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  • Dramatic Geographyby Laurence Publicover

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 64.99

    Focusing on early modern plays which stage encounters between peoples of different cultures, the volume explores the ways in which early modern plays stage dramatic geography and how this has shaped literary and theatrical heritage. more...

  • Corruption In Africaby Iyorwuese Hagher

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 45.99

    This book is a collection of fifteen plays that capture the very essence of politics in Africa: the corruption, the schemes, intrigue and injustices. Hagher is a trenchant warrior against injustice and toxic leadership who coats the bitter pills of his satiric barbs in irresistible humor. more...

  • Of Precariousnessby Mireia Aragay; Martin Middeke

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    The book series CDE Studies invites monographs (and collections) on issues in contemporary Anglophone dramatic literature and theatre performance. The book series is dedicated to the analysis and renegotiation of contemporary writers and plays and their historical, political, formal, theoretical and methodological contexts. more...

  • The Masters of the Revels and Elizabeth I's Court Theatreby W. R. Streitberger

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 97.99

    The Masters of the Revels and Elizabeth I's Court Theatre offers a complete revision of established views of the structure and function of Elizabeth I's Revels Office, arguing that the revels essentially became a commercial enterprise, paid for by the ordinary Londoners. more...

  • Oper der Aufklärung – Aufklärung der Operby Frieder von Ammon; Jörg Krämer; Florian Mehltretter

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    In historical and cultural studies, the Early Modern Age has developed a profile of its own. The book series Frühe Neuzeit (Early Modern Age) publishes editions, monographs and collected volumes advancing fundamental research in the field. It does not seek to produce wide-ranging overviews, premature syntheses or pretentious constructions... more...

  • Melodramaby James L. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.00

    First published in 1973, this book explores the genre of melodrama. After discussing the defining characteristics of melodrama, the book examines the dramatic structures of the two major and contrasting emotions presented in melodrama: triumph and defeat. It concludes with a reflection on the ways in which elements of melodrama have appeared in protest... more...

  • Tragedyby Clifford Leech

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.00

    First published in 1969, this work examines the genre of Tragedy from its origins in ancient Greece, to the modern day. Beginning with an overview of the meaning of tragedy in Europe through the ages, it goes on to explore common aspects of tragedies such as the tragic hero, the chorus and unities, catharsis, peripeteia, anagnorisis and suffering.... more...

  • Drama & the Dramaticby S. W. Dawson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 40.00

    First published in 1970, this book explores drama as literature and provides critical overviews of different aspects of drama and the dramatic. It first asks what a play is, before going on to examine dramatic language, action and tension, dramatic irony, characters and drama’s relationship with modern criticism and the novel. This book will be a... more...

  • Jessica Swale's Blue Stockingsby Jessica Swale; Lois Jeary

    Nick Hern Books 2017; US$ 12.49

    Jessica Swale's Blue Stockings is the empowering and surprising story of four young women fighting for their right to a university education in a world that assumed women belonged at home. First produced professionally at Shakespeare's Globe in 2013, and a sell-out success, it is now regularly performed by theatre groups in the UK and beyond, and... more...

  • Shakespeare and Complexity Theoryby Claire Hansen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In this new monograph, Claire Hansen demonstrates how Shakespeare can be understood as a complex system, and how complexity theory can provide compelling and original readings of Shakespeare’s plays. The book utilises complexity theory to illuminate early modern theatrical practice, Shakespeare pedagogy, and the phenomenon of the Shakespeare ‘myth’.... more...