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Rape in Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy and Beyond - Contemporary Scandinavian and Anglophone Crime Fiction (Paperback,... Rape in Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy and Beyond - Contemporary Scandinavian and Anglophone Crime Fiction (Paperback, 1st ed. 2013)
B. Astroem, K. Gregersdotter, T. Horeck
R1,473 Discovery Miles 14 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Focusing on the sexualized violence of Stieg Larsson's bestselling Millennium trilogy - including the novels, Swedish film adaptations, and Hollywood blockbusters - this collection of essays puts Larsson's work into dialogue with Scandinavian and Anglophone crime novels by writers including Jo Nesbo, Hakan Nesser, Mo Hayder and Val McDermid.

Renaissance Psychologies - Spenser and Shakespeare (Paperback): Robert Lanier Reid Renaissance Psychologies - Spenser and Shakespeare (Paperback)
Robert Lanier Reid
R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A thorough and scholarly study of Spenser and Shakespeare and their contrary artistry, covering themes of theology, psychology, the depictions of passion and intellect, moral counsel, family hierarchy, self-love, temptation, folly, allegory, female heroism, the supernatural and much more. Renaissance psychologies examines the distinct and polarised emphasis of these two towering intellects and writers of the early modern period. It demonstrates how pervasive was the influence of Spenser on Shakespeare, as in the "playful metamorphosis of Gloriana into Titania" in A Midsummer Night's Dream and its return from Spenser's moralizing allegory to the Ovidian spirit of Shakespeare's comedy. It will appeal to students and lecturers in Spenser studies, Renaissance poetry and the wider fields of British literature, social and cultural history, ethics and theology. -- .

How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs - A Step-by-Step Guide to Teach Yourself (Hardcover, Revised edition): Mark Collier, Bill... How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs - A Step-by-Step Guide to Teach Yourself (Hardcover, Revised edition)
Mark Collier, Bill Manley; Illustrated by Richard Parkinson
R740 R594 Discovery Miles 5 940 Save R146 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Hieroglyphs are pictures used as signs in writing. When standing before an ancient tablet in a museum or visiting an Egyptian monument, we marvel at this unique writing and puzzle over its meaning. Now, with the help of Egyptologists Mark Collier and Bill Manley, museum-goers, tourists, and armchair travelers alike can gain a basic knowledge of the language and culture of ancient Egypt.
Collier and Manley's novel approach is informed by years of experience teaching Egyptian hieroglyphs to non-specialists. Using attractive drawings of actual inscriptions displayed in the British Museum, they concentrate on the kind of hieroglyphs readers might encounter in other collections, especially funerary writings and tomb scenes. Each chapter introduces a new aspect of hieroglyphic script or Middle Egyptian grammar and encourages acquisition of reading skills with practical exercises.
The texts offer insights into the daily experiences of their ancient authors and touch on topics ranging from pharaonic administration to family life to the Egyptian way of death. With this book as a guide, one can enjoy a whole new experience in understanding Egyptian art and artifacts around the world.

Word by Word - Emancipation and the Act of Writing (Paperback): Christopher Hager Word by Word - Emancipation and the Act of Writing (Paperback)
Christopher Hager
R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Consigned to illiteracy, American slaves left little record of their thoughts and feelings-or so we have believed. But a few learned to use pen and paper to make sense of their experiences, despite prohibitions. These authors' perspectives rewrite the history of emancipation and force us to rethink the relationship between literacy and freedom.

Signs of Science - Literature, Science, and Spanish Modernity since 1868 (Hardcover): Dale J Pratt Signs of Science - Literature, Science, and Spanish Modernity since 1868 (Hardcover)
Dale J Pratt
R1,376 Discovery Miles 13 760 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Signs of Science: Literature, Science, and Spanish Modernity since 1868 traces how Spanish culture represented scientific activity from the mid-nineteenth century onward. The book combines the global perspective afforded by historical narrative with detailed rhetorical analyses of images of science in specific literary and scientific texts. As literary criticism it seeks to illuminate similarities and differences in how science and scientists are pictured; as cultural history it follows the course of a centuries-long dialogue about Spain and science.

