Category: Drama

  • Queen Margot: A Play In Five Acts

    By Alexandre Dumas père

    Written in 1847, while Dumas used to be on the top of his powers, this play recounts the occasions best as much as the Saint Bartholomew's Day bloodbath of the French Huguenots, and the following dying of King Charles IX. The playwright specializes in the folks inadvertently stuck up within the slaughter, which, as soon as begun, can't be suppressed.
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  • The Ubu Plays: Includes: Ubu Rex; Ubu Cuckolded; Ubu Enchained

    By Alfred Jarry

    Alfred Jarry is thought of as one of many founders of contemporary avant-garde theatre— “Dada, Surrealism, Pataphysics, Theatre of Cruelty, the Absurd—all owe a debt to Jarry.” (Encore) This quantity includes his 3 vintage Ubu texts: Ubu Roi, Ubu Cocu and Ubu Enchaîné. throughout the lucid translations of Connolly and Taylor, the reader involves become aware of that the violent and loathsome Ubu is Jarry’s darkish metaphor for guy within the smooth age. As Ubu himself acknowledged, “We shall now not have succeeded in demolishing every little thing until we demolish the ruins as well.”
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  • Macbeth (Folger Shakespeare Library)

    By William Shakespeare

    In 1603, James VI of Scotland ascended the English throne, turning into James I of britain. London used to be alive with an curiosity in all issues Scottish, and Shakespeare grew to become to Scottish heritage for fabric. He came upon a spectacle of violence and tales of traitors recommended through witches and wizards, echoing James’s trust in a connection among treason and witchcraft.

    In depicting a guy who murders to develop into king, Macbeth teases us with large questions. Is Macbeth tempted via destiny, or by means of his or his wife’s ambition? Why does their good fortune flip to ashes?

    Like different performs, Macbeth speaks to every new release. Its tale used to be visible as that of a hero who commits an evil act and can pay an important cost. lately, it's been utilized to international locations that overreach themselves and to fashionable alienation. the road is blurred among Macbeth’s evil and his rivals’ reliable, and there are new attitudes towards either witchcraft and gender.

    The authoritative variation of Macbeth from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and general Shakespeare sequence for college students and common readers, includes:

    -Freshly edited textual content in keeping with the easiest early revealed model of the play
    -Newly revised explanatory notes very easily put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play
    -Scene-by-scene plot summaries
    -A key to the play’s recognized traces and phrases
    -An advent to interpreting Shakespeare’s language
    -An essay via a number one Shakespeare pupil supplying a contemporary point of view at the play
    -Fresh photographs from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s big holdings of infrequent books
    -An up to date annotated advisor to additional reading

    Essay through Susan Snyder

    The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s greatest selection of Shakespeare’s published works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from all over the world. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger deals an entire calendar of performances and courses. for additional info, stopover at
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  • Heroes: Godsend

    By Sklarlight

    Heroes: Godsend is a spin-off Novel that spans ten chapters because the protagonist, 'The most unlikely Son', searches for the reality in the back of his origins as precious strangers embark on his trip with him. while it starts off out with clean characters, an incredible twist with the protagonist permits the tale to intertwine with a few recognisable faces.

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  • L'Eventail de Lady Windermere / Lady Windermere's fan, édition bilingue

    By Oscar Wilde

    Los angeles vertueuse girl Windermere s’apprête à donner un bal pour son anniversaire. Elle est tout à ses préparatifs lorsqu’elle découvre que son époux entretient une femme à los angeles réputation sulfureuse. Sa jalousie explose. Le mari dément. Mais, comble du déshonneur, il lui demande d’inviter cette mystérieuse inconnue le soir même…

    Premier grand succès théâtral d’Oscar Wilde, L’Éventail de woman Windermere tourne en dérision les travers d’une société gouvernée par l’hypocrisie et l’argent. Ironie, cruauté et amour se mêlent dans cette comédie parfaitement maîtrisée et d’une drôlerie exquise, où l’auteur, distillant paradoxes et mots d’esprit, questionne aussi le pouvoir et l’inanité du langage.
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  • The Life and Death of Julius Caesar (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 30) (Bilingual Edition)

    By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

    It's a Bilingual version of chinese language and English.

