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By Peter Malin. 2021
This book presents a ground-breaking, comprehensive study of the modern performance history of plays in the John Fletcher canon, excluding… his collaborations with Shakespeare. It examines how seventeen of Fletcher’s plays have been interpreted in British productions. In addition, the book offers a consideration of the contexts in which these productions took place, from the early twentieth century ‘Elizabethan Revival’ to the more politicized theatrical cultures of the 1960s and beyond. Revived with Care opens a window on some of the theatrical developments of the past 135 years, in the context of radical changes in the presentation and reception of early modern drama, while for theatre practitioners it provides ideas and inspiration for exploring little-known but powerful plays in exciting new productions. The book will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners working in the field of theatre and performance studies.
By Meg Harris Williams. 2021
This book takes a new approach to Shakespeare’s plays, exploring them as dream-thought in the modern psychoanalytic sense of unconscious… thinking. Through his commitment to poetic language, Shakespeare offers images and dramatic sequences that illustrate fundamental developmental conflicts, the solutions for which are not preconceived but evolve through the process of dramatisation. In this volume, Meg Harris Williams explores the fundamental distinction between the surface meanings of plot or argument and the deep grammar of dreamlife, applied not only to those plays known as ‘dream-plays’ but also to critical sequences throughout Shakespeare’s oeuvre. Through a post-Kleinian model based on the thinking of Bion, Meltzer, and Money-Kyrle, this book sheds new light on both Shakespeare’s own relation to the play and on the identificatory processes of the playwright, reader, or audience. Dream Sequences in Shakespeare is important reading for psychoanalysts, playwrights, and students.
By Sheldon Pollock. 2016
From the early years of the Common Era to 1700, Indian intellectuals explored with unparalleled subtlety the place of emotion… in art. Their investigations led to the deconstruction of art's formal structures and broader inquiries into the pleasure of tragic tales. Rasa, or taste, was the word they chose to describe art's aesthetics, and their passionate effort to pin down these phenomena became its own remarkable act of creation.This book is the first in any language to follow the evolution of rasa from its origins in dramaturgical thought—a concept for the stage—to its flourishing in literary thought—a concept for the page. A Rasa Reader incorporates primary texts by every significant thinker on classical Indian aesthetics, many never translated before. The arrangement of the selections captures the intellectual dynamism that has powered this debate for centuries. Headnotes explain the meaning and significance of each text, a comprehensive introduction summarizes major threads in intellectual-historical terms, and critical endnotes and an extensive bibliography add further depth to the selections. The Sanskrit theory of emotion in art is one of the most sophisticated in the ancient world, a precursor of the work being done today by critics and philosophers of aesthetics. A Rasa Reader's conceptual detail, historical precision, and clarity will appeal to any scholar interested in a full portrait of global intellectual development. A Rasa Reader is the inaugural book in the Historical Sourcebooks in Classical Indian Thought series, edited by Sheldon Pollock. These text-based books guide readers through the most important forms of classical Indian thought, from epistemology, rhetoric, and hermeneutics to astral science, yoga, and medicine. Each volume provides fresh translations of key works, headnotes to contextualize selections, a comprehensive analysis of major lines of development within the discipline, and exegetical and text-critical endnotes, as well as a bibliography. Designed for comparativists and interested general readers, Historical Sourcebooks is also a great resource for advanced scholars seeking authoritative commentary on challenging works.
By Allie Esiri. 2019
"Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year is not just for Christmas, but for all time." —Helena Bonham CarterA magnificent collection… of 365 passages from Shakespeare's works, for the Shakespeare scholar and neophyte alike.Make Shakespeare a part of your daily routine with Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year, a yearlong collection of passages from Shakespeare's greatest works. Drawing from the full spectrum of plays and sonnets to mark each day of the year, whether it's a scene from Hamlet to celebrate Christmas or a Sonnet in June to help you enjoy a summer's day. There are also passages to mark important days in the Shakespeare calendar, both from his own life and from his plays: You'll read a pivotal speech from Julius Caesar on the Ides of March and celebrate Valentine's day with a sonnet. Every passage is accompanied by an enlightening note to teach you its significance and help you better appreciate the timelessness and poetry of Shakespeare's words. Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year will give you a thoughtful way reflect on each day, all while giving you a deeper appreciation for the most famous writer in the English language.
