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'Piers Plowman' and the Medieval Discourse of Desire (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature)
'Piers Plowman' and the Medieval Discourse of Desire (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature)
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ean: 9780521856102, isbn: 0521856108,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
This ambitious work links William Langland's great poem Piers Plowman to wider medieval enquiries into the nature of intellectual and spiritual desire. Nicolette Zeeman traces the history of psychology and its iconography in medieval devotional and t...


Wole Soyinka: Politics, Poetics, and Postcolonialism (Cambridge Studies in African and Caribbean Literature)
Wole Soyinka: Politics, Poetics, and Postcolonialism (Cambridge Studies in African and Caribbean Literature)
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ean: 9780521394864, isbn: 0521394864,

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Biodun Jeyifo examines the relationship between the innovative and influential writings of Wole Soyinka and his radical political activism. Jeyifo analyzes Soyinka's most ambitious works, relating them to the controversies generated by his appropriat...


Shakespeare's Visual Theatre: Staging the Personified Characters
Shakespeare's Visual Theatre: Staging the Personified Characters
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ean: 9780521827256, isbn: 0521827256,

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Frederick Kiefer looks at the personified characters created by Shakespeare in his plays (his walking, talking abstractions) in this study of Shakespeare's visual culture. These include Rumour in 2 Henry IV, Time in The Winter's Tale, Spring and Wint...




Music in Roman Comedy
Music in Roman Comedy
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ean: 9781107006485, isbn: 1107006481,

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The plays of Plautus and Terence were profoundly musical: large portions of all the plays were sung to accompaniment, and variations in melody, rhythm and dance were essential elements in bringing both pleasure and meaning to their performance. This ...


Greek Theatre Performance: An Introduction
Greek Theatre Performance: An Introduction
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ean: 9780521640275, isbn: 052164027X,

In this book, David Wiles introduces ancient Greek theater to students and enthusiasts interested in knowing how the plays were performed. Theater was a ceremony bound up with fundamental activities in ancient Athenian life and Wiles explores those e...


Stoicism, Politics and Literature in the Age of Milton: War and Peace Reconciled
Stoicism, Politics and Literature in the Age of Milton: War and Peace Reconciled
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ean: 9780521592031, isbn: 0521592038,

This book offers a fresh examination of key seventeenth-century writers--notably Andrew Marvell, Katherine Philips and John Milton--in the context of their common interest in the republican, libertarian and oppositional potential of the philosophical...


The Iliad: A Commentary: Volume 5, Books 17-20
The Iliad: A Commentary: Volume 5, Books 17-20
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ean: 9780521312080, isbn: 0521312086,

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The Shakespearean Stage 1574-1642
The Shakespearean Stage 1574-1642
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ean: 9780521509817, isbn: 0521509815,

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For almost forty years The Shakespearean Stage has been considered the liveliest, most reliable and most entertaining overview of Shakespearean theatre in its own time. It is the only authoritative book that describes all the main features of the ori...


New Essays on Call It Sleep (The American Novel)
New Essays on Call It Sleep (The American Novel)
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ean: 9780521450324, isbn: 0521450322,

Henry Roth's Call it Sleep, praised when it first appeared in the 1930s, neglected for decades, and reissued to wide acclaim in the 1960s, has been finally hailed as the finest Jewish-American novel of the first half of the century and one of the ric...


Women in Love (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence)
Women in Love (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence)
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sku: 9780521280419, ean: 9780521280419, isbn: 0521280419,

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D. H. Lawrence's Women in Love - 'the beginning of a new world', as he called it - suffered in the course of its revision, transcription, and publication some of the most spectacular damage ever inflicted upon one of his books. Until now no text of W...


Friedrich Schiller: Drama, Thought and Politics (Cambridge Studies in German)
Friedrich Schiller: Drama, Thought and Politics (Cambridge Studies in German)
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ean: 9780521308175, isbn: 0521308178,

In this important study, Lesley Sharpe assesses Schiller's development as a dramatist, poet and thinker, and provides detailed discussions of all his major works, including his essays on aesthetics. His works are viewed against the social, political ...


Greek Tragedy and Political Philosophy: Rationalism and Religion in Sophocles' Theban Plays
Greek Tragedy and Political Philosophy: Rationalism and Religion in Sophocles' Theban Plays
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ean: 9780521515863, isbn: 0521515866,

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In this book, Peter Ahrensdorf examines Sophocles' powerful analysis of a central question of political philosophy and a perennial question of political life: Should citizens and leaders govern political society by the light of unaided human reason o...


Vergil's Aeneid and Greek Tragedy: Ritual, Empire, and Intertext
Vergil's Aeneid and Greek Tragedy: Ritual, Empire, and Intertext
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ean: 9780521895224, isbn: 0521895227,

This is the first systematic study of the importance of Greek tragedy as a fundamental "intertext" for Vergil's Aeneid. Vassiliki Panoussi argues that the epic's representation of ritual acts, especially sacrifice, mourning, marriage, and maenadic ri...


'Twixt Land and Sea (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad)
'Twixt Land and Sea (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad)
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ean: 9780521871266, isbn: 0521871263,

New texts of Joseph Conrad's modern classic 'The Secret Sharer' and of two other tales appear in this edition of 'Twixt Land and Sea with numerous words, sentences, and entire paragraphs restored from Conrad's manuscripts and typescripts. Written whi...


The Theatre of Robert Wilson (Directors in Perspective)
The Theatre of Robert Wilson (Directors in Perspective)
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ean: 9780521367325, isbn: 0521367328,

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Art, Myth, and Ritual in Classical Greece
Art, Myth, and Ritual in Classical Greece
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ean: 9780521641340, isbn: 0521641349,

What do Greek myths mean and how was meaning created for the ancient viewer? In Art, Myth and Ritual in Classical Greece, Judith Barringer considers the use of myth on monuments at several key sites - Olympia, Athens, Delphi, Bassai, and Trysa - show...


Dio Chrysostom Orations: 7, 12 and 36 (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics - Imperial Library) (Greek Edition)
Dio Chrysostom Orations: 7, 12 and 36 (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics - Imperial Library) (Greek Edition)
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ean: 9780521376969, isbn: 0521376963,

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This is an edition of the Greek text with commentary of three speeches by Dio of Prusa (Dio Chrysostom) which are particulary important for the intellectual history of the Greco-Roman world. They are full of colorful narrative, myth and satire. While...


Human Vices and Human Worth in Dante's Comedy
Human Vices and Human Worth in Dante's Comedy
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ean: 9780521660679, isbn: 052166067X,

Patrick Boyde brings Dante's thought and poetry into focus for the modern reader by restoring the Comedy to its intellectual and literary context in 1300. He begins by describing the authorities that Dante acknowledged in the field of ethics and the ...


2: The Cambridge History of American Theatre (Volume 2)
2: The Cambridge History of American Theatre (Volume 2)
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ean: 9780521679848, isbn: 0521679842,

Volume Two begins in the post-Civil War period and traces the development of American theater up to 1945. It discusses the role of vaudeville, European influences, the rise of the Little Theater movement, changing audiences, modernism, the Federal Th...



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