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- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95
Moliere's plays are the cornerstone of the French Classical dramatic repertoire. Adapted and exploited in his day by dramatists of the English Restoration, they are now again growing in popularity. In this detailed and fascinating volume, Gerry McCarthy examines the practice and method of possibly the greatest actor-dramatist. From the rough farces... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00
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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
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...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 11.50
Prudence Steiner's lively prose translations remain close to the original French, giving us the speech of the characters in a slightly compressed and formalized language that echoes the effect created by Molière's verse. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00
The seven plays of Yasmina Reza, one of France's most prominent female playwrights, are popular both in France and abroad. Despite her commercial success, her plays have often been ignored in academic circles, and few scholars have attempted to explore the mechanics of her playwriting. This text seeks to unpack the essentials of Reza's style... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 199.95
ere for the first time, the various French treatments of Didos tragic story in both drama and music, most of which are little known today are brought together, examined, compared, and evaluated. In Virgils Aeneid, the evocation of Didos great and fateful passion had an impact that has continued to reverberate over two millennia. Among... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 189.95
In the tradition of Virginia Woolfs In Search of a Room of Ones Own, this study traces the origins of French feminism to Neoclassical theatre and the court of Louis XIV. Through feminist revisionist histories of French literature, the Neoclassical plots and female archetypes from Racines Phedre and Andromache, Voltaires... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 78.00
This collection of essays in English by scholars of international standing presents new insights into the contexts in which the fifteenth-century French mystères were created. It is centred upon the remarkable outburst of large-scale plays written for urban production and dealing with biblical and hagiological subjects which transformed the art of... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
Smoothly blending performance theory, literary analysis and historical insights, Cecilia Feilla explores the mutually dependent discourses of feeling and politics and their impact on the theatre and theatre audiences during the French Revolution. Providing close readings of texts by, among others, Denis Diderot, Collot d'Herbois and Voltaire, Feilla... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 105.00
A book about the role America plays in the French imagination, as it translates to the French stage. Informed by a rich variety of Western cultural scholarship, Essif examines two dozen post-1960 works representing some of the most innovative dramaturgy of the last half century, including works by Gatti, Obaldia, Cixous, Koltès, and Vinaver. more...