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Wiley's Real Latin: Learning Latin from the Source

by Robert Maltby & Kenneth Belcher

This innovative guide to the Latin language, written for a new generation of students, deploys examples and translation exercises taken exclusively from the Classical Latin canon.

  • Translation exercises use real...

God and the American Writer

by Alfred Kazin

God and the American Writer does more to illuminate the fundamental purposes and motivations of our greatest writers from Hawthorne to Faulkner than any study I have read in the past fifty-five years--that is,...

Comedy: An Essay on Comedy

by Henri Bergson

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Introduction & Appendix on The Meanings of Comedy by Wylie Sypher

     Laughter is a mystery—a mystery which defines man. Brought together...

The Anchor Book of Sixteenth Century Verse

by Richard D. Sylvester

This comprehensive anthology contains selections from the work of twenty-five poets of the sixteenth century. Employing the original, rather than normalized, texts, the volume includes complete, non-excerpted...

Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama

by David Mamet

The purpose of theater, like magic like religion…ids to inspire cleansing awe. With bracing directness and aphoristic authority, one of our greatest living playwrights addresses the questions: What makes good...

Beckett: A Guide for the Perplexed: A Guide for the Perplexed

by Jonathan Boulter

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) is one of the most important twentieth century writers. Seen as both a modernist and postmodernist, his work has influenced generations of playwrights, novelists and poets. Despite...

To Be or Not to Be

by Douglas Bruster

Hamlet's "To be or not to be" soliloquy is quoted more often than any other passage in Shakespeare.  It is arguably the most famous speech in the Western world - though few of us can remember much about it....

The Duchess of Malfi: A critical guide

by Christina Luckyj

John Webster's classic revenge tragedy The Duchess of Malfi was first performed in 1613 and published in 1623. This guide offers students an introduction to its critical and performance history, including recent...

Shakespeare Thinking

by Philip Davis

Shakespearean thinking is always dynamic: thinking that happens in the living moment of its performance, in quickly passing process.�This book offers a model of human mentality that can be shown through the...

Twelfth Night: Character Studies

by Graham Atkin

The characters of Twelfth Night are both memorable

and engaging and it is through their funny, and at

times bitter, interplay that we experience the

peculiar world of Shakespeare's Illyria. This study

begins with...

Shakespeare, 'Othello' and Domestic Tragedy

by Sean Benson


set in domestic environments and built around protagonists of more modest

status than traditional tragic subjects, 'domestic tragedy' was a genre that

flourished on the Renaissance stage from 1580-1620. Shakespeare...

Shakespeare's Modern Collaborators

by Lukas Erne

Recent work in Shakespeare studies has brought to the forefront a variety of ways in which the collaborative nature of Shakespearean drama can be investigated: collaborative performance (Shakespeare and his...

Waiting for Godot: Character Studies

by Paul Lawley

This book provides an introductory study of Beckett's

most famous play, dealing not just with the four main

characters but with the pairings that they form, and

the implications of these pairings for the very idea...

Spanish & Portuguese Romances

by Thomas

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Romanticism and Gender

by Anne K. Mellor

Taking twenty women writers of the Romantic period, Romanticism and Gender explores a neglected period of the female literary tradition, and for the first time gives a broad overview of Romantic literature from...

Shakespeare and Platonic Beauty

by John Vyvyan

Looking at some of the Shakespearean comedies, author John Vyvyan suggests they express a consistent, profoundly Christian philosophy of life based on the Platonic ideas of beauty and love. In A Midsummer Night’s...

Macbeth: Language and Writing

by Emma Smith

A new type of study guide which combines an exploratrion of �Shakespeare's language with. specific help for students looking to develop their own critical responses and skills. Emma�Smith�offers both a...

The Tempest: Language and Writing

by Brinda Charry

A new type of study guide which combines an exploratrion of �Shakespeare's language with. specific help for students looking to develop their own critical responses and skills. Brinda Charry�offers both...

Roman Letters: An Anthology

by Noelle Zeiner-Carmichael

Roman Letters offers a rich selection of original translations of ancient Roman letters spanning from the 1st century BCE to the 2nd century CE. Chronologically arranged and grouped according to author or collection,...

Sexuality in Greek and Roman Culture

by Marilyn B. Skinner

This agenda-setting text has been fully revised in its second edition, with coverage extended into the Christian era. It remains the most comprehensive and engaging introduction to the sexual cultures of ancient...