In this essential collection of Andrei Platonov's plays, the noted Platonov translator Robert Chandler edits and introduces The Hurdy-Gurdy (translated by Susan Larsen), Fourteen Little Red Huts (translated by Chandler), and Grandmother's Little Hut (translated by Jesse Irwin). Written in 1930 and 1933, respectively, The Hurdy-Gurdy and Fourteen Little Red Huts constitute an impassioned and penetrating response to Stalin's assault on the Soviet peasantry. They reflect the political urgency of Bertolt Brecht and anticipate the tragic farce of Samuel Beckett but play out through dialogue and characterization that is unmistakably Russian. This volume also includes Grandmother's Little Hut, an unfinished play that represents Platonov's later, gentler work.
A Dream Play (Swedish: Ett drömspel) was written in 1901 by the Swedish playwright August Strindberg. It was first performed in Stockholm on 17 April 1907. It remains one of Strindberg's most admired and influential dramas, seen as an important precursor to both dramatic Expressionism and Surrealism. The primary character in the play is Agnes, a daughter of the Vedic god Indra. She descends to Earth to bear witness to problems of human beings. She meets about 40 characters, some of them having a clearly symbolical value (such as four deans representing theology, philosophy, medicine, and law). After experiencing all sorts of human suffering (for example poverty, cruelty, and the routine of family life), the daughter of gods realizes that human beings are to be pitied. - Summary by WikipediaCast List:The Daughter of Indra (Agnes); Voice of the Women (+ All); The Crew: Amanda FridayThe Officer (+All in III): Ron AltmanThe Lawyer; All Right-Minded: Chuck WilliamsonThe Poet: Lucy PerryThe Voice of Indra: om123The Glazier; Voice of the Men, Tenor and Bass (+All); The Crew: alanmapstoneThe Father; He (+All); The Second Coalheaver; Dean of Philosophy: ToddHWThe Mother: Margaret EspaillatLena: Rebecca Braunert-PlunkettThe Portress; The Wife; The Gentleman: CaprishaPageThe Billposter: EccentricOwlVictoria (also "A Woman's Voice from Above"); She (+All): Elizabeth KlettThe Ballet Girl; Voice of the Children (+All); The Crew: Frances BrownThe Male Chorus Singer; The Boy (+All the Boys): Libby GohnThe Prompter; The Blind Man (+All): Mary JThe Policeman; The Husband; Dean of Jurisprudence: Arnaldo MachadoChristine; The First Coalheaver: KHandThe Master of Quarantine (+All in Act II): Zachary Brewster-GeiszThe Pensioner (+ All); The Naval Officer; Dean of Theology: Prachi PendseThe Maids; The Lady; Don Juan: WoollyBeeEdith; Dean of Medicine: Anna SimonThe Teacher: SavannahLord Chancellor: Josh KirshNarrator: Sarah TerryEdited by Chuck Williamson
This beautiful, giftable collection celebrates the beauty and the agony of love through classic poems, stories, and letters from beloved writers.Because it defines human existence, love is one of art’s favorite subjects. Timeless Love: Poems, Stories, and Letters celebrates the mysterious nature of love and passion by bringing together classic works by beloved writers through the ages.
Including stories, poems, and letters from Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barret Browning, John Keats, Edith Wharton, and more, this collection explores how each love is singular—yet love itself is universal. Hand-selected and presented in a lovely, gift-worthy package, Timeless Love will make a romantic, thoughtful gift for the reader in your life or the perfect addition to a collector’s shelf.
Scene 1. Valentine prepares to leave Verona for Milan. He is exasperated by his friend Proteus who
remains “dully sluggardized at home,” unwilling to leave his beloved Julia. Proteus has charged
Speed, Valentine’s servant, with delivering a letter to Julia, but has received no reply.
Scene 2. Julia’s waiting-woman, Lucetta, favours Proteus among her mistress’s suitors. Although Julia
claims to have no interest in Proteus, once alone, she reveals that she is far from indifferent to him.
Scene 3. Concerned at Proteus’s lack of experience of the world, his father Antonio orders him to
leave for the Emperor's court at Milan the following day.
Scene 1. Much to Speed’s disgust, Valentine is passionately in love with Silvia, the Duke of Milan’s
daughter. She has asked Valentine to write some verses for one she loves, but when she tells him that
they are meant for him, he does not believe her.
Scene 2. Proteus is leaving for the Emperor’s court; he and Julia exchange rings as a token of fidelity.
Scene 3. Launce, Proteus’s servant, is unhappy about leaving Verona. Panthino urges him to hurry
aboard his master’s boat.
This year is the 200th anniversary of Dickens' birth. This is the second volume; the first volume of short works - fiction, essays, poetry and speeches, previously unrecorded for LibriVox, was catalogued on Dickens' birthday, February 7th 2012, and further volumes followed during the anniversary year. (Summary by Ruth Golding)
Five years have passed since the legendary Perseus defeated the evil Gorgon Medusa, killed the Kraken and assumed the crown of Argos. Things seemed idyllic throughout the kingdom and the news of an heir put the citizens in a celebratory mood. Yet lurking in the shadows is the one being in Argos simmering with hate and discontent. Calibus, once thought dead, was let out of the Underworld by Hades and looks to take his revenge on the Pretender and his family. Perseus stole his bride, stole his position, stole Zeus' favor, stole his life and now Calibus looks to take it all back. With the news that a baby boy was born to Perseus and Andromeda, he is chilling that dish of revenge.
"You cannot burn awayWhat has always been aflame"
Wild Embers explores the fire that lies within every soul, weaving words around ideas of feeling at home in your own skin, allowing yourself to heal, and learning to embrace your uniqueness with love from the universe.
Featuring rewritten fairytale heroines, goddess wisdom, and poetry that burns with revolution, this collection is an explosion of femininity, empowerment, and personal growth.
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