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Secondary Reading

Greek Tragedy

Peter D. Arnott, Public and Performance in the Greek Theatre (Routledge, 1989)

P.E. Easterling, ed, Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy (Cambridge University Press, 1997)

Barbara Goff, ed, History, Tragedy, Theory: Dialogue on Athenian Drama (University of Texas Press, 1995)

Simon GoldhiU, Reading Greek Tragedy (Cambridge University Press, 1986)

Richard Green and Eric Handley, eds, Images of the Greek Theatre (British Museum, 1995)

Edith Hall, Dionysus since 69: Greek Drama at the Dawn of the Third Millennium (OUP, 2004)

Edith Hall and Fiona Macintosh, Greek Tragedy and the British Stage (OUP 2005)

John Jones, On Aristotle and Greek Tragedy (Chatto & Windus, 1962)

Martha Nussbaum. The Fragility of Goodness (Cambridge University Press, 1986)

Adrian Poole, Tragedy: Shakespeare and the Greek Example (Blackwell, 1987)

Rush Rehm, Greek Tragic Theatre (Routledge, 1992)

Erich Segal, ed, Oxford Readings in Greek Tragedy (Oxford University Press, 1983)

M.S. Silk, ed, Tragedy and the Tragic: Greek Theatre and Beyond (Clarendon Press, 1996)

Oliver Taplin, Greek Tragedy in Action (Routledge, 1978)

Jean-Pierre Vernant and Vidal Naquet. Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece (Harvester, 1981)

John J. Winkler and <?xml:namespace prefix = st2 ns = "urn:schemas:contacts" /> Froma I. Zeitlin. eds, Nothing to Do with Dionysos? Athenian Drama in its Social Context (Princeton University Press, 1990)



Neil Astley, ed, Tony Harrison: Bloodaxe Critical Anthologies (Bloodaxe, 1991)

Simon Goldhill, Language, Sexuality, Narrative: The Oresteia (Cambridge University Press, 1984)

A.J. Podlecki, The Political Background of Aeschylean Tragedy (University of Michigan Press, 1966)

Oliver Taplin. The Stagecraft of Aeschylus (Clarendon Press, 1977)



Christine Battersby, Phenomenal Woman (Polity, 1998)

Maurice Bowra, Sophoclean Tragedy (Clarendon Press, 1944)

Rebecca Bushnell, Prophesying Tragedy: Sign and Voice in Sophocles' Theban Plays (Cornell University Press, 1988)

Cynthia P. Gardner, The Sophoclean Chorus (Iowa University Press, 1986)

Knox, Oedipus at Thebes: Sophocles' Tragic Hero and His Time (Yale University Press, 1957)

Charles Segal, Tragedy and Civilization: An Interpretation of Sophocles (Harvard University Press, 1981)

George Steiner, Antigones (Clarendon Press, 1984)

R Winnington-Ingram, Sophocles: An Interpretation (Cambridge University Press, 1980)

T. Woodard, ed, Sophocles: A Collection of Critical Essays (Prentice-Hall, 1966)



E.R. Dodds, The Greeks and the Irrational (California University Press, 1973)

Justina Gregory, Euripides and the Instruction of the Athenians (University of Michigan Press, 1991)

Michael Halleran, Stagecraft in Euripides (Croom Helm, 1985)

F. L. Lucas, Euripides and his Influence (Harrap, 1925)

Emily A. McDermott, Euripides' Medea: The Incarnation of Disorder (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1989)

Anton Powell, Euripides, Women and Sexuality (Routledge, 1990)


Lope de Vega and Calderon

Anthony Cascardi, The Limits of Illusion: Critical Studies of Calderon (Cambridge University Press, 1984)

Walter Cohen, Drama of a Nation: Public Theatre in Renaissance England and Spain (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1985)

H.Gerstenger, Lope de Vega and Spanish Drama (1974)

F.A. Icaza, Lope de Vega (1962)

D.R.Larson, The Honor Plays of Lope de Vega (1977)

Michael D. McGahan, Approaches to the Theatre of Calderon (University Press of America, 1982)

