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Drama

  • Art and Political Thought in Bole Butakeby Emmanuel Ngwang; Kenneth Usongo

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 74.99

    Art and Political Thought in Bole Butake interrogates Butake?s major plays through a pluralist critical approach in terms of their political underpinnings and cultural significance. This book places his drama within the socio-political matrix of Cameroon and demonstrates the topicality of the issues of governance, marginalization, and corruption... more...

  • Heiner Müller's The Hamletmachineby David Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 10.95

    "I?m good Hamlet gi?me a cause for grief" At first glance, readers of The Hamletmachine (1979) could be forgiven for wondering whether it is actually a play at all: it opens with a montage of texts that are not ascribed to a character, there is no vestige of a plot, and the whole piece lasts a total of ten pages. Yet, Heiner Müller ?s play... more...

  • The Playboy of the Western Worldby Christopher Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 10.95

    ?I?m thinking this night wasn?t I a foolish fellow not to kill my father in years gone by.? ? Christy Mahon On the first night of J. M. Synge ?s The Playboy of the Western World (1907) the audience began protesting in the theatre; by the third night the protests had spilled onto the streets of Dublin. How did one play provoke this? Christopher... more...

  • The Theater of Experimentby Al Coppola

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    The Theater of Experiment explores the crucial role of spectacle in the establishment of modern science. It analyzes eighteenth-century theatrical representations of science in order to demonstrate how experimental natural philosophy was itself a kind of performing art that was shaped by a wider culture of spectacle in the Enlightenment. more...

  • Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musicalby Robert L. McLaughlin

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 65.00

    How the preeminent Broadway composer bridged the gap between Rodgers and Hammerstein and postmodernism more...

  • Rewriting The Hour-Glassby W. B. Yeats; Wayne K. Chapman

    Liverpool University Press 2016; US$ 89.99 US$ 77.39

    Rewriting "The Hour-Glass" presents the complete prose text of Yeats's one-act morality play of 1903, the complete "mixed" poetry and prose text of 1913, and all variants between and after these as both states were maintained in his lifetime. more...

  • Clyde Fitch and the American Theatreby Kevin Lane Dearinger

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2016; US$ 139.99

    Clyde Fitch was a major figure in the American theatre, influential in his time and to the playwrights who followed. A collection of Fitch?s letters published in 1924 provided a sanitized record of his life, but no major biography has since appeared. Clyde Fitch and the American Theatre: An Olive in the Cocktail is the missing piece in the study... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatreby Nicholas Grene; Chris Morash

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 202.50 US$ 174.15

    The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre provides a comprehensive guide to beginning or continuing the study of Irish theatre since the late nineteenth century. more...

  • Simon Quaglioby De Gruyter

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 78.57

    This publication brings the perspective of art historians to a subject often left to the world of theater science and history. Using the example of the Munich theater painter Simon Quaglio, who came from a family of Northern Italian artists, it examines the status and valuation of theater painting as a genre in the intellectual context of 19 th century... more...

  • Don Juan Tenorio de José Zorrilla (Les Fiches de Lecture d'Universalis)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Représenté pour la première fois à Madrid, en 1844, Don Juan Tenorio de José Zorrilla (1817-1893) est vite devenu, dans le monde hispanique, une ?uvre extrêmement célèbre. Ce drame « religieux et fantastique » fut longtemps joué chaque année, à l'occasion de la fête des morts. more...