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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 117 new and published books in the subject of Drama Genres — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Desire and Anxiety (Routledge Revivals)

    Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama

    By Valerie Traub

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In both feminist theory and Shakespearean criticism, questions of sexuality have consistently been conflated with questions of gender. First published in 1992, this book details the intersections and contradictions between sexuality and gender in the early modern period. Valerie Traub argues that...

    Published July 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Look Back in Gender (Routledge Revivals)

    Sexuality and the Family in Post-War British Drama

    By Michelene Wandor

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In this challenging book, first published in 1987, Michelene Wandor looks at the best-known plays in the thirty years prior to publication, from Look Back in Anger onwards. Wandor investigates the representation of the family and different forms of sexuality in these plays and re-reviews them from...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Elizabethan Grotesque (Routledge Revivals)

    By Neil Rhodes

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The comic grotesque is a powerful element in a great deal of Elizabethan literature, but one which has attracted scant critical attention. In this study, first published in 1980, Neil Rhodes examines the nature of the grotesque in late sixteenth-century culture, and shows the part it played in the...

    Published June 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Aristophanes and Women (Routledge Revivals)

    By Lauren K. Taaffe

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Aristophanes and Women, first published in 1993, investigates the workings of the great Athenian comedian’s ‘women plays’ in an attempt to discern why they were in fact probably quite funny to their original audiences. It is argued that modern students, scholars, and dramatists need to consider...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Blood and Home in Early Modern Drama

    Domestic Identity on the Renaissance Stage

    By Ariane M. Balizet

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    In this volume, the author argues that blood was, crucially, a means by which dramatists negotiated shifting contours of domesticity in 16th and 17th century England. Early modern English drama vividly addressed contemporary debates over an expanding idea of "the domestic," which encompassed the...

    Published April 25th 2014 by Routledge

  6. John Webster

    The Critical Heritage

    Edited by Don D. Moore

    The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses on a writer's work, enabling student and researcher to read the material themselves....

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. When Honour's at the Stake (Routledge Revivals)

    By Norman Council

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Renaissance ideas of honour had a profound influence on the English people who formed Shakespeare’s audiences. In When Honour’s at the Stake, first published in 1973, Norman Council describes the increasing importance of these ideas to the themes and structure of a number of Shakespeare’s major...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Menander in Contexts

    Edited by Alan H. Sommerstein

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    The comedies of the Athenian dramatist Menander (c. 342-291 BC) and his contemporaries were the ultimate source of a Western tradition of light drama that has continued to the present day. Yet for over a millennium, Menander’s own plays were thought to have been completely lost. Thanks to a long...

    Published December 13th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Joanna Baillie, Romantic Dramatist

    Critical Essays

    By Thomas C. Crochunis

    This superb collection of new essays offers a unique insight into the work of a leading women dramatist of the Romantic era. Contributors offer: *contextual material for those new to Baillie's work *examinations of the relationships between her plays and the philosophical and scientific writing of...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Greek Tragedy and the Emotions (Routledge Revivals)

    An Introductory Study

    By W. B. Stanford

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    According to Aristotle the main purpose of tragedy is the manipulation of emotions, and yet there are relatively few accessible studies of the precise dynamics of emotion in the Athenian theatre. In Greek Tragedy and the Emotions, first published in 1993, W.B. Stanford reviews the evidence for ‘...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Elizabethan Grotesque (Routledge Revivals)
    By Neil Rhodes
    To Be Published August 3rd 2014
  2. The Regal Phantasm (Routledge Revivals): Shakespeare and the Politics of Spectacle
    By Christopher Pye
    To Be Published August 10th 2014
  3. Massinger
    Edited by Dr Martin Garrett, Martin Garrett
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  4. Richard II: New Critical Essays
    Edited by Jeremy Lopez
    To Be Published December 11th 2014
  5. Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus: Written in the Cosmos
    By Richard Rader
    To Be Published December 14th 2014

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