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  • The Vital Lieby Anthony S. Abbott

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 37.50

      The Vital Lie is the first book to examine the reality-illusion conflict in modern drama from Ibsen to present-day playwrights. The book questions why vital lies, lies necessary for life itself, are such an obsessive concern for playwrights of the last hundred years. Using the work of fifteen playwrights, Abbott seeks to discover... more...

  • Re-visioning mythby Frances Babbage

    Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00

    The first in-depth assessment of ‘re-vision’ as a phenomenon in women’s drama, examining the diverse ways in which classical myth narratives have been reworked by women playwrights for the European stage. This study explores the ideological and aesthetic potential of such practice and silmultaneously exposes the tensions inherent in... more...

  • Theorizing Histories of Rhetoricby Michelle Ballif

    Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 40.00

     During the decades of the 1980s and 1990s, historians of rhetoric, composition, and communication vociferously theorized historiographical motivations and methodologies for writing histories in their fields. After this fertile period of rich, contested, and impassioned theorization, scholars busily undertook the composition of numerous historical... more...

  • Chronik des europäischen Theatersby Wolfgang Beck

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2008; US$ 21.33

    Zweieinhalb Jahrtausende Theater in Europa. Die Chronik zeigt Schauspielkunst unter den verschiedensten politischen, historischen und ästhetischen Vorzeichen und enthält die wichtigsten Personen und Bühnenereignisse, kulturhistorische und politische Hintergründe sowie Daten zum Theaterwesen. Ein ideales Informationsmittel für alle, die praktisch und... more...

  • Geschichte, Politik und das Volk im Drama des 16. bis 18. Jahrhundertsby Arnd Beise

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 224.00

    the uprising was a common social form in the life of the lower classes in the Early Modern Age. According to theory, no independent political action was to be expected from the "ignorant rabble", although according to Freud the entire "Western European culture" could be described as a product of "fear of the uprising of the oppressed". However, 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...

  • Populäre rhetorische Ratgeberby Albert Bremerich-Vos

    De Gruyter 1991; US$ 133.00

    Popul Re Rhetorische Ratgeber: Historisch-Systematische Untersuchungen. more...

  • The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatreby Katherine Brisbane; Ravi Chaturvedi; Ramendu Majumdar; Chua Soo Pong; Minoru Tanokura

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    This volume featrues over 250,000 words and more than 125 photographs identifying and defining theatre in more than 30 countries from India to Uzbekistan, from Thailand to New Zealand and featuring extensive documentation on contemporary Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Australian theatre. more...

  • Same (NHB Modern Plays)by Deborah Bruce

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    When Josie dies in an old people?s home, her grandchildren gather to share their memories of her, and her fellow residents feel the effects of her death as her funeral takes place. Is the gulf between the young and old as wide as it feels, or are we fundamentally the same inside whatever age we are? Deborah Bruce?s Same was commissioned as part... more...

  • The Philosophy of Rhetoricby George Campbell; Lloyd F. Bitzer

    Southern Illinois University Press 1988; US$ 40.00

    Here, after a quarter century of additional study and reflection, Bitzer presents a new critical edition of George Campbell?s classic. Bitzer provides a more complete review and assessment of Campbell?s work, giving particular emphasis to Campbell?s theological views, which he demonstrates played an important part in Campbell?s overall view of... more...