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  • Brian Friel: Plays 2: Dancing at Lughnasa, Fathers and Sons, Making History, Wonderful Tennessee and Molly Sweeney (Contemporary Classics (Faber & Faber)) (v. 2)

    Plays Two:
    Dancing at Lughnasa
    Fathers and Sons
    Making History
    Wonderful Tennessee
    Molly Sweeney

    Introduced via Christopher Murray, this moment number of Brian Friel's performs contains a few of his so much acclaimed paintings for the stage.

    From the stricken family members lifetime of 5 sisters in Nineteen Thirties Donegal that's the center of Dancing at Lughnasa (now a tremendous movie starring Meryl Streep) to the current-day celebration that's the significant exterior occasion of amazing Tennessee, Brian Friel demonstrates his emotional diversity and empathy for his characters. He conjures up no longer easily the inner panorama of people trapped of their household state of affairs however the wider landscape-interior and exterior-of which they seem to be a part.

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  • Faust: A Tragedy, Parts One and Two, Fully Revised

    A vintage of global literature, Goethe’s Faust is a philosophical and poetic drama jam-packed with satire, irony, humor, and tragedy. Martin Greenberg re-creates not just the text’s diverse meter and rhyme but in addition its varied tones and styles—dramatic and lyrical, reflective and farcical, pathetic and coarse, colloquial and hovering. His rendition of Faust is the 1st trustworthy, readable, and assuredly written translation of Goethe’s masterpiece to be had in English. eventually, the Greenberg Faust comes in a unmarried quantity, including a completely up-to-date translation, preface, and notes.
    “Greenberg has entire a powerful literary feat. He has taken a good German paintings, previously all yet inaccessible to English readers, and made it right into a glowing English poem, filled with verve and wit. Greenberg's translation lives; it truly is performed in a contemporary idiom yet with recognize for the unique textual content; i discovered it a pleasure to read.”—Irving Howe (on the sooner edition)
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  • Plays 1

    By Harold Pinter

    This quantity includes Harold Pinter's first six performs, together with The Birthday Party.

    The Birthday Party

    Stanley Webber is visited in his boarding apartment through strangers, Goldberg and McCann. An innocent-seeming celebration for Stanley becomes a nightmare.

    'Mr Pinter's terrifying mixture of pathos and hatred fuses unforgettably into the stuff of art.' Sunday Times

    The Room and The Dumb Waiter

    In those early one-act performs, Harold Pinter unearths himself as already in complete regulate of his distinctive skill to make dramatic poetry of the banalities of daily speech and the precision with which it defines character.

    'Harold Pinter is the main unique author to have emerged from the "new wave" of dramatists who gave clean lifestyles to the British theatre within the fifties and early sixties.' The Times

    The Hothouse

    The Hothouse was once first produced in 1980, even though Harold Pinter wrote the play in 1958, previous to beginning paintings at the Caretaker. during this compelling learn of bureaucratic energy, we will see the whole emergence of an exceptional and unique dramatic talent.

    'The Hothouse is instantly sinister and hilarious, suggesting an unholy alliance of Kafka and Feydeau.' Spectator
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  • The Story of the Iliad: A Dramatic Retelling of Homer's Epic and the Last Days of Troy

    Award-winning poet Simon Armitage dramatizes the tale of Troy, animating this vintage epic for a brand new iteration of readers.

    Following his hugely acclaimed dramatization of the Odyssey, Simon Armitage the following takes at the destiny of Troy, bringing Homer’s Iliad to existence with fresh innovative imaginative and prescient. within the ultimate days of the Trojan struggle, the Trojans and the Greeks are stuck in a sour stalemate. Exhausted and determined after ten years of conflict, gods and males conflict between themselves for the dignity of popularity and a hand in victory. Cleverly intertwining the Iliad and the Aeneid, Armitage poetically narrates the story of Troy to its dire finish, evoking a global affected by deceit, clash, and a dangerous predilection for delight and envy. As with the Odyssey, Armitage unearths the echoes of historical fantasy in our modern war-torn panorama, and reinvigorates the vintage epics with experience, ardour, and, strangely, Shakespearean wit.

    Praise for The Odyssey: A Dramatic Retelling of Homer’s Epic:

    “So great. . . . Armitage ’s love of the Greek epic is clear in virtually each line.”—New York Times
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