Theatre

Seascape: A Play by Edward Albee

By Edward Albee

At the heels of the luck of Edward Albee's The accrued performs of Edward Albee, forget brings back--in a stand-alone volume--one of Albee's so much adored performs, an exquisite tale of what it potential to be alive--winner of the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

On a abandoned stretch of seashore, a middle-aged couple relaxes after a picnic lunch and speak idly approximately domestic, relatives, and their existence jointly. She sketches; he naps. Then, unexpectedly, they're joined by means of sea creatures, a couple of lizards from the depths of the sea, with whom they interact in a desirable discussion. The emotional and highbrow reverberations of this strange dialog will linger within the middle and the brain lengthy after the curtain falls--or the final web page is grew to become.

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Musical Prodigies: Perilous Journeys, Remarkable Lives by Claude Kenneson

By Claude Kenneson

What needs to it's prefer to commence composing song at age and create an opera at age ten as Samuel Barber did? Or to head deaf at age 8 and but develop into a world-renowned percussionist as Evelyn Glennie has? This e-book is a party of the impressive lives of forty four musical prodigies from the 18th century to the current, together with the fantastic tales of Mozart and Paganini, Andres Segovia and Samuel Barber, Van Cliburn and Ruggiero Ricci and Jacqueline du Pre and Yo-Yo Ma, to call just a couple of. the writer explores early relations existence, first academics, the significance of co-workers and the inevitable struggles for independence and recognition as an grownup musician.

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The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh

By Martin McDonagh

Whereas nonetheless in his twenties, the Anglo-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh has stuffed homes in big apple and London, been showered with the theatre world's such a lot prestigious accolades, and electrified audiences along with his cunningly crafted and outrageous tragicomedies. With echoes of Stoppard and Kafka, his most modern drama, The Pillowman, is the viciously humorous and heavily demanding story of a author in an unnamed totalitarian nation who's interrogated in regards to the grotesque content material of his brief tales and their similarities to a couple of child-murders taking place in his town.

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Theatre and Citizenship: The History of a Practice by David Wiles

By David Wiles

Citizenship is a contested time period which at the present time conjures up either policy-makers and radical activists. David Wiles strains this perfect to its classical roots, interpreting either theatre and citizenship as performative practices. Wiles examines how humans functionality jointly instead of as members, for instance via choruses or crowd behaviour within the auditorium. He explores old tensions among the passivity of the spectator and the lively engagement of a citizen, paying certain cognizance to dramatists like Aristophanes, Machiavelli and Rousseau who've translated political conception right into a theatre of, and for, lively voters. The e-book is a clean research of everyday and not more widely used landmarks of theatre background, revealing how performs functionality as social and political occasions. during this unique method of theatre heritage, Wiles argues that theatre is a robust medium to construct groups, and that makes an attempt to take advantage of it as a automobile for schooling are quite often lost.

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Theatre and National Identity: Re-Imagining Conceptions of by Nadine Holdsworth

By Nadine Holdsworth

This e-book explores the ways in which pre-existing ‘national’ works or ‘national theatre’ websites can supply a wealthy resource of fabric for chatting with the modern second as a result resonances or institutions they provide of a distinct time, position, politics, or tradition. that includes a wide overseas scope, it deals a chain of thought-provoking essays that discover how playwrights, administrators, theatre-makers, and function artists have re-staged or re-worked a vintage nationwide play, functionality, theatrical shape, or theatre house which will have interaction with conceptions of and questions round the country, nationalism, and nationwide id within the modern second, starting up new methods of brooding about or problematizing questions round the kingdom and nationwide id. Chapters ask how productions have interaction with a selected second within the nationwide psyche within the context of internationalism and globalization, for instance, in addition to how productions discover the interconnectivity of countries, intercultural agendas, or cosmopolitanism. additionally they discover questions in terms of the presence of migrants, exiles, or refugees, and the legacy of colonial histories and post-colonial subjectivities. the quantity highlights how theatre and function has the power to contest and unsettle principles of the country and nationwide identification by utilizing a variety of websites, stagings, and function ideas, and the way modern theatres have portrayed nationwide agendas and characters at a time of excessive cultural flux and repositioning.

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Le Médecin malgré lui by Molière

By Molière

Sganarelle, le faiseur de fagots, est dans de beaux draps : voici que, par une ruse vengeresse, sa femme le fait passer pour médecin. Le vieux Géronte, qui l’a fait mander pour guérir sa fille, semble perplexe face aux explications de ce docteur peu orthodoxe.

Les cocasseries de Sganarelle et son charabia scientifique suffisent à tromper los angeles crédulité de los angeles patiente et de son entourage. Et, pour comble d’ironie, le pretend médecin a affaire à une fausse malade !

