By Katie Cappiello, Meg McInerney, Jennifer Baumgardner
Whether used as a slur or reclaimed as an expression of self belief, the observe slut justifies rape, bullying, and the sexual double ordinary. through turns heartbreaking and hilarious, SLUT captures the genuine lives of youth and teenagers as they negotiate intercourse and the tough scapegoating that also hobbles woman sexuality and tool. This groundbreaking play, written in collaboration with big apple urban highschool scholars, and guidebook bargains groups and contributors concrete instruments to motivate switch and forestall slut. The guidebook comprises construction notes, a consultant for talk-backs, and provocative essays by way of Leora Tanenbaum, Jennifer Baumgardner, Farah Tanis, Jamia Wilson, between others, offering the assets to motivate switch inside our groups and ourselves.
By Michael Frayn
The Tony Award—winning play that soars on the intersection of technological know-how and paintings, Copenhagen is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime assembly among Nobel laureates to debate the atomic bomb.
In 1941 the German physicist Werner Heisenberg made a clandestine journey to Copenhagen to work out his Danish counterpart and buddy Niels Bohr. Their interact on quantum mechanics and the uncertainty precept had revolutionized atomic physics. yet now the realm had replaced and the 2 males have been on contrary aspects in an international warfare. Why Heisenberg went to Copenhagen and what he desired to say to Bohr are questions that experience vexed historians ever considering that. In Michael Frayn’s formidable, fiercely clever, and bold new play Heisenberg and Bohr meet once more to debate the intricacies of physics and to examine the metaphysical—the very essence of human motivation.
By Sanford Meisner, Dennis Longwell
This ebook, written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, follows an appearing classification of 8 males and 8 ladies for fifteen months, starting with the main rudimentary routines and finishing with affecting and polished scenes from modern American performs. all through those pages Meisner is delight--always empathizing together with his scholars and urging them onward, scary emotion, laughter, and growing to be technical mastery from his fees. With an creation through Sydney Pollack, director of "Out of Africa" and "Tootsie," who labored with Meisner for 5 years.
"This publication might be learn via someone who desires to act or perhaps delight in what performing includes. Like Meisner's means of training, it's the directly goods."--Arthur Miller
"If there's a key to reliable appearing, this one is it, principally others. Actors, younger and never so younger, will locate proposal and pleasure during this book."--Gregory Peck
By Jack Tillmany, Jennifer Dowling
Oakland has a wealthy theatre historical past, from the amusements of a gas-lit downtown gentle opera and vaudeville degree within the 1870s to the ornate cinematic get away portals of the good melancholy. Dozens of local theatres, as soon as the location of kinfolk outings and primary dates, stay adored stories within the lives of Oaklanders. the town can nonetheless boast 3 exceptional motion picture palaces from the golden age of cinema: the incomparable artwork deco Paramount, which now bargains stay performances and flicks; the stately Grand Lake gracing the sinuous shorelines of Lake Merritt; and the magnificently eccentric Fox Oakland, with its enforcing Hindu gods flanking the level. The Paramount and Grand Lake nonetheless stir the heartstrings of consumers with showings preceded by means of interludes on their potent Wurlitzer organs.
Readers and audiences have lengthy greeted As you're keen on It with satisfaction. Its characters are terrific conversationalists, together with the princesses Rosalind and Celia and their idiot, Touchstone. quickly after Rosalind and Orlando meet and fall in love, the princesses and Touchstone move into exile within the woodland of Arden, the place they locate new conversational companions. Duke Frederick, more youthful brother to Duke Senior, has overthrown his brother and compelled him to stay homeless within the wooded area along with his courtiers, together with the cynical Jaques. Orlando, whose older brother Oliver plotted his demise, has fled there, too.
Recent students have additionally grounded the play within the problems with its time. those contain primogeniture, passing estate from a father to his oldest son. As you're keen on It depicts severe clash among brothers, exposing the human soreness that primogeniture includes. one other standpoint matters cross-dressing. so much of Orlando’s courtship of Rosalind happens whereas Rosalind is disguised as a guy, “Ganymede.” At her urging, Orlando pretends that Ganymede is his loved Rosalind. yet because the epilogue unearths, the sixteenth-century actor enjoying Rosalind was once male, following the perform of the time. In different phrases, a boy performed a lady enjoying a boy pretending to be a girl.
The authoritative version of As you love It from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and primary Shakespeare sequence for college kids and common readers, includes:
-Freshly edited textual content in line with the easiest early revealed model of the play
-Full 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 recognized strains and phrases
-An advent to examining Shakespeare’s language
-An essay through a number one Shakespeare student supplying a latest viewpoint at the play
-Fresh photos from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s substantial holdings of infrequent books
-An annotated advisor to additional reading
Essay by means of Susan Snyder
The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s greatest choice of Shakespeare’s published works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from all over the world. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger bargains a whole calendar of performances and courses. for additional info, stopover at Folger.edu.
By Larry Kramer
Larry Kramer has been defined by means of Susan Sontag as "one of America's most useful troublemakers." As Frank wealthy writes in his Foreword to this new selection of writings for the display and level, "his performs are virtually journalistic of their commentary of the fine-grained documentary info of lifestyles ... which could good turn out timeless." The name paintings, the Oscar-nominated screenplay for ladies in Love, is a film "as sensuous as something you've most likely ever noticeable on film" (The big apple Times). The screenplay is followed by way of Kramer's reflections at the background of the construction, certain to be of curiosity to any pupil of movie. This quantity additionally contains a number of early performs, Sissies' Scrapbook, A Minor darkish Age, and the political farce simply Say No, illuminating the improvement of 1 of our most vital literary figures. "Since his screenplay for girls in Love, Kramer has been a prophet of psychic healthiness and disaster between us." -- from the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters quotation
A brand-new translation of the world's maximum satirist.
With a signature type that's straight away bawdy and mild, in addition to a fearless penchant for lampooning the wealthy and strong, Aristophanes continues to be arguably the best satirist of all time. accrued listed here are all eleven of his surviving plays-newly translated via the prestigious poet and translator Paul Roche.
Routledge guide of Asian Theatre is a complicated point reference consultant which surveys the wealthy and numerous traditions of classical and modern appearing arts in Asia, showcasing major scholarship in recent times. a global crew of over 50 participants offer authoritative overviews on a number of subject matters throughout Asia, together with dance, tune, puppetry, makeup and gown, structure, colonialism, modernity, gender, musicals, and intercultural Shakespeare.
This quantity is split into 4 sections covering:
- Representative Theatrical Traditions in Asia.
- Cross-Regional facets of Classical and folks Theatres.
- Modern and modern Theatres in Asian Countries.
- Modernity, Gender functionality, Intercultural and Musical Theatre in Asia.
Offering a innovative evaluation of Asian theatre and function, the Handbook is a useful source for lecturers, researchers and scholars learning this ever-evolving field.