A House Not Meant to Stand: A Gothic Comedy (New Directions Paperbook)

By Tennessee Williams, Thomas Keith

The spellbinding final full-length play produced throughout the author's lifetime is now released for the 1st time.

Christmas 1982: Cornelius and Bella McCorkle of Pascagoula, Mississippi, go back domestic one nighttime in a thunderstorm from the Memphis funeral in their older son to a home and a existence actually falling apart--daughter Joanie is in an insane asylum and their more youthful son Charlie is upstairs having intercourse along with his pregnant, holy-roller female friend because the McCorkles input. Cornelius, who has political pursuits and a litany of illnesses, is attempting to discover a large number of moonshine cash his light spouse Bella has hidden someplace of their collapsing apartment, yet his noisy efforts are disrupted by way of a flow of exceptional characters, either residing and dead.

whereas Williams frequently used drama to show desire and desperation in human hearts, it was once via this darkish, expressionistic comedy, which he referred to as a "Southern gothic spook sonata," that he used to be top capable of chronicle his imaginative and prescient of the delicate country of our global.

Show description

Continue reading "A House Not Meant to Stand: A Gothic Comedy (New Directions Paperbook)"

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition

By Tony Kushner

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Angels in the USA: A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes comprises Part One, Millennium Approaches and Part , Perestroika

“Glorious. A huge, subversive, altogether impressive masterwork…Details of particular catastrophes can have replaced considering that this Reagan-era AIDS epic received the Pulitzer and the Tony, however the genuine cosmic and human obsessions—power, faith, intercourse, accountability, the way forward for the world—are as perilous, but as falling-down humorous, as ever.” –Linda Winer, Newsday

"A tremendous, astonishing play... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting... a looking and radical rethinking of yank political drama." - Frank wealthy, New York Times

"A victory for theater, for the reworking strength of the mind's eye to show devastation into beauty." - John Lahr, New Yorker

“An tremendously awesome paintings of the mind's eye and mind, a towering instance of what theater stretched to its complete power can achieve.” -Philadelphia Inquirer

"Angels in the USA is the best drama of our time, chatting with us of a complete period of existence and dying as no different play inside reminiscence. It ranks as not anything lower than one of many maximum performs of the 20th century." - John Heilpern, long island Observer

“Some playwrights are looking to switch the area. a few are looking to revolutionize theater. Tony Kushner is that rarity of rarities: a author who has the promise to do both.” -New York Times

This new version of Tony Kushner's masterpiece is released with the author's fresh alterations and a brand new creation in social gathering of the 20th anniversary of its unique creation. the most commemorated American performs in historical past, Angels in America used to be offered Tony Awards for most sensible Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It was once made into an Emmy Award-winning HBO movie directed by way of Mike Nichols. This two-part epic, subtitled "A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes," has bought thousands of performances all over the world in additional than twenty-six languages.

Tony Kushner’s performs contain Angels in America; Hydriotaphia, or the demise of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, tailored from the play via Pierre Cornelle; Slavs!; A shiny Room referred to as Day; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The clever Homosexual’s advisor to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’s movie of Angels in America and for Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln. His books include The artwork of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the current; Brundibar, with illustrations via Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: innovative Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon.
Among many honors, Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, Tony Awards, 3 Obie Awards, night commonplace Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg exclusive Playwright Award. he's a member of the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he used to be provided a countrywide Medal of Arts via President Barack Obama. He lives in ny along with his husband, Mark Harris.

Show description

Continue reading "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition"

Soul of a Whore and Purvis

By Denis Johnson

Plays—hilarious and searing in equivalent measure—by considered one of our so much crucial and unique authors

In his poetry, brief tales, novels, and performs, the nationwide publication Award-winning writer Denis Johnson has explored the tale of America—especially of the West, land of self-made males and self-perpetuating myths—with searing honesty and actual sympathy. those performs, written in verse instantaneously hypnotic and transparent, ascertain his place as considered one of our nice verbal stylists and a literary sense of right and wrong for our times.

In Soul of a Whore, a full of life solid of characters—faith healers, pimps, strippers, genuine demons—converge, with unforeseen hilarity, as Bess Cassandra awaits execution for the homicide of her child daughter. Purvis's seven reverse-chronological scenes catalog the autumn and upward thrust of Melvin Purvis, the G-man who introduced down John Dillinger and Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd. Johnson takes us from Washington's again rooms to a Midwestern cornfield, dramatizing the seductive attract of strength and our personal human potential for either pettiness and charm.

In those furiously unique, sometimes terrifying works, Johnson chronicles and questions America's myths, heroes, and daily realities with verve and style, revealing himself once more to be on the peak of his linguistic and insightful powers.

Show description

Continue reading "Soul of a Whore and Purvis"

My Worst Best Friend

By Dyan Sheldon

The best-selling writer of CONFESSIONS OF A DRAMA QUEEN takes a sensible, humorous examine friendship, staying real in your identification, and relocating on.

