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La Casa De' Colli by Marco Cima

By Marco Cima

“The brothers stood for hours in silence, having a look prior to the send, as if the US might unexpectedly look prior to their eyes. And certainly it did look after they least anticipated it.”

These farmer’s sons from the Italian Piedmont, who depart domestic for experience and for financial cause, are significant characters in a real tale of a family members disrupted by means of emigration. Their American adventure takes them to mining cities within the Midwest and much West throughout the turbulent years of the overdue nineteenth century. Their stories replicate the emotional and social upheaval of the days.

Equally very important are the relatives who stay within the Canavese Mountains. they create on with their lives and adventure the thrill and struggles attribute of conventional village society.

While recounting the problems of the character’s lives, the writer additionally bargains with their complicated emotional makeup: their disillusionment, resentment, resignation and wish. specifically, their love, that is able to destroying a whole relatives.

Marco Cima recounts his tale in a completely researched global of farming, mining and ethnography. the result's a common story of individuals stuck up within the social and emotional results of emigration of the past due nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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Snow In Midsummer (Modern Plays) by Guan Hanquing

By Guan Hanquing

Men during this city have been born with mouths that could correct wrongs with a couple of phrases. Why are you too timid to speak?

As she is ready to be achieved for a homicide she did not dedicate, younger widow Dou Yi vows that, if she is blameless, snow will fall in midsummer and a catastrophic drought will strike.

Three years later, a businesswoman visits the parched, locust-plagued city to take over an ill manufacturing unit. while her younger daughter is laid low with an offended ghost, the recent manufacturing facility proprietor needs to divulge the injustices Dou Yi suffered sooner than the curse destroys each dwelling factor.

A modern re-imagining by way of acclaimed playwright Frances-Ya Chu Cowhig of 1 of the main recognized classical chinese language dramas, which breathes new existence into this old tale, haunted by way of centuries of retelling.

The international finest of Snow in Midsummer on 23 February 2017 on the Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon, introduced the RSC's chinese language Translations venture, a cultural trade bringing chinese language classics to a latest Western audience.

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The Contrast: Manners, Morals, and Authority in the Early by Cynthia A. Kierner

By Cynthia A. Kierner

“The Contrast“, which premiered at manhattan City's John road Theater in 1787, used to be the 1st American play played in public via a qualified theater corporation. The play, written by way of New England-born, Harvard-educated, Royall Tyler used to be well timed, humorous, and intensely renowned. whilst the play seemed in print in 1790, George Washington himself seemed on the head of its checklist of 1000s of subscribers.

Reprinted right here with annotated footnotes through historian Cynthia A. Kierner, Tyler’s play explores the talk over manners, morals, and cultural authority within the many years following American Revolution. Did the yankee colonists' rejection of monarchy in 1776 suggest they need to abolish all eu social traditions and hierarchies? What different types of etiquette, amusements, and models have been applicable and invaluable? most vital, to be a kingdom, did americans have to distinguish themselves from Europeans—and, if that is so, how?

Tyler used to be no longer the one American wondering those questions, and Kierner situates the play in its broader ancient and cultural contexts. an intensive advent presents readers with a historical past on lifestyles and politics within the usa in 1787, while american citizens have been in the course of nation-building. The e-book additionally incorporates a part with choices from modern letters, essays, novels, behavior books, and public files, which discuss problems with the era.

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An American Recipe For Madness by Larry Barrett

By Larry Barrett

within the 1950’s, a lonely younger girl will get evicted from her parent’s domestic for having sexual kinfolk along with her mother’s more youthful brother Kenneth. She really believes they're going to spend their time jointly during this new city at the south facet of Chicago, yet Kenneth has different plans and in exactly a brief interval, she sees him not more. Naïve and lonely, Felicia Grover reaches out to Robert and offers every thing in an try and preserve a guy. Their union brings into this global, an ideal mixture of “her” naivety and frustrations and “his” unabashed disdain for the area and it population within the type of a tender murderer.

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The Grandkid by John Lazarus

By John Lazarus

Julius Rothstein and his granddaughter Abby have enjoyed one another from contrary ends of Canada for the reason that Abby used to be born. yet now, authorized as a freshman scholar on the collage the place Julius teaches, Abby is relocating in with him to be just about institution and to maintain her newly widowed grandfather corporation. the 2 needs to negotiate a brand new courting as housemates and pals, this means that facing problems with early life and age, paintings and play, activism and apathy, homework and center assaults, and people 3 tough themes: intercourse, politics, and religion.

