Four Plays and Three Jokes

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603842152

Category: Drama

Page: 348

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This volume offers lively and accurate translations of Chekhov's major plays and one-acts (complete contents listed below) along with a superb Introduction focused on the plays' remarkably enduring power to elicit the most widely divergent of responses, the life of the playwright in its historical and aesthetic contexts, suggestions for reading the plays under a microscope, and notes designed to bring Chekhov's world into immediate focus--everything needed to examine his drama with fresh eyes and on its own artistic terms.
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Three Sisters

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624661394

Category: Drama

Page: 108

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First published in her Chekhov: Four Plays and Three Jokes, Sharon Marie Carnicke's eye-opening translation of Three Sisters appears in this edition with a new Introduction that expands upon her discussion in Four Plays & Three Jokes of Chekov's innovative dramaturgy--especially as seen in this subtle melodrama turned inside out.
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American Beauty Shop

Author: Dana Lynn Formby

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147429359X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 104

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When that baby's born . . . your life ceases being your life. That child owns every single one of your actions. Every breath of your body. Every dream that you ever had, Mrs. Top Two Percent, those dreams are sucked out of you and poured into the soul of that child. It's hard to pull yourself up by your bootstraps in this economy-Sue should know. It's harder when you've got kids, even whip-smart, talented ones like Judy. Sue has big dreams for both her basement beauty shop and her daughter, who's anxiously waiting for a letter from Berkeley that could change her life. Armed with tough love, combative humor and an uncompromising work ethic, Sue is struggling to balance her own livelihood and Judy's future. A heartfelt play about the true cost of dreams. American Beauty Shop received its world premiere at Chicago Dramatists in April 2016, having received readings at Steppenwolf, Florida Studio Theatre, Steep Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Chicago Dramatists.
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The Cherry Orchard

Author: Anton Chekhov,Sharon Marie Carnicke

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603844783

Category: Drama

Page: 108

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Drawn from Sharon Marie Carnicke's volume of Chekhov, Four Plays and Three Jokes (Hacketts, 2009), this edition of The Cherry Orchard features Carnicke's groundbreaking translation of a play that has been called "Chekhov's ultimate theatrical coup d'état"* -- (*Donald Rayfield, The Cherry Orchard: Catastrophe and Comedy).
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Frogs and Other Plays

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141935774

Category: Drama

Page: 288

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The master of ancient Greek comic drama, Aristophanes combined slapstick, humour and cheerful vulgarity with acute political observations. In The Frogs, written during the Peloponnesian War, Dionysus descends to the Underworld to bring back a poet who can help Athens in its darkest hour, and stages a great debate to help him decide between the traditional wisdom of Aeschylus and the brilliant modernity of Euripides. The clash of generations and values is also the object of Aristophanes’ satire in The Wasps, in which an old-fashioned father and his loose-living son come to blows and end up in court. And in The Poet and the Women, Euripides, accused of misogyny, persuades a relative to infiltrate an all-women festival to find out whether revenge is being plotted against him.
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Aristophanes 1

Clouds, Wasps, Birds

Author: Aristophanes,Peter Meineck

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872203600

Category: Drama

Page: 480

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Presents translations of three satirical plays along with information on staging, history, religious practice, myths, and issues raised by each play.
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Twentieth Century Actor Training

Author: Alison Hodge

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415194512

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 251

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Actor training is arguably one of the most unique phenomenons of 20th-century theatre making. This text analyses the theories, training exercises and productions of 14 key directors.
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Five Comedies

Miles Gloriosus, Menaechmi, Bacchides, Hecyra and Adelphoe

Author: Plautus,Terence,Deena Berg,Douglass Parker

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872203624

Category: Drama

Page: 424

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"This is a book worthy of high praise... All versions are exceedingly witty and versatile, in verse that ripples from one's lips, pulling all the punches of Plautus, the knockabout king of farce, and proving that the more polished Terence can be just as funny. Accuracy to the original has been thoroughly respected, but look at the humour in rendering Diphilius' play called Synapothnescontes as Three's a Shroud... Students in schools and colleges will benefit from short introductions to each play, to Roman stage conventions, to different types of Greek and Roman comedy, and there is a note on staging, with a diagram illustrating a typical Roman stage and further diagrams of the basic set for each play. The translators have paid more attention to stage directions than is usually given in translations, because they aim to show how these plays worked.
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Four Comedies

Author: Titus Maccius Plautus,Erich Segal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192838964

Category: Drama

Page: 242

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Plautus was the single greatest influence on Western comedy. Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors and Moliere's The Miser are two subsequent classics directly based on Plautine originals. Plautus himself borrowed from the Greeks, but his jokes, rapid dialogue, bawdy humour, and irreverent characterizations are the original work of an undisputed genius. The comedies printed here show him at his best, and professor Segal's translations keep their fast, rollicking pace intact, making these the most readable and actable versions available. His introduction considers Plautus' place in ancient comedy, examines his continuing influence, and celebrates his power to entertain.
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The Acharnians

