Les Précieuses ridicules by Molière

By Molière

Magdelon et Cathos, deux provinciales éprises de passions nobles et de bons mots, cherchent à Paris le grand amour et les échanges élevés découverts dans les livres. Mais quand Gorgibus, père de Magdelon et oncle de Cathos, organise une rencontre avec deux prétendants choisis pour elles, les deux jeunes femmes les ridiculisent de telle façon qu’ils échafaudent une vengeance commune.Cette comédie en un acte et en prose, l. a. première de Molière, épingle avec férocité les ridicules de l. a. préciosité, de l’arrivisme et de l’affectation bourgeoise.

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Fifty Key Theatre Directors

"Fifty Key Theatre administrators covers the paintings of practitioners who've formed and driven again the bounds of theatre and function. The authors offer transparent and insightful overviews of the methods and effect of 50 of the main influential administrators of the 20th and twenty-first century from worldwide. They contain: * Anne Bogart * Peter Brook * Lev Dodin * Declan Donnellan * Jerzy Grotowski * Elizabeth LeCompte * Joan Littlewood * Ariane Mnouchkine each one access discusses a director's key productions, rules and practice session equipment, successfully combining thought and perform. the result's a terrific advisor to the realm of theatre for practitioners, theatregoers and scholars. "

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Lena Ashwell: Actress, Patriot, Pioneer by Margaret Leask

By Margaret Leask

Skillfully written and complemented with photographs, this biography is the 1st to honor British actress-manager Lena Ashwell. In a quickly altering international, Ashwell used to be an important to the development of girls in English theater and within the formation of the nationwide Theater. The book highlights the inspiring woman’s different priceless accomplishments to boot, together with her efforts to elevate cash in the course of international battle I for millions of concert-party troop entertainments and average theater performances she validated all through neighborhood London groups. From her first visual appeal on degree in 1891 to the top of her lifestyles, this is often Lena Ashwell’s tale.

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An Actor and a Gentleman by Louis Gossett Jr., Phyllis Karas

By Louis Gossett Jr., Phyllis Karas

Award-winning African American actor Lou Gossett Jr. takes an unvarnished examine the daunting demanding situations and fantastic triumphs of his fifty-five yr careerLouis Gossett Jr. is without doubt one of the most beneficial African American degree and display actors, who rose to popularity along with his Emmy-winning position within the tv miniseries Roots and Oscar-winning functionality in An Officer and a Gentleman. Now he tells the tale of his fifty-plus years within the leisure world—from his early luck at the big apple degree showing with Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier in A Raisin within the sunlight, via his lengthy Hollywood profession operating along numerous stars, together with Marilyn Monroe and Dennis Quaid. He writes frankly of his fight to get prime roles and reasonable pay as a black guy in Hollywood, his issues of medications and alcohol that took years to beat, and his present paintings to remove racism and violence and provides our kids a greater future.Includes revealing tales and memories regarding recognized performers, together with Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman, Shirley sales space, Sammy Davis Jr., Steve McQueen, Richard Gere, Maggie Smith, Halle Berry, and Gena RowlandsSpans part a century of yankee theater and movie historical past, humans, and performancesHighlights the matter of racism in Hollywood and the demanding situations confronted via African American actors from the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties onwardAn Actor and a Gentleman penetrates the fame glitz and glamour to provide a good, heartfelt portrayal of the African American event either in Hollywood and the hot York theater international, as advised by way of one of many nation's such a lot enduring and hugely esteemed actors.

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Who's Who in Contemporary World Theatre (Who's Who) (Who's by Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe

By Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe

Who is Who in modern international Theatre is a full of life and obtainable biographical advisor to the major figures in modern drama. All who benefit from the theatre will locate their excitement better and their wisdom prolonged through this attention-grabbing paintings of reference. Its exact combination of data, research and anecdote makes for wonderful and enlightening analyzing. highly influential innovators, family names, and a complete host of much less known, overseas figures - all have their lives and careers illuminated via the transparent and succinct entries. All professions linked to the theatre are represented the following - actors and administrators, playwrights and architects. via advantage of the huge diversity of its insurance, who is Who in modern global Theatre bargains a different perception into the wealthy variety of foreign drama this present day.

