Diogène

By Robert Sabatier

"Diogène" fait partie des oeuvres inclassables à l. a. portée universelle : à l. a. fois biographie du philosophe cynique, épopée théâtrale, prose au rythme de poème. Diogène, determine du sage, du fou, du prophète et du saint à los angeles façon vintage, y aborde tous les thèmes de los angeles pensée philosophique et de los angeles vie quotidienne, des sciences, des origines et du devenir au fil de ses entretiens avec ses disciples, ses pairs et ses amis, ses rencontres enjouées et polémiques avec Aristote, Platon ou Démosthène et aussi Antisthène, Cratès, Stilpon et vingt autres. Livre d'initiation et de sagesse, "Diogène" répond aux interrogations les plus profondes que chacun nourrit au plus intime de soi.

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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 monitors Oscar Wilde's theatrical genius at its fabulous top. Subtitled "A Trivial Comedy for severe People", this hilarious assault on Victorian manners and morals turns a pompous global on its head, we could duplicity bring about happiness, and makes riposte the top kind of paintings. additionally incorporated during this distinct assortment are Wilde's first comedy luck, Lady Windermere's Fan, and his richly sensual melodrama, Salome.

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The Humans (Revised TCG Edition)

By Stephen Karam

Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for striking New Broadway Play

Winner of the hot York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for most sensible Play

“THE top PLAY OF THE YEAR” --The big apple instances, The Washington put up, long island Magazine,
Chicago Tribune, The Hollywood Reporter, trip ny, NPR

"Drawn in sophisticated yet indelible strokes, Mr. Karam's play may well virtually qualify as deep-delving reportage, so truly does it light up the present, tremor-ridden panorama of up to date the USA. the best new play of the Broadway season up to now — via a protracted shot."—Charles Isherwood, The long island Times

Breaking with culture, Erik Blake has introduced his Pennsylvania relations to rejoice Thanksgiving at his daughter's condo in decrease long island. Unfolding over a unmarried scene, this "delirious tragicomedy" (Chicago Sun-Times) by way of acclaimed younger playwright Stephen Karam "infuses the conventional kitchen-sink kinfolk drama with features of horror in his portentous and penetrating paintings of mental unease" (Variety), growing an indelible kinfolk portrait.

Stephen Karam's performs contain Speech & Debate and Sons of the Prophet, a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and the winner of the 2012 Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Hull-Warriner awards for top Play. Born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, he now lives in ny urban, New York.

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Literature, Theory, History

By Jonathan Hart

During this interdisciplinary paintings that levels from the ancients throughout the Renaissance to the current, Jonathan Hart examines structures, legislation, theatre, nature, stereotype, otherness, authority, new historicism, deconstruction, feminism, examining, interpretation, poetry, and poetics. The publication considers the most important issues and controversies related to the sphere of Comparative Literature, together with subjectivity, Bartolomé de Las Casas, and globalization. whatever the interval, this towering learn assumes that which means, style, personality, language, and constitution are relevant concerns for debate.

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Sartre on Theater

By Jean-Paul Sartre

Approximately every thing that Sartre has stated or written concerning the theater and his personal performs is assembled during this booklet. it's the just one of his books that he didn't compose as such. not like events, volumes made of essays, lectures, and interviews which have been no longer initially meant as a suite both, this booklet was once no longer Sartre's personal idea.
We advised it to him simply because we discovered, even earlier than our mixed annotated biography and bibliography, The Writings of Jean-Paul Sartre, used to be released (in French by way of Gallimard in 1970), e-book of this type might fill a necessity and will be necessary as a operating instrument either from the ancient and documentary perspective and from the perspective of contemporary relevance.

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Underfoot in Show Business

By Helene Hanff

It is a publication approximately exhibit enterprise, the place reputation is the inventory in exchange. every year there are hundreds and hundreds of stagestruck children arrive in manhattan made up our minds to crash the theatre, firmly confident they're destined to be well-known Broadway stars or playwrights.

