The Trojan Women and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics)

By Euripides, James Morwood

This quantity of Euripides' performs deals new translations of the 3 nice warfare performs Trojan ladies, Hecuba, and Andromache, during which the sufferings of Troy's survivors are harrowingly depicted. With exceptional depth, Euripides--whom Aristotle known as the main tragic of poets--describes the bad brutality that either ladies and youngsters endure in the course of battle. but, within the war's aftermath, this brutality is challenged and a brand new battleground is published the place the ladies of Troy evince an overpowering greatness of spirit.
We weep for the elderly Hecuba in her identify play and in Trojan Women, whereas even as we respect her resilience amid unrelieved anguish. Andromache, the slave-concubine of her husband's killer, endures her life within the victor's state with a stoic the Aristocracy. in their time but undying, those performs insist at the victory of the feminine spirit amid the horrors visited on them through the gods and males in the course of war.
concerning the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative beneficial beneficial properties, together with specialist introductions via prime professionals, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra research, and masses more.

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El cielo es azul, la tierra blanca: Una historia de amor (Narrativa del Acantilado)

Tsukiko tiene 38 años y lleva una vida solitaria. Considera que no está dotada para el amor. Hasta que un día encuentra en una taberna a su viejo maestro de japonés. Entre ambos se establece un pacto tácito para compartir l. a. soledad. Escogen los angeles misma comida, buscan los angeles compañía del otro y les cuesta separarse, aunque a veces intenten escapar el uno del otro: el maestro, en el recuerdo de l. a. mujer que un día lo abandonó; Tsukiko, en un antiguo compañero de clase. Con una prosa sensual y despojada, Kawakami nos cuenta una historia de amor muy especial: el acercamiento sutil de dos amantes, con toda su íntima belleza, ternura y profundidad. Todo un descubrimiento literario.

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Fairy Tales: Dramolettes

Three mini-plays by means of the German wunderkind and asylum-dweller.

Fairy stories gathers the novel verse dramolettes of the Swiss author Robert Walser. Narrated in Walser's inimitable, playful language, those theatrical items overturn conventional notions of the fairy story, reworking the Brothers Grimm into metatheater, even metareflections.

Snow White forgives the evil queen for attempting to kill her, Cinderella doubts her prince and enjoys being hated by means of her evil stepsisters; the Fairy story itself is a personality who encourages her to stick in the confines of the tale. slumbering good looks, the royal family members, and its retainers should not satisfied approximately being woken from their sleep by way of an absurd, unpretentious, Walser-like hero. Mary and Joseph are shocked by way of what lies in shop for his or her child Jesus.

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Forgotten Bonds

By Anthezar

Robin; the Boy ask yourself; ex-protégé of Batman the darkish Knight; chief of the teenager Titans; protector of leap urban, California; and civilian named Richard ‘Dick’ Grayson by no means imagined that convinced judgements he’d make may have any such transcending influence in his lifestyles. What was once an easy selection to head undercover and take a look at to win the belief of his arch enemy, Slade, merely ended up destroying the belief of his 4 top friends.

Not basically that, the enigma Slade has his unmarried eye on Robin and wishes the Boy Wonder’s skills for himself. abducted by way of the all strong felony, Robin can't wish to flee and needs to suffer the poor complication of being lower than the man’s catch. in the course of his struggles to flee, Robin does anything dangerously silly and finally ends up being harshly punished; overwhelmed till subconscious. indignant at Robin’s remedy, Slade’s ally, Wintergreen, intervenes on his behalf and calls for that Slade swap his tactic in order that the 2 of them could begin anew.

‘Who is Slade?’

Will Robin have the capacity to see previous the stiff molds of Hero and Villain? Will he ever have the ability to see previous the masks and notice the real guy at the back of it? and should the bond they start to slowly shape tear down Robin’s morals; or will it throw the outdated asserting “Can’t educate an previous puppy new tricks” out on its tail?

A tale of sorrow, of soreness, of desire, and of switch – the most unlikely story among a Hero and a Villain, and that even the blackest of hearts have a glimmer of sunshine inside them.

