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By Sophocles. 2015
Sophocles addresses themes of civil disobedience fidelity and love for family and questions which law is greater… the gods or man s--in this play that challenged many established mores of Ancient Greece
By John Huston, Miguel Covarrubias. 2015
The ill-fated lovers Frankie and Johnny were already legends by 1930 the year of this illustrated drama s publication… The unique interpretation is a collaboration between John Huston the future director of The Maltese Falcon and other film classics and Miguel Covarrubias an influential painter and caricaturist Huston who reputedly interviewed a neighbor of the real-life Frankie and Johnny was inspired to adapt the tale of love gone wrong for a puppet show for which George Gershwin supplied musical accompaniment In addition to Huston s script and distinctive images by Covarrubias this edition features the Saint Louis Version of the folktale regarded as the most authentic version as well as 20 variations on the story and song
By Vern Thiessen. 2003
Einstein s Gift follows the life and work of Nobel laureate Dr Fritz Haber a man… who risked everything for a country that never accepted him Haber a chemist who worked hard to enhance life discovered too late that when his knowledge was put in the hands of the wrong people millions would die and that his efforts to serve humanity were futile against political will nationalism and war This updated edition of Vern Thiessen s compelling play about the collision of power and pride still resonates with verve and vigour
By Tennessee Williams. 1975
What's not to like about Tennessee Williams's most forthright work about homosexual love, with its gay figure skaters, runaways, and… sex? An erotic, sensual, and comic novel that was a generation ahead of its time, Moise and the World of Reason has at its center the need of three people for each other: Lance, the beautiful black figure skater full of love and lust for young men as well as a craving for drugs; the nameless gay young narrator, a runaway writer from Alabama who lives near the piers of New York City's West Village, c. 1975, frantically filling notebooks with his observations; and Moise, a young woman who speaks in riddles and can never finish her paintings or consummate her affairs. The long unavailable Moise and the World of Reason represents a kind of uncensored Williams, radically frank, fully articulated, and deeply tender: a true gem.
By Howard Fast. 1954
A couple in Washington, DC, is torn apart when a friend is accused of treasonJane and David Graham live upper-middle-class… lives in mid-century Washington, DC. Jane minds the home with the help of a fulltime maid, and David works at the Treasury Department. But when the FBI visits their house one evening to ask questions about a friend's political beliefs, the answers the two give separately cause them both to wonder whether they truly know each other. Soon nothing is certain as the ideological fears plaguing the nation threaten to destroy Jane and David's family. Howard Fast's first play, Thirty Pieces of Silver was performed in several countries, from Australia to Europe, and offers an insightful look at the destructive power of reactionary politics in America. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author's estate.
By Friedrich Schiller. 2005
“Mary Stuart” is a play that gives us a fictional account of the last days of Mary Queen of Scots.… In it we are treated to an entirely made up scene in which Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth I meet face to face. And it is the stuff of great drama!
By Catrin Collier. 2014
A hidden past, a dangerous love and a voice to reach across the ages. A brand new title from best-selling… author Catrin Collier. Allenstein, East Prussia, 1939 - Charlotte von Datski's parents hold a glittering ball to celebrate her eighteenth birthday and announce her engagement to a Prussian count. But Hitler is about to plunge the world into war... Soon, Charlotte will be forced to leave behind her beloved homeland and flee to England carrying a secret that both strengthens and torments her. Years later, Charlotte's granddaughter, Laura, is shocked when the truth about her grandmother's past comes to light. Laura persuades Charlotte to embark on a journey to her childhood home in Eastern Europe. There, as Charlotte re-reads her diary and recalls the one great love of her life, she finally faces the demons that have haunted her for over half a century.
By Sophocles. 2015
Sophocles' play is a famous retelling of Aias's (Ajax's) demise. After the armor is awarded to Odysseus, Aias feels so… insulted that he wants to kill Agamemnon and Menelaus. Athena intervenes and clouds his mind and vision, and he goes to a flock of sheep and slaughters them, imagining they are the Achaean leaders, including Odysseus and Agamemnon. When he comes to his senses, covered in blood, he realizes that what he has done has diminished his honor, and decides that he prefers to kill himself rather than live in shame.
By John Updike. 1974
To the list of John Updike's well-intentioned protagonists--Rabbit Angstrom, George Caldwell, Piet Hanema, Henry Bech--add James Buchanan, seen above as… a young Congressman in the 1820's, and on the front cover as the harried fifteenth President of the United States (1857-1861). In a play meant to be read, Buchanan's political and private lives are represented as aspects of his spiritual life, whose crowning, condensing act is the act of dying. A wide-ranging Afterword rounds out the dramatic portrait of one of America's lesser known, and least appreciated, leaders.
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.
