Download E-books Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition PDF

By Tony Kushner

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

“Glorious. A enormous, subversive, altogether striking masterwork…Details of particular catastrophes can have replaced due to the fact 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 tremendous, surprising play... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting... a looking out and radical rethinking of yankee political drama." - Frank wealthy, New York Times

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

“An greatly notable 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 existence and demise as no different play inside reminiscence. It ranks as not anything below one of many maximum performs of the 20 th century." - John Heilpern, manhattan Observer

“Some playwrights are looking to switch the area. 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 fresh adjustments and a brand new advent in occasion of the 20th anniversary of its unique construction. essentially the most commemorated American performs in historical past, Angels in America used to be presented Tony Awards for top Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It used to be made into an Emmy Award-winning HBO movie directed by means of Mike Nichols. This two-part epic, subtitled "A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes," has acquired hundreds and hundreds of performances around the world in additional than twenty-six languages.

Tony Kushner’s performs contain Angels in America; Hydriotaphia, or the dying of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, tailored from the play through Pierre Cornelle; Slavs!; A brilliant Room known as Day; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The clever Homosexual’s consultant 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 artwork of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the current; Brundibar, with illustrations via Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: revolutionary 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 normal Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg distinctive Playwright Award. he's a member of the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he was once 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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Download E-books Titus Andronicus & Timon of Athens (Modern Library Classics) PDF

By William Shakespeare

“These phrases are razors to my wounded heart.”
—Titus Andronicus
 
“We have obvious larger days.”
—Timon of Athens
 
Eminent Shakespearean students Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen supply clean new variants of the 2 nice tragedies: Titus Adronicus, a picture tale of revenge, and Timon of Athens, a cautionary story approximately fake neighbors and unearned loyalty.
 
THIS quantity additionally contains greater than 100 PAGES OF unique FEATURES:
 
• unique Introductions to Titus Andronicus and Timon of Athens
• incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and research with very important proof concerning the work
• remark on prior and present productions in line with interviews with best administrators, actors, and designers
• pictures of key RSC productions
• an summary of Shakespeare’s theatrical occupation and chronology of his plays
 
Ideal for college kids, theater execs, and common readers, those smooth and obtainable versions from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new typical in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

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Download E-books Aristotle On Poetics PDF

By Michael Davis

Aristotle's much-translated On Poetics is the earliest and arguably the simplest remedy that we own of tragedy as a literary shape. The past due Seth Benardete and Michael Davis have translated it anew with a purpose to rendering Aristotle's textual content into English as accurately as attainable. A literal translation has lengthy been wanted, for for you to excavate the argument of On Poetics one has to wait no longer just to what's stated at the floor but additionally to some of the puzzles, questions, and peculiarities that emerge basically at the point of the way Aristotle says what he says and thereby leads one to revise and deepen one's preliminary knowing of the motive of the argument. As On Poetics is set how tragedy needs to be composed, it may no longer be amazing that it seems to be a slightly crafty piece of literature in its personal correct.

Benardete and Davis complement their variation of On Poetics with wide notes and appendices. They clarify nuances of the unique that elude translation, and so they supply translations of passages discovered in different places in Aristotle's works in addition to in these of different historic authors that turn out invaluable in pondering in the course of the argument of On Poetics either by way of its therapy of tragedy and when it comes to its broader issues. through following the connections Aristotle plots among On Poetics and his different works, readers could be capable of relish the centrality of this paintings for his complete thought.

In an creation that sketches the general interpretation of On Poetics provided in hisThe Poetry of Philosophy (St. Augustine's Press, 1999; see p. 33 of this catalogue), Davis argues that, whereas On Poetics is unquestionably approximately tragedy, it has another challenge extending past poetry to the very constitution of the human soul in its relation to what's, and that Aristotle unearths within the kind of his argument the real personality of human action.

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Download E-books Faust, Part II PDF

By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

During this sequel to Faust, Mephistopheles takes Faust on a trip via old Greek mythology, conjuring for him the insurpassably attractive Helen of Troy, in addition to the classical gods. Faust falls in love with and marries Helen, embodying for Goethe his 'imaginative longing to affix poetically the Romantic Medievalism of the germanic West to the classical genius of the Greeks'. extra to the topics of redemption and salvation during this nice drama, are Goethe's eerie premonitions of contemporary phenomena similar to inflation and the production of existence by means of clinical synthesis.

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Download E-books Teatro Reunido (.) PDF

Con motivo del centenario del nacimiento de Arthur Miller, reunimos en un volumen las cinco piezas teatrales más importantes del dramaturgo: Todos eran mis hijos (1947), Muerte de un viajante (1949), Las brujas de Salem (1952), landscape desde el puente (1955) y Después de l. a. caída (1964). En las obras que integran este volumen, Miller abordó las conflictivas relaciones entre padres e hijos, y entre maridos y mujeres, así como los angeles necesidad de vivir según unos principios morales y de asumir l. a. responsabilidad social e person que a cada hombre le toca, y en todas ellas supo reflejar las frustraciones de los angeles sociedad contemporánea.

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Download E-books Lope de Vega: Five Plays PDF

By Félix Arturo Lope de Vega y Carpio

Anything via Lope de Vega (especially poetry) will be welcomed...

Peribanez
Fuenteovejuna
The puppy within the Manger
The Knight from Olmedo
Justice with out Revenge

translated via Jill Booty
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Félix Arturo Lope de Vega y Carpio (25 November 1562 – 27 August 1635) used to be a Spanish playwright and poet. He used to be one of many key figures within the Spanish Golden Century Baroque literature. His popularity on this planet of Spanish literature is moment simply to that of Cervantes, whereas the sheer quantity of his literary output is unmatched, making him probably the most prolific authors within the historical past of literature.

