Once Bitten: An Unofficial Guide to the World of Angel by Nikki Stafford

By Nikki Stafford

The area of the tv sequence Angel is widely known and mentioned during this better half consultant to the clever, thought-provoking spin-off of cult favourite Buffy the Vampire Slayer. An episode consultant and background of the characters, together with the identify personality, Angel, who became a vampire in 1753 and runs a personal research business enterprise in sleek la, offer viewpoint at the sequence' run. minutiae, attention-grabbing evidence, continuity error, and knowledge on fan-run websites and events make this a vital e-book for die-hard aficionados of either Angel and Buffy.

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Frogs by Aristophanes, Translated by Ian Johnston

By Aristophanes, Translated by Ian Johnston

"Frogs is by way of universal consent one of many best achievements of Aristophanes (456 BC to 386 BC), the best author of comedian drama in classical Athens and between most famed writers of dramatic comedy in our Western culture. The play used to be first played at a competition of Dionysus in Athens in 405 BC, at a time while the disastrous Peloponnesian battle among Athens and Sparta was once nearing its finish. The construction used to be so well known that it bought the extreme honour of a moment construction and Aristophanes bought a distinct award from town. within the play the god Dionysus, within the kind of a middle-aged man or woman, insists on traveling to Hades to convey again the tragic poet Euripides (who had died the 12 months before), in order that Athens can once more take pleasure in nice poetry. His slave Xanthias accompanies him. The journey is filled with strong comical encounters with a variety of characters, together with Hercules, Charon, the well-known refrain of the Frogs, a number of underworld figures, and, ultimately Euripides and Aeschylus, who degree a debate over which ones is the best poet, a controversy which has them mercilessly satirizing one another s paintings. For all its super humorous degree enterprise, Frogs increases a few vital and nonetheless proper questions about the character of dramatic paintings and the function of the dramatist. It additionally explores and exposes the self-serving attitudes of voters in the course of a time of war."

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Grillparzer’s Libussa: The Tragedy of Separation by William C. Reeve

By William C. Reeve

Reeve not just bargains an in depth textual research of the drama from the point of separation yet indicates how Libussa and its writer healthy into the advance of the heritage of principles in nineteenth-century Europe. He contends that Grillparzer's paintings displays Bachofen, Neumann, Nietzsche, Freud, and Lacan. utilizing Freudian psychoanalysis, Neumann's research of the feminine archetype, and anthropological reports, Reeve argues that Grillparzer's tragedy portrays the fight among matriarchy and patriarchy, nurturers and warriors, and rural and concrete cultures. considering the fact that Libussa proves not able to beat the gender bias of the following male matters, the play concludes with a symbolic assertion of masculine superiority as guy and girl stay intellectually and bodily aside. Reeve's research attracts parallels with Grillparzer's different accomplished posthumous tragedies, Ein Bruderzwist in Habsburg and Die Jüdin von Toledo, pertaining to his findings to the larger context of nineteenth-century German drama.

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The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt by Seyla Benhabib

By Seyla Benhabib

Reading the paintings of 1 of the main influential thinkers of the 20 th century, The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt rereads Arendt's political philosophy in gentle of newly received insights into the historico-cultural history of her paintings. Arguing opposed to the traditional interpretation of Hannah Arendt as an anti-modernist lover of the Greek polis, writer Seyla Benhabib contends that Arendt's suggestion emerges out of a double legacy: German Existenz philosophy, relatively the concept of Martin Heidegger, and her reviews as a German-Jewess within the age of totalitarianism. this significant quantity reconsiders Arendt's conception of modernity, her proposal of the general public sphere, her contrast among the social and the political, her thought of totalitarianism, and her critique of the trendy kingdom country, together with her lifestyles lengthy involvement with Jewish and Israeli politics.

