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  • Falstaffby Harold Bloom

    Scribner 2017; US$ 23.00 US$ 16.99

    From Harold Bloom, one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time as well as a beloved professor who has taught the Bard for over half a century, an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of Falstaff?Shakespeare?s greatest enduring and complex comedic character. Falstaff is both a comic and tragic central protagonist in Shakespeare?s three... more...

  • The Shakespearean Worldby Jill L Levenson; Robert Ormsby

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 220.00

    The Shakespearean World takes a global view of Shakespeare and his works, especially their afterlives. Constantly changing, the Shakespeare central to this volume has acquired an array of meanings over the past four centuries. "Shakespeare" signifies the historical person, as well as the plays and verse attributed to him. It also signifies the attitudes... more...

  • Goldoni in Parisby Jessica Goodman

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    Jessica Goodman sheds new light on Carlo Goldoni's experience as a dramatic author in 1760s Paris, and on his critical reactions to that experience. She draws on contemporary Comédie-Italienne archives to offer the most comprehensive existing account of this oft-neglected theatre and its authorial relations. more...

  • Episierung im Dramaby Alexander Weber

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 108.43

    'Das Drama erzählt nicht' ist ein sich hartnäckig haltendes wissenschaftliches Urteil über die literarische Gattung Drama. Denn in einem Drama werde keine Geschichte erzählt. In einem Drama wird eine Geschichte vielmehr dargestellt. Wenn in einem Drama dennoch erzählende Passagen auftauchen, wird von der sogenannten Episierung gesprochen. Die Monographie... more...

  • Eclipse of Actionby Richard Halpern

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 45.00

    According to traditional accounts, the history of tragedy is itself tragic: following a miraculous birth in fifth-century Athens and a brilliant resurgence in the early modern period, tragic drama then falls into a marked decline. While disputing the notion that tragedy has died, this wide-ranging study argues that it faces an unprecedented challenge... more...

  • Christopher Marloweby Robert A. Logan

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 350.00

    In uncovering the origin of the designation 'University Wits', Bob Logan examines the characteristics of the Wits and their influence on the course of Elizabethan drama. For the first time, Christopher Marlowe is placed in the context of the six University Wits, where his reputation stands out as the most prominent, and the impact of his university... more...

  • Theatre and Culture in Early Modern England, 1650-1737by Catie Gill

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    Framed by the publication of Leviathan and the 1713 Licensing Act, this collection provides analysis of both canonical and non-canonical texts within the scope of an eighty-year period of theatre history, allowing for definition and assessment that uncouples Restoration drama from eighteenth-century drama. Individual essays demonstrate the significant... more...

  • Shakespeare and the Visual Artsby Michele Marrapodi

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Critical investigation into the rubric of 'Shakespeare and the visual arts' has generally focused on the influence exerted by the works of Shakespeare on a number of artists, painters, and sculptors in the course of the centuries. Drawing on the poetics of intertextuality and profiting from the more recent concepts of cultural mobility and permeability... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: Bertolt Brecht: Dialectics, Poetry, Politics (1988)by Peter Brooker

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1988, this books argues with received accounts to reclaim Brecht?s emphasis on his self-described ?dialectical theatre?, re-examining firstly the concepts of Gestus and Verfremdung and their realisation in Brecht?s poetry in terms of his attempt to consciously apply the methods of dialectical materialism to art and cultural... more...

  • Heterodox Shakespeareby Sean Benson

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2017; US$ 84.99

    The subject of this book is Shakespeare?s investigation of religious ideas and phenomena that, from the Church?s perspective, range from traditional orthodox belief to radical unorthodoxy. The book is the first to suggest that Shakespeare accommodates both secular and religious readings by embedding them simultaneously within his plays. more...