by Sophie Treadwell, Machinal Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Machinal books, 'Your skin oughtn't to curl - ought it - when he just comes near you - ought it? That's wrong, ain't it? You don't get over that, do you - ever, do you or do you?' The city. A woman is restless. A woman is suffocating. A woman is silenced. The woman revolts. A visceral expressionist masterpiece, Sophie Treadwell's play Machinal was first seen on Broadway in 1928, in London in 1930, and was later revived in the 1990s. This edition was published alongside the 2018 production at the Almeida Theatre, London, directed by Natalie Abrahami.
by Gale, Cengage Learning, A Study Guide For Sophie Treadwell S Machinal Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Study Guide For Sophie Treadwell S Machinal books, A Study Guide for Sophie Treadwell's "Machinal," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
by Brenda Murphy, The Cambridge Companion To American Women Playwrights Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Cambridge Companion To American Women Playwrights books, This volume addresses the work of women playwrights throughout the history of the American theatre, from the early pioneers to contemporary feminists. Each chapter introduces the reader to the work of one or more playwrights and to a way of thinking about plays. Together they cover significant writers such as Rachel Crothers, Susan Glaspell, Lillian Hellman, Sophie Treadwell, Lorraine Hansberry, Alice Childress, Megan Terry, Ntozake Shange, Adrienne Kennedy, Wendy Wasserstein, Marsha Norman, Beth Henley and Maria Irene Fornes. Playwrights are discussed in the context of topics such as early comedy and melodrama, feminism and realism, the Harlem Renaissance, the feminist resurgence of the 1970s and feminist dramatic theory. A detailed chronology and illustrations enhance the volume, which also includes bibliographical essays on recent criticism and on African-American women playwrights before 1930.
by , Disclosing Intertextualities Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Disclosing Intertextualities books, For the first time, this volume brings together essays by feminist, Americanist, and theater scholars who apply a variety of sophisticated critical approaches to Susan Glaspell’s entire oeuvre. Glaspell’s one-act play, “Trifles,” and the short story that she constructed from it, “A Jury of Her Peers,” have drawn the attention of many feminist critics, but the rest of her writing—the short stories, plays and novels—is largely unknown. The essays gathered here will allow students of literature, women’s studies and theater studies an insight into the variety and scope of her oeuvre. Glaspell’s political and literary thinking was radicalized by the turbulent Greenwich Village environment of the first decades of the twentieth century, by progressive-era social movements and by modernist literary and theatrical innovation. The focus of Glaspell studies has, till recently, been dominated by the feminist imperative to recover a canon of silenced women writers and, in particular, to restore Glaspell to her rightful place in American drama. Transcending the limitations generated by such a specific agenda, the contributors to this volume approach Glaspell’s work as a dialogic intersection of genres, texts, and cultural phenomena—a method that is particularly apt for Glaspell, who moved between genres with a unique fluidity, creating such modernist masterpieces as The Verge or Brook Evans. This volume establishes Glaspell’s work as an “intersection of textual surfaces,” resulting for the first time in the complex aesthetic appreciation that her varied life’s work merits.
by Stratos E. Constantinidis, Text Presentation 2008 Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Text Presentation 2008 books, Text & Presentation is an annual publication devoted to all aspects of theatre scholarship. It represents a selection of the best research presented at the international, interdisciplinary Comparative Drama Conference. This anthology includes papers from the 32nd annual conference held in Los Angeles, California. Topics covered include masculinity in the plays of Tennessee Williams and Frederico Garcia Lorca; Moliere’s revolutionary dramaturgy; motherhood in Medea; Electronovision and Richard Burton’s Hamlet; and José Carrasquillo’s all-nude production of Macbeth, among many others.
by Jeanne Campbell Reesman, Speaking The Other Self Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Speaking The Other Self books, Exploring a variety of writers over an array of time periods, subject matter, race and ethnicity, sexual preference, tradition, genre, and style, this volume represents the fruits of the dramatic and celebrated growth of the study of American women writers today. From established figures such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and Katherine Ann Porter to emerging voices including early American novelist Tabitha Tenney; the first African American novelist, Harriet E. Wilson; modern dramatist Sophie Treadwell; and contemporaries such as Sandra Cisneros, Grace Paley, and June Jordan, the essays present fresh approaches and furnish a wealth of illustrations for the multiple selves created and addressed in women's writing. These selves intersect and connect to embody a multiethnic rhetoric of the “self” that is uniquely feminine and uniquely American. Calling attention to their “American feminist rhetoric,” Jeanne Campbell Reesman identifies many connections among different feminist, poststructuralist, narratological, and comparativist strategies. The voices of Speaking the Other Self well represent the inner and outer, speaking and hearing, center and frame in women's writing in America, their intersections constructing an ongoing conversation, a borderland of new possibilities—a borderland with no borders, no barriers to thought and response and change, no end of possible voices and selves.
by Philippe Forget, L Homme Machinal Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download L Homme Machinal books, L’ordre mondial nouveau et la fin de l’Histoire, l’unanimisme après les drames de Timisoara et de Carpentras : ces événements nous emmènent-ils vers le meilleur des mondes ? Regardons. Sommé d’être une bête d’agir, immergé dans les béatitudes de son efficience, l’homme court après son annulation. Les idéaux sont décrétés inutiles, les idées impuissantes. Sous les feux du spectacle, le politique plaide pour sa disparition, le juste s’évanouit dans l’ajustement, la liberté s’éclate jusqu’à la servitude. Pourquoi ? Efficacité et vitesse : la technique règne, impose ses règles. Appropriation totale de la planète par le calcul, elle transforme la Terre et ses habitants en stocks combustibles, en fluides d’énergie. Inexorable, subreptice, le totalitarisme postdémocratique enlace l’existence de ses rêts. Homme, peuple, droit s’effacent sous l’empire des secteurs et des compétences, des appareils et des connivences. Tout est moyen pour le moyen. Nous voyageons vers un monde sans fenêtres. Sommes-nous voués à devenir machinaux ? Auguste, radicale et sophistique, une République-site doit naître, pour maîtriser la logique de ces réseaux et de ces flux en folie qui arasent l’humanité. Vivifiée par les savoirs, mesurée à l’aune d’une écologie politique, elle incendierait la mélancolie technicienne par la jubilation d’un nouveau lien social. Habiter la technique : tel est l’enjeu.
by , New York Magazine Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download New York Magazine books, New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
by Landis MacKellar, The Double Indemnity Murder Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Double Indemnity Murder books, Queens Village was a picture-perfect postcard New York suburb. But in March 1927 the façade of respectability was stripped away to reveal an underside of greed, lust, and crime. Few incidents in crime history have been so notorious as the murder of Albert Snyder by his wife and her lover. Resonant of the footloose Jazz Age, it made persistent headlines and led to a sensational trial. The crime spawned a 1920s Broadway play and inspired the classic noir film of the 1940s, Double Indemnity. This book assesses the entire case, from grisly slaying and shabby cover-up to sharp police work and aftermath. Moreover, it explores sociocultural questions that beg to be answered: what effect does news reportage exert upon high profile cases, and why did such a transparent crime earn such an enduring place in the popular psyche?