« Il n’y some degree de pires sourds que ceux qui ne veulent element entendre ! » Sganarelle, dans L’Amour médecin, nie l’évidence : si sa fille Lucinde est malade, c’est parce qu’elle désire se marier et qu’il s’y oppose obstinément. Aucun médecin au monde ne pourrait guérir l. a. jeune femme. Sauf un… Heureusement que Lisette, l’habile servante, a plus d’un travel dans son sac pour aider sa maîtresse !
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Jaloux trompé, valet fripon et médecin pédant : ces deux comédies-ballets mettent en scène les plus grands rôles du théâtre de Molière.
By Charles Juliet
Un homme mène une lifestyles en apparence toute lisse. Mais un jour, soit parce qu'une déception, un revers, un deuil..., a brisé ses défenses et détruit ses appuis, soit parce qu'il éprouve le besoin de partir à los angeles recherche de lui-même, il se trouve engagé dans une errance au terme de laquelle, bien des années plus tard, après avoir parcouru un interminable chemin, il air of mystery le sentiment de s'être découvert, d'avoir rencontré sa vérité. Cette pièce a pour thème l'aventure de l. a. quête de soi et de l. a. radicale transformation qu'elle entraîne. Cette aventure est longue, douloureuse. Au début, elle est vécue dans los angeles confusion, l. a. détresse, une angoisse extrême. Loin de tout repère, tout chemin, l'être avance à tâtons dans des contrées inconnues, désertiques, où s'enchevêtrent l. a. peur de se perdre et le désir de conquérir un accord avec soi et le monde. Contre toute attente survient pourtant l'instant décisif du lâcher-prise. L'être renonce à tout vouloir, consent à déposer les armes. C'est alors qu'il se trouve en mesure de se laisser guider et reconstruire par des forces qui vont faire de lui un être clair, unifié, apte à se tourner vers autrui.
By David Rothenberg
(Applause Books). David Rothenberg's multilayered lifestyles thrust him into Broadway's brightest lighting, felony riots, political campaigns, civil rights sit-ins, and a principal American civil struggle. In his memoir, Fortune in My Eyes , his trip contains a few of the so much celebrated names within the theater: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Sir John Gielgud, Peggy Lee, Alvin Ailey, Lauren Bacall, Christine Ebersole, and diverse others. He produced an Off-Broadway felony drama, Fortune and Men's Eyes , which reshaped his existence. John Herbert's chilling play led on to the construction of the Fortune Society, which has developed into one of many nation's so much bold advocacy and repair firms in legal justice. Rothenberg used to be Elizabeth Taylor's establishing evening date on the Richard Burton Hamlet cry from his getting into Attica criminal in the course of that institution's famed inmate rebellion; those are only of the studies printed during this memoir. As a theater publicist and manufacturer and as a social activist he stocks studies with politicians and with nameless women and men, out of legal, who've fought to reclaim their lives. The human drama of the previously incarcerated that unfolds during this publication is a fit for plenty of of the leisure world's such a lot fabled characters.
A poet who hated an age of decadence, armed clash, and departure from culture, Aristophanes' comedian genius prompted the political and social order of his personal fifth-century Athens. yet as Moses Hadas writes in his creation to this quantity, 'His real declare upon our awareness is because the so much significant and inventive and considerate wit our global has known.' contains The Acharnians, The Birds, The Clouds, Ecclesiazusae, The Frogs, The Knights, Lysistrata, Peace, Plutus, Thesmophoriazusae, and The Wasps.
By Gerald Horne
Ahead of he attained notoriety as Dean of the Hollywood Ten—the blacklisted screenwriters and administrators persecuted as a result of their various ties to the Communist Party—John Howard Lawson had develop into some of the most wonderful, profitable, and highbrow screenwriters at the Hollywood scene within the Thirties and Forties, with numerous hits to his credits together with Blockade, Sahara, and Action within the North Atlantic. After his notorious, nearly violent, 1947 listening to ahead of the home Un-American actions Committee, Lawson hung out in legal and his profitable profession used to be successfully over. Studded with anecdotes and according to formerly untapped documents, this primary biography of Lawson brings alive his period and lines a lot of his famous neighbors and co-workers, together with John Dos Passos, Theodore Dreiser, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Chaplin, Gene Kelly, Edmund Wilson, Ernest Hemingway, Humphrey Bogart, Dalton Trumbo, Ring Lardner, Jr., etc. Lawson's existence turns into a prism by which we achieve a clearer standpoint at the evolution and machinations of McCarthyism and anti-Semitism within the usa, at the impression of the left on Hollywood, and on a desirable guy whose radicalism served as a foil for launching the political careers of 2 Presidents: Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. In brilliant, marvelously unique prose, Final sufferer of the Blacklist restores this significant determine to his rightful position in background because it recounts essentially the most attractive episodes in 20th century cinema and politics.
