2 Ennerdale Drive: An Unauthorised Biography

By Rosa Ainley

2 Ennerdale force is a memoir of a home and the relatives that lived there; a piece of textual content and snapshot encompassing structure, social and private heritage, city making plans, images and illustration, carving an area inside and among new different types of memoir, cultural reports and inventive non-fiction. the home in north London, equipped through the extra special interwar wave of suburban improvement, starts an exploration of private and non-private lives, architectural and kinfolk narrative, charting territory among documented proof, own and cultural reminiscence, organization and emotional reaction. 2 Ennerdale force questions the veracity accorded to records produced throughout institutional, private and non-private relations contexts. Textual analyses of pictures when it comes to the home, the relatives (and its enterprise: theatre) body each one bankruptcy, producing tales and responses to the authentic and the remembered. Visits to files and to different homes record the lifestyles and/or absence of such fabric. An epilogue locates the writer, a loved one and someday narrator, within the body and gives, probably, a last privileged look into the kin archive.

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Broadway Babylon: Glamour, Glitz, and Gossip on the Great White Way

By Boze Hadleigh

The 1st e-book of theater star gossip, are you able to think it? Here's the booklet that airs Broadway's soiled laundry! encouraged by means of the vintage Hollywood Babylon (in print for greater than 40 years, greater than 100,000 copies sold), Broadway Babylon offers a hyper-entertaining examine the good White Way's greatest scandals, best-kept secrets and techniques, and such a lot over-the-top feuds. writer Boze Hadleigh, the preeminent disher of superstar dish, serves up four hundred pages of tasty, never-before-told tales approximately such show-biz icons as Ethel Merman, Tennessee Williams, Lucille Ball, Bette Davis, and plenty of, many others. Get it whereas it's sizzling!

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Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog

This remarkably illuminating portrait of Tennessee Williams lifts the veil at the center and soul of his creative concept: the unstated collaboration among playwright and actor.

At a low second in Williams’s existence, he summoned to New Orleans a tender twenty-year-old author, James Grissom, who had written him a letter inquiring for suggestion. After an extended, severe dialog, Williams despatched Grissom on a trip on his behalf to determine if he or his paintings had mattered to those that had so deeply mattered to him. one of the greater than seventy men and women with whom Grissom talked have been giants of yank theater and movie: Lillian Gish, (“the escort who introduced me to Blanche”), Jessica Tandy (the unique Blanche DuBois on Broadway), Eva Le Gallienne (“She was once a stone opposed to which i may rub my expertise and believe that it grew to become sharper”), Maureen Stapleton, Julie Harris, Bette Davis, Katherine Hepburn, Elia Kazan, Marlon Brando, John Gielgud, and plenty of extra. Follies of God provides superb perception into how Williams conjured the dramatic characters and performs that so reworked American theater.

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Dead Man's Cell Phone (TCG Edition)

By Sarah Ruhl

“Satire is her oxygen. . . . In her new oddball comedy, Dead Man’s mobile Phone, Sarah Ruhl is without end very important in her lyrical and biting takes on how we behave.”—The Washington Post

“Ruhl’s zany probe of the razor-thin line among existence and loss of life can provide a clean and funny examine the days we are living in.”—Variety

“Sarah Ruhl is deliriously innovative and fearless in her selection of subject material. She is an original.”—Molly Smith, inventive director, enviornment Stage

An ceaselessly ringing mobile phone in a quiet café. A stranger on the subsequent desk who has had adequate. And a useless man—with loads of unfastened ends. So starts off Dead Man’s telephone Phone, a wildly inventive new comedy by way of playwright Sarah Ruhl, recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” provide and Pulitzer Prize finalist for her play The fresh House. a piece approximately how we memorialize the dead—and how that remembering alterations us—it is the odyssey of a girl compelled to confront her personal assumptions approximately morality, redemption, and the necessity to attach in a technologically obsessed world.

Sarah Ruhl’s performs were produced at theaters round the state, together with Lincoln middle Theater, the Goodman Theatre, area degree, South Coast Repertory, Yale Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, between others, and the world over. She is the recipient of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (for The fresh House, 2004), the Helen Merrill rising Playwrights Award, and the Whiting Writers’ Award. The fresh House was once a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2005. She is a member of 13P and New Dramatists.

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Kleine Weltgeschichte des Theaters

By Manfred Brauneck

Das 20. Jahrhundert hat auch die Theaterkulturen der Welt einander nähergebracht. In diesem handlichen Band führt der renommierte Theaterhistoriker Manfred Brauneck in die Weltgeschichte einer Kunstform ein, die in allen Ländern der Welt stets tief im kultischen und gesellschaftlichen Leben verwurzelt struggle. Im Zentrum stehen die großen Theaterkulturen Europas, Indiens, Chinas und Japans, die über Jahrhunderte hinweg ihre eigenen ästhetischen Formen und Stile entwickelt haben. Ganz unterschiedlich waren auch die sozialen und kulturellen Rahmenbedingungen, die Stoffe und Themen, das Zusammenspiel von Sprache, Bewegung, Tanz und Musik und die Zwecke, denen das Theater diente. Doch mit der Globalisierung ließen sich europäische Künstler vom Theater fremder Kulturen faszinieren, während guy sich außerhalb Europas am westlichen Theater zu orientieren begann. Das Theater der Gegenwart ist in vielfältiger Weise von den Theaterformen früherer Epochen und anderer Länder inspiriert. So wird dieses Buch für den heutigen Theaterbesucher zu einem unentbehrlichen Begleiter werden.

