Download E-books Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition PDF

By Tony Kushner

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Angels in the United States: A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes contains Part One, Millennium Approaches and Part , Perestroika

“Glorious. A enormous, subversive, altogether extraordinary masterwork…Details of particular catastrophes can have replaced considering this Reagan-era AIDS epic gained the Pulitzer and the Tony, however the genuine cosmic and human obsessions—power, faith, intercourse, accountability, the way forward for the world—are as perilous, but as falling-down humorous, as ever.” –Linda Winer, Newsday

"A titanic, astonishing play... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting... a looking and radical rethinking of yankee political drama." - Frank wealthy, New York Times

"A victory for theater, for the remodeling strength of the mind's eye to show devastation into beauty." - John Lahr, New Yorker

“An greatly notable paintings of the mind's eye and mind, a towering instance of what theater stretched to its complete strength can achieve.” -Philadelphia Inquirer

"Angels in the USA is the best drama of our time, chatting with us of a complete period of lifestyles and loss of life as no different play inside reminiscence. It ranks as not anything lower than one of many maximum performs of the 20th century." - John Heilpern, manhattan Observer

“Some playwrights are looking to swap the area. a few are looking to revolutionize theater. Tony Kushner is that rarity of rarities: a author who has the promise to do both.” -New York Times

This re-creation of Tony Kushner's masterpiece is released with the author's fresh alterations and a brand new creation in occasion of the 20 th anniversary of its unique creation. the most venerated American performs in background, Angels in America was once provided Tony Awards for top Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It was once made into an Emmy Award-winning HBO movie directed via Mike Nichols. This two-part epic, subtitled "A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes," has got hundreds and hundreds of performances around the globe in additional than twenty-six languages.

Tony Kushner’s performs contain Angels in America; Hydriotaphia, or the dying of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, tailored from the play via Pierre Cornelle; Slavs!; A brilliant Room known as Day; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The clever Homosexual’s consultant to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’s movie of Angels in America and for Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln. His books include The paintings of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the current; Brundibar, with illustrations by means of Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: revolutionary Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon.
Among many honors, Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, Tony Awards, 3 Obie Awards, night common Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg unique Playwright Award. he's a member of the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he used to be presented a countrywide Medal of Arts by means of President Barack Obama. He lives in long island together with his husband, Mark Harris.

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Download E-books The Magic Tower and Other One-Act Plays (New Directions Paperbook) PDF

By Tennessee Williams, Thomas Keith

A significant selection of never-before-collected one-acts: "The height of my virtuosity used to be within the one- act performs. a few of that are like firecrackers in a rope" (Tennessee Williams).
Here are pics of yank existence throughout the nice melancholy and after, populated through a hopelessly hopeful refrain woman, a munitions producer ensnared in a love triangle, an overconfident mob dandy, a terrible couple who quarrel to conquer depression, a tender "spinster" enthralled via the impulse of uprising, and, in "The Magic Tower," a passionate artist and his spouse whose adolescence and optimism usually are not sufficient to guard their "dream marriage." This new quantity gathers a few of Williams's such a lot exuberant early paintings and contains one-acts that he may later extend to strong full-length dramas: "The beautiful Trap," a happy tackle The Glass Menagerie, and "Interior: Panic," a gorgeous precursor to A Streetcar Named Desire.

The performs include:
     * At Liberty
     * The Magic Tower
     * Me, Vashya
     * Curtains for the Gentleman
     * In Our career
     * each Twenty mins
     * Honor the dwelling
     * The Case of the overwhelmed Petunias
     * Moony's child do not Cry
     * The darkish Room
     * the gorgeous catch
     * inside: Panic
     * state of Earth
     * I by no means dress until After darkish on Sundays
     * a few difficulties for The Moose Lodge

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Download E-books August: Osage County PDF

By Tracy Letts

Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

“A great fulfillment in American playwriting: a tragicomic populist portrait of a difficult land and a more durable people.”—Time Out New York

“Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County is what O’Neill will be writing in 2007. Letts has recaptured the the Aristocracy of yankee drama’s mid-century heyday whereas nonetheless developing anything completely original.”—New York magazine

One of the main bracing and seriously acclaimed performs in contemporary Broadway historical past, August: Osage County is a portrait of the dysfunctional American relatives at its finest—and absolute worst. whilst the patriarch of the Weston extended family disappears one scorching summer season evening, the relations reunites on the Oklahoma dwelling house, the place long-held secrets and techniques are unflinchingly and uproariously printed. The three-act, three-and-a-half-hour sizeable of a play combines epic tragedy with black comedy, dramatizing 3 generations of unfulfilled desires and leaving now not certainly one of its 13 characters unscathed. After its sold-out Chicago most advantageous, the play has electrified audiences in big apple due to the fact that its commencing in November 2007.

