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New and Published Books

  1. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 12th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Jacobean Drama (Routledge Revivals)

    An Interpretation

    By Una Mary Ellis Fermor

    Series: Routledge Revivals: Una Ellis-Fermor

    First published in 1936, The Jacobean Drama is a brilliant interpretation of the drama written between the last years of Elizabeth I and the first years of Charles I. Professor Una Mary Ellis-Fermor’s book traces the evolution of thought and mood from the end of Marlowe’s career,...

    Published November 17th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Irish Dramatic Movement (Routledge Revivals)

    An Interpretation

    By Una Mary Ellis Fermor

    Series: Routledge Revivals: Una Ellis-Fermor

    First published in 1939, The Irish Dramatic Movement is a critical study of the dramatic work of W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, Synge, their contemporaries and some of their successors. Professor Ellis-Fermor relates each to the movement as a whole, discussing the nature of poetic drama in the...

    Published November 17th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Tamburlaine the Great - In Two Parts (Routledge Revivals)

    By Una Mary Ellis Fermor

    Series: Routledge Revivals: Una Ellis-Fermor

    First published in 1930, in Tamburlaine the Great – in Two Parts, Professor Ellis-Fermor discusses early editions of the work and considers how far the spelling and punctuation of the 1590 octavo should be retained in modern editions. The author discusses the date that the play was written and its...

    Published November 17th 2013 by Routledge