Woyzeck: A Play

By Neil LaBute

His female friend, Marie, by means of whom he’s fathered a baby; Marie’s overpowering wish for the appealing Drum- significant; and the murderous end result of this oppressive admixture of conditions is undoubtedly one of many bleakest works of global literature. it's also thought of by means of many to mark the start of contemporary drama. 

In this robust adaption, Neil LaBute embraces the glittering darkness of Woyzeck's violent, erotic, inhumane international and uncompromisingly makes it his personal. From his establishing in an working theatre after which scene through macabre scene, LaBute imbues this vintage along with his singular depth and ethical imaginative and prescient, as he's taking it to its nightmarish conclusion. 

Included during this quantity is Neil LaBute’s provocative new monologue “Kandahar,” during which a soldier again from Afghanistan flippantly explains his devastating activities of the day sooner than. A gripping stand-alone piece, this brief paintings is usually a trenchant modern day exploration of the effective and enduring issues of Woyzeck.

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The Fixer

By Joseph Finder

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

When former investigative reporter Rick Hoffman loses his activity, fiancée, and residence, his merely choice is to maneuver again into--and renovate--the domestic of his depressing formative years, now empty and in decay because the stroke that positioned his father in a nursing home.

As Rick starts off to drag aside the outdated condominium, he makes an electrifying discovery—millions of greenbacks hidden within the partitions. it is adequate cash to totally remodel Rick's life—and every thing he idea he knew approximately his father. but the extra of his father's hidden earlier that Rick brings to gentle, the extra harmful his current turns into. quickly, he reveals himself at the run from lethal enemies desirous to hold the previous buried, and purely fixing the secret of his father—a guy who has been not able to speak, understand, or take care of himself for nearly 20 years—will keep Rick...if he can live on lengthy adequate to do it.

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Plays and Fragments (Penguin Classics)

By Menander

Menander (c. 341-291 BC) was once the major innovator of Greek New Comedy, a dramatic kind that moved clear of the fantastical to concentration upon the issues of normal Athenians. This assortment includes the whole textual content of 'Old Cantankerous' (Dyskolos), the one surviving entire instance of recent Comedy, in addition to fragments from works together with 'The lady from Samos' and 'The Rape of the Locks', all of that are occupied with family catastrophes, the risks of affection and the rigors of kin existence. Written in a poetic kind looked via the ancients as moment basically to Homer, those polished works - profoundly influential upon either Roman playwrights comparable to Plautus and Terence, and the broader Western culture - can be considered as the 1st precise comedies of manners.

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The Magic Tower and Other One-Act Plays (New Directions Paperbook)

By Tennessee Williams, Thomas Keith

A very good selection of never-before-collected one-acts: "The height of my virtuosity used to be within the one- act performs. a few of that are like firecrackers in a rope" (Tennessee Williams).
Here are pics of yankee existence in the course of the nice melancholy and after, populated through a hopelessly hopeful refrain woman, a munitions producer ensnared in a love triangle, an overconfident mob dandy, a bad couple who quarrel to conquer depression, a tender "spinster" enthralled by way of the impulse of uprising, and, in "The Magic Tower," a passionate artist and his spouse whose adolescence and optimism usually are not adequate to guard their "dream marriage." This new quantity gathers a few of Williams's such a lot exuberant early paintings and contains one-acts that he could later extend to robust full-length dramas: "The lovely Trap," a happy tackle The Glass Menagerie, and "Interior: Panic," a beautiful precursor to A Streetcar Named Desire.

The performs include:
     * At Liberty
     * The Magic Tower
     * Me, Vashya
     * Curtains for the Gentleman
     * In Our occupation
     * each Twenty mins
     * Honor the residing
     * The Case of the beaten Petunias
     * Moony's child do not Cry
     * The darkish Room
     * the gorgeous capture
     * inside: Panic
     * nation of Earth
     * I by no means dress until After darkish on Sundays
     * a few difficulties for The Moose Lodge

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The Merry Wives of Windsor (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 3) (Bilingual Edition)

By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

It's a Bilingual version 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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Love's Labour's Lost (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 7) (Bilingual Edition)

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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Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die

By Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, David Malki

The laptop have been invented many years in the past: a desktop that may inform, from only a pattern of your blood, the way you have been going to die. No dates, no details. Just a slip of paper with a number of phrases spelling out your final destiny -- instantly all-too particular and maddeningly vague.

A most sensible ten Amazon buyer favourite in technology Fiction & fable for 2010, The desktop of Death is an anthology of unique tales sure jointly by way of a imperative premise. From the funny to the adventurous to the mind-bending to the touching, the writers discover what the area will be like if a blood try out might expect your death.

But do not believe for a second this can be a booklet fullyyt composed of news approximately humans assembly their ironic dooms. There is a few of that, in fact. yet greater than that, it is a genre-hopping choice of stories approximately those that have realized extra approximately themselves then maybe they need to have, and how that knowledge affects their relationships, their notion of the area, and the way they think approximately themselves.

Features thirty-four tales by way of Randall Munroe, Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, Tom Francis, Camille Alexa, Erin McKean, James L. Sutter, David Malki !, Ryan North, and many others

Features illustrations by way of Kate Beaton, Kazu Kibuishi, Aaron Diaz, Jeffrey Brown, Scott C., Roger Langridge, Karl Kershl, Cameron Stewart, and so on

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Heartbreak House: A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes

Heartbreak apartment: A Fantasia within the Russian demeanour on English topics is a play written via George Bernard Shaw, first released in 1919 and primary performed on the Garrick Theatre in November 1920. in accordance with A. C. Ward, the paintings argues that "cultured, leisured Europe" used to be drifting towards destruction, and that "Those able to advisor Europe to protection did not study their right enterprise of political navigation". The "Russian demeanour" of the subtitle refers back to the form of Anton Chekhov, which Shaw adapts.

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Potato Factory

By Bryce Courtenay

Ikey Solomon is especially profitable certainly, within the paintings of thieving. Ikey's accomplice in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, till misfortune befalls them. they're parted and every needs to make the cruel trip from nineteenth century London to Van Diemens Land. within the backstreets and dives of Hobart city, Mary learns the artwork of brewing and builds The Potato manufacturing unit, the place she plans a brand new destiny. yet her objectives are threatened by means of Ikey's spouse, Hannah, her outdated enemy. the 2 girls increase their separate households. As every one lady units out to break the opposite, the households are dropped at the sting of catastrophe.

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