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  • Three Uses of the Knifeby David Mamet

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.00

    The purpose of theater, like magic like religion?ids to inspire cleansing awe. With bracing directness and aphoristic authority, one of our greatest living playwrights addresses the questions: What makes good drama? And why does drama matter in an age that is awash in information and entertainment? David Mamet believes that the tendency to dramatize... more...

  • English Revenge Dramaby Linda Woodbridge

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    This book explores the vengeance permeating English Renaissance drama, connecting bloodthirsty and blackly comic plays with economics and political resistance. more...

  • Violence Against Women in Early Modern Performanceby Kim Solga

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 32.00

    Examining some of the most iconic texts in English theatre history, including Titus Andronicus , The Duchess of Malfi and The Changeling , this book reveals the pernicious erasure of rape and violence against women in the early modern era, and the politics and ethics of rehearsing these negotiations on the twentieth- and twenty-first century stages. more...

  • Plays and Puritansby Charles Kingsley

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Each edition has been optimized for maximum readability, using our patent-pending conversion technology. We are partnering with leading publishers around the globe to create accessible editions of their titles. Our... more...

  • There Is Nothing Like a Thane!by Clive Francis

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    There is Nothing Like a Thane is a follow-up to Clive Francis's highly successful There is Nothing Like a Dane! The Lighter Side of Hamlet . Thane is a hilarious compilation of unintentional funny moments from a variety of productions of Macbeth - interwoven with Francis's witty caricatures. It also delves into the many superstitions, which have... more...

  • Molière and Paradoxby James F. Gaines

    Narr Francke Attempto 2010; US$ 44.19

    Offering a wide perspective on Molière`s plays, this study opens a new opportunity for understanding the dramatist`s links to the tradition and methods of Sextus Empiricus and his followers. By concentrating on the multiple uses of paradox in Language, thought, and stagecraft, it updates Molière studies through the major philosophical research of the... more...

  • The Death of Tragedyby George Steiner

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    An engrossing and provocative look at the decline of tragedy in modern art ?All men are aware of tragedy in life. But tragedy as a form of drama is not universal.? So begins George Steiner?s adept analysis of the demise of classic tragedy as a dramatic depiction of heroism and suffering. In The Death of Tragedy , Steiner examines the uniqueness... more...

  • Tom Stoppard: Faber Critical Guideby Jim Hunter

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 11.65

    Are you fascinated by Stoppard's plays but want an informed view into their complexities? Are you studying his plays and looking for help with interpretation? Do you teach Stoppard and need a reliable guide? A Faber Critical Guide to Tom Stoppard's major work gives us all this and more: - an introduction to the distinctive features of the... more...

  • Reimagining American Theatreby Robert Brustein

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 26.99

    In his collection of essays and reviews, Robert Brustein makes the argument that the American Theatre is enjoying a renaissance that has not been unacknowledged. more...

  • How to See a Playby Richard Burton

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 4.99

    This book is aimed squarely at the theater-goer. It hopes to offer a concise general treatment upon the use of the theater, so that the person in the seat may get the most for his money; may choose his entertainment wisely, avoid that which is not worth while, and appreciate the values artistic and intellectual of what he is seeing and hearing. more...