Copenhagen

By Michael Frayn

The Tony Award—winning play that soars on the intersection of technological know-how and artwork, Copenhagen is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime assembly among Nobel laureates to debate the atomic bomb.

In 1941 the German physicist Werner Heisenberg made a clandestine journey to Copenhagen to work out his Danish counterpart and buddy Niels Bohr. Their interact on quantum mechanics and the uncertainty precept had revolutionized atomic physics. yet now the area had replaced and the 2 males have been on contrary facets in a global conflict. Why Heisenberg went to Copenhagen and what he desired to say to Bohr are questions that experience vexed historians ever in view that. In Michael Frayn’s bold, fiercely clever, and bold new play Heisenberg and Bohr meet once more to debate the intricacies of physics and to reflect on the metaphysical—the very essence of human motivation.

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Le prince de Hombourg

Lecteur, vous n'avez aucune raison de vous intéresser à l'histoire du Prince de Hombourg : il est prince, vous ne l'êtes pas, il est colonel de l'armée du Brandebourg, pas vous, il est somnambule et amoureux d'une princesse, ce n'est pas votre cas que je sache, il a attaqué et vaincu, un beau matin, l'armée suédoise sans en avoir reçu l'ordre, vous n'avez jamais fait une telle selected, et il est condamné à mort, vous non... Ah, si. Vous êtes, vous aussi, condamné à mort. Nous le sommes tous, n'est-ce pas, et de manière non moins absurde que si c'était par un Grand Electeur de Prusse. D'ailleurs, en y repensant, il vous est arrivé, à vous aussi, de prendre un jour telle décision sans y être appelé par quiconque, et cela vous arrivera encore. Et vous aussi, vous êtes - nous le sommes tous dès que nous sommes amoureux - prince véritable ou véritable princesse. Et surtout - comme à lui cela vous arrive - vous aussi vous marchez dans vos rêves...

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Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

Evolutionary concept made its level debut as early because the 1840s, reflecting a systematic development that was once speedy altering the realm. Tracing this improvement in dozens of mainstream ecu and American performs, in addition to in circus, vaudeville, pantomime, and "missing hyperlink" performances, Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett unearths the deep, transformative entanglement between technology, paintings, and tradition in glossy times.

The degree proved to be no mere handmaiden to evolutionary technology, even though, frequently resisting and changing the tips at its middle. Many dramatists forged suspicion at the arguments of evolutionary thought and rejected its claims, at the same time they entertained its exciting probabilities. attractive at once with the relation of technology and tradition, this publication considers the impression of not just Darwin but in addition Lamarck, Chambers, Spencer, Wallace, Haeckel, de Vries, and different evolutionists on a hundred and fifty years of theater. It stocks major new insights into the paintings of Ibsen, Shaw, Wilder, and Beckett, and writes woman playwrights, comparable to Susan Glaspell and Elizabeth Baker, into the theatrical checklist, unpacking their dramatic explorations of organic determinism, gender essentialism, the maternal intuition, and the "cult of motherhood."

It is probably going that extra humans encountered evolution on the theater than via the other paintings shape within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. contemplating the liveliness and immediacy of the theater and its reliance on a various neighborhood of spectators and the ability that involves, this publication is a key textual content for greedy the level of the public's version to the recent thought and the legacy of its illustration at the perceived legitimacy (or illegitimacy) of clinical work.

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Three Plays: The Political Theater of Howard Zinn: Emma, Marx in Soho, Daughter of Venus

By Howard Zinn

World-renowned historian Howard Zinn has became to drama to discover the legacy of Karl Marx and Emma Goldman and to delve into the intricacies of political and social moral sense possibly extra deeply than conventional background allows. 3 performs brings jointly all this paintings, together with the formerly unpublished Daughter of Venus, besides a brand new introductory essay on political theater, and prefaces to every of the plays.

Reviews:

The first act of 'Emma,' Howard Zinn's play approximately Emma Goldman, is a small miracle. here's a drama that holds down the heroics, polemics and didacticism to which fits approximately heroes and heroines are companies. precise, Emma is idealized; she is loving, sincere, selfless, bold, yet she is usually human and believable.—Walter Goodman, manhattan Times

"[Marx in Soho is] an creative critique of our society's hypocrisies and injustices, and an wonderful, brilliant portrait of Karl Marx as a voice of humanitarian justice - that is probably easy methods to have in mind him."—Kirkus Reviews

"[Daughter of Venus's] valuable matters - own and social ethics; the stability of tasks to ourselves, our households, and our fellow voters; the makes use of and abuses of political and clinical energy - stay as well timed as ever. . . . Zinn not just screens a fluid and passionately dedicated variety but in addition is trying to do anything attention-grabbing with it: to interweave a narrative of familial tensions and nationwide politics, and in doing in an effort to remind us that the way in which we are living our lives at the small, neighborhood, daily scale of family members lifestyles may have repercussions and implications for the lifetime of the kingdom at large."—Louise Kennedy, Boston Globe

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Une pièce écrite en collaboration

