Category: Drama

Half Girlfriend

By Chetan Bhagat

As soon as upon a time, there has been a Bihari boy known as Madhav. He fell in love with lady known as Riya. Madhav did not converse English good. Riya did. Madhav sought after a courting. Riya did not. Riya simply sought after friendship. Madhav did not. Riya steered a compromise. She agreed to be his half-girlfriend. From the writer of the blockbuster novels 5 element an individual, One evening @ the decision heart, the three error of My existence, 2 States and Revolution 2020 comes an easy and lovely love tale that may contact your middle and encourage you to chase your desires.

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The Magic Tower and Other One-Act Plays (New Directions Paperbook)

By Tennessee Williams, Thomas Keith

A significant selection of never-before-collected one-acts: "The top of my virtuosity used to be within the one- act performs. a few of that are like firecrackers in a rope" (Tennessee Williams).
Here are pix of yankee existence in the course of the nice melancholy and after, populated via a hopelessly hopeful refrain lady, a munitions producer ensnared in a love triangle, an overconfident mob dandy, a terrible couple who quarrel to conquer melancholy, a tender "spinster" enthralled by means of the impulse of uprising, and, in "The Magic Tower," a passionate artist and his spouse whose early life and optimism are usually not adequate to guard their "dream marriage." This new quantity gathers a few of Williams's such a lot exuberant early paintings and comprises one-acts that he might later extend to strong full-length dramas: "The lovely Trap," a happy tackle The Glass Menagerie, and "Interior: Panic," a gorgeous precursor to A Streetcar Named Desire.

The performs include:
     * At Liberty
     * The Magic Tower
     * Me, Vashya
     * Curtains for the Gentleman
     * In Our career
     * each Twenty mins
     * Honor the residing
     * The Case of the overwhelmed Petunias
     * Moony's child do not Cry
     * The darkish Room
     * the gorgeous seize
     * inside: Panic
     * nation of Earth
     * I by no means dress until eventually After darkish on Sundays
     * a few difficulties for The Moose Lodge

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Ideal (Penguin Modern Classics)

By Ayn Rand

INCLUDES THE NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED NOVEL

In print for the 1st time ever, writer and thinker Ayn Rand’s novel Ideal.

Originally conceived as a singular yet then reworked right into a play by means of Ayn Rand, Ideal is the tale of lovely yet tormented actress Kay Gonda. Accused of homicide, she is at the run, and she or he turns for support to 6 fanatics who've written letters to her, each one telling her that she represents their ideal—a first rate relatives guy, a far-left activist, a cynical artist, an evangelist, a playboy, and a misplaced soul. each one reacts to her plight in his personal approach, their reactions a glimpse into their mystery selves and their actual values. finally their responses to her pleas provide Kay the solutions she has been seeking.

Ideal was written in 1934 as a unique, yet Ayn Rand idea the subject of the piece will be larger learned as a play and placed the radical apart. Now, either types of Ideal are to be had for the 1st time ever to the hundreds of thousands of Ayn Rand fanatics around the globe, giving them a different chance to discover the artistic technique of Rand as she wrote first a booklet, then a play, and the variations among the two.

WITH AN advent by means of LEONARD PEIKOFF
 

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Plan de evasión

By Adolfo Bioy Casares

Adolfo Bioy Casares plantea en esta novela, a través de su imaginativa prosa,la duda de si un hombre encerrado en una celda puede sentirse al mismo tiempo libre y absolutamente feliz. los angeles notion que germina en l. a. tortuosa mente del gobernador Castel -amo absoluto de las islas de los condenados- es modificar ciertos elementos en los cerebros de los reclusos previamente elegidos, con el fin de otorgarles el poder de captar nuevas percepciones sensoriales. Plan de evasión, libro de pleno de símbolos, claves y alucinantes posibilidades, se mantiene fresco y vigente y es un importante hito en l. a. literatura argentina.

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Fairy Tales: Dramolettes

Three mini-plays by means of the German wunderkind and asylum-dweller.

Fairy stories gathers the radical verse dramolettes of the Swiss author Robert Walser. Narrated in Walser's inimitable, playful language, those theatrical items overturn conventional notions of the fairy story, remodeling the Brothers Grimm into metatheater, even metareflections.

Snow White forgives the evil queen for attempting to kill her, Cinderella doubts her prince and enjoys being hated via her evil stepsisters; the Fairy story itself is a personality who encourages her to stick in the confines of the tale. snoozing attractiveness, the royal family members, and its retainers usually are not satisfied approximately being woken from their sleep through an absurd, unpretentious, Walser-like hero. Mary and Joseph are greatly surprised via what lies in shop for his or her child Jesus.

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 2) (Bilingual Edition)

By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

It's a Bilingual variation 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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All's Well That Ends Well (Modern Library Classics)

By William Shakespeare

“A younger guy married is a guy that’s marr’d.”
—All’s good That Ends Well
 
Eminent Shakespearean students Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen offer a clean new version of this vintage play approximately gender, wish, and sexual love.
 
