Download E-books An Oresteia: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos; Elektra by Sophokles; Orestes by Euripides PDF

By Anne Carson

In An Oresteia, the classicist Anne Carson combines 3 varied models of the tragedy of the home of Atreus ― A iskhylos' Agamemnon, Sophokles' Elektra and Euripides' Orestes. After the homicide of her daughter Iphigeneia by way of her husband, Agamemnon, Klytaimestra exacts a mother's revenge, murdering Agamemnon and his mistress, Kassandra. Displeased with Klytaimestra's activities, Apollo calls on her son, Orestes, to avenge his father's demise with the aid of his sister Elektra. finally, Orestes is pushed mad by means of the Furies for his bloody betrayal of kin. Condemned to demise through the folk of Argos, he and Elektra needs to justify their activities ― or flout society, justice and the gods.

Carson's translation combines modern language with the conventional buildings and rhetoric of Greek tragedy, beginning up this old story of vengeance to a contemporary viewers and revealing the fundamental wit and morbidity of the unique plays.

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Download E-books The Merchant of Venice (Folger Shakespeare Library) PDF

By William Shakespeare

In The service provider of Venice, the trail to marriage is dangerous. To win Portia, Bassanio needs to go a attempt prescribed by way of her father’s will, determining thoroughly between 3 caskets or chests. If he fails, he may perhaps by no means marry at all.

Bassanio and Portia additionally face an impressive villain, the moneylender Shylock. In developing Shylock, Shakespeare turns out to have shared in a common prejudice opposed to Jews. Shylock may were considered as a villain simply because he was once a Jew. but he offers such strong expression to his alienation as a result of the hatred round him that, in lots of productions, he emerges because the hero.

Portia is so much remembered for her conceal as a attorney, Balthazar, in particular the speech during which she urges Shylock to teach mercy that “droppeth because the mild rain from heaven.”

The authoritative variation of The service provider of Venice from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and prevalent Shakespeare sequence for college kids and normal readers, includes:

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

-Newly revised explanatory notes with ease put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s well-known strains and phrases

-An advent to interpreting Shakespeare’s language

-An essay via a number one Shakespeare pupil offering a contemporary viewpoint at the play

-Fresh pictures from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s great holdings of infrequent books

-An updated annotated consultant to additional reading

Essay through Alexander Leggatt

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 worldwide. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger bargains a whole calendar of performances and courses. for additional info, stopover at Folger.edu.

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Download E-books One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest : A Play in Two Acts PDF

By Dale Wasserman

Comedy Drama / 13m, 4f / Int. w. inset. Kirk Douglas performed on Broadway as an enthralling rogue who contrives to serve a quick sentence in an ethereal psychological establishment quite in a jail. This, he learns, used to be a mistake. He clashes with the pinnacle nurse, a fierce artinet. speedy, he is taking over the backyard and accomplishes what the clinical occupation has been not able to do for twelve years; he makes a presumed deaf and dumb Indian speak. He leads others out of introversion, phases a rebellion so that you can see the realm sequence on tv, and arranges a rollicking middle of the night get together with liquor and chippies. For one offense, the pinnacle nurse has him undergo surprise therapy. The occasion is just too horrid for her and he or she forces him to undergo a last correction a frontal lobotomy. Winner of the 2001 Outer Critics Circle Award for remarkable Revival. "Cuckoo is captivating." - the recent York submit "Scarifying and powerful." - the recent York occasions

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Download E-books Henrik Ibsen: Mennesket og masken PDF

By Ivo de Figueiredo

Ivo de Figueiredos tobindsbiografi om Henrik Ibsen - "Mennesket" og "Masken" (2006/2007) - ble en kritikersuksess av de sjeldne. I biografien forener han den gode fortellingen med historikerens grundighet. Ibsens liv og litterære verk blir sett i sammenheng med det norske og europeiske samfunnet som skapte ham - og som han i sin tur var med å forme.
Med "Henrik Ibsen. Mennesket og masken" blir fortellingen om Ibsen samlet i ett bind. Biografien er revidert og forkortet og dermed lettere tilgjengelig for et større publikum. Samtidig vil også denne utgaven være en standardbiografi for studenter og alle litteraturinteresserte lesere.

«Ibsen-biografien står i stil med objektet: uovertruffen ... Dette er stor, norsk sakprosa ... mesterlig gjennomført.»
Tom Egil Hverven, Klassekampen

«Med en grundighet og en lærdom som tar pusten fra en, kommer han med en fortelling som virker både troverdig og new york, og velskrevet.»
Yngvar Ustvedt, VG

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Download E-books Stage Makeup PDF

By Richard Corson

Widely known as the “bible of level makeup,” the well timed revision of this vintage textual content addresses rules and methods within the use of make-up for the modern performer.