Gracie and Savannah are most sensible buddies —and completely unalike. Savannah is gorgeous, outrageous, and impossible to resist to the other intercourse. Gracie is shy, clever, and may otherwise be learning lizards than assembly boys. nonetheless, they’ve made an incredibly nice crew, and (until now) it appeared as though not anything may possibly come among them. yet in recent years, Savannah’s expertise for mendacity and manipulating is turning into tougher to disregard. She’s fallen head over heels for an elusive university boy, and Gracie can’t support brooding about: is her buddy as convinced as she turns out? whilst Savannah will get among Gracie and her overwhelm, the road isolating ally from worst good friend is crossed.

Show description

Continue reading "My Worst Best Friend"

The Poisoned Crown (The Accursed Kings, Book 3)

By Maurice Druon

‘This used to be the unique online game of thrones’ George R.R. Martin

No guy is impervious to the poisons of the crown…

Having murdered his spouse and exiled his mistress, King Louis X of France turns into besotted with Princess Clemence of Hungary and makes her his new Queen.

However, notwithstanding the problem of the succession can be guaranteed, it really is faraway from so, as Louis embarks on an ill-fated conflict opposed to Flanders.

Where his father, Philip IV, used to be powerful, Louis is vulnerable, and the goals of his proud, profligate barons threaten his strength and the way forward for a nation as soon as governed by way of an Iron King.

Show description

Continue reading "The Poisoned Crown (The Accursed Kings, Book 3)"

Crime Scene, Issue 1 (Special Edition)

Crime Scene factor 1: The go back Of Sherlock

A fresh quarterly journal delving into the realm of water-cooler crime drama on television, movie and in fiction. overlaying the most well liked crime drama like Sherlock, precise Detective, Columbo and The Bridge to the newest novels from the simplest promoting crime authors from Ian Rankin to James Ellroy and past, Crime Scene is choked with previews, interviews and lines, on set-reports, reports and sequence overviews. It brings the services, entry and craft of overall movie and SFX to target the most important and hottest style of television drama and of fiction: Crime.

Show description

Continue reading "Crime Scene, Issue 1 (Special Edition)"

The Third Part of King Henry the Sixth (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 22) (Bilingual Edition)

By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

It's a Bilingual variation of chinese language and English.


Show description

Continue reading "The Third Part of King Henry the Sixth (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 22) (Bilingual Edition)"

Writing the Short Film

By Patricia Cooper

The fast movie is a different narrative paintings shape that, whereas lending itself to experimentation, calls for super self-discipline in following conventional filmic issues. This booklet takes the coed and amateur screenwriter in the course of the storytelling method- from belief, to visualization, to dramatization, to characterization and discussion- and teaches them the right way to create a dramatic narrative that's immediately brief (approximately part an hour in size) and entire. workouts, new examples of brief screenplays, and an exam of assorted genres around out the discussion.

NEW TO THE 3rd version: new screenplays, a bankruptcy on rewriting your script, and a bankruptcy at the way forward for brief motion pictures

Show description

Continue reading "Writing the Short Film"

Homeboy: A Novel

By Seth Morgan

Seth Morgan's frenzied, addictive stroll at the wild part of Nineteen Eighties San Francisco while strip-joint barker Joe Speaker unwittingly steals a sixty-nine-carat blue diamond, he turns into enmeshed in a blackmail-and-murder conspiracy that starts off with the savage slaying of expensive name woman Gloria Monday. without notice Joe's a sought after guy. Hunted via a murderous pimp often called child Jewels Moses and a continuing murder cop named Tarzon, Joe finally ends up taking the rap and getting sentenced to 3 years. yet it truly is in legal that the genuine difficulty starts. An adrenaline-pumped, hallucinogenic descent into the reduce depths, Homeboy is a tricky, eye-opening examine San Francisco throughout the AIDS epidemic. half memoir and half richly conceived paintings of mind's eye, this gritty, rambunctious novel reads like natural poetry and celebrates an unusual expertise on the peak of his storytelling powers.

Show description

Continue reading "Homeboy: A Novel"

See Me

By Nicholas Sparks

See me simply as I see you . . .

Colin Hancock is giving his moment likelihood his most sensible shot. With a heritage of violence and undesirable judgements at the back of him and the specter of felony dogging his each step, he is made up our minds to stroll a instantly line. To Colin, that implies using himself single-mindedly towards his educating measure and keeping off every thing that proved harmful in his past lifestyles. Reminding himself day-by-day of his richly deserved classes, the very last thing he's searching for is a major relationship.

Maria Sanchez, the hardworking daughter of Mexican immigrants, is the image of traditional luck. With a level from Duke legislation college and a task at a prestigious enterprise in Wilmington, she is a dark-haired attractiveness with a possible wonderful specialist music list. And but Maria has a aggravating heritage of her personal, one who pressured her to come to her fatherland and left her wondering rather a lot of what she as soon as believed.

A probability come upon on a rain-swept highway will adjust the process either Colin and Maria's lives, hard deeply held assumptions approximately one another and finally, themselves. As love all of sudden takes carry among them, they dare to examine what a destiny jointly might be able to appear like . . . till menacing reminders of occasions in Maria's earlier start to surface.

Rich in emotion and fueled with suspense, SEE ME reminds us that love is typically solid within the crises that threaten to shatter us . . . and that those that see us for who we actually are won't continuously be those simplest to recognize.

Show description

Continue reading "See Me"