Download E-books La Dernière Bande, suivi de Cendres PDF

By Samuel Beckett

Se voir dans un miroir, voilà une war of words immédiate avec soi-même relativement banale et, d'ordinaire, assez fugace. Le protagoniste de los angeles Dernière Bande va se livrer à une war of words avec lui-même autrement troublante. « Viens d'écouter ce pauvre petit crétin pour qui je me prenais il y a trente ans, difficile de croire que j'aie jamais été con à ce point-là. » Chaque année, le jour de son anniversaire, Krapp enregistre un compte rendu détaillé de son état et de ses agissements durant l'année écoulée. Chaque fois, il écoute l'une ou l'autre des bandes enregistrées des dizaines d'années auparavant, et il los angeles commente. C'est dans cet éternel retour à son passé que réside maintenant sa seule lumière. Krapp, qui jadis déclarait ne plus rien vouloir de ce qu'il avait vécu, ne peut aujourd'hui exister que s'il parvient à être de nouveau ce qu'il fut : « Sois de nouveau, sois de nouveau. » Il lui faut surtout être encore celui qui, « quand il y avait encore une probability de bonheur », a vécu un immediate d'amour.

- los angeles Dernière Bande : pièce en un acte pour un personnage avec magnétophone, écrite en anglais en 1958.

- Cendres : pièce radiophonique en un acte pour cinq personnages, écrite en anglais en 1959.

La traduction française de l’auteur (avec le concours de Robert Pinget pour Cendres) est parue en 1959.

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Download E-books A Delicate Balance PDF

By Edward Albee

Considered one of Edward Albee's such a lot celebrated works, A tender Balance premiered on Broadway in 1966 and gained the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1967, the 1st of 3 he has obtained for his paintings. The play revolves round filthy rich middle-aged couple Agnes and Tobias, who've their complacency shattered while their longtime associates Harry and Edna look at their doorstep. Claiming an encroaching, anonymous "fear" has pressured them from their very own domestic, those friends carry a firestorm of doubt, recrimination and finally solace, provoking the "delicate balance" of Agnes and Tobias's household.

In fresh years, A tender Balance has loved many and new beautiful revivals, operating now, together with a Broadway creation in 1996, which gained the Tony Award for top Revival, and one other on the Alameida Theatre in London in 2011.

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Download E-books Essential Cinema: On the Necessity of Film Canons PDF

By Jonathan Rosenbaum

In his astute and deeply educated movie experiences and essays, Jonathan Rosenbaum on a regular basis offers new and very good insights into the cinema as artwork, leisure, and trade. Guided via a private canon of significant motion pictures, Rosenbaum sees, within the ongoing hostility towards the assumption of a canon shared via many in the box of movie stories, a ignored chance either to form the dialogue approximately cinema and to aid tell and consultant informal and severe filmgoers alike.

In Essential Cinema, Rosenbaum forcefully argues that canons of serious movies are extra worthwhile than ever, on condition that movie tradition this present day is ruled via ads executives, sixty-second movie reviewers, and different gamers within the Hollywood exposure laptop who champion mediocre motion pictures on the fee of really resourceful and difficult works. He proposes particular definitions of excellence in movie artwork throughout the production a private canon of either famous and imprecise videos from all over the world and indicates ways that different canons should be equally constructed.

Essential Cinema deals in-depth exams of an mind-blowing variety of flicks: confirmed classics comparable to Rear Window, M, and Greed; bold yet incorrect works like The skinny purple Line and Breaking the Waves; eccentric masterpieces from world wide, together with Irma Vep and Archangel; and up to date motion pictures that experience bitterly divided critics and audience, between them Eyes vast Shut and A.I. He additionally explores the careers of such diversified filmmakers as Robert Altman, Raúl Ruiz, Frank Tashlin, Elaine may well, Sam Fuller, Terrence Davies, Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Orson Welles. In end, Rosenbaum bargains his personal movie canon of 1,000 key works from the start of cinema to the current day. A cogent and provocative argument concerning the paintings of movie, Essential Cinema is additionally a fiercely autonomous reference ebook of must-see video clips for movie enthusiasts everywhere.

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Download E-books SLUT: A Play and Guidebook for Combating Sexism and Sexual Violence PDF

By Katie Cappiello, Meg McInerney, Jennifer Baumgardner

"She's any such slut." Sound familiar?

Whether used as a slur or reclaimed as an expression of self belief, the note slut justifies rape, bullying, and the sexual double normal. via turns heartbreaking and hilarious, SLUT captures the genuine lives of kids and teens as they negotiate intercourse and the tough scapegoating that also hobbles woman sexuality and gear. This groundbreaking play, written in collaboration with manhattan urban highschool scholars, and guidebook bargains groups and members concrete instruments to encourage switch and forestall slut. The guidebook contains construction notes, a advisor for talk-backs, and provocative essays by means of Leora Tanenbaum, Jennifer Baumgardner, Farah Tanis, Jamia Wilson, between others, offering the assets to motivate switch inside our groups and ourselves.

