Essential Self-Defense: A Play by Adam Rapp

By Adam Rapp

In Essential Self-Defense, disgruntled misfit Yul Carroll takes a role as an assault dummy in a women's self-defense category and reveals himself mysteriously attracted to Sadie, the repressed bookworm mercilessly honing her talents on him. in the meantime, all's now not good at the unassuming Midwestern streets of Bloggs: with neighborhood teenagers vanishing at an alarming price, our hero, his girlfriend, and a motley collection of poets, butchers, and punk librarians organize to conflict the darkness at the fringe of city.

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Habib Tanvir: Towards an Inclusive Theatre by Anjum Katyal

By Anjum Katyal

Anjum Katyal's paintings is the 1st finished examine at the existence and contribution of Habib Tanvir to Indian theatre heritage. A playwright, director, actor, journalist and critic, Tanvir could be most sensible recognized for the play Charandas Chor. besides the fact that, his genuine importance within the background of post-Independence Indian theatre is that he signposted an incredible direction for the advance of contemporary theatre. His productions with Naya Theatre utilizing Chhattisgarhi folks actors validated how you possibly can do smooth theatre built-in with age-old-yet both contemporary-folk tradition on a foundation of equality.

Habib Tanvir: in the direction of an Inclusive Theatre explores a number of very important facets of Tanvir's theatre philosophy and perform as he experimented with either content material and shape. beginning along with his youth and paintings, Katyal charts his specialist trajectory from Agra Bazaar to Gaon Ka Naam Sasural, while he used to be trying to find his real shape, to Charandas Chor, which portrayed the eventual maturing of his variety, and past, to hide his whole oeuvre.

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A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller

By Arthur Miller

Set at the gritty Brooklyn waterfront, A View from the Bridge follows the cataclysmic downfall of Eddie Carbone, who spends his days as a hardworking longshoreman and his nights at domestic along with his spouse, Beatrice, and niece, Catherine. however the regimen of his existence is interrupted whilst Beatrice's cousins, unlawful immigrants from Italy, arrive in manhattan. As one in every of them embarks on a romance with Catherine, Eddie's envy and fantasy performs out with devastating results.

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Les fausses confidences by Marivaux

By Marivaux

Le valet Dubois entreprend d orchestrer le mariage de son ancien maître, Dorante, avec Araminte, une riche veuve que celui-ci-aime secrètement. Parviendra-t-il, par le pouvoir de los angeles parole manipulatrice, mensongère, fabulatrice , à obtenir qu Araminte s éprenne à son journey de son soupirant ?...
Placée sous le signe du langage, de ses subtilités et de ses ruses, Les Fausses Confidences (1737) est une pièce virtuose où l amour se cherche et se conquiert par los angeles strength des mots.

Dossier
1. Le théâtre à Paris en 1737
2. Marivaudage et langage
3. Parole, vérité et mensonge dans Les Fausses Confidences
4. Parole et amour dans le théâtre de Marivaux
5. L amour, l argent
6. Le personnage de l. a. veuve
7. Le element de vue des metteurs en scène

Présentation, notes, file, chronologie, bibliographie et lexique par Catherine Naugrette et Damien Crelier

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Aristophanes: The Complete Plays by Aristophanes

By Aristophanes

A brand-new translation of the world's maximum satirist.

With a signature type that's instantaneously bawdy and mild, in addition to a fearless penchant for lampooning the wealthy and strong, Aristophanes is still arguably the best satirist of all time. gathered listed here are all eleven of his surviving plays-newly translated through the celebrated poet and translator Paul Roche.

 

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Ensayos sobre música, teatro y literatura (Clasicos by Thomas Mann

By Thomas Mann

El presente volumen reúne una selección de los ensayos de Thomas Mann, sin duda una de las figuras centrales de l. a. literatura del siglo XX. Poco conocida en España, los angeles ingente obra ensayística de este autor –los volúmenes publicados después de su muerte suman más de dos mil páginas– constituye un análisis penetrante e imaginativo de l. a. cultura europea.
Alrededor de este tema relevant se agrupan otros como l. a. relación del artista con l. a. sociedad, los angeles complejidad de l. a. realidad y del tiempo o las seducciones de l. a. espiritualidad, el eros y l. a. muerte.
Los textos que aquí presentamos suponen una eficaz aproximación al ideario estético de Mann en campos como los angeles música, el teatro y l. a. literatura. Es en este último apartado donde se encuentran algunos de los ensayos más perceptivos y profundos de su autor, en torno a grandes figuras de los angeles literatura common: desde un “Viaje por mar con Don Quijote” –genial comentario de l. a. obra de Cervantes escrito en el barco que le llevaba a Estados Unidos en 1934 huyendo de los nazis– hasta el conmovedor ensayo sobre Chéjov, pasando por Goethe, Zola o los angeles Anna Karénina de Tolstói.

Thomas Mann nació en Lübeck en 1875, segundo hijo de un comerciante acaudalado. Su madre pertenecía a una familia de plantadores de raíces luso-brasileñas, algo que influiría decisivamente en l. a. personalidad de Thomas, cuyo espíritu se encontró siempre escindido entre l. a. austera ética protestante y las inclinaciones sensuales y estéticas.

l. a. carrera literaria de Thomas Mann se inició a muy temprana edad, con los angeles publicación en 1893 de sus primeros relatos. Su primera novela, Los Buddenbrook (1901), le lanzaría a l. a. fama. Reconocido a partir de entonces como un gran escritor y estilista de l. a. lengua alemana, Mann cultivó el relato y l. a. novela, con obras tan relevantes como La muerte en Venecia (1913) o La montaña mágica (1924), así como el ensayo sobre temas culturales y políticos.

