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Drama

  • Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for Dramaby

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    This supplement volume documents the complete history of the development of the awards in the category drama. The presentation is mainly based on primary sources from the Pulitzer Prize Office at the New York Columbia University. The most important sources are the confidential jury protocols, reproduced completely as facsimiles for the first time in... more...

  • Masterpieces of 20th-Century American Dramaby Susan C. W. Abbotson

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 73.00

    American playwrights have made enormous contributions to world drama during the last century, and their works are widely read and performed. This reference conveniently introduces 10 of the most important modern American plays read by students. An introductory essay concisely overviews modern American drama, and each of the chapters that follow examines... more...

  • The Vital Lieby Anthony S. Abbott

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 37.50

      The Vital Lie is the first book to examine the reality-illusion conflict in modern drama from Ibsen to present-day playwrights. The book questions why vital lies, lies necessary for life itself, are such an obsessive concern for playwrights of the last hundred years. Using the work of fifteen playwrights, Abbott seeks to discover... more...

  • Shakespeareby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.95

    Drawing on an exceptional combination of skills as literary biographer, novelist, and chronicler of London history, Peter Ackroyd surely re-creates the world that shaped Shakespeare--and brings the playwright himself into unusually vivid focus. With characteristic narrative panache, Ackroyd immerses us in sixteenth-century Stratford and the rural landscape?the... more...

  • Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhovby Stella Adler; Barry Paris

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    In her long-awaited book, the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler gives us her extraordinary insights into the work of Henrik Ibsen ("The creation of the modern theater took a genius like Ibsen. . .Miller and Odets, Inge and O'Neill, Williams and Shaw, swallowed the whole of him"), August Strindberg ("He understood and predicted the forces that would... more...

  • Stella Adler on America's Master Playwrightsby Stella Adler; Barry Paris

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    In her long-awaited book, the legendary acting teacher Stella Adler gives us her extraordinary insights into the work of Henrik Ibsen (?The creation of the modern theater took a genius like Ibsen . . . Miller and Odets, Inge and O?Neill, Williams and Shaw, swallowed the whole of him?), August Strindberg (?He understood and predicted the forces that... more...

  • Seven Against Thebesby Aeschylus; Anthony Hecht; Helen H. Bacon

    Oxford University Press, USA 1991; US$ 18.99

    The formidable talents of Anthony Hecht, one of the most gifted of contemporary American poets, and Helen Bacon, a classical scholar, are here brought to bear on this vibrant translation of Aeschylus' much underrated tragedy The Seven Against Thebes. The third and only remaining play in a trilogy dealing with related events, The Seven Against Thebes... more...

  • The Politics of Rapeby Jennifer L. Airey

    University of Delaware 2012; US$ 79.99

    Beginning with the outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 and concluding with reactions to the accession of William and Mary, The Politics of Rape is the first full-length study to examine theatrical representations of sexual violence in the latter-half of the seventeenth century. more...

  • The Plays of Heinrich von Kleistby Seán Allan

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 42.00

    An accessible 1996 study of the plays of Heinrich von Kleist (1777?1811), whose work has been highly influential in contemporary German writing. more...

  • Education of the Deprivedby Shadrach A. Ambanasom

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 24.95

    Education of the Deprived is a perceptive socio-artistic examination of the key works of some major writers of Anglophone Cameroon literary drama today. For over two decades now socio-political developments in Cameroon, including the liberalization of the press, have led to an unprecedented proliferation of political, journalistic and imaginative writings.... more...