By Danielle Mémoire

Ils sont là, encore et toujours, ces personnages que depuis plusieurs des livres de Danielle Mémoire on retrouve : habitants du château de Brioine, qui s’agitent et parlent, vivent et meurent et échangent leurs rôles et jusqu’à leur propre histoire, cette fois sous l. a. forme théâtrale. Et l’on retrouve ici certaine scène inaugurale de l. a. saga du Corpus : le manuscrit à moitié brûlé, abandonné sous los angeles pluie à l’orée du domaine et qui, écrit d’une encre curieusement indélébile, lacunaire, et cependant corrigé - par quelle major ? -, raconte l’histoire des habitants du château de Brioine. l. a. forme théâtrale convient parfaitement à ces jeux de miroir et de reflets, à ces échanges rapides, à ces dispositifs en échos où de bien plus sombres enjeux que ceux dont il semble être query viennent donner profondeur et gravité à ce qui se donne l’élégance insolente d’un divertissement.

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Shakespeare Our Contemporary (Norton Library)

This publication is a provocative, unique examine of the key performs of Shakespeare; greater than that, although, it's one of many few serious works to have strongly stimulated theatrical productions.

Peter Brook and Charles Marowitz are one of many administrators who've said their debt to Jan Kott, discovering in his analogies among Shakespearean occasions and people in smooth existence and drama the seeds of important new stage-conceptions. Readers everywhere in the world—Shakespeare Our Contemporary has been translated into nineteen languages because it seemed in 1961—have equally stumbled on their responses to Shakespeare broadened and enriched. Mary McCarthy known as the paintings "the top, the main alive, radical e-book approximately Shakespeare in at the very least a generation."

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Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts)

The ancient Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater offers clients with an available single-volume reference software overlaying Portuguese-speaking Brazil and the sixteen Spanish-speaking nations of continental Latin the United States (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela). Entries for authors, starting from the early colonial interval to the current, supply succinct biographical information and an account of the author's literary construction, with specific awareness to their such a lot favourite works and the place they belong in literary historical past. The advent presents a evaluation of Latin American literature and theater as an entire whereas separate dictionary entries for every nation provide perception into the historical past of nationwide literatures. Entries for literary phrases, events, and genres serve to enrich those commentaries, and an in depth bibliography issues the best way for extra interpreting. the excellent view and precise info got from some of these parts will make this e-book of use to the general-interest reader, Latin American experiences scholars, and the tutorial expert.

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Robert Ashley (American Composers)

By Kyle Gann

This e-book explores the lifestyles and works of the pioneering opera composer Robert Ashley, one of many top American composers of the post-Cage iteration. Ashley's strategies started within the Nineteen Sixties while he, besides Alvin Lucier, Gordon Mumma, and David Behrman, shaped the Sonic Arts Union, a gaggle that grew to become conceptualism towards electronics. He was once additionally instrumental within the influential as soon as crew, a theatrical ensemble that toured largely within the 1960s.During his tenure as its director, the as soon as pageant in Ann Arbor awarded lots of the decade's pioneers of the appearing arts. fairly identified for his improvement of tv operas starting with ideal Lives, Ashley spun an extended sequence of comparable text/music works, occasionally termed "performance novels." those tremendous items were in comparison with Wagner's Ring Cycle for the vastness in their imaginative and prescient, even though the fabrics are totally different, frequently incorporating noise backgrounds, vernacular tune, and hugely established, even serialized, musical structures.
 
Drawing on large study into Ashley's early years in Ann Arbor and interviews with Ashley and his collaborators, Kyle Gann chronicles the lifestyles and paintings of this musical innovator and gives an outline of the avant-garde milieu of the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies to which he used to be so imperative. Gann examines all 9 of Ashley's significant operas so far intimately, in addition to many minor works, revealing the fanatical buildings that underlie Ashley's tune in addition to deepest references hidden in his opera librettos.

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Lucifer - Treurspel (Dutch Edition)

Lucifer - Treurspel is gifted right here in a top quality paperback variation. This renowned vintage paintings by way of Joost van den Vondel is within the Dutch language, and should now not contain photos or photos from the unique variation. if you happen to benefit from the works of Joost van den Vondel then we hugely suggest this booklet on your booklet assortment.

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SLUT: A Play and Guidebook for Combating Sexism and Sexual Violence

By Katie Cappiello, Meg McInerney, Jennifer Baumgardner

"She's this type of slut." Sound familiar?

Whether used as a slur or reclaimed as an expression of self belief, the be aware slut justifies rape, bullying, and the sexual double average. via turns heartbreaking and hilarious, SLUT captures the true lives of youngsters and teenagers as they negotiate intercourse and the harsh scapegoating that also hobbles lady sexuality and tool. This groundbreaking play, written in collaboration with manhattan urban highschool scholars, and guidebook deals groups and contributors concrete instruments to motivate switch and forestall slut. The guidebook contains creation notes, a consultant for talk-backs, and provocative essays by way of Leora Tanenbaum, Jennifer Baumgardner, Farah Tanis, Jamia Wilson, between others, delivering the assets to motivate switch inside our groups and ourselves.

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