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

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2014; US$ 17.35

    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...

  • Text & Presentation, 2013by Graley Herren

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 59.95

    Text & Presentation, 2013 gathers some of the best work presented at the 2013 Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore. Subjects ranging from Ancient Greece to 21st century America are covered with a variety of approaches and formats. Celebrated playwright Edward Albee's presentation is the lead piece, followed by 12 research papers, one review... more...

  • Art, Vision, and Nineteenth-Century Realist Dramaby Amy Holzapfel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Realism in theatre is traditionally defined as a mere "seed" of modernism, a simple or crude attempt to copy objective reality on stage. This book challenges this misconception by redefining realism as an under-examined form of visual modernism that positioned theatre at the crux of the unstable interaction between consciousness and the visible world.... more...

  • Fault Lines (NHB Modern Plays)by Ali Taylor

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    A razor-sharp new comedy that exposes the dilemmas of working in charity today and asks whether doing good is always the same as being good. 7.32am. Christmas Eve. Disasters Relief?s staff parties are legendary – but their aftermath cataclysmic. Nick and Abi wake amidst the carnage to breaking news: a massive earthquake has struck Pakistan. ... more...

  • Let the Right One In (stage version) (NHB Modern Plays)by Jack Thorne; John Ajvide Lindqvist

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    A dark and visceral coming-of-age vampire love story, based on the acclaimed novel and film. Oskar is a bullied, lonely, teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town, when a spate of sinister killings rocks the neighbourhood. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn?t go to school and never... more...

  • Rhetoric as Pedagogyby Winifred Bryan Horner; Michael Leff; Robert Gaines; Jean Dietz Moss; Beth S. Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Writing Histories of Rhetoricby Victor J. Vitanza

    Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    This collection of essays, edited by Victor J. Vitanza, is a historiography of rhetoric, summarizing what has recently been accomplished in the revision of traditional histories of rhetoric and discussing what might be accomplished in the future. Featuring a variety of approaches—classical, revisionary, and avant-garde—it includes... more...

  • Blue Stockings (NHB Modern Plays)by Jessica Swale

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    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, the women... more...

  • Chimerica (NHB Modern Plays)by Lucy Kirkwood

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    A powerful, provocative play about international relations and the shifting balance of power between East and West. Tiananmen Square, 1989. As tanks roll through Beijing and soldiers hammer on his hotel door, Joe – a young American photojournalist – captures a piece of history. New York, 2012. Joe is covering a presidential election, marred by... more...

  • Ububy Alfred Jarry; Kenneth McLeish

    Nick Hern Books 2013; 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...