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- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00
Filling a critical void, this book examines French women dramatists of the nineteenth-century who staged works prior to the lifting of censorship laws in 1864. Though none staged overtly feminist drama, Sophie de Bawr, Sophie Gay, Virginie Ancelot, and Delphine Girardin questioned patriarchal dominance and reconstructed ideals of womanhood. 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 Moliere's verse. Roger Herzel's thoughtful Introduction discusses Moliere's life; Tartuffe , The Misanthrope , and the comic tradition; and the... more...
- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 158.31
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... more...
- 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...