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  • Colley Cibberby Helene Koon

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Colley Cibber changed the course of the English-speaking theater. One of the most complete theater men in the history of the stage, he fostered the change from drama as the handmaiden of literature to theater as an independent and lively art. In the process, Cibber became one of London's brightest stars, one of its most popular playwrights and, for... more...

  • Tricksters and Estatesby J. Douglas Canfield

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    If the Renaissance was the Golden Age of English comedy, the Restoration was the Silver. These comedies are full of tricksters attempting to gain estates, the emblem and the reality of power in late feudal England. The tricksters appear in a number of guises, such as heroines landing their men, younger brothers seeking estates, or Cavaliers threatened... more...

  • Broken Boundariesby Katherine M. Quinsey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This volume of twelve original essays is the first comprehensive study of feminist issues in Restoration drama. The late seventeenth century marks a pivotal era in the history of feminism, when Renaissance assumptions about gender and patriarchy were being directly challenged. For the first time, women appeared onstage as actresses, made their presence... more...

  • Winter Fruitby Dale B.J. Randall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Probably the most blighted period in the history of English drama was the time of the Civil Wars, Commonwealth, and Protectorate. With the theaters closed, the country at war, the throne in fatal decline, and the powers of Parliament and Cromwell growing greater, the received wisdom has been that drama in England largely withered and died.Not so,... more...

  • John Gay and the London Theatreby Calhoun Winton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    The Beggar's Opera , often referred to today as the first musical comedy, was the most popular dramatic piece of the eighteenth century -- and is the work that John Gay (1685-1732) is best remembered for having written. That association of popular music and satiric lyrics has proved to be continuingly attractive, and variations on the Opera have... more...

  • Henslowe's Roseby Ernest L. Rhodes

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Some of the most famous plays in the English language were performed on the stage of the Rose theater, which stood on the Bankside in Elizabethan London. Henslowe's Rose is the first full-length study of this important theater. Rhodes gives as full an account as the evidence of contemporary pictures and documents permits of those Rose, the method... more...

  • Lionboy (NHB Modern Plays)by Zizou Corder; Marcelo Dos Santos

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    Charlie Ashanti lives in a future where phones are powered by the sun, cars are banned and companies are more powerful than countries. Charlie is a perfectly normal boy, except for one thing: he can speak to cats. When his parents are kidnapped, he sets off on a rescue mission – with a little help from a floating circus and its pride of performing... more...

  • The Walworth Farce (NHB Modern Plays)by Enda Walsh

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    A remarkable play about what can happen when we become stuck in the stories we tell about our lives. Visceral and tender, The Walworth Farce combines hilarious moments with shocking realism. Fringe First Award for outstanding new writing on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe It's 11 o'clock in the morning in a council flat on the Walworth Road in... more...

  • Constellationsby Nick Payne

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 9.99

    ?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...

  • A Midsummer Night's Dreamby William Shakespeare

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 0.99

    True love takes the stage at the marriage of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hipployta, as the fairies of the forest interfere with the lives of mortals attending the wedding feast. Although betrothed to Demetrius, Hermia is in love with Lysander and must choose between bowing to her father?s wishes or a life of chastity. But Helena is in love with Demetrius,... more...