Books

All these books are available in Reinsch Library; you may search Aladin for resources in other WRLC libraries. Many texts will be useful for either contextual oral presentations or critical oral presentations.

Greek and Roman

  • Belozerskaya, Marina. Ancient Greece : Art, Architecture, and History. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2004.
  • Bowie, A. M. Aristophanes : Myth, Ritual, and Comedy. Cambridge England ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press1994, 1993.
  • A Companion to Greek Tragedy. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2005.
  • Dobrov, Gregory W. Figures of Play : Greek Drama and Metafictional Poetics. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Duckworth, George Eckel. The Nature of Roman Comedy : A Study in Popular Entertainment. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1994.
  • Freund, Philip. The Birth of Theatre. London; Chester Springs, PA: Peter Owen; Distributed in the USA by Dufour Editions, 2003.
  • Homosexuality in Greece and Rome : A Sourcebook of Basic Documents. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 2003.
  • Knox, Bernard MacGregor Walker. Word and Action : Essays on the Ancient Theater. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979.
  • Konstan, David. Greek Comedy and Ideology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • The Origins of Theater in Ancient Greece and Beyond : From Ritual to Drama. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • Rehm, Rush. Greek Tragic Theatre. London ; New York: Routledge, 1992.
  • Rothwell, Kenneth S. Nature, Culture, and the Origins of Greek Comedy : A Study of Animal Choruses. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • Taplin, Oliver. Greek Tragedy in Action. London ; New York: Routledge, 2004.

Medieval

  • Bucknell, Peter A. Entertainment and Ritual, 600 to 1600 /. London: Stainer and Bell, 1979.
  • The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Theatre /. Cambridge England ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
  • Clopper, Lawrence M. Drama, Play, and Game : English Festive Culture in the Medieval and Early Modern Period /. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.
  • A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture, c.1350-c.1500 /. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2007.
  • A Companion to the Medieval Theatre /. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.
  • Davidson, Clifford. Festivals and Plays in Late Medieval Britain /. Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007.
  • Enders, Jody. The Medieval Theater of Cruelty : Rhetoric, Memory, Violence /. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999.
  • Galloway, Andrew. Medieval Literature and Culture /. London ; New York: Continuum, 2006.
  • Goldberg, P. J. P. Medieval England : A Social History 1250-1550 /. London; New York: Arnold; Distributed in the U.S.A. by Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Hopper, Vincent Foster. Medieval Mystery Plays : Abraham and Isaac, Noah's Flood, the Second Shepherd's Play ; Morality Plays : The Castle of Perseverance, Everyman ; and Interludes : Johan, the Husband, the Four PP /. Woodbury, N.Y.: Barron's Educational Series, 1962.
  • Hotchkiss, Valerie R. Clothes make the Man : Female Cross Dressing in Medieval Europe /. New York: Garland, 1996.
  • Howell, Martha C. Women, Production, and Patriarchy in Late Medieval Cities /. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 1986.
  • Levine, David. At the Dawn of Modernity : Biology, Culture, and Material Life in Europe After the Year 1000 /. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.
  • Low, Anthony. Aspects of Subjectivity : Society and Individuality from the Middle Ages to Shakespeare and Milton /. Pittsburgh, Pa.: Duquesne University Press, 2003.
  • Muscatine, Charles. Medieval Literature, Style, and Culture : Essays /. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1999.
  • A New History of Early English Drama /. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.
  • Nisse, Ruth. Defining Acts : Drama and the Politics of Interpretation in Late Medieval England /. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2005.
  • Oral Tradition in the Middle Ages /. Binghamton, N.Y.: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1995.
  • Southern, Richard. The Medieval Theatre in the Round : A Study of the Staging of the Castle of Perseverance and Related Matters /. New York: Theatre Arts Books, 1975.
  • The Representation of Women's Emotions in Medieval and Early Modern Culture /. Gainesville: University Press of Flordia, 2005.
  • Wickham, Glynne William Gladstone. The Medieval Theatre /. Cambridge Cambridgeshire ; New York: Cambridge University Press1987, 1974.
  • Women in Medieval Western European Culture /. New York: Garland Pub., 1999.

