Download E-books Othello (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 34) (Bilingual Edition) PDF

By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

It's a Bilingual version of chinese language and English.

中国广播电视出版社从台湾远东图书公司引进版权,出版了梁实秋翻译的《莎士比亚全集》中英文对照版,这是梁译本《莎士比亚全集》以中英文对照的形式首次在内地出版发行。梁译本的最大特点为:白话散文式的风格;直译,忠实于原文;全译,决不删略原文。除此之外,梁译本还有独到之处:一是加了注释。莎翁作品原文常有版本的困难,晦涩难解之处很多,各种双关语、熟语、俚语、典故也多,猥亵语也不少,梁实秋不但直译,而且加了大量注释,帮助读者理解原文。二是每剧前都加了序言。序言中对该剧的版本、著作年代、故事来源、舞台历史、该剧的意义及批评意见等均有论述。

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Download E-books Killer Joe PDF

By Tracy Letts

"One of the simplest American performs of the previous sector century." - Terry Teachout, Wall highway Journal

"An immensely wonderful pop artifact. Written with neon-lit flamboyance." - Vincent Canby, New York Times

"A great play. an incredible theatrical event." - Michael Billington, Guardian

“A visceral theatre event of the top order. if you happen to like their theatre robust, no longer tepid, it is immensely gratifying.” –Backstage

The Smith relations hatch a plan to homicide their estranged matriarch for her coverage funds and lease Killer Joe Cooper, a police detective and part-time agreement killer, to do the task. as soon as he enters the trailer, their basic plan spirals uncontrolled. Letts’s unforgettable first play is “a stressful, gut-twisting mystery trip” and has been played in fifteen international locations in twelve languages (Chicago Tribune). The movie version, published in 2011 and starring Matthew McConaghey, is “written with cruel black humor…one hell of a film” (Roger Ebert).

Tracy Letts was once offered the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for top Play for August: Osage County, which premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre corporation in 2007 ahead of taking part in Broadway, London's nationwide Theatre, and a forty-week US journey. different performs contain Pulitzer Prize finalist Man from Nebraska; Killer Joe, which was once tailored right into a seriously acclaimed movie; and Bug, which has performed in ny, Chicago, and London and was once tailored right into a movie. Letts is an ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theatre corporation and garnered a Tony Award for his functionality within the Broadway revival of Who's terrified of Virginia Woolf?

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Download E-books Speed-the-Plow: A Play PDF

By David Mamet

Speed-the-Plow is an exhilaratingly sharp, comical, stressful play concerning the energy of cash and intercourse in Hollywood, and the way they corrupt motion picture manufacturers. Speed-the-Plow opened at Lincoln middle to sold-out seats, rave stories and lots more and plenty fanfare in March 1988—staring Madonna, Joe Mantegna, and Ron Silver—and later moved to and had a long-standing run on Broadway.

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Download E-books Shelf Life: Romance, Mystery, Drama and Other Page-Turning Adventures from a Year in a Bookstore PDF

By Suzanne Strempek Shea

Suzanne Shea has continually enjoyed an outstanding book—and she’s written 5 of them, all acclaimed. during her ten-year profession, she’s performed a great little bit of traveling, together with readings and drop-ins at actually hundreds of thousands of bookstores. She by no means visited one who wasn’t memorable.

Two years in the past, whereas improving from radiation remedy, Shea heard from a pal who used to be searching for support at her bookshop. Shea volunteered, seeing it as not anything greater than the way to get out of her pajamas and again into the realm. yet over subsequent 12 months, from St. Patrick’s Day via Poetry Month, graduation/Father’s Day/summer reading/Christmas and again back to these shamrock screens, Shea lived and breathed books in a spot she says sells “ideas, tales, encouragement, solutions, solace, validation, the fundamental ammunition for day-by-day life.” Her paintings used to be in brief interrupted by way of an writer journey that took her to different nice bookstores. Descriptions of those and her stories of book-lined rooms achieving the entire as far back as early life visits to the Bookmobile are scattered all through this captivating, funny, and engrossing account of analyzing and rejuvenation.

For an individual who loves books, and particularly for somebody who has fallen less than the spell of a different book shop, Shelf lifestyles should be required reading.

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Download E-books Phaedra and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) PDF

Residing in Rome below Caligula and later a educate to Nero, Seneca witnessed the extremes of human behaviour. His stunning and bloodthirsty performs not just mirror a brutal interval of historical past but in addition exhibit how guilt, sorrow, anger and hope lead members to violence. The hero of Hercules Insane saves his circle of relatives from slaughter, in simple terms to devote additional atrocities while he is going mad. The scary dying of Astyanax is acknowledged in Trojan Women, and Phaedra bargains with forbidden love. In Oedipus a frightened guy discovers himself, whereas Thyestes recounts the sour kinfolk fight for a crown. Of doubtful authorship, Octavia dramatizes Nero's divorce from his spouse and her deportation. the one Latin tragedies to have survived whole, those performs are masterpieces of shiny, muscular language and mental insight.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by means of introductions and notes through extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Tempest (Folger Shakespeare Library) PDF

By William Shakespeare

Placing romance onstage, The Tempest provides us a magician, Prospero, a former duke of Milan who used to be displaced via his treacherous brother, Antonio. Prospero is exiled on an island, the place his basically partners are his daughter, Miranda, the spirit Ariel, and the monster Caliban. while his enemies are between these stuck in a typhoon close to the island, Prospero turns his strength upon them via Ariel and different spirits.

