Passion Play (TCG Edition)

By Sarah Ruhl

Named one of many "Ten top performs of 2008" by way of The New Yorker

“Sarah Ruhl’s daring, creative, and ironic triptych [is] a meditation on devotion and its appropriation via the country. . . . Ruhl is an unique; a storyteller with a very good brain evolving her personal theatrical idiom.”—John Lahr, The New Yorker

“It’s a special type of morality play . . . a frequently wondrous paintings . . . with [Ruhl’s] personal precise lyrical combination of poetry, humor and grace.”—Frank Rizzo, Variety

Passion Play is Sarah Ruhl’s “biggest, such a lot formidable attempt but” (The long island Times), a three-and-a-half hour intimate epic, plunging the depths of the well timed intersection of politics and faith. Ruhl dramatizes a group of gamers rehearsing their annual staging of the Easter ardour in 3 assorted eras: 1575 northern England, ahead of Queen Elizabeth outlaws the ritual; 1934 Oberammergua, Bavaria, as Hitler is emerging to energy; and Spearfish, South Dakota, from the time of Vietnam via Reagan’s presidency. In each one interval, the gamers grapple in several methods with the transformative nature of artwork, and politics are by no means some distance within the heritage, as Queen Elizabeth, Hitler, and Reagan every one look, performed by way of a unmarried commanding actor.

Sarah Ruhl’s performs comprise Dead Man’s phone Phone, Eurydice, and The fresh House, which used to be nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her paintings has been extensively produced either during the kingdom and across the world, and she or he is the recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship.

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Lysistrata: Faisons la grève du sexe!

By Aristophanes, Michel Host

« Eh bien, les regrettez-vous, oui ou non, les pères de vos marmots, vos bonshommes mobilisés à Pétaouchnoque par l. a. guerre et l’armée... Je sais bien, moi, que vous avez toutes un mari qui a quitté los angeles maison. Et des galants, on ne voit pas los angeles queue d’un seul... plus l’ombre d’un amant ! Nous devons mettre fin à cette guerre ! Si je trouvais un moyen, seriez-vous d’accord pour m’aider ? (…) Très bien, je vais tout vous dire. Nous avons le moyen d’obliger nos maris à faire los angeles paix... et ce moyen, c’est de re-non-cer... au phallus ! à l. a. queue, mesdames ! » Alors qu’Athènes et Sparte sont en guerre, Lysistrata, belle athénienne rusée et audacieuse, réussit à convaincre les femmes de toutes les cités grecques de mener une « guerre à los angeles guerre » en se refusant à leurs maris et amants, les privant des plaisirs de l’amour, jusqu'à ce que les hommes reviennent à l. a. raison et cessent le strive against. l. a. représentation – que los angeles culture athénienne voulait exact – de Lysistrata se déroula durant les grandes fêtes annuelles de Dionysos de l’an 411. Elle coïncide avec los angeles Guerre du Péloponnèse où les cités dominées par Athènes s’étaient alliées à Sparte pour combattre leur oppresseur (431-404 avant J.-C.). C’est une période de problems bad agitée par les épidémies de 429 et le grand désastre de l’expédition de Sicile, conclue par los angeles trahison d’Alcibiade, durant laquelle l. a. flotte athénienne est décimée, laissant los angeles cité à l. a. merci de ses ennemis. Michel Host nous donne une nouvelle traduction et variation très réussie qui modernise les dialogues et les events pour les rendre obtainable à notre génération. Une comédie audacieuse qui allie crudité du verbe, events burlesques et scènes osées : l. a. « grève du sexe » comme arme politique !

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Théâtre complet 1

By Aristophanes

Remark rétablir los angeles paix dans une société toujours en guerre ? remark affronter les politiques démagogues, l’abus de procès, l. a. corruption des associations ? remark s’opposer à un penseur tel que Socrate, dont l’influence est si grande dans l. a. cité ?

Autant de questions qui sous-tendent les comédies d’Aristophane, où se déploie un humour subversif et truculent.

Avec Les Acharniens, Les Cavaliers, Les Nuées, Les Guêpes et los angeles Paix, Aristophane sketch les travers de l. a. démocratie athénienne du siècle de Périclès et donne au lecteur de notre temps une photo vivante de l. a. société vintage.

