Download E-books Speed-the-Plow: A Play PDF

By David Mamet

Speed-the-Plow is an exhilaratingly sharp, comical, tense play in regards to the strength of cash and intercourse in Hollywood, and the way they corrupt motion picture manufacturers. Speed-the-Plow opened at Lincoln heart to sold-out seats, rave studies and lots more and plenty fanfare in March 1988—staring Madonna, Joe Mantegna, and Ron Silver—and later moved to and had a long-standing run on Broadway.

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Download E-books Invisible Country: Four Polish Plays PDF

By Włodzimierz Perzynski, Tadeusz Rittner, Stanisław Przybyszewski, Leopold Staff

The past due 19th and early 20th century marked a tumultuous interval in Poland’s historical past, with artists and writers operating below tricky sociopolitical stipulations. This e-book comprises the 1st English- language translations of 4 performs by way of Polish writers within the modernist culture: Snow through Stanislaw Przybyszewski, In a Small residence by means of Tadeusz Rittner, Ashanti through Wlodzimierz Perzynski, and the entire related via Leopold employees. Well-chosen and thoroughly annotated, those translations offer vital perception into this underexplored zone of Polish dramatic heritage and perform and facilitate higher knowing of its function within the improvement of ecu theater. additionally incorporated is a huge dialogue of the features of translation for the theater.

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Download E-books Glengarry Glen Ross PDF

By David Mamet

Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize, David Mamet's scalding comedy is set small-time, cutthroat actual esate salesmen attempting to grind out a dwelling by way of pushing plots of land on reluctant purchasers in a unending scramble for his or her justifiable share of the yank dream. this is Mamet at his best possible, writing with brutal energy in regards to the tricky lifetime of difficult characters who cajole, connive, wheedle, and wheel and deal for a bit of the motion — the place last a sale can suggest a new cadillac yet wasting possible suggest wasting all of it. This masterpiece of yankee drama is now an enormous movie starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Alex Baldwain, Jonathan Pryce, Ed Harris, and Kevin Spacey.

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Download E-books The Fixer PDF

By Joseph Finder

New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Finder's breakneck stand-alone mystery in regards to the secrets and techniques households can keep—and the risk in their discovery.

When former investigative reporter Rick Hoffman loses his task, fiancée, and residence, his in basic terms choice is to maneuver again into--and renovate--the domestic of his depressing early life, now empty and in decay because the stroke that placed his father in a nursing home.

As Rick begins to tug aside the outdated condominium, he makes an electrifying discovery—millions of bucks hidden within the partitions. it really is adequate cash to fully remodel Rick's life—and every little thing he idea he knew approximately his father. but the extra of his father's hidden earlier that Rick brings to mild, the extra harmful his current turns into. quickly, he unearths himself at the run from lethal enemies wanting to retain the earlier buried, and basically fixing the secret of his father—a guy who has been not able to speak, understand, or deal with himself for nearly 20 years—will retailer Rick...if he can continue to exist lengthy sufficient to do it.

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Download E-books Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep Book 1) PDF

By Shayne Parkinson

“I won’t have her forced,” Jack acknowledged. “Let her come to a decision for herself.”

Amy knew her father intended it. She may well say no if she sought after. yet this marriage might make every little thing okay. they can placed all of the difficulty she had prompted in the back of them. all people will be chuffed again.

Everyone other than her.

“Sentence of Marriage” is the 1st ebook within the three-volume “Promises to Keep”.

In 19th century New Zealand, there are few offerings for a farm lady like Amy. Her lifestyles turns out mapped out for her by the point she is twelve. Amy goals of an exhilarating existence on the earth past her slim barriers. however it is the 2 those who come to the farm from outdoors the valley who switch her lifestyles endlessly, and Amy learns the excessive expense of creating the inaccurate choice.

"One of the simplest historic novels I’ve had the excitement to learn in years." - WorkingGirl Reviews.

"The tale used to be desirable, the characters actual, the discussion crisp. I admit to having cried and laughed or even having desired to homicide a personality and beat one other one inside of an inch of his lifestyles — that's easily a testomony to how good written those books are." - AmericanEditor.

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Download E-books Ninth Ward PDF

By Jewell Parker Rhodes

Twelve-year-old Lanesha lives in a tight-knit neighborhood in New Orleans' 9th Ward. She does not have a posh condominium like her uptown kin or plenty of buddies just like the different little ones on her road. yet what she does have is Mama Ya-Ya, her fiercely loving caretaker, clever within the methods of the realm and ready to are expecting the longer term. So while Mama Ya-Ya's visions express a strong hurricane--Katrina--fast imminent, it really is as much as Lanesha to name upon the wish and power Mama Ya-Ya has given her to aid them either live to tell the tale the storm.

Ninth Ward is a deeply emotional tale approximately transformation and a party of resilience, friendship, and family--as merely love can outline it.