The characters exceed the jobs of villains and heroes. Prospero turns out heroic, but he enslaves Caliban and has an urge for food for revenge. Caliban seems a monster for attacking Miranda, yet appears to be like heroic in resisting Prospero, evoking the interval of colonialism within which the play used to be written. Miranda’s engagement to Ferdinand, the Prince of Naples and a member of the shipwrecked occasion, is helping unravel the drama.

The authoritative version of The Tempest from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and regular Shakespeare sequence for college students and basic readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in line with the easiest early revealed model of the play

-Full explanatory notes with ease 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 interpreting Shakespeare’s language

-An essay by means of a number one Shakespeare pupil supplying a contemporary viewpoint at the play

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

-An annotated advisor to extra reading

Essay by way of Barbara A. Mowat

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

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Download E-books The Death of Bessie Smith, The Sandbox, and The American Dream PDF

By Edward Albee

This new assortment positive factors 3 acclaimed one-act performs from Edward Albee's early years. With the preliminary productions of The loss of life of Bessie Smith, The Sandbox, and the yankee Dream, Albee consolidated his recognition as a super new expertise of the hot York theater scene. those 3 performs take on significant issues reminiscent of race relatives, American relations existence, and the essence of theater itself -- each one of which nonetheless proceed to resonate. Representing the daring and interesting classes within the then younger profession of extensively consideredAmerica's preferred and imaginitive playwrights, this version is a must have for theater fans.

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Download E-books 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other Plays (The Theatre of Tennessee Williams, Book 6) PDF

By Tennessee Williams

They're packed with the notion of existence because it is, and the fervour for all times because it should be, that have made The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire classics of the yank theater.

Only this sort of performs (The Purification) is written in verse, yet in them all the method of personality is when it comes to poetic revelation. even if Williams is writing of derelict roomers in a brand new Orleans boarding condo (The woman of Larkspur Lotion) or the stories of a venerable touring salesman (The final of My stable Gold Watches) or of antisocial teenagers (This estate is Condemned), his perception into human nature is that of the poet. He can compress the fundamental which means of life—its pathos or its tragedy, its bravery or the standard of its love—into one small scene or a couple of moments of dialogue.

Mr. Williams's perspectives at the function of the little theater in American tradition are contained in a stimulating essay, "Something wild...," which serves as an creation to this assortment.

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Download E-books The School for Scandal and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Richly exploited comedian occasions, bubbling wit, and complex plots mix to make Sheridan's paintings among the finest of of all English comedy. The tuition for Scandal (1777) is his masterpiece, a brilliantly crafted comedy of contrasts during which brothers Joseph and Charles floor contend for Maria, with hilariously differing intentions and effects. additionally a piece of acute comedian irony, The Rivals satirizes the romantic posturing of Lydia Languish whereas her disguised suitor Captain Absolute's imaginitive contrivances strengthen an ever artistic and skilfully wrought plot. integrated during this version are the opera play The Duenna and the hardly ever published musical play A journey to Scarborough, tailored from Vanbrugh's The Relapse. Sheridan's final play, The Critic, is an exuberant parody of the modish tragic drama of the day. Lampooning Sir Fretful Plagiary's absurdly bombastic historic drama in the course of its harassed phases of creation, its satire by no means fails to thrill.

The texts of the performs were newly edited via the final Editor of the Oxford World's Classics English Drama sequence. a superb advent and notes on Sheridan's playhouses and demanding inheritance make this a useful variation for examine and function alike.

in regards to the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the widest variety of literature from worldwide. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of alternative necessary positive aspects, together with professional introductions through major gurus, worthy notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional research, and masses extra.

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Download E-books The Traveling Companion & Other Plays (New Directions Paperbook) PDF

By Tennessee Williams

Twelve formerly uncollected experimental shorter performs: The Chalky White SubstanceThe Day on Which a guy Dies (An Occidental Noh Play)A Cavalier for MiladyThe Pronoun "I"The impressive Rooming apartment of Mme. LeMondeKirche, Küche, Kinder (An Outrage for the Stage)Green EyesThe ParadeThe One ExceptionSunburstWill Mr. Merriwether go back from Memphis?The touring Companion

inspite of his nice advertisement luck, Tennessee Williams continuously thought of himself an experimental playwright. within the final 25 years of his lifestyles his explorations increased―especially in shorter kinds and one-act plays―as Williams created functionality items with parts of theater of the absurd, theater of cruelty, theater of the ridiculous, in addition to motifs from jap kinds resembling Noh and Kabuki, excessive camp and satire, and with cutting edge visible and verbal types that have been fullyyt his own.

encouraged through Beckett, Genet, and Pinter, between others, Williams labored not easy to extend the limits of the lyric realism he used to be top identified for. those performs have been explicitly meant to be played off-off Broadway or domestically. occasionally demanding, occasionally outrageous, usually the tone of those performs is tough, bawdy or perhaps cartoonish. whereas a few those performs hire what will be termed weird and wonderful "happy endings," others gaze unblinkingly into the darkness.

even though a number of of Williams' lesser-known works from this era have already been released through New instructions, those twelve performs have by no means been gathered. almost all these shorter performs are unknown to audiences and scholars―some are released right here for the 1st time―yet them all embody, in a single approach or one other, what Time journal known as "the 4 significant issues that experience spurred Williams' dramatic mind's eye: loneliness, love, the violated center and the valiancy of survival."

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