Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts)

The ancient Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater offers clients with an available single-volume reference software protecting Portuguese-speaking Brazil and the sixteen Spanish-speaking nations of continental Latin the USA (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela). Entries for authors, starting from the early colonial interval to the current, supply succinct biographical information and an account of the author's literary creation, with specific consciousness to their so much trendy works and the place they belong in literary background. The advent offers a overview of Latin American literature and theater as an entire whereas separate dictionary entries for every state supply perception into the background of nationwide literatures. Entries for literary phrases, pursuits, and genres serve to enrich those commentaries, and an in depth bibliography issues the best way for additional examining. the excellent view and targeted details received from these types of parts will make this ebook of use to the general-interest reader, Latin American stories scholars, and the tutorial professional.

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The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays: Salome; Lady Windermere's Fan (Signet classics)

A common favourite, The value of Being Earnest screens Oscar Wilde's theatrical genius at its impressive top. Subtitled "A Trivial Comedy for critical People", this hilarious assault on Victorian manners and morals turns a pompous international on its head, we could duplicity bring about happiness, and makes riposte the top kind of artwork. additionally incorporated during this detailed assortment are Wilde's first comedy good fortune, Lady Windermere's Fan, and his richly sensual melodrama, Salome.

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Théâtre complet - Tome 1

By Jean Giraudoux

De 1928, date des premières représentations de Siegfried, à sa mort, en janvier 1944, Jean Giraudoux a écrit une quinzaine de pièces de théâtre qui font de lui, avec Claudel, l'auteur français le plus vital de l. a. première moitié du XXe siècle.
S'il a continué à être joué et lu depuis los angeles guerre, c'est qu'il a été le dernier écrivain à croire que le théâtre faisait partie intégrante de los angeles littérature. Loin de tout réalisme, ce théâtre prolonge jusqu'à nous les prestiges du classicisme français, dont Giraudoux a retrouvé le type en le teintant d'ironie savante. l. a. tradition, chez lui, ne peut faire oublier son modernisme ni son appartenance à une époque qu'il a voulu placer entre les parenthèses de deux guerres.
Grand créateur de personnages, vus souvent à travers les acteurs prestigieux de los angeles troupe de Jouvet qui les ont interprétés en most effective, Giraudoux se signale à nous non seulement pas l. a. perfection de l'écriture, mais par une sensibilité qui lui fait retrouver, si abstrait et si raffiné soit-il, los angeles réalité des passions. Son humour léger ne l'écarte pas non plus d'une morale du bonheur, où l'éternel féminin joue un rôle de ideal plan.
Qu'il utilise les grands thèmes classiques ou qu'il invente des events et des personnages inédits, le théâtre de Giraudoux, plus grave qu'il ne paraît, veut nous réconcilier avec los angeles vie. man Dumur

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As You Like It (Folger Shakespeare Library)

Readers and audiences have lengthy greeted As you're keen on It with satisfaction. Its characters are magnificent conversationalists, together with the princesses Rosalind and Celia and their idiot, Touchstone. quickly after Rosalind and Orlando meet and fall in love, the princesses and Touchstone pass into exile within the wooded area of Arden, the place they locate new conversational companions. Duke Frederick, more youthful brother to Duke Senior, has overthrown his brother and compelled him to dwell homeless within the woodland together with his courtiers, together with the cynical Jaques. Orlando, whose older brother Oliver plotted his demise, has fled there, too.

Recent students have additionally grounded the play within the problems with its time. those contain primogeniture, passing estate from a father to his oldest son. As you love It depicts excessive clash among brothers, exposing the human ache that primogeniture includes. one other viewpoint matters cross-dressing. so much of Orlando’s courtship of Rosalind happens whereas Rosalind is disguised as a guy, “Ganymede.” At her urging, Orlando pretends that Ganymede is his liked Rosalind. yet because the epilogue unearths, the sixteenth-century actor enjoying Rosalind used to be male, following the perform of the time. In different phrases, a boy performed a lady enjoying a boy pretending to be a girl.

The authoritative version of As you love It from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and favourite Shakespeare sequence for college students and normal readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in response to the simplest early revealed model of the play

-Full 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 traces and phrases

-An advent to analyzing Shakespeare’s language

-An essay via a number one Shakespeare pupil delivering a latest standpoint at the play

-Fresh pictures from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s enormous holdings of infrequent books

-An annotated consultant to extra reading

Essay through Susan Snyder

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 a whole calendar of performances and courses. for additional info, stopover at Folger.edu.

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Seneca and the Idea of Tragedy

As either a literary style and a view of existence, tragedy has from the very starting spurred a discussion among poetry and philosophy. Plato famously banned tragedians from his excellent neighborhood simply because he believed that their representations of vicious habit may possibly deform minds. Aristotle got down to resolution Plato's objections, arguing that fiction bargains a loyal snapshot of the reality and that it promotes emotional health and wellbeing in the course of the mechanism of catharsis. Aristotle's definition of tragedy truly had its maximum effect no longer on Greek tragedy itself yet on later Latin literature, starting with the tragedies of the Roman poet and Stoic thinker Seneca (4 BC - advert 65). Scholarship during the last fifty years, even though, has more and more sought to spot in Seneca's prose writings a Platonic poetics that is adversarial towards tragedy and which would hence clarify why Seneca's performs appear so frequently to provide the failure of Stoicism. As Gregory Staley argues during this e-book, whilst Senecan tragedy fails to degree advantage we should always see during this no longer the failure of Stoicism yet a Stoic notion of tragedy because the correct automobile for imaging Seneca's primary international of madmen and fools. Senecan tragedy enacts Aristotle's belief of the style as a brilliant snapshot of the reality and treats tragedy as a typical venue within which to discover the human soul. Staley's analyzing of Seneca's performs attracts on present scholarship approximately Stoicism in addition to at the writings of Renaissance authors like Sir Philip Sidney, who borrowed from Seneca the notice "idea" to designate what we might now label as a "theory" of tragedy. Seneca and the belief of Tragedy will charm extensively to scholars and students of classics, historic philosophy, and English literature.

