Henry V by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Along with his family’s declare to the throne doubtful, Henry seeks to safe his place through turning the country’s realization in a foreign country. but if his outnumbered military is trapped at Agincourt, catastrophe turns out inevitable. Shakespeare probes notions of management and gear during this iconic depiction of England’s charismatic warrior king.

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Henry V

Together with his family’s declare to the throne doubtful, Henry seeks to safe his place by means of turning the country’s awareness overseas. but if his outnumbered military is trapped at Agincourt, catastrophe turns out inevitable. Shakespeare probes notions of management and gear during this iconic depiction of England’s charismatic warrior king.

Life is a Dream

OFS Scripts = scripts bought by way of the Oregon Shakespeare competition throughout the play's theatrical run

translation via Laird Williamson; script from Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2001 production

One of the best dramatists of Spain's Golden Age, it's a pity that Calderon doesn't appear to be on hand at the tracker. here's maybe his top identified work.

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Life Is a Dream (Spanish: los angeles vida es sueño) is a Spanish-language play through Pedro Calderón de l. a. Barca. First released in 1635 (or almost certainly early in 1636), it's a philosophical allegory concerning the human scenario and the secret of lifestyles. The play has been defined as "the excellent instance of Spanish Golden Age drama". the tale makes a speciality of the fictitious Segismundo, Prince of Poland, who has been imprisoned in a tower by way of his father, King Basilio, following a dire prophecy that the prince could deliver catastrophe to the rustic and dying to the King. Basilio in short frees Segismundo, but if the prince is going on a rampage, the king imprisons him back, persuading him that it used to be all a dream.

The play's relevant subject is the clash among unfastened will and destiny. It continues to be considered one of Calderón's best-known and so much studied works. different topics comprise goals vs. truth and the clash among father and son. The play has been tailored for different level works, in movie and as a unique.

Tom at the Farm

Following the unintended loss of life of his lover, and within the throes of his grief, city advert govt Tom travels to the rustic to wait the funeral and to satisfy his partner's mother, Agatha, and her son, Francis – neither of whom understand 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.

George Gershwin: An Intimate Portrait

George Gershwin lived with goal and gusto, yet with depression to boot, for he used to be not able to make a spot for himself--no relations of his personal and no genuine domestic in track.   He and his siblings got 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 lady who lived for wealth and standing.

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In late 1928, just before the premiere of An American in Paris, came the opening of his and Ira’s Treasure Girl, about people finding romance during a beach party treasure hunt. The memorable “I’ve Got a Crush on You” came from this show, but the plot— banal even by the standards of the time—sank it. In mid-1929, there was Show Girl, which impresario Florenz Ziegfeld talked him—all but ordered him—into doing, and which was just as hackneyed and unsuccessful. It is remembered now for the song “Liza (All the Clouds’ll Roll Away)” and for a Boston performance where Al Jolson stood up in the audience and sang it to his startled wife, Ruby Keeler, as she was on stage tap dancing to it.

S. bank. In 1930, while Fine and Dandy was playing to packed houses, he was in Bremen, Germany, watching Hitler rabble-rouse. As a result, he became one of the first Americans to voice alarm about the Nazis, who were still three years from power. James continued to have literary ambitions but could satisfy them by writing books about politics and finance. Kay could have looked for another songwriting partner but she too chose to abandon Broadway. Just as fame and fortune were beckoning, she put her musical aspirations on hold and concentrated instead on George, becoming all things to him: lover, hostess, and musical confidante.

Unlike Emily, who had soft features, laughed easily, and was an appreciative audience for people bubbling with ideas, Leonore—family and friends called her Lee—though pretty, had sharper features, an aggressive manner, and a predilection for saying exactly what was on her mind, the more outrageous the better. As a girl she had made a specialty of pulling the tablecloth out from under the dinner setting and watching with delight as the dishes fell to the floor. Unlike her sister, she was political.

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