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New Light on Tony Harrison

Edith Hall (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266519
eISBN:
9780191884238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This volume of essays arose from a conference which marked the 80th birthday of prizewinning British poet Tony Harrison on 30 April 2017 and with his agreement constitutes his ‘official’ Festschrift. ... More


Tyranny and Usurpation: The New Prince and Lawmaking Violence in Early Modern Drama

Doyeeta Majumder

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941688
eISBN:
9781789623260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941688.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book examines the fraught relationship between the sixteenth-century formulations of the theories of sovereign violence, tyranny and usurpation and the manifestations of these ideas on the ... More


Performing women: Gender, self, and representation in late-medieval Metz

Susannah Crowder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526106407
eISBN:
9781526141989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106407.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Performing women takes on a key problem in the history of drama: the “exceptional” staging of the life of Catherine of Siena by a female actor and a female patron in 1468 Metz. These two creators ... More


Staging the Revolution: Drama, reinvention and history, 1647-72

Rachel Willie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719087639
eISBN:
9781526104052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087639.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Staging the Revolution offers a reassessment of drama that was produced during the commonwealth and the first decade of the Restoration. It complements the focus of recent studies, which have ... More


Jimmy McGovern

Steve Blandford

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719082481
eISBN:
9781781705759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082481.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This is the first book-length study of one of the most significant of all British television writers, Jimmy McGovern. The book provides comprehensive coverage of all his work for television including ... More


You Don't Know Jack: A Storyteller Goes to School

Kevin D. Cordi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496821249
eISBN:
9781496821294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496821249.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

A professional storyteller journeys to discover what it means to be a teacher and a teller of tales. Just like Jack, he traces his path from being raised on the stories of Appalachia and explores if ... More


A sense of place: Regional British television drama, 1956-82

Lez Cooke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719086786
eISBN:
9781781706329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086786.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This pioneering study examines regional British television drama from its beginnings on the BBC and ITV in the 1950s to the arrival of Channel Four in 1982. It discusses the ways in which ... More


1951–1966: ‘I remember everything’

Robert Welch

in The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999: Form and Pressure

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121879
eISBN:
9780191671364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121879.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Theatre is a business. Managing it requires planning in every step, and budget. All actions are monitored and projects that needed money are reviewed by a board of directors and by people who supply ... More


The Theatrical Cast of Athens: Interactions between Ancient Greek Drama and Society

Edith Hall

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298891
eISBN:
9780191711459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298891.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study explores the numerous different ways in which we can understand the relationship between the real, social world in which the Athenians lived and the theatrical roles that they invented. In ... More


Writing the Radio War: Literature, Politics and the BBC, 1939-1945

Ian Whittington

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474413596
eISBN:
9781474444897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413596.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Writing the Radio War positions the Second World War as a critical moment in the history of cultural mediation in Britain. Through chapters focusing on the ‘broadbrow’ radicalism of J.B. Priestley, ... More


Sensation Drama, 18601880: An Anthology

Joanna Hofer-Robinson and Beth Palmer (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474439534
eISBN:
9781474465106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439534.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Featuring previously unpublished material alongside famous plays,this pioneering edition provides access to some of the most popular plays of the nineteenth century. Characterised by exhilarating ... More


Listening for Theatrical Form in Early Modern England

Allison K. Deutermann

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411264
eISBN:
9781474422154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411264.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Early modern drama was in fundamental ways an aural art form. How plays should sound and how they should be heard were questions vital to the formal development of early modern drama, and ... More


Conclusion

R. S. White

in Shakespeare's Cinema of Love: A Study in Genre and Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099748
eISBN:
9781526121165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099748.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Conclusion draws together some of the threads running through this book pertaining to love conventions evident in modern movies which, it is argued, are influenced by Shakespeare’s comedies and ... More


American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11

Terence McSweeney (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474413817
eISBN:
9781474430456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413817.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11 is a ground-breaking collection of essays by some of the foremost scholars writing in the field of contemporary American film. Through a dynamic critical ... More


His Noble Numbers

Graham Parry

in ‘Lords of Wine and Oile’: Community and Conviviality in the Poetry of Robert Herrick

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604777
eISBN:
9780191729355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604777.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter attempts to characterize Herrick's religious position during the contentious decades of the 1620s, '30s and '40s by examining the diversity of poems in his collection of sacred verse, ... More


Synge and Edwardian Theatre

Adrian Frazier

in Synge and Edwardian Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609888
eISBN:
9780191731778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609888.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

While the plays of J. M. Synge are normally seen in the context of the ‘Irish dramatic revival,’ or the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, this chapter relates them to a wider spectrum of theatrical ... More


On the Trail of the Serpent: Will Hays and the Protestant Crusade

William D. Romanowski

in Reforming Hollywood: How American Protestants Fought for Freedom at the Movies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195387841
eISBN:
9780199950188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387841.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter uncovers contentious dealings between the Hays organization and the Church and Drama Association, which served as the Federal Council of Churches’ liaison with the film industry. These ... More


Celebrating Superman

Daniel Peretti

in Superman in Myth and Folklore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814586
eISBN:
9781496814623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814586.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Annually occurring in June, Metropolis, Illinois’s, Superman Celebration brings together tens of thousands of fans, and those who might want to be fans, of Superman. This chapter documents the ... More


Of Drama and Performance: Transformative Discourses of the Revolution

Laura Gribbon and Sarah Hawas

in Translating Egypt's Revolution: The Language of Tahrir (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165337
eISBN:
9781617971303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165337.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Translates some of the most decisive and influential discursive and performative moments that shaped the early drama of the unfolding text of Egypt's uprising. By drawing on analytical tools from the ... More


Ambivalent Accommodations: Bhakti and Folk Hinduism

Stuart Blackburn

in Inside the Drama-House: Rama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520202054
eISBN:
9780520916807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520202054.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the puppet play's accommodation of Kampan's devotional Hinduism with foil Hinduism. The accommodations appear first and frequently in the “Song of the Drama-House.” The chapter ... More


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