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Gender and Drama

Gender and Drama

1st Edition


September 04, 1997

Presented by Lizbeth Goodman this cassette includes a reading by Harriet Walter of an extract from Timberlake Wertenbacker's Three Birds Alighting on a Field and a full production of Susan Glaspell's Trifles. There are also interviews with actors, playwrights, translators and directors, edited...

Romantic Poets

Romantic Poets

1st Edition

Stephen Bygrave
September 04, 1997

Written and presented by Stephen Bygrave and produced by Amanda Willett, this cassette presents a clear, wide-ranging view of the subject. This introduction begins with a discussion by Stephen Bygrave on listening and understanding poetry of the Romantic period. Readings include poems by: *...

Women and Poetry

Women and Poetry

1st Edition

Angus Calder, Lizbeth Goodman
September 04, 1997

Written and presented by Lizbeth Goodman and Angus Calder, this cassette includes a wide variety of readings of poems, followed by discussions about the way in which gender affects the reading and interpretation of poems. Among the poets covered are Emily Dickinson, Robert Browning, Sylvia Plath...

Romantic Writings

Romantic Writings

1st Edition

Stephen Bygrave
August 08, 1996

Romantic Writings is an ideal introduction to the cultural phenomenon of Romanticism - one of the most important European literary movements and the cradle of 'Modern' culture. Here you will find an accessible introduction to the well-known male Romantic writers - Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge,...

Shakespeare, Aphra Behn and the Canon

Shakespeare, Aphra Behn and the Canon

1st Edition

Lizbeth Goodman, W.R. Owens
May 30, 1996

A clear introduction to the idea of the canon, exploring the process by which certain works, and not others, receive high cultural status. The work of Shakespeare and Aphra Behn is used to illustrate and challenge this process....

Literature and Gender

Literature and Gender

1st Edition

Lizbeth Goodman
March 28, 1996

Literature and Gender combines an introduction to and an anthology of literary texts which powerfully demonstrate the relevance of gender issues to the study of literature. The volume covers all three major literary genres - poetry, fiction and drama - and closely examines a wide range of themes,...

The Realist Novel

The Realist Novel

1st Edition

Dennis Walder
March 07, 1996

This book guides the student through the fundamentals of this enduring literary form. By using carefully selected novels and discussing a wide range of authors including Emily Dickinson and John Kincaid, the authors provide a lively examination of the particular themes and modes of realist novels...

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