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  • John Webster, Renaissance Dramatistby David Coleman

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 119.99

    Transgressive and darkly brilliant, the drama of John Webster has long been recognised as one of the crowning glories of the English Renaissance. But this apparently idiosyncratic individual, fascinated by insanity, corruption, and the macabre, was also a successful businessman, involved in trade networks beyond the theatre, and writing most of his... more...

  • Contemporary British Dramaby David Lane

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 119.99

    This book provides a critical assessment of dramatic literature since 1995, situating texts, companies and writers in a cultural, political and social context. It examines the shifting role of the playwright, the dominant genres and emerging styles of the past decade and how they are related.Beginning with an examination of how dramatic literature... more...

  • Shakespeare and Co.by Stanley Wells

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 20.78

    'Enjoyable, lively ? such a pleasure to read ? renders the drama of Shakespeare?s contemporaries more than fringe entertainment? Independent Shakespeare is one of the greatest of all English figures, considered a genius for all time. Yet as this enthralling book shows, he was at heart a man of the theatre, one among a community of artists... more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Early Modern Drama, 1576?1642by Julie Sanders

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    A stimulating introduction to the drama of the early modern era, through a focus on commercial playhouses and their repertoires. more...

  • Shakespeare?s Surrogatesby Sonya Freeman Loftis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Shakespeare's Surrogates contends that adapting Renaissance drama played a key role in the development of modern drama's major aesthetic movements. Loftis posits that playwrights' reactions to Shakespeare and his contemporaries worked to create their public personas, inform their theoretical writings, and influence the development of new genres.... more...

  • Philip Allan Literature Guide (for A-Level): Death of a Salesmanby Anne Crow

    Hodder Education 2012; Not Available

    Written by experienced A-level examiners and teachers who know exactly what students need to succeed, and edited by a chief examiner, Philip Allan Literature Guides (for A-level) are invaluable study companions with exam-specific advice to help you to get the grade you need. This full colour guide includes: - detailed scene summaries... more...

  • Philip Allan Literature Guide (for GCSE): The Crucibleby Shaun McCarthy; Jeanette Weatherall

    Hodder Education 2012; Not Available

    Philip Allan Literature Guides (for GCSE) provide exam-focused analysis of popular set texts to give students the very best chance of achieving the highest grades possible. /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:'Times New Roman'; panose-1:0 2 2 6 3 5 4 5 2 3; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable;... more...

  • Philip Allan Literature Guide (for A-Level): A Streetcar Named Desireby Nicola Onyett

    Hodder Education 2012; Not Available

    Written by experienced A-level examiners and teachers who know exactly what students need to succeed, and edited by a chief examiner, Philip Allan Literature Guides (for A-level) are invaluable study companions with exam-specific advice to help you to get the grade you need. This full colour guide includes: - detailed scene summaries... more...

  • Ivanovby Tom Stoppard; Anton Chekhov

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.11

    Only a year ago, the landowner Nikolai Ivanov was full of energy and optimism, in love with his wife and working hard. Now, for no reason he can understand, Ivanov is overcome with inertia and self-disgust. His wife is dying and he feels nothing. He is drowning in debt and despair, and he does nothing. Is it him? Is it Russia? And is the possibility... more...

  • Ben Jonsonby Ben Johnson; Helen Ostovich

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 88.95

    This edition of Ben Jonson's four middle comedies places the works in the popular history and culture of the times, 1605-1614, and surveys the influences, both classical and contemporary, on Jonson as a playwright. On-the-page annotations recreate the audiences perception of the plays as performances by commenting on the stage-directions, the self-conscious... more...