Year of the Fat Knight: The Falstaff Diaries

Year of the fats Knight is mythical degree actor Sir Antony Sher's account—splendidly supplemented by means of his personal work and sketches—of studying, rehearsing, and appearing one among Shakespeare's such a lot iconic characters for a 2014 Royal Shakespeare corporation construction. This follow-up to Sher's 1985 vintage Year of the King is a good learn, wealthy in humor and pleasure, that still stands as a party of the craft of personality acting.

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Wicked: A Musical Biography

By Paul R. Laird

In 2004, the unique Broadway construction of Wicked earned 10 Tony nominations, together with most sensible musical. in accordance with the best-selling novel by means of Gregory Maguire, the express maintains to run on Broadway and has traveling businesses in the course of the usa and all over the world. 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 comparable to sketches, drafts, and accomplished musical scores.

Laird brings jointly a magnificent quantity of aspect at the production of Wicked, together with a glance at Maguire's novel, in addition to the unique resource fabric, The Wizard of Oz. This quantity additionally deals a background of the show's genesis besides examinations of the draft situations and scripts that show the show's improvement. Laird additionally explores Stephen Schwartz's lifestyles and paintings, supplying an research of the composer and lyricist's paintings at the exhibit via music drafts, sketches, and musical examples.

Laird additionally surveys the show's serious reception in long island and London, noting what percentage critics didn't get pleasure from its traits or count on its nice luck. the bizarre nature of Wicked's story—dominated via robust girl leads—is additionally positioned within the context of Broadway heritage. a different investigate a winning Broadway construction, depraved: A Musical Biography might be of curiosity to musicologists, theatre students, scholars, and normal readers alike.

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Monparnasse reçoit

By Yves Ravey

Andy et Willa emménagent dans leur nouvel appartement. C’est dans cet immeuble fréquenté par les cafards, avec comme voisines Eléonore, los angeles propriétaire, et madame Kornblique, l. a. couturière, que le jeune couple va construire son bonheur.
Mais voilà, il y a Fitch, pilier de cabaret au Dinosaure Siffleur, l’amant d’Eléonore, ou ex-amant, séducteur sur le retour, qui débarque un soir. Et Fitch, c’est le tournant dans l’existence d’Andy.
Brad Palance, prêtre à Saint-François-Xavier, a beau tout entreprendre pour convaincre Andy qu’il se fait doubler, personne ne l’écoute.
Nous sommes pourtant chez Monparnasse, le frère d’Eléonore, qui, lui, devrait détenir los angeles resolution. Ici, en effet, c’est Monparnasse qui décide de tout en définitive.

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William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return: Star Wars Part the Sixth (William Shakespeare's Star Wars Book 6)

By Ian Doescher

The epic trilogy that begun with William Shakespeare’s megastar Wars and persisted with The Empire Striketh Back concludes herein with the all-new, all-iambic The Jedi Doth Return—perchance the best experience of them all.

Prithee, attend the story up to now: Han Solo entombed in carbonite, the princess taken captive, the insurgent Alliance besieged, and Jabba the Hutt engorged. Alack! Now Luke Skywalker and his insurgent band needs to search clean allies of their quest to thwart development of a brand new Imperial dying famous person. yet whom can they belief to struggle by means of their facet within the nice conflict to return? Cry “Ewok” and enable slip the canine of conflict!

Frozen heroes! bushy creatures! kinfolk secrets and techniques published! And a lightsaber duel to make a decision the destiny of the Empire. In troth, William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return has it all!

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Sophocles II: Ajax, The Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes, The Trackers (The Complete Greek Tragedies)

By Sophocles

Sophocles II contains the performs “Ajax,” translated via John Moore; “The girls of Trachis,” translated by means of Michael Jameson; “Electra,” translated through David Grene; “Philoctetes,” translated through David Grene; and “The Trackers,” translated via Mark Griffith.
 
Sixty years in the past, the collage of Chicago Press undertook a momentous undertaking: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that will be the last word source for lecturers, scholars, and readers. They succeeded. below the specialist administration of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, these translations mixed accuracy, poetic immediacy, and readability of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so full of life and compelling that they continue to be the normal translations. this present day, Chicago is taking pains to make sure that our Greek tragedies stay the top English-language types through the twenty-first century.
 
In this hugely expected 3rd variation, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. such a lot have conscientiously up to date the translations to deliver them even in the direction of the traditional Greek whereas preserving the vibrancy for which our English models are well-known. This variation additionally contains brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, The young children of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia one of the Taurians, fragments of misplaced performs through Aeschylus, and the surviving section of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for every play provide crucial information regarding its first creation, plot, and reception in antiquity and past. furthermore, every one quantity contains an creation to the existence and paintings of its tragedian, in addition to notes addressing textual uncertainties and a thesaurus of names and areas pointed out within the plays.
 
In addition to the recent content material, the volumes were reorganized either inside and among volumes to mirror the main updated scholarship at the order during which the performs have been initially written. the result's a suite of good-looking paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to those foundational works of Western drama, artwork, and life.

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A Passion for Performance: Sarah Siddons and Her Portraitists

A ardour for Performance beneficial properties 3 vigorous essays--by Robyn Asleson, Shelley Bennett, Mark Leonard, and Shearer West--that discover the existence and profession of the English actress Sarah Siddons (1755-1831), who used to be well known for her majestic good looks and impassioned performances. This lavish quantity additionally illuminates her relationships with a couple of artists who portrayed her, bringing jointly fifty-six pix of Siddons together with works through Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, George Romney, Thomas Lawrence, and Gilbert Stuart, in addition to a chronology of the actress' existence.

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Attack of the Theater People

By Marc Acito

In praising “the witty highschool romp” How I Paid for College, the New York instances publication Review acknowledged, it “makes you desire there’s much more the place this got here from.” there's. during this hilarious sequel Attack of the Theater humans, Edward Zanni and his merry team of highschool musical-comedy miscreants circulation to the paranormal wonderland that's Manhattan.

It is 1986, and aspiring actor Edward Zanni has been kicked out of drama tuition for being “too jazz fingers for Juilliard.” Mortified, Edward heads out into the city jungle of eighties long island urban and eventually lands a task as a “party motivator” who will get thirteen-year-olds to bop at bar mitzvahs and charms businesspeople as a “stealth visitor” at company occasions. whilst he by accident will get stuck up in insider buying and selling with a good-looking stockbroker named Chad, basically the aid of his workforce from How I Paid for faculty can rescue him from a stretch in membership Fed.

Laced with the encouraged zaniness of vintage American musical comedy, Attack of the Theater People fits the large hair of the eighties with a bigger heart.

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Théâtre complet 1

By Aristophanes

Remark rétablir l. a. paix dans une société toujours en guerre ? remark affronter les politiques démagogues, l’abus de procès, l. a. corruption des associations ? remark s’opposer à un penseur tel que Socrate, dont l’influence est si grande dans l. a. cité ?

Autant de questions qui sous-tendent les comédies d’Aristophane, où se déploie un humour subversif et truculent.

Avec Les Acharniens, Les Cavaliers, Les Nuées, Les Guêpes et l. a. Paix, Aristophane cartoon les travers de los angeles démocratie athénienne du siècle de Périclès et donne au lecteur de notre temps une photo vivante de los angeles société old.

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