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



Ritual Imports
Performing Medieval Drama in America
Claire Sponsler
Throughout the Americas, performances deriving from medieval European rituals, ceremonies, and festivities made up a crucial part of the cultural cargo shipped from Europe to the overseas settlements. In 1583, Sir Humphrey Gilbert sailed from...



Sbek Thom
Khmer Shadow Theater
Pech Tum Kravel
A book studying the history and significance of shadow puppet theater in Cambodia. Khmer and English texts, as well as 153 full-page photographs, describe the Khmer Reamker, an ancient story whose episodes and characters have figured in Cambodian...



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



Shakespeare Remains
Theater to Film, Early Modern to Postmodern
Courtney Lehmann
No literary figure has proved so elusive as Shakespeare. How, Courtney Lehmann asks, can the controversies surrounding the Bard's authorship be resolved when his works precede the historical birth of that modern concept? And how is it that Shakespeare...



Shakespeare's Medieval Craft
Remnants of the Mysteries on the London Stage
Kurt A. Schreyer
Kurt A. Schreyer explores the relationship between Shakespeare's plays and a tradition of late medieval English biblical drama known as mystery plays.



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 Soul of Pleasure
Sentiment and Sensation in Nineteenth-Century American Mass Entertainment
David Monod
Show business is today so essential to American culture it's hard to imagine a time when it was marginal. But as David Monod demonstrates, the appetite for amusements outside the home developed slowly over the course of the nineteenth century. The Soul of Pleasure offers a new interpretation of how the taste for entertainment was cultivated.



Staged Action
Six Plays from the American Workers' Theatre
With this anthology of six plays, Lee Papa reintroduces readers and performers to a largely forgotten American theatrical genre from the 1920s and 1930s, the workers' theatre movement.



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.



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