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LitFinder  represents Gale’s core repository of literary works. International in scope, LitFinder covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content. This includes approximately...
High school literature courses are full of great novels, plays and poetry spanning 200 years or more. It is good stuff but can be a bit daunting to a student faced with analyzing the themes, symbols and context of a particular work...
By turns delicately lyrical and shockingly violent, Tennessee Williams burst onto the American stage with The Glass Menagerie in 1944, and over the course of his career continued to write some of...
Among the twentieth century's greatest playwrights, Arthur Miller is recognized today as a formative influence on modern American drama. His best plays seamlessly combine the psychological and the social to produce riveting...
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For The Nickelodeon's latest series, Columbia's academic, literary and theater communities are coming together to explore the enduring adaptability of Shakespeare's work and to celebrate Shakespeare in cinema. These two events at Richland Library feature an expert-led discussion of the plays prior to free...
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Local Author Showcase

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On Saturday, December 7th, Richland Library hosted its first Local Author Showcase. We had more than 60 participating authors and publishers, and just under 200 total attendees. Authors were signing and selling books from 1 to 3 pm, and although the nasty weather and Christmas Carillon parade...
Provides critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices and traditions as well as cultural and historical...
Provides first or unique coverage of both domestic and international works of drama from the first decade of the 21st century, featuring in-depth information on around 175 plays and musicals first produced between the years 2000...
Describes many of the most potent elements of language, beyond the realm of prose, and invoke the power of cadence, lyricism, and drama to recount all aspects of the human condition.
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