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The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia

by Rick Pender

The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia is a wonderfully detailed and comprehensive reference devoted to musical theater’s most prolific and admired composer and lyricist. Entries cover Sondheim’s numerous collaborators—from...


A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare. Four Athenians run away to the forest only to have Puck the fairy make both of the boys fall in love with the same girl. The four run through...


Richard II

by William Shakespeare

The Life and Death of King Richard the Second, commonly called Richard II, is a history play by William Shakespeare. King Richard II banishes Henry Bolingbroke, seizes noble land, and uses the money to fund...


Love's Labour's Lost

by William Shakespeare

Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s. After vowing to avoid women, the King and three of his friends have to host a princess and...


The Two Gentlemen of Verona

by William Shakespeare

The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy by William Shakespeare. Leaving behind both home and beloved, a young man travels to Milan to meet his closest friend. Once there, however, he falls in love with his friend's...


The Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by William Shakespeare. Love and marriage are the concerns of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Lucentio’s marriage to Bianca is prompted by his idealized love of...


Titus Andronicus

by William Shakespeare

Titus Andronicus is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, Rome is in turmoil. With the Emperor dead, his two sons, Saturninus and Bassianus, quarrel over who should succeed him; but neither are as popular as the...


The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare

The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare's early plays. It is his shortest and one of his most farcical comedies. This comedy utilizes slapstick humor, word play, and mistaken identities to create...


Richard III

by William Shakespeare

Richard III is a play by William Shakespeare. Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. Jealous and crippled, Richard of Gloucester wants to be King of England and uses manipulation and deceit...


King Henry VI Part 1

by William Shakespeare

Henry VI Part 1 is a history play by William Shakespeare. Henry VI Part 1 is an uncompromising celebration of early English nationalism that contrasts the English with the French, portrayed here as effeminate...


King Henry VI Part 3

by William Shakespeare

Henry VI Part 3 is a history play by William Shakespeare. Following his father's early death and the loss of possessions in France young Henry VI comes to the throne, under the protection of the duke of Gloucester....


King Henry VI Part 2

by William Shakespeare

Henry VI Part 2 (often written as 2 Henry VI) is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1591 and set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. Whereas Henry VI, Part 1...


Festive Enterprise

by Jill P. Ingram

Festive Enterprise examines the history of plays and drama, showing how medieval dramatic themes and tropes affected Renaissance drama.

? The book melds economics and entertainment together, showing how the...


Athens of America

by John Ross Jr.

ATHENS OF AMERICA: A Play in Two Acts with and Epilogue is inspired by and loosely based upon, Il giaco delle parti (Rules of the Game) by Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936). Set in a popular Italian neighborhood...


Anton Walbrook

by James Downs

Viennese-born actor Adolf Wohlbrück enjoyed huge success on both stage and screen in Germany during the 1920s and 1930s, becoming one of the first truly international stars. After leaving Nazi Germany for Hollywood...


Liturgy and Biblical Interpretation

by Sebastian Selvén

What happens to the Bible when it is used in worship? What does music, choreography, the stringing together of texts, and the architectural setting itself, do to our sense of what the Bible means?and how does...


Macbeth

by William Shakespeare

Finally The New Revised Edition is Available!

Macbeth is among the best-known of William Shakespeare's plays, and is his shortest tragedy, believed to have been written between 1603 and 1606. It is frequently...


Raggedy Men

by Ezekiel Crago

This book investigates anxieties over the role of white masculinity in American society after World War Two articulated in post-apocalyptic film. Using an interdisciplinary approach that employs methods of cultural...


The Botanic Garden and My Old Kentucky Plays

by Richard Cavendish

Kentucky. Known today for its bluegrass, horse racing, and bourbon; it?s very name, embedded in Iroquois history, means Land of Tomorrow. The song birds are the sweetest, thoroughbreds fleetest, wrote James...


Struggle and Survival under Authoritarianism in Turkey

by Burcu Yasemin Şeyben

After the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in Turkey in 2002, the AKP grew into an authoritarian government as it politically and culturally oppressed citizens and institutions. In Struggle...