Grillparzer’s Libussa: The Tragedy of Separation by William C. Reeve

By William C. Reeve

Reeve not just deals a detailed textual research of the drama from the element of separation yet exhibits how Libussa and its writer healthy into the improvement of the historical past of rules in nineteenth-century Europe. He contends that Grillparzer's paintings displays Bachofen, Neumann, Nietzsche, Freud, and Lacan. utilizing Freudian psychoanalysis, Neumann's research of the feminine archetype, and anthropological experiences, Reeve argues that Grillparzer's tragedy portrays the fight among matriarchy and patriarchy, nurturers and warriors, and rural and concrete cultures. in view that Libussa proves not able to beat the gender bias of right here male topics, the play concludes with a symbolic assertion of masculine superiority as guy and girl stay intellectually and bodily aside. Reeve's research attracts parallels with Grillparzer's different accomplished posthumous tragedies, Ein Bruderzwist in Habsburg and Die Jüdin von Toledo, bearing on his findings to the higher context of nineteenth-century German drama.

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Theatre Audiences by Susan Bennett

By Susan Bennett

Susan Bennett's hugely profitable Theatre Audiences is a different full-length learn of the viewers as cultural phenomenon, which appears at either theories of spectatorship and the practice of alternative theatres and their audiences.
released the following in a new up-to-date version, Theatre Audiences now includes:
`nBL a brand new preface by way of the author
• a beautiful additional bankruptcy on intercultural theatre
• a revised updated bibliography
Theatre Audiences is a must-buy for academics and scholars attracted to spectatorship and theatre audiences, and should be helpful interpreting for practitioners and others curious about the theatre.

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Rhesos (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) by Euripides

By Euripides

The tale of a futile quest for wisdom, this historic anti-war drama is without doubt one of the overlooked performs in the corpus of Greek tragedy. Euripides' shortest tragic paintings, Rhesos is exclusive in missing a prologue, scary a few students to the realization that the start of the play has been misplaced. during this fascinating translation, Rhesos isn't any longer taken care of as a by-product Euripidean paintings, yet really because the tightly-knit tragedy of information it truly is. A drama within which profound difficulties of destiny and loose will come alive, Rhesos is additionally an exploration of the perversion of values that come because the results of warfare. Charged with a impressive immediacy, this play is modern within the questions it increases, and everlasting in its quest for fact.

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Round Dance and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics) by Arthur Schnitzler

By Arthur Schnitzler

The playwright Arthur Schnitzler is healthier referred to as the chronicler of fin de si`ecle Viennese decadence. here's a specific number of seven of Schnitzler's best-known performs in new English translations which are fluent and expressive and perfect for interpreting, learn, or functionality. around Dance, written within the past due Eighteen Nineties, exposes sexual lifestyles in Vienna with such witty frankness that it may well no longer be staged till after the 1st global warfare, while it provoked a revolt within the theater and a prosecution for indecency. the gathering additionally comprises Flirtations, the golf green Cockatoo, The final mask, Countess Mizzi, and The huge area. those different performs discover love, sexuality, and demise in a variety of guises, constantly with a pointy, non-judgemental know-how of the complexity and secret of the psyche. familiar with Freud and his circle, Schnitzler probes underneath the skin of his characters to discover feelings they slightly comprehend. additionally incorporated is the tragicomedy Professor Bernhardi, during which Schnitzler addresses the growing to be anti-Semitism of the interval. The creation through Ritchie Robertson explores the performs on the subject of Schnitzler's existence, to the tradition of turn-of-the-century Vienna, and to Mordernism more often than not.

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Display and Disguise by O'Sullivan, Maria; Vorstman, Ruth; Mathias, Manon

By O'Sullivan, Maria; Vorstman, Ruth; Mathias, Manon

In a tradition more and more enthusiastic about the visible, self-image and severe self-exposure, during which fact is consistently obscured and misrepresented via concealment and spin, the jobs show and conceal play in literature, inspiration and visible tradition are fairly prescient. This assortment, built from papers offered at a postgraduate convention in Oxford in September 2008, offers a coherent view of key advancements within the notions of reveal and cover in French tradition and offers a thought-provoking contribution to modern feedback. the quantity comprises essays from either senior researchers and graduate scholars utilizing shut readings and theoretical ways from the psychoanalytic to the postcolonial. those are prepared in 4 major sections, facing notions of functionality, disclosure, phantasm and concealment respectively. Drawing on new study in a variety of classes, in fields together with paintings, images, theatre, go back and forth writing and the radical, the authors contemplate the notions of reveal and conceal when it comes to works through artists similar to Molière, Flaubert, Proust, Dalí, Vinaver and Sophie Calle.
This quantity includes ten contributions in English and one in French

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Breaking the Bounds: British Feminist Dramatists Writing in by Dimple Godiwala

By Dimple Godiwala

Breaking the Bounds specializes in second-wave feminism as a rupture in an unbroken episteme of Western patriarchy analyzed with reference to British dramatic discourse. The theoretical framework is a family tree of patriarchy deploying and constructing Foucault’s rules on discourse to use to a deconstruction of Western patriarchy. An research of feminist drama texts is used to help the argument that Western patriarchy involves one unbroken episteme because the patriarchal impulse substrates the epistemological breaks indicated by means of Foucault. The theoretical textual content speaks of the twentieth-century feminist rupture from patriarchy, studying intimately the texts of 5 mainstream feminist dramatists who've effectively effected an intervention within the British grand récit of undeniably male dramatic discourse.

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The Investigation by Stanislaw Lem

By Stanislaw Lem

A tender officer at Scotland backyard is assigned to enquire a perplexing and eerie case of missing-and it sounds as if resurrected-bodies. to resolve the secret, Lt. Gregory consults clinical, philosophical, and theological specialists, who offer him with a number of theories and clues.

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Ben Jonson: Renaissance Dramatist by Sean McEvoy

By Sean McEvoy

In occasion of its Silver Anniversary, the scholarly magazine Dance Research has invited a few extraordinary historian and associates to give a contribution essays on dance and its profound impression at the cultural and highbrow lifetime of the early sleek interval. members discover the natue of shape and the numerous hyperlinks among rhetoric, discourses on paintings and structure, and the language of dancing masters. The booklet argues for the centrality of dance to the human experience.

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