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Download E-books German Expressionist Theatre: The Actor and the Stage PDF

By David F. Kuhns

German Expressionist Theatre considers the powerfully stylized, antirealistic forms of symbolic performing on the German Expressionist level from 1916 to 1921. It relates this remarkable departure from the dominant eu appearing culture of realism to the explicit cultural crises that enveloped the German country through the process its involvement in international warfare I. The exam of parts of formerly untranslated Expressionist scripts and actor memoirs enables an unheard of specialize in description and research of the appearing itself.

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Download E-books John Cage's Theatre Pieces (Contemporary Music Studies) PDF

By William Fetterman

The experimental composer John Cage (1912-1992) is healthier recognized for his works in percussion, ready piano, and digital song, yet he's additionally said to be the most major figures in twentieth century theatre. In Cage's paintings in theatre composition there's a blurring of the differences among track, dance, literature, artwork and way of life. the following, William Fetterman examines nearly all of these compositions through Cage that are audial in addition to visible in content material, starting together with his first paintings during this style in 1952, and carrying on with via 1992.
Much of the knowledge during this examine comes from formerly undocumented fabric stumbled on one of the unpublished rankings and notes of Cage and his widespread collaborator David Tudor, in addition to author's interviews with Cage and with members heavily linked to his paintings, together with David Tudor, Merce Cunningham, Bonnie fowl, Mary Caroline Richards, and Ellsworth Snyder.

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Download E-books Cyrano de Bergerac (Signet Classics) PDF

By Edmond Rostand

Regarded as one of many maximum dramas ever written, Cyrano de Bergerac is the tale of the silver-tongued soldier whose unlucky appears to be like force him to woo his love by way of talking for his good-looking yet dull-witted rival.

Cyrano de Bergerac occupies a distinct position within the sleek theater. intentionally disavowing realism and modern relevance, Edmond Rostand’s masterpiece represents a turning again in either time and spirit to an previous age of excessive experience and hovering idealism. Its terrific hero, Cyrano—noble of soul and ugly in visual appeal, gallant Gascon soldier, outstanding wit, and timid lover, alternately comedian, heroic, tragic—represents probably the most tough of all performing roles in its complexity and mercurial adjustments of temper. From its unique creation to the current day, Cyrano de Bergerac has loved a charmed lifestyles at the level, its unflagging speed of motion and eloquence of language mesmerizing critics and public alike. right here, in a superlative translation, is the final word triumph of the good French romantic tradition—a paintings which, within the phrases of the French critic Lemaître, “prolongs, unites and blends…three centuries of comedian myth and ethical grace.”
 
Translated by means of Lowell Bair
With an creation through Eteel Lawson
and an Afterword via Cynthia B. Kerr
 

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Download E-books Théâtre complet - Tome 1 PDF

By Jean Giraudoux

De 1928, date des premières représentations de Siegfried, à sa mort, en janvier 1944, Jean Giraudoux a écrit une quinzaine de pièces de théâtre qui font de lui, avec Claudel, l'auteur français le plus vital de los angeles première moitié du XXe siècle.
S'il a continué à être joué et lu depuis l. a. guerre, c'est qu'il a été le dernier écrivain à croire que le théâtre faisait partie intégrante de l. a. littérature. Loin de tout réalisme, ce théâtre prolonge jusqu'à nous les prestiges du classicisme français, dont Giraudoux a retrouvé le type en le teintant d'ironie savante. l. a. tradition, chez lui, ne peut faire oublier son modernisme ni son appartenance à une époque qu'il a voulu placer entre les parenthèses de deux guerres.
Grand créateur de personnages, vus souvent à travers les acteurs prestigieux de l. a. troupe de Jouvet qui les ont interprétés en most appropriate, Giraudoux se signale à nous non seulement pas los angeles perfection de l'écriture, mais par une sensibilité qui lui fait retrouver, si abstrait et si raffiné soit-il, l. a. réalité des passions. Son humour léger ne l'écarte pas non plus d'une morale du bonheur, où l'éternel féminin joue un rôle de top-rated plan.
Qu'il utilise les grands thèmes classiques ou qu'il invente des events et des personnages inédits, le théâtre de Giraudoux, plus grave qu'il ne paraît, veut nous réconcilier avec los angeles vie. man Dumur

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Download E-books Fifteen One-Act Plays PDF

By Sam Shepard

Full of wry, darkish humor, unheard of mind's eye, unforgettable characters, and exquisitely crafted storytelling, Sam Shepard’s performs have earned him huge, immense acclaim over the last 5 many years. In those fifteen one-acts, we see him at his most sensible, exhibiting his trademark skill to painting human relationships, love, and lust with infrequent authenticity. those fifteen furiously full of life performs ascertain Shepard's prestige as our such a lot audacious dwelling playwright, unafraid to set genres and archetypes spinning with effects which are totally enthralling. integrated during this volume:
 
Ages of the Moon
Evanescence; Shakespeare within the Alley
Short lifetime of Trouble
The Unseen Hand
The Rock Garden
Chicago
Icarus’s Mother
4H Club
Fourteen Hundred Thousand
Red Cross
Cowboys #2
Forensic & The Navigators
The Holy Ghostly
Back bathroom Beast Bait
Killer’s Head

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