Download E-books Alcestis and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Euripides

Integrated: Alcestis, Hippolytus, Iphigenia in Taurus

Euripides' tragedies proved hugely arguable even in his personal lifetime, featuring his viewers with unforeseen twists of plot and violently severe feelings; for lots of of today's readers and spectators, he turns out nearly uncannily glossy in his insights. Euripides used to be the main determine in reworking the accepted figures of Greek mythology from awe-inspiring yet distant heroes into recognizable, fallible humans. His characters, all fantastically eloquent, draw on fierce modern debates in regards to the nature of justice, politics and faith. His girls are possibly the main sympathetically and powerfully offered in historical literature. Alcestis, the dramatist's first surviving paintings, is much less harrowing than the others, nearly a tragicomedy. the youngsters of Heracles examines the clash among may possibly and correct, whereas Hippolytus and Medea, of his maximum performs, display his profound realizing of damaging ardour. This new translation into dignified English prose makes one of many maximum of Greek writers available once more to a large public.

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Download E-books Orphan Train: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline (Trivia-On-Books) PDF

Trivia-on-Book: Orphan educate through Christina Baker Kline

In the 1800’s as much as early 1900’s, orphan trains have been used to deliver orphans and homeless little ones from the west to the east. They have been fortunate if the kin that followed them was once loving and worrying, yet unlucky if the kinfolk was once no longer. Vivian Daly, a tender Irish immigrant used to be one of many little ones who rode the orphan educate. As she grew older she concealed away every little thing that reminded her of her prior yet at some point a woman doing neighborhood carrier at Vivian’s opened her earlier once again. right here, they discover that they are no longer so varied from one another after all...

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Download E-books Titus Andronicus & Timon of Athens (Modern Library Classics) PDF

By William Shakespeare

“These phrases are razors to my wounded heart.”
—Titus Andronicus
 
“We have noticeable greater days.”
—Timon of Athens
 
Eminent Shakespearean students Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen offer clean new versions of the 2 nice tragedies: Titus Adronicus, a photograph tale of revenge, and Timon of Athens, a cautionary story approximately fake neighbors and unearned loyalty.
 
THIS quantity additionally comprises greater than 100 PAGES OF particular FEATURES:
 
• unique Introductions to Titus Andronicus and Timon of Athens
• incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and research with very important proof concerning the work
• observation on previous and present productions in response to interviews with prime administrators, actors, and designers
• photos of key RSC productions
• an outline of Shakespeare’s theatrical profession and chronology of his plays
 
Ideal for college students, theater execs, and basic readers, those glossy and available variations from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new regular in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

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Download E-books The Pot of Gold and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) PDF

Plautus's large humor, proven in the various earliest surviving Latin performs, displays Roman manners and modern existence. This briliant assortment includes: The Pot of Gold (Aulularia), The Prisoners (Captivi), The Brothers Menaechmus (Menaechmi), The Swaggering Soldier (Miles Gloriosus), and Pseudolus.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger via introductions and notes by way of uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Love's Labour's Lost (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 7) (Bilingual Edition) PDF

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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Download E-books Hotlanta Book 3: What Goes Around PDF

By Denene Millner

The Duke sisters go back during this extraordinary finale to the Hotlanta trilogy!

At their prestigious Atlanta highschool, twins Sydney and Lauren Duke rule the roost. whereas straight-A Sydney wields her energy in Tory Burch residences and pearl studs, reckless, sultry Lauren makes it take place as head of the cheerleading squad. however the women' messy relatives heritage - and their involvement in a gloomy secret- may perhaps topple every little thing they carry pricey. Their mom and stepfather are looking to tear aside Sydney and her new boyfriend. And Lauren's real love, Jermaine, is tied to sketchy dealings at the incorrect facet of city. Can the Duke sisters redeem themselves whereas staying actual to what is real?

