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Political Actors
Representative Bodies and Theatricality in the Age of the French Revolution
Paul Friedland
From the start of the French Revolution, contemporary observers were struck by the overwhelming theatricality of political events. Examples of convergence between theater and politics included the election of dramatic actors to powerful political and...



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.



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...



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...



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.



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