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Shakespearian Comedies

  • Roman playwright Terence is one of the founding fathers of European comic drama. This new translation of all six of his comedies brings out their liveliness and performability and sets them in the context of Latin literature and the history of comic drama.

    Publisher : OUP Oxford
    published : 2008
  • The Roman dramatist Terence (c. 186-159 BC) adapted many of his comedies from Greek sources, rendering them suitable for audiences of his own time by introducing subtler characterization and more complex plots. In his romantic play, The Girl from Andros, Terence portrays a love affair saved by a startling discovery. The Self-Tormentor focusses on a...

    Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
    published : 2004
  • Extrait : "MAURICE. Il appuie sur les mots : Bonjour, chère et belle amie. BLANCHE, moins affectée : Bonjour, mon ami. (Maurice veut l'embrasser par habitude, politesse, et pour braver le péril. Elle recule.) Non. MAURICE : Oh ! en ami. BLANCHE : Plus maintenant. MAURICE : Je vous assure que ça ne me troublerait pas." À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARAN...

    Publisher : Primento Digital Publishing
    published : 2015
  • Extrait : "MADAME LEPIC, à Félix : Tu as bien déjeuné, mon grand ? FÉLIX : Oui, maman, mais je croyais le lièvre de papa plus gros. Hein, papa ? MONSIEUR LEPIC : Je n'en ai peut-être tué que la moitié. MADAME LEPIC : Il a beaucoup réduit en cuisant. FÉLIX : Hum ! MADAME LEPIC : Pourqoui tousses-tu ? FÉLIX : Parce que je ne suis pas enrhumé." À PROPOS...

    Publisher : Primento Digital Publishing
    published : 2015
  • Dans ce livre, écrit à la première personne, Bernard-Henri Lévy a choisi, "au milieu du chemin de sa vie", de faire le point, de se pencher sur lui. Ca se passe à Tanger, en quelques heures. Là, celui qui dit "je" va attendre son vieux maître, un éminent prof de philo, qu'il n'a pas vu depuis trente ans, avec lequel il a un vague rendez-vous et qui,...

    Publisher : Grasset
    published : 1997
  • Enfant du xx e siècle, homme du xxi e , Marin Karmitz incarne tout un pan de l?histoire européenne et française, dans le domaine culturel bien sûr, mais aussi politique. Né en Roumanie en 1938, il a connu le fascisme et le nazisme, et a dû fuir le communisme avec ses parents. Débarqué à Marseille en 1948, il n?a jamais quitté la France qui l?a adopté,...

    Publisher : Fayard
    published : 2016
  • The Eleven Comedies: Knights, Acharnaians, Peace, Lysistrata, The Clouds, The Wasps, The Birds, The Frogs, The Thesmophoriazusae, The Ecclesiazusae, and Plutus. Eleven of his forty plays have come down to us virtually complete. These, as well as fragments of some of his other plays, provide us with the only real example we have of a genre of comic...

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    published : 2010
  • Terence (?184-159 BC) was the outstanding comic playwright of his generation at Rome and one of the founding fathers of European comic drama. This new translation with introduction and explanatory notes aims to convey the liveliness of the plays as pieces written for the theatre.

    Publisher : OUP Oxford
    published : 2006
  • The Taming of the Shrew Robust and bawdy, The Taming of the Shrew captivates audiences with outrageous humor as Katharina, the shrew, engages in a contest of wills?and love?with her bridegroom, Petruchio, in a comedy of unmatched theatrical brilliance, filled with visual gags and witty repartee. A Midsummer Night's Dream Fairy magic, love spells,...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2009
  • First published in 1938. This is a survey of Shakepeare's comedies which illustrates the playwright's increasing grasp on the art and idea of comedy. Themes, characters and plays covered include: Romanticism in Shakespearian comedy; Shakespeare's Jew, Falstaff, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Dark Comedies.

    Publisher : Taylor and Francis
    published : 2013