Category: Dramas Plays

Download E-books Grillparzer's Libussa: The Tragedy of Separation PDF

By William C. Reeve

Reeve not just deals an in depth textual research of the drama from the point of separation yet indicates how Libussa and its writer healthy into the improvement of the historical past of principles in nineteenth-century Europe. He contends that Grillparzer's paintings displays Bachofen, Neumann, Nietzsche, Freud, and Lacan. utilizing Freudian psychoanalysis, Neumann's research of the feminine archetype, and anthropological reviews, Reeve argues that Grillparzer's tragedy portrays the fight among matriarchy and patriarchy, nurturers and warriors, and rural and concrete cultures. because Libussa proves not able to beat the gender bias of the following male topics, the play concludes with a symbolic assertion of masculine superiority as guy and girl stay intellectually and bodily aside. Reeve's research attracts parallels with Grillparzer's different accomplished posthumous tragedies, Ein Bruderzwist in Habsburg and Die Jüdin von Toledo, referring to his findings to the larger context of nineteenth-century German drama.

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Download E-books Dancing across the Page: Narrative and Embodied Ways of Knowing PDF

By Karen Barbour

An cutting edge exploration of figuring out via dance, Dancing around the web page draws at the frameworks of phenomenology, feminism, and postmodernism to provide readers an realizing of functionality reports that's grounded in own narrative and lived adventure. via debts of up to date dance making, improvisation, and dance schooling, Karen Barbour explores a range of issues, together with strength; activism; and cultural, gendered, and private identification. An intimate but rigorous research of creativity in dance, Dancing around the web page emphasizes embodied wisdom and mind's eye as a foundation for artistic motion within the world.

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Download E-books Pseudo-Euripides, Rhesus (Untersuchungen Zur Antiken Literatur Und Geschichte) PDF

The pseudo-Euripidean Rhesus is the one extant Greek tragedy in response to an episode from Homer's Iliad and a special witness for the historical past of the style within the 4th century BC. This new version, with creation and remark, discusses textual difficulties, language, metre and dramaturgy in addition to the mythological and literary-historical history of the play. it really is an quintessential relief for critical scholars of the textual content.

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Download E-books King Charles III: West End Edition PDF

By Mike Bartlett

Winner, 2015 Olivier Award for top New Play
Winner, 2015 London Critics' Circle Award for top New Play

Queen Elizabeth II is useless. After a life of ready, her son ascends the throne. A way forward for strength. yet easy methods to rule?

Mike Bartlett's debatable "future heritage play" explores the folks underneath the crowns, the unwritten principles of our democracy, and the moral sense of Britain’s most famed kin. Drawing at the type and constitution of a Shakespearean historical past play, King Charles III opened at London’s Almeida Theatre, directed by means of its creative Director Rupert Goold, in 2014, prior to moving to the West finish. This extraordinary, provocative play has stunned and extremely joyful audiences and critics alike, and may move to Broadway in Fall 2015.

"Dazzling... the main engrossing, exciting and insightful new background play in decades." - New York Times

"Outstanding and provocative... the main astounding, gripping and wickedly unique piece of lèse-majesté that British theatre has ever seen." - Telegraph

"Bold, tremendous and unstoppably entertaining... An clever, empathetic, relocating examine the facility and obstacles of the trendy monarchy... Theatre does not get far better than this." - The Times (London)

"Extraordinary... A meaty, hilarious, dizzyingly audacious country of the state political thriller." - Time Out London

Mike Barlett is an Olivier Award-winning playwright whose performs were visible at theatres together with the nationwide Theatre, Royal court docket Theatre, Bush Theatre and Sheffield Theatres within the united kingdom, and off-Broadway in New York.

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Download E-books Rome and the Mysterious Orient: Three Plays by Plautus PDF

Still humorous after thousand years, the Roman playwright Plautus wrote round 2 hundred B.C.E., a interval while Rome was once struggling with buddies on all fronts, together with North Africa and the close to East. those 3 plays—originally written for a wartime viewers of refugees, POWs, infantrymen and veterans, exiles, immigrants, humans newly enslaved within the wars, and citizens—tap into the combo of worry, loathing, and interest with which cultures, rather Western and jap cultures, usually view one another, continuously a effective resource of comedy. those present, available, and exact translations have changed phrases significant purely to their unique viewers, equivalent to references to Roman gods, with a hilarious, encouraged sampling of yankee renowned culture—from songs to motion picture stars to slang. Matching the unique Latin line for line, this quantity captures the whole exuberance of Plautus's highway language, bursting with puns, realized allusions, ethnic slurs, soiled jokes, and profanities, because it brings 3 hardly ever translated works—Weevil (Curculio), Iran guy (Persa), and Towelheads (Poenulus)—to a large modern audience.

Richlin's erudite advent units those performs in the context of the lengthy historical past of East-West clash and illuminates the function performed by way of comedy and function in imperialism and colonialism. She has additionally supplied precise and wide-ranging contextual introductions to the person performs, in addition to broad notes, which, including those excellent and provocative translations, will carry Plautus alive for a brand new new release of readers and actors.

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Download E-books Praise and Paradox: Merchants and Craftsmen in Elizabethan Popular Literature (Past and Present Publications) PDF

By Laura Caroline Stevenson

Compliment and Paradox explores the connection of language, literary constitution, and social ideology within the well known Elizabethan literature that praised retailers, industrialists and craftsmen. half I defines a canon of 296 well known vernacular works, relates the expanding approval for stories approximately tradesmen to the advance of the English economic system and the growth of the Elizabethan viewers, and discusses the social origins of the preferred authors. half II is worried with the switch of the product owner's literary snapshot from that of a grasping usurer to that of a 'businessman in armour' who defended his monarch at the battlefield and entertained princes at lavish banquets. half III discusses the switch within the literary picture of the craftsman, who ceased to be a clown or a insurgent and have become a 'gentle craftsman' who fought bravely at the battlefield whilst invaluable yet was once happier in his humble store, the place he sang, danced, and courted beautiful ladies.

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Download E-books Zero Tolerance and Other Plays: Disrupting Xenophobia, Racism and Homophobia in School PDF

By Tara Goldstein

In might 2007, 15-year previous Jordan Manners was once shot and killed within the hallway of his Toronto university. One month later, an research ended in a 595-page document entitled the line to healthiness. a couple of months later, in an try and galvanize dialogue in regards to the document between lecturers in Toronto, Tara Goldstein tailored the file right into a dramatic script known as 0 Tolerance.  Now for the 1st time, 0 Tolerance and different play scripts, misplaced Daughter and Ana's Shadow can be found as an anthology. The performs in line with the subjects of racism, xenophobia and homophobia galvanize mirrored image and dialogue concerning the studies of marginalized households in North the USA and will be utilized by educators who paintings with academics and adolescence in faculties in addition to college teachers who're educating classes in Anthropology, Cultural experiences, Diaspora experiences, fairness stories, Immigration experiences, Sexual variety reviews, Sociology, and Women's reviews.

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