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A biographically based study of George Bernard Shaw and his milieu, this book offers a non-laudatory reading of Shaw's economic practices and theories, augments feminist and postcolonial critiques that preoccupy the study of literary history in the 1990s, and provides a long overdue revisionist…read more

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This volume investigates and correlates the substantial undergrowth of myths, rituals, and superstitions that constituted the fabric of early America. Baker examines the Celtic legacy within the dramatic arts. The implications are profound in that they suggest the literature and religious…read more

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This study reclaims a lost body of theatrical work by focusing on four labor plays of the 1930s. These works dramatize union organizing efforts in American industry, using documentary detail in the dialogue and plot. To date, little attention has been given to the use of documentary detail in…read more

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The purpose of this book is to take a fresh look at play structure from the Greeks to the present. The author approaches this task by comparing theories with plays instead of merely studying plays in the light of influential theories. In so doing, the reader discovers a variety of dramatic…read more

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This book provides more than a historical account of the development of criticism. It examines the epistemology of criticism, and pursues how criticism on a fundamental structural level develops and changes. The work focuses on the transformation of the critical theories of Classicism and…read more

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Originally presented at the 1987 meeting of the Symposium on Golden Age Theater, these contributions include: "The Role of Fortuna and Three Levels of Meaning in the Auto del Rey Assuero cuando ahorco a Aman," by Nancy Mayberry; "Magia y hermetismo en La cueva de Salamanca," by Ysla Campbell;…read more

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These critically diverse and innovative essays are aimed at restoring the social context of ancient Greek drama. Theatrical productions, which included music and dancing, were civic events in honor of the god Dionysos and were attended by a politically stratified community, whose delegates handled…read more

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Designed for a course in "World Arts: Art, Theatre and Film", and will prove useful to programs at other colleges that have been designed along similar interdisciplinary lines. Contents: THE SPIRITUAL DIMENSION: Selections on Shamanism, Michael Kirby; Everyman, Anonymous; The Blind, Maurice…read more

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This comprehensive anthology brings together a diverse collection of dramatic writing from the late fourteenth century to the onset of the Renaissance. The volume presents for the first time the key plays of the period in their entirety, alongside more unusual selections, covering religious…read more

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