Snow In Midsummer

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Snow In Midsummer

Author : Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig
ISBN : 9781350068087
Genre : Performing Arts
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Men in this town were born with mouths that can right wrongs with a few words. Why are you too timid to speak? As she is about to be executed for a murder she didn't commit, young widow Dou Yi vows that, if she is innocent, snow will fall in midsummer and a catastrophic drought will strike. Three years later, a businesswoman visits the parched, locust-plagued town to take over an ailing factory. When her young daughter is tormented by an angry ghost, the new factory owner must expose the injustices Dou Yi suffered before the curse destroys every living thing. A contemporary re-imagining by acclaimed playwright Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig of one of the most famous classical Chinese dramas, which breathes new life into this ancient story, haunted by centuries of retelling. The world premiere of Snow in Midsummer on 23 February 2017 at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon, launched the RSC's Chinese Translations Project, a cultural exchange bringing Chinese classics to a contemporary Western audience. This edition has been republished for the American premiere at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in June 2018 and includes a brand new afterword by Joshua Chambers-Letson.
Category: Performing Arts

Midsummer Snowballs

Author : Andy Goldsworthy
ISBN : UOM:39015047461119
Genre : Art
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The only book to document artist Andy Goldsworthy's most astonishing & largest ephemeral work to date -- thirteen huge snowballs, each weighing about a ton -- removed from the wilderness & placed on the streets of London in a unique symbolic confrontation.
Category: Art

A Midsummer Night S Dream

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 0954432584
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Canadians have enjoyed a long history of encounters with Shakespeare, from the visual arts to creative new adaptations, from traditional and nontraditional interpretations to distinguished critical scholarship. We have in over two centuries remade Shakespeare in ways that are distinctly Canadian. The Oxford Shakespeare Made in Canada series offers a unique vantage on these histories of production and encounter with attention to accessibility and presentation. These editions explore how a given country can inform the interpretation and pedagogy associated with individual plays. Canadians, or more properly British North Americans from both Upper and Lower Canada, have been interacting with Shakespeare since no less than the 1760s in a tradition that is at once rich and robust, indigenous and international. The Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare project at the University of Guelph has created a multimedia database of hundreds of adaptations, developed from Guelph's world-class theatre archives and a host of independent sources that reflect on a long tradition - from pre-Confederation times and heading vibrantly into the future - of playing Shakespeare in Canada. These are the first editions of the plays of William Shakespeare to place key insights from the world's best scholarship alongside the specific contexts associated with a dynamic Canadian tradition of productions and adaptations. Specially research images, never printed before, from a range of Canadian productions of Shakespeare will be featured in every play In additional to a scholarly edition of the playtext complete with original new annotation, these books will include both short introductions by noted scholars and prefaces by well-known Canadians who have experience with Shakespeare. In addition, each play will include act and scene summaries, dramatis personal, and recommended reading/resources.
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Injustice To Tou O Tou O Y An

Author : Shih Chung-Wen
ISBN : 0521082285
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A study and translation of Tou O Yüan, a traditional Chinese drama by Kuan Hanch'ing, the leading playwright of the Yüan period (1279-1368). The play remained a popular favourite and is still performed in the Peking opera theatres in a revised version, under the title Snow in Midsummer. In her very full introduction Professor Shih discusses the literary and historical background to the play - the language and conventions of Yüan drama and its remarkable emergence under Mongol rule. The format used for the play itself represents an innovation in the presentation of materials for the students of Chinese literature and language. Each section of text (in Chinese characters) has an interlinear transliteration and literal translation, with a free translation, notes and commentary on the facing page.
Category: Literary Criticism