Genre: Angst, Drama, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, motion, Friendship, relations, Slice of Life

Warnings: Violence, actual abuse, and in a while, gentle corporal punishment. No slash.

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The Miser and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

By David Coward, Molière

Translated via David Coward

Moliere mixed all of the conventional components of comedy - wit, slapstick, spectacle and satire - to create richly refined and enduringly renowned dramas. The Miser is the tale of Harpagon, a mean-spirited previous guy who turns into enthusiastic about making a living out of the wedding of his young children, whereas The Hypochondriac, one other examine in obsession, is an excellent satire at the scientific occupation. the college for other halves, within which an growing old family tyrant is foiled in his plans to marry his younger ward, provoked such an outcry that Moliere it with the college for better halves Criticized - a witty retort to people who 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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American Buffalo: A Play

By David Mamet

American Buffalo is taken into account a vintage of the yankee theater. Newsweek acclaimed Mamet because the “hot younger American playwright . . . anyone to watch." the recent York instances exclaimed in admiration: “The guy can write!" different critics referred to as the play “a sizzler," “super," and “dynamite."

A vintage tragedy, American Buffalo is the tale of 3 males suffering within the pursuit in their distorted imaginative and prescient of the yankee Dream. via turns touching and cynical, poignant and violent, American Buffalo is a piercing tale of the way humans might be corrupted into betraying their beliefs and people they love.

The play gained the manhattan Drama Critics Circle Award for top play of the 1977 season & was once nominated for 2 Tony Awards: most sensible course of a Play & top Scenic layout (Santo Loquasto). It acquired 4 Drama table Award nominations, together with awesome New American Play. The 1983 revival was once nominated for the Tony Award, most sensible replica & the Drama table Award, extraordinary Actor in a Play (Pacino). In 1976 the play gained an Obie Award for most sensible new play.

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Faust, Part II

By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

During this sequel to Faust, Mephistopheles takes Faust on a trip via historic Greek mythology, conjuring for him the insurpassably attractive Helen of Troy, in addition to the classical gods. Faust falls in love with and marries Helen, embodying for Goethe his 'imaginative longing to hitch poetically the Romantic Medievalism of the germanic West to the classical genius of the Greeks'. extra to the topics of redemption and salvation during this nice drama, are Goethe's eerie premonitions of contemporary phenomena equivalent to inflation and the construction of existence through medical synthesis.

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Plays by George Bernard Shaw

By George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw demanded fact and despised conference. He punctured hole pretensions and conceited prudishness—coating his feedback with inventive and irreverent wit. In Mrs. Warren’s Profession, palms and the Man, Candida, and Man and Superman, the nice playwright satirizes society, army heroism, marriage, and the pursuit of guy via girl. From a social, literary, and theatrical perspective, those 4 performs are one of the premiere dramas of the age—as intellectually stimulating as they're completely enjoyable.
 
“My approach of joking is to inform the reality: it's the funniest comic story within the world.”—G. B. Shaw
 
With an creation through Eric Bentley
and an Afterword via Norman Lloyd

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Anthony and Cleopatra (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 35) (Bilingual Edition)

By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

It's a Bilingual version 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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Orestes and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics)

By Euripides, Robin Waterfield

Orestes and different Plays offers new translations of Ion, Orestes, The Phoenician Women and The Suppliant Women, performs that every one discover moral and political topics. Ion vividly portrays the position of likelihood in human existence and the dynamics of kinfolk relationships.
In Orestes, the preferred of the tragedian's performs in regards to the historical international, Euripides explores the emotional effects of Orestes' homicide of his mom at the members involved, and makes the story resonate with suggestion to Athens concerning the possibility to democracy posed via political strain teams. The Suppliant Women is a statement at the politics of empire, because the Athenian king Theseus comes to a decision to exploit strength of palms instead of persuasion opposed to Thebes. The Phoenician Women transforms the negative clash among Oedipus' sons into some of the most savage indictments of civil conflict in Western literature by way of highlighting the non-public tragedy it brings.

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