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Brechtian Cinemas
Brechtian Cinemas (March 2017)
Montage and Theatricality in Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet, Peter Watkins, and Lars von Trier
Nenad Jovanovic - Author

Explores the influence of Bertolt Brecht’s ideas on the practice and study of cinema.

In Brechtian Cinemas, Nenad Jovanovic uses examples from select major filmmakers to delineate the variety of ways in which Bertolt Brecht’s concept of epic/dialectic theatre has been adopted and deployed in international cinema. Jovanovic critically engages Brecht’s ideas and their most influential inte...(Read More)
 
 
Male Beauty
Male Beauty (May 2014)
Postwar Masculinity in Theater, Film, and Physique Magazines
Kenneth Krauss - Author

Explores how a younger and more sensitive form of masculinity emerged in the United States after World War II.

In the decades that followed World War II, Americans searched for and often founds signs of a new masculinity that was younger, sensitive, and sexually ambivalent. Male Beauty examines the theater, film, and magazines of the time in order to illuminate how each one put forward a version of male g...(Read More)
 
 
Dramatic Experiments
Dramatic Experiments (October 2013)
Life according to Diderot
Eyal Peretz - Author

A major new interpretation of the philosophical significance of the oeuvre of Denis Diderot.

Dramatic Experiments offers a comprehensive study of Denis Diderot, one of the key figures of European modernity. Diderot was a French Enlightenment philosopher, dramatist, art critic, and editor of the first major modern encyclopedia. He is known for having made lasting contributions to a number of fields, but h...(Read More)
 
 
Indigenous North American Drama
Indigenous North American Drama (January 2013)
A Multivocal History
Birgit Däwes - Editor

Traces the historical dimensions of Native North American drama using a critical perspective.

Responding to an increasing need for critical perspectives and methodologies, this collection traces the historical dimensions of Native North American drama through overviews of major developments, individual playwrights’ perspectives, and in-depth critical analyses. Bringing together writers and scholars from the ...(Read More)
 
 
Whose Antigone?
Whose Antigone? (July 2011)
The Tragic Marginalization of Slavery
Tina Chanter - Author

Argues for the importance of the neglected theme of slavery in Antigone.

In this groundbreaking book, Tina Chanter challenges the philosophical and psychoanalytic reception of Sophocles’ Antigone, which has largely ignored the issue of slavery. Drawing on textual and contextual evidence, including historical sources, she argues that slavery is a structuring theme of the Oedipal cycle, but...(Read More)
 
 
Hegel and Shakespeare on Moral Imagination
Hegel and Shakespeare on Moral Imagination (September 2010)
Jennifer Ann Bates - Author

A study of moral self-consciousness in Hegel and Shakespeare.

In this fascinating book, Jennifer Ann Bates examines shapes of self-consciousness and their roles in the tricky interface between reality and drama. Shakespeare’s plots and characters are used to shed light on Hegelian dialectic, and Hegel’s philosophical works on art and politics are used to shed light on Shakespeare’s dramas. B...(Read More)
 
 
The Old Guard
The Old Guard (February 2010)
Mieczyslaw Lurczynski - Author
Alicia Nitecki - Translator
Gerald W. Speca - Edited and adapted

A brutal and unflinchingly honest portrayal of the effects of concentration camp life on the human psyche.

Brutally and unflinchingly honest in its depiction of the effects of concentration camp life on the human psyche, Mieczysław Lurczyński’s The Old Guard is one of the earliest works of Holocaust literature and one of the few works written by a non-Jew who was also a survivor of the camps....(Read More)
 
 
Women Writers of the Provincetown Players
Women Writers of the Provincetown Players (October 2009)
A Collection of Short Works
Judith E. Barlow - Editor

Thirteen short plays by women that were originally produced by the Provincetown Players.

Women Writers of the Provincetown Players features thirteen short plays written by women and performed by America’s most influential early twentieth-century noncommercial theater, the Provincetown Players. From their beginnings on Cape Cod in 1915 to their disbanding in New York City in 1922, the Players staged nearl...(Read More)
 
 
Bound by the City
Bound by the City (August 2009)
Greek Tragedy, Sexual Difference, and the Formation of the Polis
Denise Eileen McCoskey - Editor
Emily Zakin - Editor

Explores the connections between sexual difference and political structure in ancient Greek tragedy.

This collection offers a vibrant exploration of the bonds between sexual difference and political structure in Greek tragedy. In looking at how the acts of violence and tortured kinship relations are depicted in the work of all three major Greek tragic playwrights—Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides—...(Read More)
 
 
The Death of Empedocles
The Death of Empedocles (October 2008)
A Mourning-Play
Friedrich Holderlin - Author
David Farrell Krell - Translated with introduction, notes, and analysis by

The definitive scholarly edition and new translation of all three versions of Hölderlin’s poem, The Death of Empedocles, and his related theoretical essays.

On the eve of his final odes and hymns, Friedrich Hölderlin composed three versions of a dramatic poem on the suicide of the early Greek thinker, Empedocles of Acragas. This book offers the first complete translation of the three v...(Read More)
 
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