Category: Dramas Plays

Download E-books Selected Poems: Odes and Fragments PDF

By Sophocles

Sophocles' tragedies--from Antigone to Oedipus Tyrannus--are full of hugely wrought, bright, and emotionally strong poetry. but such a lot translations sacrifice the poetry to exhibit in basic terms the feel of the traces as dramatic speech. this can be the 1st publication in English to provide Sophocles solely as a poet, and the one quantity to bare the complete strength and sweetness of his verse. With a clean and constant realization to constitution, language, and rhythm throughout Sophocles' writings, Reginald Gibbons has translated a range of odes from Sophocles' surviving performs in addition to fragments from his misplaced works. What emerges is a certainly new experience of a Sophocles who used to be as a lot poet as dramatist. Bringing the Greek poet and his international unusually just about us, those translations additionally repair a feeling of the lengthy continuity of poetry. entire with an creation, this version finds Sophocles' poetic brilliance as by no means before.

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Download E-books Twentieth-Century Italian Drama PDF

This quantity of Twentieth-Century Italian Drama covers the interval spanning from the tip of the 19th century to that instantly following global conflict II, showing the wealthy breadth of Italian theater within the sleek age, from the comedic legacy carried on via such writers as Eduardo De Filippo to the fragile tragedy of playwrights like Federigo Tozzi.Included are seven full-length performs, 5 one-act performs, one kind caricature, and 3 futurist sintesi (sketches). short introductions previous each one play contextualize the piece in the numerous pursuits in Italian theater, and biographies of the editors and translators seem on the finish of the amount. an intensive bibliography bargains many feedback for additional analyzing in English.The playwrights incorporated are Gabriele D'Annunzio, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Ettore Petrolini, Raffaele Viviani, Pier Maria Rosso di San Secondo, Federigo Tozzi, Massimo Bontempelli, Achille Campanile, Italo Svevo, Luigi Pirandello, Eduardo De Filippo, and Ugo Betti.

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Download E-books Andha Yug (Oxford India Paperbacks) PDF

This can be a translation of Dharamvir Bharati's Andha Yug (1953), essentially the most major performs of contemporary India. Written instantly after the partition of the Indian subcontinent, the play is a profound meditation at the politics of violence and competitive selfhood. The motion of the play happens at the final day of the Mahabharata conflict and is targeted on a couple of bewildered survivors of the Kaurava extended family. The ramparts are in ruins, town is burning, and Kurukshetra is roofed with corpses and vultures. The surviving Kauravas are crushed by way of grief and rage. They lengthy for one final act of revenge opposed to the Pandavas. this is the reason while Ashwatthama releases the final word weapon, the brahmastra, which threatens to annihilate the realm, they decline to sentence it as ethically reprehensible.

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Download E-books Aristophanes: Lysistrata. Thesmophoriazusae. Ecclesiazusae. Plutus. (Loeb Classical Library No. 180) PDF

By Aristophanes

A brand-new translation of the world's maximum satirist.

With a signature type that's right away bawdy and gentle, in addition to a fearless penchant for lampooning the wealthy and robust, Aristophanes is still arguably the best satirist of all time. accrued listed below are all eleven of his surviving plays-newly translated by means of the prestigious poet and translator Paul Roche.

 

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Download E-books Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire (Bloom's Guides) PDF

By Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom

- accomplished analyzing and examine publications for many of the world's most vital literary masterpieces - Concise severe excerpts offer a scholarly assessment of every paintings - the tale at the back of the tale information the stipulations below which the paintings was once written - every one booklet incorporates a biographical comic strip of the writer, a descriptive checklist of characters, an in depth precis and research, and an annotated bibliography

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Download E-books Philosophy and Comedy: Aristophanes, Logos, and Eros (Studies in Continental Thought) PDF

By Bernard Freydberg

Aristophanes' comedies have stood the try out of time as a few of the maximum comedian literature ever produced. whereas there were a number of commentaries on Aristophanes and his international, before there was no systematic philosophical remedy of his comedies. In Philosophy and Comedy, Bernard Freydberg illuminates the philosophical insights in Aristophanes' texts through providing shut readings of Clouds, Wasps, Assemblywomen, and Lysistrata, addressing their comedian genius even as. Freydberg demanding situations notions that philosophy is better served by means of a sad disposition and arrives at a brand new evaluate of the philosophical value of comedy.

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Download E-books Arcadia: A Play PDF

By Tom Stoppard

Arcadia takes us from side to side among the 19th and 20th centuries, ranging over the character of fact and time, the variation among the Classical and the Romantic temperament, and the disruptive effect of intercourse on our orbits in existence. concentrating on the mysteries―romantic, medical, literary―that have interaction the minds and hearts of characters whose passions and lives intersect throughout medical planes and centuries, it truly is "Stoppard's richest, so much ravishing comedy so far, a play of wit, mind, language, brio and . . . emotion. it truly is like a dream of levitation: you are straight away aloft, hovering, banking, doing loop-the-loops after which, if you imagine you are approximately to plummet to earth, swooping to a steady landing of now not simply defined sweetness and sorrow . . . Exhilarating" (Vincent Canby, The long island Times).

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Download E-books La cantatrice chauve, suivi de La leçon PDF

By Eugene Ionesco

«Mme Smith : Tiens, il est neuf heures. Nous avons mangé de los angeles soupe, du poisson, des pommes de terre au lard, de los angeles salade anglaise. Les enfants ont bu de l'eau anglaise. Nous avons bien mangé ce soir. C'est parce que nous habitons dans les environs de Londres et que notre nom est Smith...»

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