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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...

  • Art, Vision, and Nineteenth-Century Realist Drama: Acts of Seeingby Amy Holzapfel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Realism in theatre is traditionally defined as a mere seed of modernism, a crude attempt to reproduce an exact copy of reality on stage. Art, Vision & Nineteenth-Century Realist Drama redefines realism as a complex and under-examined form of visual modernism, one that positioned theatre at the crux of the encounter between consciousness and the... more...

  • Avant Garde Theatreby Christopher Innes

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 51.95

    Examining the development of avant garde theatre from its inception in the 1890s right up to the present day, Christopher Innes exposes a central paradox of modern theatre; that the motivating force of theatrical experimentation is primitivism. What links the work of Strindberg, Artaud, Brook and Mnouchkine is an idealisation of the elemental and a... 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...

  • Burying Your Brother in the Pavement (NHB Modern Plays)by Jack Thorne

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A play about grief and looking at someone that little bit more closely. Tom?s brother Luke is dead. This has upset a lot of people but it hasn?t upset Tom. Or, rather, it has upset him, but in ways he can?t explain and other people can't understand. You see, Tom and Luke were never friends. In fact, Tom didn't really like Luke at all. So it?s... 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...

  • Chronik des europäischen Theatersby Wolfgang Beck

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2008; US$ 21.21

    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...

  • Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition from Ancient to Modern Timesby George A. Kennedy

    The University of North Carolina Press 1999; US$ 29.99

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  • Cum verbis ut Italici solent ornatissimisby Florian Hartmann

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 35.08

    Zahlreiche Quellen des 12. und 13. Jahrhunderts, die die italienischen Stadtkommunen beschreiben, dokumentieren eine besonders ausgeprägte Wertschätzung der Eloquenz. Angesichts jüngerer Forschungen zum Einfluss der Rhetorik auf das Selbstverständnis der Aristokratie im antiken Rom liegt ein analoger Blick auf Funktionen der Eloquenz in den Kommunen... more...

  • The Dance of Deathby Conor McPherson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 13.11

    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 to use... more...