Five Plays The Revenger s Tragedy and Other Plays

Five Plays  The Revenger s Tragedy and Other Plays Author Thomas Middleton
ISBN-10 1420945416
Year 2012-01-01
Pages 328
Language en
Publisher Publishing

Thomas Middleton (1580-1627), a bricklayer's son, rose to become one of the most eminent playwrights of the Jacobean period. Along with Ben Johnson he helped shape the dynamic course of drama in Renaissance England. His range is broad, as his work successfully covers comedy, tragedy, and history. Praised during his life as well as today, Middleton remains relevant and influential. This edition collects five of his most treasured dramas, demonstrating the breadth of his abilities. "A Trick to Catch the Old One" (1608) and "A Chaste Maid in Cheapside" (1630) are both delightful comedies of greed and lust. "Women Beware Women" (1637) and "The Revenger's Tragedy" (1607) are both deft tales of the pitfalls of vice, wealth, and sex. Lastly, "The Changeling" (1653) is Middleton's most refined and respected tragedy. It has experienced consistent success both upon its initial release and in modern times, with frequent staging over the past hundred years. "The Changeling" is a dark tale of deception and desire exploring the ways in which these impulses transform human beings, often to tragic ends. All five plays demonstrate Middleton's numerous gifts as a playwright of his time, gifts that helped shape the course of English literature.

Five Plays Comedies and Tragicomedies

Five Plays  Comedies and Tragicomedies Author Federico García Lorca
ISBN-10 0811200906
Year 1963
Pages 246
Language en
Publisher New Directions Publishing

Plays by the Spanish poet and dramatist include The Billy-Club Puppets, The Shoemaker's Prodigious Wife, The Love of Don Perlimplin, Dona Rosita, and The Butterfly's Evil Spell

Five Plays

Five Plays Author Anton Chekhov
ISBN-10 0804775745
Year 2010-10-21
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Stanford University Press

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904) overturned the dramatic conventions of his day and laid the groundwork for contemporary approaches to directing and acting. Now, for the first time, the full lyricism, humor, and pathos of his greatest plays are available to an English-speaking audience. Marina Brodskaya's new translations of Ivanov, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard not only surpass in accuracy all previous translations, but also provide the first complete English text of the plays, restoring passages entirely omitted by her predecessors. This much-needed volume renders Chekhov in language that will move readers and theater audiences alike, making accessible his wordplay, unstated implications, and innovations. His characters' vulnerabilities, needs, and neuroses—their humanity—emerge through their genuine, self-absorbed conversations. The plays come to life as never before and will surprise readers with their vivacity, originality, and relevance.

Five plays

Five plays Author Aphra Behn
ISBN-10 UOM:39015019827636
Year 1990
Pages 473
Language en
Publisher Methuen Publishing

Aphra Behn was among the wittiest and most prolific playwrights of her day The Widow Ranter is a tragi-comedy, The False Count concerns the marriage of a young woman to a much older man whilst The Lucky Chance ran into instant criticism for immorality. The Rover is her most famous comedy and Abdelazar is her only tragedy.

Five Plays

Five Plays Author Langston Hughes
ISBN-10 0253201217
Year 1963-01
Pages 258
Language en
Publisher Indiana University Press

Tambourines to Glory, Soul Gone Home, Little Ham, Mulatto, and Simply Heavenly reflect the black author's concern with the position of the Negro in the United States

Five Plays

Five Plays Author Jean Anouilh
ISBN-10 9780374522292
Year 1990-09-28
Pages 348
Language en
Publisher Macmillan

The great French playwright Jean Anouilh (1910-87) wrote both "pink" bittersweet comedies and "black" tragic dramas. Jean Anouilh Five Plays--the finest English-language anthology of his works--crackles with both his sharp wit and his icy cynicism. In Antigone, his preeminent play and exemplar of his themes and style, he creates a disturbing world in which fate may be no more than a game of role-playing. Eurydice, The Ermine, The Rehearsal, Romeo and Jeannette are the other plays included in this edition.

Five plays

Five plays Author Vijay Tendulkar
ISBN-10 UVA:X030145230
Year 1996-02-29
Pages 357
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA

This is the first Oxford India Paperback printing of this collection. Vijay Tendulka has been in the vanguard of the Indian theatre for almost forty years. These five plays, translated from the original Marathi, are some of his best known, most socially relevant and also mostcontroversial.

Five Plays from the Children s Theatre Company of Minneapolis

Five Plays from the Children s Theatre Company of Minneapolis Author John Clark Donahue
ISBN-10 0816657483
Year 1975-05-12
Pages 260
Language en
Publisher U of Minnesota Press

Five Plays from the Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis was first published in 1975. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Among the notable productions of the Children's Theatre Company of the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, a leading exponent of children's theater in this country, have been plays that are adaptations of classics in children's literature. This volume makes available the scripts of five of these adaptations, along with illuminating information about the productions and the company itself. The plays include two adaptations by Frederick Gaines, two by Timothy Mason, and one by Richard Shaw. Mr. Gaines's plays are based on Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol.One of Mr. Mason's plays, Kidnapped in London, is an adaptation of part of Master Skylark by John Bennett, and the other, Robin Hood: A Story of the Forest, is based on part of the Robin Hood legend. Mr. Shaw's play is an adaptation in Kabuki form of the Grimms' fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. Linda Walsh Jenkins writes a general introduction and commentary. Background information about each play includes excerpts from discussions among directors, composers, designers, and playwrights about the plays themselves and about various phases of the development of the productions. Highlights of the history of the Children's Theatre Company and of the aims and accomplishments of its director, John Clark Donahue, are given, and these will be of particular interest to anyone in the children's theater field. The photographic illustrations, which include a number in color, show various aspects of Children's Theatre Company productions. There are also musical examples from the original scores for the plays.

Five Plays

Five Plays Author Lord Dunsany
ISBN-10 9781592240272
Year 2002-07-20
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher Wildside Press LLC

A fine selection of Dunsany's plays, including: "The Gods of the Mountain, The Golden Doom, King Argimenes and The Unknown Warrior, The Glittering Gate, " and "The Lost Silk Hat." Features a new introduction by Dunsany scholar Darrell Schweitzer. (Plays/Drama)

Five Plays

Five Plays Author Edward John Moreton Dunsany
ISBN-10 1409924238
Year 2008-10
Pages 108
Language en

This edition contains the following 5 plays: The Gods of the Mountain, The Golden Doom, King Argimenes and the Unknown Warrior, The Glittering Gate and The Lost Silk Hat. Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (1878-1957) was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work in fantasy published under the name Lord Dunsany. He was a prolific writer, penning short stories, novels, plays, poetry, essays and autobiography, and publishing over sixty books, not including individual plays. The stories in his first two books, and perhaps the beginning of his third, were set within an invented world, Pegana, with its own gods, history and geography. He was initially an Associate Member of the Irish Academy of Letters, and later a full member. He received an honorary doctorate from Trinity College Dublin. His works include The Gods of Pegana (1905), Time and the Gods (1906), The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories (1908), A Dreamer s Tales (1910), The Book of Wonder (1912), Fifty-One Tales (1915), The Last Book of Wonder (1916), Tales of Three Hemispheres (1919), The Man Who Ate the Phoenix (1949), and The Little Tales of Smethers and Other Stories (1952).