Complete Plays of Aristophanes (Bantam Classics)

By Aristophanes

A poet who hated an age of decadence, armed clash, and departure from culture, Aristophanes' comedian genius motivated the political and social order of his personal fifth-century Athens. yet as Moses Hadas writes in his advent to this quantity, 'His actual declare upon our consciousness is because the so much magnificent and inventive and considerate wit our international has known.' comprises The Acharnians, The Birds, The Clouds, Ecclesiazusae, The Frogs, The Knights, Lysistrata, Peace, Plutus, Thesmophoriazusae, and The Wasps.

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At Home at the Zoo: Homelife and the Zoo Story

By Edward Albee

'I've been to the zoo.' those commencing phrases usher the viewers into essentially the most iconic performs in American theatre background: The Zoo Story.

More than fifty years later, grasp playwright Edward Albee (Who's scared of Virginia Woolf? and The Goat, or who's Sylvia?) wrote a prequel to his vintage. domestic existence includes the occasions in Peter's existence instantly previous his stumble upon with Jerry at the park bench and is every piece as robust because the unique. We meet Ann, Peter's spouse, and spot the dialog that pressured Peter to head for that fateful stroll within the park.
For the 1st time accrued in a single quantity, Edward Albee's At domestic on the Zoo is a needs to for any theatre lover.

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The Theater of the Bauhaus

By Oskar Schlemmer

Few inventive activities were extra influential than the Bauhaus, below the management of Walter Gropius. The paintings of the theater commanded exact consciousness. The textual content during this quantity is a unfastened choice of essays by means of Oskar Schlemmer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Farkas Molnár (who in an illustrated essay stocks his imaginative and prescient of a complete theatre space), with an creation via Bauhaus chief Walter Gropius. initially released in German in 1924, Die Bühne im Bauhaus used to be translated through A. S. Wensinger and released through Wesleyan in 1961. It was once ready with the complete cooperation of Walter Gropius and his advent used to be written specifically for this edition.

From Bauhaus experiments there emerged a brand new aesthetic of degree layout and presentation, a brand new idea of “total theater.” Its rules and practices, progressive of their time and much just before all however the such a lot experimental stagecraft this day, have been mostly the paintings of Oskar Schlemmer, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and their scholars. Profusely illustrated and startling in its typography (the paintings of Moholy-Nagy), the 1924 quantity fast turned a collector’s merchandise and is now nearly unobtainable. these attracted to the level, the trendy visible arts, or within the daring steps of the boys of genius who broadened the horizons of aesthetic event will savor that this translation is accessible back.

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Performance in Greek and Roman Theatre (Mnemosyne, Supplements) (Latin Edition)

In recent times, classicists have all started aggressively to discover the impression of functionality at the ways that Greek and Roman performs are built and preferred, either of their unique functionality context and in reperformances all the way down to the current day. whereas by no means wasting sight of the playscripts, it will be significant to undertake a extra inclusive standpoint, one integrating insights from archaeology, paintings, heritage, functionality concept, theatre semiotics, theatrical praxis, and glossy functionality reception. This quantity contributes to the recovery of a much-needed stability among functionality and textual content: it truly is dedicated to exploring how performance-related concerns (including level enterprise, mask, costumes, props, functionality house, and stage-sets) aid us reach an more desirable appreciation of historical theatre.

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Oleanna: A Play

By David Mamet

Publish yr note: First released in 1993
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In David Mamet's newest play, a male collage teacher and his woman pupil sit to debate her grades and in a terrifyingly couple of minutes develop into the contributors in a contemporary reprise of the Inquisition. harmless feedback without notice flip damning. Socratic discussion supplies method to heated attack. And the connection among a just a little fatuous instructor and his likely hapless student becomes a fiendishly actual X ray of the mechanisms of energy, censorship, and abuse.

