Henrik Ibsen: Mennesket og masken by Ivo de Figueiredo

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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Actors and Acting in Shakespeare's Time: The Art of Stage by John H. Astington

By John H. Astington

John Astington brings the appearing form of the Shakespearean interval to existence, describing and reading the artwork of the participant within the English specialist theater among Richard Tarlton and Thomas Betterton. The e-book will pay shut cognizance to the cultural context of degree enjoying, the serious language used approximately it, and the categories of educating perform hired within the theater at quite a few instances over the process approximately 100 years - 1558-1660. ideal for classes, this up to date survey takes into consideration contemporary discoveries approximately actors and their social networks, approximately apprenticeship and corporate affiliations, and approximately enjoying outdoors the main middle of theater, London. Astington considers the tutorial culture of taking part in, in colleges, universities, felony resorts, and choral groups, compared to the paintings of the pro avid gamers. A complete biographical dictionary of all significant specialist avid gamers of the Shakespearean interval is incorporated as a convenient reference advisor.

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The Loom of Time: A Selection of His Plays and Poems by Kālidāsa

By Kālidāsa

Contriubtor noted advent by means of Chandra Rajan
Publish yr note: First released in 1989 through Penguin India

Kalidasa used to be the main finished poet and playwright in classical Sanskrit literature.

This assortment positive factors his best-known paintings: the good poem Meghadutam (The Cloud Messenger), a haunting depiction of longing and separation; the play Sakuntala, which describes the afflicted love among a girl of Nature and King Duhsanta; and the poem Rtusamharam (The amassing of the Seasons), an exuberant statement of the sheer number of the wildlife because it teems with the energies of the good god Siva.

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Mama Rose’s Turn: The True Story of America’s Most Notorious by Carolyn Quinn

By Carolyn Quinn

Hers is the exhibit enterprise saga you're thinking that you already know--but you ain't visible nothin' but. Rose Thompson Hovick, mom of June Havoc and Gypsy Rose Lee, went down in theatrical background as "The level mom from Hell" after her immortalization on Broadway in Gypsy: A Musical Fable. but the musical was once seventy five percentage fictionalized by way of playwright Arthur Laurents, adapted to slot the larger-than-life character of Broadway superstar Ethel Merman, and condensed for the level. Rose's complete tale is much more striking.
Born fearless at the North Dakota prairie in 1891, Rose Thompson had a sort father and a gallivanting mom who offered lacy finery to prostitutes. She turned an unsatisfied teenage bride whose marriage yielded entrancing daughters, Louise and June. whilst June used to be stumbled on to be a baby prodigy in ballet, in a position to dancing en pointe through the age of 3, Rose, with no good thing about any theatrical education, got down to create onstage possibilities for her magical child girl--and succeeded.
Rose her personal megastar and created extra in dramatic and colourful kind: "Baby June" grew to become a toddler headliner in vaudeville, and Louise grew as much as be the well known burlesque big name Gypsy Rose Lee. the remainder of Mama Rose's impressive tale incorporated husbands and numerous amorous affairs, the operation of a "pick-up joint" the place she charged admission and offered do-it-yourself bath gin, wild makes an attempt to extort funds from Gypsy and June, stints as a bird farmer, and 3 allegations of cold-blooded murder--all of which was once deemed undeserving for the script of Gypsy. right here, finally, is the rollicking, wild saga that by no means made it to the degree.

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A Spectacle of Suffering: Clara Morris on the American Stage by Barbara Wallace Grossman

By Barbara Wallace Grossman

As soon as referred to as "America's maximum actress," well known for the eagerness and gear of her performances, Clara Morris (1847-1925) has been principally forgotten. A Spectacle of discomfort: Clara Morris at the American level is the 1st full-length examine of the actress's value as a feminist within the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries. Detailing her daunting illnesses and the altering tastes in leisure that ended in her retirement from the level, Barbara Wallace Grossman explores Morris's dramatic reinvention as an writer. in the course of a moment strong profession, she released 1000s of newspaper and journal articles and 9 books—six works of fiction and 3 memoirs. Grossman attracts at the fifty-four-volume diary that Morris stored from 1868 until eventually 1924, in addition to at the manuscript fragments and notes of journalist George T. MacAdam, who died in 1929 ahead of finishing the actress's biography. Grossman presents a dramatic account of Morris's existence and paintings from her early years, via an unsatisfied marriage, morphine habit, and invalidism, to the demanding situations of traveling, the decline of her inventive acceptance, and the calls for of the writing profession she pursued so tenaciously. A Spectacle of discomfort finds how Morris, even after experiencing blindness and the lack of her domestic, livelihood, and relatives, didn't succumb to melancholy and located convenience within the small pleasures of her circumscribed existence. A Spectacle of affliction recovers a major determine in American theatre and guarantees that Morris should be remembered no longer easily as an actress yet as a revered author and cherished public determine, widespread for her braveness in facing adversity. The publication, that is greater by means of twenty-four illustrations, is the one released biography of Clara Morris. it truly is as a lot a tribute to the ability of the human spirit because it is an efficient technique of exploring American theatre and society within the Gilded Age.   