THIS quantity additionally contains greater than 100 PAGES OF particular FEATURES:
 
• an unique creation to All’s good That Ends Well
• incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and research with very important proof in regards to the work
• remark on earlier and present productions in line with interviews with major administrators, actors, and designers
• pictures of key RSC productions
• an outline of Shakespeare’s theatrical profession and chronology of his plays
 
Ideal for college kids, theater pros, and basic readers, those sleek and available variations from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new usual in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

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Un tranvía llamado Deseo / El zoo de cristal (Artes escénicas/Obras)

En este volumen se reúnen los dos primeros éxitos de Tennessee Williams, que irrumpieron en los angeles escena norteamericana con el propósito de «sustituir al teatro ya agotado de las convenciones realistas».
El zoo de cristal (1945), fue el primer intento de su autor de crear un «teatro plástico»: una «obra de recuerdos», construida alrededor de una pequeña familia empobrecida, cu-yos miembros se aferran al sueño o al pasado, y en donde l. a. supervivencia sólo será posible a través de los angeles traición, se presenta aquí en su texto unique, con indicaciones rara vez seguidas por los directores de escena pero muy expresivas del concepto poético de l. a. obra.

La mítica Un tranvía llamado Deseo (1947), cuyo primer montaje, dirigido por Elia Kazan, fue, según Arthur Miller, «el fruto más espléndido» del método Stanislavski, «una forma de realismo tan profundamente sentida que period capaz de manifestarse como estilización», es asimismo una tragedia sobre l. a. pérdida y l. a. locura, y sus personajes siguen justificando l. a. atracción y el poder que todavía ejercen entre el público y en todos los actores y actrices de nuestra época.

Thomas Lanier (Tennessee) Williams nació en 1911 en Columbus, Mississippi, hijo de un comerciante de zapatos descendiente de una linajuda familia sureña.
En 1918 se trasladaron a St. Louis. En l. a. época de los angeles Depresión, Williams trabajó en una fábrica, y, tras un paso no muy brillante por las universidades de Missouri y Washington, en 1938 se licenció en los angeles de Iowa.
Empezó su carrera teatral escribiendo piezas de un solo acto que le valieron en 1939 el premio staff Theater y una beca de los angeles Author’s League of the USA. Tras el fracaso de su primer estreno profesional, Battle of Angels (1940), combinó fabric autobiográfico y técnicas innovadoras en El zoo de cristal (1945), con l. a. que ganó el premio del manhattan Drama Critics’ Circle e inició una fulgurante carrera de éxitos: obras como Un tranvía llamado Deseo (1947), Verano y humo (1948), La rosa tatuada (1951), Una gata sobre un tejado de zinc (1955), De repente el último verano (1958) o Dulce pájaro de juventud (1959) son hoy clásicos insustituibles del repertorio contemporáneo. Escribió también ficción narrativa: los angeles novela La primavera romana de l. a. señora Stone (1950), y cuentos como los recogidos en La noche de l. a. iguana y otros relatos y Ocho mortales poseídas (1974). Murió en Nueva York en 1983.

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Schmidt Steps Back

By Louis Begley

Once we final observed Albert Schmidt Esq. (“Schmidtie” to all close to and dear), he have been expelled from paradise: his love Carrie, the Puerto Rican waitress 40 years his junior, had taken up with a blond big closer her age and doubtless the daddy of her baby—assuming it isn’t Schmidt. in the meantime, his merely proven baby, Charlotte, had proposed a truce of their perennially strained family members, which Schmidt accredited, regardless of its obliging him to renew dealings together with her repulsive husband and her mother-in-law-cum-psychiatrist, whose life’s paintings has been turning Charlotte decisively opposed to Schmidt.
 
The curtain rises on Schmidt Steps Back a few 13 years later: New Year’s Eve 2008, the sunrise of the age of Obama. Schmidt’s affection for the younger president-elect is boundless, and as he imagines a greater day for his state, he dares to pray there’s one for him too. It so occurs Schmidtie is readying his Hamptons residence for the stopover at of a woman from Paris: the impossible to resist Alice Verplanck, widow of his former legislation companion and absolutely a extra acceptable prospect for a guy now seventy-eight. yet there’s a heritage, and it’s advanced. in reality, Schmidt hasn’t noticeable Alice because the summer season of 1995, while he behaved like a brute upon learning a betrayal of types and mentioned her unworthy of his unstinting love and dedication. Alice is ultimately able to forgive him, yet she nonetheless doubts that Schmidtie can ever be content material. She calls for that he imagine hard and long approximately their earlier, and whereas he’s at it Schmidtie unearths himself additionally reviewing the reversals and tragedies that experience introduced him to an unimagined isolation and loneliness. with out kinfolk he can declare yet Carrie, now married and awaiting a moment baby, and in basic terms genuine neighbors left—his university roommate Gil Blackman and the irrepressible billionaire Mike Mansour—Schmidt sees in Alice’s imminent stopover at his final probability, ahead of the solar units at the Hamptons, for a lifestyles that's greater than basically staying alive.
 
without delay darkly humorous and deeply poignant, Schmidt Steps Back is the main emotionally nuanced installment of the drama that started with the acclaimed About Schmidt. this is Louis Begley’s best novel but.

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