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Antonio Vivaldi: The Red Priest of Venice by Karl Heller

By Karl Heller

Antonio Vivaldi's rediscovery after international battle II speedy led him from obscurity to his current renown as some of the most renowned 18th-century composers. Heller's biography provides the $64000 elements of his lifestyles, his works, and his impression on track historical past.

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Constellations: A Play by Nick Payne

By Nick Payne

"A singular astonishment." —John Lahr, The New Yorker

One dating. endless possibilities.

In the start Marianne and Roland meet at a celebration. They opt for a drink, or maybe they don't. They fall head over heels in love and begin courting, yet finally they get a divorce. After an opportunity come across in a grocery store they come back jointly, or even they run into one another and Marianne finds that she's now engaged to another person and that's that. or maybe Roland is engaged. possibly they get married, or perhaps their time jointly can be tragically short.

Nick Payne's Constellations is a play approximately unfastened will and friendship; it's additionally approximately quantum multiverse thought, love, and honey.

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Dramas históricos (Teatro completo de William Shakespeare, by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Los angeles presente edición reúne los diez dra­mas históricos compuestos por Wi­lliam Shakespeare. En ella se recogen las traducciones de Ángel-Luis Pujante, reconocido especialista en Shakespeare, publicadas en los angeles colección Austral, y se incluyen cinco traducciones inéditas: En­rique VI. Primera parte (de Ángel-Luis Pujante), Enrique VI. Segunda parte y Enrique VI. Tercera parte (de Alfredo Michel), El rey Juan (de Salvador Oliva) y Enrique VIII (de Ángel-Luis Pujante y Salvador Oliva), junto con los angeles traducción de Enrique V (de Salvador Oliva), que apareció por primera vez en los angeles edición del Teatro selecto de William Shakes­peare publicada en 2008.

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J.B. Priestley (Routledge Modern and Contemporary by Maggie B. Gale

By Maggie B. Gale

J. B. Priestley is the 1st e-book to supply a close and recent research of the large contribution made via this playwright, novelist, journalist and critic to 20th century British theatre. Priestley used to be frequently criticised for being both too populist or too experimental and this learn unpicks the contradictions of a playwright and theatre theorist well liked by audiences yet too frequently disregarded by way of critics; describing and analysing intimately not just his performs but additionally their particular historic and modern productions. utilizing a mix of archive, evaluate and important fabrics, the ebook re-locates Priestley as a theatre theorist of substance in addition to a playwright who challenged theatre conventions and assumptions approximately viewers expectancies, at a time while theatre was once thought of either conservative and missing in innovation.    

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L'île des esclaves by Marivaux

By Marivaux

Étrange terre que celle de l'île des esclaves, où les rôles sont inversés entre maîtres et valets. En transformant le théâtre en une île utopique, Marivaux met en scène de nouveaux rapports sociaux, fragiles et ambigus, où se reflètent tous les paradoxes de los angeles société des Lumières. Lue travel à journey, au cours des siècles suivants, comme une oeuvre révolutionnaire, réactionnaire, marxiste ou encore humaniste chrétienne, L'île des esclaves (1725), pièce exubérante où se mêlent les plenty et les genres, est un petit bijou qui n'a pas fini de dévoiler ses secrets and techniques.

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Monte Hellman: His Life and Films by Brad Stevens

By Brad Stevens

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“I simply did it, and that i most likely made extra error than the common one that makes a primary movie. I didn’t fairly have any aid, and that i wouldn’t take any support. I needed to do it by myself. as soon as I made my first movie I thought of myself a film-maker. I misplaced all curiosity within the theater and not went back”—Monte Hellman

In 1970, an l. a. occasions headline defined Monte Hellman as “Hollywood’s top stored secret”. greater than thirty years later, Hellman and his paintings are nonetheless secrets and techniques, his genius famous in basic terms by way of a small yet passionate staff of admirers. This publication is either a biography of Hellman and a severe research of his motion pictures, which come with The taking pictures, Two-Lane Blacktop and trip within the Whirlwind. It additionally covers movies to which Hellman has contributed as an editor, actor and manufacturer, in addition to these on which he has labored, in a variety of capacities, with no onscreen credits, akin to Shatter and Robocop. cognizance is concentrated at the hallmarks of Hellman’s paintings, together with his dominant issues and obsessive characters, and all of the motion pictures are subjected to shut stylistic research.