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Robertson Davies, Playwright: A Search for the Self on the by Susan Stone-Blackburn

By Susan Stone-Blackburn

During this publication, Susan Stone-Blackburn reports how the tastes and issues of 1 of Canada's top writers were given dramatic expression, starting with The King Who couldn't Dream and Benoni and finishing with Question Time and Pontiac and the fairway Man. She additionally examines how Davies' playwriting has been motivated by means of the dominant tastes of his time and by way of the stipulations lower than which his performs were played. facing the performs chronologically, Stone-Blackburn finds Davies' fondness for theatricality in place of realism, for mythic flavour and archetypal personality, his romanticism, and his irrepressible humour.

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Worlds of Knowing: Global Feminist Epistemologies by Jane Duran

By Jane Duran

Jane Duran's Worlds of understanding starts to fill a big hole within the literature of feminist epistemology: a wide-ranging, cross-cultural primer on worldviews and epistemologies of assorted cultures and their appropriations by way of indigenous feminist hobbies in these cultures. it's the a lot wanted epistemological counterpart to paintings on cross-cultural feminist social and political philosophy. This venture is admittedly breath-taking in scope, but a plausible learn for a person with a few history in feminist conception, heritage, or anthropology. Duran attracts many comparisons and connections to Western philosophical and feminist principles, but avoids facile or imperialistic over-universalization. Her e-book is strong, entire, and courageous. it's going to end up an vastly resource for students in women's experiences, philosophy, anthropology, non secular reviews and historical past.

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Research Methods in Theatre and Performance (Research by Baz Kershaw, Helen Nicholson

By Baz Kershaw, Helen Nicholson

How have learn tools and methodologies tailored to the burgeoning surroundings of theatre and function experiences in recent times? and the way can researchers decide on the simplest procedure for his or her undertaking? The twenty-nine individuals during this ebook, together with teachers in functionality historical past, theatre, drama, and scenography in addition to training theatre administrators, artists, writers, and performers, take on those questions by means of first discussing the domain names of analysis -- information, expertise, and inventive practices -- after which targeting chosen expert parts of study reminiscent of heritage and historiography, scenography and visible theatre, the physique in functionality, and utilized theatre and function. Designed either as a serious digest of methodologies and a toolbox of adaptable tools, this e-book, written in shut organization with the club of TaPRA (the Theatre and function study Association), courses person researchers and encourages collaborative learn studying.

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The Redivision of Labor: Women and Economic Choice in Four by Laurel Bossen

By Laurel Bossen

How does financial improvement impact ladies in Latin the US? This paintings examines the several ways in which monetary and social kin among the sexes are redefined in Guatemala as capitalist enlargement transforms the kingdom. An strange and wealthy mixture of fieldwork in 4 groups supplemented by means of national-level info exhibits there are significant alterations within the sexual department of work in 4 significant segments of Guatemalan society: the Maya peasantry, the plantations, the city bad, and the center type. with out wasting sight of the position of every neighborhood in the nationwide economic system, neighborhood financial and social thoughts are defined to teach how monetary swap alters women’s prestige relative to men’s. The remedy of those transformations is going past quantitative summaries to incorporate lifestyles histories illustrating the complicated offerings ladies make and their adaptive innovations. the significance of cultural, classification, and neighborhood transformations are delivered to endure at the interpretation of alternative styles of male-female kin, whereas area people diversifications are set opposed to the bigger historical past of capitalist growth in Latin the United States. This e-book presents a special contribution to the literature of Mesoamerican groups in that it redresses the imbalance in community-level assurance of women’s monetary and social place in the Maya inhabitants, and it presents info on various kinds of groups that experience scarcely been coated through anthropologists operating in Mesoamerica. The comparative fabric on Maya and Ladino, rural and concrete, and the terrible and the elite is used to develop the theoretical figuring out of the altering motives of women’s subordination within the 3rd international. Rejecting traditional factors of machismo and conventional tradition as reason behind male dominance, this paintings explores the multi-faceted results of the bigger capitalist process on sexual stratification.

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