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- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 226.95
“Acknowledging the difficulty of defining "romance," Saunders and the contributors collectively produce a volume that offers a more comprehensive survey of the literature--including its historical, national, and generic varieties--than have previous standard works on the subject…Some of the essays--e.g., Helen Cooper's "Malory and the Early... 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 8.00
?O mother, mother! What have you done?? ? Coriolanus Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this gripping political and personal tragedy?along with more than a hundred pages of exclusive features, including ? an original Introduction to Coriolanus ? incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and... more...
- 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...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57
What on earth is happening to our planet? And who knows what to do? Certainties are few: every living thing is related to every other living thing; our actions have consequences; change is continual and inevitable. The National Theatre asked four of the country's most exciting writers to investigate. The team spent six months interviewing key... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57
It was so simple . . . just a few little bits in his diary, files that he kept in longhand with all his thoughts and wishes and dreams . . . Bobby thinks he's simply lending his sister a hand with clearing out her cottage in the forest. But it's a dark and stormy night and his sister has a secret. I know it can't be that bad, whatever was... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.11
Being a teacher means weekends. It means thirteen weeks holiday. It means a secure job in uncertain times. But Zoe doesn't want to have to rescue her students. She doesn't want to be called a slag. She doesn't want to sleep with the Head of Science. And she doesn't want to teach a group of kids how to do life. Because that's something Zoe's not sure... more...
- Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 7.29
Berlin/Wall In two contrasted readings for the stage, David Hare visits a place where a famous wall has come down; then another where a wall is going up. Berlin For his whole adult life, David Hare has been visiting the city which so many young people regard as the most exciting in Europe. But there's something in Berlin's elusive character... more...