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A Doll's House: (Annotated)(Illustrated)(Biography)
by Henrik Ibsen

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English

Pages

106

Publication Date

February 16, 2018

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A Doll's House is a three-act play written by Henrik Ibsen. It premiered at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 21 December 1879, having been published earlier that month. The play is set in a Norwegian town circa 1879. The play is significant for the way it deals with the fate of a married woman, who at the time in Norway lacked reasonable opportunities for self-fulfillment in a male dominated world. It aroused a great sensation at the time, and caused a “storm of outraged controversy” that went beyond the theatre to the world newspapers and society. In 2006, the centennial of Ibsen's death, A Doll's House held the distinction of being the world's most performed play for that year. UNESCO has inscribed Ibsen's autographed manuscripts of A Doll's House on the Memory of the World Register in 2001, in recognition of their historical value.
Ghosts: A family-drama in three acts (Annotated))Ilustrated)(Biog...
by Henrik Ibsen

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English

Pages

101

Publication Date

February 15, 2018

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Ghosts is a play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. It was written in 1881 and first staged in 1882 in Chicago, Illinois, in a production by a Danish company on tour. Like many of Ibsen's plays, Ghosts is a scathing commentary on 19th-century morality. Because of its subject matter, which includes religion, venereal disease, incest and euthanasia, it immediately generated strong controversy and negative criticism. Since then the play has fared better, and is considered a “great play” that historically holds a position of “immense importance”.
The Iliad & The Odyssey
by unknown Homer

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English

Pages

644

Publication Date

April 09, 2012

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The Iliad & The Odyssey<br />by Homer<br />While Homer's existence as a historical person is still a topic of debate, the writings attributed to the name have made their mark not only on Greek history and literature, but upon western civilization.
A Doll's House (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Henrik Ibsen

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English

Pages

82

Publication Date

April 10, 2012

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<DIV> <DIV> One of the best-known, most frequently performed of modern plays, <I>A Doll's House</I> richly displays the genius with which Henrik Ibsen pioneered modern, realistic prose drama. In the central character of Nora, Ibsen epitomized the human struggle against the humiliating constraints of social conformity. Nora's ultimate rejection of a smothering marriage and life in "a doll's house" shocked theatergoers of the late 1800s and opened new horizons for playwrights and their audiences.<BR>But daring social themes are only one aspect of Ibsen's power as a dramatist. <I>A Doll's House</I> shows as well his gifts for creating realistic dialogue, a suspenseful flow of events and, above all, psychologically penetrating characterizations that make the struggles of his dramatic personages utterly convincing. Here is a deeply absorbing play as readable as it is eminently playable, reprinted from an authoritative translation.<BR>A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.</DIV></DIV>
The Tempest (Dover Thrift Editions)
by William Shakespeare

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English

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82

Publication Date

April 19, 2012

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<DIV>This bewitching play, Shakespeare's final work, articulates a wealth of the playwright's mature reflections on life and contains some of his most familiar and oft-quoted lines. The story concerns Miranda, a lovely young maiden, and Prospero, her philosophical old magician father, who dwell on an enchanted island, alone except for their servants -- Ariel, an invisible sprite, and Caliban, a monstrous witch's son.<BR>Into their idyllic but isolated lives comes a shipwrecked party that includes the enemies who usurped Prospero's dukedom years before, and set him and his daughter adrift on the ocean. Also among the castaways is a handsome prince, the first young man Miranda has ever seen. Comedy, romance, and reconciliation ensue, in a masterly drama that begins with a storm at sea and concludes in joyous harmony. <BR>Students, poetry lovers, and drama enthusiasts will treasure this convenient, modestly priced edition of one of Shakespeare's greatest plays and one of literature's finest comedies. </DIV>
Julius Caesar
by William Shakespeare

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English

Pages

156

Publication Date

February 14, 2018

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Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599. It portrays the conspiracy against the Roman dictator of the same name, his assassination and its aftermath. It is one of several Roman plays that he wrote, based on true events from Roman history, which also include Coriolanus and Antony and Cleopatra.<br />Although the title of the play is Julius Caesar, Caesar is not the central character in its action; he appears in only three scenes, and is killed at the beginning of the third act. The protagonist of the play is Marcus Brutus, and the central psychological drama is his struggle between the conflicting demands of honour, patriotism, and friendship.
The Cherry Orchard (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Anton Chekhov

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English

Pages

66

Publication Date

April 03, 2012

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<DIV><P><I>The Cherry Orchard</I> was first produced by the Moscow Art Theatre on Chekhov's last birthday, January 17, 1904. Since that time it has become one of the most critically admired and performed plays in the Western world, a high comedy whose principal theme, the passing of the old semifeudal order, is symbolized in the sale of the cherry orchard owned by Madame Ranevsky.<BR>The play also functions as a magnificent showcase for Chekhov's acute observations of his characters' foibles and for quizzical ruminations on the approaching dissolution of the world of the Russian aristocracy and life as it was lived on their great country estates. While the subject and the characters of the work are, in a sense, timeless, the dramatic technique of the play was a Chekhovian innovation. In this and other plays he developed the concept of "indirect action," in which the dramatic action takes place off stage and the significance of the play revolves around the reactions of the characters to those unseen events.<BR>Reprinted from a standard edition, this inexpensive well-made volume invites any lover of theater or great literature to enter the world of Madame Ranevsky, Anya, Gayef, Lopakhin, Firs, and the other memorable characters whose hopes, fears, loves, and general humanity are so brilliantly depicted in this landmark of world drama.<BR><BR></DIV></P>
Plays (Illustrated)
by Susan Glaspell

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

February 15, 2018

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"...<br />TRIFLES<br />First performed by the Provincetown Players at the Wharf Theatre, Provincetown, Mass., August 8, 1916.<br />..."
The Lady from the Sea: (Annotated)(Illustrated)(Biography)
by Henrik Ibsen

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English

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113

Publication Date

February 15, 2018

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The Lady from the Sea (Norwegian: Fruen fra havet) is a play written in 1888 by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen inspired by the ballad Agnete og Havmanden. The drama is notable in the Ibsen corpus for introducing the portrayal of Hilde Wangel who is again portrayed in Ibsen's later play The Master Builder. The character portrayal of Hilde Wangel has been portrayed twice in contemporary film as a culturally relevant portrayal, most recently in the 2014 film titled A Master Builder.
Divina Commedia (illustrato) (Italian Edition)
by Dante Alighieri

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Italian

Pages

517

Publication Date

February 14, 2018

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Il vero e proprio viaggio attraverso l'Inferno ha inizio nel Canto III. Dante e Virgilio si trovano sotto la città di Gerusalemme, davanti alla grande porta su cui sono impressi i versi celeberrimi che aprono questo canto. L'ultimo di quei versi: "Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate", incute nuovi dubbi e nuovo timore in Dante, ma il suo maestro e guida gli sorride e lo prende per mano perché ormai bisogna andare avanti.

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