Download E-books The Traveling Companion & Other Plays (New Directions Paperbook) PDF

By Tennessee Williams

Twelve formerly uncollected experimental shorter performs: The Chalky White SubstanceThe Day on Which a guy Dies (An Occidental Noh Play)A Cavalier for MiladyThe Pronoun "I"The awesome Rooming condominium of Mme. LeMondeKirche, Küche, Kinder (An Outrage for the Stage)Green EyesThe ParadeThe One ExceptionSunburstWill Mr. Merriwether go back from Memphis?The touring Companion

inspite of his nice advertisement luck, Tennessee Williams continually thought of himself an experimental playwright. within the final 25 years of his lifestyles his explorations increased―especially in shorter varieties and one-act plays―as Williams created functionality items with components of theater of the absurd, theater of cruelty, theater of the ridiculous, in addition to motifs from jap kinds similar to Noh and Kabuki, excessive camp and satire, and with cutting edge visible and verbal types that have been fullyyt his own.

motivated by way of Beckett, Genet, and Pinter, between others, Williams labored tough to extend the bounds of the lyric realism he was once most sensible identified for. those performs have been explicitly meant to be played off-off Broadway or locally. occasionally irritating, occasionally outrageous, normally the tone of those performs is tough, bawdy or perhaps cartoonish. whereas a few those performs hire what might be termed weird and wonderful "happy endings," others gaze unblinkingly into the darkness.

although a number of of Williams' lesser-known works from this era have already been released through New instructions, those twelve performs have by no means been accrued. each one of these shorter performs are unknown to audiences and scholars―some are released the following for the 1st time―yet them all embody, in a single means or one other, what Time journal referred to as "the 4 significant issues that experience spurred Williams' dramatic mind's eye: loneliness, love, the violated middle and the valiancy of survival."

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Download E-books Speed-the-Plow: A Play PDF

By David Mamet

Speed-the-Plow is an exhilaratingly sharp, comical, worrying play in regards to the strength of cash and intercourse in Hollywood, and the way they corrupt motion picture manufacturers. Speed-the-Plow opened at Lincoln middle to sold-out seats, rave reports and masses fanfare in March 1988—staring Madonna, Joe Mantegna, and Ron Silver—and later moved to and had a long-standing run on Broadway.

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Download E-books The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 21) (Bilingual Edition) PDF

By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

It's a Bilingual variation of chinese language and English.

中国广播电视出版社从台湾远东图书公司引进版权,出版了梁实秋翻译的《莎士比亚全集》中英文对照版,这是梁译本《莎士比亚全集》以中英文对照的形式首次在内地出版发行。梁译本的最大特点为:白话散文式的风格;直译,忠实于原文;全译,决不删略原文。除此之外,梁译本还有独到之处:一是加了注释。莎翁作品原文常有版本的困难,晦涩难解之处很多,各种双关语、熟语、俚语、典故也多,猥亵语也不少,梁实秋不但直译,而且加了大量注释,帮助读者理解原文。二是每剧前都加了序言。序言中对该剧的版本、著作年代、故事来源、舞台历史、该剧的意义及批评意见等均有论述。

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Download E-books Starstruck (Fame Game) PDF

By Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad, big name of the hit MTV fact sequence The Hills, brings her insider wisdom to Starstruck, the second one publication within the popularity video game series.
 
In Starstruck, Madison isn’t getting a lot reveal time on The popularity Game, the truth television express following 3 ladies attempting to turn into stars in L.A. She’s too busy doing group carrier after stealing a necklace. Kate, nonetheless, is getting large quantities of exposure now that one in all her songs has turn into an in a single day sensation—and it’s going to her head. And aspiring actress Carmen, the daughter of Hollywood royalty, is ultimately creating a identify for herself.
 
The juicy tale from bestselling writer Lauren Conrad explores friendship, relatives, romance, ambition, and fame.
 

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Download E-books Book of Numbers: A Novel PDF

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED one of many TEN top BOOKS OF THE yr through VULTURE AND the most effective BOOKS OF THE 12 months BY NPR AND THE WALL road magazine • A huge, uproarious, and exuberant novel concerning the search—for love, fact, and the which means of existence With The Internet.

“More awesome than all yet a couple of novels released to this point this decade . . . a wheeling meditation at the stressed existence, on privateness, on what being human within the age of binary code could suggest . . . [Joshua] Cohen, all of thirty-four, emerges as a big American writer.”—The big apple Times

The enigmatic billionaire founding father of Tetration, the world’s strongest tech corporation, hires a failed novelist, Josh Cohen, to ghostwrite his memoirs. The magnate, often called crucial, brings Josh in the back of the electronic veil, tracing the increase of Tetration, which begun within the earliest days of the web through revolutionizing the hunt engine ahead of venturing into smartphones, desktops, and the surveillance of americans. important takes Josh on a mind-bending international journey from Palo Alto to Dubai and past, starting up him into the key pretext of the autobiography venture and the life-or-death stakes that encompass its publication.

