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  • Early-Twentieth-Century Frontier Dramas on Broadwayby Richard Wattenberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Frontier dramas were among the most popular and successful of early-twentieth-century Broadway type plays. The long runs of contemporary dramas not only indicate the popularity of these plays but also tell us that these plays offered views about the frontier that original audiences could and did embrace. more...

  • The Right to Play Oneselfby Thomas Waugh

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 82.50

    "The Right to Play Oneself" collects for the first time Thomas Waugh's essays on the politics, history, and aesthetics of documentary film, written between 1974 and 2008. The title, inspired by Walter Benjamin's and Joris Ivens's manifestos of "committed" documentary from the 19 0s, reflects the book's theme of the... more...

  • Chamber Musicby James Joyce

    The Floating Press 1907; US$ 2.99

    Irish author James Joyce is best remembered as one of the most important novelists of the twentieth century. His masterwork Ulysses is regarded by some critics as the best novel ever written. However, Joyce also dabbled in other genres, and poetry, according to some accounts, was his first literary love. Chamber Music was Joyce's first full-length... 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...

  • Writing & Selling Drama Screenplaysby Lucy V Hay

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 14.99

    Lucy V. Hay is a novelist, a script editor, a script reader, a founding organizer of the London Screenwriters' Festival, and the author of Writing & Selling Thriller Screenplays . more...

  • Text & Presentation, 2014by Graley Herren

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 59.95

    Text & Presentation gathers some of the best work presented at the 2014 Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore. The subjects explored in this volume range from ancient to contemporary and encompass great cultural and intellectual diversity. The highlight of the conference was a presentation by award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang. A transcript... more...

  • They Told Me Not to Take that Jobby Reynold Levy

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 28.99

    Reynold Levy joined Lincoln Center in 2002. When he did so America?s leading arts venue was routinely described in terms like this: Behind the scenes, however, Lincoln Center is a community in deep distress, riven by conflict over a grandiose $1 billion redevelopment plan instead of uniting the Center?s constituent arts organizations behind a... more...

  • My Spirit Took You Inby Louise Troh; Christine Wicker

    Weinstein Publishing 2015; US$ 26.00

    Louise Troh is the fiance of Thomas Eric Duncan, who became the first person to die of the Ebola virus in America on October 8, 2014. Troh is from Liberia and currently lives with her family in Dallas, Texas. Christine Wicker is a former religion reporter for The Dallas Morning News and the author of New York Times bestseller Lily Dale:... more...

  • Space and Place in Children?s Literature, 1789 to the Presentby Maria Sachiko Cecire; Hannah Field; Kavita Mudan Finn; Malini Roy

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Focusing on questions of space and locale in children’s literature, this collection explores how metaphorical and physical space can create landscapes of power, knowledge, and identity in texts from the early nineteenth century to the present. The contributors, who include Philip Pullman discussing his relationship to space and locale, analyze... more...