Nocturne: A Play by Adam Rapp

By Adam Rapp

"Fifteen years in the past I killed my sister."

So starts Adam Rapp's hugely acclaimed play Nocturne, within which a 32-year-old former piano prodigy recounts the tragic occasions that tore his relations apart.

With a prepared eye for human relationships and a deft ear for language, Rapp explores the aftershock of this unbelievable occasion. the daddy is so incapable of forgiveness he places a gun in his son's mouth; the mummy so shattered, she deserts the kinfolk and at last takes depart of her sanity altogether; the son--only 17 years outdated on the time--sets out for brand new York urban. There, he seeks an uneasy shelter in books and reinvents himself as a author. around the decade and a part that follows he attempts to deal with the ramifications of his personal agony and estrangement whereas creating a determined look for redemption.

A devastating, based, and gripping dissection of the yank dream, Nocturne signs a courageous new voice in American theater.

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Le Jeu de l'amour et du hasard by Marivaux

By Marivaux

Pour sonder los angeles sincérité de Dorante, qu’on lui destine sans qu’elle l’ait jamais rencontré, Silvia échange son behavior avec sa servante Lisette. Mais los angeles belle forget about que son prétendant a recours au même stratagème avec son valet. Ainsi travestis, les deux commencent à se parler d’amour… Et los angeles parole fait tomber les masques.

Les personnages parviendront-ils à mettre un terme au jeu de dupes dans lequel ils se sont enferrés ? Le spectateur trouvera-t-il une réponse aux interrogations que soulève los angeles pièce – puis-je être aimé pour moi-même ? L’amour peut-il triompher des préjugés sociaux ? Intemporels, ces questionnements expliquent sans doute le succès jamais démenti de l’oeuvre depuis sa création en 1730.

À travers son cahier pictures et les nombreux témoignages réunis dans son file, l’édition permet de confronter le texte de l. a. pièce à ses mises en scène. Elle suggest en outre trois groupements de textes et des sujets pour s’entraîner à l’épreuve de français au baccalauréat.

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A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 6, Garrick to by Philip H. Highfill, Kalman A. Burnim, Edward A. Langhans

By Philip H. Highfill, Kalman A. Burnim, Edward A. Langhans

Unlike one another, quantity five is a sociological portrait of in most cases little humans of their tragic and comedian efforts to accomplish status at the London degree in the course of the recovery and eighteenth century, while quantity 6 is dom­inated via the glamour of David Gar­rick, Nell Gwyn, and Joseph Grimaldi, the prestigious clown. a few 250 por­traits individualize the good and small of the theatres of London.

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Rome’s Christian Empress: Galla Placidia Rules at the by Joyce E. Salisbury

By Joyce E. Salisbury

In Rome’s Christian Empress, Joyce E. Salisbury brings the alluring tale of Rome’s Christian empress to lifestyles. The daughter of Roman emperor Theodosius I, Galla Placidia lived on the heart of imperial Roman energy in the course of the first half the 5th century. Taken hostage after the autumn of Rome to the Goths, she used to be married to the king and, upon his loss of life, to a Roman normal. The infrequent lady who traveled all through Italy, Gaul, and Spain, she finally lower back to Rome, the place her younger son was once topped because the emperor of the western Roman provinces. Placidia served as his regent, ruling the Roman Empire and the provinces for twenty years.

Salisbury restores this influential, too-often forgotten lady to the heart level of this significant interval. Describing Galla Placidia’s lifestyles from formative years to demise whereas detailing the political and armed forces advancements that stimulated her―and that she inspired in turn―the publication is dependent upon non secular and political assets to weave jointly a story that mixes social, cultural, political, and theological historical past.

The Roman international replaced dramatically in the course of Placidia’s rule: the Empire turned Christian, barbarian tribes settled through the West, and Rome begun its unmistakable decline. yet in the course of her lengthy reign, Placidia wielded bold strength. She fended off violent invaders and usurpers who challenged her Theodosian dynasty; presided over the sunrise of the Catholic Church as theological controversies cut up the devoted and church practices and vacation trips have been demonstrated; and spent fortunes development church buildings and mosaics that integrated well-known photographs of herself and her kin. Compulsively readable, Rome’s Christian Empress is the 1st full-length paintings to offer this interesting and intricate ruler her due.

