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By Edward Albee

At the heels of the good fortune of Edward Albee's The gathered performs of Edward Albee, omit brings back--in a stand-alone volume--one of Albee's such a lot adored performs, a wonderful tale of what it skill 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 communicate idly approximately domestic, kinfolk, and their existence jointly. She sketches; he naps. Then, abruptly, they're joined by way of sea creatures, a couple of lizards from the depths of the sea, with whom they have interaction in a desirable discussion. The emotional and highbrow reverberations of this strange dialog will linger within the center and the brain lengthy after the curtain falls--or the final web page is became.

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Download E-books Great Books Reader, The: Excerpts and Essays on the Most Influential Books in Western Civilization PDF

By John Mark Reynolds

Nice Books courses became more and more renowned between Christian faculties, excessive faculties, or even domestic schoolers. This distinctive booklet is designed if you happen to would not have the chance to wait any such software yet are nonetheless drawn to at once enticing with the Western Canon. It comprises great excerpts from thirty of an important books in heritage, with every one excerpt by means of an essay putting the paintings in ancient and Christian context. Readers can research without delay from such authors and thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, de Tocqueville, Freud, and Chesterton.

Selected as one in all 2011's top Books for Preachers via Preaching journal

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By Arthur Miller

It took greater than fifty years for the fellow Who Had all of the good fortune to be favored for what it really is: the 1st stirrings of a genius that might pass directly to blossom in such masterpieces as demise of a salesperson and The Crucible. Infused with the ethical malaise of the melancholy period, the drama facilities on David Beeves, a guy whose each problem to private luck turns out to collapse earlier than him. yet his luck simply serves to bare the tragedies of these round him in higher aid, supplying proof of a capricious god or, worse, a godless, arbitrary universe. David's trip towards success turns into a nightmare of existential doubts, a determined clutch for cause in a cosmos probably with out any, and a fight that would take him to the threshold of insanity.

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Download E-books Journey to the Abyss PDF

Those interesting, never-before-published early diaries of count number Harry Kessler—patron, museum director, writer, cultural critic, soldier, undercover agent, and diplomat—present a sweeping landscape of the humanities and politics of Belle Époque Europe, a glittering international poised to be replaced irrevocably through the good conflict. Kessler’s immersion within the new paintings and literature of Paris, London, and Berlin unfolds within the first a part of the diaries. This subtle international offers option to shiny descriptions of the terrible scuffling with at the jap and Western fronts of worldwide conflict I, the exciting inner most discussions one of the German political and army elite concerning the development of the conflict, in addition to Kessler’s account of his function as a diplomat with a mystery venture in Switzerland.
 
Profoundly sleek and infrequently prescient, Kessler was once an erudite cultural impresario and catalyst who as a cofounder of the avant-garde magazine Pan met and contributed articles approximately a number of the best artists and writers of the day. In 1903 he turned director of the Grand Ducal Museum of Arts and Crafts in Weimar, made up our minds to make it a middle of aesthetic modernism along with his buddy the architect Henry van de Velde, whose college of layout may ultimately turn into the Bauhaus. whilst a public scandal pressured his resignation in 1906, Kessler became to different initiatives, together with participating with the Austrian author Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the German composer Richard Strauss at the opera Der Rosenkavalier and the ballet The Legend of Joseph, which used to be played in 1914 by means of the Ballets Russes in London and Paris. In 1913 he based the Cranach-Presse in Weimar, some of the most very important deepest presses of the 20 th century.
 
The diaries current superb, sharply etched, and infrequently richly comical descriptions of his encounters, conversations, and artistic collaborations with the most celebrated humans of his time: Otto von Bismarck, Paul von Hindenburg, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Diaghilev, Vaslav Nijinsky, Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Sarah Bernhardt, Friedrich Nietzsche, Rainer Marie Rilke, Paul Verlaine, Gordon Craig, George Bernard Shaw, Harley Granville-Barker, Max Klinger, Arnold Böcklin, Max Beckmann, Aristide Maillol, Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas, Éduard Vuillard, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Ida Rubinstein, Gabriele D’Annunzio, Pierre Bonnard, and Walther Rathenau, between others.
 
Remarkably insightful, poignant, and cinematic of their scope, Kessler’s diaries are a useful list of 1 of the main risky and seminal moments in glossy Western heritage.

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Lecteur, vous n'avez aucune raison de vous intéresser à l'histoire du Prince de Hombourg : il est prince, vous ne l'êtes pas, il est colonel de l'armée du Brandebourg, pas vous, il est somnambule et amoureux d'une princesse, ce n'est pas votre cas que je sache, il a attaqué et vaincu, un beau matin, l'armée suédoise sans en avoir reçu l'ordre, vous n'avez jamais fait une telle selected, et il est condamné à mort, vous non... Ah, si. Vous êtes, vous aussi, condamné à mort. Nous le sommes tous, n'est-ce pas, et de manière non moins absurde que si c'était par un Grand Electeur de Prusse. D'ailleurs, en y repensant, il vous est arrivé, à vous aussi, de prendre un jour telle décision sans y être appelé par quiconque, et cela vous arrivera encore. Et vous aussi, vous êtes - nous le sommes tous dès que nous sommes amoureux - prince véritable ou véritable princesse. Et surtout - comme à lui cela vous arrive - vous aussi vous marchez dans vos rêves...

