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- 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...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 5.99
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Crucible takes you into Arthur Miller's play about good and evil, self-identity... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 1.95
CliffsNotes on Bertolt Brecht's plays Mother Courage and The Caucasian Chalk Circle . more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.65
Caligula reveals some aspects of the existential notion of 'the absurd' by portraying an emperor so mighty and so desperate in his search for freedom that he inevitably destroys gods, men and himself. The dramatic impetus of Cross Purpose, however, comes from the tension between consent to and refusal of man's absurdity; it is the tragedy of a man... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 23.00 US$ 18.86
A stimulating introduction to the drama of the early modern era, through a focus on commercial playhouses and their repertoires. more...
- Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.79
Harry Levin--one of America's leading literary critics--offers a brilliant and original study of the whole world of comedy, concentrating on playwrights through the centuries, from Aristophanes and Plautus in classical times to Bernard Shaw and Bertolt Brecht and their recent successors. more...
- 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...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.12
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...
- 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...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57
The Vaughans are all set to enjoy Christmas. Thomas has been promoted and Nora is delighted. Everything at last seems to be going right, until a visitor arrives uninvited and causes them to question just how perfect their marriage is. Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House caused outrage both in its style and subject matter when first staged in 1879. Zinnie... more...