Comparative Drama

Journal for comparative and interdisciplinary study of drama.

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 2, Summer

Edmund Eyre's the Maid of Normandy; or, Charlotte Corday in Anglo-Irish Docudrama
Jacques-Louis David's famous portrait, The Death of Marat (La Mort de Marat, 1793), garners Charlotte Corday's assassination of Jean-Paul Marat attention in art history. However, theater critics have not sufficiently explored the wealth of European...
Money Changes Everything: Quarto and Folio the Merry Wives of Windsor and the Case for Revision
While countless stagings of The Merry Wives of Windsor have been set in a bucolic "merrye olde England," Bill Alexander's 1985 RSC rendition took Shakespeare's representation of a 1590s English bourgeoisie, numerically anagrammatized its temporal setting,...
Serving Don Juan: Decorum in Tirso De Molina and Moliere
Although from quite different methodological and disciplinary perspectives, both Larry W. Riggs and George Mariscal identify a definitive marker of the "early modernity" generally ascribed to sixteenth-and seventeenth-century western Europe: a convergence...
Talking with Ghosts of Irish Playwrights Past: Marina Carr's by the Bog of Cats
In 1998, Marina Carr's play By the Bog of Cats ... premiered at Ireland's famous Abbey Theatre as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival. Carr's play was the first written by a female dramatist to be produced on the main stage of the national theater...
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