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The presumed death of Michel Agnolo Florio

by Corrado Sergio Panzieri

Il vero ispiratore e autore delle opere della drammaturgia shakespeariana. Traduzione a cura di Eleonora Sàita.

Tragedy in the Contemporary American Theatre

by Robert J. Andreach

This book examines plays by contemporary playwrights and compares them alongside the works of Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams. Andreach argues that tragedy is not only present in contemporary...

Len Jenkin's Theatre: Wonder and Heart

by Robert J. Andreach

Early in his career, Len Jenkin identified two qualities that theatre should have: wonder and heart. Imagination creates wonder by transforming nature to suggest more than nature. Love engages the heart on the...


by John J. Janc

This is a critical edition, or “édition critique,” of Victor Hugo’s play Hernani. Following the play, there are literary, historical, linguistic and critical notes, indexes of all words and proper names,...

The Ingenious Simpleton: Upending Imposed Ideologies through Brief Comic Theatre

by Delia Méndez Montesinos

This book analyzes the role of the theatrical simpleton in the pasos of the sixteenth-century playwright Lupe de Rueda, in Mario Moreno’s character “Cantinflas,” and in the esquirol of the 1960s Actos...

The Battle of the Sexes Russian Style

by Nadezhda Ptushkina

Nadezhda Ptushkina's plays reflect her keen interest in constructing multidimensional characters that reflect the myriad ways people are affected by today's turbulent world. Often writing strong female roles,...

Playwrights on Playwriting: From Ibsen to Ionesco

by Toby Cole

Dramatists from the past 200 years, among them Chekhov, Shaw, O'Neill, and Miller, speak on their dramatic credos and on their specific plays.

Falling for Gravity

by Catherine James

This book begins with the observation that contemporary artists have embraced and employed gravity as an immaterial readymade. Necessarily focusing on material practices – chiefly sculpture, installation,...

Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture

by Izabella Kimak & Julia Nikiel

The essays included in this book offer an overview of literary works, films, TV series, and computer games, which reflect current social and political developments since the beginning of this century. The contributions...

Frank Capra and the Cinema of Identity

by Malcolm Scott

This study proposes a new definition of Frank Capra’s work as a cinema of identity, focusing on his reflection on American national identity as well as his own positioning as a US immigrant. The interplay...

Geepers, I Love You

by Sally Gladden

Geepers, I Love You by Sally Gladden is an original two-act play. While rummaging through trunks in the attic, Sally finds love letters that her dadParker Gladden (a.k.a Park), a lonely Fayetteville, New York,...

Third Daughter

by Festus Ogunbitan

The Third Daughter is a nonfiction and fiction adaptation of the story of how Princess Diana proved Viscount Althorps desire for a male child wrong by giving birth to future kings of the English dynasty. The...

A Disconnected Heart

by C. G. Gardiner

Forty years after he returned to America and abandoned his fiance Cora Williams, Saul Metzger returns to St. Sabastian, hoping to rekindle a relationship with her. But things have changed. St. Sabastian is no...

Gospel on Stage

by Elaine Petry

After thirty-five years of writing, producing, and acting in community plays, I have recognized and used the stage as a powerful tool of evangelism. I gathered people of all ages and walks of life from various...

Small Town Big City

by Jeff A. Lopez

If you love oldies music, old cars, and good stories, youll love Small Town Big City: When Time Stood Still, a screenplay script. It is about the way it used to be in 63. This nostalgic look back in time will...

Apartment Conversations

by Donald Rilla

Two young individuals carry on a conversation behind the apartment door without setting eyes on one another and fall in love. By chance, they are fixed up on a blind date without either knowing who the other...

Between Tomorrow and Yesterday

by Ev’one-ya Y Eulasson

Read these scripts by yourself or with others and decide for yourselves if between the twelfth century and the twenty-first century, humanitys behavior towards itself has become less violent, less murderous,...

An Act of Theatre

by Daniel N. Slowik

Presented here are two unique one-act plays. Originally written for competitions at the middle school level, they have both continued to great success with audiences of all ages. "Will I?" explores terminal...

The Path of Hope

by Monteiro Adelson

The Path of Hope is a play that actually portrays the social reality of the people, how to live in society where we belong. It is really not a book whose value can be achieved by mere literary analysis. Then...

The Unbroken Cord

by ?Lanre Agboola & Adavi Abraham

This eclectic play dramatises the desperate nature of man, which propels him to devise fraudulent ways out of difficult situations, an act that results in contentions arising from collision of conflicting forces....