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கல்வியில் புதுமைகள்: Scenes From Life In The Country (Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Für Romanische Philologie Ser. #115)

by பேராசிரியர் நாகராஜன்

“கல்வியில் புதுமைகள் என்னும் இந்நூல், மிகக் குறுகிய காலத்தில் தமிழ்நாட்டிலுள்ள அனைத்துப் பல்கலைக் கழகங்களைச் சார்ந்த சார்ந்த பி.எட்.வகுப்பு மாணவர்களிடையேயும், கல்வியியல் பேராசிரியப் பெருந்தகைகளிடையேயும் வெகுவாக பிரபலமடைந்துள்ளது. பெரியார், திருவள்ளுவர், போன்ற பல்கலைக்கழகங்களில் இத்தாளுக்கான பாடத்திட்டம் ஏற்கனவே உள்ளதுபோல் தொடர்வதாலும், சென்னைப் பல்கலைக்கழகம் இத்தாளுக்குரிய பாடங்களில் இரண்டு மூன்று பாடங்களை நீக்கிவிட்டு, அவைகளுக்கு பதிலாக, வழிப்படுத்தப்பட்ட அமைப்பு அணுகுமுறை, “கற்பித்தல் ஊடகங்களைத் தேர்ந்தெடுத்தலும் பயன்படுத்தலும்”, “தகவல் நுட்பவியலைப் பயன்படுத்தும் நவீன கற்பித்தல் முறைகள்” போன்ற பாடங்களை சேர்த்து தனது பாடத்திட்டத்தை மாற்றி அமைத்து

भारतीय राजनीति-विचारक: Scenes From Life In The Country (Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Für Romanische Philologie Ser. #115)

by ओम् प्रकाश गाबा नेशनल पेपरबैक्स

भारतीय राजनीति-चिंतन की परंपरा पश्चिमी परंपरा से भी पुरानी है, और इसमें बहुत सारे ओजस्वी विचार भरे हैं। परंतु इसके अध्ययन को यथोचित महत्त्व नहीं मिल पाया है। देखा जाए तो आधुनिक युग में पश्चिमी सभ्यता के अभ्युदय के कारण साधारणतः पाश्चात्य राजनीति-चिंतन को ही भूमंडलीय बौद्धिक परंपरा के प्रतिनिधि के रूप में प्रस्तुत किया गया है; भारतीय राजनीति-चिंतन को छिटपुट अध्ययन का विषय बना कर छोड़ दिया गया है। वस्तुतः भारतीय चिंतन की प्राचीन, मध्ययुगीन और आधुनिक धाराओं में राजनीति की बहुत सारी समस्याओं पर इतने सुलझे हुए विचार व्यक्त किए गए हैं जो भूमंडलीय बौद्धिक परंपरा का महत्त्वपूर्ण अंग बनने की क्षमता रखते हैं, परंतु मुख्यतः हमारी उदासीनता के कारण इस क्षमता को सार्थक करने का विशेष प्रयत्न नहीं हुआ है। ‘भारतीय राजनीति-विचारक’ का प्रस्तुत संस्करण पिछले सब संस्करणों का उन्नत रूप है। आशा है, इस रूप में प्रस्तुत कृति अपने पाठक-वर्ग को न केवल भारतीय राजनीति-चिंतन की समृद्ध परंपरा से परिचित कराएगी बल्कि उन्हें मानव-समाज की समस्याओं के बारे में स्वयं चिंतन करने की प्रेरणा देगी।

Συρανό δε Μπερζεράκ

by Edmond Rostand

This is the famous 19th-century play about a great swordsman and poet with the unseemly large nose. Although he is feared by opponents, he cannot court the woman of his dreams, except through anonymously sent poems, which makes for a romantic and adventurous tale.

