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  • Staging Conventions in Medieval English Theatreby Philip Butterworth

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Examines staging conventions in the medieval English theatre and ways in which they conditioned the reactions of the audience. more...

  • Performance and Gender in Ancient Greeceby Eva Stehle

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 48.00

    "Like love, Greek poetry was not for hereafter," writes Eva Stehle, "but shared in the present mirth and laughter of festival, ceremony, and party." Describing how men and women, young and adult, sang or recited in public settings, Stehle treats poetry as an occasion for the performer's self-presentation. She discusses a wide range of pre-Hellenistic... more...

  • Theories of the Avant-Garde Theatreby Bert Cardullo

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 74.99

    In this collection of essays by avant-g arde theatre?s most creative practitioners?directors, playwrights, performers, and designers?these writings provide direct access to the thinking behind much of the most stimulating playwriting and performance of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. more...

  • Peter Brookby Michael Kustow

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Peter Brook is one of the world's legendary theater directors. His productions are a byword for imagination, energy, and innovation. From his ground-breaking production of Marat/Sade, to his "white box" A Midsummer Night's Dream, to his monumental staging of The Mahabharata and beyond, Brook has always been the pioneer of what a director and... more...

  • The London Stage 1890-1899by J. P. Wearing

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 119.99

    This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1890 to December 31, 1899. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more. more...

  • The London Stage 1900-1909by J. P. Wearing

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 149.99

    This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1900 to December 31, 1909. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more. more...

  • K - Maby

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 531.00

    This supplement to the Deutsches Theater-Lexikon,amplifies and extends Volumes I-IV (A-T), whichappeared between 1953 and 1998. Articles have been re-edited with an emphasis on the 20th century, and personalities who were not previously included have been newly added. The lexicon contains bio-bibliographic information about playwrights, composers,... more...

  • Aeschylus: The Suppliantsby Aeschylus; P. Burian

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    An extraordinary drama of flight and rescue arising from women's resistance to marriage, The Suppliants is surprising both for its exotic color and for its forceful enactment of the primal struggle between male and female, lust and terror, brutality and cunning. In his translation of this ancient Greek drama, Peter Burian introduces a new generation... more...

  • The Theatre of Illusionby Richard Wilbur; Pierre Corneille

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 12.00

    Pierre Corneille, in his original dedication for The Theatre of Illusion, described the play as a "strange monster." He first called these five acts a comedy; later, a "caprice" and an "extravagant trifle." Written in 1635 and staged in 1636, the play vanished from the stage for the next three hundred years?to be revived in 1937 by Louis Jouvet... more...

  • Le Cid and The Liarby Richard Wilbur; Pierre Corneille

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 13.95

    Richard Wilbur?s translations of the great French dramas have been a boon to acting troupes, students of French literature and history, and theater lovers. He continues this wonderful work with two plays from Pierre Corneille: Le Cid is Corneille?s most famous play, a tragedy set in Seville that illuminates the dangers of being bound by honor and... more...