Heroes and Saints & Other Plays


Author: Cherríe Moraga

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama

Page: 149

View: 2336

Heroes and Saints & Other Plays is Chicana playwright Cherrí¬e Moraga's premiere collection of theatre. Included are: Shadow of a Man, winner of the 1990 Fund for New American Plays Award; Heroes and Saints, winner of the Dramalogue, the PEN West, and the Critics Circle awards, as well as the Will Glickman Prize for Best Play of 1992; and Giving Up the Ghost, first published by West End Press in 1986, and now presented here in its revised stage version.

The Facts on File Companion to American Drama


Author: Jackson R. Bryer,Mary C. Hartig

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438129661

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 657

View: 3555

Features a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.

Contemporary Plays by Women of Color

An Anthology


Author: Kathy A. Perkins,Roberta Uno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134823800

Category: Drama

Page: 336

View: 3375

Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is a ground-breaking anthology of eighteen new and recent works by African American, Asian American, Latina American and Native American playwrights. This compelling collection includes works by award-winning and well-known playwrights such as Anna Deavere Smith, Cherrie Moraga, Pearl Cleage, Marga Gomez and Spiderwoman, as well as many exciting newcomers. Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is the first anthology to display such an abundance of talent from such a wide range of today's women playwrights. The plays tackle a variety of topics - from the playful to the painful - and represent numerous different approaches to playmaking. The volume also includes: * an invaluable appendix of published plays by women of color * biographical notes on each writer * the production history of each play Contemporary Plays by Women of Color is a unique resource for practitioners, students and lovers of theatre, and an inspiring addition to any bookshelf.

Chicano Drama

Performance, Society and Myth


Author: Jorge Huerta

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521778176

Category: Drama

Page: 209

View: 9847

An accessible introduction for students and theatregoers of Chicano theatre, first published in 2000.

Mensch und Übermensch

Eine Komödie und eine Philosophie (Classic Reprint)


Author: Bernard Shaw

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780259051152


Page: 454

View: 9984

Excerpt from Mensch und Ubermensch: Eine Komodie und eine Philosophie Sie haben mich einmal gefragt, warum ich fein fdon 3uan=(R)rama fchriebe. Die 8eichtfertigleit, mit Der Sie Diefe entfet31iche 23erantnoortung auf fich nahmen, ift mahrfcheinlich auch fchuld Daran, dab C5ie fie heute bereits oergeffen haben, aber Der flag Der 2ibrechnung ift gelommen: hier liegt $hr 3)rama! 6ein C rtrag und feine ebeit, fie find mein: feine @thif, feine ittenfchilberung, feine bhilofophie, fei= nen Cinfluf3 auf Die 3ugend haben Sie 5u recht fertigen. Sie waren in reifem Qllter, als Sie Die ?inregung gaben; und Sie fannten 3hren diann. Find faum funf5ehn $ahre her, feitdem noir heide als 3roillingspioniere Des neuen $ournalismus, in Die gleichen neuen 8alen gebettet, eine @poche in Der Sheater= und Dperniritii begrunbet haben, in Dem noir fie 5um 'leormande fiir eine ebropaganda unferer eigenen 8ebensanfchauungen machten. Sie ionnen Daher nicht llnienntnis Der et Der Siraft oorfchiit3en, Die Sie in 23emegung geft haben. "epater le bourgeois! Das haben Sie von mir gewollt, und wenn Der %ourgeois nun proteftiert, nerroeife ich ihn hiemit an Sie als Den ein5ig Der: antwortlichen Seil. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Urban Drama

The Metropolis in Contemporary North American Plays


Author: J. Chris Westgate

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230119581

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

View: 424

Identifying an apprehension about the nature and constitution of urbanism in North American plays, Westgate examines how cities like New York City and Los Angeles became focal points for identity politics and social justice at the end of the twentieth century, and how urban crises inform the dramaturgy of contemporary playwrights.

Die 24 Gesetze der Verführung



Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446440623

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

View: 1760

Verführung ist der Schlüssel zum Erfolg: in der Liebe, in der Politik, in der Wirtschaft. In seinem Bestseller "Die 24 Gesetze der Verführung", der hier als Kompaktausgabe vorliegt, zeigt Robert Greene, wie man mit Charme und Überzeugungskraft andere Menschen beeinflussen und auf Abwege bringen kann. Er präsentiert das ganze Wissen, das sich im Lauf der Weltgeschichte über die Kunst der Verführung angehäuft hat: von Kleopatra über John F. Kennedy, Ovid und Casanova bis Freud. Und er erklärt die Regeln dieses amoralischen Spiels, dem sich keiner entziehen kann ...

