Œdipe roi

By Sophocles

L. a. ville de Thèbes est ravagée par l. a. peste. Son souverain, Oedipe, mène l'enquête. Il découvre que l'homme qu'il a tué jadis, Laïos, était son père, et qu'il a épousé sa propre mère, Jocaste, dont il a ecu quatre enfants. Elle se suicide, il se crève les yeux et s'exile. Une des plus belles tragédies de l'Histoire, modèle de l'enquête policière et de son suspens, de l. a. peinture de los angeles destruction de soi, et des kinfolk problems qui tissent les liens familiaux, grande interrogation jetée au destin, cette pièce est à l'origine de nombreuses imitations (jusqu'à Gide et Cocteau) et de nombreux commentaires (jusqu'à Freud ou Jean-Pierre Vernant). «O lumière c'est l. a. dernière fois que je te vois, je suis né de qui je ne devais pas, je suis uni à qui je ne dois pas, j'ai tué qui je n'aurais pas dû.» Oedipe roi, IIIe épisode.

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Acting: Psychophysical Phenomenon and Process (Theatre and Performance Practices)

By Phillip B. Zarrilli, Jerri Daboo

What is the connection among 'body' and 'mind', 'inner' and 'outer' in any method of appearing? How have diverse modes of actor education formed actors' reviews of performing and the way they comprehend their paintings? Phillip B. Zarrilli, Jerri Daboo and Rebecca Loukes provide perception into such questions, analysing appearing as a psychophysical phenomenon and technique throughout cultures and disciplines, and offering in-depth bills of culturally and traditionally particular ways to performing. person chapters discover:

• psychophysical appearing and the legacy of Stanislavsky
• eu psychophysical practices of dance and theatre
• conventional and modern psychophysical methods to functionality in India and Japan
• insights from the hot sciences at the 'situated bodymind' of the actor
• intercultural views on acting

This energetic examine is perfect for college students and practitioners alike.

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Lysistrata and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

By Aristophanes

Three performs via 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 historical past of the lengthy struggle with Sparta. In Lysistrata a band of girls faucet into the striking energy of intercourse so as to finish a battle. The darker comedy of The Clouds satirizes Athenian philosophers, Socrates particularly, and displays the uncertainties of a new release within which all conventional spiritual 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 historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by way of introductions and notes by means of special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Hedda Gabler (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Henrik Ibsen

This darkish mental drama was first produced in Norway in 1890 and depicts the evil machinations of a ruthless, nihilistic heroine: the notorious Hedda Gabler. Readers will find a masterly exploration of the character of evil, besides the potential of tragedy that lies in human frailty. a real masterpiece.

From college Library Journal
Grade nine Up-Ibsen's vintage is easily served via the skills of Juliet Stevenson and 7 different British actors, all veterans of the Royal Shakespeare corporation, level, and picture. With first-class diction and usually convincing emotion, the polished forged conveys the darkish melancholy that touches every person within the play, and finally overwhelms Hedda. short, yet friendly song lightly marks the top of every act, and sound caliber is sweet all through. enormously entire liner notes make it effortless to discover a particular song, and there's lots of playbill-style information regarding the performers and the play. whereas this recordings isn't a needs to purchase, it is going to be a worthy audio part of periods learning the paintings of Norway's nice nineteenth century playwright.
Barbara Wysocki, Cora J. Belden Library, Rocky Hill, CT

Review
Drama in 4 acts via Henrik Ibsen, released in 1890 and produced the subsequent 12 months. The paintings finds Hedda Gabler as a egocentric, cynical girl bored by way of her marriage to the coed Jorgen Tesman. Her father's pair of pistols supply intermittent diversion, as do the attentions of the ne'er-do-well pass judgement on Brack. whilst Thea Elvestad, an established acquaintance of Hedda's, unearths that she has left her husband for the author Ejlert Lovborg, who as soon as pursued Hedda, the latter turns into vengeful. studying that Ejlert has forsworn liquor, Hedda first steers him to a rowdy collecting at Brack's and for that reason burns the apparently outstanding manuscript that he loses there whereas inebriated. Witnessing his desperation, she sends him one of many pistols and he shoots himself. Brack deduces Hedda's complicity and calls for that she develop into his mistress in trade for his silence concerning the topic. as a substitute, she ends her ennui with the rest pistol. The paintings is awesome for its nonjudgmental depiction of an immoral, harmful personality, essentially the most vividly discovered girls in dramatic literature. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature --This textual content refers to an out of print or unavailable variation of this identify.

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Plays: Ivanov; The Seagull; Uncle Vanya; Three Sisters; The CherryOrchard (Penguin Classics)

By Anton Chekhov

Five masterful dramatic works from one of many world's best-loved playwrights

At a time while the Russian theatre was once ruled by way of formulaic melodramas and farces, Chekhov created a brand new kind of drama that laid naked the standard lives, loves and yearnings of normal humans. Ivanov depicts a guy stifled by way of state of being inactive and misplaced idealism, and The Seagull contrasts a tender man's egocentric romanticism with the stoicism of a girl cruelly deserted via her lover. With 'the scenes from nation existence' of Uncle Vanya, his first absolutely mature play, Chekhov built his personal particular dramatic international, neither tragedy nor comedy. In Three Sisters the Prozorov sisters without end dream of going to Moscow to flee the monotony of provincial lifestyles, whereas his comedy The Cherry Orchard portrays characters futilely clinging to the previous as their land is bought from beneath them.

