Accidental death of an anarchist


Author: Gavin Richards,Dario Fo
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 80
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In its first two years of production in Italy, Dario Fo's notorious Accidental Death of an Anarchist was seen by over half a million people. It has since been performed all over the world, and become a classic of twentieth-century drama. A sharp and hilarious satire on police corruption, it concerns the case of an anarchist railway worker who, in 1969, 'fell' to his death from a police headquarters window. This edition has been adapted by Gavin Richards from Gillian Hanna's translation and features an introduction by Stuart Hood and a preface by Dario Fo. Dario Fo (b.1926) is a Nobel Prize winning Italian playwright. In its first two years of production in Italy, Dario Fo's notorious Accidental Death of an Anarchist was seen by over half a million people. It has since been performed all over the world, and become a classic of twentieth-century drama. A sharp and hilarious satire on police corruption, it concerns the case of an anarchist railway worker who, in 1969, "fell" to his death from a police headquarters window. This edition has been adapted by Gavin Richards from Gillian Hanna's translation and features an introduction by Stuart Hood and a preface by Dario Fo. "I ought to warn you that the author of this sick little play, Dario Fo, has the traditional, irrational hatred of the police common to all narrowminded left-wingers and so I shall, no doubt, be the unwilling butt of endless anti-authoritarian jibes."—Inspector Bertozzo, Central Italian Police HQ "A marvellous concept: a zany political farce."—Michael Billington

Medea


Author: Euripides
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843023964
Category: Drama
Page: 52
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Euripides: Medea Aufführung 431 v. Chr. in Athen. Hier nach der Übers. von J.A. Hartung in: Griechische Tragiker, hg. v. Wolf Hartmut Friedrich, München (Winkler) 1958. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2013. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Griechische Tragiker: Aischylos, Sophokles, Euripides. Hg. v. Wolf Hartmut Friedrich, übers. v. J. G. Droysen (Aischylos), K. W. F. Solger (Sophokles), J. A. Hartung (Euripides), München: Winkler, 1958. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Euripides. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Hexenjagd

ein Drama in 2 Akten
Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596271085
Category:
Page: 119
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Neun Tage

Roman
Author: Toni Jordan
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 349296799X
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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Es gibt Tage, die verändern das ganze Leben. Von neun dieser schicksalhaften Tage im Leben einer Familie erzählt Toni Jordan in ihrem preisgekrönten Roman. Alles beginnt mit dem jungen Kip, der mit seinen Geschwistern in einem heruntergekommenen Vorort von Melbourne aufwächst. An einem heißen Sommerabend trifft er die bezaubernde Annabel, eigentlich die Tanzpartnerin seines Bruders, doch an diesem Tag verlieben sie sich. Als Kip fünfzig Jahre später erfährt, dass seine Tochter Charlotte schwanger ist, weckt das in ihm Erinnerungen an einen anderen folgenreichen Tag im Leben seiner Familie: den Tod seiner geliebten Schwester. Ein unsichtbarer Faden verbindet ihr Schicksal mit dem von Charlotte, ein Faden, der erst im Geflecht der ganzen Familiengeschichte sichtbar wird. Kunstvoll führt Toni Jordan die Stränge zusammen und zeigt die verborgenen Kräfte, die eine Familie im Innersten zusammenhalten.

Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui


Author: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518739956
Category: Drama
Page: 144
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Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui zeigt den Aufstieg Hitlers zur Macht bis zum Jahre 1938. Die NS-Groß-funktionäre erscheinen als Chicagoer Gangster und reden in den glatten Jamben des deutschen klassischen Dramas. Durch die doppelte Verfremdung werden die Ereignisse jener Jahre erkennbar nicht als schicksalhaftes Verhängnis, sondern als die Konsequenz der herrschenden Verhältnisse. Indem er Hitler und seine Kumpane der Lächerlichkeit preisgibt, nimmt Brecht ihnen jenen Zug des Dämonischen, den sie für viele auch heute noch zu besitzen scheinen. Die Parabel stellt klar, daß der Faschismus kein historischer Einzelfall war: Faschismus ist die noch immer mögliche Fortsetzung der Geschäfte mit anderen Mitteln.