भारतीय कला एवं संस्कृति: Scenes From Life In The Country (Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Für Romanische Philologie Ser. #115)

by नितिन सिंधानिया

Nitin Singhania holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Economics from Presidency College, Kolkata. He is also a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary. He worked in Coal India Ltd before joining the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) in 2013 in the West Bengal cadre. He has a deep interest and expertise in Indian Art and Culture and is known for guiding students in this area. Presently he is posted as Sub-Divisional Officer in Purba Bardhaman district of West Bengal. Earlier, he has worked as the Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and as Assistant Collector in Burdwan, West Bengal. His bestselling title Indian Art and Culture is a favourite among students preparing for the Civil Services Examination.

Επιστολές από την Ανταρκτική

by Federico Romano

Το ταξίδι της ζωής ενός αλτρουιστή και γενναιόδωρου άνδρα μέσα από τον πόνο, τη χαρά, τη φιλία, την αγάπη και το θάνατο. Αυτές είναι οι «Επιστολές από την Ανταρκτική», ένα μυθιστόρημα που η πλοκή του διαδραματίζεται σε ένα φανταστικό νησί που είναι περισσότερο ένα μέρος της ανθρώπινης ψυχής. Συγκεκριμένα, η ανθρώπινη ψυχή που συναντάμε εδώ είναι αυτή του Φρέντερικ Τζόνσον. Οι συναντήσεις που θα κάνει, οι σκληρές εμπειρίες της ζωής που θα μπορέσει να αντιμετωπίσει και να χειριστεί, θα ξεδιπλώσουν τη στιγματισμένη ύπαρξη του από τη στιγμή της γέννησης του. Στην πραγματικότητα, νεογέννητος ακόμα, εγκαταλείφθηκε από τη μητέρα του που δεν θα την ξαναδεί ποτέ.

100 (monologues)

by Eric Bogosian

This new collection by one of America's premier performers and most innovative and provocative artists includes 100 monologues from his acclaimed plays and solo shows including: Drinking in America; Men Inside; Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead; Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll and more. Also included are additional pieces from Talk Radio and Notes from Underground.

100 Neo-Futurist Plays

by The Neo-Futurists

This collection of 100 short (very short) plays from The Neo-Futurists' acclaimed cult hit Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind was originally published by Chicago Plays in 1993. The show presents 30 plays in 60 minutes, its ensemble of writer/performers generating between two and 12 new plays each week, as dictated by a roll of the dice. The material runs the gamut of style, tone, and topic: musical, confession, agit-prop, poetic gesture, physical comedy, puppet theater, audience interrogation, folk song, sex joke, and many more. The plays are funny, moving, challenging, powerful, and occasionally just plain weird. There is no fourth wall in Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind - the show embraces the ideal that theater is created in the connection between audience and performer. Randomness, dynamism, speed, brevity, and planned obsolescence are celebrated and exploited to engage and refresh all participants. The plays stand as an entertaining document of the show's output, and they are ideal for scene study, auditions, and competitions.

1001

by Jason Grote

4m, 2f to play multiple roles / Dramatic Comedy The cuckolded King Shahriyar is marrying a new bride every night and beheading her the next morning. As unrest spreads in the Sultanate, his vizier's daughter Scheherezade hatches a plan: she will offer herself as a bride and seduce the king with stories that leave him hanging on every word. She weaves such tales as "Sindbad the Sailor" and "Alaeddin and His Magic Lamp" with stories of Borges, Flaubert, and Alan and Dahna -- a Jewish man and an Arab woman who have fallen in love in millennial New York City. Shahriyar becomes Alan and Scheherezade becomes Dahna as the worlds mingle and inform one another. Modern speech invades the fantasy tales, and swords and genii appear in the 21st Century, in a dance of cultures and people who are forever intertwined. "[An] explosive, often brilliant work about America, narrative, the Middle East and identity."- Time Out New York "...funny, moving, postmodernist-in-a-good-way... Like Scheherazade's tales, 1001 is endlessly compelling, and also endless (again, in a good way)..."- Boston Globe "Jason Grote is one of a generation of brainy new American dramatists - including Tracy Letts and Will Eno - who understand that to reach new audiences, political theater needs to move beyond moral indignation and outrage, past spoon-feeding an attitude. One key to going forward is looking backward into literature, fable and allegory." - LA Weekly "...a wild and beautiful glimpse at the yarns that shape our lives...Even if it isn't always true, the story we keep telling -- about the power of love, violence, and death -- is a comfort. Grote tackles that concept with gripping imagination, achieving a cosmic scope by eliminating the barriers between worlds." - Variety "Grote's Orientalist fantasia...conjures a storybook world that dissolves, at a moment's notice, into an apocalyptic, 21st-century landscape. Where to begin to describe this seductive if smartalecky, nonlinear play? ...[ 1001] doesn't preach, and it doesn't underestimate the audience's intelligence." - Washington Post