By August Wilson. 1985
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences and The Piano LessonWinner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best PlayThe… time is 1927. The place is a run-down recording studio in Chicago. Ma Rainey, the legendary blues singer, is due to arrive with her entourage to cut new sides of old favorites. Waiting for her are her black musician sidemen, the white owner of the record company, and her white manager. What goes down in the session to come is more than music. It is a riveting portrayal of black rage, of racism, of the self-hate that racism breeds, and of racial exploitation.
By Stanleigh Jones Jr.. 1985
Sugawara and the Secrets of Calligraphy is a classic play from Japan's golden age of puppet theater. Written in the… eighteenth century, it tells the tale of Sugawara no Michizane, a wronged scholar-official who, in death, joins the Shinto pantheon as a nurturer of scholarship and calligraphy. The story recounts Sugawara's entanglement with the powerful Fujiwara family, who accuse Sugawara of plotting against the emperor, resulting in his exile and death in 903. After a series of misfortunes befall those who conspired against him, Sugawara's enemies appease his spirit through deification. Sugawara and the Secrets of Calligraphy centers on three archetypical brothers and their wives. Their fates unfold against the intrigues surrounding Sugawara and his foes, which reflect the cultural values of the Edo period woven into a stylized past. This annotated translation by Stanleigh H. Jones Jr. replicates the play's poetic and idiomatic language and its original mix of register while also clarifying the drama's complex story and dialogue for students of Japanese literature and drama. An introduction situates the play within its eighteenth-century context and ninth-century setting and describes the relationship between bunraku puppet theater and kabuki. A unique illustrated appendix delves into the construction of puppets and the art of puppetry.
By John Lutz. 1990
No matter how much you think you know, you're taking a chance when you shop for a new roommate. But… after Allie Jones throws out Sam, her sexy but two- timing live-in lover, she desperately needs someone to split the rent on her Upper West Side New York apartment. And if anybody seems a safe bet, it's shy and unimposing Hedra Carlson, the least likely candidate for leaving dirty socks on the floor. Yet there is something odd about the way Hedra openly envies Allie's appearance and lifestyle. Then Allie begins receiving obscene phone calls from strangers who know her name; her credit cards mysteriously disappear; and she is shocked to discover that Hedra's wardrobe is eerily similar to her own. Unknown to Allie, her plain and modest roommate is sharing much more than the rent...and an unspeakable, bloody nightmare is just beginning...
By Erick Carballo. 2020
"Pablo se pleidooi" is 'n roman waarin die eensaamheid, afknouery, ondeug en selfsug van 'n vader verweef is, en die… onverskilligheid van 'n moeder wat haar seun aan sy lot oorlaat om 'n nuwe lewe met 'n man wat 'n belowende toekoms verseker. Pablo is 'n agtjarige seun wat net een vriend het wat hy kan vertrou, maar 'n reeks gebeure lei hom tot 'n tragiese lot.
By Erick Carballo. 2020
"Η έκκληση του Παύλου" είναι ένα μυθιστόρημα στο οποίο η μοναξιά, ο εκφοβισμός, η κακία και ο εγωισμός ενός πατέρα… είναι αλληλένδετα και η αδιαφορία μιας μητέρας που εγκαταλείπει τον γιο της στη μοίρα του για να ξεκινήσει μια νέα ζωή με άνθρωπος που εξασφαλίζει ένα πολλά υποσχόμενο μέλλον. Ο Πάμπλο είναι ένα οκτάχρονο αγόρι που έχει μόνο έναν φίλο που μπορεί να εμπιστευτεί, αλλά μια σειρά από γεγονότα τον οδηγούν σε ένα τραγικό πεπρωμένο.