Renaissance and Early Modern

  • Allman, Eileen Jorge. Jacobean Revenge Tragedy and the Politics of Virtue /. Newark, Del.; London ; Cranbury, NJ: University of Delaware Press; Associated University Presses, 1999.
  • Anderson, Thomas Page. Performing Early Modern Trauma from Shakespeare to Milton /. Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006.
  • Barroll, J. Leeds. Politics, Plague, and Shakespeare's Theater : The Stuart Years /. Ithaca ; London: Cornell University Press1995, 1991.
  • Bovilsky, Lara. Barbarous Play : Race on the English Renaissance Stage /. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008.
  • Bowers, Fredson. Elizabethan Revenge Tragedy, 1587-1642 /. Gloucester, Mass.: Peter Smith1959, 1940.
  • Cartwright, Kent. Theatre and Humanism : English Drama in the Sixteenth Century /. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  • Casalduero, Joaquín. Estudios Sobre El Teatro español : Lope De Vega, Guillén De Castro, Cervantes, Tirso De Molina, Ruiz De Alarcón, Calderón, Moratín, Duque De Rivas /. Madrid: Editorial Gredos, 1962.
  • A Companion to Renaissance Drama /. Oxford ; Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Pub., 2002.
  • Critical Reflections : Essays on Golden Age Spanish Literature in Honor of James A. Parr /. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2006.
  • Dawson, Anthony B. The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeare's England : A Collaborative Debate /. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press2005, 2001.
  • De Marly, Diana. Costume on the Stage, 1600-1940 /. Totowa, N.J.: Barnes and Noble, 1982.
  • Demaray, John G. Shakespeare and the Spectacles of Strangeness : The Tempest and the Transformation of Renaissance Theatrical Forms /. Pittsburgh, Pa.: Duquesne University Press, 1998.
  • Early Modern Europe : Issues and Interpretations /. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006.
  • Elizabethan-Jacobean Drama : The Theatre in its Time /. New York: New Amsterdam, 1988.
  • Enggass, Robert. Italian and Spanish Art, 1600-1750 : Sources and Documents /. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press1999, 1992.
  • The First Public Playhouse : The Theatre in Shoreditch, 1576-1598 /. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1979.
  • Gurr, Andrew. Playgoing in Shakespeare's London /. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • —-. Staging in Shakespeare's Theatres /. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Hattaway, Michael. Elizabethan Popular Theatre : Plays in Performance /. London ; Boston, Mass.: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982.
  • Jones, Ann Rosalind. Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory /. Cambridge England ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Laroque, François. [Shakespeare Et La feÌ‚te. English] Shakespeare's Festive World : Elizabethan Seasonal Entertainment and the Professional Stage /. Cambridge England ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
  • Leech, Clifford. John Ford /. London: published for the British Council and the National Book League by LongmansGreen, 1964.
  • Levine, Laura. Men in Women's Clothing : Anti-Theatricality and Effeminization, 1579-1642 /. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
  • Lomax, Marion. Stage Images and Traditions : Shakespeare to Ford /. Cambridge Cambridgeshire ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987.
  • Lopez, Jeremy. Theatrical Convention and Audience Response in Early Modern Drama /. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Mikhaila, Ninya. The Tudor Tailor : Reconstructing 16th-Century Dress /. Hollywood, Calif.: Costume and Fashion Press, 2006.
  • Mullaney, Steven. The Place of the Stage : License, Play, and Power in Renaissance England /. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 1988.
  • Orgel, Stephen. Impersonations : The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare's England /. Cambridge England ; New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
  • Reading the Renaissance : Culture, Poetics, and Drama /. New York: Garland Pub., 1996.
  • The Representation of Women's Emotions in Medieval and Early Modern Culture /. Gainesville: University Press of Flordia, 2005.
  • Salzman, Paul. Reading Early Modern Women's Writing /. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Shepherd, Simon. English Drama : A Cultural History /. Oxford, Eng. ; Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 1996.
  • Simkin, Stevie. Early Modern Tragedy and the Cinema of Violence /. Basingstoke England ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
  • Stoichiță, Victor Ieronim. Visionary Experience in the Golden Age of Spanish Art /. London: Reaktion Books, 1995.
  • Wagschal, Steven. The Literature of Jealousy in the Age of Cervantes /. Columbia, Mo.: University of Missouri Press, 2006.
  • Whitney, Charles. Early Responses to Renaissance Drama /. Cambridge, UK ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century

