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  • Marlowe: Complete Playsby Christopher Marlowe

    Orion 2012; Not Available

    Blasphemy, perversion, defiance and transgression...in a series of compelling tragedies, Marlowe challenged every authority of heaven and earth. From the proud wrath of Tamburlaine, the tyrant of Asia, to the racked anguish of Edward II, himself in thrall to unspeakable desires; from God's own Machiavel, the Duke of Guise, to Barabas, the Jew of Malta,... more...

  • Andromache, Hecuba, Trojan Womenby Euripides; Diane Arnson Svarlien; Ruth Scodel

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 10.95

    Diane Arnson Svarlien's translation of Euripides' Andromache, Hecuba, and Trojan Women exhibits the same scholarly and poetic standards that have won praise for her Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus . Ruth Scodel's Introduction examines the cultural and political context in which Euripides wrote, and provides analysis of the themes, structure,... more...

  • Farewell to the Theatreby Richard Nelson

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 14.57

    "In April 1993, Stephen Lawrence was murdered by a group of young white men on a street in south-east London. From the first police investigation onwards, the case was badly mishandled. In the end, long after the case against the five suspects had been dropped, the government had to give in to mounting pressure and hold a public inquiry, which became... more...

  • Dion Boucicaultby Deirdre McFeely

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 88.00

    The first full critical study of Dion Boucicault, one of the most dynamic and influential figures in nineteenth-century theatre. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of The American Musicalby Raymond Knapp; Mitchell Morris; Stacy Wolf

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 39.99

    The Oxford Handbook of The American Musical offers new and cutting-edge essays on the most important and compelling issues and topics in the growing, interdisciplinary field of musical-theater and film-musical studies. Taking the form of a "keywords" book, it introduces readers to the concepts and terms that define the history of the musical... more...

  • The Naked Truthby Graeme Blundell

    Hachette Australia 2011; Not Available

    When I first read the Alvin script I wondered how I could kiss all those women?' Graeme Blundell became Australia's first sex symbol when the hit movie 'Alvin Purple' was released in 1973. A reluctant pin-up, he quickly became a household name and is one of Australia's most well-known actors. But Alvin is only one part of Blundell's diverse career.... more...

  • The Two Worlds of Charlie F.by Owen Sheers

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 13.11

    Welcome to our war The Two Worlds of Charlie F. is a soldier's view of service, injury and recovery. Moving from the war in Afghanistan, through the dream world of morphine-induced hallucinations to the physio rooms of Headley Court, the play explores the consequences of injury, both physical and psychological, and its effects on others... more...

  • My Old Man: A Personal History of Music Hallby John Major

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    Shortlisted for the Theatre Book Prize; former prime minister John Major takes a remarkable journey into his own unconventional family past to tell the richly colourful story of the British music hall. more...

  • Examining the Use of Safety, Confrontation, and Ambivalence in Six Depictions of Reproductive Women on the American Stage, 1997-2007by Lisa Hall Hagen

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 169.95

    This book fills a gap created when overtly politicized and polarized writing on abortion is removed. It seeks to explore the ways in which theater can serve as a particularly useful place to explore abortion. more...

  • Appomattoxby Christopher Hampton

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 13.11

    4th March, 1865: On the night of his second inauguration, a few weeks before his assassination, Abraham Lincoln meets the veteran black abolitionist Frederick Douglass in the White House to discuss the prospect of extending the vote to black men who have served in the soon to be victorious Union armies. 4th March, 1965: In the White House, Lyndon... more...