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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 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...

  • Avant Garde Theatreby Christopher Innes

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 51.95

    `Innes has produced a brilliant, sensitive, articulate statement. It deserves serious study by all those whose practice and commitment is toward an understanding and expression of this century's theatre'. - Choice 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...

  • C BLOCKby Marie Robbins

    Publish Green 2013; US$ 2.99

    Melvin! Melvin Danning! You'd better run. Your dad's coming home and he's drunk. Bullied and beaten as a child, Pits became a drug lord. He dropped out of school and started his own gang in Stockton, California, his home turf. He veered away from being called Melvin. He preferred Dan but soon received the alias, Pits. A respectable rap... 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$ 23.27

    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...

  • Cum verbis ut Italici solent ornatissimisby Florian Hartmann

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 34.90

    Hauptbeschreibung 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... more...

  • The Dark Comedyby J. L. Styan

    Cambridge University Press 1968; US$ 50.00

    Anyone who takes an intelligent interest in theatre-going will find profit and stimulus in this book. more...

  • The Drama of Ideasby Martin Puchner

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 21.99

    Most philosophy makes little mention of the theater except to denounce it as a place of illusion and moral decay. The theater has tended to respond in kind by steering away from philosophy, driven by the notion that theater consists of actions, not ideas. The Drama of Ideas argues that despite this mutual evasion, the histories of philosophy and theater... more...