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Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway’s Greatest Producer

by Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

The name Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (1867–1932) is synonymous with the decadent revues that the legendary impresario produced at the turn of the twentieth century.

The Love Story in Shakespearean Comedy

by Anthony J. Lewis

In this fascinating study, Anthony J. Lewis argues that it is the hero himself, rejecting a woman he apprehends as a threat, who is love’s own worst enemy.

Perspectives on Max Frisch

edited by Gerhard F. Probst and Jay F. Bodine

Max Frisch, with his countryman Friederich Diirrenmatt, shares the place of eminence in contemporary Swiss literature.

Shakespeare and the Poet's Life

by Gary Schmidgall

Shakespeare and the Poet's Life explores a central biographical question: why did Shakespeare choose to cease writing sonnets and court-focused long poems like The Rape of Lucrece and Venus and Adonis and continue writing plays?

Shakespeare and the Uses of Comedy

by J.A. Bryant, Jr.

In Shakespeare's hand the comic mode became an instrument for exploring the broad territory of the human situation, including much that had normally been reserved for tragedy.