Category: Drama

  • Download E-books Aristophanea: Studies on the Text of Aristophanes PDF

    This publication is designed as a significant other to the hot OCT of Aristophanes. After a quick advent giving a caricature of the textual transmission of the performs the editor discusses numerous passages which current textual or different problems. difficulties of this sort in lots of instances require notes which are too lengthy and intricate to be integrated within the really constrained house allotted to the equipment criticus within the Oxford series.
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  • Download E-books The Routledge Anthology of Renaissance Drama PDF

    By Simon Barker

    This anthology deals a whole advent to Renaissance theatre in its historic and political context, in addition to newly edited and carefully annotated texts of the next plays:
    * The Spanish Tragedy (Thomas Kyd)
    * Arden of Faversham (Anon.)
    * Edward II (Christopher Marlowe)
    * A girl Killed with Kindness (Thomas Heywood)
    * The Tragedy of Mariam (Elizabeth Cary)
    * The Masque of Blackness (Ben Jonson)
    * The Knight of the Burning Pestle (Francis Beaumont)
    * Epicoene, or the Silent Woman (Ben Jonson)
    * The Roaring lady (Thomas Middleton & Thomas Dekker)
    * The Changeling (Thomas Middleton & William Rowley)
    * 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (John Ford).
    Each play is prefaced through an introductory headnote discussing the thematic concentration of the play and its textual historical past, and is cross-referenced to different performs of the interval that relate thematically and generically.
    An accompanying web site features a big choice of contextual records which complement the anthology:
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  • Download E-books A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama PDF

    By Arlene Allan

    This newly up to date moment version positive factors wide-ranging, systematically equipped scholarship in a concise advent to historical Greek drama, which flourished from the 6th to 3rd century BC.

    • Covers all 3 genres of historic Greek drama – tragedy, comedy, and satyr-drama
    • Surveys the extant paintings of Aeschylus, Sophokles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, and contains entries on ‘lost’ playwrights
    • Examines contextual matters similar to the origins of dramatic artwork kinds; the conventions of the fairs and the theater; drama’s dating with the worship of Dionysos; political dimensions of drama; and the way to learn and watch Greek drama
    • Includes single-page synopses of each surviving old Greek play
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  • Download E-books Constructions of Female Homoeroticism in Early Modern Drama (Early Modern Cultural Studies) PDF

    This e-book explores representations of affection and hope among woman characters in approximately seventy performs written among 1580 and 1660. The paintings argues that playwrights of overdue 16th- and early seventeenth-century England well-known and built richly various tropes of woman homoerotic wish. Writers position girl characters in erotic events with different girl characters in playful situations of incorrect id, in frightened moments of amorous intrigue, in predatory events and in enthusiastic, utopian representations of romantic love. those performs point out an information of woman homoeroticism in early glossy England and belie statements that literary proof of homosexuality used to be involved essentially with males.
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  • Download E-books Understanding Death of a Salesman: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents (The Greenwood Press "Literature in Context" Series) PDF

    By Brenda Murphy, Susan C. W. Abbotson

    This number of social, cultural, and ancient files and renowned fabrics, with linking motives and statement, can help the reader to review the play within the context of its time and cultural heritage. The gathered fabrics are designed to paintings with the play to spotlight inherent conflicts inside of American society which lie on the middle of Death of a Salesman, and to discover how the play impacts and is plagued by social mores and ideology. Salesmanship and the altering face of commercial, in addition to perceptions of activities, gender, and households, are explored via decisions drawn from a wealthy number of assets that support offer forceful proof of the play's impact. files contain essays, articles, and fiction, that have created or explored the social expectancies of a customary American kinfolk within the past due Forties; strange choices corresponding to a self-analysis chart, an obituary, and a diary, which support to track the background of salesmanship from the 19th century to the current day; and ads, music lyrics, speeches, how-to books, and different readings that advertise an interdisciplinary research of the play.

    More than 70 brief basic records illustrate the cultural, social and ancient milieu of the time within which the play occurs. subject matters explored lower than Cultural Myths and Values comprise the Protestant paintings ethic vs. myths of luck, the parable of the golden West vs. city delusion, and the tradition of stripling vs. the tradition of age. A bankruptcy on financial forces presents fabrics on enterprise vs. morality, humanity vs. expertise, the haves and the have-nots, American enterprise tradition, the melancholy, and the way to be an efficient salesman. A bankruptcy on kinfolk and gender expectancies contains files at the roles of fathers and moms, companies vs. cowboys or playboys, and homemakers vs. name ladies. A bankruptcy on activities and relaxation gains records on novice soccer and activities and American values. a last bankruptcy examines the influence of Death of a Salesman on American tradition. every one bankruptcy is by means of learn questions, subject matters for writing and dialogue, and an inventory of urged interpreting. This paintings is a perfect spouse for interdisciplinary research of the play.

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  • Download E-books The Comedy of Menander: Convention, Variation, and Originality PDF

    By Netta Zagagi

    "Professor Zagagi has given us a lucid, coherent and persuasive account of Menander’s dramatic technique." —Literary Review

    "This is by means of a long way the simplest common learn of Menander and should be completely crucial studying for these drawn to this justly celebrated author." —Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones

    Menander (342-293 B.C.) was once the best dramatist of Greek New Comedy, which has stimulated the process Western drama either in its realism and in its romanticism.

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  • Download E-books Hacia Un Teatro Pobre PDF

    El teatro puede existir sin vestuario o escenario, sin musica, sin luces y aun sin texto. El unico elemento sin el cual el teatro no puede existir, es el actor. Grotowski propone despojarse de todo elemento superfluo y concentrar l. a. esencia del arte teatral en el actor, hacer de su cuerpo los angeles expresion maxima y definida de este teatro.
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