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Drama

  • The Columbia Anthology of Yuan Dramaby C. T. Hsia; Wai-yee Li; George Kao

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    This anthology features translations of ten seminal plays written during the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368), a period considered the golden age of Chinese theater. By turns lyrical and earthy, sentimental and ironic, Yuan drama spans a broad emotional, linguistic, and stylistic range. Combining sung arias with declaimed verses and doggerels, dialogues and... more...

  • Shakespeareby Anthony Burgess

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.53

    Among Shakespeare's many biographers none brings to his subject more passion and feeling for the creative act than Anthony Burgess. He breathes life into Shakespeare the man and invigorates his times. His portrait of the age builds upon an almost personal tenderness for Shakespeare and his contemporaries (especially Ben Jonson), and on a profound... more...

  • The Tragic Paradoxby Leonard Moss

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    How do an author?s techniques establish the recurring paradox raised by the tragic genre?   I have called upon the valuable arguments offered by Plato, Aristotle, Hegel, and Nietzsche to help the student and lay reader understand the operation of basic literary languages. But fiction is not philosophy. My study focuses on the narrative sequence, im-ages,... more...

  • Weber, Woyzeck, Wunde Dresdenby Christian Engelbrecht

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 23.01

    Volker Lösch ist mit Theaterarbeiten bekannt geworden, die das seit den 1990er Jahren beliebte Mittel des Chorischen einsetzen, um Realitäten der zeitgenössischen Wirklichkeit in das Stadttheater zu integrieren - ein »Detektivunternehmen zur Erforschung der wirklichen Verhältnisse«. Christian Engelbrecht konzentriert sich auf drei kontrovers diskutierte... more...

  • Diane Samuels' Kindertransportby Diane Samuels

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    The author's guide to Kindertransport , an invaluable and uniquely authoritative resource for anyone studying, teaching or performing the play. Since it was first staged by the Soho Theatre Company in London in 1993, Diane Samuels? Kindertransport has enjoyed huge success around the world, has been revived numerous times, and is widely studied... more...

  • Performanceby Ronald J Pelias

    Left Coast Press 2014; US$ 94.00

    Performance uses the alphabet as an organizational device to present a series of short pieces that approach performance from multiple perspectives and various compositional strategies. Pelias?s essays, poetry, dialogue, personal narratives, quick speculations, and other literary genres explore the key themes in this field, encapsulating the essence... more...

  • Cardenio between Cervantes and Shakespeareby Roger Chartier

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    How should we read a text that does not exist, or present a play the manuscript of which is lost and the identity of whose author cannot be established for certain? Such is the enigma posed by Cardenio – a play performed in England for the first time in 1612 or 1613 and attributed forty years later to Shakespeare (and Fletcher). Its plot... more...

  • Sisiby Michaela Vocelka; Karl Vocelka

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 9.20

    Sisi: Sie ist die ewig jugendlich scheinende Kaiserin, die mit sechzehn den österreichischen Monarchen Franz Joseph heiratet, die Widerspenstige, die sich dem steifen Wiener Hofzeremoniell nicht unterwerfen will, die Liebhaberin und Bewunderin der ungarischen Seele, aber auch die eitle Neurotikerin, die jeden Tag ihr Gewicht kontrolliert, eine Extremsportlerin,... more...

  • Ivanovby Tom Stoppard; Anton Chekhov

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.11

    Only a year ago, the landowner Nikolai Ivanov was full of energy and optimism, in love with his wife and working hard. Now, for no reason he can understand, Ivanov is overcome with inertia and self-disgust. His wife is dying and he feels nothing. He is drowning in debt and despair, and he does nothing. Is it him? Is it Russia? And is the possibility... more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Early Modern Drama, 1576?1642by Julie Sanders

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    A stimulating introduction to the drama of the early modern era, through a focus on commercial playhouses and their repertoires. more...