George Gershwin: An Intimate Portrait by Walter Rimler

By Walter Rimler

George Gershwin lived with goal and gusto, yet with depression in addition, for he was once not able to make a spot for himself--no family members of his personal and no actual domestic in music.


He and his siblings obtained little love from their mom and no course from their father. Older brother and lyricist Ira controlled to create a house whilst he married Leonore Strunsky, a hard-edged girl who lived for wealth and standing. the nearest George got here to domesticity used to be via his longtime courting with Kay rapid. She used to be his lover, musical confidante, and fellow composer. yet she remained married to a different guy whereas he went forever from lady to lady. purely within the ultimate hours of his lifestyles, once they have been separated by means of a continent, did he notice how a lot he wanted her. Fatally sick, unprotected via (and possibly estranged from) Ira, he was once exiled through Leonore from the home she and the brothers shared, and he died horribly and by myself on the age of thirty-eight.


Nor used to be Gershwin capable of finding a pleasing musical harbor. For years his songwriting genius can be expressed in basic terms within the ephemeral global of convey enterprise, as his brilliance as a composer of large-scale works went unrecognized by way of intellectual tune critics. whilst he resolved this problem along with his opera Porgy and Bess, the critics have been not able to appreciate or validate it. a long time could move sooner than this, his such a lot formidable composition, was once universally considered as one among music’s lasting treasures and prior to his stature as a good composer turned secure.   


In George Gershwin: An Intimate Portrait, Walter Rimler uses clean assets, together with newly came across letters by way of Kay speedy in addition to correspondence among and interviews with intimates of Ira and Leonore Gershwin. it really is written with lively prose and comprises greater than dozen photographs.

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Dans la solitude des champs de coton by Bernard-Marie Koltès

By Bernard-Marie Koltès

« Si i un chien rencontre un chat – par hasard, ou tout simplement par probabilité, parce qu'il y a tant de chiens et de chats sur un même territoire qu'ils ne peuvent pas, à los angeles fin, ne pas se croiser ; si deux hommes, deux espèces contraires, sans histoire commune, sans langage familier, se trouvent par fatalité face à face – non pas dans l. a. foule ni en pleine lumière, motor vehicle l. a. foule et l. a. lumière dissimulent les visages et les natures, mais sur un terrain neutre et désert, plat, silencieux, où l'on se voit de loin, où l'on s'entend marcher, un lieu qui interdit l'indifférence, ou le détour, ou l. a. fuite ; lorsqu'ils s'arrêtent l'un en face de l'autre, il n'existe rien d'autre entre eux que de l'hostilité – qui n'est pas un sentiment, mais un acte, un acte d'ennemis, un acte de guerre sans motif. »
Bernard-Marie Koltès

Cette pièce a été créée en février 1987, au théâtre des Nanterre-Amandiers, dans une mise en scène de Patrice Chéreau, avec Laurent Mallet et Isaach de Bankolé, puis reprise fin 1987-début 1988, avec Laurent Mallet et Patrice Chéreau dans le rôle du broker. Une troisième model a été donnée en 1995-1996, à l. a. Manufacture des Œillets, avec Pascal Greggory et Patrice Chéreau.

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Horace by Pierre Corneille

By Pierre Corneille

Fallait-il tuer Camille? los angeles query fut posée dès l'année 1640 qui vit une "querelle d'Horace", dernier acte de los angeles "querelle du Cid". Horace est-il un de ces "fanatiques" dont l'Histoire moderne nous a révélé différents visages ou le héraut d'une morale pour temps de guerre ? Il semble que l'on en débatte encore aujourd'hui. Mais ne peut-on espérer enfin échapper au conflit des interprétations ?

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Behind the Burly Q: The Story of Burlesque in America by Leslie Zemeckis

By Leslie Zemeckis

By way of the director of the hit documentary Behind the Burly Q comes the 1st ever oral historical past of yank Burlesque—as informed by way of the performers who lived it, frequently conversing out right here for the 1st time. via telling the intimate and staggering tales from its golden age in the course of the girls (and men!) who lived it, Behind the Burly Q reveals the real tale of burlesque, whilst it stories a brand new renaissance.

Burlesque used to be one in all America's preferred sorts of dwell leisure within the first half the twentieth century. Gaudy, bawdy, and astounding, the exhibits entertained hundreds of thousands of paying buyers each evening of the week. And but the legacy of burlesque is frequently vilified and misunderstood, disregarded of the background books.

By telling the intimate and striking tales from its golden age throughout the ladies (and men!) who lived it, Behind the Burly Q reveals the genuine tale of burlesque, whilst it studies a brand new renaissance. Lovingly interviewed via burlesque fanatic Leslie Zemeckis who produced the hit documentary of an analogous identify, are former musicians, strippers, novelty acts, membership vendors, authors, and historians—assembled right here for the 1st time ever to inform you simply what quite occurred in a burlesque express. From Jack Ruby and Robert Kennedy to Abbott and Costello—burlesque touched each nook of yankee lifestyles. the attractive indicates frequently poked enjoyable on the higher periods, at intercourse, and at what humans have been prepared to do within the pursuit of intercourse. unfortunately, a few of the performers have considering the fact that passed on to the great beyond, making this their final, and infrequently basically interview. in the back of the Burly Q is the definitive heritage of burlesque in the course of its heyday and a useful oral background of an American artwork shape. humorous, surprising, unimaginable, and heartbreaking, their tales will contact your hearts. We invite you to peek behind the scenes on the burly show.

