Notes on a Cowardly Lion: The Biography of Bert Lahr by John Lahr

By John Lahr

John Lahr’s wonderful and complicated biography of his father, the mythical actor and comic Bert Lahr

Part biography, half heritage of yank convey company, Notes on a Cowardly Lion is John Lahr’s masterwork: an all-encompassing biography of his father, the comic and performer Bert Lahr. most sensible often called the Cowardly Lion in MGM’s vintage The Wizard of Oz, Lahr used to be a consummate artist whose profession spanned burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway, and Hollywood. whereas he will be both raucous and polished in public, Lahr used to be painfully insecure and self-absorbed in inner most, maintaining his relatives at arm’s size as he quietly battled his internal demons. informed with a magnificent objectivity and prepared knowing of the construction—and destruction—of the performer, Notes on a Cowardly Lion is multiple man’s quest to appreciate his father. it's a unprecedented exam of a lifestyles at the degree.

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Hamlet (Penguin Clásicos) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

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Edición bilingüe. Versión de Tomás Segovia

En una gélida noche, tan funesta que el viento se vuelve mensajero de terribles presagios, Hamlet, Horacio y tres soldados se reúnen con el propósito de desentrañar el misterio en torno al espectro que ha aparecido en las últimas noches cerca del castillo. Solo hablará con Hamlet, pues esa criatura castigada a vagar por las tierras de Elsinor fue su padre, el último rey de Dinamarca. Su hermano Claudio le traicionó arrebatándole los angeles vida, el trono y su reina. Un terrible crimen que reclama justicia.

Frente al magnífico texto unique presentamos los angeles versión de Tomás Segovia, una de las más apreciadas en español. Asimismo, cuenta con una introducción a shipment de Alan Sinfield, catedrático emérito de literatura inglesa de los angeles Universidad de Sussex.

«En este instante yo podría

beber sangre caliente, y hacer cosas

tan amargas, que el día temblaría de verlas.»

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Don Juan in Soho: After Molière by Patrick Marber

By Patrick Marber

The notorious, amoral hedonist in a society entranced by means of sensation. Moliere's farcical, tragic, anarchic Don Juan (1665) is the muse for Patrick Marber's new play during which the motion of the unique is relocated to give day Soho, London.

Whereas Moliere condemned his anti-hero to a literal Hell, Marber condemns him to a hell of his personal making.

Don Juan in Soho premiered on the Donmar Warehouse in December 2006.

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The Banquet Years: The Origins of the Avant-Garde in France, by Roger Shattuck

By Roger Shattuck

During this ebook Roger Shattuck portrays the cultural bohemia of turn-of-the-century Paris who carried the humanities right into a interval of renewal and accomplishment, and laid the ground-work for Dada and Surrealism.

“…Then got here the idea–a form of gambler’s hunch–that the trio Rousseau-Satie-Apollinaire represented numerous major elements of the interval and will display them greater than any unmarried determine. the assumption wouldn't die. [..] Jarry had pressured his means into the crowd and confirmed himself as regards to the heart of items. He helped make clear my underlying topic: how the fluid country often called bohemia, a cultural underground smacking of failure and fraud, crystallized for a number of many years right into a self-conscious avant-garde that carried the humanities right into a interval of astonishingly diverse renewal and accomplishment. [..] a massive quantity has been written in this period and those males because the first variation of this booklet in 1958. i've got taken account of a few of it through altering these passages the place new proof have come to light.” (from the Preface to this version)

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Life Is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and by Florence Henderson, Joel Brokaw

By Florence Henderson, Joel Brokaw

For thousands of individuals around the globe, Carol Brady is synonymous with motherhood, yet turning out to be up because the youngest of ten young ones in rural Indiana within the aftermath of the nice melancholy, Florence Henderson lived a lifestyles really assorted from that of the integral television mother she later performed on television.

Florence's father was once a dirt-poor tobacco tenant farmer who was once approximately fifty years previous while he married Florence's twenty-five-year-old mom, and used to be approximately seventy while Florence was once born. Florence's adolescence used to be packed with deprivation and abandonment. Her father was once an alcoholic at a time whilst there has been no rehab or aid for the illness. Their domestic infrequently had electrical energy or operating water. whilst she used to be twelve, Florence's mom left the kin to paintings in Cleveland and not returned.

Florence opens up approximately her early life, in addition to the demanding situations she's confronted as an grownup, together with degree fright, postpartum melancholy, her extramarital affairs, divorce, her listening to loss, and cardiovascular disease. She writes with honesty and knowledge of the way her religion and talent to outlive has introduced her via tough instances to a lifetime of profound pleasure and function.

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A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 5, Eagan to by Philip H. Highfill, Kalman A. Burnim, Edward A. Langhans

By Philip H. Highfill, Kalman A. Burnim, Edward A. Langhans

Unlike one another, quantity five is a sociological portrait of more often than not little humans of their tragic and comedian efforts to accomplish repute at the London degree in the course of the recovery and eighteenth century, while quantity 6 is dom­inated by means of the glamour of David Gar­rick, Nell Gwyn, and Joseph Grimaldi, the distinguished clown. a few 250 por­traits individualize the good and small of the theatres of London.

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Paul Robeson and the Cold War Performance Complex: Race, by Tony Perucci

By Tony Perucci

Actor and singer Paul Robeson's performances in Othello, Show Boat, and The Emperor Jones made him well-known, yet his midcentury appearances in help of factors starting from exertions and civil rights to antilynching and American warmongering made him infamous. whilst Robeson introduced on the 1949 Paris Peace convention that it was once "unthinkable" for blacks to visit conflict opposed to the Soviet Union, the mainstream American press declared him insane. 
 
Notions of Communism, blackness, and madness have been interchangeably deployed throughout the chilly battle to activism corresponding to Robeson's, only a a part of an array of social and cultural practices that writer Tony Perucci calls the chilly warfare functionality complicated. targeting key Robeson performances---the concert events in Peekskill, manhattan, in 1949 and his visual appeal sooner than the home Committee on Un-American actions in 1956---Perucci demonstrates how those performances and the government's reaction to them are critical to realizing the historical past of chilly conflict tradition within the usa. His publication offers a transformative new standpoint on how the fight over the politics of functionality within the Fifties used to be additionally a household fight over freedom and equality. The publication heavily examines either one of those functionality occasions in addition to artifacts from chilly conflict culture---including congressional files, FBI documents, overseas coverage papers, the preferred literature on psychological disorder, and govt propaganda films---to examine the operation of energy and activism in American chilly warfare culture.

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