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  • Islamic Conversion and Christian Resistance on the Early Modern Stageby Jane Hwang Degenhardt

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 38.99

    This book explores the threat of Christian conversion to Islam in twelve early modern English plays. In works by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Massinger, and others, conversion from Christianity to Islam is represented as both tragic and erotic, as a fate worse than death and as a sexual seduction. Degenhardt examines the stage's treatment of this intercourse... more...

  • Literature, Cinema and Politics 1930-1945: Reading Between the Framesby Lara Feigel

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 129.99

    This book tells the story of a generation of writers who were passionately engaged with politics and with cinema, exploring the rise and fall of a distinct tradition of cinematic literature. Dismayed by the rise of fascism in Europe and by the widening gulf separating the classes at home, these writers turned to cinema as a popular and hard-hitting... more...

  • Ben Jonson, Renaissance Dramatistby Sean McEvoy

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 30.99

    This new guide to the English renaissance's most erudite and yet most street-wise dramatist strongly asserts the theatrical brilliance of his greatest plays in performance, then and now.The book integrates all of Jonson's major plays into the milieu of the turbulent years which produced them, and analyses the way each work examines the issues... more...

  • Thomas Middleton, Renaissance Dramatistby Michelle O'Callaghan

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 119.99

    Thomas Middleton is one of the major English Renaissance dramatists alongside Marlowe, Shakespeare and Jonson. Middleton continues to fascinate audiences and readers with his black humour, his wry and witty treatment of sexuality, morality, and politics. He is a consummate professional dramatist, experimenting with stagecraft in a manner that combines... more...

  • About Hareby Richard Boon

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 13.11

    This series contains what no other study guides can offer - extensive first-hand interviews with the playwrights and their closest collaborators on all of their major work, put together by top academics especially for the modern student market. As well as invaluable synopses, biographical essays and chronologies, these guides allow the student much... more...

  • The Lineby Timberlake Wertenbaker

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 14.57

    How did you learn to draw a line that is so ferocious and so supple? There is no question Mademoiselle . . . You are one of us. From unexpected quarters in nineteenth century France, a bright new talent emerges: confident, penniless, and a woman. But circumstance is no obstacle to Suzanne Valadon. For the great Edgar Degas, his ambitious... more...

  • Curtain Upby Julius Green

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 15.99

    From the producer of numerous Agatha Christie stage plays comes the first book to examine the world?s bestselling mystery writer?s career and work as a playwright, published to commemorate her 125th birthday. Agatha Christie has long been revered around the world for her mysteries and the indelible characters she created, Miss Jane Marple and Hercule... more...

  • Alfred Lord Tennysons Drama, A Reviewby Henry James

    Copyright Group 2013; US$ 1.39

    Henry James was born on 15 April 1843 and is regarded as one of the great literary figures of 19th Century writing. Born in New York, he moved between there and Europe, being tutored in Geneva, London, Paris, Bologna, and Bonn. At the age of 19 he briefly attended Harvard Law School, but preferred reading literature to studying law and settled the... more...

  • Ibsenby Janko Lavrin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1950, could best be described as a combination of literary, psychological and social criticism. Considerable space is allotted to the personal inner drama of Ibsen, which provides not only a clue to his art but shows how most of his themes inevitably grew out of the other. The author also explores some of those factors... more...

  • Interactionsby Nicholas Grene; Patrick Lonergan; Lilian Chambers

    Carysfort Press Limited 2008; US$ 7.99

    Exploration and reminiscences of the Dublin Theatre Festival. more...