Blu (Yale Drama Series)

By Virginia Grise

Reminiscence, heritage, and tradition collide with the starlit rooftop goals of a myth-inspired personality as Soledad and her companion, Hailstorm, redefine kin all alone phrases after the demise in their eldest son in Iraq. blu, steeped in poetic realism and modern politics, demanding situations us to attempt to visualize a time prior to war.

Selected because the winner of the 2010 Yale Drama pageant from greater than 950 submissions, Virginia Grise’s play blu occurs within the current yet seems to be again at the no longer too far away prior via a chain of prayers, rituals, and desires. Contest pass judgement on David Hare commented, "Virginia Grise is a blazingly gifted author, and her play blu remains with you decades after you’ve learn it." Noting that 2010 was once a banner 12 months for girls playwrights, he extra, "Women’s writing for the theatre is improved and extra eloquent than it has ever been."

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A Wounded Name

By Dot Hutchison

Ophelia Castellan will not be simply one other woman at Elsinore Academy. Seeing ghosts isn't really a ability prized in destiny society better halves. even if she takes her capsules, the bean sidhe beckon, reminding her of a promise to her lifeless mom. Now, within the wake of the Headmaster's surprising dying, the total academy is in turmoil, and Ophelia can not forget about the fae. specifically as soon as she begins seeing the Headmaster's ghosts—--two of them--—on the college grounds. Her in simple terms confidante is Dane, the Headmaster's grieving son. but at the same time she offers extra of herself to him, Dane spirals towards a sad fate—--dragging Ophelia, and the remainder of Elsinore, with him. you know the way this tale ends. but even within the face of sure loss of life, Ophelia has a call to make—and a promise to maintain.

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The Palliser Chronicles Collection (Six novels in one volume!)

Observe: This variation has a associated "Table of Contents" and has been superbly formatted (searchable and interlinked) to paintings in your Amazon ebook reader, Amazon laptop Reader, your iPad/iPhone booklet reader and the other gadget that consists of the Amazon app.

The "Palliser Chronicles assortment" is a chain of six novels by way of English writer Anthony Trollope. In 1974 the BBC tailored the Palliser novels as a twenty-six half serial "The Pallisers."

The beautifully-written epic saga issues the rich aristocrat and flesh presser Plantagenet Palliser and his spouse woman Glencora. The plots contain love, homicide, ambition, and English politics in various levels, in particular in and round Parliament.

Included during this volume:

Book One: are you able to Forgive Her? - Alice Vavasor can't make a decision no matter if to marry her bold yet violent cousin George or the upright and gentlemanly John gray - and reveals herself accepting and rejecting each one of them in flip. more and more burdened approximately her personal emotions and not able to forgive herself for such vacillation, her state of affairs is contrasted with that of her good friend woman Glencora - pressured to marry the emerging baby-kisser Plantagenet Palliser for you to hinder the valueless Burgo Fitzgerald from losing her massive fortune...

Book : Phineas Finn - suffering to make his mark between gents and to discover a certainly wealthy and good hooked up spouse, Phineas is an enticing, formidable and adaptable younger Irishman. In a time of radical political agitation, his tale unearths either the splendour and absurdity of parliamentary court cases, the sloganeering, jockeying for place and inevitable compromises of the celebration system.

Book 3: The Eustace Diamonds - Following the demise of her husband Sir Florian, attractive Lizzie Eustace mysteriously comes into ownership of a highly pricey diamond necklace. She keeps it was once a present from her husband, however the Eustace attorneys insist she provide it up, and whereas her cousin Frank takes her aspect, her new lover Lord Fawn states that he'll merely marry her if the necklace is surrendered...

Book 4: Phineas Redux - within the fourth of the 'Palliser' tales, Trollope follows Phineas Finn's go back to the harmful global of Westminster politics. whilst his political rival is murdered, Phineas is thrown lower than suspicion and at last unearths himself status trial on the previous Bailey. the location is advanced via the presence of 2 ladies in his existence: his past love woman Laura, whose estranged husband is decided to wreck Phineas's popularity, and the rich and enimgatic widow, Madame Max….

Book 5: The best Minister - Plantaganet Palliser, major Minister of britain - a guy of strength and status, with all of the breeding and inherited wealth that is going with it - is appalled on the inexorable upward push of Ferdinand Lopez. An unique impostor, possible from nowhere, Lopez has society at his ft, whereas well-connected women vie with one another to exert impact on his behalf - even Palliser’s personal spouse, woman Glencora. but if the interloper makes a socially beneficial marriage, Palliser needs to make a decision no matter if to face through his wife’s help for Lopez in a by-election or go away him to stand publicity as a fortune-hunting adventurer. a unique of social, sexual and household politics...

Book Six: The Duke's young ones - Plantagenet Palliser, the Duke of Omnium and previous leading Minister of britain, is widowed and wracked by means of grief. suffering to evolve to lifestyles with no his cherished woman Glencora, he works not easy to steer and help his 3 grownup kids. Palliser quickly discovers, in spite of the fact that, that his personal plans for them are very diversified from their wishes. despatched down from college in shame, his sons quick start to run up playing bills. His merely daughter, in the meantime, longs passionately to marry the bad son of a county squire opposed to her father’s will….

These are fantastic, well-written exciting and full of life novels!

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Onto the stage - Slighted Souls and other stage and radio plays

By BS Murthy

A compendium of the author’s degree and radio performs - whereas 'Slighted Souls' offers with the uprising of the downtrodden, 'Men at paintings on ladies at work’ is ready sexual harassment at paintings position or even as 'Castle of Despair' is outfitted at the flooring of man's urge for fulfillment, the radio play 'A Love on Hold' depicts the drama of affection and possession.