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Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and by Richard Young, Odile Cisneros

By Richard Young, Odile Cisneros

The historic Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater offers clients with an available single-volume reference device overlaying Portuguese-speaking Brazil and the sixteen Spanish-speaking international locations of continental Latin the US (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, provide succinct biographical facts and an account of the author's literary creation, with specific awareness to their such a lot fashionable works and the place they belong in literary history.

The creation offers a overview of Latin American literature and theater as a complete whereas separate dictionary entries for every state supply perception into the historical past of nationwide literatures. Entries for literary phrases, pursuits, and genres serve to enrich those commentaries, and an intensive bibliography issues the best way for additional studying. the excellent view and designated info acquired from these kind of components will make this ebook of use to the general-interest reader, Latin American stories scholars, and the educational specialist.

Review

Number forty five in Scarecrow’s old Dictionaries of Literature and the humanities sequence encompasses the Spanish and Portuguese literatures of Mexico, principal the USA, and South the US, from the diaries of Christopher Columbus (preserved via Bartolomé de las Casas) to brief tales, performs, novels, and other kinds of the current day. The nations of the Caribbean, usually handled as a separate entity, are excluded. writer younger is professor emeritus of Spanish and Latin American stories on the college of Alberta, and writer Cisneros is an affiliate professor on the comparable collage. Following a chronology and advent, the 500-page dictionary part consists nearly completely of biographical entries starting from a paragraph to a few of pages for the best-known authors, together with Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Fuentes, and Gabriel García Márquez. every one access comprises the author’s state (though many lengthy resided elsewhere), dates, short biographical and literary highlights, and titles of significant works (in the unique language and in English, with transparent indication even if there's an English translation). there's an access for the literature and theater of every nation in addition to entries for activities, phrases, and genres, akin to Ultraísmo, increase, and historic novel. Cross-referencing inside and following entries is huge. A bibliography of approximately 2 hundred pages is prepared through state, with bibliographies, encyclopedias, dictionaries, histories, and anthologies (or a few subset) by way of works on specific authors; those assets are in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. instructed for tutorial libraries and public libraries the place the literature of Latin the United States is necessary. (Booklist)

Young (emer., Univ. of Alberta) and Cisneros (Univ. of Alberta) provide a entire therapy of Latin American literary arts from the conquest to the twenty first century. Given the scope of the subject and the ancient dictionary layout, the entries are succinct but bring tantalizing introductions to authors, literary events, topics, and nationwide literary histories. The level is determined with a literary chronology that starts off with Christopher Columbus's arrival and his diary, and extends to the 2010 award of the Nobel Prize for literature. Entries are largely cross-referenced. daring typeface inside entries exhibits phrases lined somewhere else within the dictionary, permitting researchers to maneuver fast among authors, international locations, and literary hobbies. Many entries include see additionally references to comparable themes. An expansive bibliography on the finish of the entries is prepared geopolitically with chosen references for all authors integrated therein. This association calls for an inordinate volume of thumbing via pages whilst looking for person authors. Headers indicating nations coated inside sections could have solved this challenge. The breadth of the bibliography could be valuable to researchers pursuing deeper research. Summing Up: advised. Libraries with a powerful dedication to Latin American stories; decrease- and upper-level undergraduates, and basic readers. (CHOICE)

Scenic articles on nationwide literatures do see that the current quantity is a dictionary of Latin American literature and while, an advent to it. As such, it truly is evidently meant for educational use within the English-speaking global. (Iberoamericana)

This dictionary merits recognition since it begun a venture that we are hoping will proceed through the years. it's a invaluable contribution to the gathering of reference books in our periods of Latin American literature and tradition. (Hispania)

About the Author

Richard younger is professor emeritus of Spanish and Latin American reports on the collage of Alberta, Canada, the place he taught for nearly forty years. His edited volumes contain Latin American Postmodernisms (1997), track, pop culture, Identities (2002), and, in collaboration with Stephen Hart, modern Latin American Cultural experiences (2003). He used to be editor of Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos from 1996 until eventually 2003.

Odile Cisneros is affiliate professor within the division of recent Languages and Cultural reports and this system in Comparative Literature on the collage of Alberta. She co-edited Novas: chosen Writings of Haroldo de Campos (2007), and he or she can also be an energetic literary translator and has released book-length translations of labor by means of Régis Bonvicino, Rodrigo Rey Rosa, and Jaroslav Seifert.

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Britannicus by Jean Racine

By Jean Racine

" L'idée de Narcisse, d'Agrippine et de Néron, l'idée si noire et si terrible qu'on se fait de leurs crimes, ne saurait s'effacer de l. a. mémoire du spectateur ", écrit Saint-Evremond en 1670. Si Britannicus a de quoi décontenancer, tant au XVIIe siècle qu'aujourd'hui, c'est que los angeles violence et los angeles noirceur des personnages mènent le tragique à son paroxysme, et l'humain à ses dernières limites. En nous montrant le début du règne de Néron et sa perversité terrifiante, Racine nous fait en effet assister, selon ses propres termes, à l. a. naissance d'un " monstre ".

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