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Stone Cold Dead Serious: And Other Plays by Adam Rapp

By Adam Rapp

Recent performs from "one of the extra bold younger stylists operating today" (David Cote, day trip New York)

Adam Rapp's performs have captivated audiences around the kingdom with their unflinching explorations of the nice, the undesirable, and the grotesque in America's heartland and towns. accrued listed below are 3 of his newest works: speedier, during which younger grifters attempt to strike a care for the satan in the course of the preferred summer season on checklist; Finer Noble Gases, a lament for a band of arrested thirty-year-olds slouching towards maturity amid East Village decay; and the Off-Broadway hit Stone chilly useless critical. a good, unusual, and funny examine a blue-collar family members suffering to outlive within the face of incapacity and dependancy, and the probably surreal lengths their teenage son will visit retailer them from themselves, the play triggered Bruce Weber to rave within the manhattan occasions: "Rapp is particularly talented, and, even rarer, he has whatever to assert . . . Stone chilly useless severe [is] courageous, compassionate, and . . . breathtakingly relocating. it's the paintings of a playwright who's forging a true voice . . . Its rendering of the shared language of family illustrates how households can stay intimate even if they're in shards. Its depiction of a working-class the US that's not able to dream of whatever past enduring is as clearly unhappy a statement on our tradition as I've obvious in fresh reminiscence. And its worry for youngsters is, regrettably, deeply convincing."

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A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 13, Roach to H. by Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A

By Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans

Just like the works already released, those most up-to-date volumes of the Biographical Dictionary care for theatre humans of each ilk, starting from dressers and one-performance actors to trumpeter John Shore (inventor of the tuning fork) and the incomparable Sarah Siddons.Also admired is Susanna Rowson, a novelist, actress, and early lady playwright. even if born right into a British army relatives, Rowson frequently wrote performs that handled patriotic American subject matters and spent a lot of her profession at the American stage.The theatrical jewel of those volumes is the "divine Sarah" Siddons: "She raised the tragedy to the skies," wrote William Hazlitt, and "embodied to our mind's eye the fables of mythology, of the heroic and dignified mortals of elder time." She continued a lot tragedy herself, together with a crippling debilitating affliction and the deaths of 5 of her seven kids. Siddons performed significant roles in either comedy and tragedy, now not the least of which used to be a functionality as Hamlet.

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Ich gab mein Herz für Afrika: Das mutige Leben der Joan Root by Mark Seal, Elke Link

By Mark Seal, Elke Link

Ihr Leben struggle ein einziges Abenteuer – das mutige Leben der Tierfilmerin Joan Root

Ihr Leben battle ein einziges Abenteuer: Joan Root (1936-2006) filmte in den entlegendsten Winkeln der Erde, immer auf der Suche nach den besten Tiermotiven. Gemeinsam mit ihrem Ehemann drehte sie häufig für Bernhard Grzimek und seine Sendung »Ein Platz für Tiere«, sie wurden weltberühmt mit der Dokumentation »Ballon-Safari über den Kilimandscharo«, ihr movie »Mysterious Castles of Clay« warfare für den Oscar nominiert. Sie durchquerten einen großen Teil Afrikas mit ihrer einmotorigen Cessna und ihrem Amphibienfahrzeug, nahmen Jacqueline Kennedy mit in ihrem Heißluftballon und brachten die Zoologin Dian Fossey zu den Gorillas im Nebel. Als ihr Mann sie nach zwanzig Jahren verließ, beschloss Joan Root, sich fortan mit Haut und Haar dem Tier- und Umweltschutz zu widmen. Sie zog an den Naivashasee in Kenia, wo sie sich für den Erhalt des bedrohten Ökosystems einsetzte – bis sie 2006 unter mysteriösen Umständen ermordet wurde. Anhand von Interviews, ihren Tagebüchern und Briefwechseln zeichnet Mark Seal die einzigartige Geschichte einer Frau nach, die neben Karen Blixen und Dian Fossey endlich für ihr Lebenswerk gewürdigt wird.

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Le Tartuffe by Molière

By Molière

Dès sa première représentation, en 1664, Le Tartuffe provoqua le scandale : Louis XIV, sous l'influence du parti des dévots, healthy interdire l. a. pièce. Qualifiée de " diabolique " et d'" immorale ", l'œuvre ne fut autorisée de représentation qu'au terme de cinq années de luttes et de polémiques - cinq années pendant lesquelles le dramaturge remit son ouvrage sur le métier, pour aboutir à l. a. model que nous connaissons. Satire de l. a. fausse dévotion et des excès de los angeles bigoterie, jalon majeur du débat sur los angeles moralité au théâtre, Le Tartuffe est sans conteste l'une des plus acides comédies de Molière.

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