by Bruce Norris, Clybourne Park Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Clybourne Park books, Clybourne Park spans two generations fifty years apart. In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bedroom at a bargain price, unknowingly bringing the first black family into the neighborhood (borrowing a plot line from Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun) and creating ripples of discontent among the cozy white residents of Clybourne Park. In 2009, the same property is being bought by a young white couple, whose plan to raze the house and start again is met with equal disapproval by the black residents of the soon-to-be-gentrified area. Are the issues festering beneath the floorboards actually the same, fifty years on? Bruce Norris's excruciatingly funny and squirm-inducing satire explores the fault line between race and property. Clybourne Park is the winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play.
by James Michael Thomas, Script Analysis For Actors Directors And Designers Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Script Analysis For Actors Directors And Designers books, Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers applies directly to the experience of theatrical production; students will immediately be able to relate the concepts and procedures they learn to their artistic work. The author's procedural method is detailed and precise. The parts of a play are learned progressively, which fosters an understanding of the concept of artistic unity. Examples are clear and comprehensive. Actors, directors, and designers will benefit from end-of-chapter questions and summaries meant to stimulate their creative process as they engage in production work. * "Postscripts for Action Analysis" in each chapter help students understand the main ideas or topics of the chapter so that they can mentally incorporate the details into the principles of Action Analysis newly added to the book. * Examples from wide selection of historical and modern plays, including Oedipus Rex, Hamlet, Tartuffe, The Wild Duck, The Hairy Ape, A Raisin in the Sun, and Happy Days and Angels in America * New typographical features help to make the text easier to read, separate dramatic dialogue from textbook material, and help students focus on new words and information.
by Julie Burrell, The Civil Rights Theatre Movement In New York 1939 1966 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Civil Rights Theatre Movement In New York 1939 1966 books, This book argues that African American theatre in the twentieth century represented a cultural front of the civil rights movement. Highlighting the frequently ignored decades of the 1940s and 1950s, Burrell documents a radical cohort of theatre artists who became critical players in the fight for civil rights both onstage and offstage, between the Popular Front and the Black Arts Movement periods. The Civil Rights Theatre Movement recovers knowledge of little-known groups like the Negro Playwrights Company and reconsiders Broadway hits including Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, showing how theatre artists staged radically innovative performances that protested Jim Crow and U.S. imperialism amidst a repressive Cold War atmosphere. By conceiving of class and gender as intertwining aspects of racism, this book reveals how civil rights theatre artists challenged audiences to reimagine the fundamental character of American democracy.
by Robert J. Sternberg, Teaching For Successful Intelligence Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Teaching For Successful Intelligence books, Provides 40 research-based, illustrated lessons and demonstrates how to design units that help students apply analytical, creative, and practical thinking skills to solve problems and make decisions.
by Truman K. Gibson, Jr., Knocking Down Barriers Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Knocking Down Barriers books, "In Knocking Down Barriers, Truman K. Gibson Jr. chronicles a life spent at the center of the struggle for racial justice. More than sixty years ago, Gibson reported for duty to a civilian post in the War Department created to represent the interests of African American soldiers. He had no illusions about the prospects of these servicemen, yet as a Chicagoan who'd immersed himself in the vibrant African American culture of prewar America, he was disheartened by Jim Crow's powerful grip on Washington and the military establishment. Through two presidential administrations, Gibson played a major role in the campaign that eventually ended segregation in the armed forces." "Gibson began his career as a member of the legal team that won a significant U.S. Supreme Court victory against restrictive covenants, which forbade the sale of real estate to minorities. Around the same time, the savvy young litigator was chosen to organize Chicago's black world's fair of 1940, for which he brought together Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, Horace Cayton, and Paul Robeson. His friendship and business collaboration with Joe Louis led to an unexpected career as a boxing promoter in the 1950s, an enterprise that challenged white control of professional sports by creating an empire that made television history." "Knocking Down Barriers is an insider's account of key events in civil rights and black culture and stands as a reminder that today's successes are due in no small part to Gibson's work years ago." --Book Jacket.
by Maxine Morrin, Lorraine Hansberry S A Raisin In The Sun Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Lorraine Hansberry S A Raisin In The Sun books, REA's MAXnotes for Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.
by Christian O'Reilly, Chapatti Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Chapatti books, But it's just one of those days. One of those days where I feel like I'm wearing myself on the outside. My heart, my soul, all my soft bits. Romance is a distant memory for two lonely animal lovers living in Dublin. When forlorn Dan and his dog Chapatti cross paths with the amiable Betty and her nineteen cats, an unexpected spark begins a warm and gentle story about two people re-discovering the importance of human companionship. A beautifully poignant and extremely funny new play by Galway playwright Christian O'Reilly (The Good Father, Inside I'm Dancing), Chapatti published to coincide with its European debut in Galway following a critically acclaimed world-premiere run in Chicago in Spring 2014.
by Nadja Klopsch, The American Dream In 20th Century American Drama Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The American Dream In 20th Century American Drama books, Bachelor Thesis from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald (Department of English and American Studies), language: English, abstract: Every year thousands of people from all over the world migrate to the United States of America. For most people escaping war, poverty, ecological destruction and other dangers, the United States constitute a safe harbor where their hopes of a better life come true. Ever since the settling of what is today the US, people came to live in the New World and to lead a better life than in their countries of origin. The hopes connected with this better and happier live are all joined in the concept of the "American Dream," which became one of most powerful creation myths of a country. People migrating to the United States have certain dreams or hopes of a better life but in reality these promises often turn out to be not as strong as people originally believed them to be. Only a very small amount of people achieve the famous idea of "rising from rags to riches" whereas many people fail to attain their goal of a better life. Hence it is not surprising that the American culture not only is shaped by the glorious American Dream but also by the grim truth of its failing or being flunked. Of course, such an important concept deeply influences American culture. Continuously the ideas of the American Dream can be found in television, movies, literature, and arts for instance in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby or Gabriele Muccino's film The Pursuit of Happiness. This paper aims to examine the presentment and importance of the American Dream for twentieth century American drama. Drama in general was selected because of its importance as one of the three main literary genres. Temporal narrowing in form of 20th century was chosen because drama as a literary genre is characterized by experimentation with form and content in this period. Furthermore, some of the be
by Peter Barnes, The Ruling Class Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Ruling Class books, Etonians aren't exactly noted for their grey matter, but I've always found them perfectly adjusted to society. Jack, a possible paranoid schizophrenic with a Messiah complex, inherits the title of the 14th Earl of Gurney after his father passes away in a bizarre accident. Singularly unsuited to a life in the upper echelons of elite society, Jack finds himself at the centre of a ruthless power struggle as his scheming family strives to uphold their reputation. Bubbling with acerbic wit and feverish energy, Olivier Award-winning and Oscar-nominated-writer Peter Barnes's razor-sharp satire combines a ferocious mix of hilarity and horror whilst mercilessly exposing the foibles of the English nobility. This edition of the play is published to coincide with the first-ever revival of this classic cult comedy at the Trafalgar Studios, London, on 16 January 2015.