Download E-books The Loom of Time: A Selection of His Plays and Poems (Penguin Classics) PDF

Kalidasa is the most important poet and dramatist of classical Sanskrit literature - a many-sided expertise of amazing scope and beautiful language. His nice poem, Meghadutam (The Cloud Messenger), tells of a divine being, punished for failing in his sacred tasks with a years' separation from his cherished. a piece of sophisticated emotional nuances, it's a haunting depiction of longing and separation. The play Sakuntala describes the love among a woman of Nature and King Duhsanta. this pretty combination of romance and comedy, transports its viewers into an enchanted global within which mortals mingle with gods. And Kalidasa's poem Rtusamharam (The accumulating of the Seasons) is an exuberant remark of the sheer number of the flora and fauna, because it teems with the energies of the good god Siva.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts stronger by means of introductions and notes through individual students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by means of award-winning translators.

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By Adam Rapp

In Essential Self-Defense, disgruntled misfit Yul Carroll takes a task as an assault dummy in a women's self-defense type and reveals himself mysteriously interested in Sadie, the repressed bookworm mercilessly honing her abilities on him. in the meantime, all's now not good at the unassuming Midwestern streets of Bloggs: with neighborhood little ones vanishing at an alarming price, our hero, his female friend, and a motley collection of poets, butchers, and punk librarians arrange to conflict the darkness at the fringe of city.

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Download E-books Henry IV, Part 1 (Folger Shakespeare Library) PDF

By William Shakespeare

Kinfolk relationships are on the heart of Henry IV, half 1. King Henry IV and Prince Hal shape one significant father-son pair, with Henry in depression simply because Hal lives a dissolute lifestyles. The father-son pair of Hotspur (Lord Henry Percy) and his father, the Earl of Northumberland, is in seeming distinction; the king envies Northumberland “his Harry,” wishing he might declare the gallant Hotspur as his personal. in the meantime, Hal has entered right into a quasi-father-son courting with a disreputable yet a laugh knight, Sir John Falstaff.

Another strand of motion facilities on nonetheless extra kinfolk relationships. Hotspur’s stand opposed to Henry specializes in Hotspur’s brother-in-law, Mortimer. Mortimer, who fought opposed to the Welsh magician Owen Glendower, was once defeated and captured and has married Glendower’s daughter. King Henry declares Mortimer a traitor whom he'll no longer ransom. Hotspur, in mentioning warfare on Henry, sees himself as struggling with for Mortimer, his wife’s brother.

The authoritative variation of Henry IV, half 1 from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and general Shakespeare sequence for college kids and normal 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 recognized strains and phrases
-An advent to studying Shakespeare’s language
-An essay by means of a number one Shakespeare student offering a latest viewpoint at the play
-Fresh pictures from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s significant holdings of infrequent books
-An annotated advisor to extra reading

Essay via Alexander Leggatt

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

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Download E-books Complete Works of Seneca (Illustrated) PDF

By Seneca

The prime Stoic thinker of the Silver Age of Latin literature, in addition to show to the notorious Nero, Seneca was once 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 international, with either English translations and the unique Latin texts. For the 1st time in publishing background, readers can benefit from the whole works of Seneca the more youthful in one quantity, with appealing illustrations, informative introductions and the standard Delphi bonus fabric. (Version 1)

* fantastically illustrated with photos on the subject of Seneca's existence and works
* beneficial properties the entire extant works of Seneca, in either English translation and the unique Latin
* Concise introductions to the essays and different works
* contains translations formerly showing in Loeb Classical Library versions of Seneca’s works
* very good formatting of the texts
* comprises part numbers — perfect for students
* simply find the sections, epistles or works you need to learn with person contents tables
* contains Seneca's infrequent physique of essays traditional QUESTIONS, first time in electronic print
* incorporates a bonus biography - detect Seneca's historic world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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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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By William Shakespeare

Henry V is Shakespeare’s most renowned “war play”; it contains the storied English victory over the French at Agincourt. a few of it glorifies warfare, particularly the choruses and Henry’s speeches urging his troops into conflict. yet we additionally listen bishops conniving for conflict to delay a invoice that will tax the church, and squaddies anticipating to harvest gains from the clash. Even within the speeches of Henry and his nobles, there are various chilling references to the human expense of war.

