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Hugo Von Hofmannsthal

Three Plays

Translated with an Introduction by Alfred Schwarz

The translations collected here-Death and the Fool, Electra, and The Tower represent different periods and interests in his career as a dramatist.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814312865

Inventing the Modern Yiddish Stage

Essays in Drama, Performance, and Show Business

Edited by Joel Berkowitz and Barbara Henry

Collects leading scholars’ insight on the plays, production, music, audiences, and political and aesthetic concerns of modern Yiddish theater.

Paperback
Published: May 2012
ISBN: 9780814335048
eBOOK
Published: May 2012
ISBN: 9780814337196

From the Ghetto to the Melting Pot

Israel Zangwill’s Jewish Plays

Edited, with Introductions and Commentary, by Edna Nahshon

Three plays by Israel Zangwill, a noted Jewish playwright, published together for the first time in their original form and accompanied by extensive scholarly commentary.

Paperback
Published: December 2005
ISBN: 9780814329559

What Mama Said

An Epic Drama

Osonye Tess Onwueme

An explosive political drama projecting an African people’s revolutionary struggle to confront government forces and foreign oil corporations that have ravaged their land and strangled the voices of their mothers and daughters.

Paperback
Published: June 2003
ISBN: 9780814331415
eBOOK
Published: June 2003
ISBN: 9780814336786

Lies Like Truth

Shakespeare, Macbeth, and the Cultural Moment

Arthur F. Kinney

By demonstrating fundamental connections between audience reaction then and the use of computers today, Renaissance scholar Arthur Kinney explores the cultural moment of one of Shakespeare's most popular tragedies.

Hardback
Published: July 2001
ISBN: 9780814329658

What the Wine-Sellers Buy Plus Three

Four Plays by Ron Milner

Foreword by Amiri Baraka
Introduction by Woodie King Jr.

The four Milner plays collected here —Checkmates, What the Wine-Sellers Buy, Jazz-Set, and Urban Transition —are characterized by their attention to African American social and psychological culture.

Paperback
Published: May 2001
ISBN: 9780814329290
Hardback
Published: May 2001
ISBN: 9780814329771

Tell It to Women

An Epic Drama for Women

Osonye Tess Onwueme
Foreword by Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Tell It To Women gives traditional rural women a voice: the women from Idu break from their assumed position of silence and powerlessness to confront the urban women who believe their western education gives them the authority to speak for all women.

Paperback
Published: March 1997
ISBN: 9780814326497
eBOOK
Published: March 1997
ISBN: 9780814336779

Lost Plays of the Harlem Renaissance, 1920-1940

Edited by James V. Hatch and Leo Hamalian

A valuable contribution to African American literary and theatrical scholarship, this volume is a compilation of sixteen plays written during the Harlem Renaissance, brought together for the first time and set in a historical context.

Paperback
Published: October 1996
ISBN: 9780814325803
eBOOK
Published: October 1996
ISBN: 9780814338339

Three Plays

The Broken Calabash, Parables for a Season, and The Reighn of Wazobia

Tess Akaeke Onwueme

This anthology of plays allows a glimpse into the lives of the people of Onwueme’s native Nigeria and reveals the range and beauty of Nigerian culture.

Paperback
Published: September 1993
ISBN: 9780814324455

The Roots of African American Drama

An Anthology of Early Plays, 1858-1938

Edited by Leo Hamalian and James V. Hatch
Foreword by George C. Wolfe

This volume rescues from obscurity thirteen plays by early African American writers.

Paperback
Published: April 1992
ISBN: 9780814321423
eBOOK
Published: April 1992
ISBN: 9780814338476