Performing Arts

The Form of the Nation Made Perfect: The Politics of Irish Historical Drama

Author: 

Hawkins, Maureen S.G. (University of Lethbridge)

Credentials: 

Ph D University of Toronto

A new study of the political and social context of selected Irish historical dramas of the 18th ,19th and 20th centuries. Includes both thematic analyses of plays dealing with Robert Emmet and Brian Boru as well as individual analyses of plays be Dion Boucicault, Brian Friel, Denis Johnson, Lady Gregory, David Rudkin, Thomas Shadwell, W.B. Yeats. This work will be of great interest to researchers in Irish theatre and drama as well in Irish social history.

Market: 
Irish Drama and Literature 18th – 19th -20th thc, Theatre in Ireland; Irish politics and culture
Release Date: 
2007
ISBN: 
Cloth: 1-930901-44.5
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
214
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Timberlake Wertenbaker and Contemporary British Feminist Drama: Feminism(s) Illustrated in Timberlake Wertenbaker’s “New Anatomies” (1981), “The Grace of Mary Traverse” (1985), “The Love of the Nightingale” (1988), and “The Break of Day” (1995)

Author: 

Gömceli, Nursen

Credentials: 

Ph.D;Instructor,School of Foreign Languages,Division of English, Hacettepe University

This work, which aims at exploring Timberlake Wertenbaker’s feminist drama, provides an in-depth analysis of the playwright’s major feminist plays “New Anatomies” (1981), “The Grace of Mary Traverse” (1985), “The Love of the Nightingale” (1988), and “The Break of Day” (1995), with an extensive research on the development of feminism, contemporary British feminist theatre(s), feminist theatre companies, and British feminist drama.

Market: 
Theatre, Contemporary British Drama and Dramatists, Feminist Theatre(UK), Feminism and Drama ,Timberlake Wertenbaker
Release Date: 
03/2010
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-89-8/1933146-89-3
Price: 
$69.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
234
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Beyond the Page: Latin American Poetry from the Calligramme to the Virtual

Author: 

Huizar, Angelica J.

Credentials: 

Ph.D; Professor of Spanish and the Latin American Studies Program, Old Dominion University,VA.

This scholarly monograph offers a fresh look at modern experimental poetry in Spanish, Portuguese and French produced in Latin America. The work uses a variety of interdisciplinary approaches to examine how these experimental poetic forms can be best interpreted and understood through a performative lens. Examined structures and textures inherent in these performed works vary: they include paintings, typographical art, optophonetic (visual representations of sounds) techniques, and music, to name only a few examples.

Market: 
Latin American [Spanish-language] poetry, theories of performance, contemporary poetics and aesthetics, literary theory and cultural studies, Brazilian poetry, Antillean (Francophone)poetry
Release Date: 
06/2009
ISBN: 
978-1-933146-41-6 / 1933146-41-9
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
228
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Origins of English Dramatic Modernism, 1870 - 1914

Author: 

Meyer-Dinkgrafe, Daniel and Tague, Gregory F. - Editors

Credentials: 

Ph.Ds: Meyer-Dinkgrafe is the author of author of Consciousness and the Actor (Frankfurt,1996) and Tague is the author of author of several monographs and collections including Origins of English Literary Modernism (Bethesda,2007)

The aim of this volume is to examine nascent movements, genre shifts, developing authors/playwrights and controversial themes as they emerged in both drama and theatre. The editors have focused on the essence of creative nexus of London from the end of the nineteenth century up to the beginning of the Great War (1914).

Market: 
English Drama late 19thc/early 20thc, Dramatic Arts, Theatre Studies, Theatre History, Literary Modernism, Aesthetics
Release Date: 
06/2009
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-9331466-66-9 / 1933146-66-4
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
452
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Christopher Fry: A Dramatic Reassessment of the Fry/Eliot Era of British Verse Drama

Author: 

Jessup, Frances

Credentials: 

English critic, author and stage director

This monograph based on original research and interpretation extends and enlightens our understanding of one of the seminal moments of 20th c British theatre—the rise of the verse drama and the re invigoration of Christian belief based on historical figures on England’s past. The study places Christopher Fry back in the literary canon and argues for his centrality—albeit a brief one—in dramatic history. Fry’s life and works are discussed ; a careful reading of the major and minor works is included.

Market: 
Modern British Drama, Verse Drama, Poetry and Drama, Christopher Fry, T.S.Eliot, London theatre 1930 – 1975, Christianity in post WW 11 Britain, Theatre History
Release Date: 
07/2009
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-62-1/1933146-62-1
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

The World's a Stage: Shakespeare and the Dramatic View of Life

Author: 

Crosman, Robert

Credentials: 

Ph.D., Harvard

After discussing the structuralism, post structuralism, Marxist, queer and feminist theories of dramatic action and dramaturgical development, the author posits an ontological (and refreshing) vision of Shakesprean stagecraft and dramatic movement. Shakespeare as an actor and Roman Catholic is an outsider in an early modern Protestant state in the process of dynamic cultural, economic reform and political repression. These themes are reflected in the unsettled, morally ambiguous characterizations that Professor Crosman studies: Hamlet, Polonius, Macbeth, Henry V and Falstaff among others.

Market: 
Shakespearean studies, Drama and Theatre 16th century, Dramatic Theory
Release Date: 
1/2005
ISBN: 
Cloth: 1-930901-92-5
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
264
Yes

Wagner and the French Muse: Music, Society, and Nation in Modern France

Author: 

du Quenoy, Paul, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Paul du Quenoy, Ph.D, Georgetown University; AUB

This research monograph studies and reinterprets the works and ideas of Richard Wagner that have had such a profound influence on the artistic and intellectual life of France. His Romanticism influenced the French symbolists so greatly that they named their major journal La Revue Wagnerians. His musical themes, dramatic structures and philosophical tropes recurred in the works of almost every major French composer before World war One. Massenet was so devoted that he earned the sobriquet "Madamoiselle Wagner".

Market: 
Music history 19th-20th c, French history and culture: Modernism 19th -20th c,Wagner
Release Date: 
4/2006
ISBN: 
Cloth: 9781930901803 / 1-930901-80-1
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

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