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  • Italian Literature IIIby Gloria Allaire; Gloria Allaire

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 155.00

    Text and facing English translation of a version of the Tristan story from north-east Italy. more...

  • Women Dramatists, Humor, and the French Stageby Joyce Johnston

    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...

  • Geschichte als Performanceby Dietlind Hüchtker

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 38.16

    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...

  • Frühneuzeitliche Herrscherfiguren im Wandelby Katharina Schöneborn

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 43.90

    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...

  • Medea, Magic, and Modernity in Franceby Ms Amy Wygant

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Bringing together the previously disparate fields of historical witchcraft, reception history, poetics, and psychoanalysis, this innovative study shows how the glamour of the historical witch, a spell that she cast, was set on a course, over a span of three hundred years from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, to become a generally broadcast... more...

  • The Sentimental Theater of the French Revolutionby Dr Cecilia Feilla; Professor Kathryn Lowerre; Dr Jane Milling

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    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. Remarkably, the most frequently performed and popular plays from 1789 to 1799 were not the political... more...

  • American ?Unculture? in French Dramaby Les Essif

    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...

  • Les Mystè 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 of... 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...

  • 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...