Category: Drama

Love's Labour's Lost (Modern Library Classics)

By William Shakespeare

A continuation of the main sequence of person Shakespeare performs from the area well known Royal Shakespeare corporation, edited through fantastic, more youthful new release Shakespearean students Jonathan Bate and Eric RasmussenIncorporating definitive textual content and state-of-the-art notes from William Shakespeare: whole Works-the first authoritative, modernized version of Shakespeare's First Folio in additional than three hundred years-this notable sequence of person performs combines Jonathan Bate's insightful serious research with Eric Rasmussen's textual services.

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Love Virtually

By Daniel Glattauer

'Write to me, Emmi. Writing is like kissing, yet with no lips. Writing is kissing with the mind.' It starts unintentionally: Leo gets emails in mistakes from an unknown lady referred to as Emmi. Being well mannered he replies, and Emmi writes again. a number of short exchanges are all it takes to spark a mutual curiosity in one another, and shortly Emmi and Leo are sharing their innermost secrets and techniques and longings. The erotic stress simmers, and it sort of feels just a topic of time earlier than they'll meet in individual. yet they maintain taking out the instant - the possibility either excites and unsettles them. And finally, Emmi is fortunately married. Will their emotions for every different continue to exist the try of a real-life come across? And if that is so, what then? Love nearly is a humorous, fast moving and completely soaking up novel, with lots of twists and turns, a few love affair carried out totally via electronic mail.

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Are You Sitting Down?

By Shannon Yarbrough

A rape sufferer elevating a biracial child. A drug addict haunted through a lifeless female friend. A gay mourning a lifeless lover. A instructor having an affair along with his pupil. And a businesswoman sexually burdened through her boss. What do all of them have in universal? all of them take a seat at Lorraine White's vacation dinner desk; also they are her little ones.

But Lorraine's young children usually are not the one ones within the relatives facing ghosts of the previous. this can be the 1st Christmas the Whites have spent jointly because the dying in their father. And it rather well should be their final, as arguments occur, secrets and techniques are printed, and maybe a assassin walks between them.

In his most recent novel, Yarbrough explores the broken soul of 1 small city kin and breaks throughout the obstacles of affection, convincing his readers that irrespective of how difficult existence will get, occasionally the help of kin is the one precise beginning we now have left to depend on - even if we wish to or no longer.

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Henry VI: Parts I, II, and III (Modern Library Classics)

By William Shakespeare

“The gaudy, blabbing and remorseful day
Is crept into the bosom of the sea.”
—Henry VI
Eminent Shakespearean students Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen offer a clean re-creation of the three-part vintage heritage that revolves round the epic, dynastic Wars of the Roses.
THIS quantity additionally comprises greater than 100 PAGES OF particular FEATURES:
• an unique advent to Henry VI
• incisive scene-by-scene synopses and analyses with very important proof in regards to the work
• remark on earlier and present productions in accordance with interviews with best administrators, actors, and designers
• pictures of key RSC productions
• an summary of Shakespeare’s theatrical profession and chronology of his plays
perfect for college students, theater pros, and common readers, those smooth and obtainable variations from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new ordinary in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

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The Forgotten Story

By Winston Graham

First released in 1964 via Bodley Head

In December, 1898, a barquentine was once wrecked at the Cornish coast close to Falmouth. this can be "the forgotten story" of a few of the folks who got here abruptly to be passengers within the send on her final voyage, in their loves and hates, and the way a tender boy is drawn irrevocably into the centre of a gripping drama.

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The Miser and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

By David Coward, Molière

Translated through David Coward

Moliere mixed the entire conventional components of comedy - wit, slapstick, spectacle and satire - to create richly subtle and enduringly well known dramas. The Miser is the tale of Harpagon, a mean-spirited outdated guy who turns into enthusiastic about earning money out of the wedding of his teenagers, whereas The Hypochondriac, one other research in obsession, is a superb satire at the scientific occupation. the varsity for better halves, during which an growing older household tyrant is foiled in his plans to marry his younger ward, provoked such an outcry that Moliere it with the varsity for better halves Criticized - a witty retort to those that disapproved of the play's intended immorality. And whereas Don Juan is the darkest and such a lot tragic of all of the performs during this assortment, it nonetheless mocks the soullessness of the skinflint with scathing irony.

