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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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... and weddings has not completely disappeared as is illustrated by the hit British TV series Miranda (2009–2015), which charts the socially awkward heroine’s attempts to marry her true love Gary. However, it no longer remains a reliable indicator...

Roman Drama

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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... An impression that is confirmed when we read Horace’s advice to authors that they should ‘study Greek models night and day’. ‘The Art of Poetry’ in Ibid., pp. 279–291, p. 286. But he also said that they should win...

Skin Tight

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Gary Henderson

~playauthor~Written by~ Gary Henderson

Methuen Drama, 2013

Modern Plays

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Roles: Total (3), Female (1), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...An ordinary couple with an extraordinary love relive their darkest secrets, deepest passions, and heart-breaking truths. Throughout all the moments of doubt that life has thrown at them, as long as they can be together...

After the Cuts

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Gary McNair

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Oberon Books, 2018

Oberon Modern Plays

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...It’s the future; just like now, but a bit more… well, shitey. Jim and Agnes have worked hard their whole lives and now Agnes needs a life-saving operation. With the NHS as we know it a thing of the past, they must take matters...

Medieval Drama

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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... further difficulty is how to distinguish drama from revels, rituals and folk plays. Take the summer celebrations. They began on May Day with everyone going into the woods and meadows ‘to rejoice their spirit with the beauty and savour...

Worlds of will in As You Like It and The Merchant of Venice

Gary Watt

Gary Watt is Professor of Law at the University of Warwick, UK. He is a National Teaching Fellow and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In 2009 he was named national ‘Law Teacher of the Year’. He is the founding co-editor of the journal Law and Humanities and his previous books include Trusts and Equity (2003) and Equity Stirring: The Story of Justice Beyond Law (2009). He is also co-editor of the collection Shakespeare and the Law (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Acts of Will: Law, Testament and Properties of Performance

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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... token of her ring may be said to perpetuate the same cycle of bondage to will that her father had started. Gary Watt , ‘The Law of Dramatic...

Victorian Drama

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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... anticipates Christ’s descent into hell before his resurrection of the third day. But there is no sense of deliverance or salvation here, just symbols of time, consumption, empire (telescope) and hierarchy – the paraphernalia of Victorian...

Letters to Morrissey

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Gary McNair

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Oberon Books, 2017

Oberon Modern Plays

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...It’s 1997. You’re 11. You’re sad, lonely and scared of doing anything that would get you singled out by the hopeless, angry people in your hometown. One day you see a man on telly. He’s mumbling, yet electrifying. He sings: 'I am human...

Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama

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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... Gary Day and Bridget Keegan (eds.), The Eighteenth Century Literature Handbook ,...

Handling tradition: Testament as trade in Richard II and King John

Gary Watt

Gary Watt is Professor of Law at the University of Warwick, UK. He is a National Teaching Fellow and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In 2009 he was named national ‘Law Teacher of the Year’. He is the founding co-editor of the journal Law and Humanities and his previous books include Trusts and Equity (2003) and Equity Stirring: The Story of Justice Beyond Law (2009). He is also co-editor of the collection Shakespeare and the Law (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Acts of Will: Law, Testament and Properties of Performance

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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... ‘gage’ continues to have commercial connotations to this day, notably in the form of real security that goes by the name of ‘mortgage’. The legal and trade sense of the gage is clear in Mowbray’s declaration: ‘I … /… interchangeably...