Category: Drama

  • Download E-books The First Part of King Henry the Fourth (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 17) (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 Plays and Fragments (Penguin Classics) PDF

    By Menander

    Menander (c. 341-291 BC) was once the major innovator of Greek New Comedy, a dramatic type that moved clear of the fantastical to concentration upon the issues of normal Athenians. This assortment includes the entire textual content of 'Old Cantankerous' (Dyskolos), the one surviving entire instance of recent Comedy, in addition to fragments from works together with 'The woman from Samos' and 'The Rape of the Locks', all of that are serious about household catastrophes, the dangers of affection and the rigors of kinfolk lifestyles. Written in a poetic variety seemed by way of the ancients as moment merely to Homer, those polished works - profoundly influential upon either Roman playwrights similar to Plautus and Terence, and the broader Western culture - might be considered as the 1st precise comedies of manners.
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  • Download E-books The Poisoned Crown (The Accursed Kings, Book 3) PDF

    By Maurice Druon

    ‘This used to be the unique online game of thrones’ George R.R. Martin

    No guy is impervious to the poisons of the crown…

    Having murdered his spouse and exiled his mistress, King Louis X of France turns into besotted with Princess Clemence of Hungary and makes her his new Queen.

    However, although the problem of the succession might be guaranteed, it really is faraway from so, as Louis embarks on an ill-fated battle opposed to Flanders.

    Where his father, Philip IV, was once robust, Louis is vulnerable, and the objectives of his proud, profligate barons threaten his strength and the way forward for a nation as soon as governed by means of an Iron King.

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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 positive aspects 3 acclaimed one-act performs from Edward Albee's early years. With the preliminary productions of The demise of Bessie Smith, The Sandbox, and the yankee Dream, Albee consolidated his attractiveness as an excellent new expertise of the recent York theater scene. those 3 performs take on significant topics comparable to race family, American family members existence, and the essence of theater itself -- every one of which nonetheless proceed to resonate. Representing the daring and fascinating sessions within the then younger occupation of largely consideredAmerica's hottest and creative playwrights, this variation is a must have for theater fanatics.
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  • Download E-books A Moon for the Misbegotten PDF

    By Eugene O'Neill

    Eugene O’Neill’s final accomplished play, A Moon for the Misbegotten is a sequel to his autobiographical Long Day’s trip Into evening. Moon picks up 11 years after the occasions defined in Long Day’s trip Into Night, as Jim Tyrone (based on O’Neill’s older brother Jamie) grasps at a final probability at love lower than the entire moonlight. This paperback variation positive aspects an insightful advent through Stephen A. Black, worthwhile to somebody who wants a deeper figuring out of O’Neill’s work.
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  • Download E-books Summer Secrets: A Novel PDF

    By Jane Green

    “GRIPPING AND POWERFUL.” –Emily Giffin

    When a stunning kinfolk key's published, twentysomething journalist Cat Coombs unearths herself falling right into a darkish spiral. Wild, glamorous nights out in London and raging hangovers day after today turn into her norm, resulting in a poor mistake one evening whereas vacationing kinfolk in the United States, at the island of Nantucket. It’s a mistake for which she can’t forgive herself. whilst she returns domestic, she confronts the unavoidable truth of her lifestyles and is aware it’s time to develop up. yet she doesn’t comprehend if she’ll ever be capable to earn the forgiveness of the folk she harm.

    As the years move, Cat grows into her forties, a suffering unmarried mom, dealing with a newfound sobriety, and decided to ultimately make amends. touring again to her previous, to the kin she left at the back of on Nantucket all these years in the past, she are able to earn their forgiveness, yet in doing so she may possibly chance wasting the very humans she loves the main.

    Told with Jane Green’s willing eye for detailing the emotional panorama of the guts, Summer secrets and techniques is without delay a compelling drama and a fantastically rendered portrait of relationships, betrayals, and forgiveness, approximately accepting the issues we can't swap, discovering the braveness to alter the issues we will, and being powerful sufficient to climate to storms.

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  • Download E-books Orpheus Descending and Suddenly Last Summer (New Directions Books) PDF

    By Tennessee Williams

    Two of Tennessee Williams's so much respected dramas in one paperback version for the 1st time.

