Download E-books The Great Santini: A Novel PDF

By Pat Conroy

Step into the powerhouse lifetime of Bull Meecham. He’s all Marine—fighter pilot, king of the clouds, and absolute ruler of his relatives. Lillian is his wife—beautiful, southern-bred, with a middle of velvet metal. with out her cool head, her young ones will be in genuine difficulty. Ben is the oldest, a born athlete whose most sensible by no means satisfies the massive guy. Ben’s bought to face up, even struggle again, opposed to a father who doesn’t provide in—not to his males, to not his spouse, and positively to not his son. Bull Meecham is definitely Pat Conroy’s so much explosive character—a guy you want to hate, yet a guy you'll love.

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Download E-books Real Life & Liars PDF

By Kristina Riggle

Sometimes you discover happiness the place, and while, you least anticipate it.

For Mirabelle Zielinski's youngsters, happiness constantly looks simply out of succeed in. Her polished oldest daughter, Katya, clings to a stale marriage with a workaholic husband and 3 spoiled childrens. Her son, Ivan, so inventive, is a down-in-the-dumps songwriter with the worst flavor in girls. And the "baby," impulsive Irina, who lives lifestyles on a whim, is now reluctantly pregnant and hitched to a guy who's two times her age. at the weekend in their mom and dad' anniversary get together, lies might be published, hearts can be broken...but love may also be came upon. And the most important surprise may perhaps come from Mirabelle herself, simply because she has a mystery that might switch every little thing.

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Download E-books The Trojan Women and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Euripides, James Morwood

This quantity of Euripides' performs bargains new translations of the 3 nice battle performs Trojan ladies, Hecuba, and Andromache, during which the sufferings of Troy's survivors are harrowingly depicted. With unheard of depth, Euripides--whom Aristotle known as the main tragic of poets--describes the bad brutality that either girls and youngsters suffer in the course of conflict. but, within the war's aftermath, this brutality is challenged and a brand new battleground is published the place the ladies of Troy evince an overpowering greatness of spirit.
We weep for the elderly Hecuba in her identify play and in Trojan Women, whereas even as we respect her resilience amid unrelieved ache. Andromache, the slave-concubine of her husband's killer, endures her lifestyles within the victor's nation with a stoic the Aristocracy. in their time but undying, those performs insist at the victory of the feminine spirit amid the horrors visited on them by way of the gods and males in the course of war.
in regards to the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from worldwide. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different precious good points, together with specialist introductions by way of prime professionals, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra learn, and masses more.

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Download E-books A House Not Meant to Stand: A Gothic Comedy (New Directions Paperbook) PDF

By Tennessee Williams, Thomas Keith

The spellbinding final full-length play produced throughout the author's lifetime is now released for the 1st time.

Christmas 1982: Cornelius and Bella McCorkle of Pascagoula, Mississippi, go back domestic one nighttime in a thunderstorm from the Memphis funeral in their older son to a home and a lifestyles actually falling apart--daughter Joanie is in an insane asylum and their more youthful son Charlie is upstairs having intercourse along with his pregnant, holy-roller female friend because the McCorkles input. Cornelius, who has political goals and a litany of illnesses, is attempting to discover a large number of moonshine cash his mild spouse Bella has hidden someplace of their collapsing apartment, yet his noisy efforts are disrupted by means of a move of outstanding characters, either dwelling and dead.

whereas Williams frequently used drama to express wish and desperation in human hearts, it was once via this darkish, expressionistic comedy, which he known as a "Southern gothic spook sonata," that he was once top capable of chronicle his imaginative and prescient of the delicate nation of our international.

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Download E-books Fish In The Dark PDF

By Larry David

Fish at the hours of darkness is the marvelous playwriting debut by means of Larry David, the a number of Emmy-winning famous person of shrink Your Enthusiasm and co-creator of Seinfeld. This sidesplitting play, an affidavit to David's nice writing expertise, can be his first time on Broadway, in reality, his first time performing on level due to the fact that 8th grade. In Fish at the hours of darkness Larry David stars as Norman Drexel, a guy in his 50s who's common in such a lot respects apart from his hyperactive libido. As Norman and his family members attempt to navigate the loss of life of a friend, outdated buddies and unsettled arguments resurface with hilarious consequences.
Fish in the dead of night has its global most advantageous on Broadway on the Cort Theatre on March five, 2015, starring Larry David.

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Download E-books Zapata PDF

By John Steinbeck

Sooner than there has been Viva Zapata!, the acclaimed movie for which John Steinbeck got Academy Award nominations for top tale and screenplay, there has been the unique Zapata.