Tracy Letts is the writer of Killer Joe, Bug, and Man from Nebraska, which used to be a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His performs were played through the kingdom and the world over. A performer in addition to a playwright, Letts is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre corporation, the place August: Osage County premiered.

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Download E-books Kaspar and Other Plays PDF

By Peter Handke

Kaspar, Peter Handke's first full-length drama--hailed in Europe as "the play of the last decade" and in comparison in value to Waiting for Godot--is the tale of an autistic adolescent who unearths himself at an entire existential loss at the degree, with yet a unmarried sentence to name his personal. Drilled through prompters who use terrifyingly humorous logical and alogical language-sequences, Kaspar learns to talk "normally" and finally turns into creative--"doing his personal factor" with phrases; for this he's destroyed.

In Offending the Audience and Self-Accusation, one-character "speak-ins," Handke extra explores the connection among public functionality and private id, forcing us to re-evaluate our feel of who we're and what we know.

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Download E-books Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition PDF

By Tony Kushner

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Angels in the US: A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes contains Part One, Millennium Approaches and Part , Perestroika

“Glorious. A huge, subversive, altogether awesome masterwork…Details of particular catastrophes could have replaced when you consider that this Reagan-era AIDS epic gained the Pulitzer and the Tony, however the actual cosmic and human obsessions—power, faith, intercourse, accountability, the way forward for the world—are as perilous, but as falling-down humorous, as ever.” –Linda Winer, Newsday

"A substantial, astonishing play... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting... a looking out and radical rethinking of yankee political drama." - Frank wealthy, New York Times

"A victory for theater, for the remodeling strength of the mind's eye to show devastation into beauty." - John Lahr, New Yorker

“An greatly extraordinary paintings of the mind's eye and mind, a towering instance of what theater stretched to its complete power can achieve.” -Philadelphia Inquirer

"Angels in the USA is the best drama of our time, talking to us of a whole period of existence and dying as no different play inside reminiscence. It ranks as not anything below one of many maximum performs of the 20 th century." - John Heilpern, big apple Observer

“Some playwrights are looking to switch the area. a few are looking to revolutionize theater. Tony Kushner is that rarity of rarities: a author who has the promise to do both.” -New York Times

This new version of Tony Kushner's masterpiece is released with the author's contemporary adjustments and a brand new advent in get together of the 20th anniversary of its unique construction. the most venerated American performs in background, Angels in America used to be presented Tony Awards for most sensible Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It used to be made into an Emmy Award-winning HBO movie directed by way of Mike Nichols. This two-part epic, subtitled "A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes," has bought hundreds of thousands of performances world wide in additional than twenty-six languages.

Tony Kushner’s performs comprise Angels in America; Hydriotaphia, or the demise of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, tailored from the play via Pierre Cornelle; Slavs!; A vibrant Room referred to as Day; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The clever Homosexual’s advisor to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’s movie of Angels in America and for Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln. His books include The paintings of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the current; Brundibar, with illustrations by way of Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: revolutionary Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon.
Among many honors, Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, Tony Awards, 3 Obie Awards, night average Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg amazing Playwright Award. he's a member of the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he used to be offered a countrywide Medal of Arts by way of President Barack Obama. He lives in ny along with his husband, Mark Harris.

