The Great Books Reader, Excerpts and Essays on the Most

Nice Books courses became more and more well known between Christian faculties, excessive colleges, or even domestic schoolers. This distinct e-book is designed if you do not need the chance to wait the sort of application yet are nonetheless attracted to without delay attractive with the Western Canon. It comprises big excerpts from thirty of crucial books in background, with each one excerpt via an essay putting the paintings in old and Christian context. Readers can examine at once from such authors and thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, de Tocqueville, Freud, and Chesterton.

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A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 15, Tibbett to by Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A

By Professor Philip H Highfill Jr PhD, Professor Kalman A Burnim PhD, Edward A. Langhans

A tremendous venture all started in 1973 reaches its end with the book of volumes 15 and sixteen of the Biographical Dictionary, a chain thought of "a reference paintings of the 1st order" by means of Theatre and acting Arts Collections.Among performers highlighted in those final volumes is Catherine Tofts, a talented singer whose well known acclaim was once captured in strains by means of Samuel Phillips: "How are we pleas’d while beauteous Tofts appears, / To thieve our Souls via our attentive Ears?’ / Ravish’d we take heed to th’ inchanting track, / And trap the falling Accents from her Tongue." the 1st singer of English start to grasp the shape of Italian opera, Tofts often gained best roles over local Italian singers. Her salary—?400 to ?500 a season—was one of many maximum within the theatre. Her acceptance declined, in spite of the fact that, as her calls for for money increased—a state of affairs captured in an epigram Alexander Pope could have penned: "So brilliant is thy good looks, so fascinating thy tune, / As had drawn either the beasts and their Orpheus along; / yet such is thy avarice, and such is thy satisfaction, / That the beasts should have starved, and the poets have died."John Vanbrugh, whose play The Relapse is ranked as the best comedies of the recovery interval, grew to become a subordinate crown architect below Sir Christopher Wren in 1702. In 1703, Vanbrugh begun plans for the Queen’s Theatre within the Haymarket, an firm recommended by means of the package Cat membership (of which Vanbrugh used to be a member). even supposing his lavish layout used to be acoustically faulty, restructuring helped right the matter and the theatre ultimately grew to become the unique middle for opera in London.

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Une maison de poupée by Henrik Ibsen

By Henrik Ibsen

En Norvège, dans 'une maison confortable et de bon goût', une famille se prépare à fêter Noël. Mais le douillet et rassurant cocon se fissure quand le mystery de Nora, l. a. jeune et joyeuse épouse, risk soudain d'être dévoilé à son mari. Dès lors, toute allégresse recule, et les enfants aux joues rouges s'effacent devant des personnages qui surgissent travel à journey – amie de jeunesse, médecin, créancier –, semant le doute et l'inquiétude. En ébranlant ainsi l. a. certitude lisse de son héroïne qui pensait avoir toujours agi comme elle le devait, Ibsen crée l'une des grandes figures du théâtre nordique, dont on proceed d'interroger los angeles volte-face et l. a. destinée.

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Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of by Eddie Shapiro

By Eddie Shapiro

In Nothing Like a Dame, theater journalist Eddie Shapiro opens a jewellery field choked with glittering surprises, via in-depth conversations with twenty best girls of Broadway. He rigorously chosen Tony Award-winning stars who've spent nearly all of their careers in theater, leaving apart those that have moved on or sometimes drop again in. the ladies he interviewed spent never-ending hours with him, discussing their careers, supplying insights into the enduring indicates, alterations on Broadway during the last century, and the artwork (and thrill) of taking the level evening after evening. Chita Rivera describes the event of starring in musicals in all of the final seven many years; Audra McDonald provides her innovations at the paintings that went into the 5 Tony Awards she gained earlier than turning 41; and Carol Channing displays on how she has revisited a similar starring position iteration after iteration, and its results on her profession. right here too is Sutton Foster, who contemplates her breakout luck in an age whilst stars operating predominately in theater are more and more infrequent. every one of those conversations is guided through Shapiro's professional wisdom of those women's careers, Broadway lore, and the main points of recognized (and notorious) musicals. He additionally comprises dozens of images of those gamers of their best-known roles.

