The Oldest Boy: A Play in Three Ceremonies

By Sarah Ruhl

Within the Oldest Boy, the most recent paintings from the visionary playwright Sarah Ruhl, religion and family members are positioned at odds while a three-year-old boy is famous because the reincarnation of a excessive Buddhist Lama. culture calls for that the boy commence the monastic existence once attainable, a revelation that anguishes his father, a Tibetan-born restaurateur, and his mom, a Midwesterner torn among her recognize for her husband's tradition and her maternal instinct.

The Oldest Boy makes use of track, dance, and puppetry to inform a narrative of mingling cultures, non secular looking, and parental heartbreak. With light humor and compassion it enacts the principal fight of any mother's event: accepting that loving additionally capacity letting pass.

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Shakespeare and the Force of Modern Performance

Shakespeare and the strength of recent functionality asks a significant theoretical query within the research of drama: what's the dating among the dramatic textual content and the meanings of functionality? W.B. Worthen argues that the textual content can't govern the strength of its functionality. in its place, the textual content turns into major purely as embodied within the altering conventions of its functionality. Worthen explores this knowing of dramatic performativity by way of interrogating a number of modern websites of Shakespeare creation. The e-book contains specified discussions of contemporary motion pictures and degree productions, and units Shakespeare functionality along different works of up to date drama and theatre.

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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 step 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 consistent 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 according to 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 consistent 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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Great Books Reader, The: Excerpts and Essays on the Most Influential Books in Western Civilization

By John Mark Reynolds

Nice Books courses became more and more well known between Christian schools, excessive faculties, or even domestic schoolers. This one of a kind publication is designed in the event you don't have the chance to wait any such software yet are nonetheless drawn to at once attractive with the Western Canon. It includes big excerpts from thirty of crucial books in heritage, with each one excerpt by means of an essay putting the paintings in historic and Christian context. Readers can research at once from such authors and thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, de Tocqueville, Freud, and Chesterton.

Selected as one in every of 2011's most sensible Books for Preachers by means of Preaching journal

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Monparnasse reçoit

By Yves Ravey

Andy et Willa emménagent dans leur nouvel appartement. C’est dans cet immeuble fréquenté par les cafards, avec comme voisines Eléonore, los angeles propriétaire, et madame Kornblique, l. a. couturière, que le jeune couple va construire son bonheur.
Mais voilà, il y a Fitch, pilier de cabaret au Dinosaure Siffleur, l’amant d’Eléonore, ou ex-amant, séducteur sur le retour, qui débarque un soir. Et Fitch, c’est le tournant dans l’existence d’Andy.
Brad Palance, prêtre à Saint-François-Xavier, a beau tout entreprendre pour convaincre Andy qu’il se fait doubler, personne ne l’écoute.
Nous sommes pourtant chez Monparnasse, le frère d’Eléonore, qui, lui, devrait détenir los angeles resolution. Ici, en effet, c’est Monparnasse qui décide de tout en définitive.

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William Shakespeare's Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set: Includes Verily, A New Hope; The Empire Striketh Back; The Jedi Doth Return; and an 8-by-34-inch full-color poster

By Ian Doescher

May well the verse be with you! go back once again to a galaxy a ways, far-off with this retelling of George Lucas’s megastar Wars® Trilogy within the type of the immortal William Shakespeare. This Royal Imperial Boxed Set comprises all 3 volumes within the unique trilogy: Verily, a brand new desire; The Empire Striketh again; and The Jedi Doth go back. additionally incorporated is an 8-by-34-inch full-color poster illustrating the full forged and corporate of this excellent creation.

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The Merchant of Venice (Folger Shakespeare Library)

By William Shakespeare

In The service provider of Venice, the trail to marriage is unsafe. To win Portia, Bassanio needs to cross a try out prescribed by way of her father’s will, deciding on thoroughly between 3 caskets or chests. If he fails, he may perhaps by no means marry at all.

Bassanio and Portia additionally face an impressive villain, the moneylender Shylock. In developing Shylock, Shakespeare turns out to have shared in a frequent prejudice opposed to Jews. Shylock could were considered as a villain simply because he was once a Jew. but he provides such strong expression to his alienation as a result of hatred round him that, in lots of productions, he emerges because the hero.

Portia is such a lot remembered for her cover as a attorney, Balthazar, specially the speech during which she urges Shylock to teach mercy that “droppeth because the light rain from heaven.”

The authoritative variation of The service provider of Venice from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and general Shakespeare sequence for college kids and common readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in response to the simplest early revealed model of the play

-Newly revised explanatory notes with ease put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s well-known strains and phrases

-An creation to studying Shakespeare’s language

-An essay by way of a number one Shakespeare pupil supplying a contemporary standpoint at the play

-Fresh photos from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s massive holdings of infrequent books

-An updated annotated consultant to additional reading

Essay via Alexander Leggatt

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s biggest number of Shakespeare’s revealed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from world wide. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger deals an entire calendar of performances and courses. for additional info, stopover at

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At Home at the Zoo: Homelife and the Zoo Story

By Edward Albee

'I've been to the zoo.' those beginning phrases usher the viewers into some of the most iconic performs in American theatre historical past: The Zoo Story.

More than fifty years later, grasp playwright Edward Albee (Who's scared of Virginia Woolf? and The Goat, or who's Sylvia?) wrote a prequel to his vintage. domestic existence comprises the occasions in Peter's lifestyles instantly previous his come upon with Jerry at the park bench and is each piece as robust because the unique. We meet Ann, Peter's spouse, and spot the dialog that forced Peter to head for that fateful stroll within the park.
For the 1st time accrued in a single quantity, Edward Albee's At domestic on the Zoo is a needs to for any theatre lover.

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