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  • Simon Gray: Plays 2by Simon Gray

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 24.78

    'A superbly written play, a funny play, an agonising play. It is, moreover, a play of truth and insight. A play to savour.' Punch on Otherwise Engaged 'Life in the theatre hasn't brought me anything more rewarding than directing Simon Gray's plays.' Harold Pinter Plaintiffs and Defendants Exceptionally good... the play gave such... more...

  • Aristophanic Comedy and the Challenge of Democratic Citizenshipby John Zumbrunnen

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 29.15

    Aristophanic Comedy and the Challenge of Democratic Citizenship finds in Aristophanes' comedies a complex comic disposition necessary for meeting the fundamental challenge of ordinary citizenship. That challenge, Zumbrunnen argues, emerges from the tension between two democratic impulses: a rebelliousness that resists all attempts to impose any form... more...

  • Three Uses of the Knifeby David Mamet

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.00

    The purpose of theater, like magic like religion?ids to inspire cleansing awe. With bracing directness and aphoristic authority, one of our greatest living playwrights addresses the questions: What makes good drama? And why does drama matter in an age that is awash in information and entertainment? David Mamet believes that the tendency to dramatize... more...

  • John Webster, Renaissance Dramatistby David Coleman

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 29.00

    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$ 29.00

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 11.99

    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 and... 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...

  • Contemporary British Dramaby David Lane

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 60.00

    This book offers an extended analysis of writers and theatre companies in Britain since 1995, and explores them alongside recent cultural, social and political developments. Referencing well-known practitioners from modern theatre, this book is an excellent introduction to how contemporary drama is made and analysed. more...

  • Performing Environmentsby Susan Bennett; Mary Polito

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This ground-breaking collection explores the assumptions behind and practices for performance implicit in the manuscripts and playtexts of the medieval and early modern eras, focusing on work which engages with performance-oriented research. more...