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La Dernière Bande, suivi de Cendres by Samuel Beckett

By Samuel Beckett

Se voir dans un miroir, voilà une disagreement immédiate avec soi-même relativement banale et, d'ordinaire, assez fugace. Le protagoniste de los angeles Dernière Bande va se livrer à une disagreement avec lui-même autrement troublante. « Viens d'écouter ce pauvre petit crétin pour qui je me prenais il y a trente ans, difficile de croire que j'aie jamais été con à ce point-là. » Chaque année, le jour de son anniversaire, Krapp enregistre un compte rendu détaillé de son état et de ses agissements durant l'année écoulée. Chaque fois, il écoute l'une ou l'autre des bandes enregistrées des dizaines d'années auparavant, et il los angeles commente. C'est dans cet éternel retour à son passé que réside maintenant sa seule lumière. Krapp, qui jadis déclarait ne plus rien vouloir de ce qu'il avait vécu, ne peut aujourd'hui exister que s'il parvient à être de nouveau ce qu'il fut : « Sois de nouveau, sois de nouveau. » Il lui faut surtout être encore celui qui, « quand il y avait encore une probability de bonheur », a vécu un quick d'amour.

- l. a. Dernière Bande : pièce en un acte pour un personnage avec magnétophone, écrite en anglais en 1958.

- Cendres : pièce radiophonique en un acte pour cinq personnages, écrite en anglais en 1959.

La traduction française de l’auteur (avec le concours de Robert Pinget pour Cendres) est parue en 1959.

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The Royal Court Theatre and the Modern Stage by Philip Roberts

By Philip Roberts

The Royal courtroom Theatre is among the fundamental boards within the improvement of postwar drama. below the name of the English level corporation the theater produced one of the most influential performs in glossy heritage, together with the works of Brenton, Churchill, Bond and Osborne. during this account of the theater, from 1956 to 1998, Philip Roberts attracts on unpublished documents and a sequence of interviews with humans sought after within the Court's existence. The publication additionally encompasses a Foreword through the previous Director of the Royal court docket, Max Stafford-Clark.

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Tom at the Farm by Michel Marc Bouchard, Linda Gaboriau

By Michel Marc Bouchard, Linda Gaboriau

Following the unintentional dying of his lover, and within the throes of his grief, city advert government Tom travels to the rustic to wait the funeral and to fulfill his spouse's mother, Agatha, and her son, Francis – neither of whom understand Tom even exists. Arriving on the distant rural farm, and instantly drawn into the disorder of the family’s relationships, Tom is blindsided through his misplaced partner’s legacy of untruth. With the mum waiting for a chainsmoking female friend, and the older brother hellbent on keeping a facade of normalcy, Tom is coerced into becoming a member of the duplicity until eventually, finally, he confronts the torment that drove his lover to dwell within the shadows of deceit.

The lover – the pal, the son, the brother, the anonymous lifeless guy – has left in the back of a myth woven of false-truths which, in accordance with his personal teenage diaries, have been necessary to his survival. during this related rural surroundings, one younger guy had as soon as destroyed one other younger guy who enjoyed one more. Like an old tragedy, years later, this drama will form the future of Tom.

In a play that unfolds with steadily blurred obstacles among lust and brutality, among fact and complicated ?ction, Bouchard dramatizes how homosexual males frequently needs to learn how to lie ahead of they methods to love. all through 2011 and 2012, Tom on the Farm used to be produced in Quebec and France, as Tom à los angeles ferme, and in Mexico, as Tom en los angeles granja. Award-winning Quebec director Xavier Dolan tailored the play for the monitor in 2013, with Caleb Landry Jones within the top function.

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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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Le quatrième mur by Sorj Chalandon

By Sorj Chalandon

« L'idée de Sam était belle et folle : monter l'Antigone de Jean Anouilh à Beyrouth. Voler deux heures à l. a. guerre, en prélevant dans chaque camp un fils ou une fille pour en faire des acteurs. Puis rassembler ces ennemis sur une scène de fortune, entre cour détruite et jardin saccagé.

Samuel était grec. Juif, aussi. Mon frère en quelque sorte. Un jour, il m'a demandé de participer à cette trêve poétique. Il me l'a fait promettre, à moi, petit théâtreux de patronage. Et je lui ai dit oui. Je suis allé à Beyrouth le 10 février 1982, major tendue à los angeles paix. Avant que l. a. guerre ne m'offre brutalement l. a. sienne... »

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Bérénice by Jean Racine

By Jean Racine

De quoi los angeles tragédie de Bérénice est-elle donc faite ? l. a. préface de Racine a des mots trop décisifs pour n'être pas suspecte : "Toute l'invention consiste à faire quelque selected de rien". De ce rien - un uncomplicated événement rapporté par l'historien latin Suétone -, Racine a prétendu tirer los angeles plus émouvante, automobile los angeles plus épurée, des pièces de son temps.

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