John Cage's Theatre Pieces (Contemporary Music Studies)

By William Fetterman

The experimental composer John Cage (1912-1992) is healthier recognized for his works in percussion, ready piano, and digital song, yet he's additionally said to be the most major figures in twentieth century theatre. In Cage's paintings in theatre composition there's a blurring of the differences among tune, dance, literature, paintings and daily life. right here, William Fetterman examines the vast majority of these compositions via Cage that are audial in addition to visible in content material, starting along with his first paintings during this style in 1952, and carrying on with via 1992.
Much of the knowledge during this examine comes from formerly undocumented fabric came across one of the unpublished ratings and notes of Cage and his common collaborator David Tudor, in addition to author's interviews with Cage and with contributors heavily linked to his paintings, together with David Tudor, Merce Cunningham, Bonnie fowl, Mary Caroline Richards, and Ellsworth Snyder.
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The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays: Salome; Lady Windermere's Fan (Signet classics)

A common favourite, The significance of Being Earnest screens Oscar Wilde's theatrical genius at its awesome most sensible. Subtitled "A Trivial Comedy for critical People", this hilarious assault on Victorian manners and morals turns a pompous international on its head, we could duplicity result in happiness, and makes riposte the top type of paintings. additionally incorporated during this unique assortment are Wilde's first comedy good fortune, Lady Windermere's Fan, and his richly sensual melodrama, Salome.
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Life Is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond

By Florence Henderson

For hundreds of thousands of individuals around the globe, Carol Brady is synonymous with motherhood, yet becoming up because the youngest of ten young ones in rural Indiana within the aftermath of the nice melancholy, Florence Henderson lived a lifestyles rather diverse from that of the crucial 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 used to be approximately seventy while Florence was once born. Florence's early life was once filled with deprivation and abandonment. Her father used to be an alcoholic at a time whilst there has been no rehab or support for the disorder. Their domestic hardly ever had electrical energy or operating water. whilst she was once twelve, Florence's mom left the relatives to paintings in Cleveland and not returned.
Florence opens up approximately her adolescence, 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 the way her religion and talent to outlive has introduced her via tough instances to a lifetime of profound pleasure and goal.
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Œdipe roi

By Sophocles

Los angeles ville de Thèbes est ravagée par l. a. peste. Son souverain, Oedipe, mène l'enquête. Il découvre que l'homme qu'il a tué jadis, Laïos, était son père, et qu'il a épousé sa propre mère, Jocaste, dont il a european quatre enfants. Elle se suicide, il se crève les yeux et s'exile. Une des plus belles tragédies de l'Histoire, modèle de l'enquête policière et de son suspens, de los angeles peinture de los angeles destruction de soi, et des kin issues qui tissent les liens familiaux, grande interrogation jetée au destin, cette pièce est à l'origine de nombreuses imitations (jusqu'à Gide et Cocteau) et de nombreux commentaires (jusqu'à Freud ou Jean-Pierre Vernant). «O lumière c'est l. a. dernière fois que je te vois, je suis né de qui je ne devais pas, je suis uni à qui je ne dois pas, j'ai tué qui je n'aurais pas dû.» Oedipe roi, IIIe épisode.
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Fausto (Penguin Clásicos)

By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Los angeles obra maestra de Johann Wolfgang von Goethe en cuidada edición bilingüe.

«Nada tenía y, sin embargo, tenía lo suficiente:
el afán de saber l. a. verdad y el placer por el engaño.»

Este poema dramático, inspirado en una leyenda medieval, narra los angeles historia de Fausto, sabio anciano que, en el ocaso de su existencia, establece un pacto con Mefistófeles, a quien entrega su alma a cambio de los angeles juventud. Las dos partes del Fausto, cuya escritura abarca toda l. a. vida creativa de Goethe, conforman un clásico inagotable de l. a. literatura common. En él, los angeles filosofía y el arte se dan l. a. mano para representar l. a. inquietud del hombre en busca del saber y los angeles belleza.

El presente volumen recupera l. a. fiel traducción en verso de Pedro Gálvez y l. a. empareja con el texto unique en alemán que Albrecht Schöne fijó para los angeles Deutscher Klassiker Verlag (Insel) y que ha sido considerado unánimemente su edición definitiva. Completan el tomo una exhaustiva e iluminadora introducción del editor y un apéndice con todos los escritos autobiográficos de Goethe, que atestiguan el extenso y laborioso proceso de escritura de l. a. obra, que va de l. a. década de 1760 a los angeles muerte del poeta en 1832.
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Cyrano de Bergerac

By Edmond Rostand

Determine universelle du panache français, Cyrano est un héros complexe. Orateur redoutable mais aussi poète, coriace avec ses ennemis mais fraternel avec ses amis, épris de beauté mais affligé d'un nez huge, cet as de l'épée est amoureux de sa cousine Roxane, qui. hélas. aime ailleurs : le beau Christian a conquis son cœur. Tel est le trio que met en scène cette comédie héroïque en forme de drame romantique. l. a. farce y côtoie l. a. tragédie et le destin deadly des personnages s'accomplit sur fond d'imposture.
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Two Gentlemen of Lebowski: A Most Excellent Comedie and Tragical Romance

By Adam Bertocci

What if…William Shakespeare had written The huge Lebowski?