In this version Peter Carson's relocating translations express Chekhov's refined mix of comedy, tragedy and mental perception, whereas Richard Gilman's creation examines how Chekhov broke with theatrical conventions and discusses each one play in detail. 

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better by way of introductions and notes by way of uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Henry IV, Part 1 (Folger Shakespeare Library)

By William Shakespeare

Relations relationships are on the middle of Henry IV, half 1. King Henry IV and Prince Hal shape one significant father-son pair, with Henry in melancholy simply because Hal lives a dissolute existence. The father-son pair of Hotspur (Lord Henry Percy) and his father, the Earl of Northumberland, is in seeming distinction; the king envies Northumberland “his Harry,” wishing he might declare the gallant Hotspur as his personal. in the meantime, Hal has entered right into a quasi-father-son courting with a disreputable yet fun knight, Sir John Falstaff.

Another strand of motion facilities on nonetheless extra kin relationships. Hotspur’s stand opposed to Henry specializes in Hotspur’s brother-in-law, Mortimer. Mortimer, who fought opposed to the Welsh magician Owen Glendower, used to be defeated and captured and has married Glendower’s daughter. King Henry publicizes Mortimer a traitor whom he'll no longer ransom. Hotspur, in mentioning conflict on Henry, sees himself as scuffling with for Mortimer, his wife’s brother.

The authoritative version of Henry IV, half 1 from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and time-honored Shakespeare sequence for college students and basic readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in line with the simplest early revealed model of the play
-Full explanatory notes comfortably put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play
-Scene-by-scene plot summaries
-A key to the play’s recognized traces and phrases
-An advent to analyzing Shakespeare’s language
-An essay through a number one Shakespeare pupil delivering a contemporary point of view at the play
-Fresh pictures from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s monstrous holdings of infrequent books
-An annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay by way of Alexander Leggatt

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

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Amphitryon ; L'Aululaire ; Le soldat fanfaron

By Plautus

Amphitryon half guerroyer contre les Téléboens. Son épouse, l. a. vertueuse Alcmène, attend son retour avec impatience. Mais Jupiter, séduit par ses charmes, l. a. dupe en prenant les characteristics de l'absent. De son côté, Mercure, le messager de Jupiter, s'amuse à faire douter de sa propre life Sosie, dont il a également pris l'apparence. L'avare Euclion n'a qu'une obsession: mettre en lieu sûr l'"aululaire", une marmite remplie d'or. Que les prétendants se le tiennent pour dit: il ne dépensera pas un sou pour marier sa fille ! Pyrgopolinices, soldat fanfaron, a enlevé los angeles jeune fiancée de Pleusiclés. Les deux amants pourront-ils un jour se retrouver ? Par likelihood, un esclave rusé veille sur eux et rivalisera d'invention pour ridiculiser le ravisseur... Ces comédies virevoltantes, Plaute les a écrites pour un public populaire avide de dépaysement et de rebondissements. Près de deux mille ans plus tard, Molière s'inspirera de ces quiproquos improbables.

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Selected Writings

By Antonin Artaud

A innovative determine within the literary avant-garde of his time, Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) is now noticeable to be primary to the improvement of post-modernism. His writings contain verse, prose poems, movie situations, a historic novel, performs, essays on movie, theater, paintings, and literature, and plenty of letters. Susan Sontag's choice conveys the genius of this singular author.

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Sanford Meisner on Acting

By Sanford Meisner, Dennis Longwell

This ebook, written in collaboration with Dennis Longwell, follows an appearing type of 8 males and 8 ladies for fifteen months, starting with the main rudimentary routines and finishing with affecting and polished scenes from modern American performs. all through those pages Meisner is delight--always empathizing together with his scholars and urging them onward, upsetting emotion, laughter, and growing to be technical mastery from his fees. With an creation by way of Sydney Pollack, director of "Out of Africa" and "Tootsie," who labored with Meisner for 5 years.

"This booklet may be learn by way of somebody who desires to act or maybe get pleasure from what performing comprises. Like Meisner's manner of educating, it's the directly goods."--Arthur Miller

"If there's a key to solid performing, this one is it, peculiarly others. Actors, younger and never so younger, will locate idea and pleasure during this book."--Gregory Peck

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The Merchant of Venice (Folger Shakespeare Library)

By William Shakespeare

In The service provider of Venice, the trail to marriage is harmful. To win Portia, Bassanio needs to move a try out prescribed by means of her father’s will, deciding on thoroughly between 3 caskets or chests. If he fails, he might 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 could were considered as a villain simply because he used to be a Jew. but he supplies such robust expression to his alienation because of the hatred round him that, in lots of productions, he emerges because the hero.

Portia is such a lot remembered for her cover as a legal professional, Balthazar, in particular the speech within 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 depended on and common Shakespeare sequence for college students and common readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content according to the easiest early published model of the play

-Newly revised explanatory notes very easily 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 creation to studying Shakespeare’s language

-An essay by means of a number one Shakespeare pupil delivering a contemporary standpoint at the play

-Fresh photographs from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s large holdings of infrequent books

-An updated annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay through Alexander Leggatt

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

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