Bernarda Albas Haus

Frauentragödie in span. Dörfern
Author: Federico García Lorca
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150085257
Category:
Page: 62
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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui


Author: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408179938
Category: Drama
Page: 88
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This scathing satire and parable transposes the rise of Hitler to gangland Chicago and continues to have relevance wherever totalitarianism appears today.

Days of Significance


Author: Roy Williams
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408148161
Category: Drama
Page: 128
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Written in response to Much Ado About Nothing and performed by Dominic Cooke's Pericles and The Winter's Tale Company, Roy Williams' Days of Significance is set in market-town England and the deserts of Iraq. Two young soldiers join their friends to binge drink the night before they leave for active service. Their complex love lives and mortal fears directly impact on their tour of duty. Roy Williams looks at how the naive and malformed moral codes of these young men have catastrophic reverberations for the West's moral authority.

Six Degrees of Separation


Author: John Guare
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408129450
Category: Drama
Page: 80
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"I read somewhere that everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people. Six degrees of separation… It's a profound thought… How every person is a new door, opening up into other worlds." Six Degrees of Separation is a modern American classic play: an explosive comedy that exposes white middle-class hypocrisy and prejudice. The play is a sharp, wittybut seriousexploration of the individual in society and the values or beliefs which motivate them.A young African-American man gains access to the homes of upper-class New Yorkers by pretending to be the son of actor Sidney Poitier. Treatedwith suspicion and then affection, he soonwreaks havoc in their comfortable lives. The playfirst opened off-Broadway in 1990 and, after playing to sold-out houses andovating audiences, it was producedinternationallyand made into a blockbuster film starring Donald Sutherland, Stockard Channing and Will Smith in 1994. It won numerous awards, including an Olivier and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award.

Mercury Fur


Author: Philip Ridley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408141523
Category: Drama
Page: 132
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Challenging new play by the enfant terrible of dark, disturbing drama Elliot is panicking. The party that he and his brother Darren have been planning has been brought forward - to tonight. In a lawless, ravaged city, where memories of the past have been brutally erased, the boys and their team survive by realising their clients' darkest fantasies. But just how far are they prepared to go in trading humanity for information? As the light fades and events spiral out of control it becomes clear that on the success of the evening hangs not just their security, but their existence. The world is at its worst...let the party begin. Mercury Fur is a challenging new work containing some explicit scenes that may cause offence. Published to tie-in with the play's premier at the Drum Theatre, Plymouth and The Chololate Factory, London in February 2005, produced by Paines Plough. "Philip Ridley is a singular writer, a prolific polymath, probably a genius, and the creator of some of the most peculiar, grotesque and compelling British plays (and films) of the last several years" Time Out

'Wastwater' and '|'


Author: Simon Stephens
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408154870
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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"You make one decision. It stays with you. It's like the consequences of it get into your bones." Set on the edges of Heathrow airport, Wastwater is an elliptical triptych - a snapshot of three different couples who make a choice that will define the fallout of their future. Harry is on the point of leaving England and Frieda knows she will never see him again. Lisa and Mark are on the point of a sexual betrayal that takes them into a place darker than they ever thought possible. Sian has a terrifying deal for Jonathan and she isn't going to take no for an answer. A reflective piece by a playwright at the height of his powers and career, Wastwater mimics the flexible and innovative form of Stephens's hit play Pornography with three overlapping, but detachable, parts which can be split and played in differing orders. The play contains Stephens's trademark combination of sensitive character depiction and tough confrontation with political choices. Wastwater is a meditative morality tale and a portrayal of modern-day relationships, formed and deformed by fatal decisions, inevitable consequences and fragile connections. This volume also contains the monologue T5, which portrays a road trip below the heart of London and follows a darkly magical flight out of the edges of the 21st century.