Download E-books Walpurgis Night, or the Steps of the Commander (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) PDF

By Venedikt Erofeev

Walpurgis evening, by acclaimed Russian author Venedikt Erofeev, is taken into account a vintage within the playwright’s fatherland. Erofeev’s darkish and humorous five-act satire of Soviet repression has been known as the comedian high-water mark of the Brezhnev period. Walpurgis Night dramatizes the outrageous trials of Lev Isakovich Gurevich, an alcoholic half-Jewish dissident poet restricted by way of the country to a health facility for the insane. In “Ward 3”—a microcosm of repressive Soviet society—Gurevich deploys his impressive wit and ingenuity to bedevil his jailers, safeguard his fellow inmates, protest his incarceration, and usually create mayhem, which finally ends up in a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.

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Download E-books The Restaurant Critic's Wife: A Novel PDF

By Elizabeth Laban

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Lila Soto has a master’s measure that’s accumulating airborne dirt and dust, a work-obsessed husband, young children, and many questions about how precisely she ended up here.

In their new urban of Philadelphia, Lila’s husband, Sam, takes his activity as a cafe critic a bit too heavily. to guard his specialist credibility, he’s made up our minds to stay nameless. quickly his preoccupation with anonymity takes over their lives as he attempts to restrict the family’s touch with somebody who may need ties to the foodie international. in the meantime, Lila craves grownup dialog and a few reduction from the limitations of her homemaker position. along with her endurance donning skinny, she starts off to question every little thing: her determination to get pregnant back, her holiday from her profession, her marriage—even if leaving her ex-boyfriend used to be the appropriate factor to do. As Sam turns into an increasing number of fixated on holding his identification mystery, Lila starts off to wonder whether her personal identification has thoroughly disappeared—and what it's going to take to get it again.

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Download E-books Rebel Women: Staging Ancient Greek Drama Today (Plays and Playwrights) PDF

A suite of essays by means of many distinctive participants, inquisitive about the portrayal of insurgent girls in historical Greek drama

Ancient
Greek drama offers the trendy level with a number of robust female
characters who stand against the patriarchal constructions that
seek to restrict and outline them. for modern theatre administrators their
representation serves as a car for studying and illuminating
issues of gender, energy, kinfolk and morality, as germane this day as when
the performs have been first written.

Rebel girls brings together
essays through top writers from throughout varied disciplines examining
the illustration of historic Greek heroines of their unique contexts
and on ultra-modern level. Divided into 3 sections, it considers in turn
international productions, Irish models, and reports of the original
texts. The articles discover how such characters as Iphigenia, Medea,
Antigone and Clytemnestra were portrayed in recent years and the
challenges and provocation they provide to either modern audiences
and dramatists alike.

'Seamus Heaney and Athol Fugard are brought
together as participants by way of the muse that historical Greek tragedy
has provided to them either. There are choices right here on Iphigenia, Medea,
Antigone, Clytemnestra, movie, drama, Greece, Russia ... and especially
Ireland. Amidst all this style, the extent of curiosity and of
scholarship are constantly high.' Oliver Taplin, Professor of
Classical Languages and Literature, Oxford collage

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Download E-books If Only You Knew (Hotlanta, Book 2) PDF

By Denene Millner, Mitzi Miller

Dressmaker outfits. lovely boys. relatives secrets and techniques. significant drama. The Duke twins and their fantastic Atlanta lives are back...proving why they don't name it Hotlanta for nothing!
Twins Sydney and Lauren Duke are the privileged princesses of the Atlanta social scene. yet an unsolved homicide secret retains drawing them again to the inaccurate facet of city. There, wild baby Lauren has to hazard every thing to guard the boy who's stolen her center. And prim-and-proper Sydney discovers information about their family's prior that no one-least of all of the girls' fiercely guarded mother-wants to stand. whilst the twins detect what they're up opposed to, can they care for the darkish, risky fact

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Download E-books Othello (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 34) (Bilingual Edition) PDF

By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

It's a Bilingual version of chinese language and English.

中国广播电视出版社从台湾远东图书公司引进版权,出版了梁实秋翻译的《莎士比亚全集》中英文对照版,这是梁译本《莎士比亚全集》以中英文对照的形式首次在内地出版发行。梁译本的最大特点为:白话散文式的风格;直译,忠实于原文;全译,决不删略原文。除此之外,梁译本还有独到之处:一是加了注释。莎翁作品原文常有版本的困难,晦涩难解之处很多,各种双关语、熟语、俚语、典故也多,猥亵语也不少,梁实秋不但直译,而且加了大量注释,帮助读者理解原文。二是每剧前都加了序言。序言中对该剧的版本、著作年代、故事来源、舞台历史、该剧的意义及批评意见等均有论述。

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Download E-books King John & Henry VIII (Modern Library Classics) PDF

By William Shakespeare

“Mad international, mad kings, mad composition!”
—King John
 
in a single quantity, eminent Shakespearean students Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen supply clean new variations of 2 vintage histories: Henry VIII and King John.
 
