Prometheus Bound (Dover Thrift Editions)

In Greek legend, Prometheus was once the Titan who, opposed to the need of Zeus, stole fireplace from the gods for the good thing about guy. His poor punishment by means of Zeus, and his carrying on with defiance of Zeus within the face of that punishment, stay common symbols of man's vulnerability in any fight with the gods.
In the epic drama Prometheus Bound, Aeschylus (c. 525–456 BC), first of the 3 nice Greek tragic poets, re-creates this mythical clash among rebellious topic and vengeful god. Chained for eternity to a barren rock, his flesh again and again torn by means of a ravaging eagle, Prometheus defends his championship of mankind, rejoicing within the many presents of language and studying he has given guy regardless of Zeus's merciless opposition.
Inspired by means of Prometheus's spirit, Aeschylus reaches past the parable to create certainly one of literature's so much gripping portrayals of man's inhumanity to guy. How Prometheus clings to his convictions and braves his harsh destiny provide Prometheus Bound its outstanding power and attraction. For over 2,000 years, this masterpiece of drama has held audiences enthralled. it truly is reprinted the following in its entirety from the interpretation through George Thomson.

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Who Was William Shakespeare?: An Introduction to the Life and Works

By Dympna Callaghan

A new examine of Shakespeare’s lifestyles and instances, which illuminates our knowing and appreciation of his works.

  • Combines an obtainable absolutely historicised remedy of either the existence and the performs, fitted to either undergraduate and well known audiences
  • Looks at 24 of the main major performs and the sonnets in the course of the lens of varied points of Shakespeare’s existence and historic environment
  • Addresses 4 of the main major matters that formed Shakespeare’s career:  schooling, faith, social prestige, and theatre
  • Examines theatre as an establishment and the literary atmosphere of early smooth London
  • Explains and dispatches conspiracy theories approximately authorship

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November: A Play

By David Mamet

David Mamet's new Oval workplace satire depicts in the future within the lifetime of a beleaguered American commander-in-chief. It's November in a Presidential election yr, and incumbent Charles Smith's probabilities for reelection are taking a look grim. Approval rankings are down, his money's working out, and nuclear warfare may be forthcoming. even though his employees has thrown within the towel and his spouse has began to arrange for her post-White condominium existence, Chuck isn't able to hand over simply but. Amidst the most important struggle of his political occupation, the President has to discover time to pardon a number of turkeys -- saving them from the slaughter sooner than Thanksgiving -- and this straightforward PR occasion conjures up Smith to possibility all of it in try to win again public help. With Mamet's attribute no-holds-barred type, November is a scathingly hilarious tackle the kingdom of the United States at the present time and the lengths to which individuals will visit win.

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The Thrill

A new play from respected playwright Judith Thompson, encouraged through the lifetime of incapacity rights activist Harriet McBryde Johnson. Julian is a bestselling writer and fervent supporter of euthanasia. Elora, a legal professional and incapacity rights activist who hasn't ever walked a step in her lifestyles, is the counter-argument. So it comes as a surprise, specifically to Elora, whilst the 2 locate themselves acutely interested in one another.

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Les Liaisons dangereuses (Oxford World's Classics)

By David Coward

The complicated ethical ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782) the most scandalous and arguable novels in ecu literature. Its leading movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil--gifted, filthy rich, and bored--form an unholy alliance and switch seduction right into a video game. and so they play this video game with such wit and magnificence that it truly is very unlikely to not recognize them, till they observe mysterious ideas that they can't comprehend. within the resulting conflict there might be no winners, and the blameless undergo with the responsible. This new translation provides Laclos a contemporary voice, and readers might be in a position to pass judgement on even if the unconventional is as "diabolical" and "infamous" as its critics have claimed, or no matter if it has a lot to inform us a few global we nonetheless inhabit.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from around the world. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different priceless positive aspects, together with professional introductions by way of best specialists, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra examine, and lots more and plenty more.

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Faust, Part II

By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

During this sequel to Faust, Mephistopheles takes Faust on a trip via old Greek mythology, conjuring for him the insurpassably appealing Helen of Troy, in addition to the classical gods. Faust falls in love with and marries Helen, embodying for Goethe his 'imaginative longing to hitch poetically the Romantic Medievalism of the germanic West to the classical genius of the Greeks'. extra to the topics of redemption and salvation during this nice drama, are Goethe's eerie premonitions of contemporary phenomena equivalent to inflation and the construction of lifestyles through medical synthesis.

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King Lear (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 33) (Bilingual Edition)

By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

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


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The Night of the Iguana

By Tennessee Williams

Now released for the 1st time as a exchange paperback with a brand new advent and the quick tale on which it used to be based.

Williams wrote: "This is a play approximately love in its purest terms." it's also Williams's strong and persuasive plea for patience and resistance within the face of human soreness. The earthy widow Maxine Faulk is proprietress of a rundown resort on the fringe of a Mexican cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean the place the defrocked Rev. Shannon, his journey workforce of women from a West Texas women's university, the self-described New England spinster Hannah Jelkes and her ninety-seven-year-old grandfather, Jonathan Coffin ("the world's oldest dwelling and training poet"), a relatives of ugly Nazi tourists, and an iguana tied by means of its throat to the veranda, all locate themselves assembled for a wet and turbulent night.

This is the 1st alternate paperback variation of The evening of the Iguana and springs with an creation by way of award-winning playwright Doug Wright, the author's unique Foreword, the fast tale "The evening of the Iguana" which was once the germ for the play, plus an essay through famous Tennessee Williams student, Kenneth Holditch.

"I'm bored with engaging in companies in compliment and worship of a senile delinquent—yeah, that's what I stated, I shouted! your whole Western theologies, the entire mythology of them, are in line with the concept that of God as a senile antisocial and, by way of God, i cannot and can't proceed to behavior companies in compliment and worship of this...this...this offended, petulant previous man." —The Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon, from The evening of the Iguana

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Antonin Artaud Anthology

By Antonin Artaud

“I am the man,” wrote Artaud, “who has most sensible charted his inmost self.” Antonin Artaud was once an outstanding poet who, like Poe, Holderlin, and Nerval, desired to stay within the limitless and requested that the human spirit burn in absolute freedom.

To society, he used to be a madman. Artaud, although, used to be now not insane yet in luciferian pursuit of what society retains hidden. the guy who wrote Van Gogh the guy Suicided by means of Society raged opposed to the madness of social associations with perception that proves extra prescient with each passing 12 months. at the present time, as Artaud’s vatic thunder nonetheless crashes above the “larval confusion” he despised, what's such a lot amazing in his writings is an extravagant lucidity.

This assortment supplies us essential Artaud at the occult, magic, the theater, brain and physique, the cosmos, uprising, and revolution in its inner most experience.

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