Category: Theatre

  • Chaos as Usual: Conversations About Rainer Werner Fassbinder by Marion Schmid, Herbert Gehr, Juliane Lorenz

    By Marion Schmid, Herbert Gehr, Juliane Lorenz

    (Applause Books). Rainer Werner Fassbiner left at the back of a literary and cinematic legacy which holds a special position within the heritage of ecu movie and within the tradition of the 20th century. It advanced because the expression of an period, among 1966 and 1982, in a rustic which was once then one other Germany and which now not exists.
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  • Der Dude und sein Zen Meister: Das Leben, die Liebe und wie by Jeff Bridges

    By Jeff Bridges

    Der Dude alias the large Lebowski ist der wohl trägste Mensch von l. a.. Ein schlaffer Alt-Hippie in Sandalen und Bademantel, der sich ausschließlich von White-Russian-Cocktails ernährt, am liebsten Walgesänge hört und auch den Joint nur selten aus der Hand legt. was once hat so einer mit dem "echten" Schauspieler, Künstler, Musiker und Oscar-Preisträger Jeff Bridges zu tun? Die Antwort gibt der prominente Schauspieler selbst: Jeff Bridges ist der Dude! Hier äußert sich der für seine Zurückhaltung bekannte Schauspieler im Gespräch mit Bernie Glassman zum ersten Mal über sein Leben, seine Filme und seine Familie.
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  • The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works (2nd Edition) by William Shakespeare

    By William Shakespeare

    Hailed by means of The Washington submit as "a definitive synthesis of the simplest editions" and by way of the days of London as "a monument to Shakespearean scholarship," The Oxford Shakespeare is the final word anthology of the Bard's paintings: the main authoritative variation of the performs and poems ever released.

    Now, nearly 20 years after the unique quantity, Oxford is proud to announce a completely up-to-date moment version, together with for the 1st time the texts of The Reign of Edward III and Sir Thomas extra, spotting those performs formally as real works through Shakespeare. this gorgeous assortment is the fabricated from years of full-time study by way of a crew of British and American students and represents the main thorough exam ever undertaken of the character and authority of Shakespeare's paintings.

    The editors reconsidered each aspect of the textual content within the mild of recent scholarship they usually completely re-examined the earliest published types of the performs, firmly setting up the canon and chronological order of composition. All degree instructions were reconsidered in gentle of unique staging, and lots of new instructions for crucial motion were additional.

    This impressive quantity additionally contains a short creation to every paintings in addition to an illuminating normal creation.

    Finally, the editors have further a wealth of secondary fabric, together with an essay on language, an inventory of latest allusions to Shakespeare, an index of Shakespearean characters, a word list, a consolidated bibliography, and an index of first strains of the Sonnets. Compiled by means of the world's major gurus, jam-packed with details, and attractively designed, The Oxford Shakespeare is the most reliable of Shakespearean anthologies.
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  • Il teatro greco. Commedie (BUR Radici)

    Non si può dire di conoscere il teatro greco se non si sono lette, assieme ai grandi tragici, anche le opere di Aristofane e Menandro. In questo quantity è in line with l. a. prima volta riunito il teatro comico greco superstite e ancor oggi rappresentato nei teatri di tutto il mondo: gli undici capolavori di Aristofane, insuperabili in step with vis polemica, esuberanza del linguaggio e invenzione drammatica, e le opere di Menandro, iniziatore di una commedia che tralascia le grandi battaglie politiche e ideologiche in line with ripiegare sugli affetti e sui valori individuali, antesignana e ispiratrice del moderno teatro borghese. Come e forse più delle tragedie, l'evoluzione del genere comico rispecchia il percorso spirituale di un'intera civiltà. I testi sono preceduti da un saggio di Guido Paduano, scritto appositamente in keeping with questa edizione. Una selezionata bibliografi a guida il lettore nella sterminata letteratura critica. Le traduzioni, sempre briose e aderenti al salace linguaggio comico greco, sono opera di specialisti del teatro antico, tra cui lo stesso Paduano, Alessandro Grilli e Rosanna Lauriola.
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  • The Tragedies of William Shakespeare by Kathleen Kuiper

