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The Theatre of Tennessee Williams brings together in a matching format the plays of one of the America’s most influential and innovative dramatists. Arranged in chronological order, this ongoing series includes the original cast listings and production notes.

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This volume brings together the two most important women writers of postwar German literature: Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-73) and Christa Wolf (b. 1929). Both grew up during the National Socialist era, and in their adult lives have remained critical of their…

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Frederick Ahl and Hanna M. Roisman believe that contemporary readers who do not know ancient Greek can gain a sophisticated grasp of the Odyssey if they are aware of some of the issues that intrigue and puzzle the experts. They offer a challenging new reading of…

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In this exploration of four plays by Aeschylus, Euripides, Machiavelli and Shakespeare, Mera Flaumenhaft argues that, by revising well-known myths or histories, each playwright reshapes the community for which he writes. Emphasizing the context in which the plays…

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The theories of Wagner and Nietzsche provide the basic principles for this volume, disseminated by the work of Appia and Craig, and affecting the later plays of Ibsen, Maeterlinck, and Lugné-Poe's Théatre de Le'Oeuvre. Jarry is seen as the precursor…

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Gerhart Hauptmann (1862-1946) is generally considered a pioneer of modern drama. He was praised by Rilke, Thomas Mann, and James Joyce among his contemporaries for his versatility, innovativeness, and realism. This Nobel Prize-winning author is here represented…

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An illustrative selection of German dramas from the baroque age and the early Enlightenment (i.e. prior to Lessing), by Sachs, Gryphius, Schlegel, and others.

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'Revenge is a kind of wild justice...' (Francis Bacon). Euripides' "Hecuba" is dominated by the vengeance which Hecuba takes on the faithless Polymestor, and explores in a complex and profound manner the potential for revenge as a subject for tragedy. The…

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Büchner is the forerunner of expression, followed by Wedekind and Strindberg. The style is then traced from Kaiser and Toller to O'Neill, Wilder and the later O'Casey. Important producers are Reinhardt and Meyerhold. Epic theatre is studied from Piscator…

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" This volume of twelve original essays is the first comprehensive study of feminist issues in Restoration drama. The late seventeenth century marks a pivotal era in the history of feminism, when Renaissance assumptions about gender and patriarchy were being…

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Mae West, wise-cracking vaudeville performer, was one of the most controversial figures of her era. Rarely, however, do people think of Mae West as a writer. In Three Plays By Mae West, Lillian Schlissel brings this underexplored part of West's career to the…

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by Tadeusz Rosewicz

|December 1, 1997

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.