Millennium Approaches pdf

Millennium Approaches  pdf

Title: Millennium Approaches pdf

Author: Tony Kushner

Genre: ,Plays,Drama,Fiction,LGBT,Plays,Theatre

Pages: 119 pages

Millennium Approaches pdf

Angels in America is a play in two parts by American playwright Tony Kushner. ,The play is a complex, often metaphorical, and at times symbolic examination of AIDS and homosexuality in America in the 1980s. Certain major and minor characters are supernatural beings (angels) or deceased persons (ghosts). The play contains multiple roles for several of the actors. Initially and primarily focusing on a gay couple in Manhattan, the play also has several other storylines, some of which occasionally intersect.

 

Macbeth pdf

Macbeth  pdf

Title: Macbeth pdf

Author: William Shakespeare

Genre: ,Classics,Plays,Fiction,Drama,Academic,School,Literature,Academic,Read For School,Plays,Theatre,Young Adult,High School,Poetry

Pages: 249 pages

Macbeth pdf

One night on the heath, the brave and respected general Macbeth encounters three witches who foretell that he will become king of Scotland. At first sceptical, he’s urged on by the ruthless, single-minded ambitions of Lady Macbeth, who suffers none of her husband’s doubt. But seeing the prophecy through to the bloody end leads them both spiralling into paranoia, tyranny, madness, and murder.,This shocking tragedy – a violent caution to those seeking power for its own sake – is, to this day, one of Shakespeare’s most popular and influential masterpieces.

 

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead pdf

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead  pdf

Title: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead pdf

Author: Tom Stoppard

Genre: ,Plays,Drama,Fiction,Classics,Plays,Theatre

Pages: 126 pages

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead pdf

Hamlet told from the worm’s-eye view of two minor characters, bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, reality and illusion mix, and where fate leads heroes to a tragic but inevitable end.

 

The Merchant of Venice pdf

The Merchant of Venice  pdf

Title: The Merchant of Venice pdf

Author: William Shakespeare,

Genre: ,Classics,Plays,Drama,Fiction,Literature,Academic,School,Plays,Theatre,Academic,Read For School,Poetry,Classics,Classic Literature

Pages: 337 pages

The Merchant of Venice pdf

In this lively comedy of love and money in sixteenth-century Venice, Bassanio wants to impress the wealthy heiress Portia but lacks the necessary funds. He turns to his merchant friend, Antonio, who is forced to borrow from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender. When Antonio’s business falters, repayment becomes impossible–and by the terms of the loan agreement, Shylock is able to demand a pound of Antonio’s flesh. Portia cleverly intervenes, and all ends well (except of course for Shylock).

 

The Glass Menagerie pdf

The Glass Menagerie  pdf

Title: The Glass Menagerie pdf

Author: Tennessee Williams,

Genre: ,Plays,Classics,Drama,Fiction,Plays,Theatre,Academic,School,Literature,Academic,Read For School,Young Adult,High School,Literature,American

Pages: 104 pages

The Glass Menagerie pdf

No play in the modern theatre has so captured the imagination and heart of the American public as Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie. As Williams’s first popular success, it launched the brilliant, if somewhat controversial, career, of our pre-eminent lyric playwright. Since its premiere in Chicago in 1944, with the legendary Laurette Taylor in the role of Amanda, Menagaerie has been the bravura piece for great actresses from Jessica Tandy to Joanne Woodward, and is studied and performed in classrooms and theatres around the world. ,The Glass Menagerie (in the reading text the author preferred) is now available only in its New Directions Paperbook edition. A new introduction by the editor of The Tennessee Williams Annual Review, Robert Bray, reappraises the play more than half a century after it won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. This edition of The Glass Menagerie also includes Williams’s essay on the impact of sudden fame on a struggling writer, “The Catastrophe of Success,” as well as a short section of Williams’s own “Production Notes.” ,(back cover)

 

The Complete Works pdf

The Complete Works  pdf

Title: The Complete Works pdf

Author: William Shakespeare

Genre: ,Classics,Poetry,Fiction,Plays,Drama,Literature,Reference,Plays,Theatre,Classics,Classic Literature,Historical,Historical Fiction