13 Rue De L'amour

by Mawby Green

Full Length, Farce/ 5 m, 3 f, extras / 2 ints. Here is the hilarious frolic that launched Feydeau in Paris as the Neil Simon of his day. Take one philandering husband; add his virtuous wife set on revenge, and a doctor determined to be her instrument of revenge; mix well with the husband's friend who is eager to trap his spouse in flagrante delicto and a young nephew with a cocotte to round out his education; toss them together at 13 Rue de L'Amour where a love starved German countess is the concierge; season with a befuddled police inspector and a perky French maid. "The best laid plans for vice and sin go wildly and wonderfully astray."-Seattle Times "Very stuff of comedy whirled around with happy dexterity."-NY Post "Classic farce... thoroughly worth seeing."-NY Times "Indecently funny."-Time ROYALTY FEE: $75 per performance.

1979

by Michael Healey

It’s December 1979 and Clark’s minority Progressive Conservative government is under threat of dissolution before it has a chance to accomplish anything — even pass a budget. But Clark is young and idealistic, resolute on making his mark in office. When he steals a moment at his desk to make a crucial decision, his colleagues, including Brian Mulroney and Pierre Trudeau, take the opportunity to steer him in different directions.

2.5 Minute Ride and 101 Most Humiliating Stories

by Lisa Kron

This book collects Lisa Kron's two extraordinary solo performance works. Best known for her ongoing work as a member of The Five Lesbian Brothers, Kron's solo pieces are very personal examinations of both herself and her family history. This is singularly clear in 2.5 Minute Ride, where her writing deftly maneuvers between the tragic drama of the Holocaust and the wry comedy of her family's attempts to pursue pleasure at the local amusement park. This critically acclaimed work played to sold out audience for over six months at New York's Public Theatre. Also included is the riotous 101 Most Humiliating Stories, which first premiered in 1993, and in fact only consists of seventeen tales but each, as the author observes, has several humiliations. It recounts the adventures and misadventures of a self-described Big Lesbian as she tests the boundaries of decorum in social and professional situations.

2 Across

by Jerry Mayer

Comedy / 1m, 1f / Interior Two strangers, a man and a woman (late 40's to middle 50's) board a San Francisco BART train at 4:30 AM. They're alone in the car, each is married, both are doing the New York Times crossword. She's an organized, sensible, psychologist. He's a free spirited, unemployed ad exec. She is a crossword pro, he always quits. When he tosses his puzzle away, she snaps, "Crosswords are a metaphor for life, those who finish, succeed, those who don't, fail." Now he vows to finish. Why? He's a competitor and she happens to be lovely. This starts an 80 minute ride described by critics as "Hilarious," "Witty," "Romantic," "Poignant," "Wonderfully entertaining." Two opposites in an enclosed space, attacking each other's values but also being swayed and intrigued by them. They each have serious life problems that the other helps them solve. Their trip is filled with unpredictable but believable surprises, even a passionate embrace or two. As the train ride ends it's obvious each of them has been changed for the better. And we're dying to know, will these two meet again?