En 1929 recibió el Premio Nobel de Literatura. l. a. llegada al poder de los nazis en 1933 le obligó a exiliarse, primero en Suiza y luego en Estados Unidos. Entre 1934 y 1944 publicó l. a. tetralogía basada en l. a. historia bíblica de José, José y sus hermanos, a l. a. que siguió l. a. huge Doktor Faustus (1947). En 1954 se instaló en Zúrich, donde moriría en 1955.

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Sarah: The Life of Sarah Bernhardt by Robert Gottlieb

By Robert Gottlieb

Every thing approximately Sarah Bernhardt is interesting, from her vague beginning to her wonderful career—redefining the very nature of her art—to her remarkable (and hugely public) romantic lifestyles to her indomitable spirit. good into her seventies, after the amputation of her leg, she was once appearing below bombardment for infantrymen in the course of global conflict I, in addition to crisscrossing the US on her 9th American tour.

Her relatives was once additionally a resource of interest: the mummy she loved and who scorned her; her half-sisters, who died younger after lives of dissipation; and such a lot of all, her son, Maurice, whom she worshiped and raised as an aristocrat, within the sort acceptable to his presumed father, the Belgian Prince de Ligne. just once did they quarrel—over the Dreyfus Affair. Maurice was once a right-wing snob; Sarah, continuously pleased with her Jewish history, was once a passionate Dreyfusard and Zolaist.

Though the Bernhardt literature is gigantic, Gottlieb’s Sarah is the 1st English-language biography to seem in a long time. Brilliantly, it tracks the trajectory by which an illegitimate—and scandalous—daughter of a courtesan remodeled herself into the main recognized actress who ever lived, and right into a nationwide icon, a logo of France.

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The Quality of Mercy: Reflections on Shakespeare by Peter Brook

By Peter Brook

Within the caliber of Mercy, one of many world's such a lot respected theatre administrators displays on a desirable number of Shakespearean topics.

In this series of essays - all yet one released the following for the 1st time - Peter Brook debates such questions as who was once the fellow who wrote Shakespeare's performs, why Shakespeare isn't outdated, and the way actors should still procedure Shakespeare's verse. He additionally revisits a few of the performs which he has directed with awesome brilliance, together with King Lear, Titus Andronicus and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Taken as an entire, this brief yet immensely clever publication deals an illuminating and provocative perception right into a nice director's courting with our best playwright.

"An useful present from the best Shakespeare director of our time... Brook's genius, modesty, and brilliance shine via on each page." - James Shapiro, writer of 1599: A 12 months within the lifetime of William Shakespeare.

"Exquisite... enthralling... This brief, modest and great booklet does greater than many extra grandiose tomes to resume the reader's fascination with the performs, and the theatre-goer's ask yourself on the awesome and numerous sensations locked up contained in the First Folio. it's going to be required analyzing in any respect universities and drama clubs." - Guardian

"This quantity certainly seethes and flickers with ideas... presents not just acute insights into the texts, yet exciting information of functionality heritage, and some morsels of grand theatrical gossip." - Scotsman

"Should be required studying for any aspiring younger administrators and actors but additionally all critical theatregoers... the writing is a version of readability, the information tough yet sensible... it's going to be on each reader's bookshelf." - British Theatre Guide

"If you will want a present for an actor, glance no extra than this educative, engrossing, pleasing book." - The Stage

"Each new web page you switch is a pride. And all written in such an unpretentious, light, usually fun type. A joy." - ReviewsGate.com
About the Author
Peter Brook is among the world’s best-known theatre administrators. extraordinary in a profession filled with impressive achievements are his productions of Titus Andronicus (1955) with Laurence Olivier, King Lear (1962) with Paul Scofield, and The Marat/Sade (1964) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1970), either for the Royal Shakespeare corporation. due to the fact relocating to Paris and setting up the Centre foreign de Créations Théâtrales on the Bouffes du Nord, he has produced a chain of occasions which push on the barriers of theatre, reminiscent of The convention of Birds (1976), The Ik (1975), The Mahabharata (1985) and The Tragedy of Hamlet (2000). His movies comprise Lord of the Flies (1963), King Lear (1970) and The Mahabharata (1989). His books, specifically The Empty area (1968), were highly influential.

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Free for All: Joe Papp, The Public, and the Greatest Theater by Kenneth Turan, Joseph Papp

By Kenneth Turan, Joseph Papp

Free for All is an impossible to resist behind-the-scenes examine one in all America’s such a lot liked and demanding cultural institutions.

Under the encouraged management of founder Joseph Papp, the general public Theater and the recent York Shakespeare competition introduced progressive performances to the general public for many years. This compulsively readable historical past of these years—much of it instructed in Papp’s personal words—is interesting, starting from a dramatic early showdown with Robert Moses over preserving Shakespeare within the Park loose to the launching of such landmark productions as Hair and A refrain Line. To convey the tale to existence, movie critic Kenneth Turan interviewed a few a hundred and sixty luminaries—including George C. Scott, Meryl Streep, Mike Nichols, Kevin Kline, James Earl Jones, David Rabe, Jerry Stiller, Tommy Lee Jones, and Wallace Shawn—and masterfully weaves their voices right into a dizzyingly wealthy story of creativity, clash, and achievement.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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