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The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999Form and Pressure

The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999: Form and Pressure

Robert Welch

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121879
eISBN:
9780191671364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121879.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

A century ago this year, productions of W. B. Yeats' The Countess Cathleen and Edward Martyn's The Heather Field inaugurated the Irish Literary Theatre, which was to take its name from its home in ... More

The Absence of AmericaThe London Stage, 1576-1642

The Absence of America: The London Stage, 1576-1642

Gavin Hollis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198734321
eISBN:
9780191799167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734321.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Drama

This book examines why early modern drama’s response to English settlement in the New World was muted, even though the so-called golden age of Shakespeare coincided with the so-called golden age of ... More

Acts of DesireWomen and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Sos Eltis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

From seduced maidens to adulterous wives, bigamists, courtesans, kept women, and streetwalkers, the so-called ‘fallen woman’ was a ubiquitous and enduring figure on the Victorian and Edwardian stage. ... More

The Alternative TrinityGnostic Heresy in Marlowe, Milton, and Blake

The Alternative Trinity: Gnostic Heresy in Marlowe, Milton, and Blake

The late A. D. Nuttall

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184621
eISBN:
9780191674327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184621.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Drama

The Trinity of orthodox Christianity is harmonious. The Trinity for Blake is, conspicuously, not a happy family: the Father and the Son do not get on. It might be thought that so cumbersome a notion ... More

Authorship and AppropriationWriting for the Stage in England, 1660-1710

Authorship and Appropriation: Writing for the Stage in England, 1660-1710

Paulina Kewes

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184683
eISBN:
9780191674334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184683.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Drama

This book studies the cultural and economic status of playwriting in the later 17th and early 18th centuries, and argues that the period was a decisive one in the transition from Renaissance ... More

Circumstantial Shakespeare

Circumstantial Shakespeare

Lorna Hutson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199657100
eISBN:
9780191808692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657100.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

Shakespeare’s characters are thought to be his greatest achievement—imaginatively autonomous, possessed of depth and individuality. This view has survived the deconstruction of ‘Shakespeare as ... More

Cooperation and ConflictGDR Theatre Censorship, 1961-1989

Cooperation and Conflict: GDR Theatre Censorship, 1961-1989

Laura Bradley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589630
eISBN:
9780191595479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589630.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

Despite all the evidence to the contrary, the authorities in the German Democratic Republic always denied that they practised censorship. Their denial had a major impact on the language and ... More

Decolonizing the StageTheatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama

Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama

Christopher B. Balme

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184447
eISBN:
9780191674266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184447.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book is a major study devoted to post-colonial drama and theatre. It examines the way dramatists and directors from various countries and societies have attempted to fuse the performance idioms ... More

Determining the Shakespeare CanonArden of Faversham and A Lover's Complaint

Determining the Shakespeare Canon: Arden of Faversham and A Lover's Complaint

MacDonald P. Jackson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198704416
eISBN:
9780191795299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704416.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This book aims to solve two problems of the Shakespeare canon. It makes the case for adding Arden of Faversham, first published anonymously in 1592, to editions of Shakespeare’s Complete Works, as a ... More

Drama and the Transfer of Power in Renaissance England

Drama and the Transfer of Power in Renaissance England

Martin Wiggins

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199650590
eISBN:
9780191741982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650590.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The state is at its most volatile when supreme power changes hands. This book studies five such moments of transfer in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, from Henry VIII to the English ... More

The Drama of IdeasPlatonic Provocations in Theater and Philosophy

The Drama of Ideas: Platonic Provocations in Theater and Philosophy

Martin Puchner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199730322
eISBN:
9780199852796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730322.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Most philosophy has rejected the theater, denouncing it as a place of illusion or moral decay; the theater in turn has rejected philosophy, insisting that drama deals in action, not ideas. ... More

English Drama 1660–1700

English Drama 1660–1700

Derek Hughes

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119746
eISBN:
9780191671203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119746.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This magisterial work forms a close critical study of all the surviving plays first written and professionally premiered in England between 1660 and 1700. The author's readable volume analyses many ... More

Fatal FictionsCrime and Investigation in Law and Literature

Fatal Fictions: Crime and Investigation in Law and Literature

Alison L. LaCroix, Richard H. McAdams, and Martha C. Nussbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190610784
eISBN:
9780190610807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610784.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Drama

Writers of fiction have always confronted topics of crime and punishment. This age-old fascination with crime on the part of authors and readers is not surprising, given that criminal justice touches ... More

Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages

Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages

Tanya Pollard

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198793113
eISBN:
9780191835063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793113.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, Shakespeare Studies

Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages argues that ancient Greek plays exerted a powerful and uncharted influence on early modern England’s dramatic landscape. Drawing on original research to ... More

How Plays WorkReading and Performance

How Plays Work: Reading and Performance

Martin Meisel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199215492
eISBN:
9780191695957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215492.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Why are readers who are generally at home with narrative and discursive prose, and even readily responsive to poetry, far less confident and intuitive when it comes to plays? The complication lies in ... More

Imagining the Edgy CityWriting, Performing, and Building Johannesburg

Imagining the Edgy City: Writing, Performing, and Building Johannesburg

Loren Kruger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321902
eISBN:
9780199369270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321902.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, World Literature

Johannesburg’s location in the Southern Hemisphere and status as the wealthiest city in a middle-income country grappling with a growing wealth gap, many languages and cultures unevenly matched with ... More

Inventing the MythPolitical Passions and the Ulster Protestant Imagination

Inventing the Myth: Political Passions and the Ulster Protestant Imagination

Connal Parr

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198791591
eISBN:
9780191833953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791591.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Drama

This book approaches Ulster Protestantism through its theatrical and cultural intersection with politics, re-establishing a forgotten history and engaging with contemporary debates. Anchored by the ... More

Issues of DeathMortality and Identity in English Renaissance Tragedy

Issues of Death: Mortality and Identity in English Renaissance Tragedy

Michael Neill

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183860
eISBN:
9780191674112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183860.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Tragedy was one of the principal instruments through which the culture of early modern England imagined the encounter with mortality. The essays in this book approach the theatrical reinvention of ... More

Journeymen in MurderThe Assassin in English Renaissance Drama

Journeymen in Murder: The Assassin in English Renaissance Drama

Martin Wiggins

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112280
eISBN:
9780191670749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112280.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Torture and murder are the sort of dirty jobs that rich and powerful men have always considered beneath them. In sixteenth and seventeenth-century English drama, they often employed others to take ... More

The Masters of the Revels and Elizabeth I’s Court Theatre

The Masters of the Revels and Elizabeth I’s Court Theatre

W. R. Streitberger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198719670
eISBN:
9780191788789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719670.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Drama

This book reconsiders the relationship between the biographies of the Masters of the Revels and the conduct of their office, rethinks the organization and development of Elizabeth I’s Revels Office, ... More

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