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Theater

  • Follies of Godby James Grissom

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 30.00

    An extraordinary book; one that almost magically makes clear how Tennessee Williams wrote; how he came to his visions of Amanda Wingfield, his Blanche DuBois, Stella Kowalski, Alma Winemiller, Lady Torrance, and the other characters of his plays that transformed the American theater of the mid-twentieth century; a book that does, from the inside,... more...

  • The Natyasastra and the Body in Performanceby Sreenath Nair

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 49.95

    The Natyasastra is the deep repository of Indian performance studies. It embodies centuries of performance knowledge developed in South Asia on a range of conceptual issues and practical methodologies of the body. The composition of the Natyasastra is attributed to Sage Bharatha, and dates back to between 200 BC and AD 200. Written in Sanskrit, the... more...

  • Shakespeare's Authentic Performance Textsby Graham Watts

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    When we pick up a copy of a Shakespeare play, we assume that we hold in our hands an original record of his writing. We don't. Present-day printings are an editor's often subjective version of the script. Around 25 percent of any Shakespeare play will have been altered, and this creates an enormous amount of confusion. The only authentic edition... more...

  • Christopher Marlowe at 450by Sara Munson Deats; Robert A. Logan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 129.95

    Commemorating the 450th birthday of a major, powerfully influential English poet and dramatist, Christopher Marlowe at 450 presents a comprehensive, up-to-date appraisal of the Marlovian scholarly landscape. An international group of acknowledged Marlowe experts evaluates the scholarship and criticism of all the individual works, various critical approaches,... more...

  • Supernatural and Secular Power in Early Modern Englandby Marcus Harmes; Victoria Bladen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    Without a precise separation between ‘science’ and ‘magic’, the line between the natural and supernatural worlds in early modern England was negotiable and porous, and could be used both to bolster and challenge authority. This collection reveals intersecting early modern anxieties in relation to the supernatural, and investigates... more...

  • William Shakespeare Complete Worksby William Shakespeare; Jonathan Bate; Eric Rasmussen

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 75.00

    FROM THE WORLD FAMOUS ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, THE FIRST AUTHORITATIVE, MODERNIZED, AND CORRECTED EDITION OF SHAKESPEARE?S FIRST FOLIO IN THREE CENTURIES. Skillfully assembled by Shakespeare?s fellow actors in 1623, the First Folio was the original Complete Works. It is arguably the most important literary work in the English language. But starting... more...

  • Hello, Beautiful!by Hannie Rayson

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 29.99

    A memoir in parts, from one of Australia's best-loved playwrights. Hannie Rayson - writer, mother, daughter, sister, wife, romantic, adventuress, parking-spot optimist - has spent a lifetime giving voice to others in the many roles she has written for stage and television. In her new book, she shines the spotlight on herself. This collection of... more...

  • Teatrophy: Three More Playsby Peter Carlaftes

    Three Rooms Press 2015; US$ 15.00

    In Teatrophy: Three More Plays, critically-acclaimed playwright/author/poet Peter Carlaftes offers a trio of brilliant and intense modern plays that inspire on both page and stage. In “Anti,? Carlaftes explores a frightening future—in which government surveillance and data mining is the norm—through the eyes of a theater director on the verge of giving... more...

  • Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies: The Stage Adaptationby Hilary Mantel; Mike Poulton

    Picador 2015; US$ 16.99

    MIKE POULTON'S TWO-PART STAGE ADAPTATION OF HILARY MANTEL'S ACCLAIMED NOVELS WOLF HALL AND BRING UP THE BODIES Hilary Mantel?s Thomas Cromwell novels are the most formidable literary achievements of recent times, both recipients of the Man Booker Prize. Adapted by Mike Poulton, the plays were premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the... more...

  • Texte zur Musikdramatik im 17. und 18. Jahrhundertby Herbert Seifert; Matthias Johannes Pernerstorfer

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2015; US$ 86.71

    Der Wiener Musikwissenschaftler Herbert Seifert (* 1945) hat mit seinen Studien, in denen akribische Quellenarbeit eine intensive Verbindung mit der Edition und Analyse von Libretti und Partituren eingeht, die Geschichte der Musikdramatik nördlich der Alpen, insbesondere unter Marcus Sitticus Graf von Hohenems, Fürsterzbischof von Salzburg, sowie im... more...