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Download E-books Plays by George Bernard Shaw PDF

By George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw demanded fact and despised conference. He punctured hole pretensions and boastful prudishness—coating his feedback with inventive and irreverent wit. In Mrs. Warren’s Profession, fingers and the Man, Candida, and Man and Superman, the good playwright satirizes society, army heroism, marriage, and the pursuit of guy by means of girl. From a social, literary, and theatrical viewpoint, those 4 performs are one of the most well known dramas of the age—as intellectually stimulating as they're completely enjoyable.
 
“My approach of joking is to inform the reality: it's the funniest shaggy dog story within the world.”—G. B. Shaw
 
With an creation by way of Eric Bentley
and an Afterword by means of Norman Lloyd

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Download E-books Ideal (Penguin Modern Classics) PDF

By Ayn Rand

INCLUDES THE NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED NOVEL

In print for the 1st time ever, writer and thinker Ayn Rand’s novel Ideal.

Originally conceived as a singular yet then reworked right into a play by way of Ayn Rand, Ideal is the tale of lovely yet tormented actress Kay Gonda. Accused of homicide, she is at the run, and he or she turns for support to 6 lovers who've written letters to her, each one telling her that she represents their ideal—a decent kin guy, a far-left activist, a cynical artist, an evangelist, a playboy, and a misplaced soul. every one reacts to her plight in his personal manner, their reactions a glimpse into their mystery selves and their real values. finally their responses to her pleas supply Kay the solutions she has been seeking.

Ideal was written in 1934 as a unique, yet Ayn Rand suggestion the topic of the piece will be larger discovered as a play and placed the radical apart. Now, either models of Ideal are on hand for the 1st time ever to the hundreds of thousands of Ayn Rand enthusiasts all over the world, giving them a distinct chance to discover the inventive strategy of Rand as she wrote first a booklet, then a play, and the variations among the two.

WITH AN advent via LEONARD PEIKOFF
 

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Download E-books This is Our Youth PDF

By Kenneth Lonergan

This Is Our Youth, Kenneth Lonergan's lacerating examine prosperous younger Manhattanites of the Eighties, depicts days within the lives of 3 college-age top West Siders who're from filthy rich households yet dwelling in doped-up squalor. Dennis—with a recognized painter father and social activist mother—is a small-time drug broker and overall mess. His hero-worshipping buddy Warren has simply hastily stolen $15,000 from his father, an abusive undies wealthy person. whilst Jessica, a mixed-up prep college woman, indicates up for a date, Warren pulls out a wad of debts and takes her off, awkwardly, for an evening of seduction. A wildly humorous, bittersweet, and relocating tale, This Is Our Youth is as trenchant because it used to be upon its acclaimed foremost in 1996.

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Download E-books The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 18) (Bilingual Edition) PDF

By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

It's a Bilingual version of chinese language and English.

中国广播电视出版社从台湾远东图书公司引进版权,出版了梁实秋翻译的《莎士比亚全集》中英文对照版,这是梁译本《莎士比亚全集》以中英文对照的形式首次在内地出版发行。梁译本的最大特点为:白话散文式的风格;直译,忠实于原文;全译,决不删略原文。除此之外,梁译本还有独到之处:一是加了注释。莎翁作品原文常有版本的困难,晦涩难解之处很多,各种双关语、熟语、俚语、典故也多,猥亵语也不少,梁实秋不但直译,而且加了大量注释,帮助读者理解原文。二是每剧前都加了序言。序言中对该剧的版本、著作年代、故事来源、舞台历史、该剧的意义及批评意见等均有论述。

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Download E-books Orestes and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Euripides, Robin Waterfield

Orestes and different Plays offers new translations of Ion, Orestes, The Phoenician Women and The Suppliant Women, performs that every one discover moral and political issues. Ion vividly portrays the function of likelihood in human existence and the dynamics of relations relationships.
In Orestes, the most well-liked of the tragedian's performs concerning the historical international, Euripides explores the emotional effects of Orestes' homicide of his mom at the participants involved, and makes the story resonate with suggestion to Athens concerning the possibility to democracy posed by means of political strain teams. The Suppliant Women is a observation at the politics of empire, because the Athenian king Theseus comes to a decision to exploit strength of fingers instead of persuasion opposed to Thebes. The Phoenician Women transforms the negative clash among Oedipus' sons into essentially the most savage indictments of civil warfare in Western literature by means of highlighting the private tragedy it brings.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from around the world. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different necessary beneficial properties, together with professional introductions via top professionals, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional learn, and lots more and plenty more.

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Download E-books Selected Plays 1999-2009: San Diego; Outlying Islands; Pyrenees; The American Pilot; Being Norwegian; Kyoto; Brewers Fayre PDF

By David Greig

David Greig: Plays 1 brings jointly 4 key performs by means of the playwright defined via the Daily Telegraph as 'one of the main attention-grabbing and adventurous British dramatists of his generation'.

In Outlying Island younger Cambridge ornithologists are despatched to a distant island. including its authoritarian leaseholder and his niece they realize an innocence that's approximately to be destroyed perpetually. San Diego deals an odd and infrequently nightmarish trip into the center of the modern American dream, weaving jointly tales of unlawful immigrants, of movie stars and whores, or even of the playwright himself. Pyrenees follows a guy stumbled on mendacity within the snow within the foothills as he attempts to piece jointly his identification. In The American Pilot a crash-landing in a distant valley in a far off nation increases questions about how the area sees the USA and the way the United States sees the realm.

The assortment additionally encompasses a trilogy of brief performs, Being Norwegian, Kyoto and Brewers Fayre, released the following for the 1st time.