Queer Latinidad

Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces


Author: Juana María Rodríguez

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814775497

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

View: 9663

The author documents the ways in which identity formation and representation within the gay Latinidad population impacts gender and cultural studies today.

Encyclopedia of American Drama


Author: Jackson R. Bryer,Mary C. Hartig

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438140762

Category: American drama

Page: N.A

View: 4239

Provides a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to American classics such as Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Thornton Wilder's Our Town to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.

Das Buch Mormon


Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5883931774

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8138

Das Risiko und sein Preis

Skin in the Game


Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641234522

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 1043

Warum wir nur denen vertrauen sollten, die etwas zu verlieren haben Stehen wir für die Risiken ein, die wir verursachen? Zu viele der Menschen, die auf der Welt Macht und Einfluss haben, so Nassim Nicholas Taleb, müssen nicht wirklich den Kopf hinhalten für das, was sie tun und veranlassen. Intellektuelle, Journalisten, Bürokraten, Banker, ihnen vor allem wirft er vor, kein »Skin in the Game« zu haben. Weil sie den Preis nicht bezahlen müssen, wenn sie irren, fällen sie schlechte Entscheidungen. Taleb zeigt anhand vieler Beispiele, wie »Skin in the Game«, ein fundamentales Konzept des Risikomanagements, auf alle Bereiche unseres Lebens übertragen werden kann. Sein neues Buch, so provozierend und bahnbrechend wie »Der Schwarze Schwan«, fordert uns heraus, alles, was wir über Risiko und Verantwortung in Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft zu wissen glauben, neu zu denken.

With Her Machete in Her Hand

Reading Chicana Lesbians


Author: Catrióna Rueda Esquibel

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292782105

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

View: 6847

With the 1981 publication of the groundbreaking anthology This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa ushered in an era of Chicana lesbian writing. But while these two writers have achieved iconic status, observers of the Chicana/o experience have been slow to perceive the existence of a whole community—lesbian and straight, male as well as female—who write about the Chicana lesbian experience. To create a first full map of that community, this book explores a wide range of plays, novels, and short stories by Chicana/o authors that depict lesbian characters or lesbian desire. Catrióna Rueda Esquibel starts from the premise that Chicana/o communities, theories, and feminisms cannot be fully understood without taking account of the perspectives and experiences of Chicana lesbians. To open up these perspectives, she engages in close readings of works centered around the following themes: La Llorona, the Aztec Princess, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, girlhood friendships, rural communities and history, and Chicana activism. Her investigation broadens the community of Chicana lesbian writers well beyond Moraga and Anzaldúa, while it also demonstrates that the histories of Chicana lesbians have had to be written in works of fiction because these women have been marginalized and excluded in canonical writings on Chicano life and experience.

Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality


Author: Andrew Michael Flescher

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589013414

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 5034

Most of us are content to see ourselves as ordinary people—unique in ways, talented in others, but still among the ranks of ordinary mortals. Andrew Flescher probes our contented state by asking important questions: How should "ordinary" people respond when others need our help, whether the situation is a crisis, or something less? Do we have a responsibility, an obligation, to go that extra mile, to act above and beyond the call of duty? Or should we leave the braver responses to those who are somehow different than we are: better somehow, "heroes," or "saints?" Traditional approaches to ethics have suggested there is a sharp distinction between ordinary people and those called heroes and saints; between duties and acts of supererogation (going beyond the expected). Flescher seeks to undo these standard dichotomies by looking at the lives and actions of certain historical figures—Holocaust rescuers, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, among others—who appear to be extraordinary but were, in fact, ordinary people. Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality shifts the way we regard ourselves in relationship to those we admire from afar—it asks us not only to admire, but to emulate as well—further, it challenges us to actively seek the acquisition of virtue as seen in the lives of heroes and saints, to learn from them, a dynamic aspect of ethical behavior that goes beyond the mere avoidance of wrongdoing. Andrew Flescher sets a stage where we need to think and act, calling us to lead lives of self-examination—even if that should sometimes provoke discomfort. He asks that we strive to emulate those we admire and therefore allow ourselves to grow morally, and spiritually. It is then that the individual develops a deeper altruistic sense of self—a state that allows us to respond as the heroes of our own lives, and therefore in the lives of others, when times and circumstance demand that of us.