By David Sheward
(Applause Books). George C. Scott (1927-1999) born in clever, Virginia, created the various twentieth century's such a lot memorable performances on degree and display the crafty prosecutor in Anatomy of a homicide , the manipulative gambler in The Hustler , the buffoonishly warmongering leader of employees in Dr. Strangelove , and, after all, the intense and rebellious Patton . He additionally performed Willy Loman, Richard III, Mussolini, Scrooge, Fagin, and numerous others. yet his offstage existence was once as choked with drama and controversy as any of the lives he portrayed with such depth. He refused the Oscar for Patton , battled with television networks to incorporate reasonable components in his sequence East Side/West part , invested (and misplaced) his personal cash on Broadway and within the scandalous movie The Savage is unfastened , married 5 occasions (twice to Colleen Dewhurst) and had a tempestuous affair with Ava Gardner, traveled to Vietnam on the top of the struggle to write down a piece of writing for Esquire journal, and weathered a dangerous sexual harassment go well with. within the first whole biography of this nice famous person, David Sheward files Scott's artistry in addition to his roller-coaster profession. that includes interviews with quite a few colleagues together with Nathan Lane, Karl Malden, Piper Laurie, and Eva Marie Saint, in addition to family and friends participants, Rage and Glory will pay tribute to 1 of our best and fieriest actors.
By Eric D. Lehman
Winner of the Henry-Russell Hitchcock Award, Victorian Society of the USA (2014)
When P. T. Barnum met twenty-five-inch-tall Charles Stratton at a Bridgeport, Connecticut inn in 1843, the most very important partnerships in leisure historical past used to be born. With Barnum’s promotional talents and the miniature Stratton’s comedic skills, they charmed a Who’s Who of the nineteenth century, from Queen Victoria to Charles Dickens to Abraham Lincoln. cherished world wide as “General Tom Thumb,” Stratton performed to sold-out indicates for nearly 40 years. From his days as a precocious baby megastar to his tragic early loss of life, turning into Tom Thumb tells the entire tale of this iconic determine for the 1st time. It information his triumphs at the big apple level, his epic big name marriage ceremony, and his around-the-world journey, drawing on newly on hand fundamental assets and interviews. From the mansions of Paris to the deserts of Australia, Stratton’s specified model of yank comedy not just earned him the accolades of thousands of fanatics, it helped movement little humans out of the aspect express and into the lime mild.
By Tom Stern
The connection among philosophy and theatre is a principal subject matter within the writings of Plato and Aristotle and of dramatists from Aristophanes to Stoppard. the place Plato argued that playwrights and actors could be banished from the precise urban for his or her suspect imitations of truth, Aristotle argued that theatre, relatively tragedy, used to be important for exciting our feelings and aiding us to realizing ourselves.
Despite this wealthy heritage the examine of philosophy and theatre has been principally ignored in modern philosophy. this can be the 1st booklet to introduce philosophy and theatre. It covers key issues and debates, offering the contributions of significant figures within the background of philosophy, including:
• what's theatre?
• How does theatre evaluate with different arts?
• Theatre as imitation, together with Plato on "mimesis"
• fact and phantasm within the theatre, together with Nietzsche on tragedy
• Theatre as heritage theatre and morality, together with Rousseau's criticisms of theatre
• viewers and emotion, together with Aristotle on catharsis
• Theatre and politics, together with Brecht's Epic Theatre.
Including annotated additional analyzing and summaries on the finish of every bankruptcy, Philosophy and Theatre is a perfect place to begin for these learning philosophy, theatre stories and comparable topics within the arts and humanities.(less)
By Edward Braun
“Legendary Russian theater director Vsevolod Meyerhold (1874-1940) led the insurrection opposed to naturalism and flouted Stalinist socialist realism along with his avant-garde productions incorporating mime, constructivist units, musical ratings and formalized surroundings. His scenic invention and use of cinematic ideas culminated in his 1926 staging of Gogol’s the govt. Inspector in addition to reinterpretations of classics corresponding to Pushkin’s Queen of Spades. Braun, a drama professor in England, sees Meyerhold as a perfect director-poet for whom the theater used to be designed to shatter the audience’s complacency. Decked out with a hundred forty five images of set reproductions, costumes and posters, Braun’s bright examine restores Meyerhold’s radical legacy for modern theater. This revision of a piece first released in 1979 attracts on a wealth of newly stumbled on writings by way of Meyerhold, in addition to KGB records published considering the fact that 1989 that inform the entire tale of the director’s arrest, torture and execution after being falsely classified a international agent via Stalin.”
By Walter A. Davis
This publication explores the complicated courting among artwork and politics. Walter Davis makes use of his vast wisdom of psychoanalysis to increase a philosophical critique of the impression that the present political weather is having on all inventive endeavour. He makes use of examples from a wide selection of fields together with the theatre and pop culture, to teach how precise creative freedom of expression is lower than danger from the ideological constraints imposed via modern capitalism.
Starting with an research of the censorship of the play 'My identify is Rachel Corrie', which was once withdrawn from construction by way of a massive long island theatre as a result of political strain, Davis indicates how all artwork that demanding situations the mainstream is suppressed or distorted to fit the politics of our time -- person who won't realize the reality of human adventure and the affliction on the center of all civilization.