Category: Dramas Plays

Download E-books Tonight at 8.30: Ten one-act plays PDF

By Noel Coward

This selection of ten one-act performs was once written by means of Noel Coward as a car for his personal appearing abilities in addition to an formidable try to revive the one-act play shape. First played in 1935, the performs completely exhibit Coward's skills as a playwright and his trademark panache for glowing, subtle, witty discussion. the quick shape additionally shows Coward’s versatility with subject matters that diversity from comical farce to darkish satire, performed out in plots approximately wrong identities, unconsummated affairs and love at the start sight. those performs are set among the Victorian period and the rising sleek interval of the Twenties and 30s.

 

This variation gains Coward's personal preface and an creation via Barry Day, editor of The Letters of Noel Coward.  Included are all ten performs initially written for the gathering: Red Peppers, We have been Dancing, Shadow Play, kin Album, The Astonished Heart, fingers around the Sea, Fumed Oak, methods and Means, nonetheless Life, and Star Chamber.

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Download E-books Moliere: The Theory and Practice of Comedy PDF

By Andrew Calder

The historical past of principles offers a big technique of knowing and reinterpreting the literature of the earlier. during this learn, Calder demonstrates this by means of employing the method of the comedies of Moliere. the writer outlines a brand new idea of classical comedy, which additionally applies to the works of alternative French writers, and gives an old reinterpretation of Moliere's so much tough performs: "Le Tartuffe" and "Don Juan".

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Download E-books Euripides, Volume III. Suppliant Women. Electra. Heracles (Loeb Classical Library No. 9) PDF

By Euripides

One of antiquity's maximum poets, Euripides (ca. 485-406 BCE) has been prized in all ages for the pathos, terror, brilliant plot twists, and highbrow probing of his dramatic creations. the following, within the 3rd quantity of a brand new variation that's receiving a lot compliment, are 4 of his plays.

Suppliant Women displays on conflict and at the rule of legislations. Euripides's Electra--presenting the recognized legend of a brother and sister who search revenge on their mom for killing their father--is a portrayal apparently varied from that of Aeschylus or Sophocles. Heracles exhibits the malice of the gods--and mutual loyalty because the human reaction to divinely despatched disaster.

David Kovacs offers us a freshly edited Greek textual content and a brand new translation that, within the phrases of Greece and Rome, is "close to the Greek and reads fluently and well."

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Download E-books A History of the Jana Natya Manch: Plays for the People PDF

By Arjun Ghosh

A heritage of the Jana Natya Manch chronicles the delivery and progress of the Jana Natya Manch (Janam), a Delhi-based radical theater workforce which has been energetic considering the fact that 1973. starting within the early Nineteen Seventies, while a gaggle of younger scholars in Delhi sought to proceed the legacy of the Indian Peoples' Theatre organization, the booklet takes an in depth yet serious examine a number of the stages within the 4 many years of the theatre collective. the writer has additionally captured inside those pages the functioning of Janam as a firm, its tools of attracting and coaching clean expertise, the method of scripting, interactions with mass organisations, the adventure of acting virtually skin-to-skin with its spectators within the dirt of Indian streets, and masses extra. This e-book isn't just a narration of Janam s historical past, improvement and functioning, it's also an try and throw clean mild at the perform of theater.

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Download E-books Woyzeck (German Edition) PDF

By Georg Büchner

Georg Büchner: Woyzeck

Edition Holzinger. Taschenbuch

Berliner Ausgabe, 2016, four. Auflage

Vollständiger, durchgesehener Neusatz mit einer Biographie des Autors bearbeitet und eingerichtet von Michael Holzinger

  • Entstanden: 1836/37.
  • Erstdruck: In: Neue Freie Presse (Wien), Nov. 1875.
  • Uraufführung am 8.11.1913 in München. Siehe auch die redaktionelle Vorbemerkung am Beginn des Werktextes.

Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe:

  • Georg Büchner: Sämtliche Werke und Briefe. Historisch-kritische Ausgabe mit Kommentar (Hamburger Ausgabe). Herausgegeben von Werner R. Lehmann, Band 1–2, Reinbek: Christian Wegner, 1967–1971, bzw. [2. Aufl.] München: Hanser, 1974.

Herausgeber der Reihe: Michael Holzinger

Reihengestaltung: Viktor Harvion

Umschlaggestaltung unter Verwendung des Bildes: Georg Büchner, Porträtzeichnung von Adolf Hoffmann

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Download E-books Plautus in Performance: The Theatre of the Mind (Greek and Roman Theatre Archive,) PDF

By Niall W. Slater

Plautus was once old Rome's maximum comedian playwright, Shakespeare drew seriously on his plots, and his legacy is wide-spread all through glossy drama. during this elevated version of his profitable publication, certainly one of America's most advantageous Classical students introduces functionality feedback to the learn of Plautus' historic drama. as well as the unique exact stories of six of the dramatists's performs, the method of functionality feedback, using conventions, and the character of comedian heroism in Plautus, this version comprises new reviews on:
* the induction into the area of the play
* the scripted imitation of improvisation
* Plautus's reviews on his earlier work
* the character of 'tragicomedy'.

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Download E-books How to Write a Play: Letters from Augier, Banville, Dennery, Dumas, Godinet, Labiche, Legouvé, Pailleron, Sardon and Zola PDF

By William Gillette

This publication used to be initially released ahead of 1923, and represents a duplicate of a massive ancient paintings, keeping a similar layout because the unique paintings. whereas a few publishers have opted to practice OCR (optical personality attractiveness) know-how to the method, we think this ends up in sub-optimal effects (frequent typographical blunders, unusual characters and complicated formatting) and doesn't competently protect the old personality of the unique artifact. We think this paintings is culturally very important in its unique archival shape. whereas we try to effectively fresh and digitally increase the unique paintings, there are sometimes circumstances the place imperfections equivalent to blurred or lacking pages, terrible images or errant marks can have been brought because of both the standard of the unique paintings or the scanning method itself. regardless of those occasional imperfections, we now have introduced it again into print as a part of our ongoing worldwide e-book protection dedication, delivering shoppers with entry to the very best old reprints. We savour your knowing of those occasional imperfections, and basically wish you take pleasure in seeing the publication in a layout as shut as attainable to that meant through the unique writer.

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