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Sacrifice

Gary Day

Gary Day recently retired as principal lecturer at De Montfort University, UK, where he taught courses on the history of drama, the eighteenth century, modernism, contemporary drama and contemporary fiction. He is the author of Literary Criticism: A New History (2008) and Modernist Literature: 1890–1950 (2010). He has edited a dozen books, including The Wiley Encyclopaedia of British Eighteenth Century Literature (2015) with Jack Lynch. He has contributed to the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism and to the Oxford Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. He has also been a regular columnist and reviewer for the Times Higher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Story of Drama : Tragedy, Comedy and Sacrifice from the Greeks to the Present

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...The aim of this book is to sketch a history of tragedy and comedy in the West through a discussion of individual plays. Each chapter will begin with a brief sketch of the status of tragedy and comedy in that particular period, touching...
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...A full-cast performance of Chekhov’s masterpiece starring Jennifer Westfeldt, Tessa Thompson, Sarah Zimmerman and Jon Hamm. Meet Olga, Masha, and Irina, warm and cultured young sisters who were reared in the exciting hubbub of Moscow...
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...Age recommendation: 8+ A new version for young audiences by Justin Audibert. Originally staged as part of the National Theatre’s Shakespeare for younger audiences programme. This archival recording...
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...Dostoyevsky’s titanic masterpiece The Brothers Karamazov is here adapted into a spellbinding full-cast drama by playwright David Fishelson. The passionate Karamazov brothers spring to life, led by their rogue of a father, who entertains...

Tragedy, Comedy and Ritual

Gary Day

Gary Day recently retired as principal lecturer at De Montfort University, UK, where he taught courses on the history of drama, the eighteenth century, modernism, contemporary drama and contemporary fiction. He is the author of Literary Criticism: A New History (2008) and Modernist Literature: 1890–1950 (2010). He has edited a dozen books, including The Wiley Encyclopaedia of British Eighteenth Century Literature (2015) with Jack Lynch. He has contributed to the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism and to the Oxford Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. He has also been a regular columnist and reviewer for the Times Higher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Story of Drama : Tragedy, Comedy and Sacrifice from the Greeks to the Present

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Although tragedy and comedy are closely entwined, it is the former which has fascinated critics the more, largely because of the problem of suffering. Why does it happen, what does it mean and what can be done about it? We might even say...

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Sidney Homan

Sidney Homan is Professor of English at the University of Florida, USA, a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars and an actor and director in traditional and non-traditional theatres. The author of eleven books on Shakespeare and the modern theatre, his most recent books are The Audience As Player: Interactive Theatre Over the Years and Hitler in the Movies: Finding Der Führer on Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brian Rhinehart

Brian Rhinehart is an actor, director and Lecturer of Directing and Theatre History at The Actors Studio Drama School, Pace University, USA. He is Artistic Director of a theatre collective, Dog’s Breakfast, and was awarded a 2012–13 Fulbright Grant to develop Dispersal: A Gentrification Story. He directed the award-winning Butoh Medea on Theatre Row in Manhattan, which also had productions in Warsaw and Edinburgh. He has performed in over fifty productions in New York City, Germany, and Florida. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Comedy Acting for Theatre : The Art and Craft of Performing in Comedies

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Stage comedy is not just telling jokes. It’s about creating characters that audiences perceive as funny, characters who may be totally unaware of their absurdity or only dimly so. They may even consider themselves funny in ways that have...
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...Chekhov’s masterful last play, The Cherry Orchard, is a work of timeless, bittersweet beauty about the fading fortunes of an aristocratic Russian family and their struggle to maintain their status in a changing world. Alternately touching...

Conclusion: Tragedy, Comedy and Sacrifice in Popular Culture

Gary Day

Gary Day recently retired as principal lecturer at De Montfort University, UK, where he taught courses on the history of drama, the eighteenth century, modernism, contemporary drama and contemporary fiction. He is the author of Literary Criticism: A New History (2008) and Modernist Literature: 1890–1950 (2010). He has edited a dozen books, including The Wiley Encyclopaedia of British Eighteenth Century Literature (2015) with Jack Lynch. He has contributed to the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism and to the Oxford Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. He has also been a regular columnist and reviewer for the Times Higher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Story of Drama : Tragedy, Comedy and Sacrifice from the Greeks to the Present

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...The idea of sacrifice, its nature and function, remains at the heart of how we think about ourselves and the world. It is the subject of academic study, and of novels and films...

Dreams of Violence  

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Stella Feehily

~playauthor~Written by~ Stella Feehily

Nick Hern Books, 2009

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Scenes: 16, Roles: Total (10), Female (5), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Stella Feehily's play Dreams of Violence is a tragicomedy about love, death and responsibility. It was first performed at Soho Theatre, London, on 9 July 2009, in a co-production with Out of Joint. The play is set...
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...Twelve years ago, Prospero, formerly the Duke of Milan, was usurped by Alonso, King of Naples, and Alonso's brother, Sebastian and cast adrift with his three-year-old daughter, Miranda. They now live on an island. Desiring revenge, Prospero...