By Kenneth Pickering (auth.)
By Kenneth Pickering (auth.)
By Regine May
Regine might discusses using drama as an intertext within the paintings of the 2d century Latin writer Apuleius, who wrote the single entire extant Latin novel, the Metamorphoses, within which a tender guy is became a donkey by means of magic. Apuleius makes use of drama, in particular comedy, as a uncomplicated underlying texture, and invitations his readers to exploit their wisdom of latest drama in analyzing the destiny of his protagonist and the customarily comedian or tragic occasions during which he reveals himself. may possibly employs an in depth research of the Latin textual content and distinct comparability with the corpus of dramatic texts from antiquity, in addition to dialogue of inventory beneficial properties of historical drama, particularly of comedy, with a purpose to clarify a few positive factors of the unconventional that have up to now baffled Apuleian scholarship, together with the enigmatic finishing. All Latin and Greek has been translated into English.
By John Nichols
It's Greenwich Village within the early Nineteen Sixties, while ex-patriots, artists, and colourful bums are kings. A tiny stand promoting empanadas close to the nook of Bleecker and MacDougal streets is the heart 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 desires and girls, really a difficult little flamenco dancer from Buenos Aires. captivating and insightful, this deceptively uncomplicated novel is a story advised through a grasp. it's a clever coming-of-age tale, choked with pleasure and touched by way of heartbreak, that captures a unique time and position with striking empathy and humor.
By Neil Wechsler
Neil Wechsler’s Grenadine has been selected because the moment winner of the Yale Drama sequence. The play was once chosen by way of Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and contest pass judgement on Edward Albee. Grenadine is the fantastical tale of a man’s quest for romance within the corporation of 3 dedicated associates. Albee writes, “I discovered it hugely unique. . . . The questions the play asks and the solutions it proposes are provocative; the play stretched my mind.”
By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu
It's a Bilingual variation of chinese language and English.
By George Bernard Shaw
While Ellie Dunn joins a house-party on the domestic of the eccentric Captain Shotover, she motives a stir together with her selection to marry for cash instead of love, and the Captain's forthright daughter Hesione protests vigorously opposed to the pragmatic younger woman's selection. Opinion at the subject fast divides and a full of life argument approximately funds and morality, idealism and realism ensues as Hesione's rakish husband, snobbish sister and Ellie's fiancé - a prosperous industrialist - input the controversy. Written among 1916 and 1917 as battle raged throughout Europe, Heartbreak home is a telling indictment of the new release accountable for the 1st global battle. With its daring mixture of excessive farce and sour tragedy, Shaw's play is still an uncannily prophetic depiction of a society at the threshold of an abrupt awakening.
By William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate, Eric Rasmussen
"They don't love that don't express their love."
--Two gents of Verona
Eminent Shakespearean students Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen supply a clean new version of the vintage comedy of courtship and scrumptious rivalry.
THIS quantity additionally contains greater than 100 PAGES OF unique FEATURES:
• an unique advent to 2 gents of Verona
• incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and research with important evidence in regards to the work
• observation on previous and present productions according to interviews with best administrators, actors, and designers
• photos of key RSC productions
• an outline of Shakespeare's theatrical occupation and chronology of his plays
Ideal for college students, theater pros, and basic readers, those glossy and available variations from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new normal in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.
By Thornton Wilder
Our Town was once first produced and released in 1938 to large acclaim. This Pulitzer Prize–winning drama of lifestyles within the city of Grover 's Corners, an allegorical illustration of all existence, has turn into a vintage. it's Thornton Wilder's most famous and most often played play.
It is now reissued during this good-looking hardcover version, that includes a brand new Foreword by way of Donald Margulies, who writes, "You are keeping on your arms a good American play. almost certainly the good American play." furthermore, Tappan Wilder has written an eye-opening new Afterword, together with Thornton Wilder's unpublished notes and different illuminating pictures and documentary fabric.
By Einar Haugen
Ibsen's Drama used to be first released in 1979. Minnesota Archive variants makes use of electronic know-how to make long-unavailable books once more available, and are released unaltered from the unique collage of Minnesota Press editions."A dramatist for all seasons" Einar Haugen calls Henrik Ibsen during this sequence of lectures given in honor of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Norwegian playwright's delivery. utilizing a transformed model of the communications version built through linguist Roman Jakobson, Haugen presents a readable, succinct research of Ibsen's pondering and dramaturgy. He examines the ways that Ibsen the writer communicated along with his nineteenth-century viewers and is in a position, nonetheless, to maneuver and tell playgoers today.Haugen brings to this paintings a life of familiarity with Ibsen in Norwegian and in translation, and he attracts upon his personal adventure as a theatergoer and as an observer of pupil and viewers response to the performs. Ibsen's Drama will deliver excitement and a deeper knowing of the playwright to scholars and playgoers alike.Einar Haugen is Victor S. Thomas Professor of Scandinavian and Linguistics, emeritus, at Harvard college. he's writer, editor, or translator of many books and articles in linguistics, literature, and immigrant background, significantly The Norwegian Language in the US (1953), The Scandinavian Languages (1976), and Land of the unfastened (1978).
By Amy Tan
On an ill-fated paintings day trip into the southern Shan country of Burma, 11 americans depart their Floating Island lodge for a Christmas-morning tour-and disappear. via twists of destiny, curses, and simply simple human mistakes, they locate themselves deep within the jungle, the place they come upon a tribe waiting for the go back of the chief and the legendary ebook of knowledge that might safeguard them from the ravages and destruction of the Myanmar army regime.
Saving Fish from Drowning seduces the reader with a facade of Buddhist illusions, magician's methods, and lightweight comedy, whilst the absurd and picaresque spiral right into a gripping morality story in regards to the effects of intentions-both stable and bad-and in regards to the shared accountability that people needs to settle for for the activities of others.
A pious guy defined to his fans: "It is evil to take lives and noble to avoid wasting them. on a daily basis I pledge to avoid wasting 100 lives. I drop my internet within the lake and scoop out 100 fishes. I position the fishes at the financial institution, the place they flop and twirl. 'Don't be scared,' I inform these fishes. 'I am saving you from drowning.' quickly adequate, the fishes develop calm and lie nonetheless. but, unhappy to assert, i'm continuously too past due. The fishes expire. and since it really is evil to waste whatever, I take these useless fishes to industry and that i promote them for a superb rate. With the money I obtain, i purchase extra nets so i will be able to store extra fishes."