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Staging Philosophy: Intersections of Theater, Performance, and Philosophy (Theater: Theory/Text/Performance)

By David Krasner

The fifteen unique essays in Staging Philosophy make beneficial connections among the self-discipline of philosophy and the fields of theater and function and use those insights to strengthen new theories approximately theater. all of the contributors—leading students within the fields of functionality and philosophy—breaks new floor, provides new arguments, and gives new theories that might pave the way in which for destiny scholarship.
 
Staging Philosophy raises problems with severe significance by way of supplying case experiences of assorted philosophical events and colleges of notion, together with aesthetics, analytic philosophy, phenomenology, deconstruction, severe realism, and cognitive technology. The essays, that are geared up into 3 sections—history and process, presence, and reception—take up basic matters akin to spectatorship, empathy, ethics, theater as literature, and the essence of concert. whereas a few essays problem assertions made through critics and historians of theater and function, others learn the assumptions of manifestos that prescribe how practitioners may still move approximately developing texts and performances. the 1st ebook to bridge the disciplines of theater and philosophy, Staging Philosophy will impress, stimulate, have interaction, and eventually deliver theater to the foreground of highbrow inquiry whereas it conjures up extra philosophical research into theater and performance.
 
David Krasner is affiliate Professor of Theater reviews, African American stories, and English at Yale collage. His books comprise A appealing festival: African American Theatre, Drama, and function within the Harlem Renaissance, 1910-1920 and Renaissance, Parody, and Double awareness in African American Theatre, 1895-1910. he's co-editor of the sequence Theater: Theory/Text/Performance.
 
David Z. Saltz is affiliate Professor of Theatre reviews and Head of the dep. of Theatre and movie stories on the college of Georgia. he's coeditor of Theater magazine and is the vital investigator of the cutting edge digital Vaudeville venture on the collage of Georgia.

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Lysistrata: Faisons la grève du sexe!

By Aristophanes, Michel Host

« Eh bien, les regrettez-vous, oui ou non, les pères de vos marmots, vos bonshommes mobilisés à Pétaouchnoque par los angeles guerre et l’armée... Je sais bien, moi, que vous avez toutes un mari qui a quitté los angeles maison. Et des galants, on ne voit pas l. a. queue d’un seul... plus l’ombre d’un amant ! Nous devons mettre fin à cette guerre ! Si je trouvais un moyen, seriez-vous d’accord pour m’aider ? (…) Très bien, je vais tout vous dire. Nous avons le moyen d’obliger nos maris à faire los angeles paix... et ce moyen, c’est de re-non-cer... au phallus ! à los angeles queue, mesdames ! » Alors qu’Athènes et Sparte sont en guerre, Lysistrata, belle athénienne rusée et audacieuse, réussit à convaincre les femmes de toutes les cités grecques de mener une « guerre à los angeles guerre » en se refusant à leurs maris et amants, les privant des plaisirs de l’amour, jusqu'à ce que les hommes reviennent à los angeles raison et cessent le strive against. los angeles représentation – que l. a. culture athénienne voulait distinct – de Lysistrata se déroula durant les grandes fêtes annuelles de Dionysos de l’an 411. Elle coïncide avec l. a. Guerre du Péloponnèse où les cités dominées par Athènes s’étaient alliées à Sparte pour combattre leur oppresseur (431-404 avant J.-C.). C’est une période de problems poor agitée par les épidémies de 429 et le grand désastre de l’expédition de Sicile, conclue par los angeles trahison d’Alcibiade, durant laquelle l. a. flotte athénienne est décimée, laissant los angeles cité à los angeles merci de ses ennemis. Michel Host nous donne une nouvelle traduction et edition très réussie qui modernise les dialogues et les occasions pour les rendre available à notre génération. Une comédie audacieuse qui allie crudité du verbe, events burlesques et scènes osées : los angeles « grève du sexe » comme arme politique !

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The Afterlife of Plays (University Research Lecture Series No. 5)

By Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller's individual Graduate learn Lecture addresses the results of repeated stay performances for constructing a play's definitive textual content. health professional, writer, level manufacturer, and director, Miller has produced twelve performs within the acclaimed BBC Shakespeare sequence, directed six of them, and has directed at the least a dozen opera productions for the English nationwide and Frankfurt Opera Companies.

wikiBIO: Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller CBE (born 21 July 1934) is a British theatre and opera director, actor, writer, tv presenter, slapstick comedian and sculptor. proficient as a doctor within the overdue Nineteen Fifties, he first got here to prominence within the early Nineteen Sixties along with his function within the comedy revue past the perimeter with fellow writers and performers Peter prepare dinner, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett. regardless of having obvious few operas and never understanding tips on how to learn tune, he all started stage-directing them within the Nineteen Seventies and has given that develop into one of many world's best opera administrators with a number of vintage productions to his credits. His best-known creation is maybe his 1982 "Mafia"-styled Rigoletto set in Fifties Little Italy, long island. In its early days he was once an affiliate director on the Royal nationwide Theatre and later he ran the outdated Vic Theatre. He has additionally turn into a well known tv character and normal public highbrow in Britain and the USA of the USA.

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Faustus

By David Mamet

Having positioned his own stamp at the modern theater, David Mamet now plays the supremely audacious feat of reinventing the theater of the previous. He does so via telling his personal creative and eerily relocating model of the tragedy of Dr. Faustus.

Mamet's Faustus--like Marlowe's and Goethe's earlier than him--is a thinker whose life's paintings has been the pursuit of "the mystery engine of the world." he's additionally the distracted father of a small, adoring son. Out of the conflict among love and mind and the deadly operation of Faustus' delight, Mamet models a piece that's right away caustic and heart-wrenching and whose resplendent language marries metaphysics to conman's patter. A meditation on cause and folly, fathers and sons, and a wide ranging demonstrate of magic either literal and theatrical, Faustus is a triumph.

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