Insider tech exposé, leaked memoir-in-progress, foreign mystery, kin drama, intercourse comedy, and biblical allegory, Book of Numbers renders the complete diversity of recent event either on-line and stale. Embodying the web in its language, it unearths the humanity underlying the virtual.

that includes essentially the most unforgettable characters in modern fiction, Book of Numbers is an epic of the electronic age, a triumph of a brand new iteration of writers, and a kind of infrequent books that renew the assumption of what a unique can do.

Please observe that Book of Numbers makes use of a different pagination approach encouraged via binary notation: the half quantity precedes the web page quantity, and is separated from it via a decimal point.

Praise for Book of Numbers

“The nice American net Novel is right here. . . . Book of Numbers is an engaging examine the darkish center of the net. . . . A page-turner approximately lifestyles below the veil of electronic surveillance . . . the best novels ever written concerning the Internet.”Rolling Stone

“A startlingly gifted novelist . . . [His] deeply worthwhile novel is set a web faith long past wrong—and its significance lies within the undeniable fact that the vast majority of us within the modernized international are contributors of that religion, no matter if we all know it or not.”The Wall road Journal

“Remarkable . . . astounding . . . Cohen’s literary presents . . . recommend that whatever is feasible, that anything nonetheless may be performed to guard no matter what it really is that makes us human.”—Francine Prose, The ny assessment of Books

“A highly formidable novel set within the high-tech international of now . . . a verbal high-wire act, bold in its tones and textures: smart, poetic, fast-moving, deeply playful, jam-packed with jokes, savvy approximately machines, clever approximately humans, stunning and engrossing.”—Colm Tóibín, The Guardian

“Joshua Cohen is the good American Novelist. . . . Like Pynchon and Wallace, Cohen can write with tireless virtuosity approximately totally everything.”—Adam Kirsch, Tablet

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“The subsequent candidate for the good American Novel . . . David Foster Wallace–level audacious.”Details

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Download E-books Wilde Complete Plays (World Classics) PDF

By Oscar Wilde

This quantity includes every little thing Wilde wrote in dramatic form.

Wilde's masterpiece the significance of Being Earnest is outlined right here in its traditional three-act shape, yet with an appendix containing the easiest fabric from the unique four-act model. additionally integrated are his 3 'problem plays', woman Windermere's Fan, a lady of No value and a great Husband, in addition to his once-banned Salome and a number of other little-known yet interesting dramas. H. Montgomery Hyde, an said specialist on Wilde and writer of a number of books on him, offers an creation to Wilde's existence and paintings with targeted realization to the composition and function of the plays.

"Wilde is to me our purely thorough playwright. He performs with every thing: with wit, with philosophy, with drama, with actors and audiences, with the entire theatre" (George Bernard Shaw)

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Download E-books Rebel Women: Staging Ancient Greek Drama Today (Plays and Playwrights) PDF

A suite of essays by way of many distinct participants, involved in the portrayal of insurgent ladies in historical Greek drama

Ancient
Greek drama offers the trendy level with a bunch of robust female
characters who stand against the patriarchal buildings that
seek to restrict and outline them. for modern theatre administrators their
representation serves as a motor vehicle for studying and illuminating
issues of gender, strength, kinfolk and morality, as germane at the present time as when
the performs have been first written.

Rebel girls brings together
essays by way of major writers from throughout varied disciplines examining
the illustration of historical Greek heroines of their unique contexts
and on latest degree. Divided into 3 sections, it considers in turn
international productions, Irish models, and reviews of the original
texts. The articles discover how such characters as Iphigenia, Medea,
Antigone and Clytemnestra were portrayed lately and the
challenges and provocation they provide to either modern audiences
and dramatists alike.

'Seamus Heaney and Athol Fugard are brought
together as participants by means of the muse that historic Greek tragedy
has provided to them either. There are choices right here on Iphigenia, Medea,
Antigone, Clytemnestra, movie, drama, Greece, Russia ... and especially
Ireland. Amidst all this type, the extent of curiosity and of
scholarship are regularly high.' Oliver Taplin, Professor of
Classical Languages and Literature, Oxford college

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Download E-books The Death of Bessie Smith, The Sandbox, and The American Dream PDF

By Edward Albee

This new assortment beneficial properties 3 acclaimed one-act performs from Edward Albee's early years. With the preliminary productions of The dying of Bessie Smith, The Sandbox, and the yank Dream, Albee consolidated his popularity as a super new expertise of the recent York theater scene. those 3 performs take on significant subject matters akin to race family members, American kinfolk lifestyles, and the essence of theater itself -- every one of which nonetheless proceed to resonate. Representing the daring and intriguing sessions within the then younger occupation of greatly consideredAmerica's most well liked and ingenious playwrights, this variation is a must have for theater fans.

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Download E-books A Desirable Residence PDF

Liz and Jonathan are in difficulty. they cannot promote their previous house.Here they're, caught with mortgages, mounting money owed and a depressing adolescent daughter who hadn't desired to circulation besides. Then it sort of feels Marcus Witherstone will remedy all their difficulties. He is familiar with the precise tenants from London who will hire their previous residence - glamorous PR woman Ginny and almost-famous Piers. every little thing goes to be OK.

Or is it? As Marcus begins to get entangled with Liz, whereas her teenage daughter develops a fondness for the lodgers, apparently a few deceptions are too as regards to home...

Everybody loves Sophie Kinsella:
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