Category «Theatre»

Cahier Déon

By Laurence Tacou, Michel Déon

Acteur et témoin de plus d’un demi-siècle de vie littéraire, en France et hors de France – où il a résidé le plus souvent –, Michel Déon occupe une position singulière dans los angeles littérature française contemporaine. Par l’amplitude chronologique de son oeuvre tout d’abord (Adieux à Sheila, 1944 - Lettres de château, 2009) et l’extrême variété de ses moyens d’expression : romans, essais, livres de voyage, mais aussi pièces de théâtre, journalisme, critique littéraire et dramatique, scénarios. C’est aussi un grand Européen qui a partagé sa vie entre l. a. Grèce, l’Irlande, le Portugal, l’Italie et l. a. France. L’omniprésence de ces cultures au sein de cette panoplie littéraire hors du commun révèle l’amplitude d’un rêve intérieur qui témoigne d’une curiosité insatiable pour les êtres et l. a. littérature, autant de signes d’une générosité intellectuelle peut-être sans égale dans sa génération.

Ce Cahier se suggest de mettre en viewpoint un grand nombre d’inédits ou de textes rares de Michel Déon, à côté des témoignages d’écrivains et amis : M. Kundera, C. de Rivoyre, F. Marceau, J. d’Ormesson, E. Carrère, F. Vitoux, Y. Reza, P. Morand, A. Blondin... Des correspondances inédites de J. Anouilh, J. Chardonne, S. Leys, okay. Haedens, S. Bellow, J. Cabanis ou F. Mitterrand. Sans s’apesantir en lourdes exégèses, des écrivains et universitaires, français comme étrangers, (M. Serra, X. Darcos, P. Joannon, L. Proguidis ou A.Wilhelm) étudient aussi bien les grands thèmes de l’oeuvre que les constantes de l’imaginaire qui los angeles nourrissent ou les paysages qui l’ont vu naître. Ils font ainsi le aspect sur une oeuvre à l. a. fois très connue et pourtant méconnue dans ses ressorts et ses intentions les moins visibles.

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Shakespeare Our Contemporary (Norton Library)

This booklet is a provocative, unique research of the main performs of Shakespeare; greater than that, even if, it's one of many few serious works to have strongly encouraged theatrical productions.

Peter Brook and Charles Marowitz are one of many administrators who've said their debt to Jan Kott, discovering in his analogies among Shakespearean events and people in glossy existence and drama the seeds of significant new stage-conceptions. Readers everywhere in the world—Shakespeare Our Contemporary has been translated into nineteen languages because it seemed in 1961—have equally came upon their responses to Shakespeare broadened and enriched. Mary McCarthy known as the paintings "the most sensible, the main alive, radical booklet approximately Shakespeare in a minimum of a generation."

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Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History; A Play in Three Acts (The C. L. R. James Archives)

By C. L. R. James

In 1934 C. L. R. James, the generally recognized Trinidadian highbrow, author, and political activist, wrote the play Toussaint Louverture: the tale of the single profitable Slave riot in History, which was once presumed misplaced till the rediscovery of a draft reproduction in 2005. The play's creation, played in 1936 at London's Westminster Theatre with a forged together with the yank famous person Paul Robeson, marked the 1st time black specialist actors starred at the British degree in a play written via a black playwright. This variation comprises this system, pictures, and experiences from that construction, a contextual advent and editorial notes at the play through Christian Høgsbjerg, and chosen essays and letters by way of James and others. In Toussaint Louverture, James demonstrates the total tragedy and heroism of Louverture by way of displaying how the Haitian progressive chief is stuck in a dramatic clash coming 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 imperative spouse paintings to The Black Jacobins (1938), James's vintage account of Haiti's progressive fight for liberation.

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Copenhagen

By Michael Frayn

The Tony Award—winning play that soars on the intersection of technological know-how and paintings, Copenhagen is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime assembly among Nobel laureates to debate the atomic bomb.

In 1941 the German physicist Werner Heisenberg made a clandestine journey to Copenhagen to work out his Danish counterpart and good friend Niels Bohr. Their interact on quantum mechanics and the uncertainty precept had revolutionized atomic physics. yet now the area had replaced and the 2 males have been on contrary facets in an international struggle. Why Heisenberg went to Copenhagen and what he desired to say to Bohr are questions that experience vexed historians ever considering the fact that. In Michael Frayn’s formidable, fiercely clever, and bold new play Heisenberg and Bohr meet once more to debate the intricacies of physics and to contemplate the metaphysical—the very essence of human motivation.

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Théâtre complet

By Aeschylus

Sept rois marchent sur Thèbes pendant que dans los angeles ville on se prépare pour une guerre que l’on croit perdue d’avance (Les Sept contre Thèbes). Les cinquante filles de Danaos demandent safe haven et defense au roi d’Argos (Les Suppliantes). Oreste venge son père Agamemnon, tué par sa mère Clytemnestre (L’Orestie)… Guerre, vengeance, coups du destin : tels sont les tourments que dépeignent les sept tragédies d’Eschyle qui sont parvenues jusqu’aujourd’hui. Celui qui est le plus ancien des tragiques que nous connaissions, pourtant, en avait écrit au moins quatre-vingts.

Son théâtre est un tableau lucide des sentiments d’hommes que los angeles fatalité met à l’épreuve. Rachetant l. a. noirceur du coeur humain, los angeles justice et l. a. morale se révèlent ici, comme nulle half ailleurs, au fondement de los angeles vie de l. a. cité.