  • Agnew, Jean-Christophe. Worlds Apart : The Market and the Theater in Anglo-American Thought, 1550-1750 /. Cambridge Cambridgeshire ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986.
  • Altaba-Artal, Dolors. Aphra Behn's English Feminism : Wit and Satire /. Selinsgrove, PA; London ; Cranbury, NJ: Susquehanna University Press; Associated University Presses, 1999.
  • The Cambridge Companion to English Restoration Theatre /. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York: Cambridge University Press 2006, 2000.
  • A Companion to Restoration Drama /. Oxford, U.K. ; Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 2001.
  • A Concise Companion to the Restoration and Eighteenth Century /. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2005.
  • Consumption and the World of Goods /. London ; New York: Routledge, 1993.
  • Cultural Readings of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century English Theater /. Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 1995.
  • Durant, Will. The Age of Louis XIV : A History of European Civilization : In the Period of Pascal, MolieÌ€re, Cromwell, Milton, Peter the Great, Newton, and Spinoza: 1648-1715 /. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1963.
  • Enggass, Robert. Italian and Spanish Art, 1600-1750 : Sources and Documents /. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press1999, 1992.
  • Essays on the Eighteenth-Century English Stage : The Proceedings of a Symposium Sponsored. London: Methuen, 1972.
  • Feminist Theatre and Theory /. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996.
  • Freeman, Lisa A. Character's Theater : Genre and Identity on the Eighteenth-Century English Stage /. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.
  • Howarth, W. D. MolieÌ€re : A Playwright and His Audience /. Cambridge Cambridgeshire ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1982.
  • Howe, Elizabeth. The First English Actresses : Women and Drama, 1660-1700 /. Cambridge ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press 1994, 1992.
  • Hubert, Judd David. Moliere & the Comedy of Intellect /. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1962.
  • Lewis, D. B. Wyndham. Moliere : The Comic Mask /. New York: Coward-McCann, 1959.
  • Marsden, Jean I. Fatal Desire : Women, Sexuality, and the English Stage, 1660-1720 /. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2006.
  • Masters, Anthony. The Play of Personality in the Restoration Theatre /. Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY, USA: Boydell Press, 1992.
  • McBride, Robert. The Sceptical Vision of Moliere : A Study in Paradox /. London: Macmillan, 1977.
  • Milhous, Judith. Producible Interpretation : Eight English Plays, 1675-1707 /. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1985.
  • Nicoll, Allardyce. The Garrick Stage : Theatres and Audience in the Eighteenth Century /. Manchester Eng.: Manchester University Press, 1980.
  • Nokes, David. John Gay, a Profession of Friendship /. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • Norman, Larry F. The Public Mirror : MolieÌ€re and the Social Commerce of Depiction /. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.
  • Rereading Aphra Behn : History, Theory, and Criticism /. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1993.
  • Rosenthal, Laura J. Playwrights and Plagiarists in Early Modern England : Gender, Authorship, Literary Property /. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1996.
  • Sainte-Beuve, Charles Augustin. Portraits of the Seventeenth Century : Historic and Literary /. New York: Frederick Ungar Pub. Co., 1964.
  • The Stage and the Page : London's "Whole show" in the Eighteenth-Century Theatre /. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981.
  • Staves, Susan. A Literary History of Women's Writing in Britain, 1660-1789 /. Cambridge, UK ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • Styan, J. L. Restoration Comedy in Performance /. Cambridge Cambridgeshire ; New York: Cambridge University Press2002, 1986.
  • Todd, Janet M. The Secret Life of Aphra Behn /. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1997.
  • Warner, Oliver. John Gay /. London: published for the British Council and the National Book League by LongmansGreen, 1964.
  • Women's Acts : Plays. Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky, 1997.
  • Write Or be Written : Early Modern Women Poets and Cultural Constraints /. Aldershot, Hants ; Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2001.

