The Comedia In English

Author: Susan Paun De García
Publisher: Tamesis Books
ISBN: 9781855661691
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The Comedia In English. How should a seventeenth-centry Spanish verse play be presented to a contemporary English-speaking audience?

Th R Se Raquin

Author: Émile Zola
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783196157
Size: 54.58 MB
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Th R Se Raquin. A story of paralysing passion Late 19th century, Paris. In a small dusty haberdasher’s shop near the Seine in the dank, narrow Passage du Pont Neuf, the young and beautiful Thérèse Raquin is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille. While her husband is out all day working, Thérèse is confined behind the counter of the small shop and – every Thursday evening – to watching her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin, play dominoes with a very odd assortment of old friends. One Thursday evening Camille brings a childhood friend to the party – the bluff and attractive Laurent – and he inspires such powerful feelings in Thérèse that she surrenders all her inhibitions and loyalties to a brutal and overwhelming passion that overturns all their lives and has results no one could have foreseen... In keeping with the innovative and challenging nature of the original work, this radical new adaptation uses music, lyrics and movement to heighten and distil the underlying themes; and a three-woman chorus to give voice to Thérèse’s secret fears and desires.

Metropolis

Author: Thomas Elsaesser
Publisher: British Film Institute
ISBN: 9781844575015
Size: 60.69 MB
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Metropolis. Metropolis is a monumental work. On its release in 1925, after sixteen months' filming, it was Germany's most expensive feature film, a canvas for director Fritz Lang's increasingly extravagant ambitions. Lang, inspired by the skyline of New York, created a whole new vision of cities. One of the greatest works of science fiction, the film also tells human stories about love and family. Thomas Elsaesser explores the cultural phenomenon of Metropolis: its different versions (there is no definitive one), its changing meanings, and its role as a database of twentieth-century imagery and ideologies. In his foreword to this special edition, published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BFI Film Classics series, Elsaesser discusses the impact of the 27 minutes of 'lost' footage discovered in Buenos Aires in 2008, and incorporated in a restored edition, which premiered in 2010.

Nat Tate

Author: William Boyd
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408824159
Size: 29.51 MB
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Nat Tate. The infamous literary prank that fooled a legion of art critics in the 1990s Artist Nathwell Tate was born in 1928 in Union Beach, New Jersey. On January 8 1960 he contrived to round up and burn almost his entire output of Abstract Expressionism. Four days later he killed himself. This book offers an account of Tate's life and work. --- When William Boyd published his biography of New York modern artist Nat Tate, a huge reception of critics and artists arrived for the launch party, hosted by David Bowie, to toast the late artist's life. Little did they know that the painter Nat Tate, a depressive genius who burned almost all his output before his suicide, never existed. The book was a hoax, and the art world had fallen for it. Nat Tate is a work of art unto itself - an investigation of the blurry line between the invented and the authentic, and a thoughtful tour through the spirited and occasionally ludicrous American art scene of the 1950s.

The Praise Of Folly

Author: Desiderius Erasmus
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 177541597X
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The Praise Of Folly. Erasmus of Rotterdam wrote the essay The Praise of Folly during a week at Sir Thomas More's estate in Bucklersbury. He later refined and extended the piece. In it he personifies Folly as a god, whose companions are likewise-personified sins and human weaknesses. His work criticizes the Catholic Church, and culminates in a statement of Christian ideals. Erasmus was a faithful Catholic, but his text is considered a catalyst to the Protestant movement.

Learning To Labor

Author: Paul Willis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780231178952
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Learning To Labor. A landmark work in sociology, cultural studies, and ethnography since its publication in 1977, Paul Willis's Learning to Labor is a provocative and troubling account of how education links culture and class in the reproduction of social hierarchy. Willis observed a working-class friendship group in an English industrial town in the West Midlands in their final years at school. These "lads" rebelled against the rules and values of the school, creating their own culture of opposition. Yet this resistance to official norms, Willis argues, prepared these students for working-class employment. Rebelling against authority made the lads experience the constraints that held them in subordinate class positions as choices of their own volition. Learning to Labor demonstrates the pervasiveness of class in lived experience. Its detailed and sympathetic ethnography emphasizes subjectivity and the role of working-class people in making their culture. Willis shows how resistance does not simply challenge the social order, but also constitutes it. The lessons of Learning to Labor apply as much to the United States as to the United Kingdom, especially the finding that education, rather than helping overcome hierarchies, can often perpetuate them, which is of renewed relevance at a time when education is trumpeted as meritocratic and a panacea for inequality.

Because Of Winn Dixie

Author: Kate DiCamillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763649457
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Because Of Winn Dixie. A classic tale by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, America's beloved storyteller. One summer’s day, ten-year-old India Opal Buloni goes down to the local supermarket for some groceries – and comes home with a dog. But Winn-Dixie is no ordinary dog. It’s because of Winn-Dixie that Opal begins to make friends. And it’s because of Winn-Dixie that she finally dares to ask her father about her mother, who left when Opal was three. In fact, as Opal admits, just about everything that happens that summer is because of Winn-Dixie. Featuring a new cover illustration by E. B. Lewis and an excerpt of Kate DiCamillo's newest novel, Raymie Nightingale.