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  • 'Michael Field'by Marion Thain

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    Marion Thain recounts the development of this fascinating poetic persona, created by two female writers. more...

  • 'Tis Pity She's A Whoreby John Ford; Simon Barker

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 40.95

    The last decade has seen a revival of interest in John Ford and especially 'Tis Pity She's a Whore , his tragedy of religious scepticism, incestuous love, and revenge. This text in particular has provided a focus for scholarship as well as being the subject of a number of major theatrical productions. Simon Barker guides the reader through the full... more...

  • #aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiweiby Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    A timely play based on the true story of an imprisoned Nobel Laureate. On 3 April 2011, as he was boarding a flight to Taipei, the Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei was arrested at Beijing Airport. Advised merely that his travel “could damage state security?, he was escorted to a van by officials after which he disappeared for 81 days. On his release, the... more...

  • 1956 and All Thatby Dan Rebellato

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    It is said that British Drama was shockingly lifted out of the doldrums by the 'revolutionary' appearance of John Osborne's Look Back in Anger at the Royal Court in May 1956. But had the theatre been as ephemeral and effeminate as the Angry Young Men claimed? Was the era of Terence Rattigan and 'Binkie' Beaumont as repressed and closeted as it seems?... more...

  • 2nd May 1997 (NHB Modern Plays)by Jack Thorne

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    A smouldering play about escaping the past, seizing the present and owning the future. 2nd May 1997. An historic victory. The Tories, eighteen years in power, are defeated as New Labour sweeps into government. From the euphoria and despair, three deeply personal stories emerge. Tory MP Robert prepares to attend the count. With defeat looming... more...

  • 55 Daysby Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 14.57

    A gripping historical drama that dramatises a crucial moment of English history. Premiered at Hampstead Theatre in October 2012. December 1648. The Army has occupied London. Parliament votes not to put the imprisoned king on trial, so the Army moves against Westminster in the first and only military coup in English history. What follows over the... more...

  • Actors and Acting in Shakespeare's Timeby John H. Astington

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    Perfect for courses, this book is an account of the first actors in the plays of Shakespeare, Marlowe, and Jonson. more...

  • The Adelphi Playersby Dr Cecil Davies; Peter Billingham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Cecil Davies' The Adelphi Players: The Theatre of Persons represents a uniquely interesting contribution to our understanding of touring British theatre in the mid-twentieth-century, post-war period. This book will interest everyone - whether student, academic or general reader - who wants to know more about issues concerning the recent history of... more...

  • The Admirable Crichtonby J. M. Barrie

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 2.50

    Once a month, Lord Loam encourages his servants to enter the drawing room for tea. This ritual defiance of tradition disturbs Crichton, the butler, who regards the class system as "the natural outcome of a civilized society." When the entire household is shipwrecked and stranded on a desert island, a new social order emerges ? with comic results for... more...

  • Aesthetic Hysteriaby Ankhi Mukherjee

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Aesthetic Hysteria is a deconstructive psychoanalytic study of hysteria, using literary texts to foreground a telling encounter between two growing discourses within English studies: that of emotion/affect and trauma studies. It brings together several academic foci - the history of medicine, aesthetic theory, speech act theory, feminism, and gender... more...