The Dude has met the Bard—and he doth abide.

Join “The Knave” and Sir Walter on a wild story of improper id, kidnapping, bowling, and a rug that, in religion, relatively tied the room together—in a sidesplitting Shakespearean comedy of error and ninepins, informed in 5 wonderful acts of iambic pentameter and impeccable interval prose.

Already a theatrical hit and a global viral phenomenon, Two gents of Lebowski comes alive anew during this definitive and lavishly illustrated version, that includes lately chanced on ancient engravings, scholarly annotations, and a revelatory afterword from the writer.
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Wicked: A Musical Biography

By Paul R. Laird

In 2004, the unique Broadway creation of Wicked earned 10 Tony nominations, together with most sensible musical. in line with the best-selling novel through Gregory Maguire, the convey keeps to run on Broadway and has traveling businesses during the usa and worldwide. In depraved: A Musical Biography, writer Paul Laird explores the construction of this well known Broadway musical via an exam of draft scripts, interviews with significant figures, and the research of fundamental musical resources equivalent to sketches, drafts, and accomplished musical scores.

Laird brings jointly a magnificent volume of element at the construction of
Wicked, together with a glance at Maguire's novel, in addition to the unique resource fabric, The Wizard of Oz. This quantity additionally bargains a historical past of the show's genesis in addition to examinations of the draft situations and scripts that display the show's improvement. Laird additionally explores Stephen Schwartz's existence and paintings, offering an research of the composer and lyricist's paintings at the exhibit via tune drafts, sketches, and musical examples.

Laird additionally surveys the show's severe reception in ny and London, noting what number critics didn't savour its traits or count on its nice luck. the weird nature of
Wicked's story—dominated by means of robust lady leads—is additionally positioned within the context of Broadway background. a special inspect a profitable Broadway construction, depraved: A Musical Biography could be of curiosity to musicologists, theatre students, scholars, and common readers alike.
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Lysistrata: Faisons la grève du sexe!

By Aristophanes, Michel Host

« Eh bien, les regrettez-vous, oui ou non, les pères de vos marmots, vos bonshommes mobilisés à Pétaouchnoque par los angeles guerre et l’armée... Je sais bien, moi, que vous avez toutes un mari qui a quitté l. a. maison. Et des galants, on ne voit pas los angeles queue d’un seul... plus l’ombre d’un amant ! Nous devons mettre fin à cette guerre ! Si je trouvais un moyen, seriez-vous d’accord pour m’aider ? (…) Très bien, je vais tout vous dire. Nous avons le moyen d’obliger nos maris à faire los angeles paix... et ce moyen, c’est de re-non-cer... au phallus ! à l. a. queue, mesdames ! » Alors qu’Athènes et Sparte sont en guerre, Lysistrata, belle athénienne rusée et audacieuse, réussit à convaincre les femmes de toutes les cités grecques de mener une « guerre à l. a. guerre » en se refusant à leurs maris et amants, les privant des plaisirs de l’amour, jusqu'à ce que les hommes reviennent à los angeles raison et cessent le wrestle. l. a. représentation – que l. a. culture athénienne voulait specified – de Lysistrata se déroula durant les grandes fêtes annuelles de Dionysos de l’an 411. Elle coïncide avec los angeles Guerre du Péloponnèse où les cités dominées par Athènes s’étaient alliées à Sparte pour combattre leur oppresseur (431-404 avant J.-C.). C’est une période de issues bad agitée par les épidémies de 429 et le grand désastre de l’expédition de Sicile, conclue par los angeles trahison d’Alcibiade, durant laquelle los angeles flotte athénienne est décimée, laissant los angeles cité à l. a. merci de ses ennemis. Michel Host nous donne une nouvelle traduction et model très réussie qui modernise les dialogues et les events pour les rendre available à notre génération. Une comédie audacieuse qui allie crudité du verbe, events burlesques et scènes osées : l. a. « grève du sexe » comme arme politique !
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Shakespeare Our Contemporary (Norton Library)

This ebook is a provocative, unique research of the main performs of Shakespeare; greater than that, despite the fact that, it really is one of many few serious works to have strongly prompted theatrical productions.

Peter Brook and Charles Marowitz are one of many administrators who've stated their debt to Jan Kott, discovering in his analogies among Shakespearean events and people in sleek lifestyles and drama the seeds of important new stage-conceptions. Readers everywhere in the world—Shakespeare Our Contemporary has been translated into nineteen languages because it seemed in 1961—have equally came upon their responses to Shakespeare broadened and enriched. Mary McCarthy referred to as the paintings "the top, the main alive, radical e-book approximately Shakespeare in not less than a generation."
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