Category: Drama

  • Rebel Women: Staging Ancient Greek Drama Today (Plays and Playwrights)

    A set of essays through many exotic participants, involved in the portrayal of insurgent girls in historic Greek drama

    Greek drama offers the trendy level with a bunch of robust female
    characters who stand towards the patriarchal constructions that
    seek to restrict and outline them. for modern theatre administrators their
    representation serves as a car for interpreting and illuminating
    issues of gender, energy, kin and morality, as germane at the present time as when
    the performs have been first written.

    Rebel ladies brings together
    essays by means of major writers from throughout varied disciplines examining
    the illustration of historic Greek heroines of their unique contexts
    and on ultra-modern level. Divided into 3 sections, it considers in turn
    international productions, Irish models, and stories of the original
    texts. The articles discover how such characters as Iphigenia, Medea,
    Antigone and Clytemnestra were portrayed in recent years and the
    challenges and provocation they provide to either modern audiences
    and dramatists alike.

    'Seamus Heaney and Athol Fugard are brought
    together as members by means of the muse that historic Greek tragedy
    has provided to them either. There are choices right here on Iphigenia, Medea,
    Antigone, Clytemnestra, movie, drama, Greece, Russia ... and especially
    Ireland. Amidst all this kind, the extent of curiosity and of
    scholarship are constantly high.' Oliver Taplin, Professor of
    Classical Languages and Literature, Oxford college

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  • The Fixer

    By Joseph Finder

    New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Finder's breakneck stand-alone mystery concerning the secrets and techniques households can keep—and the risk in their discovery.

    When former investigative reporter Rick Hoffman loses his activity, fiancée, and residence, his basically alternative is to maneuver again into--and renovate--the domestic of his depressing formative years, now empty and in decay because the stroke that positioned his father in a nursing home.

    As Rick begins to tug aside the outdated condominium, he makes an electrifying discovery—millions of greenbacks hidden within the partitions. it truly is sufficient funds to fully remodel Rick's life—and every thing he proposal he knew approximately his father. but the extra of his father's hidden prior that Rick brings to gentle, the extra harmful his current turns into. quickly, he reveals himself at the run from lethal enemies eager to retain the prior buried, and in basic terms fixing the secret of his father—a guy who has been not able to speak, understand, or deal with himself for nearly 20 years—will shop Rick...if he can continue to exist lengthy adequate to do it.
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  • Romeo and Juliet (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 28) (Bilingual Edition)

    By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

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

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  • As You Like It (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 10) (Bilingual Edition)

    By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

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

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  • Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition

    By Tony Kushner

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
    Angels in the United States: A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes comprises Part One, Millennium Approaches and Part , Perestroika

    “Glorious. A huge, subversive, altogether amazing masterwork…Details of particular catastrophes could have replaced on the grounds that this Reagan-era AIDS epic gained the Pulitzer and the Tony, however the actual cosmic and human obsessions—power, faith, intercourse, accountability, the way forward for the world—are as perilous, but as falling-down humorous, as ever.” –Linda Winer, Newsday

    "A gigantic, magnificent play... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting... a looking and radical rethinking of yank political drama." - Frank wealthy, New York Times

    "A victory for theater, for the remodeling energy of the mind's eye to show devastation into beauty." - John Lahr, New Yorker

    “An greatly awesome paintings of the mind's eye and mind, a towering instance of what theater stretched to its complete power can achieve.” -Philadelphia Inquirer

    "Angels in the USA is the best drama of our time, talking to us of a complete period of lifestyles and dying as no different play inside reminiscence. It ranks as not anything lower than one of many maximum performs of the 20th century." - John Heilpern, long island Observer

    “Some playwrights are looking to swap the realm. a few are looking to revolutionize theater. Tony Kushner is that rarity of rarities: a author who has the promise to do both.” -New York Times

    This re-creation of Tony Kushner's masterpiece is released with the author's contemporary alterations and a brand new creation in get together of the 20 th anniversary of its unique creation. some of the most venerated American performs in historical past, Angels in America was once provided Tony Awards for most sensible Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It was once made into an Emmy Award-winning HBO movie directed by way of Mike Nichols. This two-part epic, subtitled "A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes," has acquired 1000's of performances around the globe in additional than twenty-six languages.

    Tony Kushner’s performs comprise Angels in America; Hydriotaphia, or the dying of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, tailored from the play by way of Pierre Cornelle; Slavs!; A shiny Room referred to as Day; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The clever Homosexual’s advisor to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’s movie of Angels in America and for Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln. His books include The paintings of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the current; Brundibar, with illustrations via Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: innovative Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon.
    Among many honors, Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, Tony Awards, 3 Obie Awards, night common Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg individual Playwright Award. he's a member of the yank Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he used to be provided a countrywide Medal of Arts by way of President Barack Obama. He lives in big apple together with his husband, Mark Harris.
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  • The Glass Menagerie

    By Tennessee Williams

    No play within the glossy theatre has so captured the mind's eye and center of the yankee public as Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie.

    Menagerie was once Williams's first well known good fortune and introduced the intense, if a little debatable, profession of our pre-eminent lyric playwright. considering that its optimum in Chicago in 1944, with the mythical Laurette Taylor within the position of Amanda, the play has been the bravura piece for nice actresses from Jessica Tandy to Joanne Woodward, and is studied and played in school rooms and theatres worldwide. The Glass Menagerie (in the examining textual content the writer most popular) is now to be had simply in its New instructions Paperbook version. a brand new advent by means of well-known Williams pupil Robert Bray, editor of The Tennessee Williams Annual Review, reappraises the play greater than part a century after it gained the recent York Drama Critics Circle Award: "More than fifty years after telling his tale of a relatives whose lives shape a triangle of quiet desperation, Williams's mellifluous voice nonetheless resonates deeply and universally." This version of The Glass Menagerie additionally contains Williams's essay at the impression of unexpected popularity on a suffering author, "The disaster of Success," in addition to a quick component of Williams's personal "Production Notes." the canopy positive factors the vintage line drawing via Alvin Lustig, initially performed for the 1949 New instructions version.
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  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson

    By John Green, David Levithan

    One chilly evening, in a impossible nook of Chicago, Will Grayson crosses paths with . . . Will Grayson. adolescents with a similar identify, working in very diverse circles, unexpectedly locate their lives entering into new and unforeseen instructions, and culminating in epic turns-of-heart and the main incredible musical ever to grace the highschool degree. informed in alternating voices from YA superstars, this collaborative novel encompasses a double aiding of the guts and humor that experience received them either legions of enthusiasts.
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  • The Rope and Other Plays

    Brilliantly adapting Greek New Comedy for Roman audiences, the elegant comedies of Plautus (c. 254-184 BC) are the earliest surviving entire works of Latin literature. The 4 performs accumulated the following display a playwright in his best, exploring vintage topics and constructing normal characters that have been to steer the comedies of Shakespeare, Molière and so forth. In The Ghost, a dissolute son who has squandered his father's cash is thrown into disarray while he returns from in another country, a subject that's explored additional within the comedy of error A Three-Dollar Day. In The Rope—regarded by means of many because the better of Plautus' plays—the shipwreck of a pimp and his slaves results in the touching reunion of a father and his daughter, whereas Amphitryo, Plautus's in simple terms day trip into divine mythology, deals a contented account of ways Jupiter grew to become father to Hercules.

    For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior by means of introductions and notes through unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.
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