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  • Eclipse of Actionby Richard Halpern

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 45.00

    According to traditional accounts, the history of tragedy is itself tragic: following a miraculous birth in fifth-century Athens and a brilliant resurgence in the early modern period, tragic drama then falls into a marked decline. While disputing the notion that tragedy has died, this wide-ranging study argues that it faces an unprecedented challenge... more...

  • Shakespeare and the Visual Artsby Michele Marrapodi

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Critical investigation into the rubric of 'Shakespeare and the visual arts' has generally focused on the influence exerted by the works of Shakespeare on a number of artists, painters, and sculptors in the course of the centuries. Drawing on the poetics of intertextuality and profiting from the more recent concepts of cultural mobility and permeability... more...

  • Making and unmaking in early modern English dramaby Chloe Porter

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 100.00

    Explores the significance of visual things that are 'under construction' in works by playwrights including Shakespeare, Robert Greene and John Lyly more...

  • Shakespeare After Allby Marjorie Garber

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 23.00

    A brilliant and companionable tour through all thirty-eight plays, Shakespeare After All is the perfect introduction to the bard by one of the country?s foremost authorities on his life and work. Drawing on her hugely popular lecture courses at Yale and Harvard over the past thirty years, Marjorie Garber offers passionate and revealing readings... more...

  • A Doll's Houseby Henrik Ibsen

    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...

  • The Knowledgeby John Donnelly

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.12

    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...

  • The Cherry Orchardby Anton Chekhov; Tom Stoppard

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    Liubov Ranevskya, a widowed landowner returns home more or less insolvent after five years abroad. Everything appears just as she remembers it but hers is a diminishing world. The vast and beautiful cherry orchard is soon to be sold off against her mounting debts.The insistent warnings of Lopakhin, a peasant's son turned wealthy businessman, go unheeded,... more...

  • Berlin/Wallby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 7.30

    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...

  • Helenby Euripides; Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    Seven years have passed since the end of the Trojan War and Menelaus, King of Sparta and husband to Helen, is making his slow and painful way home. When his ship is wrecked on the coast of Egypt he stumbles upon what seems to be his wife lingering outside the royal palace. But if this is the real Helen, who was the beautiful woman stolen by Paris,... more...

  • Tales of Ballycumberby Sebastian Barry

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    Here, now, listen, I'll tell you a tale . . . Daffodils are in bloom as dawn breaks over the foothills of Ballycumber, ushering in hope for a new day and stirring the ghosts of a past fraught with sorrow, anguish and emptiness. In search of advice, young Evans Stafford calls at the home of friend and strong-minded traditionalist, Nicholas Farquhar.... more...