La Dama Boba / Lady Nitwit (English, Spanish, Paperback): Lope De Vega La Dama Boba / Lady Nitwit (English, Spanish, Paperback)
Lope De Vega; Translated by William I. Oliver
R571 R527 Discovery Miles 5 270 Save R44 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

La dama boba/Lady Nitwit is an excellent character study of a female scatterbrain made wise in the ways of the world through the power of love. The plot moves rapidly from one delightfully comic situation to another, evoking the contradictions encountered in the course of love, as witnessed in the following scene between the heroine and her would-be lover:

Laurencio: ... Just look at the trouble that's come on the heels of your transformation since ... oh, what a plight! ... since Liseo has now gone to ask for your hand again. He's abandoned your sister and is going now to marry you and I am going to die! Would to God you'd never learned to speak.

Finea: Laurencio, how am I at fault? I learned all I know inspired by your virtues. Conquered by your compliments, I learned to talk in order to talk to you. I read books, the better to read your letters; I write in order to answer them. Love has been my teacher, love has made me learn, and you are the science I have mastered. What displeases you in this?

The dialogue sparkles with humor and repartee. The theme is universal in its appeal, and the treatment given it by Lope has the ring of modernity that makes this play one of the best comedies in his repertory. This edition features a prose translation of the original seventeenth-century play in facing-page format.

Northern Ireland and the Politics of Boredom - Conflict, Capital and Culture (Hardcover): George Legg Northern Ireland and the Politics of Boredom - Conflict, Capital and Culture (Hardcover)
George Legg
R1,916 Discovery Miles 19 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides a new interpretation of the Northern Irish Troubles. From internment to urban planning, the hunger strikes to post-conflict tourism, it asserts that concepts of capitalism have been consistently deployed to alleviate and exacerbate violence in the North. Through a detailed analysis of the diverse cultural texts, Legg traces the affective energies produced by capitalism's persistent attempt to resolve Northern Ireland's ethnic-national divisions: a process he calls the politics of boredom. Such an approach warrants a reconceptualization of boredom as much as cultural production. In close readings of Derek Mahon's poetry, the photography of Willie Doherty and the female experience of incarceration, Legg argues that cultural texts can delineate a more democratic - less philosophical - conception of ennui. Critics of the Northern Irish Peace Process have begun to apprehend some of these tensions. But an analysis of the post-conflict condition cannot account for capitalism's protracted and enervating impact in Northern Ireland. Consequently, Legg returns to the origins of the Troubles and uses influential theories of capital accumulation to examine how a politicised sense of boredom persists throughout, and after, the years of conflict. Like Left critique, Legg's attention to the politics of boredom interrogates the depleted sense of humanity capitalism can create. What Legg's approach proposes is as unsettling as it is radically new. By attending to Northern Ireland's long-standing experience of ennui, this book ultimately isolates boredom as a source of optimism as well as a means of oppression. -- .

The Return of the Soldier (Paperback, Open market ed): Samuel Hynes The Return of the Soldier (Paperback, Open market ed)
Samuel Hynes; Rebecca West
R282 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R54 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Writing her first novel during World War I, West examines the relationship between three women and a soldier suffering from shell-shock. This novel of an enclosed world invaded by public events also embodies in its characters the shifts in England's class structures at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Ovid: Epistulae ex Ponto Book I (Paperback, New): Ovid Ovid: Epistulae ex Ponto Book I (Paperback, New)
Ovid; Edited by Garth Tissol
R646 Discovery Miles 6 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When Ovid, already renowned for his love poetry, the Metamorphoses and other works, was exiled by Augustus to Tomis on the Black Sea in AD 8, he continued to write. After five books of Tristia, he composed a collection of verse letters, the Epistulae ex Ponto, in which he appeals to his friends and supporters in Rome, lamenting his lot and begging for their help in mitigating it. In these epistolary elegies his inventiveness flourishes no less than before and his imaginative self-fashioning is as ingenious and engaging as ever, although in a minor key. This commentary on Book I assists intermediate and advanced students in understanding Ovid's language and style, while guiding them in the appreciation of his poetic art. The introduction examines the literary background of the Epistulae ex Ponto, their relation to Ovid's earlier works, and their special interest and appeal to readers of Augustan poetry.