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Download E-books Brick Shakespeare: The Comedies—A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Taming of the Shrew PDF

By John Mccann, Monica Sweeney

Discover 4 of Shakespeare's comedies like by no means before—with LEGO bricks! This ebook provides Shakespeare's most pleasurable comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado approximately Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Tempest, in a single thousand notable colour pictures. This targeted version of the world's most famed performs remains actual to Shakespeare's unique textual content, whereas giving audiences an exhilarating new standpoint because the tales are retold with the universally liked development toy.

Get stuck up in hilarious misadventures as brick Puck leads the enthusiasts off track in the course of the brick forests of Athens. Watch Cupid kill with traps within the plot to marry Beatrice and Benedict. surprise on the altering disguises of the lads vying for brick Bianca's affections, and believe the churn of the sea as Prospero sinks his brother's send into the brick sea. those iconic tales bounce off the web page with enjoyable, inventive units equipped brick by means of brick, scene by means of scene!

This fabulous approach to storytelling offers new existence to Shakespeare's masterpieces. With an abridged shape that continues unique Shakespearean language and sleek visuals, this ode to the Bard is certain to thrill all audiences, from the main versed Shakespeare lovers to younger scholars and newbies alike!

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Download E-books Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Sophocles, Edith Hall, H. D. F. Kitto

Love and loyalty, hatred and revenge, worry, deprivation, and political ambition: those are the explanations which thrust the characters portrayed in those 3 Sophoclean masterpieces directly to their collision path with disaster.

well-known in his personal day as maybe the best of the Greek tragedians, Sophocles' attractiveness has remained undimmed for 2 and a part thousand years. His maximum innovation within the tragic medium used to be his improvement of a relevant tragic determine, confronted with a try out of will and personality, risking obloquy and dying instead of compromise his or her ideas: it truly is remarkable that Antigone and Electra either have a girl as their intransigent 'hero'. Antigone dies fairly overlook her responsibility to her family members, Oedipus' choice to save lots of his urban leads to the bad discovery that he has devoted either incest and parricide, and Electra's unremitting anger at her mom and her lover retains her in servitude and melancholy.

those vibrant translations mix beauty and modernity, and are extraordinary for his or her lucidity and accuracy. Their sonorous diction, financial system, and sensitivity to the numerous metres and modes of the unique musical supply lead them to both appropriate for studying or theatrical peformance.
in regards to the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the widest variety of literature from all over the world. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative necessary positive factors, together with specialist introductions by means of prime experts, invaluable notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional research, and masses extra.

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Download E-books The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Modern Library Classics) PDF

By William Shakespeare

“They don't love that don't express their love.”
—Two gents of Verona
 
Eminent Shakespearean students Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen offer a clean re-creation of the vintage comedy of courtship and scrumptious rivalry.
 
THIS quantity additionally contains greater than 100 PAGES OF particular FEATURES:
 
• an unique advent to Two gents of Verona
• incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and research with very important evidence in regards to the work
• remark on earlier and present productions in keeping with interviews with best administrators, actors, and designers
• images of key RSC productions
• an summary of Shakespeare’s theatrical profession and chronology of his plays
 
Ideal for college kids, theater pros, and common readers, those smooth and obtainable variations from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new ordinary in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

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Download E-books A History of Modern Drama, Volume I PDF

By David Krasner

Masking the interval 1879 to 1959, and taking in every little thing from Ibsen to Beckett, this e-book is quantity one in all a two-part entire exam of the performs, dramatists, and routine that include glossy global drama.

  • Contains particular research of performs and playwrights, connecting topics and delivering unique interpretations
  • Includes insurance of non-English works and traditions to create an international view of recent drama
  • Considers the impression of modernism in artwork, track, literature, structure, society, and politics at the formation of recent dramatic literature
  • Takes an interpretative and analytical method of smooth dramatic texts instead of targeting construction history
  • Includes assurance of the ways that staging practices, layout innovations, and appearing types proficient the development of the dramas

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