"Slighted Souls" is a poignant love tale set in rural Telangana, beset with feudal exploitation of the downtrodden dalits. along with forcing the dalits to toil within the fields as bonded exertions with no impunity, the land possessing doras had no qualms in decreasing the womenfolk of this ilk as intercourse slaves within the gadis.

"Men at paintings on girls at work" is a tragic-comic episode depicting the fallout of sexual harassment on the place of work within the Indian city environment with its conventional cultural underpinnings.

"Castle of Despair", outfitted at the slippery floor of man's innate urge for one-upmanship, portrays its facade of falsity at the grand level of human tragedy.

The radio play, "Love on Hold", lends voice to the felt anxieties of a guy and a girl as their past love will get rekindled felt and the dilemmas of ownership confronted through the couple in a conservative cultural background.

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

By John Mccann, Monica Sweeney

Discover 4 of Shakespeare's comedies like by no means before—with LEGO bricks! This publication offers Shakespeare's most enjoyable comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado approximately Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Tempest, in a single thousand impressive colour pictures. This distinct variation of the world's most renowned performs remains real to Shakespeare's unique textual content, whereas giving audiences an exhilarating new viewpoint because the tales are retold with the universally liked building toy.

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

This tremendous approach to storytelling supplies 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 beginners alike!

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My Notorious Life By Madame X

By Kate Manning

‘In the top, they celebrated. They bragged.

They acquired me eventually, used to be their feeling.

They acknowledged i'd take my secrets and techniques to the grave.

They will be so lucky.’

Axie Muldoon, the headstrong daughter of Irish immigrants, pressured to beg for pennies as a toddler at the brutal streets on big apple urban, grows as much as develop into the main winning – and arguable – midwife of her time.

‘Saved’ from poverty through a well-meaning philanthropist, Axie is shipped West together with her more youthful brother and sister. however the kindness of strangers is short-lived and shortly Axie returns to town of her start, by myself, yet decided to 1 day reunite her family.

When she is taken in by means of a big apple surgeon Axie learns the craft that she's going to reside by means of – and later struggle for. She rises from the gutter to the glitter of 5th road excessive society, and discovers that the fitting method isn't continually the best way of the church or the legislations, and so you might by no means belief a guy who says ‘trust me.’ yet what if that guy is an impossible to resist risk-taker with a poetical Irish soul?

As Axie’s attractiveness grows she reveals herself on a collision direction with the crusading reputable who could be the righteous device of her downfall. it's going to take all of her strength to outwit him and shop either herself and people she loves from smash.

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The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

By Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams's first novel

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone is classic Tennessee Williams. released in 1950, his first novel was once acclaimed via Gore Vidal as "splendidly written, specified, brief, entire, and fine." it's the tale of a filthy rich, fiftyish American widow lately a recognized level good looks, yet now "drifting." the unconventional opens quickly after her husband's dying and her retirement from the theatre, as Mrs. Stone attempts to regulate to her aimless new existence in Rome. She is adjusting, too, to getting older. ("The wisdom that her good looks used to be misplaced had encounter her lately and it used to be nonetheless sometimes forgotten.") With poignant wit and his personal specific model of savour, Williams charts her go with the flow into an affair with a merciless younger gigolo: "As compelling, as interesting, and as technically skillful as his play" (Publishers Weekly).

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Three Revenge Tragedies: The Revenger's Tragedy; The White Devil; The Changeling (Penguin Classics)

Following the top of Queen Elizabeth's reign within the early 17th century, the hot courtroom of King James was once beset by way of political instability and ethical corruption. This surroundings supplied fertile floor for the dramatists of the age, whose performs discover the ways that social decadence and the abuse of strength breed resentment and lead inexorably to violence and bloody retribution. In Tourneur's The Revenger's Tragedy, the debauched son of an Italian Duke makes an attempt to rape the virtuous Gloriana - a veiled connection with Elizabeth I. Webster's The White satan depicts a sinister international of intrigue and murderous infidelity, whereas The Changeling, possibly Middleton's preferrred fulfillment, powerfully portrays a lady bringing approximately her personal unwitting destruction. All 3 are masterpieces of brooding depth, ruled via pictures of deterioration, disillusionment and dying.

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Pericles (Modern Library Classics)

By William Shakespeare

“This international to me is yet a ceaseless storm
Whirring me from my friends.”
Eminent Shakespearean students Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen supply a clean re-creation of this vintage tragicomedy of excellent and evil in lots of guises.
THIS quantity additionally contains greater than 100 PAGES OF specific FEATURES:
• an unique creation to Pericles
• incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and research with important evidence concerning the work
• observation on prior and present productions in accordance with interviews with best administrators, actors, and designers
• images of key RSC productions
• an outline of Shakespeare’s theatrical occupation and chronology of his plays
perfect for college kids, theater pros, and basic readers, those sleek and available variants from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new general in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

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The Persians

The earliest of his performs to outlive is The Persians (Persai), played in 472 BC and according to reviews in Aeschylus's personal existence, in particular the conflict of Salamis.[29] it truly is special between surviving Greek tragedies in that it describes a contemporary old event.[2] The Persians specializes in the preferred Greek topic of hubris through blaming Persia's loss at the delight of its king.[29] It opens with the coming of a messenger in Susa, the Persian capital, bearing information of the catastrophic Persian defeat at Salamis to Atossa, the mum of the Persian King Xerxes. Atossa then travels to the tomb of Darius, her husband, the place his ghost appears to be like to provide an explanation for the reason for the defeat. it really is, he says, the results of Xerxes' hubris in development a bridge around the Hellespont, an motion which angered the gods. Xerxes seems to be on the finish of the play, now not understanding the reason for his defeat, and the play closes to lamentations by means of Xerxes and the chorus.[30]

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