A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 13, Roach to H. by Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A

By Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans

Just like the works already released, those most recent volumes of the Biographical Dictionary care for theatre humans of each ilk, starting from dressers and one-performance actors to trumpeter John Shore (inventor of the tuning fork) and the incomparable Sarah Siddons.Also popular is Susanna Rowson, a novelist, actress, and early lady playwright. even if born right into a British army kinfolk, Rowson frequently wrote performs that handled patriotic American subject matters and spent a lot of her profession at the American stage.The theatrical jewel of those volumes is the "divine Sarah" Siddons: "She raised the tragedy to the skies," wrote William Hazlitt, and "embodied to our mind's eye the fables of mythology, of the heroic and dignified mortals of elder time." She continued a lot tragedy herself, together with a crippling debilitating ailment and the deaths of 5 of her seven young ones. Siddons performed significant roles in either comedy and tragedy, no longer the least of which was once a functionality as Hamlet.

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Les Amours tragiques de Pyrame et Thisbe by Théophile de Viau

By Théophile de Viau

Avec Les Amours tragiques de Pyrame et Thisbé, Théophile de Viau, poète à los angeles réputation sulfureuse, signe l'une des plus admirables tragédies composées en France au début du XVIIe siècle. Cette model nationale de Roméo et Juliette, qui connut en son temps un great succès, n'est pas seulement un jalon majeur de l'histoire du théâtre : marquée par une écriture lyrique d'une inventivité saisissante, cette pièce qui met en scène les excès de los angeles ardour amoureuse frappe par sa grandeur poétique et funèbre, ainsi que par le libertinage philosophique qui l. a. parcourt. file 1. Théophile de Viau poète 2. Les métamorphoses du sujet three. Amours tragiques four. Postérité de los angeles pièce

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Philosophy and Theatre: An Introduction by Tom Stern

By Tom Stern

The connection among philosophy and theatre is a relevant subject within the writings of Plato and Aristotle and of dramatists from Aristophanes to Stoppard. the place Plato argued that playwrights and actors will be banished from the proper urban for his or her suspect imitations of fact, Aristotle argued that theatre, quite tragedy, used to be very important for exciting our feelings and aiding us to knowing ourselves.

Despite this wealthy historical past the examine of philosophy and theatre has been principally ignored in modern philosophy. this can be the 1st e-book to introduce philosophy and theatre. It covers key themes and debates, offering the contributions of significant figures within the heritage of philosophy, including:
• what's theatre?
• How does theatre evaluate with different arts?
• Theatre as imitation, together with Plato on "mimesis"
• fact and phantasm within the theatre, together with Nietzsche on tragedy
• Theatre as historical past theatre and morality, together with Rousseau's criticisms of theatre
• viewers and emotion, together with Aristotle on catharsis
• Theatre and politics, together with Brecht's Epic Theatre.

Including annotated extra interpreting and summaries on the finish of every bankruptcy, Philosophy and Theatre is a perfect start line for these learning philosophy, theatre reviews and comparable topics within the arts and humanities.(less)

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Complete Works of Seneca (Illustrated) by Seneca

By Seneca

The major Stoic thinker of the Silver Age of Latin literature, in addition to train to the notorious Nero, Seneca used to be additionally an entire dramatist, whose ground-breaking tragedies replaced the process theatre writing. the traditional Classics sequence presents eReaders with the knowledge of the Classical global, with either English translations and the unique Latin texts. For the 1st time in publishing historical past, readers can benefit from the whole works of Seneca the more youthful in one quantity, with appealing illustrations, informative introductions and the standard Delphi bonus fabric. (Version 1)

* superbly illustrated with pictures in terms of Seneca's existence and works
* positive factors the whole extant works of Seneca, in either English translation and the unique Latin
* Concise introductions to the essays and different works
* contains translations formerly showing in Loeb Classical Library variations of Seneca’s works
* very good formatting of the texts
* comprises part numbers — perfect for students
* simply find the sections, epistles or works you need to learn with person contents tables
* comprises Seneca's infrequent physique of essays ordinary QUESTIONS, first time in electronic print
* includes a bonus biography - notice Seneca's historic world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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The Tragedies

