Special Issue: Showcasing Opportunities
Co-Edited by Jill Stevenson and Mario Longtin
This volume consists of fourteen short essays, all tackling different aspects of drama observed through a variety of disciplines, theoretical perspectives, and/or methodologies. We asked contributors to begin their pieces by introducing a new critical approach, a new methodology, a specific problem in the field, or an operative link between disciplines that fosters productive connections. In some cases, this framing concept introduces a new concept, methodology, or theoretical approach to the field of early drama studies. In other instances, authors invite readers to reconsider an existing topic or theme from a new perspective. We further asked contributors to select one specific example from early drama and to analyze it critically, but briefly, in order to illustrate their framing concept. We encouraged authors to be bold and, in some cases, to leave questions unresolved. Consequently, this special issue of ROMARD aims to advance the study of early drama by capturing research and ideas in the making.
Those who have never heard the one about the Cobbler, the Monk, the Wife, and the Gatekeeper should prepare to be shocked and entertained. "The Farce of the Fart" and Other Ribaldries is populated by hilarious characters high and low. For medievalists, theater practitioners, and classic comedy lovers alike, Enders provides a wealth of information about the plays and their history. Helpful details abound for each play about plot, character development, sets, staging, costumes, and props. This performance-friendly collection offers in-depth guidance to actors, directors, dramaturges, teachers, and their students.
"The Farce of the Fart" and Other Ribaldries puts fifteenth-century French farce in its rightful place alongside Chaucer, Shakespeare, commedia dell'arte, and Molière—not to mention Monty Python. Vive la Farce!
Now Broadview launches a new anthology that takes those plays as its base while expanding very substantially beyond them to represent the full range of drama in English (and, where strong connections exist, in French, Latin, Cornish, and Welsh as well) through to 1576. In all, over forty plays are included. Each work has been fully annotated and is prefaced by a substantial introduction. In many cases the language is to some extent modernized in order to make the plays more accessible to readers today.
The Secrets She Carried by Lynne Graham
Erin Turner and Cristophe Donakis have a scorching affair before he banishes her from his bed. Years later, Cristophe wants to make Erin pay back what he believes she stole… Until he's faced with her two unexpected bombshells!
A Scandal, A Secret, A Baby by Sharon Kendrick
Dante D'Arezzo is the last person songwriter Justina Perry wants to see again. Having had her heart broken once, Justina won't surrender to their insatiable attraction again. But when her pregnancy hits the front page, Dante won't rest until he has her and his heir!
A Shameful Consequence by Carol Marinelli
Nico Eliades is shocked to find a disheveled bride outside his hotel… Constantine's marriage was over before it began, and she longs to feel desired. After a white-hot night with the Greek, Constantine must confess the consequences of their passion.
Count Toussaint's Pregnant Mistress by Kate Hewitt
When French Count Jean-Luc Toussaint met beautiful pianist Abigail Summers, he had to have her in his bed! Now the unassuming starlet finds herself penniless, pregnant and waiting for the Frenchman to claim what’s his…
Many years ago the islands of Aristo and Calista were one kingdom¿Adamas. But bitter family feuds and rivalry ripped the land in two and the infamous Stefani coronation diamond was split. Now the diamond is missing, and the search is underway to reunite the jewel...and Adamas!
As the hunt for the diamond continues, secrets and sins from the past are revealed and desire, love and passion war with royal duty. But who will discover in time that it is innocence of body and purity of heart that can unite the islands of Adamas once again?
The story concludes with these four novels: The Greek Billionaire's Innocent Princess by Chantelle Shaw; The Future King's Love-Child by Melanie Milburne; Ruthless Boss, Royal Mistress by Natalie Anderson; and The Desert King's Housekeeper Bride by Carol Marinelli.