Download E-books Glengarry Glen Ross PDF

By David Mamet

Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize, David Mamet's scalding comedy is set small-time, cutthroat actual esate salesmen attempting to grind out a dwelling by means of pushing plots of land on reluctant purchasers in a unending scramble for his or her fair proportion of the yankee dream. here's Mamet at his absolute best, writing with brutal strength concerning the difficult lifetime of difficult characters who cajole, connive, wheedle, and wheel and deal for a section of the motion — the place final a sale can suggest a new cadillac yet wasting possible suggest wasting all of it. This masterpiece of yankee drama is now an incredible movie starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Alex Baldwain, Jonathan Pryce, Ed Harris, and Kevin Spacey.

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Download E-books Aristotle in Hollywood: Visual Stories That Work (Studies in Scriptwriting) PDF

By Ari Hiltunen

Through the centuries Aristotle's Poetics remained whatever of a secret. What was once the nice thinker attempting to say in regards to the nature of drama and storytelling? What did he suggest by way of pity, worry and catharsis? during this e-book, Ari Hiltunen explains the secret of the 'proper pleasure', which, in accordance with Aristotle, is the objective of drama and will be caused through the use of sure storytelling techniques. Hiltunen develops Aristotle's thesis to illustrate how the world's best-loved fairy stories, Shakespeare's good fortune, and empirical stories at the delight in drama and mind body structure, all supply aid to the assumption of a common 'proper excitement' via storytelling. studying the foremost suggestions and common sense of Poetics, Hiltunen deals a distinct perception to somebody who desires to be aware of the key of profitable storytelling, either long ago and in contemporary multi-billion greenback leisure undefined.

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Download E-books Lidless (Yale Drama Series) PDF

By Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig

It’s been fifteen years for the reason that Guantánamo, fifteen years for the reason that Bashir final observed his U.S. military interrogator, Alice. Bashir is now demise of a affliction of the liver, an organ that he believes is the house of the soul. He tracks down Alice in Texas and calls for that she donate part her liver as restitution for the wear wrought in the course of her interrogations.

But Alice doesn’t bear in mind Bashir; a PTSD tablet trial she participated in whereas within the military has left her with none reminiscence of her time there. it's only while her inquisitive fourteen-year-old daughter starts off her personal research that the delicate peace of brain that Alice’s drug-induced oblivion enabled starts off to falter.

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s strong drama asks vital and hard questions: Is guilt an important kind of ethical reckoning, or is it a drawback to be conquer? Will the cost of our nationwide political amnesia be paid basically by way of the subsequent generation—the daughters and sons who have been by no means there?

Upon awarding the prize, David Hare wrote, “We prominent the play because—although it was once stylishly written, even supposing the governing metaphor and easy realism have been held in an exceptional balance—it additionally recalled the political urgency which had propelled a prior iteration of writers into the theatre within the first place.”

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Download E-books The Last Days of California: A Novel PDF

By Mary Miller

“[A] impressive first novel. . . . Why fear approximately labeling a booklet this sturdy? simply learn it.”―Laurie Muchnick, New York occasions e-book Review

Jess is fifteen years previous and awaiting the realm to finish. Her evangelical father has packed up the kinfolk to force west to California, hoping to avoid wasting as many souls as attainable prior to the second one Coming. together with her long-suffering mom and rebellious (and secretly pregnant) sister, Jess arms out tracts to nonbelievers at each relaxation cease, Waffle condominium, and gasoline station alongside the best way. As Jess’s trust frays, her teenage myopia evolves into wisdom approximately her fracturing relations. chosen as a Barnes & Noble detect choose and an Indie subsequent choose, Mary Miller’s radiant debut novel reinvigorates the literary road-trip tale with wry vulnerability and savage appeal.

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Download E-books Ride Across Lake Constance and Other Plays PDF

By Peter Handke

This quantity of Handke's plays comprises full-length and 4 shorter performs through the younger Austrian playwright.  the 1st of the full-length performs, The journey throughout Lake Constance, is one in every of Handke's best-known works.  It bargains without delay with considered one of Handke's favourite subject matters: the realities of theater itself, self sufficient of the offstage global, and how language (dialogue) and items (props) function within the skewed international of the stage.
 
Therein it anticipates They Are demise Out, Handke's most modern full-length play, that's additionally during this volume.  In many ways extra traditional than a lot of Handke's performs, They Are death Out offers one in all his such a lot attention-grabbing protagonists, Quitt, a businessman who first induces a gaggle of peers to establish a monopoly after which torpedoes the scheme.
 
The 4 brief performs that around out the book--Prophecy, Calling for support, Quodlibet, and My Foot My Tutor--were written among 1966 and 1969, earlier than The trip throughout Lake Constance (1971), and express Handke relocating from the experimental mode of his early paintings towards the richness and complexity that experience marked him because the most vital dramatist on the grounds that Becket; they undergo witness to the reality of Richard Gilman's statement that "in Handke's theater, language, uncovered, assaulted, wrestled with, pushed to limits, and pursued nonetheless extra, starts to tackle, just like the colour returning to the cheeks of an almost hanged guy, the indicators of a wierd and unforeseen resurrection."