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The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

By Eric Salzman

Possible choices to grand opera and the preferred musical might be traced at the very least way back to the 1912 most suitable of Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire." but this ongoing historical past hasn't ever been adequately looked after out, its complicated principles and philosophy in addition to musical and theatrical achievements by no means introduced totally to gentle. The New song Theater is the 1st entire try in English to hide this still-emerging paintings shape in its widest diversity. This booklet presents a wealth of examples and outlines not just of the works themselves, yet of the thoughts, principles, and traits that experience long gone into the evolution of what could be the such a lot significant functionality artwork type of the post-modern global. Authors Salzman and Desi examine the topic of track theatre from a social in addition to creative standpoint, exploring how theatre works in tradition, and the way tune works within the theatre. Illuminating their dialogue with illustrations from present artists and their works, The New song Theater either describes the place now we have been and issues how you can the way forward for this all-encompassing artwork shape.

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Selected Writings

By Antonin Artaud

A innovative determine within the literary avant-garde of his time, Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) is now obvious to be imperative to the advance of post-modernism. His writings include verse, prose poems, movie eventualities, a ancient novel, performs, essays on movie, theater, paintings, and literature, and plenty of letters. Susan Sontag's choice conveys the genius of this singular author.

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Henry V (Folger Shakespeare Library)

By William Shakespeare

Henry V is Shakespeare’s most renowned “war play”; it comprises the storied English victory over the French at Agincourt. a few of it glorifies conflict, specifically the choruses and Henry’s speeches urging his troops into conflict. yet we additionally listen bishops conniving for struggle to put off a invoice that might tax the church, and infantrymen waiting for to harvest earnings from the clash. Even within the speeches of Henry and his nobles, there are numerous chilling references to the human price of war.

The authoritative variation of Henry V from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and regular Shakespeare sequence for college students and common readers, includes:

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

-Full explanatory notes very easily put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s well-known strains and phrases

-An advent to interpreting Shakespeare’s language

-An essay via a number one Shakespeare pupil delivering a contemporary standpoint at the play

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

-An annotated advisor to extra reading

Essay by way of Michael Neill

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s greatest number 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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Behind the Burly Q: The Story of Burlesque in America

By Leslie Zemeckis

By the director of the hit documentary in the back of the Burly Q comes the 1st ever oral background of yank Burlesque--as advised through the performers who lived it, usually talking out the following for the 1st time. by means of telling the intimate and awesome tales from its golden age in the course of the ladies (and men!) who lived it, at the back of the Burly Q unearths the genuine tale of burlesque, while it reviews a brand new renaissance.

Burlesque used to be one in every of America's most well-liked types of reside leisure within the first half the twentieth century. Gaudy, bawdy, and striking, the exhibits entertained millions of paying clients each evening of the week. And but the legacy of burlesque is frequently vilified and misunderstood, ignored of the heritage books.

By telling the intimate and miraculous tales from its golden age in the course of the girls (and men!) who lived it, in the back of the Burly Q finds the real tale of burlesque, while it stories a brand new renaissance. Lovingly interviewed via burlesque fanatic Leslie Zemeckis who produced the hit documentary of an analogous identify, are former musicians, strippers, novelty acts, membership proprietors, authors, and historians--assembled right here for the 1st time ever to inform you simply what particularly occurred in a burlesque express. From Jack Ruby and Robert Kennedy to Abbott and Costello--burlesque touched each nook of yankee existence. the horny exhibits frequently poked enjoyable on the higher periods, at intercourse, and at what humans have been prepared to do within the pursuit of intercourse. unfortunately, the various performers have when you consider that kicked the bucket, making this their final, and sometimes purely interview. at the back of the Burly Q is the definitive historical past of burlesque in the course of its heyday and a useful oral heritage of an American artwork shape. humorous, surprising, unimaginable, and heartbreaking, their tales will contact your hearts. We invite you to peek behind the scenes on the burly show.

Includes dozens of never-before noticeable images: infrequent behind the scenes pictures and candid pictures from the performers' own collections.

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