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The Member of the Wedding

By Carson McCullers

The novel that grew to become an award-winning play and an important movie and that has charmed generations of readers, Carson McCullers’s vintage The Member of the marriage is now to be had in small- structure exchange paperback for the first time. this is the tale of the inimitable twelve-year-old Frankie, who's completely, hopelessly tired of existence until eventually she hears approximately her older brother’s marriage ceremony. reinforced via energetic conversations together with her condo servant, Berenice, and her six-year-old male cousin — let alone her personal unbridled mind's eye — Frankie takes on a very lively position within the marriage ceremony, hoping even to head, uninvited, at the honeymoon, so deep is her wish to be the member of whatever higher, extra accepting than herself. “A brilliant learn of the soreness of formative years” (Detroit loose Press), The Member of the marriage showcases Carson McCullers at her so much delicate, astute, and lasting best.

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La Dernière Bande, suivi de Cendres

By Samuel Beckett

Se voir dans un miroir, voilà une disagreement immédiate avec soi-même relativement banale et, d'ordinaire, assez fugace. Le protagoniste de los angeles Dernière Bande va se livrer à une disagreement avec lui-même autrement troublante. « Viens d'écouter ce pauvre petit crétin pour qui je me prenais il y a trente ans, difficile de croire que j'aie jamais été con à ce point-là. » Chaque année, le jour de son anniversaire, Krapp enregistre un compte rendu détaillé de son état et de ses agissements durant l'année écoulée. Chaque fois, il écoute l'une ou l'autre des bandes enregistrées des dizaines d'années auparavant, et il l. a. commente. C'est dans cet éternel retour à son passé que réside maintenant sa seule lumière. Krapp, qui jadis déclarait ne plus rien vouloir de ce qu'il avait vécu, ne peut aujourd'hui exister que s'il parvient à être de nouveau ce qu'il fut : « Sois de nouveau, sois de nouveau. » Il lui faut surtout être encore celui qui, « quand il y avait encore une probability de bonheur », a vécu un quick d'amour.

- l. a. Dernière Bande : pièce en un acte pour un personnage avec magnétophone, écrite en anglais en 1958.

- Cendres : pièce radiophonique en un acte pour cinq personnages, écrite en anglais en 1959.

La traduction française de l’auteur (avec le concours de Robert Pinget pour Cendres) est parue en 1959.

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Sophocles II: Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes, The Trackers (The Complete Greek Tragedies)

By Sophocles

Sophocles II contains the performs “Ajax,” translated by means of John Moore; “The girls of Trachis,” translated by way of Michael Jameson; “Electra,” translated by way of David Grene; “Philoctetes,” translated by way of David Grene; and “The Trackers,” translated by way of Mark Griffith.
 
Sixty years in the past, the college of Chicago Press undertook a momentous venture: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that might be the last word source for academics, scholars, and readers. They succeeded. less than the professional administration of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, these translations mixed accuracy, poetic immediacy, and readability of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so full of life and compelling that they continue to be the normal translations. this present day, Chicago is taking pains to make sure that our Greek tragedies stay the major English-language models in the course of the twenty-first century.
 
In this hugely expected 3rd version, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. so much have rigorously up to date the translations to convey them even towards the traditional Greek whereas holding the vibrancy for which our English types are well-known. This variation additionally contains brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The kids of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia one of the Taurians, fragments of misplaced performs via Aeschylus, and the surviving component of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for every play supply crucial information regarding its first construction, plot, and reception in antiquity and past. moreover, each one quantity contains an advent to the existence and paintings of its tragedian, in addition to notes addressing textual uncertainties and a thesaurus of names and locations pointed out within the plays.
 
In addition to the hot content material, the volumes were reorganized either inside of and among volumes to mirror the main updated scholarship at the order during which the performs have been initially written. the result's a suite of good-looking paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to those foundational works of Western drama, paintings, and life.

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Behind the Burly Q: The Story of Burlesque in America

By Leslie Zemeckis

By the director of the hit documentary at the back of the Burly Q comes the 1st ever oral background of yank Burlesque--as advised by means of the performers who lived it, usually talking out right here for the 1st time. through telling the intimate and wonderful tales from its golden age in the course of the ladies (and men!) who lived it, at the back of the Burly Q unearths the real tale of burlesque, at the same time it reports a brand new renaissance.

Burlesque used to be one in every of America's most well-liked different types of reside leisure within the first half the 20 th century. Gaudy, bawdy, and magnificent, the indicates entertained millions of paying consumers each evening of the week. And but the legacy of burlesque is frequently vilified and misunderstood, disregarded of the historical past books.

