Staging the Revolution: Drama, reinvention and history, by Rachel Willie

By Rachel Willie

Staging the revolution bargains a reappraisal of the burden and quantity of theatrical output through the commonwealth and early recovery, either by way of reside performances and performances at the paper degree. It argues that the often-cited proposal that 1642 marked an finish to theatrical creation in England until eventually the playhouses have been reopened in 1660 is a made from post-Restoration re-writing of the English civil wars and the representations of royalists and parliamentarians that emerged within the 1640s and 1650s. those retellings of modern occasions in dramatic shape suggest that drama is principal to civil-war discourse. Staging the revolution examines the ways that drama was once used to rewrite the civil conflict and commonwealth interval and demonstrates that, faraway from marking a transparent cultural demarcation from the theatrical output of the early 17th century, the recovery is consistently reflecting again at the prior thirty years.

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ABC démolition by Michel Ouellette

By Michel Ouellette

Au centre d'un village qui se meurt, une enseignante s'est barricadée à l'intérieur de l'école, une ceinture de dynamite autour du ventre. Elle tente d'empêcher que « son » école soit démolie. Ironie, c'est le démolisseur, Jeff, qui tente de l. a. dissuader de tout faire sauter.

Entre les deux, un jeu de lettres qui tient lieu de compte à rebours...

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Clothes for a Summer Hotel by Tennessee Williams

By Tennessee Williams

The overdue Tennessee Williams’s Clothes for a summer time Hotel made its manhattan debut in 1980. right here Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, usually noticeable as symbols of the doomed formative years of the jazz age, develop into halves of s unmarried artistic psyche, each one half alternately feeding after which devouring the other.

Set in Highland sanatorium close to Asheville, North Carolina, the place Zelda spent her final confinement, this “ghost play” starts a number of years after Scott’s loss of life of a middle assault in California. however the previous is “still consistently present” in Zelda, and Williams’s consistent moving of chronology and combining of remembrance with ghostly re-enactment recommend that our actual intimacy is with the shadow characters of our personal minds. As Williams stated the Author’s notice to the Broadway creation: “Our explanation for taking impressive license with time and position is that during an asylum and on its grounds liberties of this type are really popular: and in addition those liberties let us discover in additional intensity what we think is fact of character."

Williams poses the inevitable, unanswerable questions: Did Scott hinder Zelda from attaining an self reliant creativity? Did Zelda’s calls for strength Scott to squander his abilities and switch to alcohol? Whose betrayal — emotional, artistic, sexual — destroyed the opposite? yet he poses those questions in a brand new method: within the act of construction, Zelda and Scott at the moment are conscious of their eventual destruction, and the artistic hearth that fed on the 2 artists combines symbolically with the fireplace that ended Zelda’s existence.

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Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra (Oxford World's by Sophocles

By Sophocles

Love and loyalty, hatred and revenge, worry, deprivation, and political ambition: those are the factors which thrust the characters portrayed in those 3 Sophoclean masterpieces directly to their collision path with catastrophe.

Recognized in his personal day as might be the best of the Greek tragedians, Sophocles' recognition has remained undimmed for 2 and a part thousand years. His maximum innovation within the tragic medium used to be his improvement of a primary tragic determine, confronted with a try out of will and personality, risking obloquy and dying instead of compromise his or her rules: it's awesome that Antigone and Electra either have a girl as their intransigent 'hero'. Antigone dies quite overlook her accountability to her kin, Oedipus' choice to save lots of his urban leads to the terrible discovery that he has devoted either incest and parricide, and Electra's unremitting anger at her mom and her lover retains her in servitude and despair.

These bright translations mix beauty and modernity, and are outstanding for his or her lucidity and accuracy. Their sonorous diction, economic climate, and sensitivity to the various metres and modes of the unique musical supply cause them to both compatible for analyzing or theatrical peformance.

Readership: scholars of all university degrees in drama, classics, comparative literature, theatre stories. A-level `Classical Civilization' scholars.

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Homeboy: A Novel by Seth Morgan

By Seth Morgan

Seth Morgan's frenzied, addictive stroll at the wild aspect of Eighties San Francisco
while strip-joint barker Joe Speaker unwittingly steals a sixty-nine-carat blue diamond, he turns into enmeshed in a blackmail-and-murder conspiracy that starts with the savage slaying of pricy name lady Gloria Monday. all at once Joe's a sought after guy. Hunted by means of a murderous pimp often called child Jewels Moses and a constant murder cop named Tarzon, Joe finally ends up taking the rap and getting sentenced to 3 years. yet it's in criminal that the true difficulty begins.

An adrenaline-pumped, hallucinogenic descent into the decrease depths, Homeboy is a tricky, eye-opening examine San Francisco throughout the AIDS epidemic. half memoir and half richly conceived paintings of mind's eye, this gritty, rambunctious novel reads like natural poetry and celebrates an unusual expertise on the peak of his storytelling powers.

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Apuleius and Drama: The Ass on Stage (Oxford Classical by Regine May

By Regine May

Regine could discusses using drama as an intertext within the paintings of the 2d century Latin writer Apuleius, who wrote the one whole extant Latin novel, the Metamorphoses, during which a tender guy is became a donkey by way of magic. Apuleius makes use of drama, particularly comedy, as a simple underlying texture, and invitations his readers to take advantage of their wisdom of latest drama in studying the destiny of his protagonist and the customarily comedian or tragic events within which he reveals himself. could employs a detailed examine of the Latin textual content and distinct comparability with the corpus of dramatic texts from antiquity, in addition to dialogue of inventory gains of historic drama, specifically of comedy, so that it will clarify a few gains of the radical that have to date baffled Apuleian scholarship, together with the enigmatic finishing. All Latin and Greek has been translated into English.

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Long day's journey into night: critical edition by Eugene O'Neill, Mr. William Davies King, Jessica Lange

By Eugene O'Neill, Mr. William Davies King, Jessica Lange

Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical play Long Day’s trip into Night is considered his masterpiece and a vintage of yankee drama. With this re-creation, ultimately it has the severe variation that it merits. William Davies King presents scholars and theater artists with a useful consultant to the textual content, together with an essay on ancient and important views; glosses of literary allusions and quotations; notes at the functionality heritage; an annotated bibliography; and illustrations.
 
"This is a precious re-creation, person who i am definite will entice many scholars and lecturers. William Davies King presents a considerate advent to lengthy Day's trip into Night—equally delicate to the main specific and so much encompassing of the play's materials."—Marc Robinson

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The Bald Soprano and Other Plays by Eugene Ionesco

By Eugene Ionesco

The prime determine of absurdist theater and one of many nice innovators of the fashionable degree, Eugène Ionesco (1909-94) didn't write his first play, The Bald Soprano, till 1950. He went directly to develop into an across the world well known grasp of recent drama, well-known for the comedian proportions and peculiar results that permit his paintings to be concurrently hilarious, tragic, and profound. As Ionesco has stated, “Theater isn't really literature. . . . it truly is easily what can't be expressed by means of the other means."

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