Includes dozens of never-before visible pictures: infrequent behind the curtain images and candid photographs from the performers' own collections.

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Le Prince de Hombourg by Heinrich von Kleist

By Heinrich von Kleist

Désobéissant aux ordres de l'Electeur, chef de l'armée, le Prince de Hombourg lance intempestivement sa cavalerie et... gagne l. a. bataille. Passant en cour martiale, il est condamné à mort. Sa fiancée intercède pour le sauver auprès de l'Electeur, son oncle qui, ému par ses larmes, position Hombourg devant un dilemme difficile à trancher : s'il juge que sa condamnation est injuste, il sera acquitté... Kleist (1777-1811) a fait de sa pièce à los angeles fois une ouvre d'imagination, un épanchement masqué de ses angoisses personnelles et une évocation historique s'ouvrant sur une leçon politique. Jean Vilar, qui fut le ideal à mettre en scène, en France, cette ouvre mystérieuse, l'a élevée, par los angeles présence éblouissante de Gérard Philipe dans le rôle du Prince, à l. a. hauteur d'un mythe héroïque.

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Tom at the Farm by Michel Marc Bouchard, Linda Gaboriau

By Michel Marc Bouchard, Linda Gaboriau

Following the unintended dying of his lover, and within the throes of his grief, city advert govt Tom travels to the rustic to wait the funeral and to fulfill his better half's mother, Agatha, and her son, Francis – neither of whom be aware of Tom even exists. Arriving on the distant rural farm, and instantly drawn into the disorder of the family’s relationships, Tom is blindsided through his misplaced partner’s legacy of untruth. With the mum waiting for a chainsmoking female friend, and the older brother hellbent on keeping a facade of normalcy, Tom is coerced into becoming a member of the duplicity till, finally, he confronts the torment that drove his lover to stay within the shadows of deceit.

The lover – the pal, the son, the brother, the anonymous lifeless guy – has left at the back of a myth woven of false-truths which, in accordance with his personal teenage diaries, have been necessary to his survival. during this comparable rural environment, one younger guy had as soon as destroyed one other younger guy who enjoyed one more. Like an old tragedy, years later, this drama will form the future of Tom.

In a play that unfolds with gradually blurred obstacles among lust and brutality, among fact and problematic ?ction, Bouchard dramatizes how homosexual males usually needs to discover ways to lie sooner than they the right way to love. all through 2011 and 2012, Tom on the Farm used to be produced in Quebec and France, as Tom à los angeles ferme, and in Mexico, as Tom en los angeles granja. Award-winning Quebec director Xavier Dolan tailored the play for the reveal in 2013, with Caleb Landry Jones within the major position.

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Power Presentation: Formal Speech in an Informal World by Patsy Rodenburg

By Patsy Rodenburg

Patsy Rodenburg is the top performing trainer within the united kingdom (she has labored with Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen and Cate Blanchett). Patsy has found the rules of speech in theatre observe tremendous successfully whilst transferred into the workplace.

Do you must be extra persuasive? do you need to enthuse and inpsire and believe reliable everytime you current or converse in public? This functional programme will make you as potent as Judi Dench is on reveal in each assembly, pitch and dialog in individual or at the cellphone. you'll find out how to galvanize your boss with no being overbearing, connect to humans when you are introvert and you'll have actual self belief in all of your conversation. There are useful workouts and instance all through and Patsy's effects are amazing.

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As Director of Voice at London's Royal nationwide Theatre and the Guildhall university of song and Drama, Patsy Rodenburg, OBE is well-known as one of many world's major voice and appearing coaches. Patsy seamlessly transfers her training innovations from the level into the area of daily life.

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Incendies by Wajdi Mouawad

By Wajdi Mouawad

Lorsque le notaire Lebel lit aux jumeaux Jeanne et Simon le testomony de leur mère Nawal, il réveille en eux l’incertaine histoire de leur naissance : qui fut leur père, et par quelle odysée ont-ils vu le jour loin du can pay d’origine de leur mère ? En remettant à chacun une enveloppe, destinée l’une à ce père qu’ils croyaient mort et l’autre à leur frère dont ils ignoraient l’existence, il fait bouger les continents de leur douleur : dans le livre des heures de cette famille, des drames insoupçonnés les attendent, qui portent les couleurs de l’irréparable. Mais le prix à payer pour que s’apaise l’âme tourmentée de Nawal risque de dévorer les destins de Jeanne et Simon.

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L'Avare by Molière

By Molière

Dans " L'Avare ", l'argent est le nerf de l. a. guerre. Il détermine les êtres, qu'ils soient vieux ou jeunes, riches ou sans le sou, avares ou prodigues, et s'insinue au coeur des rapports humains. Cette grande comédie créée en 1668 met en scène un univers où tout n'est que contrats, et ou tout a un prix : manger, boire, se vêtir, aimer, ne pas mourir ; un monde où les sentiments filiaux sont sapés par le vice pathologique d'un homme qui n'est pas seulement avare, mais aussi convoiteux et paranoïaque. Et le vice charisma le dernier mot. " L'Avare ", pièce morale ? l. a. query mérite d'être posée.

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Essential Self-Defense: A Play by Adam Rapp

By Adam Rapp

In Essential Self-Defense, disgruntled misfit Yul Carroll takes a task as an assault dummy in a women's self-defense classification and reveals himself mysteriously attracted to 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 kids vanishing at an alarming price, our hero, his girlfriend, and a motley collection of poets, butchers, and punk librarians arrange to conflict the darkness at the fringe of city.

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