Outlying Island
'I can't suggest it hugely sufficient . . . A wealthy, charged play, veering among the comedian and the poetic as innocence offers approach to experience.' Telegraph

San Diego
'A surreal and interesting piece of theatre . . . awesome . . . domestic and unsleeping from the legendary dream that's San Diego, the identify David Greig continues to be imprinted on our minds.' Independent

Pyrenees
'All the wit and intelligence of past works, probing away at issues which are either modern and timeless...A elegant, profitable, enticing drama, Greig's top to date.' The Times

The American Pilot
'One of the main intellectually stimulating dramatists round. A richly provocative new play.' Guardian

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Download E-books What Every Woman Knows PDF

James Wylie is set to make a stream at the dambrod, and within the little Scotch room there's an lousy silence befitting the party. James along with his hand poised—for if he touches a bit he has to play it, Alick will see to that—raises his purple head by surprise to learn Alick's face. His father, who's Alick, is pretending to be in a panic lest James may still make this flow. James grins heartlessly, and his hands are approximately to shut at the 'man' while a few intuition of self-preservation makes him peep once again. This time Alick is stuck: the unholy ecstasy on his face tells as simple as porridge that he has been luring James to destruction. James glares; and, too past due, his opponent is an easy outdated father back. James mops his head, sprawls within the demeanour such a lot conducive to suggestion within the Wylie family members, and, sticking out his underlip, settles all the way down to a reconsideration of the board. Alick blows out his cheeks, and a drop of water settles near to his nostril.

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Download E-books Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition PDF

By Tony Kushner

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Angels in the USA: A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes comprises Part One, Millennium Approaches and Part , Perestroika

“Glorious. A enormous, subversive, altogether striking masterwork…Details of particular catastrophes could have replaced for the reason that this Reagan-era AIDS epic received the Pulitzer and the Tony, however the actual cosmic and human obsessions—power, faith, intercourse, accountability, the way forward for the world—are as perilous, but as falling-down humorous, as ever.” –Linda Winer, Newsday

"A sizeable, excellent play... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting... a looking and radical rethinking of yank political drama." - Frank wealthy, New York Times

"A victory for theater, for the remodeling strength of the mind's eye to show devastation into beauty." - John Lahr, New Yorker

“An drastically notable paintings of the mind's eye and mind, a towering instance of what theater stretched to its complete strength can achieve.” -Philadelphia Inquirer

"Angels in the USA is the best drama of our time, talking to us of a complete period of existence and dying as no different play inside reminiscence. It ranks as not anything lower than one of many maximum performs of the 20th century." - John Heilpern, big apple Observer

“Some playwrights are looking to switch the area. a few are looking to revolutionize theater. Tony Kushner is that rarity of rarities: a author who has the promise to do both.” -New York Times

This re-creation of Tony Kushner's masterpiece is released with the author's fresh alterations and a brand new creation in party of the 20 th anniversary of its unique construction. the most venerated American performs in heritage, Angels in America used to be offered Tony Awards for top Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It was once made into an Emmy Award-winning HBO movie directed by means of Mike Nichols. This two-part epic, subtitled "A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes," has acquired hundreds and hundreds of performances all over the world in additional than twenty-six languages.

Tony Kushner’s performs comprise Angels in America; Hydriotaphia, or the dying of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, tailored from the play by way of Pierre Cornelle; Slavs!; A brilliant Room known as Day; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The clever Homosexual’s advisor to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’s movie of Angels in America and for Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln. His books include The paintings of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the current; Brundibar, with illustrations via Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: revolutionary Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon.
Among many honors, Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, Tony Awards, 3 Obie Awards, night general Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg extraordinary Playwright Award. he's a member of the yank Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he used to be presented a countrywide Medal of Arts via President Barack Obama. He lives in big apple together with his husband, Mark Harris.

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Download E-books King John & Henry VIII (Modern Library Classics) PDF

By William Shakespeare

“Mad international, mad kings, mad composition!”
—King John
 
in a single quantity, eminent Shakespearean students Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen supply clean new variants of 2 vintage histories: Henry VIII and King John.
 
THIS quantity additionally comprises greater than 100 PAGES OF specific FEATURES:
 
• unique Introductions to Henry VIII and King John
• incisive scene-by-scene synopses and analyses with very important proof concerning the works
• remark on earlier and present productions in line with interviews with best administrators, actors, and designers
• pictures of key RSC productions
• an outline of Shakespeare’s theatrical occupation and chronology of his plays
 
excellent for college kids, theater execs, and basic readers, those glossy and available variations from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new common in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

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Download E-books The Tragedy of Mister Morn PDF

By Vladimir Nabokov

For the 1st time in English, Vladimir Nabokov’s earliest significant paintings, written whilst he was once in simple terms twenty-four: his basically full-length play, brought by means of Thomas Karshan and wonderfully translated by way of Karshan and Anastasia Tolstoy.

The Tragedy of Mister Morn was once written within the iciness of 1923­­–1924, whilst Nabokov used to be thoroughly unknown. The five-act play—the tale of an incognito king whose love for the spouse of a banished innovative brings at the chaos the king has fought to prevent—was by no means released in Nabokov’s lifetime and lay in manuscript till it seemed in a Russian literary magazine in 1997. it's an astonishingly precocious paintings, in beautiful verse, touching for the 1st time on what could develop into this nice writer’s significant issues: excessive sexual wish and jealousy, the elusiveness of happiness, the ability of the mind's eye, and the everlasting conflict among fact and delusion. The play is Nabokov’s significant reaction to the Russian Revolution, which he had lived via, however it techniques the occasions of 1917 mainly in the course of the prism of Shakespearean tragedy.

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