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This Companion addresses the work of women playwrights in Britain throughout the twentieth century. Chapters explore the historical and theatrical contexts in which women have written for the theater and examine the work of individual playwrights such as Caryl…

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Maggie Gale's West End Women uncovers groundbreaking material about women playwrights and the staging of their performances between the years 1918 and 1962. It documents a dynamic era of social and theatrical history, analysing the transformations that occurred…

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This 1981 volume begins with the naturalistic revolt in France against traditional styles of theatre. As realism becomes a European movement the account moves from Paris to the Meiningen company and Ibsen's work as producer and play-wright in Oslo, Chekhov's in…

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Theater, in a variety of forms and contexts, can make, and indeed has made, positive political and social interventions in a range of developing cultures around the world. In this book a distinguished team of theater historians and dramatists explore how theater…

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This volume in The German Library includes the following authors and plays, which best represent the Expressionist movement of the early 20th century: -- Georg Kaiser: Gas I and Gas II -- Ernst Toller: Masses and Man -- Gottfried Benn: Ithaka -- Oskar Kokoschka:…

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While Greek tragedies are often studied as works of literature, they are less frequently examined as products of the social and political environment in which they were created. Rarely, too, are the visual and spatial aspects of these plays given careful…

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In this study of literary and cultural history, John Harrington focuses on seven opening nights to look at the reception of Irish drama on the New York stage over a period of nearly one hundred years. A strong first volume in the series Irish Literature, History,…

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Caroline Spurgeon's pioneer study of the imagery of Shakespeare's plays shows how much light can be thrown on Shakespeare's own mind and thought and on the themes and characters of the plays by a detailed examination of his imagery. At the same time she…

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Reviews of the First Edition `...valuable and enjoyable reading for all studying Shakespeare's plays.' Following in the patternestablished by John Russell Brown for the excellent series (Theatre and Production Studies), he provides first an account of…

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Intrigues and love -- Don Carlos -- Letters on Don Carlos

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This in-depth collection of essays traces the changing reception of Shakespeare over the past four hundred years, during which time Shakespeare has variously been seen as the last great exponent of pre-modern Western culture, a crucial inaugurator of modernity,…

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This book discusses three Greek tragedies: Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes, Sophocles' Antigone, and Euripides' Heracles. Its focus is on continuity and discontinuity, unity and disintegration, connection and separation both in the structure and in the…