Deine Juliet



Author: Mary Ann Shaffer,Annie Barrows

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641184509

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7229

Willkommen im Club der Guernseyer Freunde von Dichtung und Kartfoffelschalenauflauf London, Ende der vierziger Jahre: Die junge Schriftstellerin Juliet erhält einen ungewöhnlichen Brief. Absender ist Dawsey Adams, ein Bauer von der Kanalinsel Guernsey, der antiquarisch ein Buch erworben hat, das zuvor ihr gehörte. Zwischen den beiden entspinnt sich ein Briefwechsel, durch den Juliet von der Existenz der »Guernseyer Freunde von Dichtung und Kartoffelschalenauflauf« erfährt, einer literarischen Gesellschaft, die einige der Inselbewohner gründeten, um sich über die schwere Kriegszeit hinwegzuhelfen. Je mehr Juliet über Dawsey und die anderen erfährt, desto mehr wünscht sie sich diese Menschen zu treffen. Und so beschließt sie, auf die Insel zu reisen. Dort stößt Juliet auf die Geschichte von Elizabeth, einem verschollenen Mitglied des Clubs, und ihrer großen Liebe zu einem deutschen Offizier. Und sie lernt Dawsey immer besser kennen...

Der Staat (illustriert)


Author: Platon

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1635372755


Page: N.A

View: 2776

„Der Staat“ ist ein Werk des griechischen Philosophen Platon, in dem über die Gerechtigkeit und ihre mögliche Verwirklichung in einem idealen Staat diskutiert wird. An dem fiktiven, literarisch gestalteten Dialog beteiligen sich sieben Personen, darunter Platons Brüder Glaukon und Adeimantos und der Redner Thrasymachos. Platons Lehrer Sokrates ist die Hauptfigur. Weitere Anwesende hören lediglich zu.

Saints and Revolutionaries

The Ascetic Hero in Russian Fiction


Author: Marcia A. Morris

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791413005

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 4900

An examination of literary works spanning more than seven centuries, this volume studies the ascetic hero and asceticism, exploring the elusive interplay between religion, politics, and belles lettres in Russia. The first part places works including the thirteenth-century Kievan Crypt Patericon and Life of Avraamii Smolenskii, Epifanii’s Life of Sergii Radonezhskii, and other lives written in the north of Russia, in the context of crucial religious doctrines such as apocalypticism and deification. The author shows how Old Russian literature plays a major cultural role in the continuing development of these doctrines on Russian soil. The second part traces a revival of the Russian fascination with themes of apocalypse and perfectibility to the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Morris also documents the development of a divergence in ideological approach between Russian writers who continued to view apocalypticism and deification as religious phenomena and those who used them as tools of social and political struggle. Works by Gogol, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chernyshevsky, and Gorky, as well as classic novels of the socialist realist tradition are analyzed as evidence of the underlying unity of the literary manifestations of this ostensibly bifurcated intellectual tradition.

The Wounded Heart

Writing on Cherríe Moraga


Author: Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292796089

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 199

View: 431

In her work as poet, essayist, editor, dramatist, and public intellectual, Chicana lesbian writer Cherríe Moraga has been extremely influential in current debates on culture and identity as an ongoing, open-ended process. Analyzing the "in-between" spaces in Moraga's writing where race, gender, class, and sexuality intermingle, this first book-length study of Moraga's work focuses on her writing of the body and related material practices of sex, desire, and pleasure. Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano divides the book into three sections, which analyze Moraga's writing of the body, her dramaturgy in the context of both dominant and alternative Western theatrical traditions, and her writing of identities and racialized desire. Through close textual readings of Loving in the War Years, Giving Up the Ghost, Shadow of a Man, Heroes and Saints, The Last Generation, and Waiting in the Wings, Yarbro-Bejarano contributes to the development of a language to talk about sexuality as potentially empowering, the place of desire within politics, and the intricate workings of racialized desire.