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Three Revenge Tragedies: The Revenger's Tragedy; The White Devil; The Changeling (Penguin Classics)

Following the tip of Queen Elizabeth's reign within the early 17th century, the hot court docket of King James was once beset via political instability and ethical corruption. This surroundings supplied fertile floor for the dramatists of the age, whose performs discover the ways that social decadence and the abuse of energy breed resentment and lead inexorably to violence and bloody retribution. In Tourneur's The Revenger's Tragedy, the debauched son of an Italian Duke makes an attempt to rape the virtuous Gloriana - a veiled connection with Elizabeth I. Webster's The White satan depicts a sinister global of intrigue and murderous infidelity, whereas The Changeling, might be Middleton's ideally suited success, powerfully portrays a girl bringing approximately her personal unwitting destruction. All 3 are masterpieces of brooding depth, ruled through photos of degradation, disillusionment and loss of life.

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Phaedra and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

Dwelling in Rome below Caligula and later a instruct to Nero, Seneca witnessed the extremes of human behaviour. His surprising and bloodthirsty performs not just mirror a brutal interval of historical past but in addition express how guilt, sorrow, anger and wish lead participants to violence. The hero of Hercules Insane saves his circle of relatives from slaughter, in simple terms to devote additional atrocities while he is going mad. The frightening demise of Astyanax is acknowledged in Trojan Women, and Phaedra bargains with forbidden love. In Oedipus a worried guy discovers himself, whereas Thyestes recounts the sour kin fight for a crown. Of doubtful authorship, Octavia dramatizes Nero's divorce from his spouse and her deportation. the single Latin tragedies to have survived entire, those performs are masterpieces of shiny, muscular language and mental insight.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better by means of introductions and notes by means of distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Teatro de Clara Gazul (Spanish Edition)

Culto, liberal, escéptico y tolerante, Prosper Mérimée (1803-1870) se sintió, como tantos otros de sus coetáneos, atraído por España, su historia, sus tradiciones y sus costumbres. Hasta el punto de caer en los angeles tentación de " inventar " España antes de conocerla. Las circunstancias le convirtieron en amigo íntimo —preceptor ocasional junto a Stendhal y, luego, confidente— de Eugenia de Montijo, esposa del emperador Napoleón III. Su inquietud creadora le hizo abandonar l. a. escritura teatral y consagrarse a los angeles narrativa. Su sincero, fervoroso y documentado hispanismo no puede ni debe incitarnos a conceptuar su obra de " españolada " .
La quimérica actriz y comediógrafa granadina Clara Gazul se dio a conocer en París, en 1825; veinte años antes que los angeles cigarrera sevillana Carmen. Pero, así como esta última nacería primordialmente de los viajes y experiencias personales de Prosper Mérimée, l. a. comedianta Clara Gazul había sido producto exclusivo de las lecturas y l. a. imaginación de su autor. Las piezas que componen el " Teatro de Clara Gazul " son, en ocasiones, desenfrenados manifiestos liberales e incluso antifranceses. En todo caso, anticlericales. l. a. rebeldía ideológica y formal —el humor negro— del teatro del joven Mérimée constituye hasta cierto punto un anticipo del esperpento valleinclanesco.

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Thomas Middleton: The Collected Works

By William Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton, John Webster, Stephen Harrison, Ben Jonson, John Ford, Thomas Heywood, Thomas Dekker, Wil

Thomas Middleton (1580-1627) - 'our different Shakespeare' - is the single different Renaissance playwright who created lasting masterpieces of either comedy and tragedy; he additionally wrote the best box-office hit of early sleek London (the specified heritage play A online game at Chess ). His variety extends past those conventional genres to tragicomedies, masques, pageants, pamphlets, epigrams, and Biblical and political commentaries, written on my own or in collaboration with Shakespeare, Webster, Dekker, Ford, Heywood, Rowley, and others. in comparison via critics to Aristophanes and Ibsen, Racine and Joe Orton, he has stimulated writers as various as Aphra Behn and T. S. Eliot. even though again and again censored in his personal time, he has considering grow to be fairly well known for his representations of the intertwined goals of intercourse, cash, strength, and God.

