Download E-books Two Gentlemen of Lebowski: A Most Excellent Comedie and Tragical Romance PDF

By Adam Bertocci

What if…William Shakespeare had written The tremendous Lebowski?

The Dude has met the Bard—and he doth abide.

Join “The Knave” and Sir Walter on a wild story of fallacious identification, kidnapping, bowling, and a rug that, in religion, relatively tied the room together—in a sidesplitting Shakespearean comedy of mistakes and ninepins, advised in 5 wonderful acts of iambic pentameter and impeccable interval prose.

Already a theatrical hit and a world viral phenomenon, Two gents of Lebowski comes alive anew during this definitive and lavishly illustrated version, that includes lately came upon historic engravings, scholarly annotations, and a revelatory afterword from the writer.

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Download E-books Lucifer - Treurspel (Dutch Edition) PDF

Lucifer - Treurspel is gifted the following in a top quality paperback version. This renowned vintage paintings by means of Joost van den Vondel is within the Dutch language, and should now not contain portraits or pictures from the unique variation. should you benefit from the works of Joost van den Vondel then we hugely suggest this book in your booklet assortment.

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By Seneca

Pour Jason, qu'elle a aidé à conquérir l. a. toison d'or, Médée a trahi son père. Pour lui encore, elle a tué son propre frère. Pour lui, elle a commis crime sur crime. Mais lorsque celui à qui elle a tout donné décide de l. a. répudier pour épouser Créüse, los angeles fille du puissant Créon, sa fureur ne connaît plus de limites : cette mère, pourtant aimante, sacrifiera ses deux enfants innocents sur l'autel de los angeles vengeance... Avec Médée, qu'il écrivit entre sixty three et sixty four de notre ère, Sénèque donne l'une de ses plus belles tragédies. L'amour et los angeles ardour y conduisent insensiblement à l'acte le plus inhumain : l'infanticide.

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Download E-books Antígona. Fedra. Una Altra Fedra, Si Us Plau (Labutxaca) PDF

Aquest volum reuneix tres obres de Salvador Espriu, centrades en dues figures mítiques gregues que los angeles tradició occidental sempre ha tingut offers: Antígona i Fedra. Com explica Carles Miralles en el pròleg que ha escrit expressament according to a aquesta edició, en los angeles seva Antígona (escrita el 1939 i reescrita entre 1963 i 1964), Espriu replanteja l. a. tragèdia homònima de Sòfocles: "La mítica guerra civil tebana s'hi convertia en rerefons de l. a. guerra civil espanyola, des del punt de vista de Catalunya ja perduda tant políticament com culturalment". El 1937, Espriu s'havia enfrontat in line with primera vegada al mite de Fedra, l'esposa del rei d'Atenes enamorada del seu fillastre Hipòlit, en una esplèndida peça narrativa; quaranta anys més tard, a petició de l'actriu Núria Espert, va escriure l'obra dramàtica Una altra Fedra, si us plau, en què, valent-se del recurs del teatre dins el teatre, dóna una visió distanciada i irònica del mite.

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Download E-books Romeo and Juliet PDF

Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written through William Shakespeare early in his profession approximately younger star-crossed fans whose deaths finally reconcile their feuding households. It was once between Shakespeare's hottest performs in the course of his lifetime and, in addition to Hamlet, is one among his most often played performs. this day, the identify characters are considered as archetypal younger fanatics. Romeo and Juliet belongs to a convention of tragic romances stretching again to antiquity. Its plot relies on an Italian story, translated into verse because the Tragical historical past of Romeus and Juliet by way of Arthur Brooke in 1562 and retold in prose in Palace of delight through William Painter in 1567. Shakespeare borrowed seriously from either yet, to extend the plot, constructed helping characters, rather Mercutio and Paris. Believed to were written among 1591 and 1595, the play used to be first released in a 4to model in 1597. this article used to be of negative caliber, and later variants corrected it, bringing it extra in accordance with Shakespeare's unique. Shakespeare's use of his poetic dramatic constitution, particularly results corresponding to switching among comedy and tragedy to intensify stress, his growth of youngster characters, and his use of sub-plots to decorate the tale, has been praised as an early signal of his dramatic ability. The play ascribes diverse poetic kinds to diverse characters, occasionally altering the shape because the personality develops. Romeo, for instance, grows more proficient on the sonnet over the process the play.

