L'École des femmes : La Critique de l'école des femmes by Molière

By Molière

Arnolphe croit avoir trouvé le moyen imparable de se marier sans être trompé : il prendra pour femme sa pupille, Agnès, qu'il a élevée dans l'ignorance los angeles plus complète des choses de l. a. vie. Mais lorsque l. a. jeune ingénue rencontre Horace, les projets du barbon se trouvent mis à mal... Dans "L'Ecole des femmes", qui fut l'un de ses plus grands succès, Molière s'interroge sur l. a. position des femmes au sein d'une société régentée par les hommes. A sa création en 1662, los angeles pièce healthy scandale : on reprocha au dramaturge son immoralité. C'est pour répondre à ses détracteurs qu'il donna "La Critique de l'Ecole des femmes". En mettant en scène, dans cette comédie en un acte, un salon où des mondains discutent de los angeles pièce incriminée, Molière offre une magistrale défense et representation de son théâtre.

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Jussi (Opera Biography) by Andrew Farkas, Anna-Lisa Bjorling

By Andrew Farkas, Anna-Lisa Bjorling

This can be the 1st English-language biography of the liked Swedish tenor, incorporating reminiscences through his widow, info from the family members records, and fabric from operatic documents internationally. A chronology of his performances is additionally integrated.

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The Complete Plays of Aristophanes by Aristophanes

By Aristophanes

A poet who hated an age of decadence, armed clash, and departure from culture, Aristophanes' comedian genius motivated the political and social order of his personal fifth-century Athens. yet as Moses Hadas writes in his creation to this quantity, 'His actual declare upon our cognizance is because the so much outstanding and inventive and considerate wit our international has known.' contains The Acharnians, The Birds, The Clouds, Ecclesiazusae, The Frogs, The Knights, Lysistrata, Peace, Plutus, Thesmophoriazusae, and The Wasps.

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The Theater of the Bauhaus by László Moholy-Nagy, Walter Gropius, Oskar Schlemmer, Farkas

By László Moholy-Nagy, Walter Gropius, Oskar Schlemmer, Farkas Molnar

Conceal paintings is for a more recent printing.

table of contents:
Walter Gropius - Introduction
Oskar Schlemmer - guy and artwork Figure
Laslo Moholy-Nagy - Theater, Circus, Variety
Farkas Molnar - U-Theater
Oskar Schlemmer - Theater (Bühne)
Translator's Afterword

um. no longer precisely "required" interpreting. yet, as regularly, recommend.

many b/w plates

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The Bauhaus stream was once certainly one of this century's so much bold experiments in arts schooling, and its impact on structure, layout, and the visible arts is widely known. lots of its most vital principles are published in Bauhaus writings approximately theatrical functionality and function areas. initially released in Germany in 1925--at the peak of the Bauhaus movement's influence--The Theater of the Bauhaus collects writings from many of the movement's most vital figures and describes a theater stripped of historical past, moralism, surroundings, and, for that subject, narrative itself. The Bauhaus workforce believed conventional theater to be little greater than a car for propaganda, with its "peep exhibit stage" isolating spectators from performers. They rejected besides the theater of ridicule and satire practiced by way of the Dadaists and Expressionists.

In position of either conventional drama and the avant-garde that lampooned it, Oskar Schlemmer and his Bauhaus affiliates created an summary theater of move, colour, gentle, shape, and soundlanguage will be further later, as soon as the level were purged of its "literary encumbrance." They believed that humanity's crucial nature--freed from heritage, culture, classification, and nationality--would locate expression in theatrical works that included pantomime, mask, dance, and acrobatics.

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Junius Brutus Booth: Theatrical Prometheus by Stephen M. Archer

By Stephen M. Archer

In this, the 1st completely researched scholarly biography of Junius Brutus sales space, Stephen M. Archer finds sales space to were an actor of substantial variety and a guy of sensitivity and mind. Archer offers a transparent account of the actor’s expert and private existence and areas him in dating to his contemporaries, quite Edmund Kean and William Charles Macready.

Indeed, he starts the ebook on February 20, 1817, as sales space first confronts Kean at the Drury Lane level. Archer then presents a chronological account of Booth’s lifestyles, summarizing and assessing his profession via drawing upon the critiques of his fellow actors in addition to of the critics and students of the day. From 1817 to 1852 sales space toured all through North the US, having fun with a name because the such a lot exotic Shakespearean tragedian at the American continent. nonetheless, he yearned for fulfillment at the British level, a target he by no means attained. His public picture as a drunken, risky lunatic obscured a personal lifestyles full of the richness of a detailed and constant kinfolk and an appreciation for living.

The all over the world reputation guaranteed for the sales space kinfolk by means of John Wilkes Booth’s bone-shattering jump from the President’s field had eluded Junius Brutus sales space all through his lifelong exile in the United States. yet from that occasion till this present day, no American kin of actors—not the Barrymores, the Drews, the Jeffersons, no longer even the Fondas—has encouraged such scrutiny because the Booths.

After Junius Brutus Booth’s loss of life, the actor’s spouse, in an try and guard kin dignity and privateness, burned the majority of his letters and papers. even so, Archer has performed a extraordinary activity of reconstructing Booth’s existence and profession. 8 years of analysis, pursuing sales space from Amsterdam to San Francisco, has ended in a correct, interesting narrative that either documents and illuminates the actor’s lifestyles with objectivity and notion. Archer follows Junius Brutus sales space in unheard of aspect because the actor deserts his spouse and baby to return to the USA with a pregnant Covent backyard flower lady. His American event lasted thirty-five years and ended together with his loss of life on a steamboat at the Mississippi River after having performed his ultimate engagement in New Orleans.

