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Drama

  • Damn You Englandby John Osborne

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 13.11

    Well-known playwright and acerbic wit, John Osborne was a man of trenchant opinions which he was unafraid to express. Ranging from his infamous 1961 letter to Tribune which provides the book with its title to columns written in the last decade of his life, the prose on offer here bear witness to the rage, fury - and great tenderness - that inspired... more...

  • Amongst Friendsby April de Angelis

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    Journalist Lara, and her ex-MP and crime-writer husband Richard, are happy and successful. Having moved to a fashionable gated community they invite their old neighbours Caitlin and Joe to dinner. When the security system fails, the food is delivered by a stranger and the dinner party takes quite a different turn. April De Angelis's darkly comic... more...

  • Marina Carr: Plays 2by Marina Carr

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 24.78

    On Raftery's Hill 'This is a play that howls to be seen; its courage is matched only by its dramatic power.' Sunday Independent Ariel 'An astonishing piece of theatre. Interweaving themes drawn from Irish, Greek and biblical myth, she spins a tale of power that is honest, emotional, dark and true . . . Die to see it.' Irish Examiner ... more...

  • The Duckyby D. C. Jackson

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    For the teenagers of the small Ayrshire town of Stewarton, there's change in the air. Rab's back from Cambridge. He feels alienated there; he feels alienated in his home town, too. Michelle's returned to spend some time with her great-gran while she can. She reckons university isn't all it's cracked up to be, too. Meanwhile, Norma's sweeping up... more...

  • Shakespeare and the Ethics of Appropriationby Alexa Huang; Elizabeth Rivlin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Making an important new contribution to rapidly expanding fields of study surrounding the adaptation and appropriation of Shakespeare, Shakespeare and the Ethics of Appropriation is the first book to address the intersection of ethics, aesthetics, authority, and authenticity. more...

  • Lost Plays in Shakespeare's Englandby David McInnis; Matthew Steggle

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Lost Plays in Shakespeare's England examines assumptions about what a lost play is and how it can be talked about; how lost plays can be reconstructed, particularly when they use narratives already familiar to playgoers; and how lost plays can force us to reassess extant plays, particularly through ideas of repertory studies. more...

  • Literatur Kompakt: Botho Straußby Helga Arend

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 12.44

    Helga Arend schafft mit diesem Literatur kompakt-Band einen breiten Überblick über Leben und Werk des zeitgenössischen Autors Botho Strauß, dessen Werk sowohl mit den höchsten deutschen Auszeichnungen versehen als auch aufs Heftigste verrissen wurde. Die Stücke des am häufigsten gespielten deutschsprachigen Dramatikers der Gegenwart werden weltweit... more...

  • Heinrich Heine und der Saint-Simonismus (1830?1835)by Nina Bodenheimer

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2014; US$ 72.60

    Neue Erkenntnisse zu Heine. Ausgangspunkt der Monographie ist der Transfer philosophischer Inhalte zwischen Hegelianismus und Saint-Simonismus im Zusammenhang mit Heines Ansatz, den deutschen Idealismus und den Saint-Simonismus in seiner ?Geschichte der Religion und Philosophie in Deutschland? ?unter einen Hut? bringen zu wollen. Die Durchsicht von... more...

  • Staging the Slums, Slumming the Stageby J. Chris Westgate

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Drawing on traditional archival research, reception theory, cultural histories of slumming, and recent work in critical theory on literary representations of poverty, Westgate argues that the productions of slum plays served as enactments of the emergent definitions of the slum and the corresponding ethical obligations involved therein. more...

  • Shakespeare and the Embodied Heroineby Lori Leigh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Shakespeare and the Embodied Heroine is a bold new investigation of Shakespeare's female characters using the late plays and the early adaptations written and staged during the seventeenth and eighteenth century. more...