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  • Cultural Dissemination and Translational Communitiesby Katja Krebs

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The early twentieth century is widely regarded as a crucial period in British theatre history: it witnessed radical reform and change with regard to textual, conceptual and institutional practices and functions. Theatre practitioners and cultural innovators such as translators Harley Granville Barker, William Archer and Jacob Thomas Grein, amongst... more...

  • The P G Wodehouse Miscellanyby N T P Murphy; Stephen Fry

    The History Press 2015; US$ 2.90

    <div>P G Wodehouse saw his first article published when still at school, and he went on to become the leading humour writer of the twentieth century. He created characters famous across the English-speaking world, such as Rupert Psmith, Stanley Ukridge, Uncle Fred, the inhabitants of the Drones Club, Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, and Lord... more...

  • Von Kraftmenschen und Schwächlingenby Martin Blawid

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 182.00

    This work examines the literary conceptions of ?masculinity? in German and Italian dramatic texts of the late 18th century. On the basis of a historical-epistemological definition of masculinity and of contemporary theoretical models of ?men?s studies? in the 20th and 21st century, the following sample texts are analyzed: Gotthold Ephraim... more...

  • Politische Dramaturgien im geteilten Berlinby Heiner Teroerde

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2009; US$ 34.05

    In ihren Anfängen definierte sich die Bundesrepublik wie die DDR dadurch neu, dass sie sich gegen den gemeinsamen Vorgängerstaat, das »Dritte Reich«, abgrenzte. Das entsprach aber kaum der jeweiligen sozialen Wirklichkeit. In der DDR thematisierte Heiner Müller das Fortleben der Vergangenheit. Er entlarvte den behaupteten demokratischen Neubeginn als... more...

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