Category: Drama

Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Adrian Poole

On your neighborhood anchorperson, the be aware "tragedy" brings to brain an unintended fireplace at a low-income condo block, the horrors of a common catastrophe, or atrocities happening in far-off lands. To a classicist in spite of the fact that, the note brings to brain the masterpieces of Sophocles, Shakespeare, and Racine; attractive dramas that includes romanticized torment. What has tragedy been made to intend through dramatists, storytellers, philosophers, politicians, and newshounds during the last and a part millennia? Why will we nonetheless learn, re-write, and degree those previous performs? This vigorous and fascinating paintings provides a wholly new angle which exhibits the relevance of tragedy to brand new international, and extends past drama and literature into visible paintings and daily event. Addressing questions on trust, blame, mourning, revenge, soreness, and irony, famous student Adrian Poole demonstrates the age-old value of our makes an attempt to make experience of poor suffering.

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Venus and Adonis (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 38) (Bilingual Edition)

By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

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


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Orestes and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics)

By Euripides, Robin Waterfield

Orestes and different Plays presents new translations of Ion, Orestes, The Phoenician Women and The Suppliant Women, performs that each one discover moral and political subject matters. Ion vividly portrays the function of likelihood in human existence and the dynamics of kinfolk relationships.
In Orestes, the preferred of the tragedian's performs concerning the historic international, Euripides explores the emotional effects of Orestes' homicide of his mom at the members involved, and makes the story resonate with recommendation to Athens concerning the hazard to democracy posed via political strain teams. The Suppliant Women is a statement at the politics of empire, because the Athenian king Theseus comes to a decision to take advantage of strength of hands instead of persuasion opposed to Thebes. The Phoenician Women transforms the poor clash among Oedipus' sons into probably the most savage indictments of civil struggle in Western literature via highlighting the non-public tragedy it brings.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from around the world. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different worthwhile good points, together with specialist introductions by way of top gurus, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional research, and lots more and plenty more.

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What Goes Around (Hotlanta, Book 3)

By Denene Millner, Mitzi Miller

The Duke sisters go back during this awesome finale to the Hotlanta trilogy!

At their prestigious Atlanta highschool, twins Sydney and Lauren Duke rule the roost. whereas straight-A Sydney wields her energy in Tory Burch apartments and pearl studs, reckless, sultry Lauren makes it take place as head of the cheerleading squad. however the girls' messy relations historical past - and their involvement in a depressing secret- may possibly topple every thing they carry pricey. Their mom and stepfather are looking to tear aside Sydney and her new boyfriend. And Lauren's real love, Jermaine, is tied to sketchy dealings at the fallacious part of city. Can the Duke sisters redeem themselves whereas staying actual to what's genuine?

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

By Suzanne Strempek Shea

Suzanne Shea has consistently enjoyed a superb book—and she’s written 5 of them, all acclaimed. during her ten-year occupation, she’s performed a superb little bit of traveling, together with readings and drop-ins at actually countless numbers of bookstores. She by no means visited one who wasn’t memorable.

Two years in the past, whereas recuperating from radiation treatment, Shea heard from a pal who was once trying to find aid 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 one year, from St. Patrick’s Day via Poetry Month, graduation/Father’s Day/summer reading/Christmas and again back to these shamrock monitors, 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 was once in brief interrupted by means of an writer travel that took her to different nice bookstores. Descriptions of those and her stories of book-lined rooms achieving the entire as far back as adolescence visits to the Bookmobile are scattered all through this fascinating, funny, and engrossing account of studying and rejuvenation.

For someone who loves books, and particularly for someone who has fallen below the spell of a different bookstall, Shelf lifestyles can be required reading.

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The Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams

No play within the smooth theatre has so captured the mind's eye and middle of the yank public as Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie.

Menagerie was once Williams's first renowned good fortune and introduced the bright, if just a little debatable, profession of our pre-eminent lyric playwright. due to the fact that its best in Chicago in 1944, with the mythical Laurette Taylor within the position of Amanda, the play has been the bravura piece for excellent actresses from Jessica Tandy to Joanne Woodward, and is studied and played in study rooms and theatres around the globe. The Glass Menagerie (in the studying textual content the writer most popular) is now on hand simply in its New instructions Paperbook variation. a brand new advent through well-known Williams student Robert Bray, editor of The Tennessee Williams Annual Review, reappraises the play greater than part a century after it received the recent York Drama Critics Circle Award: "More than fifty years after telling his tale of a kinfolk whose lives shape a triangle of quiet desperation, Williams's mellifluous voice nonetheless resonates deeply and universally." This variation of The Glass Menagerie additionally contains Williams's essay at the impression of surprising status on a suffering author, "The disaster of Success," in addition to a brief element of Williams's personal "Production Notes." the canopy gains the vintage line drawing via Alvin Lustig, initially performed for the 1949 New instructions variation.

