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The School for Scandal

THE STORY: Sir Peter Teazle, a middle-aged, wealthy bachelor, has recently married a pretty maid from the country. Suddenly thrust into London's high society, the young and frivolous Lady Teazle finds herself a willing member of a vicious, scandal-

The Social Significance of Modern Drama

The Modern Drama, as all modern literature, mirrors the complex struggle of life... -Emma Goldman, in the Foreword With her reputation as a political radical, it is often forgotten that much of Emma Goldman's activism was rooted in the arts. As a member of The Progressive Stage Society, a founding force in the experimental theater movement, and through her work as a theatrical manager herself, she moved in quite artistic circles. And in these 1914 essays, adapted from a lecture series, she turned her passionate and philosophical eye on the stage, blending social commentary and theatrical criticism as she dissects: Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and An Enemy of the People August Strindberg's Miss Julie and Comrades Edmond Rostand's Chantecler George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession and Major Barbara William Butler Yeats's Where There Is Nothing Anton Chekhov's The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard Leonid Andreyev's King Hunger and others from Scandinavia, Germany, France, England, Ireland, and Russia who were the "social iconoclasts" of her time... and ours. Also available from Cosimo Classics: Anarchism and Other Essays, by Emma Goldman. Anarchist and feminist EMMA GOLDMAN (1869-1940) is one of the towering figures in global radicalism of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Lithuania, she emigrated to the United States as a teenager, was deported in 1919 for her criticism of the U.S. military draft in World War I, and died in Toronto after a globetrotting life. An early advocate of birth control, women's rights, and workers unions, she was an important and influential figure in such far-flung geopolitical events as the Russian Revolution and the Spanish Civil War. Amongher many books are My Disillusionment in Russia (1925) and Living My Life (1931).

The True History of Tom & Jerry

or, The Day and Night Scenes, of Life in London from the Start to the Finish!

The Well of the Saints – a Play

This antiquarian volume contains J. M. Synge's 1910 play, "The Well of the Saints". It is a play in three acts that was first performed at the Abbey Theatre in 1905, four years before its author's death. It centres on Martin and Mary Doul, two blind beggars who have been convinced by their fellow townsfolk that they are attractive, when in actuality they are hideously ugly. After being cured of their blindness by a saint, they realise their mistakes and become disgusted by the sight of each other. Edmund John Millington Synge (1871 - 1909) was an Irish poet, prose writer, and playwright. He was an influential figure in the Irish Literary Revival and co-founded the Abbey Theatre. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Theatrical and Circus Life

Secrets of the Stage, Green-Room and Sawdust Arena

Tirso De Molina: Three Plays Newly Translated–Don Juan

The Jackal of Seville; A Sinner Saved, a Saint Damned; And the Timid Young Man at the Palace Gate

Trelawny of the “Wells”: A Comedietta in Four Acts

“Trelawny of The “Wells”: A Comedietta in Four Acts” by Arthur Wing Pinero. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes

Wilhelm Meisters Theatralische Sendung, Lehrjahre and Wanderjahre

Wilhelm Meisters theatralische Sendung: Im Roman wird das Verhalten des Schauspielers zum Rollentext, zum Ensemble und zum B?hnenst?ck ausgiebig durchgespielt. Die Konfrontation des B?hnenautors mit seinem Stoff, mit der Schauspielertruppe, auch mit dem Publikum und besonders mit der b?rgerlichen und feudalen Gesellschaft des 18. Jahrhunderts nimmt breiten Raum im Romantext ein. Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre: In die Fu?stapfen der Aufkl?rer Diderot und Voltaire tretend, verk?ndet Goethe das Recht des freien B?rgers auf allseitige Bildung. Mit der Ironie des auktorialen Erz?hlers f?gt er ein buntes Lebensmosaik zusammen, dessen literarische Steinchen unter anderem auch aus lyrischen Einsprengseln und einer umfassenden Lebensbeichte bestehen. Friedrich Schlegel schreibt ?ber Goethes Meister im Jahre 1798: "Wir sehen auch, da? diese Lehrjahre eher jeden andern zum t?chtigen K?nstler oder zum t?chtigen Mann bilden wollen und bilden k?nnen, als Wilhelmen selbst. Nicht dieser oder jener Mensch sollte erzogen, sondern die Natur, die Bildung selbst sollte in mannichfachen Beispielen dargestellt, und in einfache Grunds?tze zusammengedr?ngt werden." Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre gilt als die pers?nlichste aller Goethe'schen Dichtungen. Den zentralen Begriff seiner Ethik, den Verzicht auf Niederes zugunsten H?herem, hat Goethe definiert: "Unser physisches sowohl als geselliges Leben, Sitten, Gewohnheiten, Weltklugheit, Philosophie, Religion, ja so manches zuf?llige Ereignis, alles ruft uns zu, da? wir entsagen sollen... Diese schwere Aufgabe jedoch zu l?sen, hat die Natur den Menschen mit reichlicher Kraft, T?tigkeit und Z?higkeit ausgestattet."