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  • Frühneuzeitliche Herrscherfiguren im Wandelby Katharina Schöneborn

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 53.39

    Hauptbeschreibung Was verbindet Karl den Großen und Elisabeth I., Nero und Nebukadnezar, Julius Cäsar und Alexander? Dem Leser frühneuzeitlicher Texte begegnen sie nicht nur als literarische Figuren, sondern auch als Exempel in politischen und philosophischen Schriften. In Frankreich bringt das frühneuzeitliche Drama nicht nur eine Vielzahl unterschiedlichster... more...

  • L' écrivain scéniqueby Michel Vaïs

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1978; US$ 5.25

    Dans l’ensemble de la production contemporaine, trois ouvres font ici l’objet d’études systématiques : celles de Samuel Beckett, de Romain Weingarten et de Jean Genet. Une interview inédite d’Eugène Ionesco complète l’ouvrage. more...

  • Mirages de la farceby Thierry Boucquey

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 158.00

    Establishing the notion of reasonable foolishness and foolish reason as a generic principle of the old French farce, Boucquey's study examines the interdependencies among four key mimetic phenomena: the demented universe of the Feast of Fools festival, the genre of the farce, Bruegel's representation of the world, and the euphoric comedies of triumphant... more...

  • Le Romantisme aux enchèresby Marie-Pierre Le Hir

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 158.00

    Reassessing the theoretical usefulness of the “high/low culture” perspective often found in writings on Romantic theater, this book shows how this dichotomy has obscured the centrality of melodrama as a dominant mode of Romantic expression in post-revolutionary France. The book focuses on Victor Ducange's production (1813-33) in order to... more...

  • Identity and Ideologyby Julie Chandler Hayes

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 158.00

    The bourgeois drama of "serious genre" was one of the major innovative literary forms of the French Enlightenment, but it has been largely excluded from the canon today. In a study drawing on contemporary and 18th-century literary theory and philosophy, social history and history of the theatre, Hayes presents a reading of the dramas of Diderot... more...

  • French Renaissance Tragedyby Gillian Jondorf

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 37.00

    The principle aim of this 1990 book is to encourage readers to find pleasure in sixteenth-century tragedies. more...

  • Individualität im komischen Roman der Frühen Neuzeitby Ansgar Thiele

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 182.00

    The genre of the comic novel, which includes Charles Sorel?s Histoire comique de Francion, Paul Scarron?s Roman comique and Antoine Furetières Roman bourgeois, was extremely popular in 17th century France. The present study examines the relations between individuality and comedy in these novels, and thus casts new light on the early history of the... more...

  • The Theatres of Moliereby Gerry Mccarthy

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95

    In this detailed and fascinating volume, Gerry McCarthy examines the practice and method of possibly the greatest actor-dramatist, shedding new light on the dramatic intelligence and theatrical understanding of Moliere's writing. more...

  • Staging Politics and Genderby Cecilia Beach

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    In Staging Politics and Gender , Cecilia Beach examines the political and feminist plays of French playwrights who have largely been overlooked until now. Beach highlights the importance of theatrical endeavors which women perceived as a powerful way to promote political opinions. The author analyzes the work of Louise Michel, Nelly Roussel, Marie... more...

  • Medea, Magic, and Modernity in Franceby Amy Wygant

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 119.95

    Revealing the surprising trajectory of our contemporary obsession with magic, Amy Wygant here follows the figure of Medea, the great antique witch and child-murderess, through her appearances on the early modern French stage from La Péruse to Corneille to Cherubini, by way of medical treatises, visual images, cultural practices, and poetics. This... more...