The authoritative variation of Henry V from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and standard Shakespeare sequence for college kids and normal readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in line with the simplest early published model of the play

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

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s recognized strains and phrases

-An advent to studying Shakespeare’s language

-An essay through a number one Shakespeare pupil supplying a contemporary point of view at the play

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

-An annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay through Michael Neill

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

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Download E-books Sartre on Theater PDF

By Jean-Paul Sartre

Approximately every little thing that Sartre has acknowledged or written in regards to the theater and his personal performs is assembled during this ebook. it's the just one of his books that he didn't compose as such. in contrast to events, volumes made from essays, lectures, and interviews which have been now not initially meant as a set both, this publication used to be now not Sartre's personal idea.
We steered it to him simply because we stumbled on, even sooner than our mixed annotated biography and bibliography, The Writings of Jean-Paul Sartre, was once released (in French by way of Gallimard in 1970), booklet of this type may fill a necessity and will be precious as a operating device either from the historic and documentary point of view and from the point of view of modern relevance.

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Download E-books Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore (Italian Edition) PDF

Dopo aver raccontato l. a. loro vicenda, i sei personaggi convincono il capocomico a rappresentarla, rifiutando in line withò l'assegnazione delle parti ai vari attori: essi vogliono rappresentare di personality il loro dramma. Subito viene sollevato un problema dal capocomico: l'assenza di madama speed, fondamentale according to l. a. scena nell'atelier. Il padre offre subito una soluzione: ricreare l'atelier in modo che madama speed sia attratta sulla scena. Infatti appare subito dopo los angeles madama, con grande spavento da parte di tutti gli attori, che scappano urlando. Iniziano subito l. a. scena in cui, con una parlata mezzo italiana e mezzo spagnola, los angeles madama annuncia alla figliastra l'arrivo di un cliente (il padre), fino all'arrivo del padre. Il capocomico, convinto dell'effetto della scena, fa subito provare agli attori. A causa dell'eccessiva artificiosità della rappresentazione, però, los angeles figliastra scoppia in fragorose risate, convincendo il capocomico a permettere che i personaggi stessi rappresentino se stessi sulla scena. l. a. rappresentazione continua fino all'arrivo della madre e all'arrivo di questa nella casa del padre con i tre figli. Nell'ultima scena, in step with cui è allestito un giardino, los angeles madre scopre l. a. bambina affogata nella vasca e, presa da orrore, scorge dietro un albero l. a. figura del giovinetto che, con occhi da pazzo e una rivoltella nascosta nella tasca, ha assistito alla scena. All'improvviso parte un colpo di rivoltella e il grido di disperazione della madre. Allo sconcerto degli attori, che non sanno se il ragazzo sia morto o meno, il padre grida l. a. verità di quegli avvenimenti.

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By Paul R. Laird

In 2004, the unique Broadway creation of Wicked earned 10 Tony nominations, together with most sensible musical. according to the best-selling novel via Gregory Maguire, the convey keeps to run on Broadway and has traveling businesses in the course of the usa and all over the world. In depraved: A Musical Biography, writer Paul Laird explores the construction of this well known Broadway musical via an exam of draft scripts, interviews with significant figures, and the research of fundamental musical resources similar to sketches, drafts, and accomplished musical scores.

Laird brings jointly a powerful volume of element at the production of Wicked, together with a glance at Maguire's novel, in addition to the unique resource fabric, The Wizard of Oz. This quantity additionally deals a heritage of the show's genesis in addition to examinations of the draft situations and scripts that show the show's improvement. Laird additionally explores Stephen Schwartz's existence and paintings, supplying an research of the composer and lyricist's paintings at the convey via tune drafts, sketches, and musical examples.

Laird additionally surveys the show's serious reception in ny and London, noting what number critics didn't have fun with its characteristics or expect its nice luck. the bizarre nature of Wicked's story—dominated via robust woman leads—is additionally positioned within the context of Broadway historical past. a special check out a winning Broadway creation, depraved: A Musical Biography might be of curiosity to musicologists, theatre students, scholars, and basic readers alike.

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This anthology is a radical advent to vintage literature if you haven't but skilled those literary masterworks. if you have identified and enjoyed those works long ago, this is often a call for participation to reunite with outdated neighbors in a clean new layout. From Shakespeare’s finesse to Oscar Wilde’s wit, this particular assortment brings jointly works as assorted and influential because the Pilgrim’s development and Othello. As an anthology that invitations readers to immerse themselves within the masterpieces of the literary giants, it's must-have addition to any library.

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