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  • Cruelty and Desire in the Modern Theaterby Laurens De Vos

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2011; US$ 82.99

    Departing from a refreshing look at the ideas of Antonin Artaud, this book provides a thorough analysis of how both Sarah Kane and Samuel Beckett are indebted to his legacy. In juxtaposing these playwrights, De Vos minutely points out how both in their own way struggle with coming to terms with Artaud. A key concept in Lacanian psychoanalytic theories,... more...

  • nut (NHB Modern Plays)by debbie tucker green

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    Elayne doesn't want company but company won't leave her alone. Everyone's got an opinion but no one's listening and things are starting to slip. nut premiered at The Shed at the National Theatre in October 2013, directed by the author. more...

  • This Way to the Revolutionby Erin Pizzey

    Peter Owen Publishers 2013; US$ 14.57

    In 1971 Erin Pizzey set up the world s first refuge for battered women and their children. 40 years later, she describes the battles she was forced to fight: against the establishment, the church, the courts, and not least, the women s movement. She also describes her own troubled childhood, her discovery of feminism and her political activism, including... more...

  • Impressions of Southern Italyby Sharon Ouditt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Naples was conventionally the southernmost stop of the Grand Tour beyond which, it was assumed, lay violent disorder: earthquakes, malaria, bandits, inhospitable inns, few roads and appalling food. On the other hand, Southern Italy lay at the heart of Magna Graecia, whose legends were hard-wired into the cultural imaginations of the educated. This... more...

  • The English History Play in the age of Shakespeareby Irving Ribner.

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1957. This edition re-issues the second edition of 1965. Recognized as one of the leading books in its field, The English History Play in the Age of Shakespeare presents the most comprehensive account available of the English historical drama from its beginning to the closing of the theatres in 1642 and relates this development... more...

  • Haunted Plymouthby Kevin Hynes

    The History Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    From heart-stopping accounts of apparitions, manifestations and supernatural phenomena, to first-hand encounters with phantoms, spirits and ghouls, this collection of spooky sightings from around the city of Plymouth is guaranteed to make your blood run cold. Richly illustrated with over 100 pictures, Haunted Plymouth contains a chilling range of... more...

  • The Little Book of the Cotswoldsby Gillian Broomhall

    The History Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    The Little Book of the Cotswolds is a veritable smorgasbord of Cotswold miscellany, packed with fascinating titbits and all manner of factual frippery - from Cotswold lions to puppy dog pies. This region's strangest traditions, its most eccentric inhabitants, blood-curdling murders and right royal connections combine with humorous cartoons to make... more...

  • Views Beyond the Border Countryby Dennis Dworkin; Leslie Roman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Second Wave (Routledge Revivals)by John Russell Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    In the 1970s the revolution that had swept the British theatre in the 1950s had already become accepted as the new establishment. Areas that had been previously regarded as remote ideals - including permanent repertory companies, a lively provincial theatre and an extensive spread of avant-garde and fringe theatrical activities - were now considered... more...

  • A Nest on the Wavesby David Wheatley

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 10.94

    Writing in Poetry Review Roddy Lumsden found cause to praise David Wheatley's wilfully impressive form and rampaging vocabulary', while in the TLS Peter Reading commended his technical resources as an unobtrusive pleasure to read'. A Nest on the Waves, taking its title from the folk belief that petrels lay their eggs at sea, ruminates on themes of... more...