Books in category Literary Criticism – Drama

  • Ibsen s Women

    Ibsen’s Women
    Joan Templeton

    First study of the women in Ibsen's plays and in the life of the playwright.

  • The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

    The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare
    Margreta de Grazia, Stanley Wells

    This book offers a comprehensive, readable and authoritative introduction to the study of Shakespeare, by means of nineteen newly commissioned essays.

  • Fairies Fractious Women and the Old Faith

    Fairies, Fractious Women, and the Old Faith
    Regina Buccola

    Fairies, unruly women, and vestigial Catholicism constituted a frequently invoked triad in late sixteenth-and early seventeenth-century drama which has seldom been critically examined and therefore constitutes a significant lacuna in …

  • The Shewing up of Blanco Posnet and Fanny s First Play

    The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet and Fanny’s First Play
    Dan Laurence, George Bernard Shaw

    And, deliberately concealing his authorship, Shaw took the opportunity to satirize contemporary drama critics who, he claimed, ‘do not know dramatic chalk from dramatic cheese when it is no longer labelled for them.’

  • Shakespeare and the Geography of Difference

    Shakespeare and the Geography of Difference
    John Gillies

    Shakespeare's images of the exotic are shown to be firmly based on the margins of contemporary maps; and examination of the icons and emblems of maps raises questions about the mapmakers' overt intentions and instinctive assumptions, and …

  • Plays Extravagant

    Plays Extravagant
    Dan Laurence, George Bernard Shaw

    This is a collection of the plays of George Bernard Shaw that includes "The Millionairess", "Too True to be Good" and "The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles".

  • The Horton Foote Review

    The Horton Foote Review
    Scot Lahaie

    The Horton Foote Review is the scholarly journal of the Horton Foote Society, which is dedicated to the study of the life and work of the great American dramatist.

  • A Checklist of New Plays and Entertainments on the London Stage 1700 1737

    A Checklist of New Plays and Entertainments on the London Stage, 1700-1737
    William J. Burling

    William J. Burling culled The London Stage for possible new plays, searched eighteenth-century editions of plays (usually first editions) for related advertising notices by the publishers, and examined well-known contemporary lists.

  • Contemporary American Playwrights

    Contemporary American Playwrights
    C. W. E. Bigsby

    Christopher Bigsby explores the works and influences of ten contemporary American playwrights: John Guare (House of Blue Leaves), Tina Howe (Museum and Approaching Zanzibar), Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winner Tony Kushner (Angels in …

  • Macbeth

    William Shakespeare

    Promised a golden future as ruler of Scotland by three sinister witches, Macbeth murders the king to ensure his ambitions come true.

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