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Download E-books Passion Play (TCG Edition) PDF

By Sarah Ruhl

Named one of many "Ten top performs of 2008" by way of The New Yorker

“Sarah Ruhl’s daring, creative, and ironic triptych [is] a meditation on devotion and its appropriation through the nation. . . . Ruhl is an unique; a storyteller with a superb brain evolving her personal theatrical idiom.”—John Lahr, The New Yorker

“It’s a distinct form of morality play . . . a regularly wondrous paintings . . . with [Ruhl’s] personal distinct lyrical combination of poetry, humor and grace.”—Frank Rizzo, Variety

Passion Play is Sarah Ruhl’s “biggest, so much bold attempt but” (The big apple Times), a three-and-a-half hour intimate epic, plunging the depths of the well timed intersection of politics and faith. Ruhl dramatizes a group of avid gamers rehearsing their annual staging of the Easter ardour in 3 diverse eras: 1575 northern England, prior to Queen Elizabeth outlaws the ritual; 1934 Oberammergua, Bavaria, as Hitler is emerging to energy; and Spearfish, South Dakota, from the time of Vietnam via Reagan’s presidency. In each one interval, the gamers grapple in numerous methods with the transformative nature of artwork, and politics are by no means a long way within the history, as Queen Elizabeth, Hitler, and Reagan each one look, performed by way of a unmarried commanding actor.

Sarah Ruhl’s performs contain Dead Man’s mobile Phone, Eurydice, and The fresh House, which used to be nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her paintings has been commonly produced either in the course of the kingdom and the world over, and he or she is the recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship.

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Download E-books Une pièce écrite en collaboration PDF

By Danielle Mémoire

Ils sont là, encore et toujours, ces personnages que depuis plusieurs des livres de Danielle Mémoire on retrouve : habitants du château de Brioine, qui s’agitent et parlent, vivent et meurent et échangent leurs rôles et jusqu’à leur propre histoire, cette fois sous l. a. forme théâtrale. Et l’on retrouve ici certaine scène inaugurale de l. a. saga du Corpus : le manuscrit à moitié brûlé, abandonné sous los angeles pluie à l’orée du domaine et qui, écrit d’une encre curieusement indélébile, lacunaire, et cependant corrigé - par quelle major ? -, raconte l’histoire des habitants du château de Brioine. los angeles forme théâtrale convient parfaitement à ces jeux de miroir et de reflets, à ces échanges rapides, à ces dispositifs en échos où de bien plus sombres enjeux que ceux dont il semble être query viennent donner profondeur et gravité à ce qui se donne l’élégance insolente d’un divertissement.

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Download E-books Banned Plays: Censorship Histories of 125 Stage Dramas (Facts on File Library of World Literature) PDF

By Dawn B. Sova

As public tastes swap, so does the character of well known drama. within the 5th century BC, Aristophanes's "Lysistrata" attracted censors for its topics of wifely uprising and intercourse. From the fifteenth to the 18th centuries, performs have been censored basically for non secular or political purposes. within the nineteenth century, social and sexual purposes for censorship emerged, and sleek moralists have objected to works by way of such playwrights as Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill, and Lillian Hellman. This advisor outlines the censorship heritage of one hundred twenty five vintage performs from precedent days to the current. each one access offers the name(s) less than which the play has seemed, the date it was once produced and kingdom of unique creation, a precis of the play, its censorship historical past, and recommendations for extra interpreting. one of the works coated are: "Angels in the USA - Millennium ways" (Tony Kushner, 1991); "The kid's Hour" (Lillian Hellman, 1934); "An Enemy of the folk" (Henrik Ibsen, 1882); "Henry IV" (William Shakespeare, 1597); "Jesus Christ, celebrity" (Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1973); "Oedipus Rex" (Sophocles, 460 BC); "Oh! Calcutta" (Kenneth Tynan, 1968); and "Salome" (Oscar Wilde, 1893).

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Download E-books A Passion for Performance: Sarah Siddons and Her Portraitists PDF

A ardour for Performance positive factors 3 energetic essays--by Robyn Asleson, Shelley Bennett, Mark Leonard, and Shearer West--that discover the lifestyles and occupation of the English actress Sarah Siddons (1755-1831), who was once well known for her majestic attractiveness and impassioned performances. This lavish quantity additionally illuminates her relationships with a few artists who portrayed her, bringing jointly fifty-six images of Siddons together with works by means of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, George Romney, Thomas Lawrence, and Gilbert Stuart, in addition to a chronology of the actress' existence.

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Download E-books Resurrection Blues: A Prologue and Two Acts PDF

By Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller’s penultimate play, Resurrection Blues, is a darkly comedian satirical allegory that poses the query: What could take place if Christ have been to seem on the planet this present day? In an unidentified Latin American kingdom, normal Felix Barriaux has captured an elusive innovative chief. The insurgent, recognized by way of numerous names, is rumored to have played miracles in the course of the geographical region. the final plans to crucify the mysterious guy, and the unique tv rights to the twenty-four-hour reality-TV event
have been bought to an American community for $25 million. An allegory that says the interconnectedness of our activities and every person’s culpability in international occasions, Resurrection Blues is a comedic and tragic satire of precarious morals in our media-saturated age.

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