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- 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...
- 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...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; Not Available
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...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 5.91
CliffsNotes on Inherit the Wind is an illuminating guide to the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee play about the evolution-versus-creationism debate. Chapter summaries and expert analysis provide insight into the central conflict between fundamentalist Matthew Harrison Brady and gifted orator Henry Drummond. The townspeople in this play also dramatize... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 60.95 US$ 52.82
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
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...
- 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 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...
- 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...