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A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2)

By George R. R. Martin

THE publication at the back of the second one SEASON OF online game OF THRONES, AN unique sequence NOW ON HBO.

In this eagerly awaited sequel to A video game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has created a piece of unsurpassed imaginative and prescient, energy, and mind's eye. A conflict of Kings transports us to an international of revelry and revenge, wizardry and conflict in contrast to any you've ever experienced.

A conflict OF KINGS

A comet the colour of blood and flame cuts around the sky. And from the traditional castle of Dragonstone to the forbidding beaches of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions fight for regulate of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, getting ready to stake their claims via tempest, turmoil, and battle. it's a story within which brother plots opposed to brother and the useless upward push to stroll within the evening. right here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the brain prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild males descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the nation-state. opposed to a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and homicide, victory may match to the lads and girls possessed of the coldest steel...and the coldest hearts. For whilst kings conflict, the total land trembles.

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Dearly Devoted Dexter

By Jeff Lindsay

Life’s tricky for Dexter Morgan. It’s tough being the world’s in basic terms serial killer with a sense of right and wrong, in particular in the event you paintings for the Miami police. to prevent suspicion, Dexter’s needed to slip deep into his conceal: spending time together with his female friend and her young children, slowly changing into the world’s first serial killing sofa potato. Then a very nasty psychopath starts off slicing a path via Miami — a killer whose twisted strategies go away even Dexter speechless. while his sister Deborah, a tough-as-nails cop, is drawn into the case, it turns into transparent that Dexter must do pop out of hiding and hunt the monster down. except, after all, the killer unearths him first. . .

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The Misanthrope and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

By David Coward, Molière

Translated by way of David Coward.

Molière (1622-73) mixed the entire conventional parts of comedy—wit, slapstick, spectacle and satire—with a deep figuring out of personality to create richly subtle dramas that have consistently extremely joyful audiences. so much are outfitted round dangerously deluded and obsessive heroes resembling The Would-Be Gentleman and The Misanthrope who threaten to blight the lives of these round them. Such silly Affected girls and people realized girls (both newly translated for this version) divulge the extravagant, stylish fads and snobbery of the Parisian clever set, whereas the tale of the falsely religious Tartuffe and his dedicated disciple Orgon attracted large controversy for its assault on spiritual hypocrisy. ultimately, The surgeon regardless of Himself kinds a hilarious bankruptcy in Molière's long-standing vendetta opposed to the clinical profession.

Like Shakespeare, Molière was once a real guy of the theatre whose comedies mixture sharp perception into human nature with an unerring feel of what might paintings on level and make humans chortle. All his maximum achievements are incorporated right here and within the accompanying Penguin Classics quantity, The Miser and different Plays.

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The Merchant of Venice (Folger Shakespeare Library)

By William Shakespeare

In The service provider of Venice, the trail to marriage is unsafe. To win Portia, Bassanio needs to cross a try prescribed via her father’s will, deciding upon properly between 3 caskets or chests. If he fails, he might by no means marry at all.

Bassanio and Portia additionally face an impressive villain, the moneylender Shylock. In growing Shylock, Shakespeare turns out to have shared in a common prejudice opposed to Jews. Shylock could were considered as a villain simply because he used to be a Jew. but he supplies such strong expression to his alienation end result of the hatred round him that, in lots of productions, he emerges because the hero.

Portia is such a lot remembered for her cover as a attorney, Balthazar, in particular the speech during which she urges Shylock to teach mercy that “droppeth because the light rain from heaven.”

The authoritative variation of The service provider of Venice from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and usual Shakespeare sequence for college students and common readers, includes:

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

-Newly revised explanatory notes comfortably 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 advent to examining Shakespeare’s language

-An essay by way of a number one Shakespeare pupil delivering a latest standpoint at the play

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

-An updated annotated advisor to additional reading

Essay through Alexander Leggatt

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

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