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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Le Jeu de l'amour et du hasard

Le père de Sylvia (M. Orgon) souhaite que sa fille épouse le fils d’un de ses vieux amis. Mais Silvia, peu disposée à se marier, obtient de son courageous homme de père l’autorisation d’observer, sous le déguisement de sa servante (Lisette), le jeune homme à qui sa famille l. a. destine (Dorante), ignorant que ce dernier a ecu los angeles même idée qu’elle. Aussi, l’aventure, divertissante au début, tourne-t-elle au cauchemar pour elle lorsqu’elle se rend compte qu’elle est attirée par le valet, qui lui fait une cour discrète, alors que le comportement de celui qui se présente comme son promis lui fait horreur, d’autant plus que M. Orgon, qui s’amuse de los angeles scenario, refuse d’interrompre le jeu.

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4.48 Psychosis (Modern Plays)

By Sarah Kane

4.48 Psychosis sees the final word narrowing of Sarah Kane's concentration in her paintings. The fight of the self to stay intact has moved in her paintings from civil battle, into the kin, into the couple, into the person, and eventually into the theatre of phychosis: the brain itself. This play was once written in 1999 almost immediately sooner than the playwright took her personal existence at age 28. at the web page, the piece seems like a poem. No characters are named, or even their quantity is unspecified. it can be a trip via one person's brain, or an interview among a physician and his patient.

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Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore (Italian Edition)

Dopo aver raccontato l. a. loro vicenda, i sei personaggi convincono il capocomico a rappresentarla, rifiutando according toò l'assegnazione delle parti ai vari attori: essi vogliono rappresentare di personality il loro dramma. Subito viene sollevato un problema dal capocomico: l'assenza di madama velocity, fondamentale according to l. a. scena nell'atelier. Il padre offre subito una soluzione: ricreare l'atelier in modo che madama velocity sia attratta sulla scena. Infatti appare subito dopo l. a. madama, con grande spavento da parte di tutti gli attori, che scappano urlando. Iniziano subito l. a. scena in cui, con una parlata mezzo italiana e mezzo spagnola, los angeles madama annuncia alla figliastra l'arrivo di un cliente (il padre), fino all'arrivo del padre. Il capocomico, convinto dell'effetto della scena, fa subito provare agli attori. A causa dell'eccessiva artificiosità della rappresentazione, però, los angeles figliastra scoppia in fragorose risate, convincendo il capocomico a permettere che i personaggi stessi rappresentino se stessi sulla scena. l. a. rappresentazione continua fino all'arrivo della madre e all'arrivo di questa nella casa del padre con i tre figli. Nell'ultima scena, in keeping with cui è allestito un giardino, l. a. madre scopre los angeles bambina affogata nella vasca e, presa da orrore, scorge dietro un albero l. a. figura del giovinetto che, con occhi da pazzo e una rivoltella nascosta nella tasca, ha assistito alla scena. All'improvviso parte un colpo di rivoltella e il grido di disperazione della madre. Allo sconcerto degli attori, che non sanno se il ragazzo sia morto o meno, il padre grida l. a. verità di quegli avvenimenti.

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