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- Scribner 2011; US$ 12.00
An explosive play that took critics and audiences by storm, Equus is Peter Shaffer's exploration of the way modern society has destroyed our ability to feel passion. Alan Strang is a disturbed youth whose dangerous obsession with horses leads him to commit an unspeakable act of violence. As psychiatrist Martin Dysart struggles to understand the motivation... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2003; US$ 54.95
This study of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries also provides an insight into cultural materialist thought. This third edition contains an extensive introduction which argues for the continuing relevance of the tragic aesthetic in today's world. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1967; US$ 75.00
In this volume nineteen contributors, in as many essays, discuss various aspects of critical and aesthetic development in the late seventeenth and the eighteenth centuries, from the time of Dryden to Wordsworth. This was a period in which traditional lite more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95
Oscar Wilde's play An Ideal Husband is a comedy about politics, blackmail and corruption. The action takes place over three days in London, and it questions ideas of public and private honor. It is a play about the past catching up with one in the present. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.95
The original stage adaptation of Salman Rushdie?s Midnight?s Children, winner of the 1993 Booker of Bookers, the best book to win the Booker Prize in its first twenty-five years. In the moments of upheaval that surround the stroke of midnight on August 14--15, 1947, the day India proclaimed its independence from Great Britain, 1,001 children are... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 43.00
Het blijkt dat de carnavalstekst een centrale rol speelde in het dagelijkse leven van alle lagen van de bevolking van de laatmiddeleeuwse stad. Deze teksten zijn het repertoire van de carnavalsvieringen, spectaculaire omgangen, blijde inkomsten van vorsten, schuttersfeesten en festivals van rederijkers. Ze zorgen voor verstrooiing en leveren stof voor... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 63.00
Jacobean tragedy is typically seen as translating a general dissatisfaction with the first Stuart monarch and his court into acts of calculated recklessness and cynical brutality. Drawing on theoretical influences from social history, psychoanalysis and the study of discourses, this innovative book proposes an alternative perspective: Jacobean tragedy... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2012; US$ 11.99
Shortlisted for the 2012 Forward Poetry Prize. People Who Like Meatballs brings together two contrasting poem sequences about rejection by 'this brilliant lyricist of human darkness' (Fiona Sampson). The title-sequence, People Who Like Meatballs, is about a man's humiliation by a woman. Into my mother's snow-encrusted lap is about a dysfunctional mother-child... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 11.99
A stunningly ambitious work from one of the UK's most influential playwrights. Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone shares a secret. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone is her brother’s mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone... more...