Megan ist ein 13-jähriges Mädchen mit übernatürlichen Kräften. Einige von ihnen sind noch immer nur teilweise entwickelt und andere arbeiten,… aber sie weiß noch nicht, wie man sie benutzt. Ihre größten Probleme im Moment ist es, einen Lehrer zu finden, der ihr zeigen kann, wie man mit ihnen richtig umgeht. Eine andere ist, dass sie niemanden kennt, der etwas über übernatürliche Kräfte weiß. In der Tat ist ihre Mutter gewaltsam gegen das Übernatürliche, wie es ihre Mutter vor ihr war. Die einzigen Leute, die bereit sind, ihr zu helfen, sind tot, nicht dass das für Megan einen Unterschied macht. Sie umarmt ihre Hilfe mit offenen Armen Megans Anhänger bezieht sich auf ihre Anhänger im Internet. Seit sie dreizehn Jahre alt ist, erlauben ihr ihre Eltern und die Multimedia-Seiten nun, sie zu benutzen, also baut sie Twitter-, Facebook- und LinkedIn-Konten auf. Wacinhinsha lehrt sie über Kommunikation und wie sie auf einer spirituellen Ebene wahrgenommen werden kann.
By Owen Jones. 2018
Um guia espiritual, uma tigresa fantasma e uma mãe assustadora! Megan recebe permissão para realizar uma das suas ambições: entrar… no Facebook e no Twitter! Megan é uma garota de treze anos com poderes sorenaturais. Alguns ainda estão apenas parcialmente desenvolvidos e outros já são mais fortes, mas ela ainda não sabe como usá-los. Seu maior problema nesse momento é encontrar um Professor capaz de lhe mostrar como lidar com eles apropriadamente. Outra dificuldade é o fato de não conhecer ninguém que saiba algo sobre poderes sobrenaturais. Na verdade, sua mãe é violentamente contra qualquer coisa que seja sobrenatural, assim como sua mãe antes dela. As únicas pessoas que parecem estar dispostas a ajudá-la estão mortas; não que isso faça alguma diferença para Megan. Ela aceita essa ajuda de braços abertos. Os Seguidores de Megan se refere aos seus seguidores na Internet. Como acabou de completar treze anos, seus pais e os grandes sites agora permitem que ela os use, então Megan faz contas no Twitter, Facebook e LinkedIn. Wacinhinsha lhe dá uma lição sobre comunicação e como percebê-la em um nível espiritual.
By William F. Mann. 2000
A modern-day thriller centered on authentic historical letters encoded with Templar and Rosicrucian secrets • Includes the actual text of… recently discovered correspondence between two famous 19th-century Masonic leaders, Albert Pike and Colonel J. W. B. MacLeod Moore • Follows the protagonists, Thomas and Janet, as they seek to protect the Pike letters&’ secret from the Vatican and its fanatical Jesuit hitman as well as others who desire to use the letters&’ secret for world domination • Also includes a short biography of controversial Masonic icon Albert Pike Centered on recently discovered, authenticated correspondence between two famous 19th-century Masonic leaders, Confederate General Albert Pike and British Colonel James Wilson Bury MacLeod Moore, this modern-day thriller follows Thomas, a direct descendant of Col. Moore, and Janet Rose, a direct descendant of the Merovingian Kings and House of David, as they risk their lives to protect the letters and the Templar and Rosicrucian secrets encoded within them. As Thomas and Janet discover, everyone--from the Church to the White House to Confederate sympathizers and the KKK--seeks the ancient knowledge contained within the letters, knowledge that would allow a singular entity to control the world and bring all of the great religions to their knees. Pitted against a psychotic and sexually perverted Jesuit priest, tasked by the Vatican&’s inner circle to retrieve the Pike letters, the couple is aided by two Templar guardians and a modern-day practicing alchemist, Janet&’s grandfather. As Thomas and Janet&’s love for one another grows, the couple transcends to a higher level of understanding, unaware that they are following the same ancient morals and dogma found within the 33 degrees of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, as defined by none other than Albert Pike himself. Part fact, part fiction, the novel, with its 33 initiatory chapters, provides a rare glimpse into the inner circles of modern-day Freemasonry, along with revelations of ancient alliances between Native Americans and the Templars. Set in Georgetown, in the heart of Washington, D.C., the story ends with a dramatic unveiling of the ultimate New World secret sought by so many factions: the location of the last Knights Templar refuge in the New World, where the lost treasure of the Templars, including sacred knowledge of the Holy Family--the descendants of Jesus and Mary Magdalene--remains to this day.
By Arthur Miller. 1954
A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community <P><P>The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, an… enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity. <P>But in Arthur Miller's edgy masterpiece, that very belief will have poisonous consequences when a vengeful teenager accuses a rival of witchcraft--and then when those accusations multiply to consume the entire village. <P>First produced in 1953, at a time when America was convulsed by a new epidemic of witch-hunting, The Crucible brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil. <P>It is a play that is not only relentlessly suspenseful and vastly moving but that compels readers to fathom their hearts and consciences in ways that only the greatest theater ever can.