By Claude Simon
By Ferreira Gullar
The literal translation of the identify will be anything like "The guy as a self invention: Monologue in a single act". It's a 2012 play through one of many largest names in Brazilian's twentieth century poetry, Ferreira Gullar, the writer of "Dirty Poem" (here on Bib there's an English translation of it).
Consagrado poeta brasileiro, vencedor dos mais importantes prêmios literários e candidato ao Nobel de Literatura 2012, Ferreira Gullar, no monólogo em um ato O homem como invenção de si mesmo, através de uma linguagem bem-humorada, leve e contemporânea, levanta questionamentos como fé, instituições, sociedade e realidade. Em suas próprias palavras, Gullar diz que “essa teoria consiste em afirmar que a vida é inventada e que nós mesmos nos inventamos.”
By Alain Badiou
Plato's Republic is without doubt one of the best-known and such a lot widely-discussed texts within the historical past of philosophy. yet how may possibly we get to the guts of this paintings at the present time, 2,500 years after its unique composition? Alain Badiou breathes existence into Plato's landmark textual content and revives its universality. instead of generating one more severe statement, he has in its place labored heavily at the unique Greek and, via incredible adjustments, tailored it to our occasions. during this cutting edge reimagining of Plato's paintings, Badiou has got rid of all references particular to historical Greek society -- from long exchanges approximately ethical braveness in archaic poetry to political concerns ordinarily of curiosity to the aristocratic elite -- and has multiplied the diversity of cultural references. right here, philosophy is firing on all cylinders: Socrates and his partners are joined by way of Beckett, Pessoa, Freud, and Hegel, between others. jointly those thinkers reveal that actual philosophy endures, able to take up new horizons with no altering its essence.
Moreover, Badiou -- who's additionally a dramatist -- has reworked the Socratic discussion right into a actual oratorial contest. In his model of the Republic, the interlocutors do even more than just accept as true with Socrates. They argue, withstand him, positioned him instantaneous, and express idea in movement. during this paintings of dramatic scholarship and philosophy, we come across a contemporary model of Plato's textual content that's alive, stimulating, and without delay suitable to our personal world.
By Jonathan Franzen
James Wylie is ready to make a circulate at the dambrod, and within the little Scotch room there's an lousy silence befitting the social gathering. James along with his hand poised—for if he touches a section he has to play it, Alick will see to that—raises his purple head by surprise to learn Alick's face. His father, who's Alick, is pretending to be in a panic lest James may still make this flow. James grins heartlessly, and his arms are approximately to shut at the 'man' whilst a few intuition of self-preservation makes him peep once again. This time Alick is stuck: the unholy ecstasy on his face tells as undeniable as porridge that he has been luring James to destruction. James glares; and, too overdue, his opponent is a straightforward outdated father back. James mops his head, sprawls within the demeanour such a lot conducive to idea within the Wylie relatives, and, sticking out his underlip, settles all the way down to a reconsideration of the board. Alick blows out his cheeks, and a drop of water settles close to his nostril.
By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu
It's a Bilingual version of chinese language and English.
A set of essays via many exotic members, curious about the portrayal of insurgent ladies in old Greek drama
Greek drama presents the fashionable degree with a bunch of robust female
characters who stand towards the patriarchal buildings that
seek to restrict and outline them. for modern theatre administrators their
representation serves as a automobile for reading and illuminating
issues of gender, strength, kin and morality, as germane this present day as when
the performs have been first written.
Rebel girls brings together
essays by way of major writers from throughout diversified disciplines examining
the illustration of historic Greek heroines of their unique contexts
and on trendy level. Divided into 3 sections, it considers in turn
international productions, Irish types, and reviews of the original
texts. The articles discover how such characters as Iphigenia, Medea,
Antigone and Clytemnestra were portrayed lately and the
challenges and provocation they give to either modern audiences
and dramatists alike.
'Seamus Heaney and Athol Fugard are brought
together as participants by means of the foundation that old Greek tragedy
has provided to them either. There are choices the following on Iphigenia, Medea,
Antigone, Clytemnestra, movie, drama, Greece, Russia ... and especially
Ireland. Amidst all this style, the extent of curiosity and of
scholarship are always high.' Oliver Taplin, Professor of
Classical Languages and Literature, Oxford collage
By Sam Shepard
Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard’s most recent play is an uproarious, brilliantly provocative farce that brings the presents of a quintessentially American playwright to endure at the present American dilemma.
Frank and Emma are a quiet, first rate couple who increase cows on their Wisconsin farm. quickly when they conform to publish Frank’s previous pal Haynes, who's at the lam from a mystery executive undertaking concerning plutonium, they’re visited by means of Welch, an unctuous executive bureaucrat from hell. His competitive patriotism places Frank, Emma, and Haynes at the protective, remodeling a heartland American family right into a scene of torture and selling a radioactive model of conformity with a dangerously lengthy part existence.
By Elfriede Jelinek, Penny Black
First produced in 1998 on the well-known Vienna Burgtheater, the notable and provocative activities Play via Austrian playwright Elfriede Jelinek is a postdramatic theatrical exploration of the making, advertising and sale of the human physique and of feelings in recreation. It explores modern society's obsession with health and physique tradition bringing into sharp concentration our have to belong to a gaggle, a staff or a country. game is visible as a sort of conflict in peacetime
By William Shakespeare
“The gaudy, blabbing and remorseful day
Is crept into the bosom of the sea.”
Eminent Shakespearean students Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen supply a clean re-creation of the three-part vintage historical past that revolves round the epic, dynastic Wars of the Roses.
THIS quantity additionally contains greater than 100 PAGES OF unique FEATURES:
• an unique advent to Henry VI
• incisive scene-by-scene synopses and analyses with very important proof in regards to the work
• observation on prior and present productions according to interviews with major administrators, actors, and designers
• photos of key RSC productions
• an outline of Shakespeare’s theatrical profession and chronology of his plays
perfect for college students, theater pros, and common readers, those smooth and available variants from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new commonplace in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.