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Fifteen One-Act Plays

By Sam Shepard

Full of wry, darkish humor, unheard of mind's eye, unforgettable characters, and exquisitely crafted storytelling, Sam Shepard’s performs have earned him huge, immense acclaim over the last 5 a long time. In those fifteen one-acts, we see him at his top, showing his trademark skill to painting human relationships, love, and lust with infrequent authenticity. those fifteen furiously full of life performs determine Shepard's prestige as our such a lot audacious residing playwright, unafraid to set genres and archetypes spinning with effects which are completely captivating. incorporated during this volume:
 
Ages of the Moon
Evanescence; Shakespeare within the Alley
Short lifetime of Trouble
The Unseen Hand
The Rock Garden
Chicago
Icarus’s Mother
4H Club
Fourteen Hundred Thousand
Red Cross
Cowboys #2
Forensic & The Navigators
The Holy Ghostly
Back lavatory Beast Bait
Killer’s Head

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La Dernière Bande, suivi de Cendres

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 l. a. Dernière Bande va se livrer à une war of words 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 speedy d'amour.

- los angeles 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 Quality of Mercy: Reflections on Shakespeare

By Peter Brook

"Exquisite... enthralling... This brief, modest and extraordinary ebook does greater than many extra grandiose tomes to resume the reader’s fascination with the performs, and the theatre-goer’s ask yourself on the outstanding and various sensations locked up contained in the First Folio. it may be required interpreting in any respect universities and drama clubs." —Robert McCrum, Guardian

"Contains inside of its scintillating reflections the essence of all that Peter Brook has realized over an entire life. Whoever imagined booklet approximately Shakespeare may be such fun?" —John Heilpern, Wall road Journal

"This quantity definitely seethes and glints with ideas... presents not just acute insights into the texts, yet exciting information of functionality historical past, and some morsels of grand theatrical gossip." —Stuart Kelly, Scotsman

"If you will want a present for an actor, glance no extra than this educative, engrossing, enjoyable book." -The Stage

In The caliber of Mercy, one of many world’s so much respected theatre administrators displays on a desirable number of Shakespearean subject matters. during this series of essays—all yet one released the following for the 1st time—Peter Brook debates such questions as who used to be the fellow who wrote Shakespeare’s performs, why Shakespeare is rarely outdated, and the way actors should still technique Shakespeare’s verse. He additionally revisits a number of the performs which he has directed with extraordinary brilliance, akin to King Lear, Titus Andronicus and, after all, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Taken as a complete, this brief yet immensely clever booklet deals an illuminating and provocative perception right into a nice director’s courting with our best playwright.

"An necessary reward from the best Shakespeare director of our time... Brook’s genius, modesty, and brilliance shine via on each page." —James Shapiro, writer of 1599: A yr within the lifetime of William Shakespeare and Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?

PETER BROOK is among the world’s best-known theatre administrators. awesome in a profession jam-packed with impressive achievements are his productions of Titus Andronicus (1955) with Laurence Olivier, King Lear (1962) with Paul Scofield, and The Marat/Sade (1964) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1970), either for the Royal Shakespeare corporation. in view that relocating to Paris and developing the Centre foreign de Créations Théâtrales on the Bouffes du Nord, he has produced a chain of occasions which push on the barriers of theatre, akin to The convention of Birds (1976), The Ik (1975), The Mahabharata (1985) and The Tragedy of Hamlet (2000). His movies comprise Lord of the Flies (1963), King Lear (1970) and The Mahabharata (1989). His books, particularly The Empty Space (1968), were highly influential.

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Centre Stage

By Judy Nunn

Stars shine on centre level. yet what secrets and techniques lie hidden within the wings? Alex Rainford has all of it. He's attractive, charismatic and loved by way of enthusiasts across the world. yet Alex isn't really all he turns out. What spectre from the previous is using him ever towards evil? And who will fall lower than his spell alongside the best way? Madeleine Frances, attractive degree and display actress. Years earlier than she had escaped Alex's deadly attraction, yet now she is compelled to confront him once more . . . and display her devasting mystery. Susannah Wright, the best classical actress of her new release. now not even her striking expertise can store her from Alex's risky air of mystery. Imogen McLaughlin, the promising younger actress whose largest profession holiday might be her maximum downfall. She wishes Alex Rainford - and she or he has no concept that he has the ability to spoil her . . . Centre level is a tantalising, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the area of theatre and picture and what is going on whilst the highlight dims and the curtain falls.

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Henrik Ibsen: Mennesket og masken

By Ivo de Figueiredo

Ivo de Figueiredos tobindsbiografi om Henrik Ibsen - "Mennesket" og "Masken" (2006/2007) - ble en kritikersuksess av de sjeldne. I biografien forener han den gode fortellingen med historikerens grundighet. Ibsens liv og litterære verk blir sett i sammenheng med det norske og europeiske samfunnet som skapte ham - og som han i sin tur var med å forme.
Med "Henrik Ibsen. Mennesket og masken" blir fortellingen om Ibsen samlet i ett bind. Biografien er revidert og forkortet og dermed lettere tilgjengelig for et større publikum. Samtidig vil også denne utgaven være en standardbiografi for studenter og alle litteraturinteresserte lesere.

«Ibsen-biografien står i stil med objektet: uovertruffen ... Dette er stor, norsk sakprosa ... mesterlig gjennomført.»
Tom Egil Hverven, Klassekampen

«Med en grundighet og en lærdom som tar pusten fra en, kommer han med en fortelling som virker både troverdig og new york, og velskrevet.»
Yngvar Ustvedt, VG

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