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  • The Profession of the Playwrightby John Russell Stephens

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 47.00

    This book examines the working world of the playwright in nineteenth-century Britain. more...

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    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 34.00

    A collection of essays of Sam Peckinpah's film The Wild Bunch. more...

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    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 95.00

    This book addresses the literary, cultural and historical questions surrounding the reconceptualization of fame between 1750-1830. It examines genres from history writing to literature, public and private memoirs to political treatises in English and in French in order to explore 'The age of personality's' obsession with instantaneous publicity. more...

  • The Strawby Eugene O'Neill

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Irish-American playwright Eugene O'Neill is credited with altering the trajectory of American drama in the early twentieth century by focusing on the lives of working-class people and using language that more closely echoed everyday vernacular. The Straw is an account of a man who falls in love while in quarantine, being treated for tuberculosis. more...

  • The Hairy Apeby Eugene O'Neill

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    One of the most significant plays of the twentieth century, Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape is still as startlingly fresh and innovative as it was when it was first published nearly a hundred years ago. Primal working man Yank feels at home in the harsh but familiar environment of a ship's engine room, but a chance encounter with a wealthy... more...

  • Spanish Golden Age Poetry in Motionby Jean Andrews; Isabel Torres

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 95.00

    The fourteen essays of this volume engage in distinct ways with the matter of motion in early modern Spanish poetics. Los catorce ensayos de este volumen conectan de una manera perceptible con el tema del movimiento en la poesa espaola del siglo de oro more...

  • Women and Dramatic Production 1550 - 1700by Alison Findlay; Stephanie Hodgson-Wright; Gweno Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    There is a traditional view that women were absent from the field of dramatic production in the early modern period because of their exclusion from professional theatre. Women and Dramatic Production 1550-1700 challenges this view and breaks new ground in arguing that, far from writing in closeted retreat, a select number of women took an active... more...

  • Language and World Creation in Poems and Other Textsby Elena Semino

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    Language and World Creation in Poems and Other Texts introduces an interdisciplinary and practical approach to the analysis of poetry which focuses on text worlds, namely the contexts, scenarios or types of reality that readers construct in their interaction with the language of texts. The book demonstrates in detail three ways of approaching poetic... more...

  • Who is Sylvia? and Duologue (The Rattigan Collection)by Terence Rattigan

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 18.94

    In Who is Sylvia? , which premiered in the West End in 1950, where it ran for over a year, Rattigan seems to be offering a bittersweet portayal of his father - and maybe of his own frustrated love life. Also included in this volume is Duologue , a play for one actress originally written for television and appearing here for the first time in... more...

  • Ayub Khan Din Plays: One (NHB Modern Plays)by Ayub Khan Din

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    This collection of plays written and introduced by actor-turned-writer Ayub Khan Din charts the development of a writer able to turn the tumultuous experience of life in modern Britain into satisfying, humane and often richly comic drama. Whether drawing on his own childhood, growing up in an Anglo-Pakistani family in Salford, or on E.R. Braithwaite's... more...