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Download E-books Three Major Plays (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Lope de Vega

Lope de Vega (1562-1635), largely considered as the architect of the drama of the Spanish Golden Age, was once identified by way of his contemporaries because the `monster of Nature' as a result of his creativity as a playwright. Claiming to have written greater than one thousand performs, he created plots and characters striking for his or her strength, inventiveness and dramatic strength, and which, not like French classical drama, mix the intense and the comedian of their wish to imitate lifestyles. Fuente Ovejuna, in accordance with Spanish historical past, and revealing how tyranny results in rebelliion, is likely to be his best-known play. The Knight from Olmedo is a relocating dramatization of impetuous and younger ardour which results in demise. Punishment with out Revenge, Lope's strongest tragedy, centres at the illicit courting of a tender spouse together with her stepson and the revenge of a dishonoured husband. those 3 performs, grouped right here in translations that are trustworthy to the unique Spanish, shiny and meant for functionality, include the superior of Lope's dramatic artwork.

concerning the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the widest diversity of literature from worldwide. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative necessary positive factors, together with professional introductions by way of best specialists, important notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional learn, and lots more and plenty extra.

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Download E-books The Night of the Iguana PDF

By Tennessee Williams

Now released for the 1st time as a exchange paperback with a brand new advent and the quick tale on which it used to be based.

Williams wrote: "This is a play approximately love in its purest terms." it's also Williams's strong and persuasive plea for patience and resistance within the face of human pain. The earthy widow Maxine Faulk is proprietress of a rundown lodge on the fringe of a Mexican cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean the place the defrocked Rev. Shannon, his journey crew of women from a West Texas women's collage, the self-described New England spinster Hannah Jelkes and her ninety-seven-year-old grandfather, Jonathan Coffin ("the world's oldest dwelling and training poet"), a kin of gruesome Nazi tourists, and an iguana tied through its throat to the veranda, all locate themselves assembled for a wet and turbulent night.

This is the 1st alternate paperback variation of The evening of the Iguana and springs with an advent via award-winning playwright Doug Wright, the author's unique Foreword, the quick tale "The evening of the Iguana" which used to be the germ for the play, plus an essay through famous Tennessee Williams student, Kenneth Holditch.

"I'm uninterested in engaging in companies in compliment and worship of a senile delinquent—yeah, that's what I acknowledged, I shouted! all of your Western theologies, the entire mythology of them, are in accordance with the idea that of God as a senile antisocial and, through God, i cannot and can't proceed to behavior prone in compliment and worship of this...this...this indignant, petulant previous man." —The Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon, from The evening of the Iguana

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Download E-books A Midsummer Night's Dream (Folger Shakespeare Library) PDF

By William Shakespeare

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare levels the workings of affection. Theseus and Hippolyta, approximately to marry, are figures from mythology. within the woods outdoor Theseus’s Athens, younger males and younger women type themselves out into couples—but no longer ahead of they shape first one love triangle, after which another.

Also within the woods, the king and queen of fairyland, Oberon and Titania, conflict over custody of an orphan boy; Oberon makes use of magic to make Titania fall in love with a weaver named backside, whose head is briefly reworked into that of a donkey by means of a hobgoblin or “puck,” Robin Goodfellow. ultimately, backside and his partners ineptly degree the tragedy of “Pyramus and Thisbe.”

The authoritative variation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and primary Shakespeare sequence for college kids and basic readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in keeping with the simplest early published 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 recognized strains and phrases

-An creation to interpreting Shakespeare’s language

-An essay through a number one Shakespeare student supplying a latest point of view at the play

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

-An annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay by means of Catherine Belsey

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s greatest choice of Shakespeare’s published works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from world wide. 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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Download E-books Parc Sauvage PDF

By Jacques Roubaud

Septembre forty two. Deux enfants d'une dizaine d'années, Dora et ' Jacques ' (c'est son nouveau prénom, il ne faut pas qu'il l'oublie) arrivent dans une grande propriété des Corbières. Dora est venue avec Vlad, son oncle, ' qui ne peut plus jouer en ce second '. Sa mère est restée à Toulouse. Les mom and dad de ' Jacques-maintenant ' sont il ne sait où, loin. los angeles maison est vaste. Il y a des poules, des canards, des vignes, les ' jumeaux ', qui se ressemblent tellement qu'ils ne savent peut-être même pas eux-mêmes qui est Joan et qui est Jean. Il y a Teresa, leur mère, qui parle catalan, venue avec Jim, qui parle anglais ; et Camillou, leur grand-père, que Dora aime dès qu'elle le voit. Sainte-Lucie lui appartient et il les reçoit, ' en attendant '. En attendant qu'on vienne les chercher pour les emmener dans l. a. montagne, vers l'Espagne.

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