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Ensayos sobre música, teatro y literatura (Clasicos Modernos)

El presente volumen reúne una selección de los ensayos de Thomas Mann, sin duda una de las figuras centrales de l. a. literatura del siglo XX. Poco conocida en España, los angeles ingente obra ensayística de este autor –los volúmenes publicados después de su muerte suman más de dos mil páginas– constituye un análisis penetrante e imaginativo de l. a. cultura europea.
Alrededor de este tema valuable se agrupan otros como los angeles relación del artista con los angeles sociedad, l. a. complejidad de l. a. realidad y del tiempo o las seducciones de l. a. espiritualidad, el eros y l. a. muerte.
Los textos que aquí presentamos suponen una eficaz aproximación al ideario estético de Mann en campos como l. a. música, el teatro y los angeles literatura. Es en este último apartado donde se encuentran algunos de los ensayos más perceptivos y profundos de su autor, en torno a grandes figuras de los angeles literatura common: desde un “Viaje por mar con Don Quijote” –genial comentario de los angeles obra de Cervantes escrito en el barco que le llevaba a Estados Unidos en 1934 huyendo de los nazis– hasta el conmovedor ensayo sobre Chéjov, pasando por Goethe, Zola o los angeles Anna Karénina de Tolstói.

Thomas Mann nació en Lübeck en 1875, segundo hijo de un comerciante acaudalado. Su madre pertenecía a una familia de plantadores de raíces luso-brasileñas, algo que influiría decisivamente en l. a. personalidad de Thomas, cuyo espíritu se encontró siempre escindido entre los angeles austera ética protestante y las inclinaciones sensuales y estéticas.
l. a. carrera literaria de Thomas Mann se inició a muy temprana edad, con los angeles publicación en 1893 de sus primeros relatos. Su primera novela, Los Buddenbrook (1901), le lanzaría a l. a. fama. Reconocido a partir de entonces como un gran escritor y estilista de los angeles lengua alemana, Mann cultivó el relato y l. a. novela, con obras tan relevantes como La muerte en Venecia (1913) o La montaña mágica (1924), así como el ensayo sobre temas culturales y políticos.
En 1929 recibió el Premio Nobel de Literatura. los angeles llegada al poder de los nazis en 1933 le obligó a exiliarse, primero en Suiza y luego en Estados Unidos. Entre 1934 y 1944 publicó los angeles tetralogía basada en los angeles historia bíblica de José, José y sus hermanos, a los angeles que siguió los angeles huge Doktor Faustus (1947). En 1954 se instaló en Zúrich, donde moriría en 1955.

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Untold Stories

By Alan Bennett

“[Bennett] does what simply the simplest writers can do—make us examine ourselves in a manner we’ve by no means performed before.”        —Michael Palin

 

Untold Stories brings jointly the various most interesting and funniest writing via considered one of England’s best-known literary figures. Alan Bennett’s first significant assortment due to the fact Writing Home includes formerly unpublished work—including the name piece, a poignant memoir of his family members and of becoming up in Leeds—along along with his a lot celebrated diary for the years 1996 to 2004, and diverse different remarkable essays, studies, and comedian items. during this hugely expected compendium, the at the present time booklet membership writer of The outfits They Stood Up In finds a good many untold secrets and techniques and tales together with his inimitable humor and wry honesty—his family’s unstated heritage, his stories of Peter cook dinner and Dudley Moore, and his reaction to the luck of his most modern play, The heritage Boys.

Since the good fortune of Beyond the Fringe within the Nineteen Sixties, Bennett has extremely joyful audiences world wide with writing that's, in his phrases, “no much less severe since it is funny.” The historical past Boys opened to nice acclaim on the Royal nationwide Theatre in 2004, successful quite a few awards, and is scheduled to open in manhattan urban in April 2006.

 

Alan Bennett has been certainly one of England's prime dramatists because the good fortune of Beyond the Fringe within the Nineteen Sixties. His tv sequence Talking Heads has turn into a modern day vintage, as have a lot of his works for the level, together with Forty Years On, The woman within the Van, A query of Attribution, The Madness of George III (together with the Academy Award-nominated screenplay The insanity of King George), and an version of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind within the Willows. His newest play, The heritage Boys, received a Tony award and Evening Standard and Critics Circle awards for most sensible play, the Laurence Olivier Award for most sensible new play and the South financial institution Award in England.
A Kirkus Reviews most sensible booklet of the Year
 
Untold Stories brings jointly many of the most interesting and funniest writing by means of one among England's best-known literary figures. Alan Bennett's first significant assortment due to the fact that Writing Home comprises formerly unpublished work—including the name piece, a poignant memoir of his relatives and of turning out to be up in Leeds—along along with his a lot celebrated diary for the years 1996 to 2004, and diverse different unprecedented essays, reports, and comedian items. during this hugely expected compendium, the Today ebook membership writer of The outfits They Stood Up In finds a very good many untold secrets and techniques and tales together with his inimitable humor and wry honesty—his family's unstated heritage, his stories of Peter prepare dinner and Dudley Moore, and his reaction to the luck of his latest play, The background Boys.
 