2 Pianos 4 Hands

by Ted Dykstra Richard Greenblatt

Amidst pushy parents, eccentric teachers, hours of repetitive practice, stage fright, the agony of competitions and exams, and the dream of greatness, Ted and Richard grow up as "piano nerds." As they mature, they become more aware of the gap between the merely very good and the great, and come to the humbling realization that concert stardom may be out of reach, but they just might be two of the best piano players in the neighbourhood, and that in itself is worth celebrating.

20@OMI

by Leslie Alan Horvitz Ross Willows Joan Kaghan

A celebration in words and pictures, 20@OMI offers a vivid portrait of a renowned international, nonprofit arts center in upstate New York. This handsome, lavishly illustrated volume recounts how Art Omi grew from its modest beginnings as an artists' residency program in a converted barn into a thriving arts center boasting four artists residency programs, a sculpture park, a spectacular new visitors' center and year round arts education for local children all located on a beautiful 120-acre campus dedicated to contemporary art and architecture. This is a story which could only be told in the words of the artists, sculptors, writers, musicians, dancers and architects who have participated in Omi's various programs over its first twenty years. The book also features revealing accounts from administrators, program directors, curators, critics and mentors who have worked tirelessly to develop Omi into the vibrant community that it is today. 20@OMI also provides readers with an understanding of the alchemy that happens at Omi. How did Omi become such a crucible of creativity? How has Omi made it possible for artists from all over the world, working in every conceivable medium, to come together in a spirit of collaboration? What happens to artists at Omi that can transform their lives and work so profoundly in just a matter of weeks? For all of the thousands of Omi alumni, 20@OMI is essential reading - the next best thing to actually being there. For those who have yet to experience Art Omi, 20@OMI will serve both as an introduction and as an invitation to come visit.

225 Plays

by The New York Neo-Futurists Joey Rizzolo

This book brings together over 200 short (very short) plays from the New York production of the acclaimed cult theater hit "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.""Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind," created by Greg Allen, debuted in Chicago in December, 1988, and has been playing to sold out houses ever since. The show presents 30 plays in 60 minutes, 50 weeks a year, to a devoted following. The ensemble of writer-performers generates between two and 12 new plays each week, as dictated by a roll of the dice, creating a constantly changing menu of plays. In 2004, a New York ensemble was formed and the show has been running there since, playing to houses of younger, culturally adventurous audiences as well as seasoned theater-goers. The 225 plays in this volume, culled from more than 1,300 the New York company has generated since 2004, reflect the diversity of 35 current and past ensemble members and the multiplicity of viewpoints and voices they bring to the stage. The material runs the gamut of style, tone, and topic: musical, confession, agit-prop, poetic gesture, physical comedy, puppet theater, audience interrogation, folk song, sex joke, and many more.

27 Rue de Fleurus (My Life with Gertrude)

by Ted Sod

5f / Musical/ Unit Set Unlike most of the stage works about Gertrude and Alice, 27 Rue de Fleurus is told from Alice's point of view. Gertrude grows tired of Alice's lack of panache for telling her perspective of their story and attempts to hijack the play as only the author of such lines as "sugar is not a vegetable" can. But Alice has secrets to share with the audience that silence the famously verbose Gertrude. This celebrated couple confronts each other about love, marriage, jealousy, genius and a few other delicious topics while Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mabel Dodge, Sylvia Beach and even Jean Harlow drop by for a visit. "27 Rue de Fleurus gets its sweetness from a genuine love of its subject, the "marriage" of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. The music is well handled by John Bell; and the all-female cast sings excellently." - Village Voice "What we have here is a love story, fraught with jealousy and passion like others, but most of all, it celebrates the incredible bond between two women who decided to share their lives, even during a time when it was relatively unheard of. That alone makes 27 Rue de Fleurus worth an evening of your time." - GO Magazine "Ms. Rosenblat, who, seated, resembles portraits of Stein, plays Gertrude as a commanding bully. And Ms. Stern's Alice is a bright, attractive creature. ("Everyone is entitled to a bit of fantasy," she says.) They're strong, plausible performances." - NY Times "Credit Ted Sod and Lisa Koch, writers of 27 Rue de Fleurus, with the provocative notion of fashioning a revisionist musical from Alice B. Toklas' corrective version of her life with literary giant Gertrude Stein. Name-dropping opening number "Salon (Let's Talk)" sets the smart tone for the musical's mise en scene -- the Parisian apartment at 27 Rue de Fleurus wh

