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  • Oedipus Trilogyby Sophocles; F. Storr

    The Floating Press 1912; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.34

    Oedipus the King is Sophocles' legendary rendition of the myth of the great king Oedipus, perhaps the best known of all of the Greek Tragedies. When an oracle foretells that the young prince Oedipus will grow up to murder his father he is cast out of the kingdom by the king who hopes by doing so that he will avoid his fate. Oedipus grows up and... more...

  • Premodern Placesby David Wallace

    Wiley 2008; US$ 150.00 US$ 135.00

    This book recovers places appearing in the mental mapping of medieval and Renaissance writers, from Chaucer to Aphra Behn. A highly original work, which recovers the places that figure powerfully in premodern imagining. Recreates places that appear in the works of Langland, Chaucer, Dante, Petrarch, Spenser, Shakespeare, Aphra Behn, and... more...

  • Restoration Comedyby David Womersley; Duncan Wu

    Wiley 2008; US$ 121.95 US$ 109.75

    The two plays presented in full in this volume – Wycherley's The Country Wife and Congreve's The Way of the World – illustrate the evolution of Restoration comedy between 1675 and 1700. Includes full texts of Wycherley's The Country Wife and Congreve's The Way of the World . Demonstrates how Restoration comedy evolved... more...

  • The Importance of Being Earnestby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    The Importance of Being Earnest is a play by Oscar Wilde, a comedy of manners on the seriousness of society in either three or four acts (depending on edition) inspired by W. S. Gilbert''s Engaged. It was first performed for the public on February 14, 1895 at the St. James''s Theatre in London. Set in England during the late Victorian... more...

  • Cinematherapy for the Soulby Nancy Peske; Beverly West

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    Has your karma run over your dogma? Are you feeling anxious about the future, or wondering who turned down the dimmer switch on your inner light? The illumination you need is right at your fingertips. Settle into the lotus position, pick up your remote control, and let movies be your spiritual guide on your journey toward personal nirvana. From the... more...

  • Free for Allby Kenneth Turan; Joseph Papp

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.95

    Free for All is an irresistible behind-the-scenes look at one of America’s most beloved and important cultural institutions. Under the inspired leadership of founder Joseph Papp, the Public Theater and the New York Shakespeare Festival brought revolutionary performances to the public for decades. This compulsively readable history of those years—much... more...

  • Apuleius and Dramaby Regine May

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 189.99

    An exploration of the use of drama as an intertext in the work of the 2nd century Latin author Apuleius, who wrote the only complete extant Latin novel, the Metamorphoses, in which a young man is turned into a donkey by magic. All Latin and Greek is translated into English. more...

  • How Plays Workby Martin Meisel

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 62.99

    Martin Meisel's engaging book looks at how we read plays on the page. Cultivated in tone and jargon-free, his incisive account is illuminated by dozens of judiciously chosen examples from western drama - from classical Greek dramatists to contemporary playwrights, both canonical and relatively obscure. How Plays Work will appeal as much to the serious... more...

  • Trojan Womenby Euripides; Alan Shapiro; Peter Burian

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    Trojan Women describes with unparalleled intensity the horrific brutality that both women and children undergo at the end of the Trojan War, but in the end it is a play that insists on the victory of spirit amid the horrors created by gods and men. Poet and English professor Alan Shapiro, together with noted Greek scholar, translator, and Classics... more...

  • The Theatre of the Absurdby Martin Esslin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    In 1953, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot premiered at a tiny avant-garde theatre in Paris; within five years, it had been translated into more than twenty languages and seen by more than a million spectators. Its startling popularity marked the emergence of a new type of theatre whose proponents—Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, Pinter, and others—shattered... more...