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  • Staging the Peninsular Warby Dr Susan Valladares

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 144.95

    From Napoleon's invasion of Portugal in 1807 to his final defeat at Waterloo, the English theatres played a crucial role in the mediation of the Peninsular campaign. In the first in-depth study of English theatre during the Peninsular War, Susan Valladares contextualizes the theatrical treatment of the war within the larger political and ideological... more...

  • W.B. Yeats and World Literatureby Dr Barry Sheils

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Arguing for a reconsideration of William Butler Yeats?s work in the light of contemporary studies of world literature, Barry Sheils shows how reading Yeats enables a fuller understanding of the relationship between the extensive map of world literary production and the intensities of poetic practice. Yeats?s appropriation of Japanese Noh theatre,... more...

  • Double Shakespearesby Cary M. Mazer

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015; US$ 69.99

    Double Shakespeares examines contemporary performances of Shakespeare?s plays, and narratives about rehearsing and performing Shakespeare?s plays, that acknowledge the inescapable doubleness of ?emotional-realist? acting, either by embracing the double presence of the actor?s body, or by splitting the play into a play-within-a-play and a frame... more...

  • Tragedy and Trauma in the Plays of Christopher Marloweby Dr Mathew R Martin; Dr Helen Ostovich

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Contending that criticism of Marlowe?s plays has been limited by humanist conceptions of tragedy, this book engages with trauma theory, especially psychoanalytic trauma theory, to offer a fresh critical perspective within which to make sense of the tension in Marlowe?s plays between the tragic and the traumatic. The author argues that tragedies are... more...

  • Ibsenby Janko Lavrin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1950, could best be described as a combination of literary, psychological and social criticism. Considerable space is allotted to the personal inner drama of Ibsen, which provides not only a clue to his art but shows how most of his themes inevitably grew out of the other. The author also explores some of those factors... more...

  • The Regal Phantasm (Routledge Revivals)by Christopher Pye

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1989, this title explores the relationship between theater and power in the English Renaissance. Shakespeare?s Henry V, Richard II, and Macbeth are examined alongside a range of cultural materials, including philosophical and historical accounts of sovereignty, royal portraiture and representations of treason and punishment.... more...

  • The English Crime Play in the Twentieth Centuryby Beatrix Hesse

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This is the first comprehensive study of the English crime play, presenting a survey of 250 plays performed in the London West End between 1900 and 2000. The first part is historically orientated while the second one establishes a tentative poetics of the genre. The third part presents an analysis of some 20 plays adapted from detective fiction. more...

  • CliffsNotes on Moliere's Tartuffe, The Misanthrope & The Bourgeois Gentlemanby Denis M. Calandra; James L. Roberts

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 5.99

    This CliffsNotes guide includes everything you?ve come to expect from the trusted experts at CliffsNotes, including analysis of the most widely read literary works. more...

  • Innovation in Five Actsby Caridad Svich

    Theatre Communications Group 2015; US$ 22.00

    An informative new collection of essays packed with insight into the minds of today's theater makers. more...

  • Victorian Dramatic Criticismby George Rowell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Originally published in 1971. The Victorian Age was one of popular theatre and increasingly popular journalism. One manifestation of this journalism was the emergence of the dramatic critic from the anonymity and brevity which had previously characterized periodical treatment of the theatre. If Victorian theatre is regarded as existing essentially... more...