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  • 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...

  • To be or Not to beby Liz Evers

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 6.99

    The works of William Shakespeare have been a permanent feature on school curricula for years, and almost everybody can boast even a basic knowledge of his life and craft. This title offers a fresh look at Shakespeare's work showing how and why it remains such an integral part of popular culture and the English language. more...

  • Realism and the American Dramatic Traditionby William W. Demastes

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Any review of 20th-century American theatre invariably leads to the term realism. Yet despite the strong tradition of theatrical realism on the American stage, the term is frequently misidentified, and the practices to which it refers are often attacked as monolithically tyrannical, restricting the potential of the American national theatre. This... more...

  • A Companion to Romanceby Corinne Saunders

    Wiley 2008; US$ 219.95

    Romance is a varied and fluid literary genre, notoriously difficult to define. This groundbreaking Companion surveys the many permutations of romance throughout the ages. Considers the literary and historical development of the romance genre from its classical origins to the present day Incorporates discussion of the changing readership of... more...

  • Drama, Theater und Psychiatrie im 19. Jahrhundertby Annette Bühler-Dietrich

    Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 63.50

    Psychisch kranke Figuren bevölkern die Bühne des 19. Jahrhunderts. Im Bemühen um die hohe Form der Tragödie beleben die Dramatiker tradierte Stoffe wie die Orestie oder die römische Geschichte unter dem Vorzeichen der Krankheit neu. Wahnsinn wird zum effektvollen Auslöser oder Resultat von Handlungen. Für Schauspieler sind dies begehrte Rollen, weil... more...

  • The Theory of the Modern Stageby Eric Bentley; none

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 28.88

    In The Theory of the Modern Stage , leading drama critic, Eric Bentley, brings together landmark writings by dramatists, directors and thinkers who have had a profound effect on the theatre since the mid nineteenth century, from Adolphe Appia to Émile Zola. Here, Antonin Artaud sets out a manifesto for a Theatre of Cruelty, Bertolt Brecht discusses... more...

  • The Priceby Arthur Miller

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 16.98

    Victor, a New York cop nearing retirement, moves among furniture in the disused attic of a house marked for demolition. Cabinets, desks, a damaged harp, an overstuffed armchair - the relics of a lost life of affluence he's finally come to sell. But when his brother Walter, who he hasn't spoken to in years, arrives, the talk stops being just about whether... more...

  • Focusby Arthur Miller

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 22.08

    A reticent personnel manager living with his mother, Mr Newman shares the prejudices of his times and of his neighbours - and neither a Hispanic woman abused outside his window nor the persecution of the Jewish store owner he buys his paper from are any of his business. Until Newman begins wearing glasses, and others begin to mistake him for a Jew. more...

  • Shakespeare and Co.by Stanley Wells

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 22.08

    '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...

  • Dark Prismsby Robert Lima

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The mythological, folkloric, and religious beliefs of Western culture have resulted in a long and ongoing history of esoteric themes in theatre from the Middle Ages to the present in Spain and the America. Now Robert Lima, a noted comparatist, brings to bear on this material his wide knowledge of the world of the occult. Lima defines the terms "occult"... more...