Keepers of the Night: Native American Stories and Nocturnal Activities for Children (Paperback): Michael J Caduto, Caduto,... Keepers of the Night: Native American Stories and Nocturnal Activities for Children (Paperback)
Michael J Caduto, Caduto, Bruchac
R450 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R72 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Night is more than just a period of time between sunset and sunrise. It is another world, fascinating and mysterious to children curious about the night and its nocturnal inhabitants. In Native cultures mighttime is a crucial part of the Great Circle and balance in the universe, and "Keepers of the Night" features Native wisdom to help young people learn valuable lessons about the natural world.
In the tradition of the best-selling "Keepers of the Earth" and "Keepers of the Animals," this book offers eight carefully selected Native North American stories. Field-tested, hands-on activities include nighttime observational activities and walks to teach sensory awareness, puppet shows to teach understanding of how nocturnal animals live, stargazing to understand constellations and the myths and legends surrounding them, campfire talks that relate a sense of being a part of the Great Circle, and traditional dances--such as one to celebrate the bear, a symbol of courage--to enjoy and learn their significance.
Perfect for anyone teaching children about nature and the outdoors, "Keepers of the Night" offers unique ideas about understanding the natural world--by looking at night.

Elfin Princess Keys Court Jester - Not a fairy tale (Paperback): Lilly Montgomery Elfin Princess Keys Court Jester - Not a fairy tale (Paperback)
Lilly Montgomery; Edited by Janet Angelo
R365 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R46 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Juvenal and the Poetics of Anonymity (Hardcover): Tom Geue Juvenal and the Poetics of Anonymity (Hardcover)
Tom Geue
R1,974 Discovery Miles 19 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The satirist Juvenal remains one of antiquity's greatest question marks. His Satires entered the mainstream of the classical tradition with nothing more than an uncertain name and a dubious biography to recommend them. Tom Geue argues that the missing author figure is no mere casualty of time's passage, but a startling, concerted effect of the Satires themselves. Scribbling dangerous social critique under a historical maximum of paranoia, Juvenal harnessed this dark energy by wiping all traces of himself - signature, body, biographical snippets, social connections - from his reticent texts. This last major ambassador of a once self-betraying genre took a radical leap into the anonymous. Juvenal and the Poetics of Anonymity tracks this mystifying self-concealment over the whole Juvenalian corpus. Through probing close readings, it shows how important the missing author was to this satire, and how that absence echoes and amplifies the neurotic politics of writing under surveillance.