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Konstantin Stanislavsky (Routledge Performance by Bella Merlin

By Bella Merlin

This compact, well-illustrated and obviously written ebook deals a vital advisor to the advanced and contradictory nature of this grasp of theatre. e-book disguise; identify; Contents; checklist of figures; Acknowledgements; BIOGRAPHY IN SOCIAL and inventive CONTEXT; precis AND research OF AN ACTOR PREPARES; DESCRIPTION AND research OF THE SEAGULL; sensible routines; end; a short word list of phrases; chosen bibliography; Index

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The Cambridge Introduction to Samuel Beckett (Cambridge by Ronan McDonald

By Ronan McDonald

This is often an eloquent and obtainable creation to 1 of an important writers of the 20 th century. This e-book offers biographical and contextual details, yet extra essentially, it additionally considers how we'd take into consideration an enduringly tricky and experimental novelist and playwright who frequently demanding situations the very options of which means and interpretation. It offers along with his lifestyles, highbrow and cultural heritage, performs, prose, and important reaction and relates Beckett's paintings and imaginative and prescient to the tradition and context from which he wrote. McDonald presents a sustained research of the key performs, together with awaiting Godot, Endgame, and chuffed Days and his significant prose works together with Murphy, Watt and his well-known 'trilogy' of novels (Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable). This advent concludes via mapping the massive terrain of feedback Beckett's paintings has brought on, and it explains the flip lately to figuring out Beckett inside of his old context.

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The Theatre of Civilized Excess: New Perspectives on by Anja Müller-Wood

By Anja Müller-Wood

Jacobean tragedy is sometimes noticeable as translating a common dissatisfaction with the 1st Stuart monarch and his courtroom into acts of calculated recklessness and cynical brutality. Drawing on theoretical impacts from social heritage, psychoanalysis and the learn of discourses, this cutting edge booklet proposes an alternate viewpoint: Jacobean tragedy can be noticeable within the gentle of the institutional and social matters of the early smooth level and the ambiguities which they engendered. even if the stage's professionalization unfolded hitherto unknown chances of financial luck and social development for its middle-class practitioners, the imaginitive, linguistic and fabric stipulations in their paintings undermined the very objectives they generated and furthered. The shut interpreting of play texts and different, non-dramatic assets means that playwrights knew that they have been facing detrimental fabrics liable to flip opposed to them: even if the language they used or the audiences for whom they wrote and upon whose funds and benevolence their luck depended. The infamous positive aspects of the tragedies below dialogue - their bloody murders, intricately deliberate revenges and psychologically subtle terror - testify not just to the nervousness because of this multifaceted specialist uncertainty but additionally to theatre practitioners' makes an attempt to civilize the excesses they have been staging.

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My Life in Vaudeville: The Autobiography of Ed Lowry by Ed Lowry

By Ed Lowry

An pleasing checklist of a lifestyles and a time


Ed Lowry joined the vaudeville circuit in 1910 on the age of fourteen. He by no means completed stardom equivalent to the likes of Fred Allen, Jack Benny, George Burns, Buster Keaton, or Eddie Cantor, and he by no means thought of himself an “artiste.” as a substitute, he observed himself as a hoofer and comedian easily attempting to make a dwelling at the vaude scene. My existence in Vaudeville recounts Lowry’s lengthy occupation in leisure from the perspective of a foot soldier with a huge dream.

Lowry’s tale starts within the heyday of vaudeville within the early 20th century and follows its sluggish decline. in contrast to a lot of his affiliates, he well-known that video clips and other kinds of leisure have been the longer term, and therefore branched out into different venues. He took gigs in radio in Philadelphia, Newark, manhattan, and la; explored revues, cabarets, burlesque, and movie; and arranged USO street indicates. With wit and notion, he unearths his degree roots as an entertainer enjoying to his viewers, and editor Paul M. Levitt’s advent fantastically units the degree for Lowry’s gags-to-riches story, delivering much-needed ancient perspective.

My existence in Vaudeville is an unpretentious checklist of a time while millions of youngsters went into express enterprise to flee the boredom of everyday life, and Lowry’s tale is a view of vaudeville infrequently encountered. Lowry does even more than bear in mind the everyday life of a operating actor, musician, and comic. His tale brings vaudeville to existence and locations it in the higher narratives of pop culture and well known leisure of the 20 th century.

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