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  • Postdramatikby Hanna Klessinger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    This study investigates the history of post-dramatic literature between 1966 and 1995. It reveals the ways that post-dramatic writing styles lent themselves productively to international modern theater, continued to develop dynamically, and came to form a tradition of its own. Extensive reviews of post-dramatic trends and forms are interspersed with... more...

  • Midsummer [a play with songs]by David Greig

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 13.11

    Midsummer's weekend in Edinburgh. It's raining. Bob's a failing car salesman on the fringes of the city's underworld. Helena's a high-powered divorce lawyer with a taste for other people's husbands. She's totally out of his league; he's not her type at all. They absolutely should not sleep together. Which is, of course, why they do. Midsummer is... more...

  • Damn You Englandby John Osborne

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.11

    Well-known playwright and acerbic wit, John Osborne was a man of trenchant opinions which he was unafraid to express. Ranging from his infamous 1961 letter to Tribune which provides the book with its title to columns written in the last decade of his life, the prose on offer here bear witness to the rage, fury - and great tenderness - that inspired... more...

  • Ben Jonson, Renaissance Dramatistby Sean McEvoy

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 30.99

    This new guide to the English renaissance's most erudite and yet most street-wise dramatist strongly asserts the theatrical brilliance of his greatest plays in performance, then and now.The book integrates all of Jonson's major plays into the milieu of the turbulent years which produced them, and analyses the way each work examines the issues... more...

  • Thomas Middleton, Renaissance Dramatistby Michelle O'Callaghan

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 119.99

    Thomas Middleton is one of the major English Renaissance dramatists alongside Marlowe, Shakespeare and Jonson. Middleton continues to fascinate audiences and readers with his black humour, his wry and witty treatment of sexuality, morality, and politics. He is a consummate professional dramatist, experimenting with stagecraft in a manner that combines... more...

  • Literature, Cinema and Politics 1930-1945: Reading Between the Framesby Lara Feigel

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 129.99

    This book tells the story of a generation of writers who were passionately engaged with politics and with cinema, exploring the rise and fall of a distinct tradition of cinematic literature. Dismayed by the rise of fascism in Europe and by the widening gulf separating the classes at home, these writers turned to cinema as a popular and hard-hitting... more...

  • Islamic Conversion and Christian Resistance on the Early Modern Stageby Jane Hwang Degenhardt

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 38.99

    This book explores the threat of Christian conversion to Islam in twelve early modern English plays. In works by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Massinger, and others, conversion from Christianity to Islam is represented as both tragic and erotic, as a fate worse than death and as a sexual seduction. Degenhardt examines the stage's treatment of this intercourse... 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...

  • Berlin/Wallby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 7.29

    Berlin/Wall In two contrasted readings for the stage, David Hare visits a place where a famous wall has come down; then another where a wall is going up. Berlin For his whole adult life, David Hare has been visiting the city which so many young people regard as the most exciting in Europe. But there's something in Berlin's elusive character... more...

  • Alan Bennett Plays 1by Alan Bennett

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 18.94

    This collection of Alan Bennett's work includes his first play and West End hit, Forty Years On , as well as Getting On , Habeus Corpus , and Enjoy . Forty Years On 'Alan Bennett's most gloriously funny play ... a brilliant, youthful perception of a nation in decline, as seen through the eyes of a home-grown school play ... a classic.'... more...