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- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 47.00
A survey of the formal conventions of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95
The English Novel, Volume II: Smollett to Austen collects a series of previously-published essays on the early eighteenth-century novel in a single volume, reflecting the proliferation of theoretical approaches since the 1970s. The novel has been the object of some of the most exciting and important critical speculations, and the eighteenth-century... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
First published in 1985, The Subject of Tragedy takes the drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as the starting point for an analysis of the differential identities of man and woman. Catherine Belsey charts, in a range of fictional and non-fictional texts, the production in the Renaissance of a meaning for subjectivity that is identifiably... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.50
This compelling argument for the link between Calvinism in English religious life and the rise of tragedy on the Elizabethan stage draws on a variety of material, including theological tracts, sermons, and dramatic works beginning with sixteenth-century morality plays and continuing through Marlowe's career and the beginning of Shakespeare's Originally... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
This 1986 study offers a challenging contribution to the on-going critical debate surrounding the English literary Renaissance. Although informed by the ?new historicism? and post-structuralism, Hidden Designs makes a plea for criticism to be practiced in its own name rather than in the name of theory, and opposes the hyper-professionalisation of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
In this challenging book, first published in 1987, Michelene Wandor looks at the best-known plays in the thirty years prior to publication, from Look Back in Anger onwards. Wandor investigates the representation of the family and different forms of sexuality in these plays and re-reviews them from a perspective that throws into sharp relief the... more...
- Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 48.11
Im Oktober 1911 gingen bildungsbürgerliche Sozialreformer in die Arbeiterviertel im Osten Berlins: eine soziale Mission, in deren Mittelpunkt das Kennenlernen der Menschen und Verhältnisse im "dunklen Berlin" stand. Sie wurde für ihre Teilnehmer zu einer "Schule des wirklichen Lebens", in der sie Erfahrungen nachholen konnten, die... more...
- University of Delaware 2014; US$ 94.99
This book explores representations of the individualistic character in drama, Shakespearean and non-Shakespearean, and some of the Renaissance ideas allowing for and informing them. Setting aside Shakespearean exceptionalism, the study reads a wide variety of plays to explain how intellectual context could allow for such characterization. more...