Pages: 1248 pages

The Complete Works pdf

Tempest ,Two Gentlemen of Verona ,Merry Wives of Windsor ,Measure for Measure ,Comedy of Errors ,Much Ado About Nothing ,Love’s Labour’s Lost ,Midsummer Night’s Dream ,Merchant of Venice ,As You Like It ,Taming of the Shrew ,All’s Well That Ends Well ,Twelfth Night ,Winter’s Tale ,King John ,King Richard II ,King Henry IV. Part 1 ,King Henry IV. Part 2 ,King Henry V ,King Henry VI. Part 1 ,King Henry VI. Part 2 ,King Henry VI. Part 3 ,King Richard III ,King Henry VIII ,Troilus and Cressida ,Coriolanus ,Titus Andronicus ,Romeo and Juliet ,Timon of Athens ,Julius Caesar ,Macbeth ,Hamlet ,King Lear ,Othello ,Anthony and Cleopatra ,Cymbeline ,Pericles ,Venus and Adonis ,Rape of Lucrece ,Sonnets ,Lover’s Complaint ,Passionate Pilgrim ,Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Music ,Phoenix and the Turtle

 

Othello pdf

Othello  pdf

Title: Othello pdf

Author: William Shakespeare

Genre: ,Classics,Plays,Drama,Fiction,Academic,School,Literature,Plays,Theatre,Academic,Read For School,Poetry,Tragedy

Pages: 314 pages

Othello pdf

In Othello, Shakespeare creates a powerful drama of a marriage that begins with fascination (between the exotic Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona), with elopement, and with intense mutual devotion and that ends precipitately with jealous rage and violent deaths. He sets this story in the romantic world of the Mediterranean, moving the action from Venice to the island of Cyprus and giving it an even more exotic coloring with stories of Othello’s African past. Shakespeare builds so many differences into his hero and heroine—differences of race, of age, of cultural background—that one should not, perhaps, be surprised that the marriage ends disastrously. But most people who see or read the play feel that the love that the play presents between Othello and Desdemona is so strong that it would have overcome all these differences were it not for the words and actions of Othello’s standard-bearer, Iago, who hates Othello and sets out to destroy him by destroying his love for Desdemona. As Othello succumbs to Iago’s insinuations that Desdemona is unfaithful, fascination—which dominates the early acts of the play—turns to horror, especially for the audience. We are confronted by spectacles of a generous and trusting Othello in the grip of Iago’s schemes; of an innocent Desdemona, who has given herself up entirely to her love for Othello only to be subjected to his horrifying verbal and physical assaults, the outcome of Othello’s mistaken convictions about her faithlessness.

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream pdf

A Midsummer Night's Dream  pdf

Title: A Midsummer Night’s Dream pdf

Author: William Shakespeare,

Genre: ,Classics,Plays,Fiction,Drama,Fantasy,Academic,School,Romance,Literature,Plays,Theatre,Poetry

Pages: 240 pages

A Midsummer Night’s Dream pdf

Shakespeare’s intertwined love polygons begin to get complicated from the start–Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander. Bad news is, Hermia’s father wants Demetrius for a son-in-law. On the outside is Helena, whose unreturned love burns hot for Demetrius. Hermia and Lysander plan to flee from the city under cover of darkness but are pursued by an enraged Demetrius (who is himself pursued by an enraptured Helena). In the forest, unbeknownst to the mortals, Oberon and Titania (King and Queen of the faeries) are having a spat over a servant boy. The plot twists up when Oberon’s head mischief-maker, Puck, runs loose with a flower which causes people to fall in love with the first thing they see upon waking. Throw in a group of labourers preparing a play for the Duke’s wedding (one of whom is given a donkey’s head and Titania for a lover by Puck) and the complications become fantastically funny.

 

The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) pdf

The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)  pdf

Title: The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) pdf

Author: Reduced Shakespeare Company,

Genre: ,Plays,Classics,Humor,Fiction,Drama,Plays,Theatre

Pages: 137 pages

The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) pdf

Revised from the rather long original complete works of Shakespeare, this abridged version is written by three Americans, with no qualifications worth speaking of. The playtext is reproduced here with footnotes which will be of no help to anyone and a letter from the authors to the Queen.

 

‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore pdf

'Tis Pity She's a Whore  pdf

Title: ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore pdf

Author: John Ford,

Genre: ,Plays,Classics,Plays,Theatre,Fiction,Literature,17th Century

Pages: 176 pages

‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore pdf

L’amour incestueux de Giovanni pour sa soeur Annabella dans la Parme de la Renaissance choque profondément la famille d’en face, les Soranzo, et tous ceux qui sont soumis à la loi implacable de Dieu. Le tuteur de Giovanni est torturé entre sa foi et la philosophie libérale qu’il enseigne à son élève.