By Erick Carballo. 2020
"La supplique de Pablo" est un roman dans lequel la solitude, l'intimidation, le vice et l'égoïsme d'un père sont mêlés… à l'indifférence d'une mère qui abandonne son fils à son sort pour commencer une nouvelle vie avec un homme qui lui assure un avenir prometteur. Pablo est un enfant de huit ans qui n'a qu'un seul ami en qui il peut avoir confiance, mais une série d'événements le conduisent vers un destin tragique.
By Norberta De Melo. 2018
Extrait Roberto est arrivé à São José dos Mascates vers vint-et-une heure, heure de Tuperatama. Après avoir récupéré ses bagages,… il s'est allé au guichet de réception de la société de location de voitures pour récupérer la voiture qu'il avait louée à Tuperatama. Son cœur était serré, car ce voyage, contrairement à tant d'autres, avait une empreinte personnelle de peur, pour ce à quoi il devrait faire face. Le climat de Sao José était chaud et humide, ce qui était nouveau pour lui. Tuperatama à cette période de l'année est généralement très sec et chaud, mais rien ne vaut la chaleur au-dessus de trente degrés dans la capitale du Para Nabuco. Il était plus habitué aux voyages bureaucratiques, car ces dernières années, comme il était le Procureur-Général National, il voyageait fréquemment. Ceci à un moment historique pour Pindoretama, après le déclenchement de l’Opération Nettoyage Général. Cette fois, cependant, il est venu à São José dos Mascates pour rencontrer une femme qui avait apprivoisé son cœur comme il n'y avait pas été depuis longtemps. Il était encore en train de divorcer. C’était justement son travail comme Procureur-Général qui venait de fatiguer son mariage avec Monica. La manière dont il avait rencontré Nina, à travers ses lettres, était inhabituelle et même surprenante pour lui, qui était habitué à toutes sortes de nouvelles situations sans être dérangé par celles-ci. Il y avait aussi l'espoir de voir comment elle réagirait à ses révélations, non seulement face au danger qu'elle courait, mais aussi à cause de son implication personnelle.
By L. T. Marshall. 2020
SINOSSI Un nuovo inizio Capitolo finale della trilogia dedicata a Emma e Jake. Jake Carrero ed Emma Anderson, il capo… e la sua assistente, sono passati dall’essere colleghi e amici a innamorati. Ora stanno soffrendo molto a causa dello stupido errore commesso da Jake. Nella loro relazione c’è così tanto che non è stato ancora risolto o detto. E nessuno dei due sa se il danno potrà essere riparato e se troveranno un modo per tornare insieme. Non solo la loro relazione è imperfetta e ha bisogno di basi migliori, ma su di essa incombe ancora un problema di nome Marissa Hartley. E infine, ci sono i loro amici dal cuore spezzato e la madre di Emma che non fa altro che deluderla. Questa è l’ultima puntata della storia di Emma e Jake. Sarà la fine della loro relazione? I personaggi di questo romanzo vi faranno ridere, piangere, sussultare e forse proverete nei loro confronti anche un po’ di affetto. I contenuti e il linguaggio sono adatti a un pubblico adulto.
By Erick Carballo. 2020
"De smeekbede van Pablo" is een roman waarin de eenzaamheid, het pesten, de ondeugd en het egoïsme van een vader… verweven zijn met de onverschilligheid van een moeder die haar zoon aan zijn lot overlaat om een nieuw leven te beginnen met een man die hem verzekert van een veelbelovende toekomst. Pablo is een achtjarige jongen die maar één vriend heeft die hij kan vertrouwen, maar een reeks gebeurtenissen leidt hem naar een tragisch lot. Vertaald met www.DeepL.com/Translator (gratis versie)
By Eric Lane. 1993
By Donna-Michelle St. Bernard. 2020
"Compassion is good, but it’s just motivation. Cars need engines. Movements need mobilization." Through spoken word, storytelling and hip hop,… acclaimed wordsmith Donna-Michelle St. Bernard illuminates racial discrimination, the suppression of expression and the trials of activism. Her experience as a Canadian emcee is woven through with allusion to Tunisian emcee Weld El 15’s unjust imprisonment for rhymes against a regime. This story creates a space to reflect on how we are connected to the systems that oppress us, and how we can empower each other to rise up.