Modern and Postmodern

  • Ansorge, Peter. Disrupting the Spectacle : Five Years of Experimental and Fringe Theatre in Britain /. London: Pitman, 1975.
  • Art in Modern Culture : An Anthology of Critical Texts /. New York: Icon Editions, 1992.
  • Bentley, Eric. Bentley on Brecht /. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2008.
  • Bradley, Laura J. R. Brecht and Political Theatre : The Mother on Stage /. Oxford; New York: Clarendon Press; Oxford University Press, 2006.**
  • Brecht, Bertolt. [Dreigroschenoper. English] the Threepenny Opera /. New York: Arcade Pub., 1994.
  • Brockett, Oscar Gross. Century of Innovation : A History of European and American Theatre and Drama since the Late Nineteenth Century /. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1991.
  • Croyden, Margaret. Lunatics, Lovers, and Poets : The Contemporary Experimental Theatre /. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1974.
  • Davis, Tracy C. George Bernard Shaw and the Socialist Theatre /. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994.
  • Esslin, Martin. Brecht : A Choice of Evils : A Critical Study of the Man, His Work and His Opinions /. London: Methuen, 1984.
  • Finney, Gail. Women in Modern Drama : Freud, Feminism, and European Theater at the Turn of the Century /. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1989.
  • Gilman, Richard. The Making of Modern Drama : A Study of Büchner, Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Pirandello, Brecht, Beckett, Handke /. New York: FarrarStraus and Giroux, 1974.
  • Grene, Nicholas. The Politics of Irish Drama : Plays in Context from Boucicault to Friel /. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  • Hartley, George. The Abyss of Representation : Marxism and the Postmodern Sublime /. Durham N.C.: Duke University Press, 2003.
  • Hayman, Ronald. Theatre and Anti-Theatre : New Movements since Beckett /. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979.
  • Innes, C. D. Modern British Drama, 1890-1990 /. Cambridge England ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
  • Jameson, Fredric. Brecht and Method /. London ; New York: Verso, 2000.
  • Kaplan, Joel H. Theatre and Fashion : Oscar Wilde to the Suffragettes /. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
  • Malkin, Jeanette R. Memory-Theater and Postmodern Drama /. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999.
  • Mayberry, Bob. Theatre of Discord : Dissonance in Beckett, Albee, and Pinter /. Rutherford N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1989.
  • Moi, Toril. Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism : Art, Theater, Philosophy /. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Oesmann, Astrid. Staging History : Brecht's Social Concepts of Ideology /. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2005.
  • Orenstein, Gloria Feman. The Theater of the Marvelous : Surrealism and the Contemporary Stage /. New York: New York University Press, 1975.
  • Robinson, Douglas. Estrangement and the Somatics of Literature : Tolstoy, Shklovsky, Brecht /. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
  • Schoeps, Karl-Heinz. Bertolt Brecht /. New York: F. Ungar, 1977.
  • Shepherd-Barr, Kirsten. Ibsen and Early Modernist Theatre, 1890-1900 /. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997.
  • A Sourcebook on Naturalist Theatre /. London ; New York: Routledge, 2000.
  • Spalter, Max. Brecht's Tradition /. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1967.
  • Stephens, John Russell. The Profession of the Playwright : British Theatre, 1800-1900 /. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

General Resources

  • Bennett, Benjamin. All Theater is Revolutionary Theater /. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2005.
  • Bennett, Susan. Theatre Audiences : A Theory of Production and Reception /. London ; New York: Routledge2005, 1997.
  • Berthold, Margot. [Weltgeschichte Des Theaters. English] the History of World Theater : From the Beginnings to the Baroque /. New York: Continuum, 1991.
  • Brockett, Oscar Gross. History of the Theatre /. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1995.
  • The Cambridge History of British Theatre. Cambirdge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • Carlson, Marvin A. Theories of the Theatre : A Historical and Critical Survey from the Greeks to the Present /. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1993.
  • The Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama /. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007.
  • Homer to Brecht : The European Epic and Dramatic Traditions /. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977.
  • Kernodle, George Riley. The Theatre in History /. Fayetteville, Ark.: University of Arkansas Press, 1989.
  • Londré, Felicia Hardison. The History of World Theater : From the English Restoration to the Present /. New York: Continuum, 1991.
  • The MolieÌ€re Encyclopedia /. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2002.
  • The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre /. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • Roccos, Linda Jones. Ancient Greek Costume : An Annotated Bibliography, 1784-2005 /. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2006.
  • Slotkis, Susan J. Foundations of Interior Design /. New York: Fairchild, 2006.
  • Theatre Histories : An Introduction /. New York ; London: Routledge, 2006.
  • Trussler, Simon. The Cambridge Illustrated History of British Theatre /. Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
  • Wickham, Glynne William Gladstone. A History of the Theatre /. Cambridge Cambridgeshire ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985.
  • Wikander, Matthew H. The Play of Truth & State : Historical Drama from Shakespeare to Brecht /. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986.
  • The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre /. London ; New York: Routledge, 1994.
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