This interesting assortment finds the inventive genius and human adventure of the ladies who've made Broadway musicals extra well known than ever -- a needs to for somebody who loves the theater.

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Les Justes: Pièce en cinq actes by Albert Camus

By Albert Camus

'En février 1905, à Moscou, un groupe de terroristes, appartenant au parti socialiste révolutionnaire, organisait un attentat à los angeles bombe contre le grand-duc Serge, oncle du tsar. Cet attentat et les circonstances singulières qui l'ont précédé et suivi font le sujet des Justes. Si extraordinaires que puissent paraître, en effet, certaines des events de cette pièce, elles sont pourtant historiques. Ceci ne veut pas dire, on le verra d'ailleurs, que Les Justes soient une pièce historique. Mais tous les personnages ont réellement existé et se sont conduits comme je le dis. J'ai seulement tâché à rendre vraisemblable ce qui était déjà vrai…

La haine qui pesait sur ces âmes exceptionnelles comme une intolérable souffrance est devenue un système confortable. Raison de plus pour évoquer ces grandes ombres, leur juste révolte, leur fraternité difficile, les efforts démesurés qu'elles firent pour se mettre en accord avec le meurtre – et pour dire ainsi où est notre fidélité.'
Albert Camus.

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Ensayos sobre música, teatro y literatura (Clasicos by Thomas Mann

By Thomas Mann

El presente volumen reúne una selección de los ensayos de Thomas Mann, sin duda una de las figuras centrales de l. a. literatura del siglo XX. Poco conocida en España, l. a. ingente obra ensayística de este autor –los volúmenes publicados después de su muerte suman más de dos mil páginas– constituye un análisis penetrante e imaginativo de los angeles cultura europea.
Alrededor de este tema significant se agrupan otros como los angeles relación del artista con los angeles sociedad, l. a. complejidad de l. a. realidad y del tiempo o las seducciones de los angeles espiritualidad, el eros y l. a. muerte.
Los textos que aquí presentamos suponen una eficaz aproximación al ideario estético de Mann en campos como l. a. música, el teatro y los angeles literatura. Es en este último apartado donde se encuentran algunos de los ensayos más perceptivos y profundos de su autor, en torno a grandes figuras de l. a. literatura common: desde un “Viaje por mar con Don Quijote” –genial comentario de l. a. obra de Cervantes escrito en el barco que le llevaba a Estados Unidos en 1934 huyendo de los nazis– hasta el conmovedor ensayo sobre Chéjov, pasando por Goethe, Zola o l. a. Anna Karénina de Tolstói.

Thomas Mann nació en Lübeck en 1875, segundo hijo de un comerciante acaudalado. Su madre pertenecía a una familia de plantadores de raíces luso-brasileñas, algo que influiría decisivamente en los angeles personalidad de Thomas, cuyo espíritu se encontró siempre escindido entre los angeles austera ética protestante y las inclinaciones sensuales y estéticas.

los angeles carrera literaria de Thomas Mann se inició a muy temprana edad, con l. a. publicación en 1893 de sus primeros relatos. Su primera novela, Los Buddenbrook (1901), le lanzaría a l. a. fama. Reconocido a partir de entonces como un gran escritor y estilista de l. a. lengua alemana, Mann cultivó el relato y l. a. novela, con obras tan relevantes como La muerte en Venecia (1913) o La montaña mágica (1924), así como el ensayo sobre temas culturales y políticos.

En 1929 recibió el Premio Nobel de Literatura. los angeles llegada al poder de los nazis en 1933 le obligó a exiliarse, primero en Suiza y luego en Estados Unidos. Entre 1934 y 1944 publicó l. a. tetralogía basada en los angeles historia bíblica de José, José y sus hermanos, a l. a. que siguió l. a. enormous Doktor Faustus (1947). En 1954 se instaló en Zúrich, donde moriría en 1955.

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