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  • Apuleius and Dramaby Regine May

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 154.99

    An exploration of the use of drama as an intertext in the work of the 2nd century Latin author Apuleius, who wrote the only complete extant Latin novel, the Metamorphoses, in which a young man is turned into a donkey by magic. All Latin and Greek is translated into English. - ;Regine May discusses the use of drama as an intertext in the work of the... more...

  • The Playwright as Thinkerby Eric Bentley; Richard Gilman

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    First published in 1946, The Playwright as Thinker is a classic work of drama criticism that helped create the intellectual environment in which serious American theater would thrive in the second half of the twentieth century. At the time of publishing, most drama critics believed dramatic art deserved no intellectual status; Eric Bentley set out... more...

  • Gut Reichentalby Clemens Jainöcker

    tredition 2015; US$ 3.69

    Der Roman beschreibt ein Beziehungsdrama, welches zum Teil klassische literarische Motive verarbeitet und so dem Leser ein unterhaltsames Panorama an Affären und Liebesbeziehungen in gehobenen Gesellschaftskreisen präsentiert.   Biographische Informationen Clemens Jainöcker, geb. 1939 in Baden b. Wien, Kindheit im Haus der Großmutter im Triestingtal/NÖ,... more...

  • Vergessen, was Eltern sindby Julian Reidy

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 37.84

    Diese Studie setzt sich kritisch mit dem Phänomen der sogenannten Väterliteratur auseinander. Aus den durchaus erfolgreichen autobiographischen »Väter-Büchern«, die zumeist in den Siebzigerjahren des 20. Jahrhunderts erschienen sind, lesen viele Literaturwissenschaftler »Kritik am Vater als dem symbolischen Vertreter der Macht und des Gesetzes«. Das... more...

  • Vamos a contar mentiras: Enseñar a un sinvergüenzaby Alfonso Paso

    Edhasa 1753; US$ 6.13

    Rosana es una joven de 30 años, hija tirana y solterona represiva encerrada en sus clases, sus libros y sus manías. Un día llega a su casa un nuevo alumno, recomendado por un afamado doctor conocido suyo. Este chico es un chulo, un jugador de poker, un ?viva la vida?, pero poco a poco Rosana se va enamorando de él? y cambia su manera de ser a la vez... more...

  • Rain Petitioning and Step Child: Playsby Munyaradzi Mawere

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 18.05

    In Nzarayaperaís village, famine and hunger strike as rain could not fall. The sky remains blue with scorching heat that leaves no creature desiring to move on with life. Chief Nzarayapera and his councillors believe this scourge is a curse from the ancestors. They think of holding a ceremony to mollify the ancestors and petition rain. The ceremony... more...

  • Blue Stockings (NHB Modern Plays)by Jessica Swale

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women’s suffrage. 1896. Girton College, Cambridge, the first college in Britain to admit women. The Girton girls study ferociously and match their male peers grade for grade. Yet, when the men graduate,... more...

  • Franz von Heufeld: Lustspieleby Franz von Heufeld; Johann Sonnleitner

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2014; US$ 14.19

    Franz von Heufeld (1731-1795), in Mainau am Bodensee (damals "Vorderösterreich") geboren, studierte ab 1748 an der Wiener Universität, wo er juristische und philosophische Studien absolvierte. Danach schlug er die Beamtenlaufbahn ein, steuerte Beiträge zu den ersten Wiener moralischen Wochenschriften Die Welt und Der österreichische Patriot... more...

  • The Dance of Deathby Conor McPherson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 10.99

    A visceral new version of Strindberg’s compelling, bitingly funny battle of wills. On an isolated island, military captain Edgar and his wife Alice live a bitter life, their marriage soured by hatred. When the possibility of redemption and escape arrives for Alice in the shape of their former comrade Kurt, it seems that Edgar is prepared... more...

  • Tis Pity She's a Whoreby John Ford

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 5.82

    The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and... more...