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  • Shakespeare?s Dramatic Personsby Travis Curtright

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2016; US$ 79.99

    To refine a critical understanding of early modern acting styles, Shakespeare?s Dramatic Persons explores how the classical rhetorical tradition would inform an actor?s personation of character. more...

  • Poeticsby Aristotle

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 0.99

    Aristotle's 'Poetics' is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and the first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory. more...

  • Routledge Revivals: David Rabe (1988)by Philip C. Kolin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    In the twenty years that preceded the publication of this book in 1988, David Rabe was in the vanguard of playwrights who shaped American theatre. As the first full-length work on Rabe, this book laid the groundwork for later critical and biographical studies. The first part consists of an essay that covers three sections: a short biography, a summary... more...

  • Renaissance Papers 2015by Jim Pearce; Ward J. Risvold

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 65.00

    Annual volume of the best essays submitted to the Southeastern Renaissance Conference, this year with an emphasis on English drama and the cultural anxieties it expresses. more...

  • The Shakespearean International Yearbookby Tom Bishop; Alexa Huang

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The four hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare?s death in 2016 has seen a wealth of programming, projecting his cultural legacy, entertainment value, and economic impact at sites all across the world. The essays assembled for Volume 16 of The Shakespearean International Yearbook explore the various ways Shakespeare has been invoked at a selection... more...

  • The Theatre of Deathby P.J. Klemp

    University of Delaware Press 2016; US$ 99.99

    This book discusses rituals of justice?such as public executions, printed responses to the Archbishop of Canterbury?s execution speech, and King Charles I?s treason trial?in early modern England. Focusing on the ways in which genres shape these events? multiple voices, Paul Klemp analyzes the diverse perspectives from which we must understand these... more...

  • Staging the Ottoman Turkby Esin Akalin

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 30.99

    In the wake of the fear that gripped Europe after the fall of Constantinople in 1453, English dramatists, like their continental counterparts, began representing the Ottoman Turks in plays inspired by historical events. The Ottoman milieu as a dramatic setting provided English audiences with a common experience of fascination and fear of the Other.... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: The Shakespearean Metaphor (1990)by Ralph Berry

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1978, this book represents a study of the ways in which Shakespeare exploits the possibilities of metaphor. In a series of studies ranging from the early to the mature Shakespeare, the author concentrates on metaphor as a controlling structure ? the extent to which a certain metaphoric idea informs and organises the drama. These... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: William Shakespeare: The Anatomy of an Enigma (1990)by P. E. Razzell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1990, the aim of this book is to reveal the William Shakespeare whose life has been obscured by centuries of literary mythology. It unravels a series of strands in order to understand the man and the major influences which shaped his life and writing. The first part advances the thesis that his relationship with his father directly... more...

  • 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...