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Download E-books Soul of a Whore and Purvis PDF

By Denis Johnson

Plays—hilarious and searing in equivalent measure—by one in every of our so much crucial and unique authors

In his poetry, brief tales, novels, and performs, the nationwide booklet Award-winning writer Denis Johnson has explored the tale of America—especially of the West, land of self-made males and self-perpetuating myths—with searing honesty and real sympathy. those performs, written in verse right now hypnotic and transparent, ensure his place as considered one of our nice verbal stylists and a literary moral sense for our times.

In Soul of a Whore, a full of life forged of characters—faith healers, pimps, strippers, genuine demons—converge, with unforeseen hilarity, as Bess Cassandra awaits execution for the homicide of her child daughter. Purvis's seven reverse-chronological scenes catalog the autumn and upward push of Melvin Purvis, the G-man who introduced down John Dillinger and Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd. Johnson takes us from Washington's again rooms to a Midwestern cornfield, dramatizing the seductive attract of energy and our personal human capability for either pettiness and charm.

In those furiously pleasing, sometimes terrifying works, Johnson chronicles and questions America's myths, heroes, and daily realities with verve and style, revealing himself once more to be on the top of his linguistic and insightful powers.

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Download E-books So Many Everests: From Cerebral Palsy to Casualty Consultant PDF

By Victoria Webster

The remarkable tale of ways one girl was resolute to arrive her complete strength, regardless of the odds

Dr. Victoria Webster was once born with cerebral palsy, which affected her speech and stream. in spite of the fact that she was once additionally super clever. decided to exploit her massive skills to the maximum, she grew as much as develop into a physician, and the 1st to focus on coincidence and Emergency drugs in a Nordic state. On direction she overcame substantial prejudice—her teachers and classmates suggested her to renounce: "Who would need to be tested via you?" Diana, Victoria's mom and coauthor, used to be both decided that her daughter may still in attaining her future, and jointly they battled opposed to the lack of information, prejudice, and worry. it is a e-book of great desire and encouragement.

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Download E-books Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition PDF

By Tony Kushner

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Angels in the USA: A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes comprises Part One, Millennium Approaches and Part , Perestroika

“Glorious. A huge, subversive, altogether awesome masterwork…Details of particular catastrophes could have replaced for the reason that this Reagan-era AIDS epic received the Pulitzer and the Tony, however the genuine cosmic and human obsessions—power, faith, intercourse, accountability, the way forward for the world—are as perilous, but as falling-down humorous, as ever.” –Linda Winer, Newsday

"A monstrous, superb play... provocative, witty and deeply upsetting... a looking and radical rethinking of yankee political drama." - Frank wealthy, New York Times

"A victory for theater, for the remodeling strength of the mind's eye to show devastation into beauty." - John Lahr, New Yorker

“An significantly remarkable paintings of the mind's eye and mind, a towering instance of what theater stretched to its complete power can achieve.” -Philadelphia Inquirer

"Angels in the United States is the best drama of our time, talking to us of a complete period of lifestyles and dying as no different play inside reminiscence. It ranks as not anything below one of many maximum performs of the 20th century." - John Heilpern, ny Observer

“Some playwrights are looking to switch the realm. a few are looking to revolutionize theater. Tony Kushner is that rarity of rarities: a author who has the promise to do both.” -New York Times

This re-creation of Tony Kushner's masterpiece is released with the author's fresh alterations and a brand new creation in social gathering of the 20th anniversary of its unique construction. the most venerated American performs in background, Angels in America used to be offered Tony Awards for top Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It was once made into an Emmy Award-winning HBO movie directed via Mike Nichols. This two-part epic, subtitled "A homosexual Fantasia on nationwide Themes," has got hundreds of thousands of performances all over the world in additional than twenty-six languages.

Tony Kushner’s performs contain Angels in America; Hydriotaphia, or the dying of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, tailored from the play by way of Pierre Cornelle; Slavs!; A brilliant Room known as Day; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The clever Homosexual’s consultant to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’s movie of Angels in America and for Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln. His books include The artwork of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the current; Brundibar, with illustrations via Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: innovative Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon.
Among many honors, Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, Tony Awards, 3 Obie Awards, night regular Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg unusual Playwright Award. he's a member of the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he used to be presented a countrywide Medal of Arts by way of President Barack Obama. He lives in big apple together with his husband, Mark Harris.

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Download E-books The Winter's Tale (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 14) (Bilingual Edition) PDF

By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

It's a Bilingual variation of chinese language and English.

中国广播电视出版社从台湾远东图书公司引进版权,出版了梁实秋翻译的《莎士比亚全集》中英文对照版,这是梁译本《莎士比亚全集》以中英文对照的形式首次在内地出版发行。梁译本的最大特点为:白话散文式的风格;直译,忠实于原文;全译,决不删略原文。除此之外,梁译本还有独到之处:一是加了注释。莎翁作品原文常有版本的困难,晦涩难解之处很多,各种双关语、熟语、俚语、典故也多,猥亵语也不少,梁实秋不但直译,而且加了大量注释,帮助读者理解原文。二是每剧前都加了序言。序言中对该剧的版本、著作年代、故事来源、舞台历史、该剧的意义及批评意见等均有论述。

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