Memories of a Devil - My Life as a Jesuit in Dachau (Paperback): Sj Chester Fabisiak Memories of a Devil - My Life as a Jesuit in Dachau (Paperback)
Sj Chester Fabisiak
R493 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R71 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Big Dreamers - The Canadian Black History Activity Book for Kids Volume 1 (Paperback): Akilah Newton, Tami Gabay Big Dreamers - The Canadian Black History Activity Book for Kids Volume 1 (Paperback)
Akilah Newton, Tami Gabay; Illustrated by Danielle Murrell Cox
R272 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R49 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Works of Stephen Crane V2 The Red Badge of Courage (Hardcover): Stephen Crane Works of Stephen Crane V2 The Red Badge of Courage (Hardcover)
Stephen Crane
R2,039 Discovery Miles 20 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
On the Seven Deadly Sins (Hardcover): Kenneth Baker On the Seven Deadly Sins (Hardcover)
Kenneth Baker 1
R841 R639 Discovery Miles 6 390 Save R202 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this fascinating book Kenneth Baker explores how the Seven Deadly Sins - Pride, Anger, Sloth, Envy, Avarice, Gluttony and Lust - have shaped history from the Greek and Roman Civilisations, through their heyday in the Middle Ages, when sinners really believed they could go to Hell for all eternity, to the secular world of today, where they are still an alluring and destructive force. Today most sinners are punished in this world not the next: * Black Pride and Gay Pride have made tens of millions more understood and more accepted, but the overweening pride of certain leaders - Hubris - has led to wars and devastation: Hitler in Russia; the Japanese at Pearl Harbour; Saddam Hussein in Kuwait; and Blair and Bush in Iraq. * Anger, when righteous, can be a virtue, which helped to end the slave trade in the 19th century and to expose child abuse today, but there is still personal anger in domestic violence and Daesh terrorism. * Sloth can be an amiable weakness as Tennyson said, `Ah why should life all labour be', but the rewards go to the energetic. * Envy is the mainstay of the global advertising industry encouraging everyone to improve their lives, but it is also a secret vice, a self-destroying morbid appetite. * Avarice, has led to better living conditions for many people but also to the Great Depression, the financial collapse of 2008, and to 1,800 billionaires with the combined wealth of US $6.48 trillion. * Gluttony is not a sin but a destructive ailment leading to obesity, bottle-noses, bleary eyes, grog-blossoms and breath like a blowlamp. * Lust that demands immediate gratification is clearly still a sin, whether Paris' abduction of Helen of Troy, or websites that encourage marital infidelity, or the fate of many politicians, as Kipling said, `For the sins they do by two and two, they must pay for one by one.' This book is lavishly illustrated from Medieval manuscripts to Picasso, and Kenneth Baker has drawn on his knowledge of cartoons down the ages to include a few by Gillray, Rowlandson, Bateman, Eric Gill and today Peter Brookes.

Reviewing the South - The Literary Marketplace and the Southern Renaissance, 1920-1941 (Hardcover): Sarah Gardner Reviewing the South - The Literary Marketplace and the Southern Renaissance, 1920-1941 (Hardcover)
Sarah Gardner
R1,078 Discovery Miles 10 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The American South received increased attention from national commentators during the interwar era. Beginning in the 1920s, the proliferation of daily book columns and Sunday book supplements in newspapers reflected a growing audience of educated readers and its demand for books and book reviews. This period of intensified scrutiny coincided with a boom in the publishing industry, which, in turn, encouraged newspapers to pay greater attention to the world of books. Reviewing the South shows how northern critics were as much involved in the Southern Literary Renaissance as Southern authors and critics. Southern writing, Gardner argues, served as a litmus to gauge Southern exceptionalism. For critics and their readers, nothing less than the region's ability to contribute to the vibrancy and growth of the nation was at stake.

The Juggler - Marguerite Eymery Vallet Rachilde (Paperback): Melanie C. Hawthorne The Juggler - Marguerite Eymery Vallet Rachilde (Paperback)
Melanie C. Hawthorne
R646 Discovery Miles 6 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"For those readers who are interested in women writers, and in questions of gender and psychoanalytic theory, The Juggler will be a new text to explore and to add to the canon. For those readers who are looking for an exciting narrative, The Juggler will be considered 'a good read.'"--Elaine Marks, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Juggler (La Jongleuse) is a "decadent" novel that was first published in 1900. Its author, Marguerite Eymery Vallette (1860-1953), who used the pseudonym Rachilde, was a prolific novelist (over sixty works of fiction), playwright, literary critic and reviewer, and a forceful presence in French literary society of her time. The protagonist of the novel, Eliante Donalger, is in some sense an exaggerated double for her creator--bizarre in appearance, clothing, and interests. Instinctively grasping a medical and psychological truth that the turn-of-the-century scientific world was only beginning to understand, Eliante maintains that there is nothing "natural" about human sexual expression. She claims to be in love with an inanimate (though anthropomorphic and sexually ambiguous) object, a Greek amphora, and the novel traces the rivalry between this faithful partner and an ardent human suitor, a young medical student. It is only through juggling, both literally and metaphorically, that Eliante is able to use her seductive power to maintain desire. The surprise ending challenges the limits of such power in a controversial and surprising twist. Although Rachilde's work has been neglected in the past, the women's movement and feminist criticism have stimulated renewed interest in her fiction. The Juggler is a major rediscovery.