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Horace by Pierre Corneille

By Pierre Corneille

Fallait-il tuer Camille? los angeles query fut posée dès l'année 1640 qui vit une "querelle d'Horace", dernier acte de los angeles "querelle du Cid". Horace est-il un de ces "fanatiques" dont l'Histoire moderne nous a révélé différents visages ou le héraut d'une morale pour temps de guerre ? Il semble que l'on en débatte encore aujourd'hui. Mais ne peut-on espérer enfin échapper au conflit des interprétations ?

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Journey to the Abyss: The Diaries of Count Harry Kessler, by Harry Kessler, Laird Easton

By Harry Kessler, Laird Easton

Those attention-grabbing, never-before-published early diaries of count number Harry Kessler--patron, museum director, writer, cultural critic, soldier, undercover agent, and diplomat--present a sweeping landscape of the humanities and politics of Belle Époque Europe, a glittering global poised to be replaced irrevocably by way of the good battle. Kessler's immersion within the new paintings and literature of Paris, London, and Berlin unfolds within the first a part of the diaries. This subtle global offers method to bright descriptions of the bad struggling with at the japanese and Western fronts of worldwide warfare I, the exciting inner most discussions one of the German political and armed forces elite concerning the development of the warfare, in addition to Kessler's account of his function as a diplomat with a mystery venture in Switzerland.

Profoundly sleek and sometimes prescient, Kessler was once an erudite cultural impresario and catalyst who as a cofounder of the avant-garde magazine Pan met and contributed articles approximately a few of the major artists and writers of the day. In 1903 he turned director of the Grand Ducal Museum of Arts and Crafts in Weimar, made up our minds to make it a middle of aesthetic modernism with his good friend the architect Henry van de Velde, whose tuition of layout could finally develop into the Bauhaus. while a public scandal pressured his resignation in 1906, Kessler grew to become to different tasks, together with taking part with the Austrian author Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the German composer Richard Strauss at the opera Der Rosenkavalier and the ballet The Legend of Joseph, which was once played in 1914 by means of the Ballets Russes in London and Paris. In 1913 he based the Cranach-Presse in Weimar, probably the most vital inner most presses of the 20th century.

The diaries current very good, sharply etched, and sometimes richly comical descriptions of his encounters, conversations, and artistic collaborations with one of the most celebrated humans of his time: Otto von Bismarck, Paul von Hindenburg, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Diaghilev, Vaslav Nijinsky, Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Sarah Bernhardt, Friedrich Nietzsche, Rainer Marie Rilke, Paul Verlaine, Gordon Craig, George Bernard Shaw, Harley Granville-Barker, Max Klinger, Arnold Böcklin, Max Beckmann, Aristide Maillol, Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas, Éduard Vuillard, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Ida Rubinstein, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Pierre Bonnard, and Walther Rathenau, between others.

Remarkably insightful, poignant, and cinematic of their scope, Kessler's diaries are a useful checklist of 1 of the main unstable and seminal moments in glossy Western heritage.

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Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore (Pillole BUR) by Luigi Pirandello

By Luigi Pirandello

Premio Nobel nel 1934, tradotto in tutto il mondo, Pirandello è autore capitale della letteratura, non solo italiana, del Novecento, di cui ha rispecchiato, in modo tormentato e geniale, evoluzione e crisi. In una vasta produzione fatta di novelle, romanzi, opere teatrali, Pirandello si presenta come il creatore di un mondo di inesauribile vigore fantastico e di sorprendente modernità. Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore, scritta nel 1921, è l'opera teatrale di Pirandello più innovativa e rappresentata in Italia e all'estero.

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Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave by C. L. R. James, Christian Høgsbjerg

By C. L. R. James, Christian Høgsbjerg

In 1934 C. L. R. James, the generally recognized Trinidadian highbrow, author, and political activist, wrote the play Toussaint Louverture: the tale of the one profitable Slave rebel in background, which used to be presumed misplaced until eventually the rediscovery of a draft replica in 2005. The play's construction, played in 1936 at London's Westminster Theatre with a forged together with the yank superstar Paul Robeson, marked the 1st time black expert actors starred at the British level in a play written by way of a black playwright.

This version contains this system, images, and stories from that creation, a contextual creation and editorial notes at the play by means of Christian Høgsbjerg, and chosen essays and letters by way of James and others. In Toussaint Louverture, James demonstrates the complete tragedy and heroism of Louverture by way of displaying how the Haitian progressive chief is stuck in a dramatic clash bobbing up from the contradiction among the barbaric realities of latest global slavery and the trendy beliefs of the Enlightenment. In his portrayal of the Haitian Revolution, James aspired to vindicate black accomplishments within the face of racism and to aid the fight for self-government in his local Caribbean. Toussaint Louverture is an quintessential spouse paintings to The Black Jacobins (1938), James's vintage account of Haiti's progressive fight for liberation.

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