By Kirsten Shepherd-Barr. 2015
Evolutionary theory made its stage debut as early as the 1840s, reflecting a scientific advancement that was fast changing the… world. Tracing this development in dozens of mainstream European and American plays, as well as in circus, vaudeville, pantomime, and "missing link" performances, Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett reveals the deep, transformative entanglement among science, art, and culture in modern times.The stage proved to be no mere handmaiden to evolutionary science, though, often resisting and altering the ideas at its core. Many dramatists cast suspicion on the arguments of evolutionary theory and rejected its claims, even as they entertained its thrilling possibilities. Engaging directly with the relation of science and culture, this book considers the influence of not only Darwin but also Lamarck, Chambers, Spencer, Wallace, Haeckel, de Vries, and other evolutionists on 150 years of theater. It shares significant new insights into the work of Ibsen, Shaw, Wilder, and Beckett, and writes female playwrights, such as Susan Glaspell and Elizabeth Baker, into the theatrical record, unpacking their dramatic explorations of biological determinism, gender essentialism, the maternal instinct, and the "cult of motherhood."It is likely that more people encountered evolution at the theater than through any other art form in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Considering the liveliness and immediacy of the theater and its reliance on a diverse community of spectators and the power that entails, this book is a key text for grasping the extent of the public's adaptation to the new theory and the legacy of its representation on the perceived legitimacy (or illegitimacy) of scientific work.
By Michel Nadeau. 2004
By Robert Sheckley. 1990
From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers and fellow authors as a master… storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. E-Reads is proud to re-publish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections, all with striking new covers. Rediscover--or discover for the first time--a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times, was "a precursor to Douglas Adams."When Sheckley creates a modern take on the myth of the minotaur, he creates a tour de force of imagination, fantasy and creative confusion. Through brief chapters running from 1. How Theseus got his first Mintoauring job to 3. I hate to blame Daedalus for everything, 20. The Attack of the Self Pity Plant and 22. Daedalus Dispenses with Causality and ending with 30. Falling Through the Story we travel a maze as lethally complicated as the Minotaur's and arrive at the end breathless with wonder, surprise and laughter.
By Budd Schulberg, Stan Silverman. 2001
Budd Schulberg's Academy Award-winning screenplay, updated as a stage drama for modern audiencesFirst performed in 1988 and again on Broadway… in 1995, Budd Schulberg and Stan Silverman's stage version of On the Waterfront may represent the purest incarnation of his classic story. Produced forty years after the movie swept the Academy Awards, the subtly modernized stage play was a call to arms for a new generation. With this rendition, Schulberg and Silverman hoped to reach young people who seemed detached from the dehumanizing effects of poverty and the exploitation of society's most vulnerable. Set in the 1950s and featuring original protagonists Terry Malloy and Father Pete Barry, On the Waterfront continues to stand as a masterful and uniquely American tragedy. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Budd Schulberg including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.
By Helene Lecossois. 2021
Irish Revivalist playwright J. M. Synge is often regarded as a realist. Yet what happens when his work is analysed… through wider performance studies and situated alongside less familiar historical contexts? By addressing this question, Hélène Lecossois offers new and valuable perspectives on Synge's plays while at the same time engaging with the complexity of his treatment of a range of performance practices – from keening at rural funerals to the performances of 'native villagers' in the entertainment section of International Exhibitions. What emerges from her study is a dramatist acutely aware of the ability of theatre in performance to counteract relentless forward-moving narratives of modernity. Through detailed, contextualized case studies, the book simultaneously makes meaningful contributions to performance studies and opens up theoretical questions of performance relating to the status of the object on stage, the body on stage and theatrical time.