By Jean Cocteau
Oedipe, Jocaste, Antigone et Créon: voilà les personnages de Sophocle au filtre de Cocteau, qui modernise ici un drame connu, et transforme les dieux en machines infernales apportant le malheur sur terre. Dans cette pièce publiée en 1934, Cocteau s'amuse et surprend par l'infernale diversité de son style.
By Ian Doescher
Sign up for us, strong gentles, for a merry reimagining of Star Wars: Episode 1 as purely Shakespeare can have written it. the whole saga starts off the following, with an exhilarating story that includes a disguised queen, a tender hero, and fearless knights dealing with a hidden, vengeful enemy.
’Tis a real Shakespearean drama, packed with sword fights, soliloquies, and doomed romance . . . all in excellent iambic pentameter and paired with twenty stunning Elizabethan illustrations. carry directly to your midi-chlorians: The play’s the object, in which you’ll seize the increase of Anakin!
By Keith Johnstone
First released in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.
By Florence Henderson
Carol Brady, the nature Florence Henderson performed at the perennially renowned sitcom the Brady Bunch used to be the best mom, yet Henderson's history turning out to be up within the aftermath of the nice melancholy used to be a sharp distinction to that blameless suburban idyll. And even though Mrs. Brady is the nature she's so much linked to, Henderson's skills have taken her occupation a ways past the scope of 1 television sitcom. From The this night express, to Broadway with Rodgers and Hammerstein, to her more moderen visual appeal on Dancing With the celebs, Florence opens up approximately her existence out and in of the highlight. From her tough formative years, to her extramarital affairs and divorce, Florence writes with honesty and knowledge during this inspiring memoir.
Three performs by way of the comic of old Greece
Writing on the time of political and social concern in Athens, Aristophanes was once an eloquent but bawdy challenger to the demagogue and the sophist. The Achanians is a plea for peace set opposed to the history of the lengthy conflict with Sparta. In Lysistrata a band of girls faucet into the amazing energy of intercourse which will finish a struggle. The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers, Socrates specifically, and displays the uncertainties of a new release within which all conventional non secular and moral ideals have been being challenged.
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 a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved through introductions and notes by way of uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.
By Arthur Miller
Set in Brooklyn, this gripping secret starts whilst beautiful, level-headed Sylvia Gellburg unexpectedly loses her skill to stroll. the one clue to her mysterious disease lies in her obsession with information bills from Germany.
Palgrave Advances in Samuel Beckett experiences explores the evolution of serious ways to Beckett's writing. it is going to entice graduate scholars (and strengthen undergraduates) in addition to students, for it bargains either an outline of Beckett reviews and investigates present debates in the interdisciplinary severe area. all the participants is an eminent Beckett expert who has released greatly within the box. the quantity comprises an advent, twelve essays and a advisor for additional interpreting.
By David Thomson
Thomson’s exploration is instantaneously a meditation on and a party of a different and lots more and plenty cherished, frequently misunderstood, and sometimes derided artwork shape. He argues that appearing not just “matters” yet is key and inescapable, in addition to risky, persistent, transformative, and exhilarating, be it at the theatrical level, at the motion picture display, or as a part of our daily lives.
By John Lahr
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 throughout 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. right here 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 power 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 relations, John Lahr's ebook additionally brings the reader nearer than the other theater biography to the personal torment of a superb humorous man.
This variation of the publication comprises the award-winning essay "The Lion and Me," John Lahr's intimate reflections on relatives lifestyles together with his far-off, brooding, yet adorable father. a first class stylist, John Lahr takes the reader past the magic of express company to a blinding exam of the way a appearing self is built and staged earlier than the paying clients. either as theater background and biography, Lahr's booklet is superb.