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Teatro breve del Siglo de Oro: Loas y entremeses (Penguin by Ignacio Arellano

By Ignacio Arellano

Los mejores libros jamás escritos.

«Yo que lo sé, que lo vi, que lo digo;
yo que lo vi, que lo digo y lo sé.»

Loas y entremeses, piezas teatrales de corta duración que solían acompañar con frecuencia a comedias y vehicles sacramentales, son dos de las formas de teatro breve más cultivadas por los grandes dramaturgos del Siglo de Oro. De simples introducciones al espectáculo y entretenimiento entre los diversos actos de las comedias, pasaron a ser verdaderas obras maestras de l. a. mano de autores como Lope de Rueda, Agustín de Rojas, Alonso de Castillo Solórzano, Hurtado de Mendoza, Calderón de l. a. Barca y, por supuesto, Miguel de Cervantes, cuyos entremeses son considerados una de las cimas del género.

Ignacio Arellano, uno de los máximos especialistas en literatura del Siglo de Oro, propone en este libro una cuidada selección de estas formas de teatro breve que ayudará al lector a comprender su génesis y evolución.

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Red ons, Maria Montanelli by Herman Koch

By Herman Koch

Het zogenaamd moderne en liberale Montanelli-lyceum, waar kinderen 'ontzettend creatief' moeten zijn en leraren het veel te goed bedoelen staat centraal in deze angstaanjagend herkenbare roman. Wanneer een zwakbegaafde jongen voor de ogen van de verteller verdrinkt wordt hij van tuition verwijderd. Zijn hierop volgende aanklacht tegen een omgeving waarin geld de maatstaf van alle dingen is geworden is tragisch, omdat hij ondanks zijn kritiek toch duidelijk een product blijft van het door hem zo gehate milieu.

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Japes (Nick Hern Books Drama Classics) by Simon Gray

By Simon Gray

Brothers proportion the home they grew up in, after which proportion the girl they either love. they've got a daughter, yet who's the daddy? Spanning thirty years and providing a brand new slant at the everlasting triangle, Simon Gray’s humorous, sardonic new play Japes is pushed via involuntary cruelties, harmful injuries of destiny of the poor ravages of time.

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The Anarchist by David Mamet

By David Mamet

Not anything is sort of what it sort of feels in Mamet’s most modern paintings. With a nod to his mentor, Harold Pinter, Mamet employs his signature verbal jousting in The Anarchist, which facilities on ladies: a jail governor and a prisoner with a existence sentence attempting to make the case that she advantages parole. The Broadway ultimate stars Patti LuPone and Debra Winger.

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Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner

By Tony Kushner

HBO movies will current Angels in America, directed via Mike Nichols from Tony Kushner’s personal version of his Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in the USA: A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes. The outstanding forged good points Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, James Cromwell, Michael Gambon and Simon Callow.

Angels in America is likely one of the so much notable and celebrated performs of our time. Over 350,000 copies were offered in paperback given that their unique booklet in 1993.

Praise for the play:

"Angels in the United States is the broadest, private, such a lot looking out American play of our time."—Jack Kroll, Newsweek

"A tremendous, striking play . . . provocative, witty and deeply scary . . . a looking and radical rethinking of Ameri-can political drama."—Frank wealthy, The ny Times

"Something infrequent, risky and harrowing…a roman candle hurled right into a drawing room . . . "—Nicholas de Jongh, London night Standard

"Playful and profound, extravagantly theatrical and deeply non secular, witty, and compassionate, livid and exceedingly clever . . . It’s very unlikely to visualize someone captivated by way of the start no longer wanting—needing—to return for the end."—Linda Winer, Newsday

"An significantly remarkable paintings of the mind's eye and mind, a towering instance of what theatre stretched to its complete power can achieve."—Clifford A. Ridley, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Perestroika is a masterpiece."—John Lahr, New Yorker

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Vicious Circle (Hector Cross, Book 2) by Wilbur A. Smith

By Wilbur A. Smith

Whilst Hector Cross's new existence is overturned, he instantly acknowledges the ruthless hand of an enemy he has confronted again and again sooner than: a terrorist crew has re-emerged - like a perilous scorpion from underneath its rock. made up our minds to struggle again, Hector attracts jointly a crew of his such a lot unswerving associates from his former existence in move Bow safety, a firm initially shriveled to guard his liked spouse, Hazel Bannock, and her corporation, the Bannock Oil Corp.

They commute to the remotest center East, to seek down those that pursue him and his household. For Hazel and Hector have a baby, a beneficial daughter, who he'll visit the ends of the earth to guard. And brutal figures from the Bannock family's earlier - concept long-gone - are returning, with an time table so sinister that Hector realizes he's dealing with a brand new breed of enemy. One whose moving assault and darkish, surprising secrets and techniques take Hector to the center of Africa and to sequence of crimes so stunning they call for revenge.

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Coming Up for Air by George Orwell

By George Orwell

George Bowling, the hero of this comedian novel, is a middle-aged coverage salesman who lives in a regular English suburban row condominium with a spouse and youngsters. in the future, after profitable a few funds from a raffle, he is going again to the village the place he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he recollects from thirty years ahead of. The pool, lamentably, is long past, the village has replaced past reputation, and the significant occasion of his vacation is an unintended bombing via the RAF.

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Dictionary of the Theatre: Terms, Concepts, and Analysis by Patrice Pavis

By Patrice Pavis

Patrice Pavis is one in all France's such a lot marvelous lecturers and a number one professional the world over within the concept of theatre. Dictionary of the Theatre is an English translation of Pavis's acclaimed Dictionnaire du théâtre, now in its moment printing in France.

This encyclopedic dictionary comprises theoretical, technical, and semiotic phrases and ideas. Alphabetical entries diversity from 'absurd' to 'word surroundings' and deal with the reader to an enormous panoply of theatre and conception. The prolonged discussions are supported via beneficial examples drawn from the foreign repertoire of performs and playwrights, either vintage and modern. The Foreword is by means of Marvin Carlson.

This dictionary is remarkably good built-in, partially due to its very good approach of cross-referencing, but additionally since it represents the imaginative and prescient and scholarship of a unmarried, famous authority. there is not any different resource love it on hand and it'll be warmly welcomed through the English-language theatre world.

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Love Virtually (Love Virtually, Book 1) by Daniel Glattauer

By Daniel Glattauer

Love Virtually is a humorous, fast paced and soaking up adventure, with lots of twists and turns, a few love affair carried out via e mail.

It starts off accidentally: Leo gets emails in blunders from an unknown girl known as Emmi. Being well mannered he replies, and Emmi writes again. a number of short exchanges are all it takes to spark a mutual curiosity in one another, and shortly Emmi and Leo are sharing their innermost secrets and techniques and longings. The erotic rigidity simmers, and, regardless of Emmi being fortunately married it sort of feels just a topic of time earlier than they're going to meet in individual. Will their emotions for every different live to tell the tale the try of a real-life encounter?

And if that is so, what then?

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Greek Theatre in the Fourth Century BC by Eric Csapo

By Eric Csapo

Previous scholarship defined the fourth century BC as an age of theatrical decline. This booklet, the 1st to discover all elements of fourth-century theatre, finds it to be an epoch of remarkable growth and innovation. 19 best students assessment the proof for fourth-century drama to develop into the pre-eminent cultural establishment of the traditional international.

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