    By Kathleen Kuiper

    Shakespeare's reward for writing tragedies used to be robust certainly. His skill to create epic tragic characters—think Hamlet, Lear, and the star-crossed Romeo and Juliet—and eventualities is almost unrivalled. Readers study the Bard's significant tragedies and their importance, and comment on the nation of theatre and dramatic functionality in Shakespeare's England for solid degree.
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  • Russian Literature of the 1920s: An Anthology by Mikhail Bulgakov, Boris Pasternak, Isaac Babel, Anna

    By Mikhail Bulgakov, Boris Pasternak, Isaac Babel, Anna Akhmatova, Veniamin Kaverin, Osip Mandelstam, Evgeny Zamyatin, Vsevolod Ivanov, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Yury Olesha, Boris Pilnyak, Andrei Platonov, Ilf and Petrov, Alexander Blok, Nikolai Gumilyov, Marina is the results of numerous anthologies like this person who bring about a familiarity with russian literature that makes it tough to obtain options one hasn't already heard of. with the addition of utilizing a actual library as soon as in awhile, it turns into challenging to obtain concepts that one hasn't already read....

    i have reproduced the desk of contents below...

    i may perhaps choose to add a few extra Anna Akhmatova, because it turns out that she has been uploaded to the tracker through another individual, there's a request out for a e-book containing feedback on Akhmatova, and there has been even a remark left approximately Akhmatova being a "wonderful writer"...i used to be relatively stunned to work out the comment--not since it is inaccurate, yet since it used to be there at all.

    INTRODUCTION (Robert A. Maguire) vii
    We 3
    Shields and Candles 141
    Armored-Train 14-69 151
    In the relaxation domestic 217
    Without a fatherland 219
    My First Goose 221
    The deadly Eggs 226
    The Bathhouse 289
    What the Nightingale Sang 292
    The Chain 309
    Mahogany 315
    Makar the uncertain 353
    How Robinson was once Created 371


    THE SMITHY 457

    The Bedbug 467
    Diary: 1920 503
    Literary Moscow: The beginning of Plot 515
    Humanism and the current 519
    Moscow within the Twenties 521
    On Serafimovich 529
    On Serafimovich 531

    A Slap within the Face of Public flavor 542
    The Morning of Acmeism 543
    What is Lef struggling with For? 547
    VAPP Platform 550
    On social gathering coverage within the box of Belles-Lettres
    Letters to the executive 555

    from the again of the book:

    This is the first anthology committed to the prose and poetry of the
    richest and such a lot assorted interval of Soviet literature. The anthology covers
    the interval from earlier than the Revolution to the top of NEP and the beginning
    of the First Five-year Plan.
    From Zamyatin’s incredible science-fiction satire Weto Mayakovsky’s
    comedy The Bedbug(both supplied in new, actual translations), such a lot of
    the works integrated right here turned classics of twentieth-century Soviet
    Russian literature. kinds variety from the sleek dislocations of the
    Futurist poet Khlebnikov to Ivanov’s Socialist-realist vintage, Arm ored
    Train 14-69.
    While the fabric is tremendous various, sure issues resurface
    again and back, leader between them the query of what used to be misplaced within the
    Revolution as in comparison to what was once won. In the works of Pilnyak,
    Mandelstam, Babel and Platonov, we see a really actual obstacle that tradition
    itself was once thrown out alongside with the previous global. At the comparable time, those
    writers consider the power, power and justice of the Revolution—and this
    ambivalence fuels their paintings. In those years specially all writers might
    afford to argue either facet of the problem with a good measure of sincerity. because the
    documents integrated convey, regardless of all the manifestoes, the celebration had
    decided to allow a number of the literary teams struggle it out between themselves, and
    the background of the literary press during this interval exhibits that they did simply that.
    Themes which may move underground in the course of the Thirties are very
    striking the following: the inspiration that violence is occasionally either valuable and
    attractive (Blok, Babel, Ivanov, Serafimovich, Zamyatin), anger at the
    ways during which craftsmanship is destroyed and inefficiency rewarded within the
    name of political correctness (Pilnyak, Platonov), and lyrical melancholy
    (Mayakovsky, Esenin, Akhmatova).
    “All significant genres have been being cultivated. And a lot o f this literature
    still comes throughout as clean and invigorating. One cause is that it offers with
    issues we have come to imagine o f as quintessentially “modern,” matters like
    the caliber o f existence in industrialized societies, the financial ruin o f previous values,
    or savagery masquerading as civilization. Such matters are the very stuff o f
    twentieth-century literature, o f path; yet in the context o f the Soviet
    1920s, they grew to become intensified and sufficiently defamiliarized to make an
    even higher effect on the overseas reader. For example, the novel We
    compellingly demonstrates that the subject matter o f 1984 was once now not invented by
    Orwell, yet have been forged in its now chillingly widely used phrases via Zamyatin
    in 1920.”
    From the creation through Robert A. Maguire
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  • John Cage's Theatre Pieces by William Fetterman