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More Than A Fraction: Based On A True Story by Kerri Moseley-Hobbs

By Kerri Moseley-Hobbs

in keeping with a real tale, rediscover a rare tale with traditional roots. Thomas and Othello Fraction are brothers and most sensible pals who had heard, and permit not anyone put out of your mind that they have been descendants of an African nobleman whose tribal scars seemed like tiger stripes. yet right here they have been in the USA, thought of three-fifths anyone, and battling battles: one for the country and one for themselves. learn the tale that leads as much as a “guns drawn” standoff, and find out how the Fraction family members got here to the United States, contributed to the Civil battle, survived homicide makes an attempt on their lives, and finally settle open air of Blacksburg, Virginia as southern refugees.

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African Legends, Myths, and Folktales for Readers Theatre by Anthony D. Fredericks

By Anthony D. Fredericks

Teachers are always searching for fabrics that may improve their experiences of cultures around the globe. With this new ebook, writer, Tony Fredericks and illustrator, Bongaman, current readers theatre scripts in keeping with conventional African folklore. performs are equipped by means of sector and pointed out through nation. integrated are stories from Algeria to Zambia and all components in among. This identify includes heritage details for lecturers on each one African state incorporated in addition to guideline and presentation feedback. the explanation and position of readers theatre in literacy guide is mentioned and extra assets for extending reports of African folklore are incorporated. Grades 4-8.

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Monologues for Actors of Color: Women by Roberta Uno

By Roberta Uno

Actors of color desire the easiest speeches to illustrate their abilities and hone their craft. Roberta Uno has rigorously chosen monologues that signify African-American, local American, Latino, and Asian-American identities. every one monologue comes with an creation and notes at the characters and level instructions to set the scene for the actor.



This new version now contains extra of the main fascinating and finished playwrights to have emerged over the 15 years because the Monologues for Actors of Color books have been first released, from new, leading edge expertise to Pulitzer winners.

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On a First Name Basis by Norm Foster

By Norm Foster

David, a winning novelist with writer's block, has got a few devastating information he is stored to himself. Lucy, his housekeeper of twenty-eight years, has her personal mystery that she's afraid to confess. As Lucy is on the point of finish her shift, David invitations her to stick and feature a drink, inquisitive about the lady who is been tending to his apartment these kinds of years. yet because the evening units in and the beverages begin to move, secrets and techniques show themselves, for larger or worse.

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THE HOLLYWOOD CAVALCADE: Three Plays About Tinseltown by Michael B. Druxman

By Michael B. Druxman

THE HOLLYWOOD CAVALCADE is the 3rd anthology of performs from THE HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS collection.

Unlike the former volumes, the trilogy of performs during this providing bargains with numerous those that I met in the course of my years within the movie neighborhood or bought to understand. certainly, my encounters with Edward G. Robinson, Lon Chaney, Jr. and Frank Sinatra at a variety of express enterprise services could have been short, yet I had a number of conferences and dealings with George Raft and John Carradine, and in 1979, I designed a exposure crusade for Mickey Rooney, which led to the actor receiving an Oscar nomination for THE BLACK STALLION.

ROBINSON & RAFT explores the contentious courting among actors from completely various backgrounds who have been one of the screen’s superior “tough guys”. The play is determined within the mid-1950s while either performer’s careers have been at a low ebb. Edward G. Robinson has been “blacklisted” through the HUAC and, after the assassination of “Bugsy” Siegel, George Raft’s connections with Mob figures have eventually stuck up with him. Now, either actors needs to come to a decision in the event that they are looking to interact back in A BULLET FOR JOEY, a movie which may revitalize their careers.

In THE final MONSTERS, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi and John Carradine assemble jointly in 1956 to seem within the BLACK SLEEP, the ultimate gesture to the vintage horror motion pictures of the Thirties and Nineteen Forties. Now, because the trio waits at the set to behave out their short, secondary roles, previous resentments, own frustrations and insecurities upward thrust to the outside, wreaking havoc on a bothered photo that's already in the back of schedule.

AVA & HER men, set in 1966, unearths a fearful Ava Gardner ensconced in a bungalow on the Beverly Hills resort, fending off violent actor George C. Scott, who has been stalking her. Now, with a drink in her hand, she revisits the lifestyles offerings she’s made, in addition to her relationships with former husbands Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw and Frank Sinatra; billionaire Howard Hughes and different males who've introduced her to this fragile moment.

The performs make the most of uncomplicated costumes and props, and are designed to be staged on a unmarried environment with shifts in lights to indicate adjustments in time and place.

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