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A Guide to B.C. Indian Myth and Legend

by Ralph Maud

The luminaries of field research in British Columbia – Boas, Teit, Hill-Tout, Barbeau, and others – are discussed, their work evaluated.


Superhero Synergies: Comic Book Characters Go Digital

by James N. Gilmore & Matthias Stork

This collection of essays explores the developing relationship between superheroes and various forms of media, examining how the superhero genre, which was once limited primarily to a single medium (comic books/graphic...


Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diaspora: Secularism, Religion, Representations

by Claire Chambers & Caroline Herbert

Literary, cinematic and media representations of the disputed category of the 'South Asian Muslim' have undergone substantial change in the last few decades and particularly since the events of September 11,...


Translation, Poetics, and the Stage: Six French Hamlets

by Romy Heylen

This book establishes an analytical model for the description of existing translations in their historical context within a framework suggested by systemic concepts of literature. It argues against mainstream...


Shakespearean Stage Production: Then and Now

by Cécile de Banke

An absorbing and original addition to Shakespeareana, this handbook of production is for all lovers of Shakespeare whether producer, player, scholar or spectator. In four sections, Staging, Actors and Acting,...


On Directing Shakespeare

by Ralph Berry

For producers and directors planning a production, several questions inevitably arise: Which play is appropriate for the contemporary audience? Should the text and setting be altered? Twelve leading contemporary...


Shakespeare in Performance: Castings and Metamorphoses

by Ralph Berry

These studies take stage history as a means of knowing the play. Half of the studies deal with casting - doubling, chorus and the crowd, the star of Hamlet and Measure for Measure. Then the transformations of...


Acting Shakespeare

by Bertram Leon Joseph

How did the actors for whom Shakespeare wrote his plays make his characters come to life, how did they convey his words? Can modern directors, actors, and even library readers of Shakespeare learn from them?...


Garrick's Folly: The Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769 at Stratford and Drury Lane

by Johanne M. Stochholm

The great Shakespeare Jubilee festival was held at Stratford, under the direction of David Garrick. The occasion was the dedication of the new town hall and the presentation by Garrick of a statue of Shakespeare....


Shylock on the Stage

by Toby Lelyveld

Originally published in 1961, this book is a study of the ways actors since the time of Shakespeare have portrayed the character of Shylock. A pioneering work in the study of performance history as well as in...


Narrative Exchanges (Routledge Revivals)

by Ian Reid

First published in 1992, Narrative Exchanges shows how a general model of communicative exchanges can be refined to deal with the complexities of narrative fiction. Going beyond the two-way structure of reciprocity,...


Jean Toomer: Race, Repression, and Revolution

by Barbara Foley

Political and personal repression and its effect on the work of a Harlem Renaissance luminary


Hieroglyphics

by Arthur Machen

Welsh writer Arthur Machen achieved literary acclaim with his groundbreaking tales of the supernatural, some of which modern-day horror luminary Stephen King ranks among the best in the English language. In...


Winds of Doctrine: Studies in Contemporary Opinion

by George Santayana

Spanish-born philosopher George Santayana made a number of significant contributions to his academic discipline, but his popularity stretched beyond the ivory tower when he began to publish his essays and observations...


The Photoplay: A Psychological Study

by Hugo Munsterberg

In the early years of the twentieth century, both psychology and motion pictures were just beginning to emerge as significant cultural forces. Published in 1916, this fascinating work from prominent psychologist...


Wendell Berry and Religion: Heaven's Earthly Life

by Joel Shuman

Farmer, poet, essayist, and environmental writer Wendell Berry is acclaimed for his ideas regarding the values inherent in an agricultural society. Place, community, good work, and simple pleasures are but a...


Contemporary Mexican Women Writers: Five Voices

by Gabriella de Beer

Mexican women writers have moved to the forefront of their country's literature in the twentieth century. Among those who began publishing in the 1970s and 1980s are Maria Luisa Puga, Silvia Molina, Brianda...


In a Persian Mirror: Images of the West and Westerners in Iranian Fiction

by M.R. Ghanoonparvar

The extreme anti-Western actions and attitudes of Iranians in the past decade have astonished and dismayed the West, which has characterized the Iranian positions as irrational and inexplicable. In this groundbreaking...


The Voice of the Masters: Writing and Authority in Modern Latin American Literature

by Roberto González Echevarría

By one of the most original and learned critical voices in Hispanic studies- a timely and ambitious study of authority as theme and authority as authorial strategy in modern Latin American literature.An ideology...


Gente Decente: A Borderlands Response to the Rhetoric of Dominance

by Leticia Magda Garza-Falcón

In his books The Great Plains, The Great Frontier, and The Texas Rangers, historian Walter Prescott Webb created an enduring image of fearless, white, Anglo male settlers and lawmen bringing civilization to...