Literary Ambition and the African American Novel (Hardcover): Michael Nowlin Literary Ambition and the African American Novel (Hardcover)
Michael Nowlin
R1,968 Discovery Miles 19 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book shows how African American literature emerged as a world-recognized literature: less as the product of a seamless tradition of writers signifying upon their ancestors and more the product of three generations of ambitious, competitive individuals aiming to be the first great African American writer. It charts a canon of fictional landmarks, beginning with The House Behind the Cedars and culminating in the National Book Award-Winner Invisible Man, and tells the compelling stories of the careers of key African American writers, including Charles Chesnutt, James Weldon Johnson, Jean Toomer, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison. These writers worked within the white-dominated, commercial, Eurocentric literary field to put African American literature on the world literary map, while struggling to transcend the cultural expectations attached to their position as 'Negro authors'. Literary Ambition and the African American Novel tells as much about the novels that these writers could not publish as it does about their major achievements.

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of 'Things Fall Apart' (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Desire Baloubi, Christina R.... Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of 'Things Fall Apart' (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Desire Baloubi, Christina R. Pinkston
R2,550 Discovery Miles 25 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book celebrates Chinua Achebe, one of the most profound and famous African writers of our time, and his widely read masterpiece, Things Fall Apart. The novel remains a "must read" literary text for reasons the many contributors to this book make clear in their astute readings. Their perspectives offer thought provoking and critically insightful considerations for scholars of all ages, cultures and genders.

James Joyce and the Jesuits (Hardcover): Michael Mayo James Joyce and the Jesuits (Hardcover)
Michael Mayo
R2,049 Discovery Miles 20 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

James Joyce was educated almost exclusively by the Jesuits; this education and these priests make their appearance across Joyce's oeuvre. This dynamic has never been properly explicated or rigorously explored. Using Joyce's religious education and psychoanalytic theories of depression and paranoia, this book opens radical new possibilities for reading Joyce's fiction. It takes readers through some of the canon's most well-read texts and produces bold, fresh new readings. By placing these readings in light of Jesuit religious practice - in particular, the Spiritual Exercises all Jesuit priests and many students undergo - the book shows how Joyce's deepest concerns about truth, literature, and love were shaped by these religious practices and texts. Joyce worked out his answers to these questions in his own texts, largely by forcing his readers to encounter, and perhaps answer, those questions themselves. Reading Joyce is a challenge not only in terms of interpretation but of experience - the confusion, boredom, and even paranoia readers feel when making their way through these texts.

Theatre in Dublin, 1745-1820 - A Calendar of Performances (Hardcover): John C. Greene Theatre in Dublin, 1745-1820 - A Calendar of Performances (Hardcover)
John C. Greene
R2,834 Discovery Miles 28 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Theatre in Dublin,1745-1820: A Calendar of Performances is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin's many professional theatres, music halls, pleasure gardens, and circus amphitheatres between Thomas Sheridan's becoming the manager at Smock Alley Theatre in 1745 and the dissolution of the Crow Street Theatre in 1820. The daily performance calendar for each of the seventy-five seasons recorded here records and organizes all surviving documentary evidence pertinent to each evening's entertainments, derived from all known sources, but especially from playbills and newspaper advertisements. Each theatre's daily entry includes all preludes, mainpieces, interludes, and afterpieces with casts and assigned roles, followed by singing and singers, dancing and dancers, and specialty entertainments. Financial data, program changes, rehearsal notices, authorship and premiere information are included in each component's entry, as is the text of contemporary correspondence and editorial contextualization and commentary, followed by other additional commentary, such as the many hundreds of printed puffs, notices, and performance reviews. In the cases of the programs of music halls, pleasure gardens, and circuses, the playbills have generally been transcribed verbatim. The calendar for each season is preceded by an analytical headnote that presents several categories of information including, among other things, an alphabetical listing of all members of each company, whether actors, musicians, specialty artists, or house servants, who are known to have been employed at each venue. Limited biographical commentary is included, particularly about performers of Irish origin, who had significant stage careers but who did not perform in London. Each headnote presents the seasons's offerings of entertainments of each theatrical type (prelude, mainpiece, interlude, afterpiece) analyzed according to genre, including a list of the number of plays in each genre and according to period in which they were first performed. The headnote also notes the number of different plays by Shakespeare staged during each season and gives particular attention to entertainments of "special Irish interest." The various kinds of benefit performance and command performances are also noted. Finally, this Calendar of Performances contains an appendix that furnishes a season-by-season listing of the plays that were new to the London patent theatres, and, later, of the important "minors." This information is provided in order for us to understand the interrelatedness of the London and Dublin repertories.

