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  • Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurdby Michael Y. Bennett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 27.00

    Using an up-to-date understanding of Camus' philosophy as a theoretical frame, this work engages the long history of Theatre of the Absurd criticism, performance histories and reviews, the genre of the parable, philosophy, and performance studies, ultimately arguing against a strictly absurd and existential reading and, instead, positions such work... more...

  • Ovidian Myth and Sexual Deviance in Early Modern English Literatureby Dr Sarah Carter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 90.00

    Carter explores early modern culture's reception of Ovid through the manipulation of Ovidian myth by Shakespeare, Middleton, Heywood, Marlowe and Marston. With a focus on sexual violence, homosexuality, incest and idolatry, Carter analyses how depictions of mythology represent radical ideas concerning gender and sexuality. more...

  • The Semiotics of Theatre and Dramaby Keir Elam

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 35.95

    The late twentieth century saw an explosion of interest in semiotics, the science of the signs and processes by which we communicate. In this study, the first of its kind in English, Keir Elam shows how this new 'science' can provide a radical shift in our understanding of theatrical performance, one of our richest and most complex forms of communication.... more...

  • Peter Gill Plays 2by Peter Gill

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 24.78

    Cardiff East 'As scene melts into scene, oneâ?Ts appetite for knowing more and more about these people is constantly whetted, even for the ones one would avoid in real life. Each and every [character] rings true and resonates further. . . A play which is never less than gripping.' Mail on Sunday Certain Young Men 'The play is marked... more...

  • Another Door Closedby Peter Gill

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    'Have you grown hard? Is that it? You were never hard then, you know. Just two spoiled daughters. Two little, selfish daughters. Two unemancipated daughters. Without her you have become hard, is that it? She was so soft, you see.' Two elderly sisters get an unexpected visit from a younger man. It appears, many years ago, the sisters' mother had... 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...

  • Fifty Modern and Contemporary Dramatistsby Maggie B. Gale; John F. Deeney

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 31.95

    Fifty Modern and Contemporary and Dramatists is a critical introduction to the work of some of the most important and influential playwrights from the 1950s to the present day. The figures chosen are among the most widely studied by students of drama, theatre and literature and include such celebrated writers as: ? Samuel Beckett ? Caryl... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...