Download E-books A View from the Bridge (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Arthur Miller

Winner of the 2016 Tony Awards for most sensible Revival of a Play and most sensible course of a Play: Ivo van Hove.

Set within the Nineteen Fifties at the gritty Brooklyn waterfront, A View from the Bridge follows the cataclysmic downfall of Eddie Carbone, who spends his days as a hardworking longshoreman and his nights at domestic together with his spouse, Beatrice, and orphan niece, Catherine. however the regimen of his existence is interrupted while Beatrice's cousins, unlawful immigrants from Italy, arrive in big apple. As one in all them embarks on a romance with Catherine, Eddie's envy and fable performs out with devastating outcomes. This version encompasses a ahead via Philip Seymour Hoffman and an advent through Arthur Miller. 

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

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Download E-books Life Is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond PDF

By Florence Henderson

For thousands of individuals all over the world, Carol Brady is synonymous with motherhood, yet starting to be up because the youngest of ten kids in rural Indiana within the aftermath of the good melancholy, Florence Henderson lived a lifestyles really various from that of the necessary television mother she later performed on tv.
Florence's father used to be a dirt-poor tobacco tenant farmer who was once approximately fifty years previous whilst he married Florence's twenty-five-year-old mom, and was once approximately seventy whilst Florence used to be born. Florence's early life was once jam-packed with deprivation and abandonment. Her father used to be an alcoholic at a time while there has been no rehab or aid for the ailment. Their domestic not often had electrical energy or working water. while she was once twelve, Florence's mom left the relations to paintings in Cleveland and not returned.
Florence opens up approximately her formative years, in addition to the demanding situations she's confronted as an grownup, together with degree fright, postpartum melancholy, her extramarital affairs, divorce, her listening to loss, and cardiovascular disease. She writes with honesty and knowledge of ways her religion and talent to outlive has introduced her via tough occasions to a lifetime of profound pleasure and goal.

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Download E-books Sartre on Theater PDF

By Jean-Paul Sartre

Approximately every little thing that Sartre has acknowledged or written concerning the theater and his personal performs is assembled during this e-book. it's the just one of his books that he didn't compose as such. not like events, volumes made from essays, lectures, and interviews that have been now not initially meant as a suite both, this booklet used to be no longer Sartre's personal idea.
We advised it to him simply because we came upon, even earlier than our mixed annotated biography and bibliography, The Writings of Jean-Paul Sartre, was once released (in French through Gallimard in 1970), booklet of this sort could fill a necessity and will be worthy as a operating device either from the ancient and documentary viewpoint and from the perspective of latest relevance.

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Download E-books Three Plays: Absurd Person Singular, Absent Friends, Bedroom Farce PDF

By Alan Ayckbourn

Publish yr note: First released in 1975
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'What is notable approximately Alan Ayckbourn's comedy is that it contrives to be concurrently hilarious and harrowing. actually, it truly is agonisingly funny'
Daily Telegraph

In Three Plays Ayckbourn's completely pitched discussion slices into the soul of suburbia. The settings are basic - a kitchen, a bed room, a celebration - however the relationships among the husbands and better halves are extra complex. Fraught relationships are uncovered with humour, bathos and a pointy knowing of human nature.

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Download E-books Banned Plays: Censorship Histories of 125 Stage Dramas (Facts on File Library of World Literature) PDF

By Dawn B. Sova

As public tastes swap, so does the character of well known drama. within the 5th century BC, Aristophanes's "Lysistrata" attracted censors for its subject matters of wifely uprising and intercourse. From the fifteenth to the 18th centuries, performs have been censored basically for spiritual or political purposes. within the nineteenth century, social and sexual purposes for censorship emerged, and glossy moralists have objected to works by way of such playwrights as Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill, and Lillian Hellman. This advisor outlines the censorship background of a hundred twenty five vintage performs from precedent days to the current. each one access offers the name(s) below which the play has seemed, the date it used to be produced and state of unique creation, a precis of the play, its censorship background, and proposals for additional studying. one of the works coated are: "Angels in the US - Millennium techniques" (Tony Kushner, 1991); "The kid's Hour" (Lillian Hellman, 1934); "An Enemy of the folk" (Henrik Ibsen, 1882); "Henry IV" (William Shakespeare, 1597); "Jesus Christ, megastar" (Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1973); "Oedipus Rex" (Sophocles, 460 BC); "Oh! Calcutta" (Kenneth Tynan, 1968); and "Salome" (Oscar Wilde, 1893).

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

By William Shakespeare

Placing romance onstage, The Tempest offers us a magician, Prospero, a former duke of Milan who was once displaced by means of 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. whilst 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 seems 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 celebration, is helping get to the bottom of the drama.

The authoritative variation of The Tempest from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the depended on and everyday Shakespeare sequence for college kids and basic readers, includes:

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

-Full 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 recognized traces and phrases

-An advent to interpreting Shakespeare’s language

-An essay through a number one Shakespeare pupil delivering a contemporary point of view at the play

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

-An annotated consultant to extra reading

Essay through Barbara A. Mowat

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

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Download E-books Yo, Ich selbst PDF

By Sergej M. Eisenstein

Eisenstein conflict nicht nur ein außergewöhnlich begabter Theater- und Filmregisseur, sondern auch ein phänomenaler Theoretiker und brillanter Erzähler. -Yo- ist die Summe und Quintessenz seines an -Empfindungen, Freuden und Schmerzen reichen Lebens-; diese autobiographischen Aufzeichnungen verbinden auf faszinierend vielschichtige Weise den individuellen -Roman der Persönlichkeit- mit dem gesellschaftlichen -Roman der Zeitepoche-.
Mehr als 350 Abbildungen dokumentieren sein Leben und sein Werk, wobei die zum Teil in Farbe wiedergegebenen Zeichnungen einen repräsentativen Querschnitt seines umfangreichen grafischen Schaffens darstellen.

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