    By William Fetterman

    Publish 12 months note: First released August 1st 1996

    The experimental composer John Cage (1912-1992) is better recognized for his works in percussion, ready piano, and digital track, yet he's additionally said to be essentially the most major figures in twentieth century theatre. In Cage's paintings in theatre composition there's a blurring of the differences among tune, dance, literature, paintings and way of life. right here, William Fetterman examines nearly all of these compositions through Cage that are audial in addition to visible in content material, starting together with his first paintings during this style in 1952, and carrying on with via 1992.

    Much of the data during this examine comes from formerly undocumented fabric chanced on one of the unpublished ratings and notes of Cage and his widespread collaborator David Tudor, in addition to author's interviews with Cage and with members heavily linked to his paintings, together with David Tudor, Merce Cunningham, Bonnie chicken, Mary Caroline Richards, and Ellsworth Snyder.
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  • Le Cid by Pierre Corneille

    By Pierre Corneille

    " Un héros qui s'éveille doit avoir l. a. splendeur d'un soleil levant " lisait-on dans un ouvrage anonyme publié à Madrid en 1637, l'année où fut créé Le Cid. Ce héros splendide, ce pourrait être Rodrigue, qui par un coup d'éclat et quelques coups d'épée triomphe de tous les stumbling blocks, dresses à lui tous les coeurs et s'élève au-dessus de l. a. loi commune. Mais ce héros pourrait aussi bien être Corneille, qui à l'aube de sa trente et unième année, avec Le Cid, s'affranchit de toutes les règles et s'affirme comme l'un des plus grands dramaturges de son siècle.
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  • Mario Lanza: Tenor in Exile (Amadeus) by Roland L. Bessette

    By Roland L. Bessette

    Greater than forty years after his untimely dying, the mystique of Mario Lanza maintains. He continues to be a mythical determine, a crossover icon embraced and remembered by way of a whole iteration for bridging the space among renowned and classical track, the said concept of latest 3 Tenors. Bessette tells his tale with a novelist's eye for the inherent tragedy of Lanza's short lifestyles, the contradictory points of his character, his ardour for all times, and his self-destructiveness. HARDCOVER.
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  • Oleanna: A Play by David Mamet

    By David Mamet

    Publish 12 months note: First released in 1993

    In David Mamet's most up-to-date play, a male university teacher and his lady pupil sit to debate her grades and in a terrifyingly short while develop into the members in a contemporary reprise of the Inquisition. harmless comments unexpectedly flip damning. Socratic discussion supplies strategy to heated attack. And the connection among a a little fatuous instructor and his probably hapless scholar becomes a fiendishly actual X ray of the mechanisms of energy, censorship, and abuse.
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