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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$ 23.15

    Hauptbeschreibung 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,... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    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$ 420.00

    An indispensable reference tool for all theatre scholars and students, this book surveys theatre in more than thirty countries from India to Thailand, from Uzbekistan to New Zealand and from Australia to China, and is lavishly illustrated throughout. 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...

  • Eroticism and Death in Theatre and Performanceby Karoline Gritzner

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    Exploring a range of topics, including Greek tragedy, Shakespearean theater, contemporary British plays, opera, and the theatricality of Parisian culture, this compilation provides new perspectives on the relationship between Eros and Death in a series of dramatic texts, theatrical practices, and cultural performances. Detailed and analytical, these... more...