27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other Plays

by Tennessee Williams

The thirteen one-act plays collected in this volume include some of Tennessee Williams's finest and most powerful work. They are full of the perception of life as it is, and the passion for life as it ought to be, which have made The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire classics of the American theater. Only one of these plays (The Purification) is written in verse, but in all of them the approach to character is by way of poetic revelation. Whether Williams is writing of derelict roomers in a New Orleans boarding house (The Lady of Larkspur Lotion) or the memories of a venerable traveling salesman (The Last of My Solid Gold Watches) or of delinquent children (This Property is Condemned), his insight into human nature is that of the poet. He can compress the basic meaning of life--its pathos or its tragedy, its bravery or the quality of its love--into one small scene or a few moments of dialogue. Mr. Williams's views on the role of the little theater in American culture are contained in a stimulating essay, "Something wild...," which serves as an introduction to this collection.

3 by Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Richard III

by William Shakespeare

Comedy, tragedy, and history -- this anthology presents a trio of Shakespeare's most frequently studied and performed works. Each represents one of the playwright's primary genres, and together they run the gamut of the Elizabethan theater experience, from lighthearted romance to star-crossed passion to ruthless ambition: A Midsummer Night's Dream, a celebration of the imaginative powers of love, replete with mischievous fairies, mistaken identities, and magical transformationsRomeo and Juliet, a gripping drama in which young love is thwarted by a bitter feud and a tragic twist of fateRichard III, a portrait of a cunning and ambitious villain who seduces, betrays, and murders his way to the throneAll plays are complete and unabridged and feature informative footnotes.

30 Great Myths about Shakespeare

by Emma Smith Laurie Maguire

Think you know Shakespeare? Think again . . . Was a real skull used in the first performance of Hamlet? Were Shakespeare's plays Elizabethan blockbusters? How much do we really know about the playwright's life? And what of his notorious relationship with his wife? Exploring and exploding 30 popular myths about the great playwright, this illuminating new book evaluates all the evidence to show how historical material--or its absence--can be interpreted and misinterpreted, and what this reveals about our own personal investment in the stories we tell.

The 30-Minute Shakespeare Anthology: 18 Student Scenes with Monologues

by William Shakespeare Nick Newlin

Drawing on his eighteen years of experience as a teaching artist for Folger Shakespeare Library, Nick Newlin offers eighteen scenes to get young actors on their feet performing Shakespeare with confidence, understanding, and fun!Each scene averages five minutes in length, containing two to six characters, and features a monologue that young performers can use in performance, audition, or competition. Every scene has been "road tested" by one of Newlin's student groups at the Folger's annual Secondary School Shakespeare Festival, and includes dynamic stage directions and incisive performance notes to help teachers and students bring Shakespeare's plays to life.The 30-Minute Shakespeare Anthology includes one scene and monologue from eighteen of Shakespeare's greatest plays, including Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, and The Taming of the Shrew.Additionally, the anthology contains a scene and monologue from Henry IV Part I, King Lear, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Love's Labor's Lost.Also featured is an essay by editor Nick Newlin on how to produce a Shakespeare play with novice actors, and notes about the original production of this abridgment at the Folger Shakespeare Library's annual Student Shakespeare Festival. Each scene and monologue has accompanying notes and performance suggestions.

