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Drama

  • The Lineby Timberlake Wertenbaker

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 14.57

    How did you learn to draw a line that is so ferocious and so supple? There is no question Mademoiselle . . . You are one of us. From unexpected quarters in nineteenth century France, a bright new talent emerges: confident, penniless, and a woman. But circumstance is no obstacle to Suzanne Valadon. For the great Edgar Degas, his ambitious... more...

  • About Hareby Richard Boon

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 13.11

    This series contains what no other study guides can offer - extensive first-hand interviews with the playwrights and their closest collaborators on all of their major work, put together by top academics especially for the modern student market. As well as invaluable synopses, biographical essays and chronologies, these guides allow the student much... more...

  • Staging Romantic Chameleons and Impostersby William D. Brewer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Examining chameleonic identities as seen in theatrical performances and literary texts during the Romantic period, this study explores cultural attitudes toward imposture and how it reveals important and much-debated issues about this time period. Brewer shows chameleonism evoked anxieties about both social instability and British selfhood. 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...

  • The Love Story in Shakespearean Comedyby Anthony J. Lewis

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    In this fascinating study, Anthony J. Lewis argues that it is the hero himself, rejecting a woman he apprehends as a threat, who is love's own worst enemy. Drawing upon classical and Renaissance drama, iconography, and a wide range of traditional and feminist criticism, Lewis demonstrates that in Shakespeare the actions and reactions of hero and heroine... more...

  • A History of Spanish Golden Age Dramaby Henryk Ziomek

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Spain's Golden Age, the seventeenth century, left the world one great legacy, the flower of its dramatic genius -- the comedia. The work of the Golden Age playwrights represents the largest combined body of dramatic literature from a single historical period, comparable in magnitude to classical tragedy and comedy, to Elizabethan drama, and to French... more...

  • A Mirror to Natureby Rose A. Zimbardo

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this provocative study Rose Zimbardo examines a crucial revolution in aesthetics that took place in the late seventeenth century and that to this day dominates our response to literature. Although artists of that time continued to follow the precept "imitate nature," that nature no longer corresponds to the earlier understanding of the term. What... more...

  • Beyond Tragedyby Robert W. Uphaus

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this compact, yet comprehensive exploration of Shakespeare's romances, Robert W. Uphaus suggests that the romances bring us to a realm of human and dramatic experience that is "beyond tragedy." The inexorable movement of tragedy toward death and a final close is absorbed in romance by a further movement in which death can lead to renewed life,... more...

  • Calderónby Pedro Calderón de la Barca; Kenneth Muir; Ann L. Mackenzie

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This volume is a sequel to Four Comedies of Calderón (1980), which was hailed by reviewers as superb, faithful, and actable. The three comedies in the present volume are generally counted among Calderón's masterpieces: Casa con dos puertas mala es de guardar (A House with Two Doors Is Difficult to Guard) ; No hay burlas con el amor (No Trifling... more...

  • Magic in the Webby Robert B. Heilman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In his earlier work on King Lear , Mr. Heilman combined a number of critical procedures to form a new and important approach to Shakespearian criticism. His study of Othello displays the maturity of insight and skill in analysis the years have brought him in developing his critical method. Mr. Heilman takes account of stage effects; he traces... more...