 2007 Tasering death of Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver airport, The Valley dramatizes the volatile relationship between law enforcement and people in the grip of mental illness. The play connects both sides of this relationship by portraying two... more...