    Orpheus Descending is a love tale, a plea for non secular and inventive freedom, in addition to a portrait of racism and intolerance. while charismatic drifter Valentine Xavier arrives in a Mississippi Delta city together with his guitar and snakeskin jacket, he turns into a set off for hatred and a magnet for 3 outcast souls: storekeeper girl Torrance, “lewd vagrant” Carol Cutrere, and spiritual visionary Vee Talbot.

    Suddenly final Summer, defined through its writer as a “short morality play,” has turn into one in every of his so much infamous works due in no small half to the movie model starring Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, and Montgomery Clift that surprised audiences in 1959. A menacing story of insanity, jealousy, and denial,the horrors in Suddenly final Summer construct to a heart-stopping conclusion.

    With perceptive new introductions by way of playwright Martin Sherman ― he reframes Orpheus Descending in a political context and explores the psychology and sensationalism surrounding Suddenly final Summer ― this quantity additionally deals Williams’s comparable essay, “The previous, the current, and the Perhaps,” and a chronology of the playwright’s existence and works.

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  • Download E-books Sophocles: Four Tragedies: Oedipus the King, Aias, Philoctetes, Oedipus at Colonus PDF

    Sophocles stands as one of many maximum dramatists of all time, influencing an unlimited array of artists and thinkers over the centuries. anxious and unrelenting, his tragedies painting what Matthew Arnold often called 'the turbid ebb and stream of human misery', permitting the viewers to face at the verge of the abyss and confront the waste and ailment of human lifestyles. The heroic myths reinterpreted within the performs find them inside of an international during which the extremes of human emotion in its darkest hours should be freely explored. it's, even if, the creativity of Sophocles' performs which prevents them from descending into unbridled chaos or melancholy. The unflinching engagement with heartrending discomfort unearths strengths held in the rigorously crafted poetry, lyricism, and circulation. there's, as Taplin writes, 'no blinking, no evasion, no palliative. ... Out of it sounds as if meaningless suffering comes that means and form.'

    This unique and detailed verse translation of 4 of Sophocles' performs conveys the energy of his poetry and the power of the performs as played showpieces, encouraging the reader to get pleasure from the sound of the spoken verse and the possibility of track in the lyrics. each one play is followed by way of an advent and immense notes on issues of truth and interpretation, drawing at the translator's a long time of lecturing on Sophocles on the collage of Oxford.

    Oedipus the King, usually considered as the archetypal tragedy, follows Oedipus, the 'man of sorrow', who has unwittingly selected to enact his prophesied direction through murdering his father and marrying his mother.

    Aias (or Ajax) tells the tale of the warrior whose larger-than-life greatness brings him to harrowing humiliation after which to honourable burial.

    Philoctetes sees a once-noble hero, nursing his resentment in the course of ten years in marooned isolation, finally restored to glory at Troy.

    Oedipus at Colonus depicts the blind Oedipus in the direction of the top of his existence wandering as a beggar, yet rewarded ultimately with revenge and a chic death.
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  • Download E-books Under Milk Wood PDF

    By Dylan Thomas

    The definitive new version of Thomas’s recognized radio play

    Under Milk Wood is the masterpiece “radio play for voices” Dylan Thomas complete ahead of his dying in 1953. First commissioned by means of the BBC and broadcast in 1954, it's been played and celebrated by way of Anthony Hopkins, Richard Burton, Elton John, Tom Jones, Catherine Zeta Jones, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O’Toole, and so on. In Under Milk Wood, Thomas gave fullest expression to his feel of the incredible taste and diversity of existence. A relocating and hilarious account of a spring day in a small Welsh city, the play starts off with goals and ghosts prior to sunrise and closes “as the rain of nightfall brings at the bawdy night.”

    This re-creation includes the definitive model of the play, edited through the famous Dylan Thomas students Walford Davies and Ralph Maud, with an in-depth advent via Davies in addition to large and useful textual and explanatory notes. 

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  • Download E-books The Twenty-Seventh City PDF

    By Jonathan Franzen

    The time is the Eighties. where is St. Louis, Missouri, as soon as the country's fourth greatest urban, now the twenty-seventh: a fading river city whose in simple terms present declare to nationwide consciousness is that it has selected a tender lady from Bombay, India to be its new police leader. No faster has S. Jammu been put in, even if, than town turns into embroiled in a bizzare and all-pervasive political conspiracy.
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