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The Quality of Mercy: Reflections on Shakespeare

By Peter Brook

"Exquisite... enthralling... This brief, modest and tremendous booklet does greater than many extra grandiose tomes to resume the reader’s fascination with the performs, and the theatre-goer’s ask yourself on the amazing and various sensations locked up contained in the First Folio. it may be required analyzing in any respect universities and drama clubs." —Robert McCrum, Guardian

"Contains inside its scintillating reflections the essence of all that Peter Brook has realized over a life-time. Whoever imagined ebook approximately Shakespeare may be such fun?" —John Heilpern, Wall road Journal

"This quantity absolutely seethes and glints with ideas... presents not just acute insights into the texts, yet fascinating info of functionality background, and some morsels of grand theatrical gossip." —Stuart Kelly, Scotsman

"If you will want a present for an actor, glance no additional than this educative, engrossing, enjoyable book." -The Stage

In The caliber of Mercy, one of many world’s such a lot respected theatre administrators displays on a desirable number of Shakespearean subject matters. during this series of essays—all yet one released right here for the 1st time—Peter Brook debates such questions as who used to be the guy who wrote Shakespeare’s performs, why Shakespeare isn't old-fashioned, and the way actors should still technique Shakespeare’s verse. He additionally revisits the various performs which he has directed with remarkable brilliance, comparable to King Lear, Titus Andronicus and, after all, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Taken as a complete, this brief yet immensely clever e-book bargains an illuminating and provocative perception right into a nice director’s courting with our best playwright.

"An useful present from the best Shakespeare director of our time... Brook’s genius, modesty, and brilliance shine via on each page." —James Shapiro, writer of 1599: A 12 months within the lifetime of William Shakespeare and Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?

PETER BROOK is likely one of the world’s best-known theatre administrators. awesome in a profession jam-packed with impressive achievements are his productions of Titus Andronicus (1955) with Laurence Olivier, King Lear (1962) with Paul Scofield, and The Marat/Sade (1964) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1970), either for the Royal Shakespeare corporation. considering that relocating to Paris and developing the Centre foreign de Créations Théâtrales on the Bouffes du Nord, he has produced a sequence of occasions which push on the limitations of theatre, reminiscent of The convention of Birds (1976), The Ik (1975), The Mahabharata (1985) and The Tragedy of Hamlet (2000). His motion pictures contain Lord of the Flies (1963), King Lear (1970) and The Mahabharata (1989). His books, specially The Empty Space (1968), were highly influential.

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Banned Plays: Censorship Histories of 125 Stage Dramas (Facts on File Library of World Literature)

By Dawn B. Sova

As public tastes swap, so does the character of well known drama. within the 5th century BC, Aristophanes's "Lysistrata" attracted censors for its issues of wifely uprising and intercourse. From the fifteenth to the 18th centuries, performs have been censored essentially for spiritual or political purposes. within the nineteenth century, social and sexual purposes for censorship emerged, and smooth moralists have objected to works by way of such playwrights as Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill, and Lillian Hellman. This consultant outlines the censorship background of one hundred twenty five vintage performs from precedent days to the current. each one access offers the name(s) less than which the play has seemed, the date it was once produced and state of unique construction, a precis of the play, its censorship historical past, and proposals for extra studying. one of the works lined are: "Angels in the United States - Millennium methods" (Tony Kushner, 1991); "The kid's Hour" (Lillian Hellman, 1934); "An Enemy of the folk" (Henrik Ibsen, 1882); "Henry IV" (William Shakespeare, 1597); "Jesus Christ, star" (Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1973); "Oedipus Rex" (Sophocles, 460 BC); "Oh! Calcutta" (Kenneth Tynan, 1968); and "Salome" (Oscar Wilde, 1893).

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The Art of Theatre: Then and Now (3rd Edition)

By William Missouri Downs, Lou Anne Wright, Erik Ramsey

THE artwork OF THEATRE: THEN AND NOW, 3rd version, explores problems with cultural variety and creativity, provides a whole day-in-the-life of theatre, and gives accomplished assurance of theatre historical past. The authors make well timed and proper connections among theatre and the primary international of tv and picture to assist scholars know how the residing artwork of theatre pertains to and impacts today's reveal leisure. For flexibility in guide, THE paintings OF THEATRE comes in models. This complete model includes 17 chapters, six of which conceal theatre heritage in either Western and non-Western contexts, and concludes with a bankruptcy on "The Musical". THE paintings OF THEATRE: A CONCISE creation good points 12 chapters and a briefer therapy of theatre's historical past, and likewise contains a bankruptcy on "The Musical".

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