In the examine library of UCLA, James Robertson unearthed Steinbeck's unique narraive of the lifetime of Emiliano Zapato, "the Little Tiger," champion of the peasants throughout the Mexican Revolution. This tale, upon which Steinbeck dependent his vintage script Viva Zapata!, brilliantly captures the clash among inventive dissent and illiberal militancy to offer us either a timesless social assertion and a useful paintings of art.

This new quantity contains the screenplay, with copious notes through the film's acclaimed director, Elia Kazan, in addition to Steinbeck's fascinating narrative.

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Download E-books Fairy Tales: Dramolettes PDF

Three mini-plays via the German wunderkind and asylum-dweller.

Fairy stories gathers the radical verse dramolettes of the Swiss author Robert Walser. Narrated in Walser's inimitable, playful language, those theatrical items overturn conventional notions of the fairy story, reworking the Brothers Grimm into metatheater, even metareflections.

Snow White forgives the evil queen for attempting to kill her, Cinderella doubts her prince and enjoys being hated through her evil stepsisters; the Fairy story itself is a personality who encourages her to stick in the confines of the tale. snoozing good looks, the royal kin, and its retainers usually are not chuffed approximately being woken from their sleep by way of an absurd, unpretentious, Walser-like hero. Mary and Joseph are greatly surprised by means of what lies in shop for his or her child Jesus.

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Download E-books Teatro de Clara Gazul (Spanish Edition) PDF

Culto, liberal, escéptico y tolerante, Prosper Mérimée (1803-1870) se sintió, como tantos otros de sus coetáneos, atraído por España, su historia, sus tradiciones y sus costumbres. Hasta el punto de caer en l. a. tentación de " inventar " España antes de conocerla. Las circunstancias le convirtieron en amigo íntimo —preceptor ocasional junto a Stendhal y, luego, confidente— de Eugenia de Montijo, esposa del emperador Napoleón III. Su inquietud creadora le hizo abandonar l. a. escritura teatral y consagrarse a los angeles narrativa. Su sincero, fervoroso y documentado hispanismo no puede ni debe incitarnos a conceptuar su obra de " españolada " .
La quimérica actriz y comediógrafa granadina Clara Gazul se dio a conocer en París, en 1825; veinte años antes que los angeles cigarrera sevillana Carmen. Pero, así como esta última nacería primordialmente de los viajes y experiencias personales de Prosper Mérimée, los angeles comedianta Clara Gazul había sido producto exclusivo de las lecturas y l. a. imaginación de su autor. Las piezas que componen el " Teatro de Clara Gazul " son, en ocasiones, desenfrenados manifiestos liberales e incluso antifranceses. En todo caso, anticlericales. los angeles rebeldía ideológica y formal —el humor negro— del teatro del joven Mérimée constituye hasta cierto punto un anticipo del esperpento valleinclanesco.

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Download E-books November: A Play PDF

By David Mamet

David Mamet's new Oval workplace satire depicts someday within the lifetime of a beleaguered American commander-in-chief. It's November in a Presidential election yr, and incumbent Charles Smith's possibilities for reelection are having a look grim. Approval scores are down, his money's operating out, and nuclear struggle can be impending. notwithstanding his employees has thrown within the towel and his spouse has all started to organize for her post-White condominium existence, Chuck isn't able to surrender simply but. Amidst the largest struggle of his political occupation, the President has to discover time to pardon a few turkeys -- saving them from the slaughter ahead of Thanksgiving -- and this straightforward PR occasion conjures up Smith to possibility all of it in try to win again public help. With Mamet's attribute no-holds-barred type, November is a scathingly hilarious tackle the country of the US this day and the lengths to which individuals will visit win.

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Download E-books Pericles (Modern Library Classics) PDF

By William Shakespeare

“This global to me is yet a ceaseless storm
Whirring me from my friends.”
—Pericles
 
Eminent Shakespearean students Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen offer a clean re-creation of this vintage tragicomedy of excellent and evil in lots of guises.
 
THIS quantity additionally comprises greater than 100 PAGES OF unique FEATURES:
 
• an unique creation to Pericles
• incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and research with important proof concerning the work
• observation on prior and present productions in response to interviews with best administrators, actors, and designers
• pictures of key RSC productions
• an summary of Shakespeare’s theatrical occupation and chronology of his plays
 
excellent for college kids, theater pros, and normal readers, those glossy and available variants from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new normal in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

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