Category: Drama

  • Download E-books Titus Andronicus (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 27) (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 If Only You Knew (Hotlanta, Book 2) PDF

    By Denene Millner, Mitzi Miller

    Clothier outfits. attractive boys. family members secrets and techniques. significant drama. The Duke twins and their magnificent Atlanta lives are back...proving why they don't name it Hotlanta for nothing!
    Twins Sydney and Lauren Duke are the privileged princesses of the Atlanta social scene. yet an unsolved homicide secret retains drawing them again to the incorrect aspect of city. There, wild baby Lauren has to hazard every little thing to guard the boy who's stolen her center. And prim-and-proper Sydney discovers information about their family's earlier that no one-least of all of the girls' fiercely guarded mother-wants to stand. while the twins become aware of what they're up opposed to, can they take care of the darkish, harmful fact
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  • Download E-books The Quick Red Fox PDF

    By John D. MacDonald

    It used to be the traditional blackmail scheme. For years, sultry Lysa Dean's identify on a film had intended a bonanza on the field place of work. Now a suite of images might suggest the tip of her occupation.
    When first approached for support through wonderful Dana Holtzer, Lysa's own secretary, Travis McGee is carefully became off through the cheesy info. yet being low on money, and tenderly attracted via the star's intriguingly distant secretary, McGee units out to find his suspects -- in basic terms to discover that they begin turning up lifeless!
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  • Download E-books Early Plays (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) PDF

    By Eugene O'Neill

    This quantity brings to readers a variety of Eugene O'Neill's early paintings, written among 1914 and 1921 and produced for the level among 1916 and 1922. incorporated listed below are: seven one-act performs, The Moon of the Caribbees, Bound East for Cardiff, In the Zone, The lengthy Voyage Home, Ile, Where the pass Is Made, and The Rope; and 5 full-length performs, Beyond the Horizon, The Straw, Anna Christie, and the classics The Emperor Jones and The bushy Ape. nearly all of the performs are seriously prompted via German expressionism-Freud, Nietzsche, Strindberg, and the unconventional leftist politics during which O'Neill used to be concerned in the course of his early life. incorporated during this detailed assortment is the little identified and hugely autobiographical play, The Straw, which pulls on O'Neill's confinement within the Gaylord Farm hospital.
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  • Download E-books The Firebugs: A Learning-Play Without a Lesson PDF

    By Max Frisch

    Translated by way of Mordecai Gorelik; this isn't the revised translation in 1990, however the first one placed out by way of Hill and Wang less than the highlight Dramabook imprint

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    The fireplace Raisers (German: Biedermann und die Brandstifter), additionally recognized in English because the Firebugs, Firebugs, or The Arsonists, was once written by means of Max Frisch in 1953, first as a radio play, then tailored for tv and the level (1958) as a play in six scenes.[1] It used to be revised in 1960 to incorporate an epilogue, or afterpiece.[2]

    This darkish comedy is determined in a city that's being on a regular basis attacked via arsonists. Disguised as door-to-door salesmen (hawkers), they speak their approach into people's houses and quiet down within the attic, the place they set in regards to the destruction of the home. Written within the years following global conflict II, as a metaphor for Nazism and fascism, the play exhibits how "normal" voters might be taken in by way of evil.[3]

    The significant personality, a businessman known as Biedermann, is noticeable on the outset interpreting newspaper studies of arson, confident that he may by no means be taken in. inside of mins, the 1st "hawker" has seemed (Schmitz), and during a mix of intimidation and persuasion he talks his manner into spending the evening within the attic. because the play unfolds, a moment arsonist seems to be (Eisenring), and earlier than Biedermann can do something to forestall it, his attic is piled excessive with oil drums choked with petrol. He even is helping them to degree the detonating fuse and offers them suits, refusing to think the complete horror of what's occurring. He quickly turns into an partner in his personal downfall.

