Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

A Play

Author: Edward Albee

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 115

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THE STORY: George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple--an opportunistic new professor at t

Albee in Performance

Author: Rakesh Herald Solomon

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 303

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One of America's premiere playwrights, Edward Albee is also a gifted director. Albee in Performance details Albee's directorial vision and how that vision animates his plays. Having had extraordinary access to Albee as director, Rakesh H. Solomon reveals how Albee has shaped his plays in performance, the attention he pays to each aspect of theater, and how his conception of the key plays he has directed has evolved over a five-decade career. Solomon pays careful attention to the major works from The American Dream and Zoo Story to Albee's best-known work, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, to later plays such as Marriage Play and Three Tall Women. The book also includes interviews with Albee and his collaborators on all aspects of staging, from rehearsal to performance.

تصطفل ميريل ستريب

Author: رشيد الضعيف

Publisher: Dar al Saqi

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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في مقهى يطلّ على البحر كان لقاءه الأول بها. لم يستطع أن يداري صدمته حين طلبت البيرة واشعلت سيجارة غير مبالية به. صحيح أنه معجب بتحرّرها فهي تقود سيارة، تلبس على الموضة، لديها جهاز خليوي، مولعة بالتلفزيون وبرامجه الجريئة. لكن تصرّفها هذا فاجأه. كيف تطلب بيرة في اللقاء الأول بينهما؟ طلب لنفسه مشروباً غازياً ليُشعرها بفداحة ما اقترفت، فما كان منها إلا أن طلبت زجاجة بيرة ثانية.+++بعد الزواج تبدأ المعاناة الحقيقية للزوج عبر شكوكه المتعاظمة، فزوجته تنفر بشدة كلما اقترب منها، وتحاول التهرّب من النوم معه لتبيت كل ليلة عند أهلها. وما زاد شكوكه أسئلتها الدائمة عن معاني الكلمات بالفرنسية. لقد سمع يوماً أنها كانت على علاقة بشاب فرنسي، لكنه لم يكن يملك الجرأة ليسألها:لماذا تهتمّ بمعرفة كلمات بذيئة بالفرنسية؟

Electrified Voices

Medial, Socio-Historical and Cultural Aspects of Voice Transfer

Author: Dmitri Zakharine

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 872

The aim of this book is to explore the phenomenon of the electrified voice through interdisciplinary approaches such as media and technology studies, social history, and comparative cultural studies. The book focuses on three problem clusters: reflections on the societal level about the task of electronic voice transmission; the mediation of gender- and occupation-specific vocal stereotypes in audio and audio-visual formats; and the genesis of such vocal stereotypes in national radio and film cultures. Such a historicizing approach to societal experience in the field of voice mediation, including the use and interpretation of voice media, is today of great relevance in light of the collective learning processes currently triggered by rapid advances in technology.

Body Parts

Essays on Life-Writing

Author: Hermione Lee

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

View: 178

As readers, we seem to be increasingly fascinated by studies of individual lives. In this timely, unusual and exhilarating collection Hermione Lee is concerned in different ways with approaches to 'life-writing': the relation of biography to fiction and history; the exploration of writers' lives in connection with their works; the new and changing ways in which biographies, memoirs, diaries and autobiographies can be discussed. As the title suggests, she also unravels the complex links between physical, sensual details and the 'body' of a work. 'Shelley's Heart and Pepys' Lobsters', for example, deals with myths, contested objects and things that go missing, while 'Jane Austen Faints' takes five varied accounts of the same dramatic moment to ask how biography deals with the private lives of famous women, a theme taken up in 'Virginia Woolf's Nose', on the way that the author's life-stories have been transformed into fiction and film. Rich, diverting and entertaining, these brilliant studies by a leading critic and internationally acclaimed biographer raise profound and intriguing issues about every aspect of writing, and reading, a life.

Loaded Words

Author: Marjorie Garber

Publisher: Fordham University Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 609

One of our most important cultural critics, at the top of her form, comments on a wide range of topics in both general and academic culture. In Loaded Words the inimitable literary and cultural critic Marjorie Garber invites readers to join her in a rigorous and exuberant exploration of language. What links the pieces included in this vibrant new collection is the author's contention that all words are inescapably loaded-that is, highly charged, explosive, substantial, intoxicating, fruitful, and overbrimming-and that such loading is what makes language matter. Garber casts her keen eye on terms from knowledge, belief, madness, interruption, genius, and celebrity to humanities, general education, and academia. Included here are an array of stirring essays, from the title piece, with its demonstration of the importance of language to our thinking about the world; to the superb "Mad Lib," on the concept of madness from Mad magazine to debates between Foucault and Derrida; to pieces on Shakespeare, "the most culturally loaded name of our time," and the Renaissance. With its wide range of cultural references and engaging style coupled with fresh intellectual inquiry, Loaded Words will draw in and enchant scholars, students, and general readers alike.

Albee: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Author: Stephen J. Bottoms

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 204

View: 305

A full study of this major contemporary play, including an interview with Edward Albee.

Text

An Interdisciplinary Annual of Textual Studies

Author: W. S. Hillis

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 762

TEXT 12 brings a substantial focus on international perspectives on textual theory and practice, with essays including Pierre-Marc De Biasi's examination of the questions surrounding manuscript editions, "Editing Manuscripts: Toward a Typology of Recent French Genetic Editions, 1980-1995" and Alberto Varvaro's "The 'New Philology' from the Italian Perspective" as well as Bodo Plachta's discussion of questions in German scholarly editing. Other highlights include Kathryn Sutherland's investigation of the importance of punctuation to meaning, using Jane Austen's Mansfield Park as a case study and Andrew Durking's exploration "The Self-Playing Piano as a Site for Textual Criticism." Review essays and book reviews in this volume take on recent contributions to the textual and editorial scholarship of Yeats, Shakespeare, and Dickinson, among others. W. Speed Hill is Professor of English, Lehman College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Edward M. Burns is Professor of English, William Patterson College. Peter Shillingsburg is Associate Director of Graduate Studies and Research, Lamar University. TEXT 12 brings a substantial focus on international perspectives on textual theory and practice, with essays including Pierre-Marc De Biasi's examination of the questions surrounding manuscript editions, "Editing Manuscripts: Toward a Typology of Recent French Genetic Editions, 1980-1995" and Alberto Varvaro's "The 'New Philology' from the Italian Perspective" as well as Bodo Plachta's discussion of questions in German scholarly editing. Other highlights include Kathryn Sutherland's investigation of the importance of punctuation to meaning, using Jane Austen's Mansfield Park as a case study and Andrew Durking's exploration "The Self-Playing Piano as a Site for Textual Criticism." Review essays and book reviews in this volume take on recent contributions to the textual and editorial scholarship of Yeats, Shakespeare, and Dickinson, among others. W. Speed Hill is Professor of English, Lehman College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Edward M. Burns is Professor of English, William Patterson College. Peter Shillingsburg is Associate Director of Graduate Studies and Research, Lamar University.

Reader's Guide to Literature in English

Author: Mark Hawkins-Dady

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 1010

View: 353

Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.