Since the luck of Beyond the Fringe within the Nineteen Sixties, Bennett has extremely joyful audiences all over the world with writing that's, in his phrases, "no much less critical since it is funny." In Untold Stories, Bennett describes his mother's struggle with melancholy, his personal affliction and being savagely mugged in Italy together with his accomplice, Rupert Thomas. because the Daily Telegraph declared, "This thick booklet is so packed with great things they can promote it for two times the associated fee . . . 'All masterpieces are eloquent,' [Bennett] writes in a single of his art-historical items. 'Not them all are articulate.' Untold Stories is both."
"[Alan Bennett's] 1994 publication, Writing Home, a suite of diary entries, prefaces to his performs and peculiar bits of literary journalism, used to be a shock most sensible vendor in Britain, and now he has it up with Untold Stories, a good greater and extra assorted seize bag. It, too, comprises prefaces and diary entries, and likewise ebook studies and introductions, what seem to be a few memorial-service tributes, a few lectures and essays approximately artwork (a specific ardour of Bennett's) and 3 astounding, humorous and deeply affecting memoirs: approximately his kinfolk, approximately getting overwhelmed up in Italy and approximately his very shut name with colon melanoma in 1997."—Charles McGrath, The ny instances booklet Review
 
"Bennett has taken the vulgarity—not to mince words—out of confessional writing through his humor, compassion (for those that deserve it), and self-deprecation . . . the quietly penetrating decency of this giant e-book is a real balm."—Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe
 

"Alan Bennett is certainly the most renowned writers of famous literary benefit in England . . . he's, briefly, a countrywide treasure, and the recognition of his occasional writings . . . is either a symptom and affirmation of that prestige . . . time and again during this e-book he demonstrates that just about something that occurs to someone might be fascinating, relocating and unique if you happen to write approximately it good enough."—David inn, The New York evaluate of Books

 

"It's tempting to work out Untold Stories as a comedy within which the hero, after a lot difficulty, unearths lasting love and—fingers crossed—health. yet that may underplay the sheer (which isn't continually to assert natural) excitement of such a lot of entries. even if he is sharing a few of his favourite work with schoolchildren . . . or taking us via his scholar rooms (and desires) at Oxford, Alan Bennett will not be 'a joiner' yet he's brilliantly engaged—and engaging.”—Kerry Fried, Newsday

 
"[This assortment] is instructed with such honesty that it's heartbreaking and deeply relocating . . . Bennett's event is a reminder that the folk we deal with, notwithstanding they might by no means have made a lot of a stir on the planet, have nevertheless—for us—a worth past cost . . . This piece could be required for all health-care employees, because it is a shiny reminder of what it really seems like to be a sufferer and on the mercy of enormous impersonal forces together with the health-care approach itself and the fates."—Keith Monroe, Winston-Salem magazine ebook Review
 
"I have by no means learn a booklet of this size the place i've got became the final web page with such remorse. it truly is clever, expert, enticing, humane, self-aware, cantankerous and irresistibly humorous. you will want it to move on for ever."—John Carey, The Sunday Times (London)
 
"A nice success and a ebook of lasting worth . . . this is often paintings of no suggest order, even though subtly hid . . . it really is filled with humour, with no pomposity or self-dramatisation. Bennett has continually been wide awake, like Thoreau, that the majority humans lead lives of quiet desperation, yet he additionally sees that they're humorous, and he has a matchless expertise for making them interesting."—Jane Stevenson, The Observer (London)
 
"Extraordinary . . . Bennett writes: 'I have by no means discovered it effortless to belong.' After Untold Stories, i've got no hesitation in asserting he belongs to we all. And we are all grateful."—Cal McCrystal, The Independent

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The Empty Space: A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate

By Peter Brook

From director and cofounder of the Royal Shakespeare corporation Peter Brook, The Empty Space is a undying research of theatre from the main influential level director of the 20th century.

As proper as whilst it used to be first released in 1968, groundbreaking director and cofounder of the Royal Shakespeare corporation Peter Brook attracts on a existence in love with the degree to discover the problems dealing with a theatrical performance—of any scale. He describes vital advancements in theatre from the final century, in addition to smaller scale occasions, from productions via Stanislavsky to the increase of process performing, from Brecht’s innovative alienation strategy to the loose shape happenings of the Nineteen Sixties, and from the several sorts of such nice Shakespearean actors as John Gielgud and Paul Scofield to a joyous impromptu functionality within the burnt-out shell of the Hamburg Opera simply after the war.

Passionate, unconventional, and interesting, this booklet indicates how theatre defies ideas, builds and shatters illusions, and creates lasting thoughts for its audiences.

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