Greek Tragedy and the Historian by Christopher Pelling

By Christopher Pelling

Tragedy used to be relevant to the adventure of being a fifth-century Athenian citizen. Tragedy explored primary problems with faith, of ethics, of civic ideology, and we should always count on it to be a imperative resource for the reconstruction and research of the Athenian suggestion and global. This selection of 11 papers investigates the tools and pitfalls of utilizing tragedy to light up fifth-century idea, tradition, and society.

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Edward Albee: A Casebook (Casebooks on Modern Dramatists) by Bruce Mann

By Bruce Mann

From the "angry younger guy" who wrote Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf in 1962, made up our minds to reveal the vacancy of yank event to Tiny Alice which unearths his indebtedness to Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco's Theatre of the Absurd, Edward Albee's different paintings makes it tough to label him accurately. Bruce Mann and his members procedure Albee as an innovator in theatrical shape, filling a severe hole in theatrical scholarship.

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Das lateinische Drama der Frühen Neuzeit: Exemplarische by Glei R.F., Seidel R.

By Glei R.F., Seidel R.

The Early sleek Age (15th-18th cents) observed the looks of an enormous variety of Latin performs. The papers gathered during this quantity examine exemplars of person dramas or complexes of dramas to supply insights into the basic constructions of the style, but in addition into ameliorations made up our minds through heritage, denomination and serve as. consciousness can also be paid to theoretical dramatic and theatrical texts which mirrored, followed and of their flip encouraged the advance of drama composition and level perform. ultimately, destiny examine components are indicated and want lists organize.

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The Empanada Brotherhood by John Nichols

By John Nichols

It's Greenwich Village within the early Sixties, whilst ex-patriots, artists, and colourful bums are kings. A tiny stand promoting empanadas close to the nook of Bleecker and MacDougal streets is the guts of the motion for the shy narrator, an aspiring author simply out of school. on the stand he falls in with a crowd of kooky outcasts from Argentina who introduce him to their raucous adventures, melodramatic goals and girls, rather a difficult little flamenco dancer from Buenos Aires. fascinating and insightful, this deceptively uncomplicated novel is a story advised by way of a grasp. it's a clever coming-of-age tale, filled with pleasure and touched by means of heartbreak, that captures a different time and position with notable empathy and humor.

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This is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan

By Kenneth Lonergan

This Is Our Youth, Kenneth Lonergan's lacerating examine prosperous younger Manhattanites of the Eighties, depicts days within the lives of 3 college-age top West Siders who're from prosperous households yet dwelling in doped-up squalor. Dennis—with a well-known painter father and social activist mother—is a small-time drug broker and overall mess. His hero-worshipping good friend Warren has simply rapidly stolen $15,000 from his father, an abusive undies wealthy person. while Jessica, a mixed-up prep university lady, exhibits up for a date, Warren pulls out a wad of money owed and takes her off, awkwardly, for an evening of seduction. A wildly humorous, bittersweet, and relocating tale, This Is Our Youth is as trenchant because it used to be upon its acclaimed most suitable in 1996.

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Farsa da Boa Preguiça by Ariano Suassuna

By Ariano Suassuna

About the writer (from Goodreads):

Ariano Suassuna (born João Pessoa, 1927) is a Brazilian playwright and writer. he's within the "Movemento Amorial". He based the scholar Theater at Federal collage of Pernambuco. 4 of his performs were filmed and he's one in all Brazil's maximum dwelling playwrights. he's additionally a major neighborhood author doing numerous novels set within the Northeast of Brazil. He got an honorary doctorate at a rite played at a circus. he's the writer of, between different works, the "Auto da Compadecida" and "A Pedra do Reino". he's a staunch defender of the tradition of the Northeast, and his works take care of the preferred tradition of the Northeast.

Sobre o livro:

A obra conta a trajetória do poeta e cantador Joaquim Simão e de sua mulher Nevinha, ambos à mercê de pessoas inescrupulosas, santos e demônios. São muitas as tentações e pecados que assolam o casal. Joaquim Simão sofre de três fraquezas: preguiça, poesia e mulher. Sua esposa tenta, em vão, convencer seu marido a trabalhar. Para desestruturar ainda mais a relação, Aderaldo tenta conquistar Nevinha. Já Joaquim Simão é assediado por Clarabela. A história é narrada e comentada por três santos: Manuel Carpinteiro, São Pedro e São Miguel.

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Rise of the Governor (The Walking Dead: The Governor Series, by Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga

By Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga

Winner of the 2011 Diamond Gem Award for alternate booklet of the Year

In the strolling lifeless universe, there's no larger villain than The Governor. The despot who runs the walled-off city of Woodbury, he has his personal in poor health feel of justice: even if it’s forcing prisoners to conflict zombies in an enviornment for the townspeople’s entertainment, or cutting off the appendages of these who go him. The Governor used to be voted “Villain of the Year” by way of Wizard journal the yr he debuted, and his tale arc was once the main arguable within the heritage of the strolling lifeless comedian publication sequence. Now, for the 1st time, fanatics of The strolling lifeless will become aware of how The Governor turned the fellow he's, and what drove him to such extremes.

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Anthony and Cleopatra (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

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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Thomas Middleton, Renaissance Dramatist by Michelle O'Callaghan

By Michelle O'Callaghan

Thomas Middleton is a huge English Renaissance dramatist, in league with Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, and Ben Jonson. identified for his darkish humor and wry therapy of sexuality, morality, and politics, Middleton is a consummate specialist dramatist, combining the visible and the verbal to stunning impression. Michelle O'Callaghan experiences the stagecraft of Middleton's significant performs. The playwright experimented with a number of genres—city comedy, tragicomedy, romance, and revenge tragedy. O'Callaghan figures how those performs paintings when it comes to the early smooth theater and dramatic genres, and she or he elucidates the wider cultural concerns shaping the performs. She additionally introduces the severe readings of Middleton's performs and their glossy performances, mapping how smooth critics, manufacturers, dramatists, and filmmakers deal with Middleton's darkish and tough works in our time. (1/1/10)

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Japanese Folk-Plays: The Ink-Smeared Lady and Other Kyogen by Shio Sakanishi

By Shio Sakanishi

Interspersed among the stately, slower-paced dance dramas of Japan's Noh theater are the pleasant comedian performs or interludes referred to as Kyogen. those short performs advanced from the bawdy skits that have been rousingly loved by means of the plebeian populaces of the towns in feudal Japan a few 1000's of years in the past whilst Noh itself was once a hobby and leisure solely reserved for the aristocracy. this present day they nonetheless offer pleasant reduction from the sustained and focused motion of the Noh play that has replaced little or no through the centuries. one of the a variety of varieties of classical eastern drama, the flowery motion and fantastic coloring of Kabuki has might be enabled it to be the main simply understood; and the Noh, in a few first-class translations, has develop into well known for its poetic attractiveness. however the Kyogen, both deserving of consciousness, have remained quite unknown. in simple terms now, with this re-creation of omit Sakanishi's very good translations, are they eventually available to the Western reader. For the particular Western theater-goer in Japan, those translations are necessary as aids to knowing and appreciating the comedian, occasionally outrageous, occasions within which the protagonists so usually locate themselves concerned. if you happen to have an interest within the performs from a simply literary viewpoint, they might good end up to be as captivating because the historic Greek comedies; while additionally they supply an perception into the existence and occasions of feudal Japan. In either shape and spirit those translations are exact renderings of the originals and bring to the reader the traits of earthiness, spontaneity, and sturdy humor which are inherent in all genuine people drama.

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