By telling the intimate and outstanding tales from its golden age in the course of the girls (and men!) who lived it, at the back of the Burly Q unearths the genuine tale of burlesque, whilst it studies a brand new renaissance. Lovingly interviewed through burlesque fanatic Leslie Zemeckis who produced the hit documentary of an identical identify, are former musicians, strippers, novelty acts, membership proprietors, authors, and historians--assembled the following for the 1st time ever to inform you simply what fairly occurred in a burlesque convey. From Jack Ruby and Robert Kennedy to Abbott and Costello--burlesque touched each nook of yankee lifestyles. the horny exhibits usually poked enjoyable on the higher periods, at intercourse, and at what humans have been prepared to do within the pursuit of intercourse. unfortunately, some of the performers have for the reason that kicked the bucket, making this their final, and sometimes basically interview. in the back of the Burly Q is the definitive heritage of burlesque in the course of its heyday and a useful oral background of an American paintings shape. humorous, stunning, incredible, and heartbreaking, their tales will contact your hearts. We invite you to peek behind the scenes on the burly show.

Includes dozens of never-before obvious images: infrequent behind the curtain photographs and candid photographs from the performers' own collections.

Skyhorse Publishing, in addition to our Arcade imprint, are proud to submit a extensive variety of books for readers attracted to history--books approximately global conflict II, the 3rd Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the yank Civil conflict, the yankee Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, historic Rome, medieval occasions, the previous West, and lots more and plenty extra. whereas now not each name we submit turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're dedicated to books on topics which are occasionally missed and to authors whose paintings would possibly not in a different way discover a home.

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Attack of the Theater People

By Marc Acito

In praising “the witty highschool romp” How I Paid for College, the New York instances ebook Review stated, it “makes you desire there’s much more the place this got here from.” there's. during this hilarious sequel Attack of the Theater humans, Edward Zanni and his merry team of highschool musical-comedy miscreants stream to the mystical wonderland that's Manhattan.

It is 1986, and aspiring actor Edward Zanni has been kicked out of drama tuition for being “too jazz fingers for Juilliard.” Mortified, Edward heads out into the city jungle of eighties big apple urban and eventually lands a task as a “party motivator” who will get thirteen-year-olds to bop at bar mitzvahs and charms businesspeople as a “stealth visitor” at company occasions. while he unintentionally will get stuck up in insider buying and selling with a good-looking stockbroker named Chad, simply assistance from his staff from How I Paid for faculty can rescue him from a stretch in membership Fed.

Laced with the encouraged zaniness of vintage American musical comedy, Attack of the Theater People suits the massive hair of the eighties with a much bigger heart.

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A Companion to Greek Tragedy

The Blackwell spouse to Greek Tragedy presents readers with a basic grounding in Greek tragedy, and in addition introduces them to a number of the methodologies and the vigorous severe discussion that represent the learn of Greek tragedy this present day.

  • Comprises 31 unique essays via a world solid of members, together with up-and-coming in addition to special senior scholars
  • Pays recognition to socio-political, textual, and function features of Greek tragedy
  • All historic Greek is transliterated and translated, and technical phrases are defined as they appear
  • Includes feedback for additional studying on the finish of every bankruptcy, and a beneficiant and informative mixed bibliography

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Ruy Blas

By Victor Hugo

Dans l'Espagne de los angeles fin du XVIIe siècle, alors que l. a. monarchie est en proie au complot, un laquais se voit chargé, en mystery, d'usurper l'identité d'un grand seigneur, et de diriger le can pay. Ce laquais, c'est Ruy Blas, amoureux de l. a. reine qui forget about tout de ce travestissement... Créée en 1838, cette pièce est bien plus qu'une easy espagnolade. automobile, par le drame, Victor Hugo entend "ressusciter le passé au revenue du présent " : de l'Espagne de Charles II à l. a. France de Louis-Philippe, il n'y a qu'un pas. Et, comme dans Lorenzaccio de Musset, los angeles query centrale est ici celle du peuple, incarné par Ruy Blas - "le peuple, orphelin, pauvre, clever et fortress ; placé très bas, et aspirant très haut" (Préface). Œuvre hybride où Hugo mêle en virtuose chic et gruesome, tragique et cornique, et manie l. a. langue avec une aisance souveraine, Ruy Blas connut un succès sans précédent, et demeure l'une des pièces majeures du drame romantique.

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