The Comedies of William Shakespeare (Shakespeare: His Work and World)

Examines the comedies of Shakespeare, together with ''The gents of Verona,'' ''As you're keen on It,'' and ''Measure For Measure.''
Title: The Comedies of William Shakespeare
Author: Kuiper, Kathleen (EDT)
Publisher: Rosen Pub Group
Publication Date: 2012/12/15
Number of Pages: 117
Binding variety: LIBRARY
Library of Congress: 2012029319

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A Delicate Balance

By Edward Albee

One among Edward Albee's such a lot celebrated works, A soft Balance premiered on Broadway in 1966 and received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1967, the 1st of 3 he has acquired for his paintings. The play revolves round filthy rich middle-aged couple Agnes and Tobias, who've their complacency shattered whilst their longtime associates Harry and Edna look at their doorstep. Claiming an encroaching, anonymous "fear" has pressured them from their very own domestic, those buddies carry a firestorm of doubt, recrimination and finally solace, scary the "delicate balance" of Agnes and Tobias's household.

In contemporary years, A gentle Balance has loved many and new wonderful revivals, operating now, together with a Broadway construction in 1996, which received the Tony Award for top Revival, and one other on the Alameida Theatre in London in 2011.

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The Theater of the Bauhaus

By Oskar Schlemmer

Few inventive hobbies were extra influential than the Bauhaus, less than the management of Walter Gropius. The paintings of the theater commanded distinct awareness. The textual content during this quantity is a free selection of essays by way of Oskar Schlemmer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Farkas Molnár (who in an illustrated essay stocks his imaginative and prescient of a complete theatre space), with an advent by way of Bauhaus chief Walter Gropius. initially released in German in 1924, Die Bühne im Bauhaus used to be translated by means of A. S. Wensinger and released via Wesleyan in 1961. It used to be ready with the complete cooperation of Walter Gropius and his creation used to be written especially for this edition.

From Bauhaus experiments there emerged a brand new aesthetic of level layout and presentation, a brand new notion of “total theater.” Its rules and practices, progressive of their time and much ahead of all however the such a lot experimental stagecraft this day, have been mostly the paintings of Oskar Schlemmer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and their scholars. Profusely illustrated and startling in its typography (the paintings of Moholy-Nagy), the 1924 quantity quick turned a collector’s merchandise and is now almost unobtainable. these drawn to the degree, the fashionable visible arts, or within the daring steps of the lads of genius who broadened the horizons of aesthetic adventure will enjoy that this translation is out there back.

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Tous Ceux Qui Tombent (French Edition)

Tous ceux qui tombent, pièce radiophonique en un acte pour onze personnages, a été composé d’abord en anglais, sous le titre All that Fall, en 1956, puis traduite en français par Robert Pinget en 1957. los angeles pièce diffusée pour l. a. première fois le thirteen janvier 1957 à l. a. BBC, puis en février 1959 à l. a. RTF, connaît un très grand succès.La radio est un média qui intéressa beaucoup Samuel Beckett. C’est sans doute cette réflexion sur le son en général, et non sur los angeles seule voix, qui l’amène à imaginer une pièce où les effets sonores vont jouer un rôle capital.« Jamais pensé à l. a. procedure du théâtre pour los angeles radio, mais au plus profond de los angeles nuit m’est venue une belle idée terrible pleine de roues qui grincent et de pieds qui traînent, d’essoufflements et de halètements, qui pourrait – ou pas – aboutir. »Samuel Beckett

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Complete Works of Seneca (Illustrated)

By Seneca

The best Stoic thinker of the Silver Age of Latin literature, in addition to educate to the notorious Nero, Seneca used to be additionally an complete dramatist, whose ground-breaking tragedies replaced the process theatre writing. the traditional Classics sequence offers eReaders with the knowledge of the Classical global, with either English translations and the unique Latin texts. For the 1st time in publishing heritage, readers can benefit from the whole works of Seneca the more youthful in one quantity, with attractive illustrations, informative introductions and the standard Delphi bonus fabric. (Version 1)

* fantastically illustrated with pictures in relation to Seneca's lifestyles and works
* good points the whole extant works of Seneca, in either English translation and the unique Latin
* Concise introductions to the essays and different works
* comprises translations formerly showing in Loeb Classical Library versions of Seneca’s works
* very good formatting of the texts
* comprises part numbers — excellent for students
* simply find the sections, epistles or works you need to learn with person contents tables
* comprises Seneca's infrequent physique of essays average QUESTIONS, first time in electronic print
* incorporates a bonus biography - observe Seneca's historic world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