Bring The Joy (Paperback): Jessica Janzen Bring The Joy (Paperback)
Jessica Janzen
R394 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R63 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
In Fact - The Best of Creative Nonfiction (Paperback): Lee Gutkind In Fact - The Best of Creative Nonfiction (Paperback)
Lee Gutkind; Introduction by Annie Dillard
R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Creative nonfiction, also known as narrative nonfiction, liberated journalism by inviting writers to dramatize, interpret, speculate, and even re-create their subjects. Lee Gutkind collects twenty-five essays that flourished in this new turf, all originally published in the groundbreaking journal he founded, Creative Nonfiction, now in its tenth anniversary year.

Many of the writers here are crossing genres from poetry to fiction to nonfiction. Annie Dillard provides the introduction, while Gutkind discusses the creative and ethical parameters of this new genre. The selections themselves are broad and fascinating. Lauren Slater is a therapist in the institution where she was once a patient. John Edgar Wideman reacts passionately to the unjust murder of Emmett Till. Charles Simic contemplates raucous gatherings at his Uncle Boris's apartment, while John McPhee creates a rare, personal, album quilt of his own life. Terry Tempest Williams speaks on the decline of the prairie dog, and Madison Smartt Bell invades Haiti. "

Theatre in Dublin, 1745-1820 - A Calendar of Performances (Hardcover): John C. Greene Theatre in Dublin, 1745-1820 - A Calendar of Performances (Hardcover)
John C. Greene
R3,071 Discovery Miles 30 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Theatre in Dublin,1745-1820: A Calendar of Performances is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin's many professional theatres, music halls, pleasure gardens, and circus amphitheatres between Thomas Sheridan's becoming the manager at Smock Alley Theatre in 1745 and the dissolution of the Crow Street Theatre in 1820. The daily performance calendar for each of the seventy-five seasons recorded here records and organizes all surviving documentary evidence pertinent to each evening's entertainments, derived from all known sources, but especially from playbills and newspaper advertisements. Each theatre's daily entry includes all preludes, mainpieces, interludes, and afterpieces with casts and assigned roles, followed by singing and singers, dancing and dancers, and specialty entertainments. Financial data, program changes, rehearsal notices, authorship and premiere information are included in each component's entry, as is the text of contemporary correspondence and editorial contextualization and commentary, followed by other additional commentary, such as the many hundreds of printed puffs, notices, and performance reviews. In the cases of the programs of music halls, pleasure gardens, and circuses, the playbills have generally been transcribed verbatim. The calendar for each season is preceded by an analytical headnote that presents several categories of information including, among other things, an alphabetical listing of all members of each company, whether actors, musicians, specialty artists, or house servants, who are known to have been employed at each venue. Limited biographical commentary is included, particularly about performers of Irish origin, who had significant stage careers but who did not perform in London. Each headnote presents the seasons's offerings of entertainments of each theatrical type (prelude, mainpiece, interlude, afterpiece) analyzed according to genre, including a list of the number of plays in each genre and according to period in which they were first performed. The headnote also notes the number of different plays by Shakespeare staged during each season and gives particular attention to entertainments of "special Irish interest." The various kinds of benefit performance and command performances are also noted. Finally, this Calendar of Performances contains an appendix that furnishes a season-by-season listing of the plays that were new to the London patent theatres, and, later, of the important "minors." This information is provided in order for us to understand the interrelatedness of the London and Dublin repertories.

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