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By Charles Juliet

Un homme mène une life en apparence toute lisse. Mais un jour, soit parce qu'une déception, un revers, un deuil..., a brisé ses défenses et détruit ses appuis, soit parce qu'il éprouve le besoin de partir à l. a. recherche de lui-même, il se trouve engagé dans une errance au terme de laquelle, bien des années plus tard, après avoir parcouru un interminable chemin, il air of mystery le sentiment de s'être découvert, d'avoir rencontré sa vérité. Cette pièce a pour thème l'aventure de los angeles quête de soi et de los angeles radicale transformation qu'elle entraîne. Cette aventure est longue, douloureuse. Au début, elle est vécue dans l. a. confusion, l. a. détresse, une angoisse extrême. Loin de tout repère, tout chemin, l'être avance à tâtons dans des contrées inconnues, désertiques, où s'enchevêtrent l. a. peur de se perdre et le désir de conquérir un accord avec soi et le monde. Contre toute attente survient pourtant l'instant décisif du lâcher-prise. L'être renonce à tout vouloir, consent à déposer les armes. C'est alors qu'il se trouve en mesure de se laisser guider et reconstruire par des forces qui vont faire de lui un être clair, unifié, apte à se tourner vers autrui.

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Download E-books Three Plays: The Political Theater of Howard Zinn: Emma, Marx in Soho, Daughter of Venus PDF

By Howard Zinn

World-renowned historian Howard Zinn has became to drama to discover the legacy of Karl Marx and Emma Goldman and to delve into the intricacies of political and social judgment of right and wrong maybe extra deeply than conventional background allows. 3 performs brings jointly all this paintings, together with the formerly unpublished Daughter of Venus, besides a brand new introductory essay on political theater, and prefaces to every of the plays.

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The first act of 'Emma,' Howard Zinn's play approximately Emma Goldman, is a small miracle. here's a drama that holds down the heroics, polemics and didacticism to which goes approximately heroes and heroines are providers. real, Emma is idealized; she is loving, sincere, selfless, bold, yet she is additionally human and believable.—Walter Goodman, manhattan Times

"[Marx in Soho is] an inventive critique of our society's hypocrisies and injustices, and an interesting, shiny portrait of Karl Marx as a voice of humanitarian justice - that's probably find out how to have in mind him."—Kirkus Reviews

"[Daughter of Venus's] crucial issues - own and social ethics; the stability of tasks to ourselves, our households, and our fellow electorate; the makes use of and abuses of political and medical strength - stay as well timed as ever. . . . Zinn not just screens a fluid and passionately devoted kind but additionally is making an attempt to do anything attention-grabbing with it: to interweave a narrative of familial tensions and nationwide politics, and in doing so that you can remind us that the way in which we are living our lives at the small, neighborhood, day by day scale of family members lifestyles could have repercussions and implications for the lifetime of the kingdom at large."—Louise Kennedy, Boston Globe

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Download E-books An Anthology of German Expressionist Drama: Prelude to the Absurd PDF

By Bertolt Brecht, Ludwig Rubiner, Paul Kornfeld, Yvan Goll, Georg Kaiser, Oskar Kokoschka, Reinhard Sorge, Carl Sternheim, Walter

Super great assortment because it comprises a few performs that aren't that simple to discover translated outdoor of anthologies comparable to this. get pleasure from! makes one annoyed with the nation of publishing today!!! this article could simply be placed out via a college press lovely much.

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CONTENTS
Acknowledgments
Introduction

PART I-TH E THEORY
M a n in t h e C e n t e r , Ludwig Rubiner
Translated by way of Walter H. Sokel

E p i l o g u e t o t h e A c t o r , Paul Komfeld
Translated through Joseph Bernstein

Two S u p e r d r a m a s , Yvan Goll
Translated through Walter H. Sokel

M a n i n t h e T u n n e l , Georg Kaiser
Translated by way of Walter H. Sokel

PART II—THE PLAYS
M u r d e r e r t h e W o m e n ’s H o p e , Oskar Kokoschka
Translated by means of Michael Hamburger

T h e B e g g a r , Reinhard Sorge
Translated through Walter H. and Jacqueline Sokel

T h e S t r o n g b o x , Carl Stemheim
Translated by means of Maurice Edwards and Valerie Reich

Job, Oskar Kokoschka
Translated through Walter H. and Jacqueline Sokel

H u m a n i t y , Walter Hasenclever
Translated by means of Walter H. and Jacqueline Sokel

A l okay i b i a d e s S a v e d , Georg Kaiser
Translated via Bayard Quincy Morgan

T h e I m m o r t a l O n e , Yvan Goll
Translated via Walter H. and Jacqueline Sokel

C r y in t h e S t r e e t , Rolf Lauckner
Translated via Maurice Edwards and Valerie Reich

B a a l , Bertolt Brecht
Translated through Eric Bentley and Martin Esslin

Bibliographical Note

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