Please stopover at www.delphiclassics.com to flick through our diversity of intriguing titles

CONTENTS:

The Tragedies
THE insanity OF HERCULES
THE TROJAN WOMEN
THE PHOENICIAN WOMEN
PHAEDRA
THYESTES
HERCULES ON OETA
AGAMEMNON
OEDIPUS
MEDEA
OCTAVIA

The Epistles
TO MARCIA, ON CONSOLATION
TO MY mom HELVIA, ON CONSOLATION
TO POLYBIUS, ON CONSOLATION
THE ethical EPISTLES

The Essays
ON ANGER
ON THE SHORTNESS OF LIFE
THE PUMPKINIFICATION OF THE DIVINE CLAUDIUS
ON THE FIRMNESS OF THE clever PERSON
ON CLEMENCY
ON THE satisfied LIFE
ON LEISURE
NATURAL QUESTIONS
ON BENEFITS
ON TRANQUILLITY OF MIND
ON PROVIDENCE

The Latin Texts
LIST OF LATIN TEXTS

The Biography
INTRODUCTION TO SENECA by means of John W. Basore

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Untold Stories

By Alan Bennett

“[Bennett] does what in basic terms the easiest writers can do—make us examine ourselves in a manner we’ve by no means performed before.”        —Michael Palin

 

Untold Stories brings jointly many of the most interesting and funniest writing through considered one of England’s best-known literary figures. Alan Bennett’s first significant assortment on the grounds that Writing Home includes formerly unpublished work—including the name piece, a poignant memoir of his family members and of growing to be up in Leeds—along along with his a lot celebrated diary for the years 1996 to 2004, and various different extraordinary essays, reports, and comedian items. during this hugely expected compendium, the this day e-book membership writer of The outfits They Stood Up In unearths a superb many untold secrets and techniques and tales together with his inimitable humor and wry honesty—his family’s unstated heritage, his thoughts of Peter cook dinner and Dudley Moore, and his reaction to the luck of his newest play, The historical past Boys.

Since the luck of Beyond the Fringe within the Sixties, Bennett has overjoyed audiences all over the world with writing that's, in his phrases, “no much less severe since it is funny.” The historical past Boys opened to nice acclaim on the Royal nationwide Theatre in 2004, successful a variety of awards, and is scheduled to open in ny urban in April 2006.

 

Alan Bennett has been considered one of England's prime dramatists because the luck of Beyond the Fringe within the Nineteen Sixties. His tv sequence Talking Heads has develop into a modern day vintage, as have lots of his works for the level, together with Forty Years On, The woman within the Van, A query of Attribution, The Madness of George III (together with the Academy Award-nominated screenplay The insanity of King George), and an variation of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind within the Willows. His newest play, The background Boys, gained a Tony award and Evening Standard and Critics Circle awards for most sensible play, the Laurence Olivier Award for top new play and the South financial institution Award in England.
A Kirkus Reviews most sensible booklet of the Year
 
Untold Stories brings jointly many of the most interesting and funniest writing by way of certainly one of England's best-known literary figures. Alan Bennett's first significant assortment because Writing Home comprises formerly unpublished work—including the identify piece, a poignant memoir of his kinfolk and of turning out to be up in Leeds—along along with his a lot celebrated diary for the years 1996 to 2004, and various different unparalleled essays, stories, and comedian items. during this hugely expected compendium, the Today publication membership writer of The outfits They Stood Up In finds an exceptional many untold secrets and techniques and tales together with his inimitable humor and wry honesty—his family's unstated historical past, his stories of Peter cook dinner and Dudley Moore, and his reaction to the luck of his newest play, The historical past Boys.
 
Since the luck of Beyond the Fringe within the Nineteen Sixties, Bennett has overjoyed audiences around the globe with writing that's, in his phrases, "no much less critical since it is funny." In Untold Stories, Bennett describes his mother's struggle with melancholy, his personal ailment and being savagely mugged in Italy together with his accomplice, Rupert Thomas. because the Daily Telegraph declared, "This thick e-book is so choked with good stuff they can promote it for two times the cost . . . 'All masterpieces are eloquent,' [Bennett] writes in a single of his art-historical items. 'Not them all are articulate.' Untold Stories is both."
"[Alan Bennett's] 1994 booklet, Writing Home, a suite of diary entries, prefaces to his performs and bizarre bits of literary journalism, used to be a shock top vendor in Britain, and now he has it up with Untold Stories, a fair better and extra various seize bag. It, too, includes prefaces and diary entries, and in addition e-book stories and introductions, what seem to be a few memorial-service tributes, a few lectures and essays approximately artwork (a specific ardour of Bennett's) and 3 striking, humorous and deeply affecting memoirs: approximately his family members, approximately getting overwhelmed up in Italy and approximately his very shut name with colon melanoma in 1997."—Charles McGrath, The long island occasions e-book Review
 
