First published in 1961. On her death, Professor Ellis-Fermor left behind some uncollected essays and part of a book on Shakespeare the Dramatist. This volume includes the chapters of the unfinished work and three further articles on Shakespeare. It discusses Shakespeare's methods with regard to plot, character, diction, and imagery and it contains comparative analysis of Shakespeare with other dramatists, including Ibsen and Corneille.
In these passionate and witty essays on the theatre, J B Priestley distills his experience as a playwright, producer, director and - just once - actor. Relishing the past, analysing the present, and predicting the future, he tells his own 'story of the theatre'. Published as a companion to Oberon's two volumes of Priestley's best plays, this new collection is part defence of theatre, part incisive criticism, and, in the renowned Old Vic lecture The Art of the Dramatist, part instructive guide for would-be playwrights.
The Value of His Operas to Him, to His Age and to Us
Author: Brigid Brophy
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Brigid Brophy first published her passionate, profoundly original Mozart the Dramatist in 1964, revisiting it subsequently in 1988. Organised by theme, the text offers brilliant readings of Mozart's five most famous operas - Die Entfhrung aus dem Serail, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cos fan tutte, and Die Zauberflte - while a 1988 preface reconsiders Idomeneo and La Clemenza di Tito. Brophy's analysis is richly informed by her readings and interests in psychoanalysis, myth, and relations between the sexes, but her stress above all is on Mozart's 'unique excellence', his 'double supremacy' both as a 'classical' and 'psychological' artist. 'An illuminating, invigorating, thought-provoking and profoundly human book, of immense value to any lover of Mozart.' Jane Glover
Widely Acclaimed By Eliot Critics Both At Home And Abroad, The Book Has Been Mentioned In Various Reference Books Of International Renown, Such As The Dictionary Of Literary Biography (Gale Research Company, Detroit, Michigan, 1982, Vol. 10, Part-I), The International Authors And Writers Who S Who (International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, May 2000), A History Of Indian English Literature By M.K. Naik (Sahitya Akademi, 1982), Indian Journal Of American Studies (Vol. 18, No. 2, 1988), T.S. Eliot Centenary Number (American Studies Research Centre) And Various Other Books Of Reference.Professor Dame Helen Gardner From Oxford Wrote In 1974: I Have Read Your Book Now. It Seems To Me Well-Informed And Sensible And Sympathetic To Eliot S Aims While Recognizing His Defects As A Playwright. I Feel At Least Until The Letters Are Published, There Is Not A Great Deal More To Say. Dr. W.M. Merchant Of Exeter University Describes This Study As: Astonishing And Meticulous. Professor Amalendu Bose Says: The Present Work, Fruit Of Several Years Of Concentrated Study, Will Intensify The Eliot Admirer S Response As Much To The Poetry-Drama Relationship In The Master S Work As To The Variety And Beauty Of The Dramas Themselves. Professor K. Viswanatham Of Andhra University Wrote In 1973: I Am Sure Every Student Of Eliot Drama Will Look Into Your Book. It Is Scrupulously, Compellingly Documented.