Nicknamed "The Phoenix of Wits" and "Monster of Nature" (because of the quantity of his paintings) through Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega renewed the Spanish theatre at a time whilst it was once beginning to develop into a mass cultural phenomenon. He outlined the foremost features of it, and besides Calderón de los angeles Barca and Tirso de Molina, he took Spanish baroque theatre to its better limits. end result of the perception, intensity and straightforwardness of his performs, he's seemed one of the best dramatists of Western literature, his performs nonetheless being represented around the world. He used to be additionally the most effective lyric poets within the Spanish language, and writer of varied novels. even if no longer popular within the English-speaking global, his performs have been provided in England as overdue because the 1660s, whilst diarist Samuel Pepys recorded having attended a few diversifications and translations of them, even supposing he omits pointing out the author.

Some 3,000 sonnets, three novels, four novellas, nine epic poems, and approximately 1,800 performs are attributed to him. even if he has been criticised for placing volume prior to caliber, however at the least eighty of his performs are thought of masterpieces. He used to be a chum of the writers Quevedo and Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, and the amount of his lifework made him envied via not just modern authors similar to Cervantes and Góngora, but in addition via many others: for example, Goethe as soon as wanted he were in a position to produce this kind of sizeable and vibrant oeuvre.

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Download E-books Plays by George Bernard Shaw PDF

By George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw demanded fact and despised conference. He punctured hole pretensions and conceited prudishness—coating his feedback with inventive and irreverent wit. In Mrs. Warren’s Profession, hands and the Man, Candida, and Man and Superman, the good playwright satirizes society, army heroism, marriage, and the pursuit of guy by way of lady. From a social, literary, and theatrical point of view, those 4 performs are one of the most popular dramas of the age—as intellectually stimulating as they're completely enjoyable.
 
“My means of joking is to inform the reality: it's the funniest comic story within the world.”—G. B. Shaw
 
With an advent through Eric Bentley
and an Afterword via Norman Lloyd

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Download E-books Studs Terkel's Working: A Graphic Adaptation PDF

By Harvey Pekar

"Working has been a ebook, a radio drama, a Broadway musical, and now a gripping picture novel. i will not communicate for Studs, yet i think he may were tickled to determine it tailored through a former executive dossier clerk and salary slave, who is aware all approximately working." --Roger Ebert

In the thirty-five years considering that Pulitzer Prize-winner Studs Terkel's Working was once first released, it has captivated hundreds of thousands of readers with lyrical and heartbreaking money owed of ways their fellow electorate make money. commonly considered as a masterpiece of phrases, it truly is now tailored into comedian e-book shape by means of comics legend Harvey Pekar, the blue-collar antihero of his American ebook Award-winning comics sequence American Splendor.

In Studs Terkel's Working, Pekar deals a super visible version of Terkel's verbatim interviews, taking part with either tested comics veterans and a few of the comedian underground's brightest new expertise. listed here are riveting debts of the lives of standard Americans--farmers, miners, barbers, hookers, field boys, stockbrokers--depicted with unsurpassed dignity and frankness. a visible deal with with a visceral effect, Studs Terkel's Working will satisfaction Terkel fanatics in all places, and introduce his strongest paintings to a brand new generation.

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Download E-books The Peach Blossom Fan PDF

By K'ung Shang-Jen, Chen Shih-Hsiang

A story of scuffling with armies, political intrigue, star-crossed romance, and old cataclysm, The Peach Blossom Fan is among the masterpieces of chinese language literature, an unlimited dramatic composition that mixes the diversity and intensity of an exceptional novel with the quick depth of movie.

In the mid-1640s, famine sweeps via China. The Ming dynasty, virtually three hundred years outdated, lurches to a bloody finish. Peking falls to the Manchus, the emperor hangs himself, and Ming loyalists take shelter within the southern capital of Nanking. valiant generals search to protect the town, yet not anything can conquer the corruption, decadence, and factionalism of the court docket in exile. The newly put in emperor cares for not anything yet theater, leaving functional issues to the insidious Ma Shih-ying. Ma's crony Juan Ta-ch'eng is as unscrupulous an operator as he's subtle a poet. He diverts assets from the ravenous troops with the intention to level a wonderful construction of his most modern play. background, in spite of the fact that, has little time for make-believe, notwithstanding the earnest participants of the Revival membership, founded at the good-looking younger pupil Hou Fang-yü and his lover aromatic Princess, fight to find a contented finishing.

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Download E-books All's Well That Ends Well (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 12) (Bilingual Edition) PDF

By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

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

中国广播电视出版社从台湾远东图书公司引进版权,出版了梁实秋翻译的《莎士比亚全集》中英文对照版,这是梁译本《莎士比亚全集》以中英文对照的形式首次在内地出版发行。梁译本的最大特点为:白话散文式的风格;直译,忠实于原文;全译,决不删略原文。除此之外,梁译本还有独到之处:一是加了注释。莎翁作品原文常有版本的困难,晦涩难解之处很多,各种双关语、熟语、俚语、典故也多,猥亵语也不少,梁实秋不但直译,而且加了大量注释,帮助读者理解原文。二是每剧前都加了序言。序言中对该剧的版本、著作年代、故事来源、舞台历史、该剧的意义及批评意见等均有论述。

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