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  • 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...

  • Heiner Müller's The Hamletmachineby David Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 10.95

    "I?m good Hamlet gi?me a cause for grief" At first glance, readers of The Hamletmachine (1979) could be forgiven for wondering whether it is actually a play at all: it opens with a montage of texts that are not ascribed to a character, there is no vestige of a plot, and the whole piece lasts a total of ten pages. Yet, Heiner Müller ?s play... more...

  • The Playboy of the Western Worldby Christopher Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 10.95

    ?I?m thinking this night wasn?t I a foolish fellow not to kill my father in years gone by.? ? Christy Mahon On the first night of J. M. Synge ?s The Playboy of the Western World (1907) the audience began protesting in the theatre; by the third night the protests had spilled onto the streets of Dublin. How did one play provoke this? Christopher... more...

  • The Theater of Experimentby Al Coppola

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    The Theater of Experiment explores the crucial role of spectacle in the establishment of modern science. It analyzes eighteenth-century theatrical representations of science in order to demonstrate how experimental natural philosophy was itself a kind of performing art that was shaped by a wider culture of spectacle in the Enlightenment. more...

  • Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musicalby Robert L. McLaughlin

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 65.00

    How the preeminent Broadway composer bridged the gap between Rodgers and Hammerstein and postmodernism more...

  • Rewriting The Hour-Glassby W. B. Yeats; Wayne K. Chapman

    Liverpool University Press 2016; US$ 89.99 US$ 77.39

    Rewriting "The Hour-Glass" presents the complete prose text of Yeats's one-act morality play of 1903, the complete "mixed" poetry and prose text of 1913, and all variants between and after these as both states were maintained in his lifetime. more...