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher: Aristophanes

ISBN: 8893152088

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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The Acharnians or Acharnians is the third play — and the earliest of the eleven surviving plays — by the Athenian playwright Aristophanes. It was produced in 425 BCE on behalf of the young dramatist by an associate, Callistratus, and it won first place at the Lenaia festival. The play is notable for its absurd humour, its imaginative appeal for an end to the Peloponnesian War and for the author's spirited response to condemnations of his previous play, The Babylonians, by politicians such as Cleon, who had reviled it as a slander against the Athenian polis. In The Acharnians, Aristophanes reveals his resolve not to yield to attempts at political intimidation. Along with the other surviving plays of Aristophanes, The Acharnians is one of the few - and oldest - surviving examples of a highly satirical genre of drama known as Old Comedy.
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Lysistrata

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775458105

Category: Drama

Page: 109

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One of the few plays that survived intact from the heyday of ancient Grecian drama, Lysistrata is an enormously influential work of satirical comedy. In order to bring an end to a destructive and never-ending war, the women of Greece take a temporary vow of chastity, pledging to remain abstinent until the conflict ends. As can be expected, mayhem -- and hilarity -- ensues.
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Collected Poems

Author: Judith Wright

Publisher: Fourth Estate

ISBN: 9781460752364

Category: Australian poetry

Page: 432

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A new edition of the Collected Poems of Judith Wright, one of Australia's best-loved poets This definitive collection represents the impressive poetic achievement of one of Australia's best loved and most highly respected poets.Judith Wright's Collected Poems comprises her work from 1942 to 1985 and is a fitting tribute to an outstanding poet. Demonstrating a deep love of the Australian landscape, coupled with an awareness of white history and an intense concern for Aboriginal rights, she increasingly focused on the need for wildlife preservation and conservation and was one of the first Australian environmentalists. The late Dorothy Porter referred to Judith Wright's poetry as being so lucid and so perceptive that it was 'shining with meaning'. Whether she is read for her rich evocation of the Australian land, for the truth, sensitivity and profundity of her meditations on the great themes of love, death and eternity, or for the beauty of her lyric style, Judith Wright is always supremely rewarding.
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Alan King's Great Jewish Joke Book

Author: Alan King

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780609609248

Category: Humor

Page: 175

View: 427

Presents a collection of Jewish jokes unders such categories as the Jewish psyche, bar/bas mitzvahs, Jewish boys and men, Jewish mothers, rabbis, and observance.
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The Thesmophoriazusae

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1531285384

Category: Drama

Page: 47

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Aristophanes was an ancient Greek comic playwright. Aristophanes is known as the Father of Comedy and his surviving plays provide some of the most accurate portrayals of life in ancient Athens. This edition of The Thesmophoriazusae includes a table of contents.
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And the next Thing You Know . . .

Author: Chase Taylor Hackett

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 1516104463

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Not the one you’re waiting for . . . Jeffrey Bornic is getting over his ex. Really. So what if the rising-star attorney is angrily sleeping his way through most of Manhattan’s male population? When the time is right, the perfect partner will show up. And Jeffrey knows exactly what he’ll be like: an ambitious, polished professional who’ll make the ideal other half of a fabulous power couple. Theo McPherson is definitely not that guy. He’s a short, fiery red-head who works in the arts and wears sneakers held together with duct tape. If it weren’t for the fact that Theo is his best friend’s little (literally) brother, Jeff would be crossing the street to avoid him. Theo, meanwhile, has nothing but contempt for guys in suits, and seems to have deliberately set out to make Jeff’s life miserable, all while grinning at him in that exasperating—some might say irresistible—way that he has. At least it’s hard for Jeff to keep moping over his ex when he’s butting heads with Theo—and suddenly wondering if the last guy he’d ever fall for might be exactly that . . .
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The Day of the Locust

Author: Nathanael West

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811224627

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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The great Hollywood novel is now available as a stand-alone New Directions edition Admired by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, and Dashiell Hammett, and hailed as one of the “Best 100 English-language novels” by Time magazine, The Day of the Locust continues to influence American writers, artists, and culture. Bob Dylan wrote the classic song “Day of the Locusts” in homage and Matt Groening’s Homer Simpson is named after one of its characters. No novel more perfectly captures the nuttier side of Hollywood. Here the lens is turned on its fringes — actors out of work, film extras with big dreams, and parents lining their children up for small roles. But it’s the bit actress Faye Greener who steals the spotlight with her wildly convoluted dreams of stardom: “I’m going to be a star some day—if I’m not I’ll commit suicide.”
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The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing (2nd Edition)

Author: Michael Harvey

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603848983

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 127

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This worthy successor to Strunk and White* now features an expanded style guide covering a wider range of citation cases, complete with up-to-date formats for Chicago, MLA, and APA styles.
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