30 Modern Monologues

by Roger Karshner

Selected speeches for actors and actresses from the author's successful works - comedy, drama, absurdist - provide a gold mine of contemporary material for amateurs and professionals to use in auditions, workshops, and special readings.

30 Modern Scenes

by Roger Karshner

Contemporary scenes for man/man, woman/woman, and man/woman pairs are written in a language that lives, making them ideal for workshops, auditions, and special readings.

365 Days / 365 Plays

by Suzan-Lori Parks

"Suzan-Lori Parks is one of the most important dramatists America has produced."-Tony Kushner "The plan was that no matter what I did, how busy I was, what other commitments I had, I would write a play a day, every single day for a year. It would be about being present and being committed to the artistic process every single day, regardless of the 'weather.' It became a daily meditation, a daily prayer celebrating the rich and strange process of a writing life."-Suzan-Lori Parks On November 13, 2002, the incomparable Suzan-Lori Parks got an idea to write a play every day for a year. She began that very day, finishing one year later. The result is an extraordinary testament to artistic commitment. This collection of 365 impeccably crafted pieces, each with its own distinctive characters and dramatic power, is a complete work by an artist responding to her world, each and every day. Parks is one of the American theater's most wily and innovative writers, and her "stark but poetic language and fiercely idiosyncratic images transform her work into something haunting and marvelous" (TIME).

39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performance

by Matthew Goulish

'A series of accidents has brought you this book. You may think of it not as a book, but as a library, an elevator, an amateur performance in a nearby theatre. Open it to the table of contents. Turn to the page that sounds the most interesting to you. Read a sentence or two. Repeat the process. Read this book as a creative act, and feel encouraged.' 39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performance is a collection of miniature stories, parables, musings and thinkpieces on the nature of reading, writing, art, collaboration, performance, life, death, the universe and everything. It is a unique and moving document for our times, full of curiosity and wonder, thoughtfulness and pain. Matthew Goulish, founder member of performance group Goat Island, meditates on these and other diverse themes, proving, along the way, that the boundaries between poetry and criticism, and between creativity and theory, are a lot less fixed than they may seem. The book is revelatory, solemn yet at times hilarious, and genuinely written to inspire - or perhaps provoke - creativity and thought.

The 39 Steps

by John Buchan Patrick Barlow

From the Movie by Alfred Hitchcock, Licensed by ITV Global Entertainment Limited and an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon Characters: 3m, 1f Comedy WINNER! 2 Tony® and Drama Desk Awards, 2008 WINNER! BEST NEW COMEDY Laurence Olivier Award, 2007 The 39 Steps, is Broadway's longest running comedy, playing its 500th performance on Broadway, May 19th, 2009! Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure! "A wonderful triumph of theatre!" -BBC Radio 4 "It's really not so much about a spoof of Hitchcock, which it is, of course; it's really an homage to the theater. Not the contemporary theater, where mermaids traverse the stage on wheels and gargantuan mechanical sets get bigger applause than the actors, but the nostalgic version that survives on greasepaint and hammy actors. It's a valentine to that kind of creativity and imagination, of doing so much with so little..." -The New York Times "THEATER AT ITS FINEST... Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcock's film is fast and frothy, performed by a cast of four that seems like a cast of thousands." -Ben Brantley, The New York Times "The most entertaining show on Broadway!" -Liz Smith, The New York Post "INGENIOUS! A DIZZY DELIGHT!" -Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News "RIOTOUS & MARVELOUS!" -Clive Barnes, The New York Post "Whirlwind funny business!" -Michael Sommers, The Star-Ledger "a giddy display of theatrical invention!" -David Rooney, Variety "comedy of the highest order!" -Roma Torre, NY1 "About the cleverest show on Broadway in a long time!" -David Richardson, WOR Radio "Rollicking Fun! Hugely Entertaining!" -Sunday Times "Clever, very funny, imaginative and brilliantly acted!" -The Guardian "Dizzyingly entertaining show!" -Daily Telegraph

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