This large exploration of the applying and use of level make-up and make-up for various functionality venues covers all points intimately and comprises over four hundred pictures, drawings, and diagrams demonstrating step by step strategies. completely up-to-date and revised, this vintage textual content continues to be exact and accomplished, offering info from which all readers – even if scholars to the sector or professional, expert make-up artists – will benefit.

New to this edition:

  • Updated images throughout.
  • Features the most recent info on items and strategies throughout.
  • New additions to chapters pertaining to  hairpieces and wigs: creating a development for a beard and mustache, creating a trend for a wig, fronting a wig, or sending exact details for leases, and the fundamental curler set for wigs.
  • The resource Appendix has been completely up-to-date with new proprietors and the newest web site addresses.
  • The fabrics Appendix has had the most up-tp-date items added.
  • There are new, clean make-up charts for sophistication paintings and designing makeups.
  • There is a colour consultant for a two-part silicone lifestyles cast.
  • The new colour part that includes Academy Award nominee, Christien Tinsley, steps for the Tinsley Transfers for cuts, bruises and prosthetics. (As visible within the motion picture the eagerness Of The Christ.)
  • A choice of make-up in colour with whole instructions.
  • Color images of Academy Award winner, Matthew Mungle, lighting tricks make-up for the CSI tv show.
  • Instructions for a brand new “creating a likeness” of Queen Elizabeth I.
  • The movie and tv bankruptcy now contains information regarding operating with the newest HD electronic technology.
  • The colour part now contains a sequence of pictures illustrating the results of gel shades on common makeup.

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

By John Lahr

With a brand new Preface via the Author

First released in 1969, Notes on a Cowardly Lion has validated itself as one of many best-ever exhibit enterprise biographies. Drawing on his father's reminiscences and at the thoughts of these who labored with him, John Lahr brilliantly examines the background of recent American exhibit company in the course of the lengthy and wonderful occupation of his father--the raucous low-comic megastar of burlesque, vaudeville, the Broadway revue and musical, Hollywood videos, and the valid level. the following in wealthy aspect 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 known 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 family members, John Lahr's booklet additionally brings the reader nearer than the other theater biography to the personal torment of a superb humorous man.

This version of the booklet comprises the award-winning essay "The Lion and Me," John Lahr's intimate reflections on relations existence along with his far away, brooding, yet adorable father. a first class stylist, John Lahr takes the reader past the magic of convey enterprise to a stunning exam of ways a appearing self is built and staged ahead of the paying consumers. either as theater background and biography, Lahr's booklet is superb.

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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 through John Moore; “The ladies of Trachis,” translated via Michael Jameson; “Electra,” translated by means of David Grene; “Philoctetes,” translated through David Grene; and “The Trackers,” translated via Mark Griffith.
 
Sixty years in the past, the collage of Chicago Press undertook a momentous undertaking: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that may 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 energetic and compelling that they continue to be the traditional translations. this present day, Chicago is taking pains to make sure that our Greek tragedies stay the best English-language models during the twenty-first century.
 
In this hugely expected 3rd version, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. so much have rigorously up-to-date the translations to deliver them even in the direction of the traditional Greek whereas preserving the vibrancy for which our English types are recognized. This version additionally comprises brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The little ones of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia one of the Taurians, fragments of misplaced performs through Aeschylus, and the surviving part of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for every play provide crucial information regarding its first creation, plot, and reception in antiquity and past. furthermore, 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 areas 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 updated scholarship at the order during 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, artwork, and life.

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Download E-books Hamlet ( Folger Library Shakespeare) PDF

By William Shakespeare

Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most well liked, and such a lot perplexing, play. It follows the shape of a “revenge tragedy,” within which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance opposed to his father’s assassin, his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark. a lot of its fascination, although, lies in its uncertainties.

between them: what's the Ghost—Hamlet’s father tough justice, a tempting demon, an angelic messenger? Does Hamlet pass mad, or in simple terms faux to? as soon as he's certain that Claudius is a assassin, why does he now not act? was once his mom, Gertrude, untrue to her husband or complicit in his murder?

The authoritative version of Hamlet from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and generic Shakespeare sequence for college students and common readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in line with the easiest early published model of the play
-Newly revised explanatory notes with ease put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play
-Scene-by-scene plot summaries
-A key to the play’s well-known strains and phrases
-An advent to studying Shakespeare’s language
-An essay by way of a number one Shakespeare pupil offering a latest viewpoint at the play
-Fresh photos from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s colossal holdings of infrequent books
-An up to date annotated advisor to extra reading

Essay by means of Michael Neill

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

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