Me1veena McKendrick, Women and Society in the Spanish Drama of the Golden Age (Cambridge University Press, 1974)

Theatre in Spain 1490-1700 (Cambridge University Press, 1989)

Paul Julian Smith, Writing in the Margin: Spanish Literature of the Golden Age (Clarendon Press, 1988)

A.S.Trueblood, Experience and Aesthetic Expression in Lope de Vega (1974)

Edward M. Wilson, Spanish and English Literature of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Cambridge University Press, 1980)

Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano, Feminism and the Honor Plays of Lope de Vega (Purdue University Press, 1994)



Andrew Calder, Moliere, the Theory and Practice of Comedy (Athlone, 1993)

Stephen H Flack,. Music, Drama and Laughter: Moliere’s Comedy-Ballets (Papers on French Seventeenth-Century Literature, 1995)

Nathan Gross, From Gesture to Life (Columbia University Press 1982)

Lionel Grossman, Men and Masks: a Study of Moliere (John Hopkins, 1963)

Roxanne Decker Lalande, Intruder in the Play World: the Dynamics of Gender in Moliere’s Comedies (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1996)

W. G. Moore, Moliere, a New Criticism (Oxford University Press, 1962)

Virginia Scott, Moliere, a Theatrical Life ( Cambridge University Press, 2000)

P.A. Wadsworth, Moliere and the Italian Theatrical Tradition



C. Abraham, Jean Racine (Twayne, 1977)

A G. Brereton, French Tragic Drama in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Grant & Cutler, 1973)

Lucien Goldmann, The Hidden God (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1964)

M. Hawcroft., Word as Action: Racine, Rhetoric, and Theatrical Language (Oxford University Press, 1992)

Ted Hughes, tr., Phedre (Faber & Faber, 1998)

E.D. James and G. Jondorf, Racine, Phedre (Cambridge University Press, 1994)

D. Maskell, Racine: A Theatrical Reading (Oxford University Press, 1991)

M. Tumell, Jean Racine Dramatist



Best, Alan (1975) Frank Wedekind, London: Wolff.

Boa, Elizabeth (1987) The Sexual Circus: Wedekind’s Theatre of Subversion, Oxford: Blackwell.

Bond, Edward (1980) [trans. & ed.] Spring Awakening, London: Methuen.

Fishman, Sterling (1970) ‘Suicide, Sex, and the Discovery of the German Adolescent’, History of Education Quarterly, 10: 2, pp. 170-188.

Forsyth, Julian & Margaret (2010) [trans. & ed.] Spring Awakening, London: Nick Hern Books.

Ham, Jennifer (2007) ‘Unlearning the Lesson: Wedekind, Nietzsche, and Educational Reform at the Turn of the Century’, The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, 40: 1, pp. 49-63.

Skrine, Peter N. (1989) Hauptmann, Wedekind and Schnitzler, Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Styan, J. L. (1981) Modern Drama in Theory and Practice 3: Expressionism and Epic Theatre, Cambridge: C. U. P.

Styan, J. L. (1982) Directors in Perspective: Max Reinhardt, Cambridge: C. U. P.

Wolf, Stacy (2011) ‘Gender and Sexuality’, in Raymond Knapp, Mitchell Morris and Stacy Wolf [eds] The Oxford Handbook of the American Musical, Oxford: O. U. P., pp. 210-24.


Gwynne Edwards, Lorca: The Theatre beneath the Sand (Boyars, 1995)

Paul Julian Smith, The Theatre of Garcia Lorca: Text, Performance, Psychoanalysis (Cambridge University Press, 1998)

Ian Gibson, Federico Garcia Lorca: A Life (Faber, 1989)

Beth Miller (ed.), Women in Hispanic Literature: Icons and Fallen Idols (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983)

Rupert C. Allen, Psyche and Symbol in the Theater of Federico Garcia Lorca (University of Texas Press, 1974)

Gwynne Edwards, 'Yerma on Stage', Anales de la Literatura Espanola Contemporanea, vol. 24, no. 3 (1999): 433-451

Felicity Rosslyn, 'Lorca and Greek Tragedy', Cambridge Quarterly, vol. 29, no. 3 (2000): 215-236