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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Geschichte als Performanceby Dietlind Hüchtker

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 42.23

    Am Beispiel dreier Frauen ? einer Aktivistin der polnischen Bauernbewegung, einer ruthenischen Feministin und einer Zionistin ? analysiert die Studie politische Bewegungen in Galizien um 1900 als Performance, als Zusammenspiel von Mitwirkenden, Stücken, Bühnen und Auftritten. Die Aktivistinnen konstruierten die Geschichte ihrer Benachteiligung, sie... 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...