Une maison de poupée by Henrik Ibsen

By Henrik Ibsen

En Norvège, dans 'une maison confortable et de bon goût', une famille se prépare à fêter Noël. Mais le douillet et rassurant cocon se fissure quand le mystery de Nora, l. a. jeune et joyeuse épouse, threat soudain d'être dévoilé à son mari. Dès lors, toute allégresse recule, et les enfants aux joues rouges s'effacent devant des personnages qui surgissent journey à travel – amie de jeunesse, médecin, créancier –, semant le doute et l'inquiétude. En ébranlant ainsi l. a. certitude lisse de son héroïne qui pensait avoir toujours agi comme elle le devait, Ibsen crée l'une des grandes figures du théâtre nordique, dont on proceed d'interroger los angeles volte-face et l. a. destinée.

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Joost Van Den Vondel (1587-1679): Dutch Playwright in the by Jan Bloemandal, Frans-willem Korsten

By Jan Bloemandal, Frans-willem Korsten

Joost van den Vondel (1587-1679) used to be the main prolific poet and playwright of his age. in the course of his lengthy lifestyles, approximately coincinding with the Dutch Golden Age, he wrote over thirty tragedies. He used to be a well-known determine in political and inventive circles of Amsterdam, a latest and acquaintance of Grotius and Rembrandt, and usually good accustomed to Latin humanists, Dutch students, authors and Amsterdam burgomasters. He fuelled literary, non secular and political debates. His tragedy 'Gysbreght van Aemstel', which used to be performed at the get together of the outlet of the stone urban theatre in 1638, used to be to turn into the main recognized play in Dutch historical past, and will most likely boast preserving the checklist for the longest culture of annual functionality in Europe. more often than not, Vondels texts are literary works within the complete feel of the notice, complicated and inexhaustive; attracting realization in the course of the centuries. members comprise: Eddy Grootes, Riet Schenkeveld-van der Dussen, Mieke B. Smits-Veldt, Marijke Spies, Judith Pollmann, Bettina Noak, Louis Peter Grijp, Guillaume van Gemert, J??rgen Pieters, Nina Geerdink, Madeleine Kasten, Marco Prandoni, Peter Eversmann, Mieke Bal, Maaike Bleeker, Bennett chippie, James A. Parente, Jr., Stefan van der Lecq, Jan Frans van Dijkhuizen, Helmer Helmers, Kristine Steenbergh, Yasco Horsman, Jeanne Gaakeer and Wiep van Bunge

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Forever Mame: The Life of Rosalind Russell (Hollywood by Bernard F. Dick

By Bernard F. Dick

In terms of dwelling lifestyles to its fullest, Rosalind Russell's personality Auntie Mame remains to be the silver screen's exemplar. And Mame, the function Russell (1907-1976) may constantly be remembered for, embodies the wealthy and lucrative lifestyles Bernard F. Dick finds within the first biography of this Golden Age superstar, perpetually Mame: The lifetime of Rosalind Russell. Drawing on own interviews and knowledge from the data of Russell and her producer-husband Frederick Brisson, Dick starts off with Russell's formative years in Waterbury, Connecticut, and chronicles her early makes an attempt to accomplish acceptance after graduating from the yank Academy of Dramatic Arts. pissed off through her lack of ability to land a lead in a Broadway exhibit, she headed for Hollywood in 1934 and years later performed her first starring position, the identify personality in Craig's spouse. Dick discusses all of her movies with her triumphal go back to Broadway, first within the musical really good city and later in Auntie Mame. without end Mame info Russell's social circle of such stars as Loretta younger, Cary furnish, and Frank Sinatra. It strains a rare profession, finishing with Russell's brave conflict opposed to the 2 illnesses that at last triggered her loss of life: rheumatoid arthritis and melanoma. Russell committed her final years to campaigning for arthritis study. such a success was once she in her efforts to alert lawmakers to this crippling sickness major San Francisco learn middle is called after her. Bernard F. Dick is a professor of verbal exchange and English at Fairleigh Dickinson collage and is the writer of Hal Wallis: manufacturer to the celebrities, Engulfed: The dying of Paramount Picturesand the beginning of company Hollywood , and different books.

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Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to by Chris Laoutaris

By Chris Laoutaris

The colourful tale of the production of the Globe Theatre—as as a result of the dramatic disagreement among woman Elizabeth Russell and William Shakespeare.

In November 1596, a lady signed a record that may approximately wreck the profession of William Shakespeare . . .

Who was once this girl who performed such an instrumental, but little identified, function in Shakespeare's existence? by no means faraway from controversy whilst she was once alive—she sparked a variety of riots and indulged in acts of breaking-and-entering, bribery, blackmail, kidnapping and armed combat—Lady Elizabeth Russell, the self-styled Dowager Countess of Bedford, has been edited out of public reminiscence, but the chain of occasions she set in movement could make Shakespeare the mythical determine we know today.