"Bennett has taken the vulgarity—not to mince words—out of confessional writing via his humor, compassion (for those that deserve it), and self-deprecation . . . the quietly penetrating decency of this massive publication is a real balm."—Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe
 

"Alan Bennett is surely the most well known writers of famous literary benefit in England . . . he's, briefly, a countrywide treasure, and the recognition of his occasional writings . . . is either a symptom and affirmation of that prestige . . . time and again during this e-book he demonstrates that nearly something that occurs to someone might be attention-grabbing, relocating and enjoyable in case you write approximately it good enough."—David inn, The New York evaluation of Books

 

"It's tempting to work out Untold Stories as a comedy within which the hero, after a lot difficulty, unearths lasting love and—fingers crossed—health. yet that might underplay the sheer (which isn't really regularly to claim natural) excitement of such a lot of entries. even if he is sharing a few of his favourite work with schoolchildren . . . or taking us via his scholar rooms (and goals) at Oxford, Alan Bennett will not be 'a joiner' yet he's brilliantly engaged—and engaging.”—Kerry Fried, Newsday

 
"[This assortment] is instructed with such honesty that it truly is heartbreaking and deeply relocating . . . Bennett's event is a reminder that the folks we deal with, notwithstanding they might by no means have made a lot of a stir on the earth, have nevertheless—for us—a price past expense . . . This piece can be required for all health-care employees, because it is a brilliant reminder of what it really appears like to be a sufferer and on the mercy of huge impersonal forces together with the health-care method itself and the fates."—Keith Monroe, Winston-Salem magazine booklet Review
 
"I have by no means learn a e-book of this size the place i've got became the final web page with such remorse. it truly is clever, expert, enticing, humane, self-aware, cantankerous and irresistibly humorous. you will have it to head on for ever."—John Carey, The Sunday Times (London)
 
"A nice success and a ebook of lasting price . . . this is often paintings of no suggest order, although subtly hid . . . it really is jam-packed with humour, with out pomposity or self-dramatisation. Bennett has continually been awake, like Thoreau, that the majority humans lead lives of quiet desperation, yet he additionally sees that they're humorous, and he has a matchless expertise for making them interesting."—Jane Stevenson, The Observer (London)
 
"Extraordinary . . . Bennett writes: 'I have by no means came across it effortless to belong.' After Untold Stories, i've got no hesitation in asserting he belongs to we all. And we are all grateful."—Cal McCrystal, The Independent

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Lysistrata and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

By Aristophanes

Three performs by way of the comic of historic Greece

Writing on the time of political and social main issue in Athens, Aristophanes was once an eloquent but bawdy challenger to the demagogue and the sophist. The Achanians is a plea for peace set opposed to the history of the lengthy conflict with Sparta. In Lysistrata a band of girls faucet into the extraordinary energy of intercourse which will finish a struggle. The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers, Socrates specifically, and displays the uncertainties of a new release within which all conventional non secular and moral ideals have been being challenged. 

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable by way of introductions and notes via wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Much Ado About Nothing (Folger Shakespeare Library)

By William Shakespeare, Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine

Much Ado approximately Nothing comprises particularly various tales of romantic love. Hero and Claudio fall in love nearly at the beginning sight, yet an interloper, Don John, moves out at their happiness. Beatrice and Benedick are stored aside through delight and mutual antagonism until eventually others choose to play Cupid.

The authoritative version of Much Ado approximately Nothing from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and time-honored Shakespeare sequence for college kids and basic readers, includes:

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

-Full explanatory notes comfortably put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

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

-An creation to analyzing Shakespeare’s language

-An essay via a number one Shakespeare student delivering a latest viewpoint at the play

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

-An annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay through Gail Kern Paster

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

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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 l. a. 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 los angeles 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 distinct – 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 l. a. cité à l. a. merci de ses ennemis. Michel Host nous donne une nouvelle traduction et model très réussie qui modernise les dialogues et les occasions pour les rendre available à notre génération. Une comédie audacieuse qui allie crudité du verbe, events burlesques et scènes osées : los angeles « grève du sexe » comme arme politique !

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