Category: Drama

Bug: A Play

By Tracy Letts

This darkish comedy occurs in a seedy hotel room open air Oklahoma urban, the place Agnes, a drug-addled cocktail waitress, is hiding from her ex-con ex-husband. Her lesbian biker pal R.C. introduces her to Peter, a good-looking drifter who may be an AWOL Gulf conflict veteran. They quickly start a courting that occurs nearly solely in the more and more claustrophobic confines of her hotel room. Peter starts to rant in regards to the conflict in Iraq, UFOs, the Oklahoma urban bombings, cult suicides, after which mystery govt test on infantrymen, of which he believes he's a sufferer. His delusions infect Agnes and the strain mounts as mysterious strangers seem at their door, earlier occasions hang-out them at each flip and they're attacked by means of genuine insects. Tracy Letts's story of affection, paranoia, and govt conspiracy is a thought-provoking psycho-thriller that combines terror and laughter at a fever pitch.

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Set in a seedy Oklahoma urban lodge room, the play facilities at the assembly among Agnes, a divorced waitress with a passion for cocaine and isolation, and Peter, a soft-spoken Gulf struggle drifter brought to her by way of her lesbian buddy, R.C. Agnes remains at a inn in hopes of heading off her bodily abusive ex-husband, Jerry, who was once simply published from legal. before everything, she we could Peter sleep platonically on her flooring, yet now not lengthy after she promotes him to the mattress. issues turn into extra complex as Jerry eagerly returns to the girl he likes to beat her up, anticipating to renew their courting. On best of that, there s a hidden malicious program infestation challenge that has either Agnes and Peter facing scathing welts and festering sores which has Peter believing this can be the results of experiments carried out on him in the course of his remain at a military sanatorium. Their fears quickly amplify to paranoia, conspiracy theories and twisted mental reasons.

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Clothes for a Summer Hotel: Play

By Tennessee Williams

This overdue play by means of Tennessee Williams explores the stricken dating among F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

The past due Tennessee Williams’s Clothes for a summer time Hotelmade its long island debut in 1980. the following Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, frequently visible as symbols of the doomed formative years of the jazz age, turn into halves of a unmarried inventive psyche, each one half alternately feeding after which devouring the opposite. Set in Highland medical institution close to Asheville, North Carolina, the place Zelda spent her final confinement, this "ghost play" starts off numerous years after Scott’s dying of a center assault in California. however the earlier is "still continually current" in Zelda, and Williams’s consistent transferring of chronology and combining of remembrance with ghostly re-enactment recommend that our genuine intimacy is with the shadow characters of our personal minds. As Williams stated within the Author’s be aware to the Broadway construction: "Our cause of taking amazing license with time and position is that during an asylum and on its grounds liberties of this type are relatively widely used: and likewise 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 fireplace that fed on artists combines symbolically with the fireplace that ended Zelda’s lifestyles.

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Brick Shakespeare: The Comedies—A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Taming of the Shrew

By John Mccann, Monica Sweeney

Discover 4 of Shakespeare's comedies like by no means before—with LEGO bricks! This booklet offers Shakespeare's most enjoyable comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado approximately Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Tempest, in a single thousand striking colour photos. This certain version of the world's most renowned performs remains actual to Shakespeare's unique textual content, whereas giving audiences an exhilarating new standpoint because the tales are retold with the universally liked building toy.

Get stuck up in hilarious misadventures as brick Puck leads the enthusiasts off course in the course of the brick forests of Athens. Watch Cupid kill with traps within the plot to marry Beatrice and Benedict. wonder on the altering disguises of the lads vying for brick Bianca's affections, and consider the churn of the sea as Prospero sinks his brother's send into the brick sea. those iconic tales leap off the web page with enjoyable, artistic units outfitted brick through brick, scene via scene!

This significant approach to storytelling offers new existence to Shakespeare's masterpieces. With an abridged shape that keeps unique Shakespearean language and smooth visuals, this ode to the Bard is certain to delight all audiences, from the main versed Shakespeare fans to younger scholars and beginners alike!

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Coming Up for Air

By George Orwell

George Bowling, the hero of this comedian novel, is a middle-aged coverage salesman who lives in a standard English suburban row residence with a spouse and youngsters. sooner or later, after profitable a few cash from a gamble, he is going again to the village the place he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he recalls from thirty years ahead of. The pool, lamentably, is long past, the village has replaced past attractiveness, and the vital occasion of his vacation is an unintentional bombing through the RAF.

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A Wounded Name

By Dot Hutchison

Ophelia Castellan isn't simply one other woman at Elsinore Academy. Seeing ghosts isn't a ability prized in destiny society other halves. even if she takes her tablets, the bean sidhe beckon, reminding her of a promise to her useless mom. Now, within the wake of the Headmaster's unexpected dying, the full academy is in turmoil, and Ophelia can not forget about the fae. in particular as soon as she starts off seeing the Headmaster's ghosts—--two of them--—on the college grounds. Her merely confidante is Dane, the Headmaster's grieving son. but at the same time she provides extra of herself to him, Dane spirals towards a sad fate—--dragging Ophelia, and the remainder of Elsinore, with him. you understand how this tale ends. but even within the face of yes demise, Ophelia has a call to make—and a promise to maintain.

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The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles' Antigone

By Seamus Heaney

In this striking new translation, commissioned via Ireland's popular Abbey Theatre to commemorate its centenary, Seamus Heaney exposes the darkness and the humanity in Sophocles' masterpiece, and inks it together with his personal glossy and masterly touch.

Sophocles' play, first staged within the 5th century B.C., stands as a well timed exploration of the clash among those that verify the individual's human rights and people who needs to shield the state's safeguard. through the conflict of the Seven opposed to Thebes, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, learns that her brothers have killed one another, having been pressured onto opposing aspects of the conflict. while Creon, king of Thebes, delivers burial of 1 yet now not the "treacherous" different, Antigone defies his order, believing it her accountability to bury all of her shut family. Enraged, Creon condemns her to loss of life, and his infantrymen wall her up in a tomb. whereas Creon ultimately is of the same opinion to Antigone's unencumber, it's too overdue: She takes her personal lifestyles, beginning a sad repetition of occasions in her family's history.

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Troilus and Cressida: Third Series, Revised Edition (The Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

A revised version of this fascinating and complicated play, up to date to hide contemporary severe pondering and level heritage. Troilus and Cressida is a tragedy frequently labelled a "problem" play due to its obvious mix of genres and its tricky subject matters. Set within the Trojan Wars it tells a narrative of doomed love and honour, providing a debased view of human nature in war-time and a level peopled by means of typically unsympathetic characters. The revised version makes a great textual content for examine at undergraduate point and above.

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The Comedy Errors (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 5) (Bilingual Edition)

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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