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By Harold Pinter

This revised 3rd quantity of Harold Pinter's paintings contains The Homecoming, previous occasions, No Man's Land, 4 shorter performs, six revue sketches and a quick tale. It additionally comprises the speech given by means of Pinter in 1970 on being offered the German Shakespeare Prize.

The Homecoming

'Of all Harold Pinter's significant performs, The Homecoming has the main strong narrative line... you're interested, lured on, sucked into the vortex.' Sunday Telegraph

'The so much excessive expression of compressed violence to be discovered anyplace in Pinter's plays.' The Times

Old Times

'A infrequent caliber of excessive pressure is clear, revealing in outdated instances a fantastically managed and expressive formality that has seldom been accomplished because the performs of Racine.' monetary Times

'Harold Pinter's poetic, Proustian outdated occasions has the inscrutability of a mysterious photo, and the stress of a great thriller.' Independent

No Man's Land

'The paintings of our greatest residing playwright in its command of the language and its strength to erect a coherent constitution in a twilight region of bewilderment and dismay.' the days

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Download E-books Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition PDF

By Tony Kushner

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Angels in the US: A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes comprises Part One, Millennium Approaches and Part , Perestroika

“Glorious. A enormous, subversive, altogether outstanding masterwork…Details of particular catastrophes could have replaced in view that this Reagan-era AIDS epic gained the Pulitzer and the Tony, however the genuine cosmic and human obsessions—power, faith, intercourse, accountability, the way forward for the world—are as perilous, but as falling-down humorous, as ever.” –Linda Winer, Newsday

"A massive, excellent play... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting... a looking and radical rethinking of yank political drama." - Frank wealthy, New York Times

"A victory for theater, for the remodeling energy of the mind's eye to show devastation into beauty." - John Lahr, New Yorker

“An significantly notable paintings of the mind's eye and mind, a towering instance of what theater stretched to its complete capability can achieve.” -Philadelphia Inquirer

"Angels in the US is the best drama of our time, talking to us of a complete period of existence and dying as no different play inside reminiscence. It ranks as not anything under one of many maximum performs of the 20 th century." - John Heilpern, big apple Observer

“Some playwrights are looking to switch the realm. a few are looking to revolutionize theater. Tony Kushner is that rarity of rarities: a author who has the promise to do both.” -New York Times

This new version of Tony Kushner's masterpiece is released with the author's fresh adjustments and a brand new advent in occasion of the 20th anniversary of its unique creation. probably the most venerated American performs in historical past, Angels in America was once presented Tony Awards for most sensible Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It used to be made into an Emmy Award-winning HBO movie directed via Mike Nichols. This two-part epic, subtitled "A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes," has bought thousands of performances around the world in additional than twenty-six languages.

Tony Kushner’s performs contain Angels in America; Hydriotaphia, or the demise of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, tailored from the play by way of Pierre Cornelle; Slavs!; A vibrant Room known as Day; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The clever Homosexual’s consultant to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’s movie of Angels in America and for Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln. His books include The paintings of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the current; Brundibar, with illustrations by way of Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: revolutionary Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon.
Among many honors, Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, Tony Awards, 3 Obie Awards, night general Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg unusual Playwright Award. he's a member of the yank Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he used to be presented a countrywide Medal of Arts by way of President Barack Obama. He lives in big apple along with his husband, Mark Harris.

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By Jez Butterworth

"The River is sort of a subtly crafted piece of chamber song. it's teasing, haunting and hushed. it's also damnably tricky to put in writing approximately, as there's a secret at its center that i have to now not reveal." —Charles Spencer, Telegraph

"One of the easiest productions of the year... a magnetically eerie,
luminously attractive psychodrama.” —Time Out (London)

"The River is sophisticated, modern and darkish. here's a experience of the mysterious and of kinship with others long past. it's might be approximately time and eternity, approximately that spot at the river that, whereas continually a similar, is usually altering. a superb play, glinting and elusive as a fish." -Sarah Hemming, Financial Times

A distant fishing cabin, a guy and a girl, and a moonless evening - The River asks; after we locate one another, are we attempting to recapture anyone we as soon as misplaced? Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman starred within the hit Broadway construction of The River in 2014 after its winning run in London.

Jez Butterworth can also be the writer Mojo, The evening Heron, The Winterling, Parlour Song and Jerusalem. His performs have premiered in London on the Royal court docket Theatre and the Almeida Theatre and in manhattan urban on the Atlantic Theatre and on Broadway. He has gained quite a few awards for his paintings, together with the E. M. Forster Award from the yank Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Somerset, England.

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