THIS quantity additionally contains greater than 100 PAGES OF unique FEATURES:
 
• unique Introductions to Henry VIII and King John
• incisive scene-by-scene synopses and analyses with important evidence in regards to the works
• statement on previous and present productions in keeping with interviews with top administrators, actors, and designers
• photos of key RSC productions
• an summary of Shakespeare’s theatrical occupation and chronology of his plays
 
perfect for college kids, theater execs, and basic readers, those sleek and available versions from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new commonplace in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

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Download E-books A Streetcar Named Desire (New Directions Paperbook) PDF

By Tennessee Williams

The Pulitzer Prize and Drama Critics Circle Award profitable play―reissued with an advent by way of Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman and The Crucible), and Williams' essay "The international I reside In."

it's a very brief record of 20th-century American performs that proceed to have a similar strength and influence as after they first appeared―57 years after its Broadway finest, Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire is a kind of performs. the tale famously recounts how the light and promiscuous Blanche DuBois is driven over the sting through her horny and brutal brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Streetcar introduced the careers of Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden, and solidified the location of Tennessee Williams as some of the most very important younger playwrights of his new release, in addition to that of Elia Kazan because the maximum American degree director of the '40s and '50s.

Who higher than America's elder statesman of the theater, Williams' modern Arthur Miller, to jot down as a witness to the lightning that struck American tradition within the kind of A Streetcar Named Desire? Miller's wealthy standpoint on Williams' singular variety of poetic discussion, delicate characters, and dramatic violence makes this a different and useful new version of A Streetcar Named Desire. This definitive new version also will contain Williams' essay "The global I dwell In," and a quick chronology of the author's lifestyles.

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Download E-books The Story of the Iliad: A Dramatic Retelling of Homer's Epic and the Last Days of Troy PDF

Award-winning poet Simon Armitage dramatizes the tale of Troy, animating this vintage epic for a brand new new release of readers.

Following his hugely acclaimed dramatization of the Odyssey, Simon Armitage right here takes at the destiny of Troy, bringing Homer’s Iliad to lifestyles with fresh innovative imaginative and prescient. within the ultimate days of the Trojan battle, the Trojans and the Greeks are stuck in a sour stalemate. Exhausted and determined after ten years of conflict, gods and males conflict between themselves for the honour of popularity and a hand in victory. Cleverly intertwining the Iliad and the Aeneid, Armitage poetically narrates the story of Troy to its dire finish, evoking an international affected by deceit, clash, and a perilous predilection for delight and envy. As with the Odyssey, Armitage unearths the echoes of historic delusion in our modern war-torn panorama, and reinvigorates the vintage epics with event, ardour, and, strangely, Shakespearean wit.

Praise for The Odyssey: A Dramatic Retelling of Homer’s Epic:

“So marvelous. . . . Armitage ’s love of the Greek epic is clear in nearly each line.”—New York Times

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Download E-books Un grito de amor desde el centro del mundo/ Cry Out for Love PDF

The relocating love tale that has enamored hundreds of thousands of readers in the course of the global is the main learn eastern novel of all occasions. It has encouraged an incredible display model, has been made right into a television serial and has been illustrated as a comic book. Sakutaro and Aki meet in school in a small provincial urban of Japan. quickly they turn into inseparable buddies till the day while Sakutaro sees in Aki anything diversified. Their friendship becomes a burning ardour the place either stay a narrative in a position to erasing the limits among lifestyles and demise. Description in Spanish: l. a. conmovedora historia de amor que ha enamorado a millones de lectores de todo el mundo. Sakutaro y Aki se conocen en los angeles escuela de una ciudad provincial de Japon. El es un adolescente ingenioso y algo sarcastico. Ella es inteligente, hermosa y well known. Pronto se convierten en amigos inseparables, hasta que un dia, por primera vez, Sakutaro ve a Aki con otros ojos, y los angeles amistad complice se transforma ineludiblemente en una pasion arrebatadora. Ambos viven una historia capaz de trastocar los sentidos y borrar las fronteras entre l. a. vida y l. a. muerte. Un grito de amor desde el centro del mundo es l. a. novela japonesa mas leida de todos los tiempos. Ha inspirado una model cinematografica, una exitosa serie televisiva y ha sido ilustrada como comedian manga.

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