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  • 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...

  • The Plays of Yasmina Reza on the English and American Stageby Amanda Giguere

    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 Figure of Dido in French Drama and French Musicby Thoron Hollard

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 199.95

    ere for the first time, the various French treatments of Dido’s tragic story in both drama and music, most of which are little known today are brought together, examined, compared, and evaluated. In Virgil’s Aeneid, the evocation of Dido’s great and fateful passion had an impact that has continued to reverberate over two millennia. Among... more...

  • A Feminist Analysis of Gender and Primogeniture in French Neoclassical Tragedyby Sharon Worley

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 189.95

    In the tradition of Virginia Woolf’s “In Search of a Room of One’s 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 Racine’s Phedre and Andromache, Voltaire’s... more...

  • Les Mystèresby Peter Happé; Wim Hüsken

    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... more...

  • The Sentimental Theater of the French Revolutionby Cecilia Feilla

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    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...

  • American ?Unculture? in French Dramaby Les Essif

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • Tartuffe and the Misanthropeby Moliere; Prudence L. Steiner; Roger W. Herzel

    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...