Archer concludes by way of tracing the lives and fortunes of Booth’s speedy kin. He additionally offers a whole functionality checklist, together with each recognized functionality of Booth’s, indicating date, position, theatre, even if it was once a profit, and the phrases below which the actor appeared.

This riveting and soaking up paintings will curiosity students of yank theatrical heritage, the historical past of Shakespeare on degree, and American cultural history.

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At Home at the Zoo: Homelife and the Zoo Story by Edward Albee

By Edward Albee

'I've been to the zoo.' those starting phrases usher the viewers into essentially the most iconic performs in American theatre background: The Zoo Story.

More than fifty years later, grasp playwright Edward Albee (Who's terrified of Virginia Woolf? and The Goat, or who's Sylvia?) wrote a prequel to his vintage. domestic lifestyles comprises the occasions in Peter's lifestyles instantly previous his come upon with Jerry at the park bench and is each piece as robust because the unique. We meet Ann, Peter's spouse, and spot the dialog that forced Peter to head for that fateful stroll within the park.
For the 1st time amassed in a single quantity, Edward Albee's At domestic on the Zoo is a needs to for any theatre lover.

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Where the Pavement Ends: Five Native American Plays by William S. Yellow Robe Jr.

By William S. Yellow Robe Jr.

William S. Yellow gown, Jr., a number one Assiniboine playwright, started his occupation within the theater as an actor. even if his appearing abilities have been revered, there have been few roles for local americans. therefore, he begun writing his personal performs, growing roles not only for himself yet for different local actors besides. the place THE PAVEMENT ENDS includes 5 of Yellow Robe's so much poignant and robust performs: The famous person Quilter, The physique Guards, Rez Politics, The Council, and Sneaky. in accordance with his stories at the citadel Peck Indian reservation, those performs mix uncooked reservation fact with refined humor. via exploring a variety of elements of the local American event, together with tribal autonomy, ecology, Indian/White kinfolk, and id, the performs supply a special and clean standpoint on humanity.

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La Dernière Bande, suivi de Cendres by Samuel Beckett

By Samuel Beckett

Se voir dans un miroir, voilà une war of words immédiate avec soi-même relativement banale et, d'ordinaire, assez fugace. Le protagoniste de los angeles Dernière Bande va se livrer à une war of words avec lui-même autrement troublante. « Viens d'écouter ce pauvre petit crétin pour qui je me prenais il y a trente ans, difficile de croire que j'aie jamais été con à ce point-là. » Chaque année, le jour de son anniversaire, Krapp enregistre un compte rendu détaillé de son état et de ses agissements durant l'année écoulée. Chaque fois, il écoute l'une ou l'autre des bandes enregistrées des dizaines d'années auparavant, et il los angeles commente. C'est dans cet éternel retour à son passé que réside maintenant sa seule lumière. Krapp, qui jadis déclarait ne plus rien vouloir de ce qu'il avait vécu, ne peut aujourd'hui exister que s'il parvient à être de nouveau ce qu'il fut : « Sois de nouveau, sois de nouveau. » Il lui faut surtout être encore celui qui, « quand il y avait encore une likelihood de bonheur », a vécu un immediate d'amour.

- los angeles Dernière Bande : pièce en un acte pour un personnage avec magnétophone, écrite en anglais en 1958.

- Cendres : pièce radiophonique en un acte pour cinq personnages, écrite en anglais en 1959.

La traduction française de l’auteur (avec le concours de Robert Pinget pour Cendres) est parue en 1959.

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Art and Politics: Psychoanalysis, Ideology, Theatre by Walter A. Davis

By Walter A. Davis

This booklet explores the advanced courting among artwork and politics. Walter Davis makes use of his large wisdom of psychoanalysis to improve a philosophical critique of the impression that the present political weather is having on all inventive endeavour. He makes use of examples from a wide selection of fields together with the theatre and pop culture, to teach how precise creative freedom of expression is less than risk from the ideological constraints imposed through modern capitalism.

Starting with an research of the censorship of the play 'My identify is Rachel Corrie', which was once withdrawn from creation through a massive manhattan theatre as a result of political strain, Davis indicates how all paintings that demanding situations the mainstream is suppressed or distorted to fit the politics of our time -- person who won't realize the reality of human adventure and the affliction on the center of all civilization.

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Le Tartuffe by Molière

By Molière

Dès sa première représentation, en 1664, Le Tartuffe provoqua le scandale : Louis XIV, sous l'influence du parti des dévots, healthy interdire los angeles pièce. Qualifiée de " diabolique " et d'" immorale ", l'œuvre ne fut autorisée de représentation qu'au terme de cinq années de luttes et de polémiques - cinq années pendant lesquelles le dramaturge remit son ouvrage sur le métier, pour aboutir à los angeles model que nous connaissons. Satire de l. a. fausse dévotion et des excès de l. a. bigoterie, jalon majeur du débat sur l. a. moralité au théâtre, Le Tartuffe est sans conteste l'une des plus acides comédies de Molière.

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