    The motion is saw by way of a Greek-style refrain of "firemen", and the more and more surreal flavour culminates in a last scene, the afterpiece, the place Biedermann and his spouse Babette locate themselves on the gates of Hell. right here they once more meet Schmitz and Eisenring who turn into Beelzebub and the satan respectively, who, after changing into angered on the variety of mass murderers being allowed to visit Heaven, refuses to behavior a Hell for a "small fry" like Biedermann.[4]

    The identify Biedermann is itself a play at the German note "bieder" which means traditional, conservative, helpful, upright and is usually utilized in a pejorative or ironic context. hence the identify equates to der biedere Mann or the necessary guy.
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  • Download E-books Housebreaking: A Novel PDF

    By Dan Pope

    During this “heartfelt chamber piece of improper personalities, calamitous judgements, and unforeseen moments of grace” (The manhattan instances booklet Review), suburban households are hopelessly entangled in the course of an explosive Thanksgiving weekend that alterations their lives forever.

    When Benjamin’s spouse kicks him out in their apartment, he returns to his adolescence domestic in Connecticut to reside together with his widowed father. misplaced, lonely, and doubting every thing he felt he knew approximately marriage and love—even as his eighty-year-old father starts up to now again—Benjamin is attempting to place his lifestyles again jointly while he acknowledges somebody down the road: his highschool weigh down, the untouchable Audrey Martin. Audrey has simply moved to the local along with her high-powered legal professional husband and their rebellious teen, Emily. because it seems, Audrey isn’t so untouchable anymore, and she or he and Benjamin start to realize, in each one other’s corporation, solutions to a lot of their very own private longings. in the meantime, because the local is wracked through a mysterious sequence of robberies, Audrey seems hiding a sad mystery, and her husband, Andrew, turns into fascinated with a deadly specialist online game he can by no means win. And, incidentally, who's being attentive to Emily?

    Powerful, provocative, and psychologically gripping, Housebreaking explores the ways in which families—and 4 lives—can all too simply veer off beam, wasting sight of each person, and every little thing, they as soon as held expensive. just like the most sensible from Tom Perrotta and Rick Moody, “this compassionate, completely engrossing novel of suburban dysfunction…makes a few trenchant issues approximately how simply humans can lose sight of what’s most vital” (Booklist).
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  • Download E-books Ninth Ward PDF

    By Jewell Parker Rhodes

    Twelve-year-old Lanesha lives in a tight-knit neighborhood in New Orleans' 9th Ward. She does not have a complicated residence like her uptown kinfolk or plenty of buddies just like the different childrens on her road. yet what she does have is Mama Ya-Ya, her fiercely loving caretaker, clever within the methods of the realm and ready to are expecting the longer term. So whilst Mama Ya-Ya's visions exhibit a strong hurricane--Katrina--fast imminent, it is as much as Lanesha to name upon the wish and power Mama Ya-Ya has given her to aid them either live on the storm.

    Ninth Ward is a deeply emotional tale approximately transformation and a party of resilience, friendship, and family--as simply love can outline it.
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  • Download E-books The Kid: A Novel PDF

    By Sapphire

    From the bestselling writer of Push, a narrative of survival and awakening—and one younger man’s amazing strength

    The Kid brings us deep into the inner lifetime of Abdul Jones, son of Sapphire’s unforgettable heroine, important. Left on my own by means of his mother’s dying to navigate in a global the place love and hate occasionally hideously masquerade, compelled to confront unspeakable violence, his heritage, and the darkish corners of his personal center, Abdul claws his method towards maturity. In a generational tale that strikes with the rate of proposal from a Mississippi dust farm to Harlem in its heyday, from a stricken Catholic orphanage to downtown artists’ lofts, The Kid is a hovering story of physique and spirit, rooted within the hungers of flesh and of the soul.

     

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  • Download E-books Wilhelm Reich in Hell PDF

    By Robert Anton Wilson

    The good psychiatrist Wilhelm Reich as soon as wrote, "No President, Academy, courtroom of legislation, Congress or Senate in this earth has the information or strength to make a decision what is going to be the data of tomorrow." In 1957, the govt. of the us of the United States jailed Dr. Reich and burned all of his released works. Wilhelm Reich in Hell presents a outstanding new examine the vilification and destruction of an exceptional guy who refused to bow to Gestapo strategies.
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