Deadly Injustice

Author : Ian Morson
ISBN : 9781780101279
Genre : Fiction
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A Nick Zuliani Mystery set in Kubilai Khan’s court - Cathay, 1268. Nick Zuliani, Venetian adventurer and newly appointed Investigator to the Mongol Emperor, is sent to investigate a murder in a remote town. But Nick soon realizes that he has been sent on an impossible mission by a deadly rival – for a girl has confessed to the crime and is due to be beheaded. If Nick uncovers the truth, and saves her life, he risks undermining the local Mongol governor, with terrible diplomatic consequences. He will have to use all his wiles if he is to escape the trap laid for him.
Category: Fiction

Similes Dictionary

Author : Elyse Sommer
ISBN : 9781578594696
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Whether it invokes hard work or merely a hen-house, a good simile is like a good picture—it's worth a thousand words. Packed with more than 16,000 imaginative, colorful phrases—from “abandoned as a used Kleenex” to “quiet as an eel swimming in oil”—the Similes Dictionary will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find just the right saying, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Your thoughts will never be "as tedious as a twice-told tale" or "dry as the Congressional Record." Choose from elegant turns of phrases “as useful as a Swiss army knife” and “varied as expressions of the human face”. Citing more than 2,000 sources—from the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H. L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television shows—the Similes Dictionary covers hundreds of subjects broken into thematic categories that include topics such as virtue, anger, age, ambition, importance, and youth, helping you find the fitting phrase quickly and easily. Perfect for setting the atmosphere, making a point, or helping spin a tale with economy, intelligence, and ingenuity, the vivid comparisons found in this collection will inspire anyone.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Chinese Drama

Author : Manuel D. Lopez
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041259479
Genre : Performing Arts
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Includes a classified, annotated, interdisciplinary bibliography in English of articles, books, chapters, theses, and dissertations concerning all aspects of Chinese drama from its shamanistic origins to 1985, as well as references both to Chinese plays in English translation and to commentary.
Category: Performing Arts

Women S Poetry Of The 1930s A Critical Anthology

Author : Jane Dowson
ISBN : 9781134790548
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Where were the women of the so-called `Auden Generation'?During this era of rapidly changing gender roles,social values and world politics,women produced a rich variety of poetry.But until now their work has largely been lost or ignored;in Women's Poetry of the 1930s Jane Dowson finally redresses the balance and recovers women's place in the literary history of the interwar years.This comprehensive and beautifully edited collection includes: *Previously uncollected poems by authors such as Winifred Holtby and Naomi Mitchison *Poems which are now out of print,such as those by Vita Sackville-West and Frances Cornford *Poems previously neglected by poets including Ann Ridler and Sylvia Townsend Warner *An extensive critical introduction and individual biographies of each poet Poetry lovers,students and scholars alike will find Women's Poetry of the 1930s an invaluable resource and a collection to treasure.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Norton Anthology Of Drama Introduction Drama And Theater A Short History Of Theater Greek Theater Roman Theater Classical Indian Theater Classical Chinese Theater Classical Japanese Theater Medieval European Theater Theater In Early Modern Europe 1500 1700 English Theater 1576 1642 Spanish Theater 1580 1700 French Theater 1630 1700 English Theater 1660 1700 Eighteenth Century Theater Romanticism And Melodrama 1800 1880 Modern Theater 1880 1945 Postwar Theater 1945 1970 Contemporary Theater Reading Drama Imagining Theater

Author : J. Ellen Gainor
ISBN : 0393932818
Genre : Drama
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The most comprehensive and distinctive collection of its kind, The Norton Anthology of Drama offers sixtyfive major plays--including three twentieth-century plays not available in any other drama anthology--the most carefully prepared introductions, annotations, and play texts, and a convenient two-volume, one-column format for ease of reading and carrying. Less expensive than rival anthologies, The Norton Anthology of Drama is also the best value--a book that students will keep long after the class is over.
Category: Drama

The Reader S Encyclopedia Of World Drama

Author : Edward Gassner
ISBN : UOM:39015066378285
Genre : Drama
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A comprehensive reference work which covers the drama of all five continents from its origins to the present.
Category: Drama