Download E-books Notes on a Cowardly Lion: The Biography of Bert Lahr PDF

By John Lahr

With a brand new Preface through the Author

First released in 1969, Notes on a Cowardly Lion has tested itself as one of many best-ever exhibit enterprise biographies. Drawing on his father's reminiscences and at the stories of these who labored with him, John Lahr brilliantly examines the background of recent American express enterprise during the lengthy and wonderful profession of his father--the raucous low-comic big name of burlesque, vaudeville, the Broadway revue and musical, Hollywood videos, and the valid level. the following in wealthy element is Lahr evolving from low--dialect comedian to Ziegfeld Follies sophisticate, hamming it up with the Scarecrow and Tin Woodsman at the set of The Wizard of Oz, and debuting Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in the USA, which Kenneth Tynan referred to as "one of the main noble performances i've got ever seen." within the exam of Bert Lahr's persistent lack of confidence and self-absorption, the breakdown of his first marriage, and the affectionate arm's size he saved among himself and his adoring moment kin, John Lahr's publication additionally brings the reader nearer than the other theater biography to the non-public torment of a very good humorous man.

This variation of the e-book contains the award-winning essay "The Lion and Me," John Lahr's intimate reflections on relations existence together with his far away, brooding, yet lovely father. a firstclass stylist, John Lahr takes the reader past the magic of exhibit company to a stunning exam of the way a appearing self is built and staged sooner than the paying shoppers. either as theater heritage and biography, Lahr's booklet is superb.

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Download E-books Il teatro greco. Commedie (BUR Radici) PDF

Non si può dire di conoscere il teatro greco se non si sono lette, assieme ai grandi tragici, anche le opere di Aristofane e Menandro. In questo quantity è consistent with los angeles prima volta riunito il teatro comico greco superstite e ancor oggi rappresentato nei teatri di tutto il mondo: gli undici capolavori di Aristofane, insuperabili in step with vis polemica, esuberanza del linguaggio e invenzione drammatica, e le opere di Menandro, iniziatore di una commedia che tralascia le grandi battaglie politiche e ideologiche consistent with ripiegare sugli affetti e sui valori individuali, antesignana e ispiratrice del moderno teatro borghese. Come e forse più delle tragedie, l'evoluzione del genere comico rispecchia il percorso spirituale di un'intera civiltà. I testi sono preceduti da un saggio di Guido Paduano, scritto appositamente consistent with questa edizione. Una selezionata bibliografi a guida il lettore nella sterminata letteratura critica. Le traduzioni, sempre briose e aderenti al salace linguaggio comico greco, sono opera di specialisti del teatro antico, tra cui lo stesso Paduano, Alessandro Grilli e Rosanna Lauriola.

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Download E-books Cahier Déon PDF

By Laurence Tacou, Michel Déon

Acteur et témoin de plus d’un demi-siècle de vie littéraire, en France et hors de France – où il a résidé le plus souvent –, Michel Déon occupe une position singulière dans los angeles littérature française contemporaine. Par l’amplitude chronologique de son oeuvre tout d’abord (Adieux à Sheila, 1944 - Lettres de château, 2009) et l’extrême variété de ses moyens d’expression : romans, essais, livres de voyage, mais aussi pièces de théâtre, journalisme, critique littéraire et dramatique, scénarios. C’est aussi un grand Européen qui a partagé sa vie entre l. a. Grèce, l’Irlande, le Portugal, l’Italie et l. a. France. L’omniprésence de ces cultures au sein de cette panoplie littéraire hors du commun révèle l’amplitude d’un rêve intérieur qui témoigne d’une curiosité insatiable pour les êtres et los angeles littérature, autant de signes d’une générosité intellectuelle peut-être sans égale dans sa génération.

Ce Cahier se suggest de mettre en point of view un grand nombre d’inédits ou de textes rares de Michel Déon, à côté des témoignages d’écrivains et amis : M. Kundera, C. de Rivoyre, F. Marceau, J. d’Ormesson, E. Carrère, F. Vitoux, Y. Reza, P. Morand, A. Blondin... Des correspondances inédites de J. Anouilh, J. Chardonne, S. Leys, ok. Haedens, S. Bellow, J. Cabanis ou F. Mitterrand. Sans s’apesantir en lourdes exégèses, des écrivains et universitaires, français comme étrangers, (M. Serra, X. Darcos, P. Joannon, L. Proguidis ou A.Wilhelm) étudient aussi bien les grands thèmes de l’oeuvre que les constantes de l’imaginaire qui los angeles nourrissent ou les paysages qui l’ont vu naître. Ils font ainsi le element sur une oeuvre à los angeles fois très connue et pourtant méconnue dans ses ressorts et ses intentions les moins visibles.

