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Crusading Spirituality in the Holy Land and Iberia, c.1095-c.1187

by William J. Purkis

For much of the twelfth century the ideals and activities of crusaders were often described in language more normally associated with a monastic rather than a military vocation; like those who took religious...


English for Common Entrance 13+ Practice Book

by Kornel Kossuth

This book of practice questions and mock exam papers gives students the practice they need as they prepare for the new ISEB Common Entrance in English 13+ exam. - Reinforces the skills and knowledge students...


Shakespeare at Work, 1592-1603

by G.B. Harrison

Shakespeare against the background of his times, his world of the theatre and his dramatic development through the last years of Elizabeth's reign. Originally published in 1933 and republished in 1958, this...


The Poetics and Politics of Diaspora: Transatlantic Musings

by Jerome C. Branche

This book studies the creative discourse of the modern African diaspora by analyzing poems, novels, essays, hip-hop and dub poetry in the Caribbean, England, Spain, and Colombia, and capturing diasporan movement...


Teaching Will: What Shakespeare and 10 Kids Gave Me that Hollywood Couldn't

by Mel Ryane

After the waning of her successful acting career, Mel Ryane found herself creatively adrift and proposed creating an after-school Shakespeare program at a local inner-city public school. Loaded with an armory...


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...