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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 5.99
This CliffsNotes guide includes everything you?ve come to expect from the trusted experts at CliffsNotes, including analysis of the most widely read literary works. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95
Arguing for a reconsideration of William Butler Yeatsâ??s work in the light of contemporary studies of world literature, Barry Sheils shows how reading Yeats enables a fuller understanding of the relationship between the extensive map of world literary production and the intensities of poetic practice. Yeatsâ??s appropriation of Japanese Noh theatre,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95
Dana Van Kooy draws critical attention to Percy Bysshe Shelley as a dramatist and argues that his dramas represent a critical paradigm of romanticism in which history is 'staged'. Reading Shelley's dramas as a series of radical stages - historical reenactments and theatrical reproductions - Van Kooy highlights the cultural significance of the drama... more...
- Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 109.99
Staging the revolution offers a reappraisal of the weight and volume of theatrical output during the Commonwealth and early Restoration, both in terms of live performances and performances on the paper stage. It argues that the often-cited notion that 1642 marked an end to theatrical production in England until the playhouses were reopened in 1660... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 234.00
Romance is a varied and fluid literary genre, notoriously difficult to define. This groundbreaking Companion surveys the many permutations of romance throughout the ages. Considers the literary and historical development of the romance genre from its classical origins to the present day Incorporates discussion of the changing readership... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 23.00
What is often described as the timelessness of Shakespeare, the transcendent qualities for which his plays have been praised around the world and across the centuries, is perhaps better understood as an uncanny timeliness, a capacity to speak directly to circumstances the playwright could not have anticipated or foreseen. Like a portrait whose eyes... more...
- NuVision Publications, LLC 2009; US$ 2.99
Nora Helmer, the naive and pretty wife of Torvald, has no opinions or talents of her own in male-dominated 19th-Century Norwegian society. Their life is comfortable and respectable, and their ideals are conventional. But when Torvald was ill, Nora borrowed money from her father's bank with a forged signature and did not tell her husband. She is... more...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.99
Harry wants to leave an Inheritance for his sons. So, going against life-long political convictions, he joins the property-owning class. Then the economic crisis hits. A timely, comic and poignant exploration of how a worldwide recession impacts on the lives of ordinary people, Mike Packer's Inheritance opened at Live Theatre, Newcastle upon... more...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.99
In December 2000, Pumla Lolwana pulled her three children close to her body and stepped in front of a train on the railway tracks between Philippi and Nyanga on the Cape Flats, South Africa. This true story demanded Athol Fugard's attention and compelled him to write The Train Driver ; a beautiful and haunting play of redemptive power. The Train... more...
- Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 17.99
This collection of Alan Bennett's work includes his first play and West End hit, Forty Years On , as well as Getting On , Habeus Corpus , and Enjoy . Forty Years On 'Alan Bennett's most gloriously funny play ... a brilliant, youthful perception of a nation in decline, as seen through the eyes of a home-grown school play ... a classic.' Daily... more...