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New Releases for Oct 8: Shakespeare, Paintings, Vampires

Virgin Vampires: Or, Once Upon a Time in Transylvania by Douglas Brode

This blend of history and dark fantasy feasts upon vampire lore, reinventing the manner in which real-life monsters in middle-Eastern Europe were transformed into pop culture icons by 
two of Ireland’s great writers.

 

Shakespeare and the Problem Play: Complex Forms, Crossed Genres and Moral Quandaries by E.L. Risden

This book begins with those works most commonly appearing in studies of problem plays, The Merchant of Venice, Troilus and Cressida, All’s Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure; moves to some comedic problem plays, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Twelfth Night; and then to tragic problem plays, Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear. It concludes with some problems in the history and romance genres for the issues they raise in love, adventure, and governance: Henry IV, Part 1, Henry V, Cymbeline, The Tempest, and Love’s Labor’s Lost.

The Conservation and Restoration of Paintings: An Introduction by John Clifton

This is a comprehensive book to serve as a guide to the most fascinating aspects of the conservation and restoration of paintings.