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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...

  • CliffsNotes Ibsen's Plays II: Ghosts, An Enemy of The People, & The Wild Duckby Marianne Sturman

    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...

  • Cleopatraby Harold Bloom

    Scribner 2017; US$ 24.00

    From Harold Bloom, one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time, comes an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of Cleopatra—one of the Bard’s most riveting and memorable female characters. Cleopatra is one of the most famous women in history—and thanks to Shakespeare, one of the most intriguing personalities in literature. She is lover... more...

  • Dr Faustus: The A- and B- texts (1604, 1616)by David Bevington; Eric Rasmussen

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 12.95

    Dr. Faustus is one of the jewels of early modern English drama, and is still widely performed today. Interestingly, the play has come down to the contemporary audience in two distinct versions that have become known as the 'A' and the 'B' texts. David Bevington and Eric Rasmussen, who edited the original Revels edition over twenty years ago (and are... more...

  • A New Companion to Renaissance Dramaby Arthur F. Kinney; Thomas Warren Hopper

    Wiley 2017; US$ 198.50 US$ 178.65

    A New Companion to Renaissance Drama provides an invaluable summary of past and present scholarship surrounding the most popular and influential literary form of its time. Original interpretations from leading scholars set the scene for important paths of future inquiry. A colorful, comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the material... more...

  • Melodramaby James L. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.00

    First published in 1973, this book explores the genre of melodrama. After discussing the defining characteristics of melodrama, the book examines the dramatic structures of the two major and contrasting emotions presented in melodrama: triumph and defeat. It concludes with a reflection on the ways in which elements of melodrama have appeared in protest... more...

  • Tragedyby Clifford Leech

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.00

    First published in 1969, this work examines the genre of Tragedy from its origins in ancient Greece, to the modern day. Beginning with an overview of the meaning of tragedy in Europe through the ages, it goes on to explore common aspects of tragedies such as the tragic hero, the chorus and unities, catharsis, peripeteia, anagnorisis and suffering.... more...

  • Learby Harold Bloom

    Scribner 2018; US$ 24.00

    Harold Bloom, regarded by some as the greatest Shakespeare scholar of our time, presents an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of King Lear—the third in his series of five short books about the great playwright’s most significant personalities, hailed as Bloom’s “last love letter to the shaping spirit of his imagination” on the front page of... more...

  • The Renaissance of emotionby Richard Meek; Erin Sullivan

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 109.99

    This collection of essays offers a major reassessment of the meaning and significance of emotional experience in the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Recent scholarship on early modern emotion has relied on a medical-historical approach, resulting in a picture of emotional experience that stresses the dominance of the material, humoral body.... more...