Literary Criticism

The Oxford Companion to American Literature

Author: James D. Hart

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 779

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Covers the movements, authors, genres, critics, awards, and many other aspects of American literature
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Author: Richard K. Gardner



Category: Best books


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How to See a Play

Author: Richard Burton

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand


Category: Fiction

Page: 84

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Reproduction of the original: How to See a Play by Richard Burton
Literary Criticism

The English Mystery Plays

Author: Rosemary Woolf

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 437

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This important new study of the English mystery plays has a twofold purpose. It is concerned to investigate the antecedents of the four extant cycles and to demonstrate the dramatic value of the plays themselves The opening and concluding chapters place the plays in their historical context by discussing on the one hand the emergence and achievements of genuine religious drama (as opposed to liturgical drama) in the twelfth century and on the other the changes in taste that threw the plays into disrepute in the sixteenth century. The man part of the book analyzes the plays in detail, considering the iconographic and theological traditions that guided the dramatists in their treatment of biblical subject-matter, and also looking at the Continental drama of the time to find out what other dramatic possibilities were open to writers in the Middle Ages. -- From publisher's description.
Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Theatre

Author: Richard Beadle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

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A comprehensive, illustrated companion to the perennially popular drama of the English Middle Ages.
Literary Criticism

Lower-Middle-Class Nation

Author: Nicola Bishop

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Lower-Middle-Class Nation provides an unparalleled interdisciplinary cultural history of the lower-middle-class worker in British life since 1850. Considering highbrow, lowbrow, and middle-brow forms across literature, film, television and more, Nicola Bishop traces the development of the lower-middle-class from the mid-19th century to the present day, tackling a number of pressing, consistent concerns such as automation, commuting, and the search for a life/work balance. Above all, this book brings together ideas about class, nationhood, and gender, demonstrating that a particularly British lower-middle-class identity is constructed through the spaces and practices of the everyday. Aimed at undergraduate, postgraduates and scholars working in media and social history, literature, popular culture, cultural studies and sociology, Lower-Middle-Class Nation represents a new direction in cultural histories of work, labour, and leisure.