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  • Performing Anti-Slaveryby Gay Gibson Cima

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Performing Anti-Slavery demonstrates how black and white abolitionist women transformed antebellum performance practice into a critique of state violence. more...

  • Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusaeby Ashley Clements

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Examines the engagement of Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae with Parmenidean philosophy to issue a political critique of tragic deception and its effects. more...

  • As I Knew Himby Anne Serling

    Kensington Publishing Corp. 2014; US$ 14.99

    A haunting and beautifully written memoir about the creator of The Twilight Zone . --Robert Redford. "Beautifully written. . .I laughed and I cried. I plan to read it again once I catch my breath." --Carol Burnett. In this intimate, lyrical memoir about her iconic father, Anne Serling reveals the fun-loving dad and family man behind the imposing... more...

  • Ahmed the Philosopherby Alain Badiou; Joseph Litvak

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    English-speaking readers might be surprised to learn that Alain Badiou writes fiction and plays along with his philosophical works and that they are just as important to understanding his larger intellectual project. In Ahmed the Philosopher, Badiou?s most entertaining and accessible play, translated into English here for the first time, readers are... more...

  • The Columbia Anthology of Yuan Dramaby C. T. Hsia; Wai-yee Li; George Kao

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    This anthology features translations of ten seminal plays written during the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368), a period considered the golden age of Chinese theater. By turns lyrical and earthy, sentimental and ironic, Yuan drama spans a broad emotional, linguistic, and stylistic range. Combining sung arias with declaimed verses and doggerels, dialogues and... more...

  • Staging England in the Elizabethan History Playby Ralf Hertel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Applying current political theory on nationhood and methods established by recent performance studies, this study sheds new light on the role the public theatre played in the rise of English national identity around 1600. It situates selected history plays in the context of non-fictional texts - historiographies, chorographies and political treatises... more...

  • 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...