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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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Frank Whigham presents a detailed and innovative analysis of five English Renaissance plays, set in the context of social rank, gender, kinship, and service relationships. The Spanish Tragedy and The Duchess of Malfi, set at court, explore fantasies of the lurid…

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Foreword by Stanley Elkin Flirtations -- La Ronde -- Countess Mitzi, or The family reunion -- Casanova's homecoming -- Lieutenant Gustl.

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Augusto Boal's reputation is now moving beyond the realms of theatre and drama therapy, bringing him to the attention of a wider public. Legislative Theatre is the latest and most remarkable stage in his work. 'Legislative Theatre' is an attempt to use Boal's…

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

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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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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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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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Marjorie Garber examines the rites of passage and maturation patterns--"coming of age"--in Shakespeare's plays. Citing examples from virtually the entire Shakespeare canon, she pays particular attention to the way his characters grow and change at points of…

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Feminist Theatre Practice: A Handbook is a helpful, practical guide to theatre-making which explores the different ways of representing gender. Best-selling author, Elaine Aston, takes the reader through the various stages of making feminist theatre- from warming…

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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…

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(Limelight). "An incredible source of information about everything you ever wanted to know about Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway shows..." Back Stage. This 80th edition features the New York season review by David Lefkowitz and Mel…