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
Best books


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

View: 954

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