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Download E-books Fifteen One-Act Plays PDF

By Sam Shepard

Jam-packed with wry, darkish humor, remarkable mind's eye, unforgettable characters, and exquisitely crafted storytelling, Sam Shepard’s performs have earned him huge, immense acclaim during the last 5 many years. In those fifteen one-acts, we see him at his top, exhibiting his trademark skill to painting human relationships, love, and lust with infrequent authenticity. those fifteen furiously full of life performs make sure Shepard's prestige as our such a lot audacious residing playwright, unafraid to set genres and archetypes spinning with effects which are completely enchanting. incorporated during this volume:
 
Ages of the Moon
Evanescence; Shakespeare within the Alley
Short lifetime of Trouble
The Unseen Hand
The Rock Garden
Chicago
Icarus’s Mother
4H Club
Fourteen Hundred Thousand
Red Cross
Cowboys #2
Forensic & The Navigators
The Holy Ghostly
Back lavatory Beast Bait
Killer’s Head

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By Michael Romain

Jonathan Miller is among the most vital administrators of theater and opera this day. Written with Miller's complete cooperation and with entry to rehearsals, this can be the 1st booklet to discover his paintings intensive. Michael Romain examines this important profession in theater via a sequence of interviews with Miller and his collaborators. it really is infrequent director is prepared or capable of speak about his craft and rarer nonetheless to discover colleagues who can recount their impressions of rehearsals and productions. notwithstanding, in a sequence of conversations with actors, conductors, designers, singers, administrators, and writers, a desirable portrait of Miller emerges. The booklet is split into 3 sections, starting with an creation that units Miller's paintings within the context of up to date ecu theater. half is an interview with Miller, protecting such issues as his profession, operating equipment, issues of idea and perspectives of present theater and opera. half 3 is a set of conversations with artists together with Zubin Mehta, Roger Norrington, Dudley Moore, Max von Sydow, Terry fingers, John Cleese, Frank Langella, Roger Daltrey and Jack Lemmon. the quantity additionally incorporates a entire chronology of Miller's paintings in theater, opera, tv, and movie, together with details on drawing close productions, in addition to quite a few pictures from productions. Michael Romain has written literary and drama feedback for guides in Britain and the U.S..

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Download E-books Rhapsody For The Theatre PDF

By Alain Badiou

For Alain Badiou, theatre—unlike cinema—is where for the staging of a very emancipatory collective topic. during this experience theatre is, of the entire arts, the single strictly homologous to politics: either theatre and politics depend upon a restricted set of texts or statements, jointly enacted by way of a bunch of actors or militants, which placed a restrict at the over the top energy of the nation. This explains why the historical past of theatre has consistently been inseparable from a historical past of kingdom repression and censorship.

This definitive assortment comprises not just Badiou’s pamphlet Rhapsody for the Theatre but in addition essays on Jean-Paul Sartre, at the political future of latest theatre, and on Badiou’s personal paintings as a playwright, as writer of the Ahmed Tetralogy.

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By Edmond Rostand

Determine universelle du panache français, Cyrano est un héros complexe. Orateur redoutable mais aussi poète, coriace avec ses ennemis mais fraternel avec ses amis, épris de beauté mais affligé d'un nez enormous, cet as de l'épée est amoureux de sa cousine Roxane, qui. hélas. aime ailleurs : le beau Christian a conquis son cœur. Tel est le trio que met en scène cette comédie héroïque en forme de drame romantique. los angeles farce y côtoie l. a. tragédie et le destin deadly des personnages s'accomplit sur fond d'imposture.

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Download E-books Sophocles II: Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes, The Trackers (The Complete Greek Tragedies) PDF

By Sophocles

Sophocles II contains the performs “Ajax,” translated by way of John Moore; “The girls of Trachis,” translated through Michael Jameson; “Electra,” translated by means of David Grene; “Philoctetes,” translated by way of David Grene; and “The Trackers,” translated by means of Mark Griffith.
 
Sixty years in the past, the college of Chicago Press undertook a momentous venture: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that will be the last word source for lecturers, scholars, and readers. They succeeded. lower than the professional administration of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, these translations mixed accuracy, poetic immediacy, and readability of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so vigorous and compelling that they continue to be the normal translations. at the present time, Chicago is taking pains to make sure that our Greek tragedies stay the top English-language models during the twenty-first century.
 
In this hugely expected 3rd version, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. so much have conscientiously up-to-date the translations to convey them even towards the traditional Greek whereas conserving the vibrancy for which our English types are well-known. This version additionally contains brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The kids of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia one of the Taurians, fragments of misplaced performs by means of Aeschylus, and the surviving part of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for every play supply crucial information regarding its first creation, plot, and reception in antiquity and past. additionally, each one quantity comprises an creation to the existence and paintings of its tragedian, in addition to notes addressing textual uncertainties and a word list of names and locations pointed out within the plays.
 
In addition to the hot content material, the volumes were reorganized either inside and among volumes to mirror the main up to date scholarship at the order within which the performs have been initially written. the result's a collection of good-looking paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to those foundational works of Western drama, paintings, and life.

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