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Stagestruck
The Business of Theater in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies
Lauren R. Clay
Stagestruck traces the making of a vibrant French theater industry between the reign of Louis XIV and the French Revolution.



Queen of Vaudeville
The Story of Eva Tanguay
Andrew L. Erdman
Queen of Vaudeville is the first-ever biography of Eva Tanguay, the most famous star of the American vaudeville theater and perhaps the most popular live entertainer in the United States from about 1910 to 1920.



(Dis)embodying Myths in Ancien Régime Opera
Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Will appeal to all music, literature, and art lovers seeking to deepen their knowledge of an increasingly popular repertoire.



She Hath Been Reading
Women and Shakespeare Clubs in America
Katherine West Scheil
In the late nineteenth century hundreds of clubs formed across the United States devoted to the reading of Shakespeare. Katherine West Scheil uncovers this hidden layer of intellectual activity that flourished in American society.



The Total Work of Art in European Modernism
David Roberts
Situating the Gesamtkunstwerk at the heart of European modernism.



The Resurrection
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
A documentary edition of Yeats's 1932 play that traces multiple textual revisions.



Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness
Sarah Beckwith
Tracing the changing speech patterns of confession and absolution in Shakespeare's work.



Broken Harmony
Shakespeare and the Politics of Music
Joseph M. Ortiz
Revising our understanding of music's relationship to language and literature in Renaissance England.



"At the Hawk's Well" and "The Cat and the Moon"
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
Both At the Hawk's Well (1917) and The Cat and the Moon (1924) dramatize their characters' journeys of the soul to magic wells. The Cornell Yeats edition of these plays presents photographs and transcriptions of the typescripts in various revisions.



Race and the Modernist Imagination
Urmila Seshagiri
Race has long been recognized as a formative element of American modernism, but its role in England is less clearly understood. While critics have examined race in the works of British writers such as Kipling, Conrad, and Forster, they have done so...



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