The Epistles

The Essays
ON THE chuffed LIFE

The Latin Texts

The Biography
INTRODUCTION TO SENECA by way of John W. Basore

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The final victim of the blacklist : John Howard Lawson, dean by Gerald Horne

By Gerald Horne

Ahead of he attained notoriety as Dean of the Hollywood Ten - the blacklisted screenwriters and administrators persecuted due to their various ties to the Communist occasion - John Howard Lawson had turn into some of the most fantastic, profitable, and highbrow screenwriters at the Hollywood scene within the Thirties and Nineteen Forties, with numerous hits to his credits together with 'Blockade', 'Sahara', and 'Action within the North Atlantic'. After his notorious, nearly violent, 1947 listening to ahead of the home Un-American actions Committee, Lawson frolicked in criminal and his profitable profession was once successfully over. Studded with anecdotes and in keeping with formerly untapped documents, this primary biography of Lawson brings alive his period and contours a lot of his famous associates and colleagues, together with John Dos Passos, Theodore Dreiser, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Chaplin, Gene Kelly, Edmund Wilson, Ernest Hemingway, Humphrey Bogart, Dalton Trumbo, Ring Lardner, Jr., and so on. Lawson's existence turns into a prism during which we achieve a clearer viewpoint at the evolution and machinations of McCarthyism and anti-Semitism within the usa, at the impact of the left on Hollywood, and on a desirable guy whose radicalism served as a foil for launching the political careers of 2 Presidents: Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. In shiny, marvelously distinct prose, 'Final sufferer of the Blacklist' restores this significant determine to his rightful position in background because it recounts the most eye-catching episodes in twentieth-century cinema and politics. & nbsp;Read more... Beginnings -- towards dedication -- Hollywood -- From Hollywood to Broadway -- dedication -- conception and perform -- fight -- struggling with -- and writing -- Writing -- and struggling with -- crimson scare emerging -- Inquisition -- Jailed for concepts -- 'Blacklisted' -- the autumn of purple Hollywood -- end

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The Anime Paradox: Patterns and Practices Through the Lens by Stevie Suan

By Stevie Suan

Based on richly stylized expression, Anime has built into an artwork with a excessive measure of class that's equivalent to that of the conventional theatrical kinds of Noh, Bunraku, and Kabuki. via examining Anime in the course of the lens of conventional jap theater, the styles and practices in Anime may be mapped out. within the Anime Paradox, Stevie Suan makes use of this framework to bare Anime’s designated shape, analyzing and delineating the actual formal features of Anime’s constitution, conventions, aesthetics, and modes of viewing. in spite of the fact that, the comparability works either ways—just as eastern theater can provide us analytical insights into Anime, Anime can enhance our knowing of eastern classical theater.

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The Price (UK Edition) by Arthur Miller

By Arthur Miller

Victor, a brand new York cop nearing retirement, strikes between furnishings within the disused attic of a home marked for demolition. cupboards, desks, a broken harp, an overstuffed armchair - the relics of a misplaced lifetime of affluence he's eventually come to promote. but if his brother Walter, who he hasn't spoken to in years, arrives, the debate stops being on the subject of no matter if Victor's been provided a good cost for the furnishings, and turns to the associated fee that one and never the opposite of them paid while their father misplaced either his fortune and the desire to head on ...

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At Home at the Zoo: Homelife and the Zoo Story by Edward Albee

By Edward Albee

'I've been to the zoo.' those commencing phrases usher the viewers into probably the most iconic performs in American theatre heritage: The Zoo Story.

More than fifty years later, grasp playwright Edward Albee (Who's petrified of Virginia Woolf? and The Goat, or who's Sylvia?) wrote a prequel to his vintage. domestic existence comprises the occasions in Peter's existence instantly previous his come across with Jerry at the park bench and is each piece as robust because the unique. We meet Ann, Peter's spouse, and notice the dialog that forced Peter to head for that fateful stroll within the park.
For the 1st time amassed in a single quantity, Edward Albee's At domestic on the Zoo is a needs to for any theatre lover.

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The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Student Editions) by Martin McDonagh

By Martin McDonagh

Who knocked Mad Padraic's cat over on a lonely highway at the island of Inishmore and was once it an coincidence? He'll need to know whilst he will get again from a stint of torture and chip-shop bombing in Northern eire: he loves his cat greater than existence itself.

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