Don Juan In Hell

Author: George Bernard Shaw
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486159515
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This dream episode from Man and Superman forms a play within the play, consisting of a dramatic reading in which the Devil himself comments on heaven and hell, good and evil, and human purpose.

Man And Superman

Author: Bernard Shaw
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This play was written in 1903 as a four-act drama based on the Don Juan theme.

Plays By George Bernard Shaw

Author: George Bernard Shaw
Publisher: Signet Classics
ISBN: 9780451505606
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1898. Most of Shaw's early plays were either banned by the censor or refused production. With Plays: Pleasant and Unpleasant he sought a reading audience. He also began the practice of writing the challenging, mocking, eloquent prefaces to his plays, which were sometimes longer than the play itself. This volume contains the Unpleasant: Widowers' Houses; The Philanderer; and Mrs. Warren's Profession.

The Cinema Of Norman Mailer

Author: Justin Bozung
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501325531
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The Cinema of Norman Mailer: Film is Like Death not only examines the enfant terrible writer's thoughts on cinema, but also features interviews with Norman Mailer himself. The Cinema of Norman Mailer also explores Mailer's cinema through previously published and newly commissioned essays written by an array of film and literary scholars, enthusiasts, and those with a personal, philosophical connection to Mailer. This volume discusses the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and filmmaker's six films created during the years of 1947 and 1987, and contends to show how Mailer's films can be best read as cinematic delineations that visually represent many of the writer's metaphysical and ontological concerns and ideas that appear in his texts from the 1950s until his passing in 2007. By re-examining Mailer's cinema through these new perspectives, one may be awarded not just a deeper understanding of Mailer's desire to make films, but also find a new, alternative vision of Mailer himself. Norman Mailer was not just a writer, but more: he was one of the most influential Postmodern artists of the twentieth century with deep roots in the cinema. He allowed the cinema to not only influence his aesthetic approach, but sanctioned it as his easiest-crafted analogy for exploring sociological imagination in his writing. Mailer once suggested, "Film is legitimately more interesting than books..." and with that in mind, readers of Norman Mailer might begin to rethink his oeuvre through the viewfinder of the film medium, as he was equally as passionate about working within cinema as he was about literature itself.

Compendium Maleficarum

Author: Francesco Maria Guazzo
Publisher: Book Tree
ISBN: 9781585092468
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Were witches real in the Middle Ages? This handbook on witchcraft, first published in 1628, claims to expose the entire practice and profession of witchcraft. Was used as support in the accusation of witches at the time, although we can recognize much of it today as being paranoid superstition by religious authorities. The book is valuable because it allows one to view the extreme superstition surrounding witchcraft at the time, and to better understand the degree of persecution that resulted.

Mrs Warren S Profession

Author: Bernard Shaw
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781551116273
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One of Bernard Shaw’s early plays of social protest, Mrs Warren’s Profession places the protagonist’s decision to become a prostitute in the context of the appalling conditions for working class women in Victorian England. Faced with ill health, poverty, and marital servitude on the one hand, and opportunities for financial independence, dignity, and self-worth on the other, Kitty Warren follows her sister into a successful career in prostitution. Shaw’s fierce social criticism in this play is driven not by conventional morality, but by anger at the hypocrisy that allows society to condemn prostitution while condoning the discrimination against women that makes prostitution inevitable. This Broadview edition includes a comprehensive historical and critical introduction; extracts from Shaw’s prefaces to the play; Shaw’s expurgations of the text; early reviews of the play in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain; and contemporary contextual documents on prostitution, incest, censorship, women’s education, and the “New Woman.”

New Readings

Author: Heidi J. Holder
Publisher: Penn State University Press
ISBN:
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Shaw publishes general articles on Shaw and his milieu, reviews, notes, and the authoritative Continuing Checklist of Shaviana, the bibliography of Shaw studies. Every other issue is devoted to a special theme. Information about joining the International Shaw Society (ISS) can be seen at www.shawsociety.org or by contacting R. F. Dietrich at [email protected]

The Sea Wolf

Author: Jack London
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Twelve Classic One Act Plays

Author: Mary Carolyn Waldrep
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486112527
Size: 66.27 MB
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This collection of royalty-free plays contains classics by well-known playwrights: Glaspell's Trifles, Synge's Riders to the Sea, Strindberg's The Stronger, plus works by Aristophanes, Chekhov, Yeats, Barrie, and others.