Lady Elizabeth Russell’s outstanding lifestyles made her some of the most ambitious ladies of the Renaissance. The daughter of King Edward VI’s train, she blazed a path throughout Elizabethan England as an highbrow and radical Protestant. And, in November 1596, she grew to become the chief of a move aimed toward destroying William Shakespeare’s theatrical troupe—a plot that ended in the closure of the Blackfriars Theatre however the development, in its place, of the Globe.

Providing new items to this puzzle, Chris Laoutaris's rousing heritage finds for the 1st time this startling conflict opposed to Shakespeare and the Lord Chamberlain's males.

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Theatre Censorship in Britain: Silencing, Censure and by Helen Freshwater

By Helen Freshwater

This exploration of the wide range of censorship that has formed theatrical functionality in 20th and twenty-first century Britain examines the unpredictable results of censorship, deep-seated anxieties concerning the performative effect of the degree, and the complicated questions raised by means of acts of theatrical censorship.

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Horace by Pierre Corneille

By Pierre Corneille

Fallait-il tuer Camille? l. a. query fut posée dès l'année 1640 qui vit une "querelle d'Horace", dernier acte de los angeles "querelle du Cid". Horace est-il un de ces "fanatiques" dont l'Histoire moderne nous a révélé différents visages ou le héraut d'une morale pour temps de guerre ? Il semble que l'on en débatte encore aujourd'hui. Mais ne peut-on espérer enfin échapper au conflit des interprétations ?

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Otherwise Engaged and Other Plays by Simon Gray

By Simon Gray

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With his spouse away, Simon Hench, winning writer and avid Wagnerite, is asking ahead to an extended hearken to his new checklist of "Parsifal". however the intercourse difficulties of his lodger and his brother's wish to percentage his nervousness develop into the start of a string of interruptions.

About the Author
Playwright Simon grey used to be born in Hayling Island, Hampshire, England on October 21, 1936. He bought levels from Dalhousie college in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and from Cambridge college. He has edited a literary overview (like the characters within the universal Pursuit) and taught drama, poetry, and English literature in universities, either significant and provincial. He has written forty performs, tv performs, and screenplays and 5 novels, and tailored Fyodor Dostoevsky's The fool for the nationwide Theatre. a few of his works contain Butley, another way Engaged, Quartermaine's phrases, The Smoking Diaries, The yr of the Jouncer, and The final Cigarette. He died on August 6, 2008.

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A Trip to the Theatre (DK Readers Level 2) by Deborah Lock

By Deborah Lock

DK Readers may also help your baby discover ways to learn and inspire a life-long love of analyzing. inspire your baby to learn. discover all concerning the theatre. sign up for Jake and his mum as they have a look round a theatre in any respect the surroundings, props and costumes. DK Readers are a part of a five-level hugely pictorial studying scheme, which makes use of energetic illustrations and interesting tales to motivate interpreting. point 2 have lengthy sentences, elevated vocabulary, details bins and an easy index - learn them including kids who're starting to learn on my own and with early or reluctant readers. Over 70 DK Readers are there within the sequence.

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Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson by David Thomas, David Carlton, Anne Etienne

By David Thomas, David Carlton, Anne Etienne

Utilizing formerly unpublished fabric from the nationwide information, David Thomas, David Carlton, and Anne Etienne supply a brand new standpoint on British cultural heritage. Statutory censorship used to be first brought in Britain by way of Sir Robert Walpole together with his Licensing Act of 1737. formerly theatre censorship was once exercised below the Royal Prerogative. by way of giving the Lord Chamberlain statutory powers of theatre censorship, Walpole ensured that confusion over the connection among the Royal Prerogative and statute legislations may hinder any severe problem to theatre censorship in Parliament till the 20 th century. The authors position theatre censorship laws and its tried reform of their wider political context. Sections outlining the political heritage of key classes clarify why theatre censorship laws used to be brought in 1737, why makes an attempt to reform the laws failed in 1832, 1909, and 1949, and eventually succeeded in 1968. competition from Edward VII helped to avoid the abolition of theatre censorship in 1909. In 1968, theatre censorship used to be abolished regardless of competition from Elizabeth II, Lord Cobbold (her Lord Chamberlain) and Harold Wilson (her top Minister). there has been robust help for theatre censorship at the a part of advertisement theatre managers who observed censorship as delivering safety from vexatious prosecution. A coverage of inertia and planned obfuscation at the a part of domestic workplace officers helped to avoid the abolition of theatre censorship laws until eventually 1968. It used to be in basic terms whilst playwrights, administrators, critics, audiences, and politicians (notably Roy Jenkins) utilized mixed strain that theatre censorship was once ultimately abolished. the quantity concludes through exploring no matter if new different types of covert censorship have changed the statutory theatre censorship abolished with the 1968 Theatres Act.

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