The accrued Works brings jointly for the 1st time in one quantity the entire works presently attributed to Middleton. it's the first version of Middleton's works when you consider that 1886. The texts are revealed in smooth spelling and punctuation, with serious introductions and foot-of-the-page commentaries; they're prepared in chronological order, with a unique component to Juvenilia. the amount is brought via essays on Middleton's existence and recognition, on early smooth London, and at the different theatres of the English Renaissance. greatly illustrated, it accommodates a lot new info on Middleton's lifestyles, canon, texts, and contexts. A self-consciously 'federal edition', The accrued Works applies modern theories concerning the nature of literature and the historical past of the publication to editorial practice.

Table of Contents

Alphabetical Contents
Index of Titles through Genre
List of Illustrations
How to take advantage of This publication, Gary Taylor
Thomas Middleton: Lives and Afterlives, Gary Taylor
Middleton's London, Paul S. Seaver
Middleton's Theatres, Scott McMillin
Collected Works 1603-1627
The Phoenix
News from Gravesend: despatched to Nobody
The Nightingale and the Ant; and, Father Hubburd's Tales
The assembly of Gallants at a regular; or, The Walks in Paul's
Plato's Cap solid on the 12 months 1604
The Black Book
The sufferer guy and the sincere Whore
The entire Royal and luxurious leisure Given to King James in the course of the urban of LondonThe sufferer guy and the sincere Whore
Lost performs: a quick Account, Doris Feldmann and Kurt Tetzeli von Rosador
Michaelmas Term
A Trick to capture the previous One
A Mad global, My Masters
A Yorkshire Tragedy; or, one of many 4 performs in a single, referred to as All's One
The lifetime of Timon of Athens
The Puritan Widow; or, The Puritan; or, The Widow of Watling Street
The Revenger's Tragedy
Your 5 Gallants
Sir Robert Sherley his leisure in Cracovia
The Gates of Salvation; or, the wedding of the previous and New testomony; or, God's Parliament House
The Bloody dinner party: A Tragedy
The Roaring woman; or, Moll Cutpurse
No Wit/Help like a Woman's; or, The Almanac
The Lady's Tragedy ['The moment Maiden's Tragedy']: Parallel Texts
A Chaste Maid in Cheapside
The demeanour of his Lordship's Entertainment
The Triumphs of Truth
Wit at numerous Weapons
Masque of Cupids
More Dissemblers in addition to Women
The Widow
The Witch
The Tragedy of Macbeth
Civitatis Amor
A reasonable Quarrel
The Triumphs of Honour and Industry
The Owl's Almanac
The Peacemaker; or, nice Britain's Blessing
An/The outdated Law
Masque of Heroes; or, the interior Temple Masque
Hengist, King of Kent; or, The Mayor of Queenborough
The Triumphs of affection and Antiquity
The global Tossed at Tennis [A Courtly Masque]
Honourable Entertainments and An Invention
Women, watch out ladies: A Tragedy
The solar in Aries
Measure for Measure
Anything for a Quiet Life
The Changeling
The great Valour; or, The Passionate Madman
The Triumphs of Honour and Virtue
The Spanish Gypsy
The Triumphs of Integrity with The Triumphs of the Golden Fleece
A online game at Chesse: An Early Form
A online game at Chess: A Later Form
Occasional Poems, 1619-25
Lost competition for Charles I: a short Account, Gary Taylor
The Triumphs of wellbeing and fitness and Prosperity
Lost Political Prose, 1620-7: a quick Account, Thomas Cogswell
Juvenilia 1597-1602
The knowledge of Solomon Paraphrased
Microcynicon: Six Snarling Satires
The Ghost of Lucrece
The Penniless Parliament of Threadbare Poets

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